Saturday, April 30, 2011

Snow Cone Card Design

A fellow member from one of my groups did a shout out for help because her daughter, who started her own snow cone business, wanted and needed a business card and/or sign holder.  I love playing with graphics so gave it a go and came up with this.  I just did the background so her daughter can customize it any way she likes.  What do you think?

Her daughter loved it and she will be using it for her business.  I'm so happy I helped and that she liked my work.

 BTW... Sorry I had to put my name across the bottom.  I just didn't want anyone taking it and using it for themselves when someone is using it for their business already.  I did try keep my name soft so you can see the whole graphic.  What she received, of course, did not contain my name across the snow cones.


Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Couple and their kiss

What a fairy tale!  I remember when Princess Diana and Prince Charles were married and on that balcony...their kiss.  Now their son has followed their footsteps and how beautiful it was.  I'm sure Princess Diana would be so proud of her son.



Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Cake Basket

This is an Easter Cake Basket that I made for our family Easter gathering.
I got the idea from here but I added a basket handle with a flower accent to make it look more like a basket.  The handle is made from a cereal box that I wrapped with pink streamers.  The icing was just spread smoothly across and sideways on the cake then I "scratched" patterns across the sides using a fork to mimick a woven basket.

Below is the middle of the basket cake where I added green grass (green colored icing), a few peeps and hershey eggs. 

The inside of my cake has 2 layers and was colored by taking the white cake mix, separating it into several bowls and adding different food coloring to each mix.  Then pour a little of each color slowly into the pan, even layering it on top of each other.  I got the recipe idea from here
And here's the result...

It was yummy!!!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Peeps for my Peeps

My lil' man was responsible for bringing in peeps for his class.  Easy enough, right?  Well, we couldn't just give them just a box - how boring!  So we repackaged them and put a cute bag topper.  Doesn't that look so much cuter?  Here's a close up of the bag topper....

I found the topper at the eighteen25 blog.  Best thing is that they are sharing it for free!!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Candy Necklace

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope all of you had a great day.

My lil' man and I created candy necklaces to give out to his classmates as Easter presents.  It was so easy to create. 

HOW TO:  All you need is candy, cling wrap, and curling ribbon.  Just pull a long piece of cling wrap across your table, place candies on the wrap leaving space in between so you can tie it off there, fold over the cling wrap, cut curling ribbon in various lengths and tie it in between the candies.  Once secure, take each end of the cling wrap, bring it together and tie a knot.  And there you have a candy necklace.

My lil' man wearing all the candy necklaces he was
passing out to his classmates.

Don't they look just yummy?

Hope you enjoyed.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Beaded Flower Hair Pin

These are a few beaded flower hair pins that I created for my daughter to decorate her hair for her Junior Prom.

I entered them into another hair jewelry competition and, although, I didn't get first place, I did get 2nd place.  So not bad, right?  Regardless, I think they looked wonderful in her hair!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bottlecap Hairbows

My daughter has a birthday party to go to for the 1 year old niece of her boyfriend and she asked me to make up a gift for the little girl.  Since I am into bottlecaps right now, I thought to make something for her that incorporated the caps.  Well, necklace is out - too young.  Bookmark - well, she's not into reading alone yet and bookmarking pages.  So the next best thing... hairbows!  Hairbows with bottlecaps.  Woo-hoo!  But I couldn't use the regular bottlecaps because they may be sharp for her if she reaches up on her head, so I used the flattened bottlecaps and I think they look adorable!!!

Of course, I created the image on the caps (so much fun), created the bows, and put them all together.  The pink ribbon was really ugly by itself so I added a sheer ribbon on top and I think it made it look more classy.  The purple ribbon was also ugly by itself so I added some lace to the edges to give it more "umpfff".

I'm really liking the pink one.  The purple I'm not sure how I feel because it's kinda cute but kinda big.  I don't know.  What do you think?


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bottlecap Bookmark

I wanted to try something different, since I now know how to do the necklace.  So I attached the bottlecap onto a large paperclip and TA-DAH... a bookmark.

I again took my friend's daughter's school logo and embellished a bit.  I'm so loving designing the images for these bottlecaps!  The back of the bottlecap was kind of ugly alone so I covered it with a round pink foam to make it look more polished.

Cute, huh?


Friday, April 8, 2011

Bottlecap Necklace - I've been bitten by the bug

Somehow or another, I have been bitten by the bottlecap bug.  I just think they are so cute.  I know they have been around for a while and I'm probably a bit late jumping on the craze but better late than never.

I made the necklace for a daughter of an awesome friend.  Actually, I consider her daughter like my daughter too.  So I couldn't resist making my very first design just for her.  I took one of her school logos, edited and touched it up a bit, printed it out, padhered it to the bottlecap, applied the resin, punched the hole, inserted the jump ring, and attached it to the necklace.  Done!

It was fun making them... even more fun designing the images. I can't wait to do more and share it with you.


Monday, April 4, 2011

Vote 4 my Coca Cola Bling Necklace

So here I go again.  I entered another contest.  This time a jewelry contest.  Why?  Well, why not?  It's fun.

This is my Coca Cola "Bling" Necklace.  It's cut out using a sizzix, glued to a heavy cardboard in order to keep it's shape so it won't crumple so easily, sealed the top with a glaze to prevent scratches, and added a star to give it more bling.  What do you think?

If you like it and you are part of the Cafe Mom's Crafters in need of a 12 step program group, then please, please vote for me!!!  Voting is only open for 1 week and it started today.  There are 7 of us who submitted items and hopefully you'll vote for mine.  It's not the typical jewelry you see.  It's fun and funky - like me!!!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Oh No! - I WON!

Yes... you read it right.  I said Oh no!  Not because it's a bad thing to win but it's what the contest was about.

You see, there was this cute little contest over at Cafe Mom's Craft Corner Group where the person who listed the most craft supply items in their craft room would win.  Well, apparently, I had the most listed and so won.  So yay that I won but then what an eye opener.  I do have A LOT of craft supplies... but I love them all.  I guess you can say I'm a craft supply collector.  It's just that ... I like to keep lots of different supplies on hand because I just never know when I'll need them.  Good excuse, right?  LOL!  But here's the funny thing, no matter how much craft stuff I have, I just seem to never have enough because somehow I still manage to run out to purchase more things.  Yikes!

Anyway, I won another contest!  Woohoo!!!  If you're crafty or like to learn about crafts, and are a mommy, then come check out  There are TONS of different groups you can join.  I think you can join as well if you're a daddy.