Saturday, October 6, 2012

My little Fireman Cake

It was recently my sons 11th birthday and I had this cake mold that I forgot I had so I had to make it for him before he was too old for it LOL!!! It took about 3 hours to make the frosting and color and bag it all, but it came out great! He absolutely loved it and was so proud of me!! The flames on the base were so fun and easy and just added the finishing touch!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Give a little gift!

Here are some sour cream containers I made to hold some m&m's as a little thoughtful gift! They are super simple to make and are a unique shape that makes giving a gift simple and fun! I made them each a different size just to play! I also have been quilling abut with a kit that I've had for years! I quilled the heart to add to the gift tag!

Kitchen Towel Cake

My daughter and I went to a bridal shower and wanted to do something's what we did! We bought all of her kitchen towels on her registry both chocolate and plaids and then we bought brown ribbon and some red utensils from the $ store just to add a pop of color. The towels are wrapped around a roll of paper towels to give the cake some volume. We added a bottle of dish soap on top with a fan fold dish towel. I think it came out great and was a big hit at the shower!

A Fisherman Card

This is the card that I made for my father for Fathers day! I believe I found it on Pinterest! It was so quick and easy to make and we stuffed some rel lures in the pockets! Dad loved it!

In the Summertime!

Just some fun summer pics to share! We have done carnivals, festivals, pools, beaches, aquarium, water park...definitely a busy summer so far and we still have 5 weeks left!

Sweet Treats

My 8 year old daughter has been keeping me quite busy baking! Here are some sweet treats that we have done.....
We made sombrero cookies (found on Pinterest, of course) for cinqo de mayo at my sons school!
Then we made beautiful cross cookies for my daughters Communion! Thy were super simple and beautiful too!

My daughter received a Paula Deen cookbook from her grandparents and she made them a snickers pie! Now this really was a super simple recipe and the pie was awesome...we will definitely be making that for summer company!
Thanks for peeking and have a great day!!

Mini donuts

Hello! It has been forever since I've posted! I have done a few crafty things, but not much! While I'm not feeling well, I figured I would take the time to post a few things! Enjoy!

My daughter bought herself the mini donut maker machine! While I was very skeptic of how it would really work! They came out fabulous and it was super simple. We made the basic vanilla and chocolate ones! We iced them and dipped in sprinkles! Next on her list is the cupcake maker...well see how that goes! For now we are enjoying these fabulous mini donuts!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake!!

Hi there! Just popping in to share the dessert that I made for the kids tonight! I whipped up a homemade pound cake this afternoon! It is delicious! I found the recipe on Crumb and it is out of this world! My kids just love it, Samantha said "it's paradise!" and coming from Miss Picky, it must be true! Have a wonderful night!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi there! It's been a while! I have a card to share today! It I raining and dreary so I decided to scrap with my puppy at my feet! I made this card for a NSD cricut circle challenge. We had to incorporate cuts from both an older and a newer cartridge! The boy with butterfly image was cut using A Childs Year cartridge and grow was cut using the new Letter Envy Font. I also added the color black for the letters and shadow because I wanted a masculine feel to the card as it is for my son! The papers are all from Close To My Heart, the Dotty For You promo paper pack! You can check it out using my shopping cart button on the right side of my blog!
Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

For My Peeps!!!

Good afternoon!
My daughter had a Spring party at school today and of course I waited until the last minute to make cupcakes...truly last minute! I dyed the white canned frosting green and rolled them in green sprinkles (left over from St. Patrick's day) for the grass and I placed a yellow peep on top!
They came out so cute and the kids loved them!
Then I had to whip up these treat bags for my son's religion class that I teach! I put the treats (all from the $ store) in a clear lollipop bag and cut 4x 4 pattern paper folded in half and stapled them to the top of the bags! Super easy and quick! My printer is broken otherwise I would have put a happy Easter tag on them, but still cute the way they are!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Family Layout

Good morning!!  I have a layout to share today!  I used CTMH Stella papers, stamps, canvas stickers and the cricut Art Philosophy cartridge!
Close To My Heart products used:
X7147B Stella paper packet
X7147C Stella Complements Canvas Shapes
Z1685 Banners Dimensional Elements
Z1683 Mixed Shapes Dimensional Elements
Pemberley Workshop Stamp Set
Z2114 Cocoa Stamp pad
D1507 Urban Alphabet Stamps
cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
twine, stitching

I am so glad that I finally got to put this picture on a is 4 years old!  With using the CTMH products it was made in a snap!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!
Please feel free to stop by my Close To My Heart to view the current idea book for wonderful product like these used on my layout or for some fresh ideas!  Thanks!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Beautiful Blues!!

Good afternoon! Just thought I'd share 2 cards I made today before I have to pick my daughter up!
I used Close To My Heart Pemberley papers and My Acrylics Celebration stamps and Spring stamp set! I absolutely love CTMH products...I'm not just saying that either! Lol, I really love how their papers, ink and embellishments coordinate!
I made 2 different cards using the same
Flower stamp and I love how fast and easy they came together!


Friday, March 23, 2012

High Heel CUPCAKES!!!!

This has to be the cutest idea for a cupcake I have ever seen!!  Really!!!
My triplet nieces and nephew were celebrating their 12th birthday a couple weeks ago and I offered to make the cupcakes.  My mother bought me a cupcake book that had this idea in it (the reason she bought the book) and I just had to make them!!!  The book is called "Cupcakes, Cookies and Pie, Oh My!!" it is filled with awesome ideas that I can't wait to try!
So here they are..................................

I made each pair a little different and just used boxed cupcake mix, can frosting, sugar sprinkles, flower sprinkles,graham crackers, a stick cookie and a piece of gum....they were so simple and came out so great!  My nieces and my daughter were thrilled!!
Enjoy the day!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Simple and Pretty!!

Just the way we like it right??
I am a new Close To My Heart Consultant!! Honestly when I saw the kit and that you get a free circuit Art Philosophy cartridge kit...I was sold! I am so glad I signed on, I love the paper, stamps and most of all the cartridge!!
So while I was playing with the stamps, I made this pretty background paper (using the Card Word Puzzle stamp set) that I used to cut out the pillow box using the Art Philosophy cartridge! I also cut the roses and used the Lagoon CTMH stamp pad to color them! I added some brown ribbon and done ...a beautiful and simple gift idea! I also made a little note card to go with it!
To color the flowers, I cut them using the cricut and while they were still on the mat I used a sponge and Lagoon stamp pad and inked them. Then I peeled the flower shape and inked the back. I rolled the flower and glued it,. Simple and a very pretty embellishment !!
That's all for today! Enjoy!
If you would like to check out the product used for this project you can click the shopping cart icon on the right of my blog and it will take you to my CTMH page where you can view products and get great ideas and inspiration!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hair clip craze!!

My daughter got a hair clip kit for Christmas... The kind that is weaving ribbon and has dangling beads! It was a little difficult for her to do, so I started making some! Well my niece wore it to school and all of her friends wanted some. She thought she could charge $2 a clip and collected money. When her parents found out they made her return the money... Lol! So I made some clips and put them in little sheer bags! I made them for my nieces and daughters friends for Valentine's day! They were a huge hit!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day today!! I have been super busy with making cakes, valentine treats, cupcakes and cake pops!! My newest venture is the cake pops. I have been wanting to make them and today I did! They were super easy and so fun to do! I didn't get all fancy, just chocolate and sprinkles! The kids love them.... And so do I!!
My kids and my husband surprised me this morning with the Kindle Fire, which I am loving!! I am tech challenged so I am learning a little at a time!
Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs, Jeannine