Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sugar Hand Scrub

Woo! I'm back! Its been a busy couple of weeks but I had a ton of fun. I sure will miss my niece and her parents. Until next time! On to the crafts:

This year for Christmas, I wanted to do as many hand made gifts as possible. One of the gifts I settled on was a sugar scrub for hands. I made it for my sister in law. Its super simple, and super nice. Here's what you do: take about 1 cup of sugar and pour it into a bowl. Then add soap (I used Dawn Hand Renewal with Olay. Smells great and has beautiful colors!). Any kind of soap will do. Then using a spoon, mix it until it has a consistency thats grainy but still liquid. I don't have any pictures of this while I was doing it. Sorry!

After you've mixed your scrub, take some jars or containers and spoon it in. I found my jars at Wal Mart for about $2 each. They were the perfect size and they look pricier than they are. Look in the kitchen section if you need some cute little jars. I've also put them into leftover canning jars from my wedding. Tie some ribbon around the top and you're good to go!

I also printed up some tags and backed them on coordinating cardstock. Cute, yet simple. My sister in law loved them!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Shutterfly Christmas Cards

Ok we all know what this is. Everyone's been doing it. Shutterfly is giving away 50 free cards to bloggers who write a post. So this is my post. I actually really like Shutterfly. After my husband and I got married we printed all our honeymoon pictures from them. My husband also prints a lot of his bird pictures from there. The pictures are always great quality and a great price. Which you can't beat! So if you're a blogger go here to sign up for your free Christmas cards!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I'm a horrible updater!

I am such a bad updater! I don't even have anything to update you on now! I have a half finished tutu in the works as well as Christmas cards, notebooks and a painted sign for my mother's job. I wish I had pictures but my husband has been sleeping a lot and he is the photographer.

I'm afraid I won't be on much for a few days or so because my niece and her parents are coming down to visit! They live in the NYC area so we don't get to see them much. But I promise I will have stuff to write about when I come back!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you enjoy your day and don't eat too much! See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Card Cupids

Ever heard of Card Cupids? They are a new organization that sends cards to sick children. Currently they have three children, Kayla, Eddie and Ashlie, that they are collecting cards for. You can read more about them here. Card Cupids is a great organization so go check them out!

This week Card Cupids is having their first ever blog hop! The eight design team members will be participating and there are some cool prizes. I don't know what they are but I'm sure they are awesome! You can read more about the blog hop here.

So head on over to Card Cupids and check it out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Photo Fun!

Today was photoshoot day! I needed new photos for my webs store so Jason (my wonderful husband) pulled out his camera and started clicking away. He got some great shots and I already started putting some up. But while he was shooting, we had some fun too! So here's a few goofy shots from this morning.

This is Nani, one of our cats. She had to help out. The other cat was behind the curtain.

She spotted Shadow, the other cat, walking by. As soon as this was taken Nani jumped up and ran to play.

My first craft fair!

Saturday was my first ever craft fair! I had a blast at it! It was in Kissimmee, FL and was put on by the Kissimmee Main Street. It was a smaller craft fair since it was in its first year. I didn't make to many sales unfortunately but I think I did pretty well considering it was my first fair and it was small. I sold Christmas planners, altered notebooks, post it stands, cards and bookmarks. My cards and bookmarks kept flying away from the wind so I had to put them away. I'm going to look for some way to display them and keep them safe from the wind for next time. Enjoy some pictures from yesterday below.

The cards. I didn't put a lot out. I really need a better way to display them though. I don't think they called enough attention to themselves.

Post it stands. I had a lot of people express interest in them, just not a lot of buyers. I think that had more to do with the fact that there wasn't a lot of people there. They are currently listed in my webs store.

 Yes that is me in the background wearing shorts. I was also wearing a short sleeved shirt and sandals. The benefits of living in Florida year round. :) Also, those are the Christmas planners and notebooks. I had a few buyers for these and I think I may have some custom orders coming in soon.

All in all, it was a good day. I learned a lot and I have some ideas for changes for my next craft fair. I can't wait for it either!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Long time, no post!

Wow! I haven't blogged in a while! I'm pretty bad at updating this thing, but I'm hoping to get better. I've been doing lots of crafty things in the last month. I have a craft fair coming up on the 20th of November so I'm busy busy busy! I'm making Christmas planners, post it stands, bookmarks and of course cards. I think I will do pretty well. This is the first time this specific craft fair is happening so I'm just hoping for a good turnout. I promise I will post some pictures later but right now I'm off to celebrate my birthday today!

Monday, October 11, 2010


Remember this?

Well I bet you are just dying to know what it is!

Its a chalkboard! Its for my niece who will be 4 in December. She's coming down here to Florida t go to Disney World! Lucky girl! I know she will love it because she loves to draw and color!

I apologize for the not so great pictures. My husband is asleep and he is the photographer in the family.

Next up: an accordion card!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Project Sneak Peek

So this is my next project. Not its not going to be a picture frame either. I'm re purposing it into something for my niece. Any guesses? I should have the final project with more pictures up by Wednesday. And now another sneak peek!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Not crafty but oh so yummy

So this post isn't craft related but I just had to share what I made for dinner tonight. Chicken fajitas. They were sooo good! See the picture?

Tomorrow I'll be back with a craft related post. I'll be showing you my newest project!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

So I made these cupcakes today for my family. They are soo good! My mom ate two of them after dinner! Delicious! Here is the recipe that I used! I also made those pumpkins in the background using this tutorial. I made some changes though, on the stem. Instead of leaving it plain and tying a ribbon around the bottom, I wrapped my stem in some brown ribbon and cut green leaves out of felt and super glued it all together.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Christmas is an expensive time of year. Especially when there is only one income in a family. So this year for Christmas I've decided to make most of the gifts. I have about 20 gifts I will need to make/buy. I want to make at least 15. So I've started looking for ideas. I've found a few including picture framesstamped dish towelscoasters and glass etching. Now I just have to think of a few more and I'm ready for Christmas!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stiletto Birthday Card

I made this card for my sister in laws birthday next week. I hope she likes it! To make it I just found a stiletto clip art online then cut it out with my Pazzles. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My First Post

My first blog post! Woohoo!! Currently I am working on:

A pumpkin name plate for my mom's job
A skeleton wood painting
Christmas Cards

I'll work on posting pictures tomorrow.