Monday, April 26, 2010

Baby Card & Cookies

Last weekend I had a baby shower card to make. I do not have any baby type stamps, so I was a little worried. The baby is a boy so I pulled out my western stamp set and used this as inspiration and this is what I came up with.
I think it turned out pretty well.
And the inside is really cute too!
I had a lot of fun baking new cookie flavors too! I grabbed a bag of Reese's chips and made the recipe on the back of the package. It was so yummy!

If you have never tried these before, go ahead and make a batch for yourself!
I've been waiting to try to make M&M cookies and I got my chance the other day! They were really good too!

I sure love cookies! They are so much fun to make I can't wait to try another new recipe.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Very Productive

This was such a great weekend! The weather was awesome, I spent a ton of time outside with the puppies, and got a lot of fun stuff done!
It was my Aunt's birthday on Saturday so I made a card for her. I love it!
I went over to Stamping 411 to use their sketch! These are so much fun to do, it makes creating a great card super quick, cute and easy! I love how it turned out! The blue is really pretty together. I really need to get some new stamp sets though, I only have a few I can use for birthdays and I feel like they are getting worn out.
The thing I love most about this card is how it opens. I had 2 pieces of the dark blue and I really didn't want to cut a brand new piece so I decided I would clip them both together and it can slide open. I love it! I've never done one like this and it's super cute!
I purchased some awesome, very 'loud' fabric the other day to redo our kitchen chairs. The chairs are great, and perfect for our place. They were covered with a cream microfiber fabric. It's nice and neutral, matched really well but I wanted something a little more bold.
So after a trip to Home Depot to get a staple gun and a drill (so excited for the endless possibilities with both these purchases) we came home and I got to work. This took me about 45 minutes to complete. Ironing was the most time consuming part of this whole makeover. I am happy to introduce you to this wonderful new set of chairs! So what do you think?
I am totally in love with these now! Before when I would walk into the kitchen I didn't really notice the chairs unless they weren't pushed in property. Now I walk around the corner and I am a little surprised every time! It makes me so happy! And it was so much fun and easy! This makes me excited to tackle my big reupholstering project but that still wont be for a while.
Ahhhhhh so beautiful!!
I also snuck in a little baking this weekend! I just love to make yummy treats!
Danny bought me a mini muffin/cupcake pan a couple weeks ago and I've just been dying to try it out! We had a Funfetti cake mix in the pantry so I pulled it out and threw them together. Made some basic frosting and added a little blue food coloring. I think I liked them a little better without the frosting but either way these little cake poppers are so yummy! You could throw down quite a few very easily! And we sure did, they go really fast!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend yourself!
Stop by soon for more fun!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Two Birthdays

Wow, this month is crazy with the amount of birthdays and other things going on! I still have like 4 or 5 cards I need to make. Here are some photos of the cute little birthday cards I've made for a couple of my cousins that have had birthdays so far this month.
This first one was for my cousin who is off at college. I hope she liked it!
I just love this little cake, it's so cute!
And this second card is one I did for my cousin that's in middle school.
I love the bright colors! I never get to do super bright cards and this one was a lot of fun.
On the inside I added this little saying with some dimensionals.
Amy really liked it, I'm so glad!
More to come soon, I have to make quite a few new ones this weekend!
Stay tuned....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Pretzels

Had some more fun making pretzels again this past weekend! It was a lot of fun to make these with Stacy! We tried some new flavors. My favorite, pumpkin! Next time I will just make those! I love how quick and simple this is to do. We had a lot of cinnamon and sugar ones, a few salt and we tried an onion and chive as well.
I think we all decided Stacy's cream cheese frosting was the perfect thing to dunk these little pretzels in!
If you haven't tried these yet you need to! Go here for the recipe:

Easter Eggs

We had a lot of fun this year doing our Easter Eggs! It was so much fun creating fun designs. They turned out so great. I can't wait to do it again next year!


D for Danny

A for April

My favorite!
Danny's favorite!
This was the Tiger one.
Now for a closer look at each letter...
Danny did most of the letters, they turned out really cool!