Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Treats for friends

We made these little treats for Madison's teacher and bus driver. Very easy yet, so festive!! Take a jar and place M&M at the bottom. Place the Peeps around in a circle and then use a filler candy in the middle to help keep the peeps propped up. I used Kit Kat and Kisses to fill it up. I did a fabric cover for the lid using a hot glue stick. Made a note and hot glued that to the side and within 10 are done.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


When Madison was younger...not too much younger than she is now, she used to say "Cinderellalalala" She really liked to stretch out that last lalalala :) Anyway. I was flipping through Pottery Barn Kids and decided to go online to see what had hit their clearance racks. I came across a piece of art that was marked down to $149. It was cute. Looked pretty simple and easy enough for me to make. So, I got some things, sat down and about an hour and a half later...this was the finished product. I'm tickled. Madison LOVES it. I have a book called "The Little Big Book of Moms". I love the art and stories in that book. I've even thought about framing some of the art in there...but maybe I can turn to trying to duplicate some of it?? Anyway...the top three photos are the ones that I painted. The last one is from which I got my "inspiration". :)
**I do think I will add some more flowers but 3-D flower embellishments...just to give it a little more**

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Easter

This was a banner made with pieces cut by the cricut. "Happy Easter"!!! Thanks to Scrap, Paper, Scissors here in Lake Placid!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


So, I've just started really experimenting with my new Cricut and I made two cards yesterday. It took a little planning since I was using different cartridges, and different colored sheets of paper but I made two cards in a matter of about 30 minutes...and that was the completed cards and matching envelopes. One for my Cousin who is in boot camp and the other for my step-dad who's birthday is Sunday. 

I do need to work a little one making sure my lines are straight...oops. But other than  that, I am feeling more and more comfortable with the new toy!