Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bridal Event Oreo Cupcakes

Hi Crafters,

Here's my weekend project!  I made oreo cupcakes using Bean Town Baker's Recipe.  I followed the advice of some of the comments and added the sugar with the butter to cream it before adding the milk. I also put a bit of batter in the bottoms of the cups to keep the cookie from sticking.  The wrapper peeled off like butter once they were completely cooled.  I brought these to a party my best friend was hosting for her bridesmaids.  They were a big hit.

Now on to the toppers...
I made the fan-folded rosettes with 1x11 paper strips.  I used my Martha Stewart scoreboard to score every 1/4 inch increment.   I used my cuttlebug to cut out small scalloped circles out of gold paper from the DCWV Peacock stack.  I then hot glued the ends of my rosettes together and hot glued a scalloped circle on each side.

The blue bridesmaid dresses and shoes came from Gypsy Wonderings.  The white bridal gown came from Sweethearts.

I glued toothpicks to the backside of the rosette for support.  Sorry about the subpar picture,it is from my cell phone because my husband had the nikon with him.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bridal Shower Gifts and a little house update.

Hi Crafters,
I'mmmmmm back!!  I received such kind love on one of the craft boards I frequent, it made me smile.  Here's the card I made to go with the wine glasses in the post below.  The bride is from Sweethearts.  I embossed the skirt of her dress, the background, and the bouquet with my cuttlebug.  I used the heat affix tool to add some gems and smooth pearlized to add some accent to the skirt.

I also made a set of stationery with the couple's monogram.  I heat embossed the text. I used red pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  I used a ruler to help me find the center and stamped the large T first.  I then arranged the smaller letters on a separate block and stamped those next.
The font is actually from two separate Martha Stewart sets.  I found one at Walmart on clearance about a year ago and the smaller set I found at Michael's on clearance in the past month.  I cut the background at 4.25x5.5 and the white at 4x5.25.  I made a box to put the cards and envelopes in but was running low on time, so I didn't get a chance to take a picture. 

Here's a quick short of the house the CraftyMr is "crafting" for us ;)
I'm standing behind the house on the hill for the first 2 shots.  We're going to have amazing views from the second floor (which is where the craft loft will also be).  The right side shows the basement and the most recent addition, the chimney.

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, October 15, 2011

::Tap tap: Is this thing on?

Hi Crafters,
Good gosh! It's been too long.  These past 2 months have been pretty crazy.  We have finally started on our house.  We also moved in with my husband's parents while we build.  I have a fantastic craft space while I am here.

I have managed to get back into the crafting groove.  Here's a few things I've been working on...

This project I've had in my head for months.  We head down to the Outer Banks every summer with our good friends.  This year we happened to be at the beach on what would have been my grandparents' wedding anniversary.  I was very close with my grandmother, and am quite fortunate to wear her wedding band as part of my bridal set.  While I was shell searching and wading in the water I happened to find a whole un-broken sand dollar floating in the surf. Not to get too sentimental but it was a blessing to find it, especially on that day. This is the only perfect one I have ever found.  I managed to keep it safe through the trip home and our move.

I found these frames at Kohl's in a set of 5.  The light house is from Life's a Beach and the font is from Designer's Calendar.  I used the makers on the lettering.  The light is a hot affix crystal.

I am headed to a Bridal Shower tomorrow.  I picked up these glasses at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for a whopping .89 apiece! I used the cake cartridge that came with my machine for the frame.  The font is from Opposites Attract.  The only frustrating thing about this purchase is they had HUGE yellow stickers marking the price.  I used my heat gun to help get the sticker off without many issues.

Okay, last project!  I made some adorable barrette's for sweet Penelope!  I'm still trying to find the perfect place to take pictures here so this one is not great.  I used my cuttlebug dies to cut these out of felt.  I found it needed an extra cardboard shim to get a clean cut.  I used "The Best Glue Ever" for the adhesive. 

Well, that's all I have for now!
Happy Crafting,