Sunday, September 30, 2012

Together, a Wedding Card

Today's project is a card that I made for a wedding. I had to throw it together quickly because I have been so consumed with other problems and I won't buy a card!

This one was pretty simple, no die cuts necessary. I used a scalloped note card page from a Making Memories book, Prima flowers and cream and black, some black brads, and a bow. The "Together" stamp is from Inkadinkado. I think it turned out pretty good. 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cupcake Blog Hop

Welcome to Cupcake Wars! No bloodshed here, just plenty of sugar! If you didn't start at Janet's blog: please do so! She's giving away a Cricut Lite Cartridge-Cupcake! How sweet is that?
We don't want you to miss any of the scrumptious projects and some have even left recipes for you to try! As we head into the holiday season, you might just have a new family favorite!
You should have come from: Amanda's I'm so glad you're here now, so check out my project and what I cooked up for you!

My project for today is a cupcake themed layout for my little cousin Owen. He has such a cute little face, and I hope that his mommy likes it. 

The cupcakes and hats are from Doodlecharms and the saying is from Sweet Treats

I used paper from My Minds Eye because it has great boy colors. I used rhinestones for the flames on the little cupcakes.

And because these are chocolate cupcakes I want to share my favorite chocolate raspberry cupcake recipe!

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter willl be thin)

Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups. Heat oven to 350°F. Fill cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 22 to 25 minutes. Cool completely.

Now for the raspberry!

1 can of frosting and 1 jar of raspberry preserves
Mix 1 cup of raspberry preserves with the frosting until smooth

Take the rest of the raspberry preserves and put them in a pastry bag with a narrow tip. Inject preserves into each cupcake. then frost with the raspberry frosting. 

Your next stop is Melissa's blog. And here is the entire lineup in case you get lost:

Monday, September 10, 2012

Little Swimmer!

So my cute little goddaughter Olivia loves to swim, and I wanted to make a layout for her book to go with some of those pictures. I found this cute paper from Pinecone Press, it's called water balloons, but I think it works. 

I had these cute embellishments from Jollie's in my stash and I put them to use. I love them. 

I used my Cricut to cut out this title letters. I think they could have been a bit bigger, but I think it works. The title of course is Little Swimmer.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Casing a Card!

So I decided to try to use up some more of my scraps. I have a huge scrap pile and it seems to grow every week, So I decided to try something. I picked a card off of Pinterest and decided to "case" it. (copy the design) This is the card I picked to case:

And this is the card I made from my scraps:

I used some of my Prima flowers, and that white metal flower is from Chatterbox. The paper punch I used on the purple strip is from Martha Stewart, and the flower print paper is from Best Creations.

Happy Crafting!