Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dreams Do Come True!

One of our good friends recently got engaged! Of course, that means we had a great reason to make a card for the occassion. Here it is:

Congratulations to the happy couple!

Is It Summer Yet?!

We've been busy over the last week, but not with the important stuff. Mostly shoveling, but some crafting. We've had seven snow days in the last three weeks, and you would think that would mean a lot of time for being creative. Nope. We've had to spend a lot of the time shoveling or at track meets. Oh well.
Here are some of the things we have been able to do!

Today's theme: Think Warm Thoughts
Summer drinks were our inspiration today. With all of this snow (4' and counting), summer can't come soon enough!

These were the first cupcakes we made today. They are delicious Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes. The cake is wild strawberry with a fresh lemonade frosting.

Our second type of cupcake today was an Iced Tea Cupcake. These were made with iced tea in the cake mix, with a lemon iced tea frosting.

Both were delicious and had us thinking spring!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Another Snow Day...

After two large snow storms in the last 2 weeks, and another one tomorrow, it's enough. When the snow piles are already higher than you are tall, it's rediculous. The only good thing about a snow day is that it means it's another day for crafting. There are a few projects we're going to work on and finish tomorrow and there will be pictures to follow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Snowy Weekend!

An unexpected three day weekend is always nice, except in June. Especially this year. So we made the most of it and decided to finish a few of our crafts that have been on our "to-do list" for quite a while. Robyn was able to finish a dress for this summer. It's so cute! I finally put the finishing touches on my wall. We also spent some time in the kitchen and made delicious chocolate-peanut butter cupcakes. It's a good thing they're so big because then they'd be all gone by now!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thank You Cards

A few weeks ago, our mom's friend asked us to make a cake for a baby shower. The cake was adorable and everyone loved it. Anyway, in 'payment' for our work (and I use the term 'work' loosely), we were given gift cards. And since it's what we do, we made a 'thank you' card for her. Personally, I love this card, (except for the smudging that I had to do in photoshop). I think it's so cute, and appropriate. The first two pictures are from the front and the third is the inside. I love the little sheep and her flower!

Hopefully we'll be able to complete some more projects this weekend. We have a few invitations and dresses to finish! Although it's official that we can't stand the snow anymore, there are some perks, like having everything cancelled, leaving more time to craft!! :0)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cricut Cake- Amazing!

We were lucky enough to receive a Cricut Cake for Christmas this year. It is such an amazing product! We spent the afternoon making cookies and cutting them into different shapes. I love how it cuts the dough so neatly. I think there were only two or three cookies with frayed edges. Can't wait to use it for cakes! Here's a little picture of some of the cookies we made.
The recipe we used was adapted from another Christmas present. It was supposed to be a butterscotch cookie, but it turned out to be a chocolate chip cookie. They were so good! 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Holiday Thank-You's

Now that the holidays are over, it's time to write the thank-you notes! I will post a few pictures of the cards we made. Something nice and simple- a nice way to relax after the crazy holidays!
*Update- Here is a picture of the two cards. They're both about the same, just different sizes.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's been awhile since I've added pictures here. It's been a bit busy here. However, since I have some time tonight, I decided to update. This post has pictures of most of our holiday projects.
First, this is a picture of our cards for the holidays. We did three different designs- a gingerbread, penguin, and a "'twas the night before Christmas". The cards are double side-step cards.

Last year, we decided to make ornaments for our family members. We wanted to make a new one for each year. The ones for this year are amazing- because they sparkle so much! Everything should sparkle and be as bright! This is just one that we made. There were about 18 in total. We added the year to one side of them.

The last set of pictures are some of the other gifts we made. I have to give all of the credit to Robyn, who worked endlessly on these projects- and finished them in time! She made simple fleece blankets for our aunts and uncles, and a wonderful quilt for our mom. She made 2 more amazing projects, but I don't want to post those pictures yet because we still have to surprise one of our brothers.  

*Updated- Here are our last two quilts, made for our brothers*

The one on the left is made with UConn Huskies fabric and the one on the right is made with Dallas Cowboys fabric.

And, for our last projects (I think), here is our Christmas Eve cake. It was a green, red, and white checkerboard cake. I must say that the cake wasn't decorated necessarily to our liking, but we pulled it off, enough! The inside picture isn't great, but it gets the point across.
Phew! I think that is the end of the list of Christmas projects! Now that it's already another year...