Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The "chipper" chicken

I have this flaw in my brain that makes movie quotes come to mind when I am expressing a thought.  The "chipper" chicken is from the movie Father of the Bride when the dad decides to go low budget and have the cheaper chicken excpt the pseudo foreign wedding planner pronounces it "chipper".  Is this getting less funny the more I explain it?  Anyway, I saw this idea on the blog http://butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com/ and one other place as it was from a SU convention.  I loved it but didn't have the funding to do it their way.  So I used the MDS software to print out the words, waited for funkins to go on sale (and used a smaller size) used tracing paper and a sharpie pen and voila!  I am super pleased with the results.  My husband helped drill holes in them and I stacked them like the crazy cakes I see on TV.  I used bling I got at Hobby Lobby and the tulle is from there too.  The bow could use a little help but the whole thing cost less than twenty dollars  and therefore it is the chipper (cheaper) chicken version.   Thanks for looking.

Halloween projects

This is the time of year that my crafting really kicks into high gear.  This last week my mom and dad came for a visit and we made 8 of these darling hand sanitizer holders.  I got the idea and the template from http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/clean-halloween.html.  They were so easy and fun to make.  I made 4 more to send to my friends' children in Omaha.  I hope that they will love them and Iplan on making more in the future for cute b-day gifts.  Really makes a dollar gift extra special. 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Zero calorie cake...but so yummy!

I have a confession to make...I love all things baby!  Of course my own baby is my favorite but I have always loved baby showers.  I used to go way overboard and buy lots of cute little outfits.  Then when I had my own baby I realized what people actually need...diapers!  I've been making diaper cakes for several years now.  I used to tape the diapers but then I realized that can mess them up.  My cakes are made with 2 sizes and 2 brands (give the mom some variety).  I make them jelly roll style and hold it all together with rubber bands.  I usually wrap the bottom layer with a receiving blanket.  I buy the "travel size" J&J kit at Wal-Mart for around 3 dollars.  I got the tulle at HL where it was on sale this week.  For the top I have used rubber ducks in the past but this time I found a cute baby hat crochet pattern and then I put a bottle with candy in it (for mom).  The girl cake had good and plenty's (pink and white).  The boy was york pieces (blue and white).  I wonder how long it will take for my husband to find the remaining york pieces?  The card was a CASE (copy and share everything) from Andrea Walfords site http://andreawalford.com/.  I used some new DSP from SU that looked like vines and part of a rub on that said "sweet slumber".  For the boy's card I used the fox and friends set and did the turtle baby card but in boy colors as in my previous post.  Hope you will use this as inspiration for your next baby shower gift (it's less expensive than clothes)/  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

spooky glam

This is the latest set to see ink.  I've made a couple of cards that made it out of the house before I took pictures (bad blogger....bad).  This is going to go to one of my other favorite bloggers Angie Juda of chic n scratch along with a bag of Halloween marshmellows.  The spider web embossing folder is so cool and the images of the set are really enhanced by heat embossing with black embossing powder.  I also am in love the glimmer brads.  Who doesn't love a litttle bling.  The inside has the technique of faux torn edge.