Saturday, August 27, 2011

New Blog

I've found a new blog to follow, Kaysi is awesome at all things crafty! Her blog is awesome and she has agreed to do a Mary Kay giveaway with me on her blog, so be sure to hop over for a chance to win a free Satin Hands Set by Mary Kay. It's awesome-trust me!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Recipes 2

If you are thinking, mmm, this looks familiar, then you saw my Recipes 1 post back in spring. My husband and I have our last wedding of the year (this will be #5, 3 that he has been in) coming up next week. This is a part of their gift (I'm still contemplating the other part). The colors are much more 'true' on the second picture.

The light pink and green in the patterned paper are very close to her wedding colors--I guess their wedding colors, but I'm pretty sure he didn't choose them :)

Since I've done this project before, please see my previous post for all the details on how it was made and who's free SVG files I used~because they were all free :) Really the only thing I did differently was used a VersaMark Pen to wet emboss (rather than a VersaMark Ink Pad), it just made it less 'messy' and I put rhinestones on the letters. For those of you without a cutting machine, you can replicate this easily. Follow the above link, click on the tutorial. I only used my cricut to decorate, so it can easily be done without!


One of the neat things about this is I share one or two of our favorite recipes for each section, so the newlyweds get tried and true (and easy!) recipes.

Its been awhile since I've done any challenges but here goes:
All Sorts- anything but a card
Do You Stack Up- Emboss it- I wet and dry embossed!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A different type

A different type of creativity. This summer I've been being creative in coming up with things for the family I nannied for. This is one of the activities we did that was super fun. Edible Playdough! Yes, I know, not typically what you see here. But it was loads of fun and when the kids ate it, I didn't have to worry about it (and it is quite yummy, actually)!

Using everyday cooking items to enhance the fun!
Looking for a recipe? It is super easy! 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup honey. Mix together. More powdered sugar can be added if it isn't "doughy" enough (I think I added a bit more).

The only downfall to this recipe is that it becomes sticky if played with too long. I recommend chilling in the fridge for a half hour before letting the kids play, they could play much longer this way :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Challenge

There is a New Challenge over at Paper This and That-perfect theme for August-Back to School. Check it out HERE!