Tuesday, June 22, 2010

computer crashed:(

lots of things to share when the new hard drive gets here!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

4th of July Must Haves!

With the 4th of July coming up so soon I thought I'd share with you some links to some of the things that I have found meandering through cyberspace that were definite essentials for your July 4th Barbecue! Check em out!

These Stars and Stripes Folding fans would be VERY appreciated by your guest, and make a nice favor!

These Firework Picks are SO adorable, and take any ordinary dish and turn it into a decoration!

If you have ever read this blog, then you know how much a cake/cup cakes mean to me!! These are SO cute and a total must have!
This CD would make for super fun karaoke, and GREAT video I'm sure!

This cooler is not only adorable AND convenient, but its deflatable which makes it easy to store for next year!
Don't forget to decorate yourself with something patriotic! Check out These super cute 4th of July earrings for only $5.00.

Hope this helps you get the patriotism flowing!  If you have any fun 4th of July party ideas please send them my way!! Thanks!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cake it pretty!!!

Want to learn how to make this Fathers day "fake cake" and get some fondant practice?? Check out the tutorial I did on Bird Crafts later today.
PS There is a GREAT give away attached to the post. DONT MISS OUT!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cake It Pretty!!

I am SOOOO excited to tell you all that I will be teaming up with BirdCrafts to start a new cake decorating series "Cake it Pretty"!!! I am thrilled that someone thinks enough of my cakes to even ask me to guest blog.  I can't promise that the cakes I will help you create will be the BEST or the MOST AMAZING cakes you will find.  But I think they're pretty great, and I will do my best to show you what I know, give you any and all tips, tricks, and mistakes that I have learned and made to make things easier on you, and help you to make Beautiful, Wonderful, and Delicious Creations!!  Please go check it out!! While you're over there you MUST look around Birdcrafts!! Her blog is wonderful and she has a ton of wonderful ideas, crafts, tutorials, party ideas, blog tips, etc.  Shes slightly amazing, and you'd regret it if you didn't!!

p.s. The first "Cake it Pretty" cake will have a Fathers Day theme...and soon!! Please be on the look out for it!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby shower gift!

I made this wall hanging as a baby shower gift for a friend of mine.  I didn't take any pics of it until right before the shower like the dork that I am.  Luckily it was super easy, so it should be easy to explain.
I found a 12"x12" wooden square at Michaels.  Some Cute fabric and a wooden K and acrylic paint at Hobby Lobby.  Some E-6000 Glue from Michaels. Some Ribbon.  A staple gun, and 1/4 and 1/2 inch staples. And spray adhesive.

First I sprayed the front of the square with spray adhesive and glued the fabric to it.  Then I stapled the excess fabric to the back of the square with the 1/4 inch staples so that it wouldnt go all the way through.  Then I painted the K green (which I had to make the proper color by mixing off white, lime green, and brown).  Then I glued the K on to the fabric with the E 6000 glue.  Then I stapled the K on from the back with the 1/2 inch staples.  Be very careful when stapling the K on that you done miss the K and just put holes in your fabric.  I then cut the ribbon to hang it from and stapled it to the back of the square.  Next I cut another square of fabric and folded the edges under so that it was just a bit smaller than the wooden square (about 11 1/2x11 1/2) I put it over the back of the square and covered all my ugly staples and just stapled it in the four corners so that those four staples are the only four you see.  And then I tied the bow which I learned how to do by googling "tying bows" and found a tutorial on you tube....which I would link but I cant remember which one I used....theres lots on there that are essentially the same. Last I hot glued the bow to the corner of the ribbon and WA LA! I really think it turned out cute!

4th of July BBQ

This 4th of July BBQ by Kara @ Kara's Party Ideas is sooooo adorable. I love how put together it is.  Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is part of the theme.  So creative!! I love the watermelon beverage despenser.  Check it out HERE!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

YAY ME!! and Ucreate!!!

Just wanted to let you all know I'm being featured this week as the "new craft blog" on UCreate!!! (which is like my favorite place on the web.)  I feel a little like I won the lottery! Thanks Kari!!!!

U Create
I LOVE this lace photo back drop from Martha Stewart found HERE. What a fun idea for a wedding, or anniversary party...or any party for that matter. And the pics are a great favor too!!