Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New project

I saw a project on someones blog that I definitely wanted to try. It was putting words onto wood. I am all about testing things out before doing the "real" thing so I went to Michael's and bought a bunch of wood plaques for a dollar to see if this would work. I was happy with the final results.

So, you just paint the wood with the background colour (cream in this case), then apply the word in stickers, put a coat of Mod Podge over this and then the final coat of paint (teal for mine). Once this is dry you peel away the stickers. The Mod Podge works great in that when you peel the stickers the other paint around it doesn't lift as well so it is really clean.  I threw on a few jewels and done!! I love when you try something and it works! I will definitely be making more of these!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Silhouette Cameo

Last week I received my new Silhouette Cameo and was able to play with it for a bit this morning. I love all the different things it will be able to do! I saw a box on someones blog that I wanted to give a try so I went to the Silhouette store and downloaded it and this became my first project!!
My first cut!

It turns out my first two cuts never worked!! You see I never had the blade in far enough! I was almost in tears!! But figured out what the problem was and was able to get it done!!

I am hosting Easter this year so these will be nice little treats to sit at every ones seat!! How cute are these!!

The next thing I love about the Silhouette is that it cuts vinyl. I love vinyl sayings! So, next project was to cut some vinyl. I had purchased the Vinyl starter kit so it was perfect because it had everything in it. There was a free expression that was perfect for my scrapping/sewing room - Believe in yourself.

It is now on the wall directly in front of where I create!! I love the font!!

I can't wait to try some more things with this wonderful machine!!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Tova top

I have wanted to make the Tova top for a while. I just found out that you can now download the pattern. That made it so much easier to get it so I was in! The pattern was downloaded from Wiksten. I also got the tank top pattern which I will now have to make soon. I used the Art Gallery Bazaar Style collection for material.

My Mind's Eye Fiddlesticks

It seems like so long since I have posted on the blog! Here is a layout I did for the Scrapbook Steals weekly challenge. I used the My Mind's Eye Fiddlestick collection for this layout.

Now off to do more crafting!!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Scrapbook Steals sketch challenge

Completed this weeks Mid Week Mojo challenge for Scrapbook Steals. I love these challenges because they get me using my purchases!! For this layout I used the Sassafras Count Me In line because it went perfectly with the paper!!

Now I am off to sew a top for me!! I will keep you posted!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Challenge #2

I did the second sketch that was provided at Scrapbook Steals for the Amethyst challenge. For this layout I used the Teresa Collins Spring Fling collection.

Challenge #1

This week at Scrapbook Steals they provided us two sketches to make a layout from for the Amethyst challenge.
So for the first sketch I used the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary line.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Fruit pizza

Last night my daughter had two girlfriends over for a sleep over. Pizza was on the menu for dinner but decided I wanted something yummy for dessert. I made them Fruit pizza. I hadn't made it for a few years and don't know why because it is super easy and so delicious!
All I use is a package of sugar cookie mix. Mix it according to the instructions but when it comes time to bake it roll it out onto a pizza pan. Bake and let cool.
Then mix together:
An 8 oz tub of cream cheese
1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Mix together and spread over cooked sugar  cookie
Then add whatever fruit you like to the top.
Super easy and looks so nice!

Cutting Cafe card

I made another card using a down load I received from Cutting Cafe. This is the alarm clock card. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. I love how I had ribbon to match the patterned paper!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

This week's challenge

I completed my layout for this weeks Mojo challenge at Scrapbook Steals using the sketch they provided.

I used the We R Memory Keepers Love Struck collection for this layout.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Cutting Cafe birthday card

I found this new site thanks to my Friend - Cutting Cafe. The send you down loadable prints which are very inexpensive and quite addictive!!

They had one for a 10th birthday card so I bought it as I have a few birthdays coming up where the kiddies are turning 10 years old.

I was pretty happy with the results of my first attempt with these.

Can't wait to make a few more of these!

Monday, 5 March 2012

Pound Cake recipe

Today I made two pound cakes from a tried and true Betty Crocker recipe that I have made many times because it is the best!
2.5 cups of sugar
1 cup of butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 large eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mil or evaporated milk (I use evaporated)

Heat oven to 350 degree
Grease and flour angel food pan (tube pan) or two loaf pans (that's what I use)
Beat sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs in bowl with electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Beat on high speed for five minutes scraping bowl occasionally. Mix flour, baking powder and salt. Beat flour mixture into sugar mixture alternately with milk on low speed. Spread in pans.

Bake tube pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes. Loaf pans bake 55 to 60 minutes or until tooth pick inserted into middle comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes and remove from pan.


Saturday, 3 March 2012

Two Scrapbook Friends Crop Challenges

Last week my favourite scrapbooking store - Two Scrapbook Friends -held an on line crop and had posted a bunch of challenges. I saw on Friday that the challenges were running till this Sunday so I figured I would see what I could get done. I was able to complete five of the six challenges in the past 24 hours so I was pretty impressed! Here are the layouts.

Outdoor Attire Challenge:

Summer Colour Inspiration Photo:

Crash your summer stash challenge:

Favourite summer activity challenge:

Let the Sunshine in challenge:

That was a lot of scrapbooking!! I love a challenge! They help me to focus and get it done! Thanks Two Friends!

February Summary

When I tallied up what was accomplished in February it was a lot! Especially considering it was a short month! The hardest part to ensure was completed for the month was working out the 12 days (done!) and only spending on non essentials for 12 days (done!). So here is the run down:
- completed 3 challenges
- completed 8 layouts from sketches
- a tank top completed
-a tunic completed
-worked on two quilts
Working out
- worked out 12 days in the month
- spent on non essentials for only 12 days (It was close!!)
-made one new recipe
-finished The Pact

It looks like I need to start working on some House Mouse cards! Haven't touched that goal yet?

Thank goodness there are 31 days in March. More days to spend money!