Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Projects

It's another Monday morning, with another weekend that's gone by too fast. Here's what we spent our time doing. These are cards for our family and friends- just to brighten their days!

And now it's time to start another week...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Time to Unwind!

After "one of those weeks", it's finally Friday and time to unwind. And the best way to do that? Crafting, of course!! So, before I relax, I have some pictures to put up.
This is a picture of the card we made for our cousin and his wife- they're expecting a baby in October!! I think this card is absolutely adorable!!
And here is a picture our new adventure- keychain fobs. I love these because you can make a different one to match each holiday/season!! Now, if only it will help me keep track of my keys...

And now, it's time to get working on the next project!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day

Better late than never. Here are some pictures of our Valentine's Day cards this year. The first is one we made for our sister-in-law and the card says "Sending you tons of love". The picture doesn't really do it justice, in my opinion. The elephant is 3-D, but it's hard to tell. We made a matching box and paint can. The paint can was filled with paper fortune cookies with love-themed quotes. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of it, but it was adorable. The second picture is the card we made our mom, with a sock monkey on it. She kept mentioning how she wanted one at Christmas time, so I thought it would be perfect for her card. I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge to come up with my own file. It was super simple. She loved it! There is also another card but I need to take a picture of it still. Once I take it, it'll come up.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Making the Most of Another Snow Day

As of today, we have had our 10th snow day. Three of them since Tuesday. To make the most of it, we decided to spend some time in the kitchen. Just like our last snow day. We continued to work on different cupcakes to add to our repertoire. We tried to make six different varieties, all of which were delicious, I must say!!


This is a chocolate cake, with chocolate chips and cherry chunks in the mix. It is topped with a cherry buttercream, and, of course, a cherry on top!

This doesn't look like much from the picture, but it is a chocolate cake with chocolate chunks, along with orange liqueur. The ganache also has a hint of orange in it.


Thinking of summer!! This variety is a vanilla cake flavored with rum and pineapple juice. It is topped with a pineapple frosting, with shredded coconut, pineapple chunks, and a cherry.


This is a watermelon cake with a 7-Up frosting. Simple, but delicious!

This cupcake is a cranberry-lime flavored cake, topped with a cranberry rum buttercream.

And last, but not least, STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI

This cupcake has a strawberry banana mix, with a strawberry rum flavored filling. The frosting is also rum flavored.

It was a fun snow day, to say the least! Two of the best ways to spend a few snowy days!! Now it's back to reality and back to school. On a good note, it's Friday, on the bad note, another storm is on the way. We shall see what happens!!