Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today's Tuesday's Tip

Hello Everyone!

Today's Tuesday's tip is all about candels...

I LOVE Yankee candels, but do you ever have a problem lighting them when the wick is so far down? Use a piece of dry spaghetti to light those hard to reach candles!

Also, when you put a taper candle in a cute glass, sometimes after they've been lit for a while, they are a melted mess...to get candle wax out of your candle cups, place in the freezer for a day and it will pop right out!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 23, 2010

Creatively Cutting Corners with Coasters!

My cousin over at Mine for the Making made these coasters with her great find at the dollar store and I thought I’d try and use Mod Podge for the first time as I have been inspired by her! So here goes. 
I used her tutorial which you can find here.  I couldn’t find dollar store coasters, although I have seen those dreadful lobster ones before.  However, I ended up with a fantastic find!  I went on ebay and found round coasters 12 for $1! Here’s the link to that vendor.IMG_1506
Anyway, I started with the coaster  and followed Mine for the Making’s tutorial…but failed miserably.  I couldn’t quite get the cut-out to match up with the size of the coaster and even after trying a razor, a scissor and a rotary cutter…still, it looked pretty crappy.  Luckily! I just bought a silhouette and had a bright idea- I measured the coasters (3.75in) and printed out all of the IMG_1503circles on the designed paper from there.  I got a perfect cut! No trimming necessary! I actually used my tip from last Tuesday and used wallpaper for my coasters.

They turned out really cute! Here’s the finished product:IMG_1502 IMG_1501I guess I’m not as crafty (an definitely don’t have as much patience) as Mine for the Making but this worked for me!
Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

So I'm starting up a new weekly post called "Tuesdays Tip". I'll be posting a tip each Tuesday that will hopefully make your lives a bit easier. Today's tip- WALLPAPER.

Yep, that's right folks...go to your local paint store and ask them to contact you when they have discontinued wallpaper books. What will you do with this massive book of different wallpaper prints, you ask?? Well, scrapbook of course! I'll be posting some of my new scrapbooking templates soon and some will have this FREE paper. So what are you waiting for?? Go call Jervic!! Who doesn't like a freebie!?!?!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My first bloggy award!!

My creative cousin-in-law over at  Mine For The Making awarded me with the Versatile Blogger Award!! Thank you!! I’ve been blogging for a little over a  year on my personal blog  but only started to really get into the blogging world with my craft blog and it’s so flattering to have been given this award! Thanks chica :)

versatile blogger 


-Thank and link back to the person that gave you the award.

-Share 7 things about yourself. 

-Pass the award to 15 blogs you love and enjoy!

-Let those blogs know they've been given the award.

Seven things about myself...

1. I’m in love with my silhouette…I don’t know how I ever lived without it.

2. I could live off of pasta and cheese.

3. Jesus Christ is my Savior and I would be lost without Him.

4. I’m a 1st degree black belt- hiya!

5. I’m married my high school sweetheart

6. I’ve never had a career in mind but always knew I wanted to be a mommy…and that’s my calling as of right now and I’m lovin’ it.

7. My vice: Days of Our Lives.

Fifteen blogs I {heart} to read...

Aunt Lissa’s Cookies

Katie Cakes

Making Disciples at Home

Making Home

Under the Table and Dreaming

Joy in the Little things

According to Kelly

Craft O Maniac

Stampin’ When I Can

Infarrantly Creative

Today’s Creative Blog

Zakka Life

House Finally!

The Silhouette Blog


A tip for mommies :)

Okay, all you mommies out there...I have a tip for you.  

So my 3 year old is really good about eating his fruits and veggies but I still like to sneak them in where I can.  So today, when he asked me to make him some pancakes, I decided to add some of the purees I have frozen for my daughter's baby food.  I experimented with the mango puree ...I know, you're thinking- GROSS...but I'm telling you they came out GREAT!  For this I used the Bisquick recipe and just added about 4 TBS. of the mango puree. The mango was very subtle and at least I know I got one more good thing into my little guy today! If mangoes worked I'm pretty sure your options are endless...so go crazy!

Have fun!