Thursday, June 18, 2009

Under the Sea....

We decided (after arriving home from the beach yesterday) to make a sea cake....I'm still playing with fondant...and cutting everything by hand...and I'm exhausted! I thought I would do more, but really...I have no more strength in my arms after coloring the fondant! lol Her arm...looks puny, but oh well...she is suppose to be swimming off...waving good bye! We made the sand with graham crackers and icing and then everything else was cut by hand....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Decorative Cans

Father's Day anyone?? :) These are soup cans (thank you Betsy) that I cleaned, decorated with paper, ribbon and tags.... "Happy Father's Day 2009" These decorated cans work great for the desk of any daddy...they can hold pens, pencils, scissors, etc....and easy for any kiddo to make!

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Baby shower cards made with Animal Kingdom cartridge from the Cricut
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Birthday Cake

I'm so thankful for the creative friends I have!!! I had an idea for a cake...but fondant? I'm certainly no "Duff" from "Ace of Cakes" how in the world do I make a cake with fondant? I mean, Publix my main source for cakes doesn't use it! So...I found out that Miss Lisa at Scrap, Paper, Scissors makes fondant cakes! And..she was willing to help me out! Madison's invitations were chocolate brown and pink so it only made sense to make a cake with the same colors. This was the final product and for my first shot...I'm very happy. I'm already planning on a Father's Day cake when I go to my family reunion in a few weeks.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Teacher Gift

I've seen this before. In fact, the first time I saw it, one of my Sparklers did it for their kid's teacher...and then it appeared again recently in another blog and I thought...hmmm...must do.
I threw it together in about a half hour...had I taken the time, it would have been really cool...but I was really pressed for time this evening and I know it won't get done tomorrow night, and Thursday is her last day! whew.
Anyway, I cut the H with the cricut and overlaid the crayons over it and cut them. It would have been easier to cut with shears I think...but I used a box knife.
I used a window box since the crayons are raised and wouldn't fit in a normal frame. I didn't realize it was an actual memory box and not shadow box...if that makes sense. The backing on mine is satin and came with pins to attach memories. Eh, whatever worked for us.