Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treat Bags

The kids are supposed to take a bag of candy to school for a party on Friday. So, instead of sending in a bag of candy. I thought it would be cuter to make treat bags. Today my Mom and I sat down and completed 40 or more of them. The tops are inexpensive plain Joanne Fabric paper. I stamped the tops and then ran them through the Cuttle Bug ( a dry embossing machine) . I made the scallops and circle with a couple Stampin' Up punches. There is very little skill required to complete these. Just a lot of patience! Lots of cutting required! My girls enjoyed helping some too! Now, I only have 20 some more to go! They are going to be made out of paper sacks. It will be interesting to see how they turn out! :D

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Here's a few cards I've made recently......I go through spurts where I make them quite often. Then I'll slack off and not make one for weeks. I truly enjoy making them. It is fun and rewarding!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Home for the FALLIDAYS

We've been having such beautiful fall weather I couldn't resist taking a few fall photos.....
I know they're not the best photos but the weather was just too nice to pass up the opportunity.
The wind was gusty at times while I was taking the photos. So you'll probably notice things blowing around.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I found these photos of our family room the other day. My far away friends were interested in seeing them. This room used to be an unattached garage. DH rebuilt and remodeled it. DH also built the staircase from scratch. I had the privilege of painting, furnishing and decorating it. These photos are from a couple Christmas ago. I have rearranged some of the furniture since then. Basically, for the most part it still looks the same.

Coat FUR Grace

While shopping a week or so ago. I came across this "fur" coat for Grace. The best part is that it only cost $5.00. I of course, couldn't resist. Not only was it a great buy. She looked ADORABLE in it! Grace cooperated even though it was around 80 degrees outside. I only took around a dozen shots. It was just too warm to make her suffer for very long.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I would feel extremely selfish if I kept these adorable pumpkin cupcakes to myself and didn't share them with you. I bought a cupcake book and it had these cuties in them. I knew immediately I had to make'm. I didn't have that book a day or two and they were made. My MIL wanted me to make a cake for my SIL birthday but I asked her if I could make these instead. Of course, she said that was fine and my SIL loved them so much she wanted to make them for her sons kindergarten class. That's why I had to pass along the idea to you.
The cupcakes are very easy to create. You prepare them like regular cupcakes , then color canned vanilla frosting orange, cover the frosted cupcakes in orange sugar sprinkles, put a medium sized amount of frosting in a zip lock bag and cut a small 1/8 in. size hole in one corner to create the ridges. Lastly, cut the green twizzlers into 3/4 in. pieces and stick them in the top of the cupcakes (angle some of them slightly).

Shopping list:(you may already have most of these supplies at home)
1 cake mix
1 can vanilla frosting
pack of assorted twizzlers
orange food coloring
orange sugar crystals
ziplock bags
cupcake baking cups

Grace's First Camp Out

Our family went on our first camp out this past summer. This photo of Grace (3) was taken during our camp out. She was the last person to wake up that particular morning so I had an opportunity I couldn't resist. To me, a sleeping child is a perfect example of peacefulness. You can find a link to this photo contest HERE http://www.5minutesformom.com/4380/win-a-new-bedroom-set/