Showing posts from February, 2013

Wonderful Waterfall Cards

Hello again! Welcome back to my little piece of crafty goodness. Today I'm sharing with you a waterfall card that I made for the January swaps at Fancy Paper Crafters. This is one of the projects I completed at the Polar Express Retreat in January sponsored by Creative Memories. The swaps for this month had to have some type of "action" to them (like a moving part or pop up). When I started searching for ideas, I ran across one of these that I did several years ago and thought it'd be perfect for this project. I started out with the following supplies (measurements are in inches): - Red Cardbase - Cut 4 1/4 x 11 (scored at 5 1/2) - Vanilla Cardstock - Cut 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (this is the first layer on the card) - Designer Paper - Cut 4 x 5 1/4 (this is the second layer on the card) - Red Cardstock for Moving Strip - Cut 2 x 8 1/2 (scored at 1 3/4, 2 3/4, and 3 3/4) - Vanilla Cardstock to go on the Moving Strip to write your message - Cut 4 5/8 x 1 7/8 - Small Scrap to use as yo…

Another Little Thank You Note

Howdy y'all! Back at ya today with one of my recent crafty projects. I made this card for the February swaps at Fancy Paper Crafters.

As much as I would like to say this was my own original idea, this time around, I found this on Pinterest. The original link it tied back to was bad but I did end up finding it on It's A Stamp Thing blog. I love "lifting" ideas from other crafters, especially when I'm in a slump and can't seem to come up with anything I'm happy with. One important thing when lifting someone's idea is to always give them credit! It may be a common knowledge idea but it's always best to link back to where you found it :).
Now, let me hop off my soapbox and get to telling you about this card! It's really quite simple. The cardstock was from AC Moore and came in a value pack of black and white. Since, black, white and red is one of my favorite color combinations, I knew I had to have the value pack. The background was done using a cut…

Kitchen Fundamentals Class Number 6

Hello! I'm behind {again} in posting this but better late than never right?! This was our last class in this series at  Charleston Cooks in Greenville, SC and we were sad to see it come to an end. I am certain that we will take more cooking classes in the future ... they have such a wide variety to choose from! The lesson this week was Baking Basics. We were both really excited about this class as we've never made any of these things. We made: Cinnamon Rolls with Cinnabon Frosting, Double Chocolate Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, Pound Cake with Blueberry Balsamic Reduction, Parmesan Shrimp Quiche, and Turkey and Brie Sandwiches on Herbed Foccacia. Here's how everything turned out this time:

Dan and I got to make the Cinnamon Rolls and boy did they turn out DELICIOUS!! Since we are really trying to improve on what we eat, I'm not certain when we'll actually get to use the skills we learned making these. Fortunately, the hardest part was already waiting on us as they pr…

Kitchen Fundamentals Class Number 5

Hey y'all!! I realized tonight as we were leaving our last class, that I had not had time to blog about the class from last week! Boo on me! This is another one of our classes that we've been taking at  Charleston Cooks in Greenville, SC. Our "lesson" last week was Fish and Shellfish. I am a huge fan of shrimp and crab so I was really looking forward to this class. Dan was the complete opposite as he really isn't a fan at all and was worried about eating stuff he didn't think he'd like. In this class, we learned the following: Crab and Corn Fritters, Fried Oysters with Remoulade Sauce, Grilled Honey Glazed Salmon Over Broccoli Smashed Potatoes, Pecan Encrusted Fish over Grits and Greens, and Pickled Shrimp Salad. This was yet another super fun class. Here's how everything turned out: Dan and I had fun making the Crab and Corn Fritters. I really wanted to make something that I had never made before (but still something that I would eat lol). These also t…

Altered Valentine's Box

Hey y'all! Back at ya today with a fun project that I did for AC Moore in Greenville, SC. This was for a demonstration today to show folks how Mod Podge can be used and to show the Lovely paper line from Authentique. I really like this paper as it is nice and thick and double sided too! It's perfect for this type of project. So, anyways, here's the completed box: Here's a close up on the lid and the inside too: I have altered a couple of items in the past so I had a general idea on how to do this. This would be a really great gift and is easy to customize! These are the supplies that you'll need to complete: unfinished wooden item, Mod Podge Matte finish (you can use other finishes too), foam Brushes (any brand will do), some type of squeegee type tool (like a ruler, putty knife, bone folder, etc.), tape measure or ruler to measure the box, paper to cover your box, acrylic paint to paint your box, fine grit sand paper and paper cutter. Now that you know what supplies…