Thursday, July 28, 2011

Shot Cups

Shot cups. You know, the ones you buy at the dollar store? Or the party store? You make jello shots in them... Well, I bought some, there is a picture down the post if you don't know what I am talking about. I have had them for almost 6 months trying to figure out what to do with them!
Then one night (why is it that nighttime is the creative time?) I figured it out what to do. I have a hippo chalkboard on my wall, and I got up and drew a picture of what I wanted it to look like.
SO here is a pile of them!
Here is a single one. The liner actually fits all the way to the bottom of the cup so that you can't see the white. I put white liners in them to showcase the colors of the cups. (because they don't make clear ones!)
See the little shot glasses...
Here is what my liner looks like before I put it in the cup. You fold the tabs down and put the circle punch over the top to make it solid. I filled the cups with Hershey's Kisses. You can fit 3 in a shot glass.
So here is more of them! They are made with 2 inch round punch, and 6 scallop round punches made into carnations. My kids said they look like little flowerpots. I was going for cupcakes...but I'll take flowerpots!
Hope you like!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I've been case-ing

I found a site with some wonderful layouts on it. So now I've been casing those layouts. I thought I would share a couple of them with you.
Here is the first...
A birthday one...
I love this one. It is really close to the orginal, but I changed mine up a bit...
And a birdie one!
Hope you like!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

What was I thinking???

Sometimes I just don't know how to say no. I don't know why this is. My mom used to tell me every day, that 95% of my problems I create myself. Its my motto.
I created this problem. I couldn't say no. See all the newspaper. It covers almost every inch of my garage. Almost.
There are a few little spaces where there is no newspaper.
Because of this!
He looks like a basset. He is definitely NOT a basset. He is a wiener dog. Because I can't spell daushound. He has basset markings though. He is really cute. But even with all of that newspaper, he found the littlest slivers where there wasn't any to do his business. I am only dog sitting him. His name is Bandit. I have him for 12 days. He howls at night. Pitiful. Poor doggie. But I am definitely tired of cleaning up after him!!

Only 9 more days....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bottle Caps!

Bottle caps are one of my favorite things! I have lots of favorite things, I know, but that is what makes life grand! I found a bunch of tins in my drawer the other day. (imagine that...) So I have have them sitting on the heater wondering what to do with them.
I mean, really, everyday I think what should I do with them.
Then one night, just as I was about to fall to sleep. I had an idea!! Bottlecaps!!See how tiny and cute these little buggers are? I call them Oreo Savers. They are just big enough to store an oreo in. (If you ever store them, at my house they are gone as soon as I get home from the store... in which case, they could be gumball savers?)
I have a whole bunch of beads in crates. From when I went through a bead frenzie. So, two birds, I used them! They are glass seed beads and there are 2 different colors in each cap.
I used crystal effects to make them stay and give them even more shine. The flower petals are from the Stampin UP! flower punch.
Fun huh!
Hope you like!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Get Well Card

I got this really pretty stamp set from SU. I am getting tired of decorated paper, I wanted to use my stamps! So, I stamped my own background, sponged color every where. Then they have this stuff called Smooch. Its a spray that sprays pearl powder on your papers. So I sprayed white and brown over it.
I popped up the bird, the birdhouse and tied it with a ribbon. Punched a tiny tag and tied it with bakers twine. Inside it says, Get Well.
Hope you like!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Whoopie Pies!

Reading the newspaper at my mum's on Sunday, I came across this page in the "Parade". Who doesn't love Whoopie Pies? So I thought I would make some.
The batter is really fluffy, not like cookie dough, not like cake batter, somewhere in between.

Here's the little mounds... you just use your tablespoon size ice cream scoop...
When they bake, they come out like this...
You make the filling with shortening, vanilla, powdered sugar and marshmellow cream. Fattening!!!
But you always have to take a bite!
Hope you like!

Friday, July 8, 2011

New Recipe Binder

I got busy and made another recipe binder. One that can hold recipes you design or from the internet, you slip them in the pocket folders.
So here is the front of it...
This is the side binding.
Appetizers page. I did folded ribbon on all of the pages...
Main dishes...Sides... the little owl makes me smile.
salads ...
and desserts.
Hope you like!