"The Best Gifts have a Personal Touch"

Friday, February 27, 2009

She is 3 already!!!

Well my baby is officially 3 years. I have to step back and ask myself where does the time go. It was just yesterday I was in the hospital room with my hubz and now look.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here it is

My little girl is turning 3 and I have planned to bake her a cake. I have never made a cake from scratch before, I have always relied on Better Crocker and Pilsbury but.....NO MORE!!

I made my first cake from scratch and I also decided that with all the resources around me (Internet) I learned how to use fondant. Well it is not as difficult as I thought and with enough practice I will get better and be able to apply different techniques and maybe start selling my cakes.

Here is a picture of my 1st masterpiece. The first picture is the cake with just buttercream frosting. The 2nd picture is the finished product. :

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Been Busy

I took advantage that my DH had to do the brakes on my car Saturday and took my DD to my craft room gave her some crayons and i began to create. I needed to make a card for DH from me and a card from DD to DH.

I love the group SonicFlood, they sing a favorite song of mine titled I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever. I used my embossing folder Allegro and colored in the music notes with a black marker. Layers the card and punched it using my Fiskars Leave it to weaver. I had some red ribbon that I just threaded through the holes. On the inside I die cut the music notes with my cuttlebug and heat embossed the lips. The sentiment was hand written. Here is the final product:
Next I needed to make a card from DD. My DH refers to my DD as his bunny so shopping at Michael's I found a Studio G 1.00 stamp with this cute little girl bunny and the phrase Some Bunny Loves You. I thought this was perfect. So I grab some scraps I had laying around and stamped and colored the bunny and here is Oli's card to her daddy

I also altered some 1.00 mailboxes that I bought at Target. I thought they were going to be hard to pretty up but I was wrong. Once I started I couldn't stop. I made one for DD, 1 for DH and 1 for my younger cousin that is coming to my house today. The only thing that was a little tricky was fitting the paper over the flag. I needed a circle punch but I don't have 1 so I did the best that I could with my cropadile. Here are my mailboxes:

I had such a good time crafting and everyone loved their gifts. Please feel free to comment. HOPE your Valentines day was filled with happiness and LOVE and as always

Live ~Laugh ~Love ~Craft....Be Creative

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Baby Girl Name Frame

I was asked by my SIL to make a Name frame for her BF's niece. I really enjoy making these. The theme is winnie the pooh and I bought this cartridge on Black Friday for 29.99 so I was very glad I finally had the chance to break it in. I really hope that my DSIL likes it but I hope the reciever of the gift baby Jila likes her new name frame.
Here it is please feel free to leave me comments.

As always Go out enjoy your day and Be Creative. <3

Monday, February 2, 2009

Family Frame

I was inspired by fellow crafters on a message board that I frequent and was inspired to alter a frame of my family name and I think it turned out great. I hope to make a few more to sell at local craft fairs. Here is a couple of pictures: