Sunday, April 20, 2014

23 Mobile Things - Thing 1

It's time to dust off this blog and start sharing and learning. I am finally beginning my 23 mobile thing learning journey and boy I sure hope I learn how to use my smartphone beyond taking a picture, sending texts, and phone calls! Well of course I need to improve my tablet skills in regards to the library classroom and maybe I'll be able to choose a table for my personal life. I currently have an iPad issued by the school but the Chrome book sure sounds intriguing.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Cookie Page

I joined a recipe swap on the Cricut message board. We had to make 20 pages of a Christmas cookie recipe. Here is what my final project looked like. The recipe is called Chocolate Mint Cookies and I used the Cricut Imagine to print and cut the background and the charms. Used some vellum to make the pocket and did some ribbon ties with the charms and a bit of viva decor pen on the background for extra pizazz. This second photo is of two pages, one all together and the other what can be seen when the recipe cards are removed from the pocket. The recipe card has a backside full of instructions and then the frosting is just on the front side of the card.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Please Vote!

My beautiful daughter is engaged and planning a fall wedding in 2014. She and hubby-to-be, Mike, have entered a video contest to win a wedding at Pine Peaks in Crosslake MN. Please help out by voting here and share the link with any and everyone that can vote! Thank you so much!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Thank you cards

I made a dozen thank you cards to gift to a co-worker tomorrow at her shower. I used the cricut cartridge Something to Remember to create the wedding couple on the front of the card folder (folder was inspired by a circlet). The card holder/folder directions are on Caroly'ns blog here and I modified it to fit the 12 cards and envelopes. The cards were created using a Thank You stamp and embossing powder from Stampin' Up and Fiskar's XL Seal of Approval squeeze punch. Background texture was created with the Cuttlebug and Perfectly Paisley folder.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Valentine layout

I made an 8 x 8 layout with plans to add picts of myself and hubby. I used my new Martha Stewart Seasonal cake art cart for the lacy heart background. The hot pink heart is from the card I made DH using the Wild Card Cricut cartridge. The sentiment is from the MS Season cake and the red frame from Wild Card. I used a little washi tape to jazz things up with the red polka dots and paperclip flag.

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!!