Tuesday, December 28, 2010

taking a break

Sadly I have to take a break from my blogging. My camera broke and I am not sure it can be repaired and if not, I don't know when I'll be able to replace it.

I went to use my camera on Christmas Eve and to my dismay it wouldn't turn on! So, for now I will be taking a break... hopefully it's not too long.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Vintage Inspired Christmas House

I have always loved little vintage paper houses. I think they are sweet and charming. I built this one out of chipboard, paint, glitter paper, and lots of glitter.

This house I made as a gift for someone, but I think I may have to spend some time and build a few for myself.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Doll Clothes

I don't really sew, but these were pretty simple and I didn't make too many mistakes. I decided to sew some doll clothes for my daughter to give to her friend for Christmas. Have you seen the "glitter" fabric that they sell now? It is so much fun. I bought some for the dress. The jacket is made out of wool felt.

I hope she likes her present. I know I do. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mini Paper Stockings

I cut out these cute stockings from patterned paper and stitched down the sides and embellished them with some paper flowers. I filled them with candy canes. I think they will make perfect gifts for my girls to give to their friends, don't you?
Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Silver & Gold Garland

I love this time of year and I love doing Christmas projects. I had a lot of fun making this silver and gold garland out of silver foil paper, gold glitter and old book pages. I think it is fun for Christmas, but I think it will be even prettier for New Year's Eve.

I used a circle scallop punch and folded the paper to make the flower. I cut out leaf shapes from the book pages and added gold glitter to the edges.
I love how it turned out. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas House Box Garland

I think this garland from Crate & Barrel is so darling and look, each box is filled with caramels. Isn't this just too much fun?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Advent Calendar

I made this muffin tin advent calendar with my friend about 2 years ago and sadly I didn't pack it up well enough when we moved because it was torn up and ruined. I was sad that I didn't get to use it last Christmas and didn't want to go another year without one so I decided to redo it.
I love how it turned out so much... a thousand times better in my opinion! Here's the new one:

I will be filling each one with some small candies and a paper that has an activity on it... make cookies, read a Christmas story, decorate the tree...

I am pretty sure my girls are going to be so excited to have this back again! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Autumn Boutique

Sorry for the lack of posting lately. I have been busily preparing for an Autumn Boutique that is going on tomorrow. For any of you who live in the Salt Lake Valley we'd love for you to stop by! Visit www.mycutestamps/boutique for more info. Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's getting cold!

I am loving these two coats from Anthropologie. Aren't they so pretty?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Baby Shower & Anniversary Cake

I had a busy week. I hosted a baby shower at my house for my neighbor. We went with a "night owl" theme. Unfortunately this is the only picture I took.
Another neighbor asked for my help in baking a cake for her in-law's wedding anniversary party. I like to make cakes, but have NO CLUE what I am doing. I told her this and I told her it would be very simple, but classy. I am not really sure she was very happy with the results, but I think for my first attempt at a two layered cake it turned out pretty decent. More importantly it tastes yummy. I made a little sample cake and it was delish.
I am looking forward to a much quieter week.

Monday, October 4, 2010

a bunch of witches

I had my Mom and Sisters over on Saturday to make these itty bitty witches. Aren't they all so cute? I love that we all enjoy crafting together! Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cards for Fall

Happy 1st Day of October!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Halloween Projects

I went a little crazy yesterday stamping tons of cards and projects. I love how simple and clean these are.
Again, all the stamped images are from My Cute Stamps.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Stamping

I spent a little time today stamping and playing with some Halloween paper. Although these cards are very simple I think they turned out really fun. Don't you think?
Stamps are from My Cute Stamps and the paper is Making Memories.

I love this time of year and can't wait to put all my Halloween decor up this weekend!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

from a cupboard door...

into a fun wall hanging with hooks. I took at cupboard door that I bought for $2 and painted it a light grey (with paint I already had), drilled holes in it and put on some hooks that I bought for $3 each. It now hangs in my powder bathroom. I love how it turned out and that it only cost me $11 total! Woohoo!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween Stitching

I spent some of my free time the past few days stitching this little Halloween sampler. I had so much fun doing it. Now I just need to find a cute black frame for it. I just drew the pictures onto some muslin and then pulled out Halloween colors of embroidery floss and went to town. Enjoy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

a sweet little witch

Made from embroidery floss, felt and pipe cleaners.
This little witch was a delight to make!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

doing a little stamping

My oldest daughter is back in school and life has settled back into more of a routine and I have found more time to craft again! I love this time of year. It's the time when Summer starts to wind down and I start thinking of cooler weather, Autumn leaves and Halloween. I know you might think it is a little early to even mention Halloween, but in the crafting world I think you always have to start a little early for every holiday, right?
I had fun playing with these cute stamps from My Cute Stamps. If you have never seen this line of stamps, I suggest you head on over to their website and check it out!
Now, I know my posts have been very sparse lately, but I have a feeling that will soon change as I have a few projects in the works. Crafting is in the air!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Cookies

I had so much fun making the elephant cookies that I made another attempt to practice frosting with Royal Icing. I think these cookies turned out pretty good. I ended up taking them a Girl's Night Out to share with some of my friends.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Elephant Cookies

I was asked to help make cookies for my cousin's baby shower. It was my first time frosting with Royal Icing, as you can probably see... other than the imperfections with the frosting I think they turned out really cute!
The ear was made from fondant and cut out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ice Cream, Cupcakes and Rice Krispy Treats

Just been busy with a week long of birthday celebrations for my two daughters. We ended the week with a fun dessert bar with family! YUM!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pizza Party

My daughters' birthdays are 5 days apart so I decided to plan both of their parties on the same day at different times. I knew it would be a long crazy day, but it turned out really well and all the kids had such a great time!
Singing Happy Birthday to my 6 year old.
playing "Don't Eat Pete-za!", my version of "Don't Eat Pete".

The birthday Girl opening her gifts.

The older kids got to make their own mini pizzas and they thought it was the greatest thing ever!
My 6 year old showing offer pizza hat. Notice the fun breadsticks I made on wooden dowels? Those were a big hit too!

The party favors.

Notice the fun little pizza banner! That giant pizza box is actually a present that my sister made for my daughter... Isn't it cute?

My sweet little 3 year old wearing her pizza hat.
The younger kids got to eat take out pizza and breadsticks... I wasn't even going to attempt letting them top their own pizzas. ha ha.

Here is the cake. I made the toppings out of fondant and the cheese is grated white chocolate.
We also let the kids play in a bounce house. I even heard a few kids say "this is the funnest party I have ever been to!" Success! Happy Birthday to my two beautiful daughters. Love you both!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Every year I wish I had some fun 4th of July decor, but every year the stores never have quite what I want so this year I actually made some things.
I made the banner with chipboard, paper, and some fun embellishments.
I made this plaque by tearing out a page from a Holly Hobbie book and mod-podging it on to the wooden plaque.