Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fiskateer time

The Fiskateer blog hosts an online event during CHA and this past weekend there were lots of challenges to take part in. I was only able to complete two so far and wanted to share them on my blog. One challenge was to make a wedding card. I made a 4x4 inch card using my Fiskar trimmer, bubbles border punch, Jenni Bowlin squeeze punch-flight, and the sentiment is also Fiskars - When's the Big Day stamp set.
The other challenge I was able to finish was to make a project with a flower using a Fiskar tool. I made a simple card using two squeeze punches - XL Oops a Daisiy and L oops a daisy. The sentiment is also a Fiskars stamp from the Oodles of Doodles set. The petal is also from a Fiskars squeeze punch but I don't know the name of it! It really is supposed to be a rain drop but I use it for lots of different things, mostly petals and leaves.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

camo cupcakes

My youngest is leaving for Army basic training on Monday so his sister wanted to make a special treat. DD found this idea on pintrest and quickly make some yummy camo cupcakes. The first part was to make the batter, divide in three parts.
Add cocoa powder to one part for the brown, green and a hint of brown coloring for the dark green and leave the third mix part cream colored (we started with yellow cake mix). Em (DD) just globbed the three diff. colors in the cupcake liners instead of piping them in as the original directions stated. Bake per directions on the box of cake mix
Em likes to make her frosting from scratch and lucky for us I had some whipping cream on hand (that's her secret for extra yummy frosting) and then divided the frosting into three parts to color, one stayed white, the second turned green with coloring and a bit of cocoa powder, and the brown frosting had cocoa added. We tried three different sandwich bags inside a frosting bag with one big tip but in the end it just made a big mess because the frosting bag wasn't big enough to accommodate all the little bags. Em finished up the dozen plus 3 cupcakes by carefully putting the three diff color frosting
in the bag. By the end it was quite messy but we had fun in the kitchen and Bill (the soldier) was impressed! And best of all - Yummy treats for everyone!!