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Who needs and Ice Cream Cone when you have Hot Coco Cones!

Back in early November I decided that I was not going to make my shortbread chocolate dipped cookies for my Christmas goodies I pass out.  Instead I thought of the hot coco cones I saw at a local Harvest Craft fair back in October and thought I would take a stab at doing that. 

I forgot to purchase one at the fair to break down and see how it was done and the quantity they used.  Luckily My Pink Stamper did a whole tutorial on making these since she saw the same idea at a craft fair she was at… how random! 

I made over 5 dozen of these using a tag from Winter Frolic cut at 1 3/4 inches.  I used some christmas paper that I had in my stash from a million years ago (I am totally on this kick to be out with the old before I buy another sheet of paper). I used Stickles for the scarf.  For the stamping I used Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up Inks and My Pink Stamper’s Winter Treats and Sayings and Christmas Wishes stamp set. 

The past week I have been passing these out and everyone is LOVING them!  I think I just found my new Christmas goodie tradition and it something that the kids love to help with!

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Bringing a Little Glitz to a Favorite Bible Story

I made this for a Christmas present for someone (can’t say who, just in case they read this blog).  I finished it late last night.  This has been a project 3 years in the making.  I saw this idea (at least the glittering of the animals for Christmas tree ornaments) on Martha Stewart’s show back in December of 2008.  I ordered the set from her vendor she was showcasing and started on this project. . . . I only was able to glitter 2 sets of animals and then came down with Hyperemisis (extreme morning sickness where I needed home IVs to stay hydrated for weeks) with my second child.  Then we bought a house that was a fixer 4 weeks after she was born. 

In reorganizing and getting a dream craftroom set up (will be showcasing that in a few weeks) I found this unfinished project and decided to finish it, but with a new twist.  Make a wreath out of it. 

I had a heck of a time finding a big enough wreath to fit everything and I wanted a rustic year-round wreath so I stuck with grapevine.  I welded the two 18 inch wreaths I found at Michael’s with zip ties and then glittered the components.  WHAT A MESS! My hard floors will ever resemble a disco ball!  I then hot glued the animals in pairs and then found some wooden letters to add the word “Promise” on the Ark – that was not part of the kit.

I then set the glitter with hair spray ( a trick I found via Martha Stewart’s latest magazine).  I used crinkle ribbon I got via My Craft Spot (the best ribbon ever!) to tie the animals on to the wreath and for embelishments. I reinforced all the wooden components with hot glue. 

It was a fun project, but I think I will not take on such a big glitter job in a long while.  The whole time I was doing this I was bummed that Beacon has not put that amazing glittering adhesive on the market that I saw showcased via My Pink Stamper!  That will be the next must have in the supply closet!

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “my craft room looks like Tinker Bell resides there” pie with me!

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My Stab at a Crayon Wreath

 

 

‘Tis the season for making homemade Christmas gifts.   This past fall I saw these done and decided that I wanted to do this for my daughter’s teacher.  She is a pre-k teacher that is just amazing. I adore her and will be sad to say goodbye this year.   She has a time during her class where she does neat science experiments for the kiddos and when the experiment is done she always says, “That’s science friends!”.  I wanted to incorporate that into the project as well.

It was a bit more labor intensive than I expected and what I used was a wire wreath and flipped it over and placed a glass bowl in the middle to line up the crayons perfectly.  I then hot glued the crayons to the wire . . . that was a bit tricky, but I figured it out.

I have one more to make and I will take pics along the way to the steps I did so you can see how it was done and the recipe next week.  

Thanks for sharing a bit of “spreading the Christmas cheer” pie with me.

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Taking Time for a Dear Friend!

I am in deep with Christmas project mode and I got a call from a friend that needed some help for making some last-minute thank you tags for a party she is throwing this week.   It is going to be a very special and elegant party so I did a few samples for her and this is what we came up with.  Thankfully they are done and in the safety of her hands and I am back onto Christmas crafty crazy!

Thanks for coming hand sharing a piece of “keeping your friends priority” pie with me.

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recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Storybook cut at 2 inches.  The card base was cut to business card size of 2 inches high and 3.5 inches long.

Cuttlebug – Embossing Folder Musical Flourish

Paper- belive it or not all scrap! Yay!

Stamp: My Pink Stamper – Everyday Life

Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black

Ribbon: Celebrate It wire red 1 inch

Ruff Day!

My husband’s brother and his wife had a doggie named Molly.  She was about 3 years old and had her last day of chasing squirrels and protecting her “pack” that consisted of humans, a dog, a pig, a few goats, a donkey, and some barn cats that dwelled on a 5 acre homestead this past Sunday. Sadly, it appears her last moments were doing what she did best, and that was protecting.  It was a sad day for the family and even me.  She was a funny dog with a lot of sass and vinegar… something I can identify with. 

I made this card for my brother and sister-in-law to express our sympathy for their loss, since we are dog lovers too, we could not even imagine what it would be like to loose our 5 year old pound puppy, Sadie.

I am certian that Ms. Molly is running to her heart’s delight in doggie heaven, since all dogs get to go to heaven. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of ” loving and remembering a good dog” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge:  Creat A Critter cut at 4 inches

Paper: Used from my scrap bin

Cuttlebug: Embossing Folder

Ribbon: My Craft Spot – Baker’s Twin

Ink:

  • Stampin’ Up pastels for the edging around the dog’s features
  • Uniball Signo White Gel Pen – for stitching an eyes
  • Stampin Up Early Espresso Stamp Pad – for sentiment inside card

Stamps: My Pink Stamper

Glossy Accests fro the nose and eyes

Pop Dots

A Quick Pre-Game Day Card and Post!

It is almost game day here at Camp Pie.  Thanksgiving is one of my fav holidays!  Since I love to cook, I find this holiday is my personal Superbowl.  The house is already stating to fill with the aroma of sweet and savory things!  We don’t have a lot of family close by, but I cook like we do so friends that  pop in over the long weekend  will have plenty to eat!   

This weekend will be filled with heading off to the mall at midnight Thanksgiving to see what Gymboree has to offer on deals and just get out with the “crazies”,  getting Christmas out and re-organizing the house! 

Here was a project I did before I transitioned into Turkey Day Bowl!  It was a thank you card for a pre-turkey day dinner we were invited to.

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Thanks for having a piece of “tingling with Turkey Day fever” pie with me.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge: Wild Card –  both card and envelope cut at 5 inches.

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Cotton Stacker and Recollections for white sentiment holder

Ink: Martha Stewart Craft Ink pens

Stamp – My Pink Stamper

Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon Vanilla Bean – My Craft Spot

Additional Embellishments – Perfect Peals – Bistro set (added around sentiment for a more distressed look)

Turkey Day Cupcakes!

Hello everyone! I had so much fun today making these with my kiddos.   We made the cupcakes and the toppers! 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “early Turkey Day” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cartridge: Mini Monograms for circle cut at 1 3/4, 2 3/4 and 2 1/4

Cuttlebug: Distressed Stripes

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Harvest Gatherings, Recollections cardstock

Glossy Accents

Ink: chocolate – Close to my Heart

Stickles

Wilton lollipop sticks – 4 inches

 

Over the Moon Card and Gift Bag!

 

I decided to enter this project into a challenge of a new blog, My Creative Time,  I  just stumbled upon for her Throw Back Thursday Challenge of making a kid friendly project.  I could not believe my good fortune that I just did the project so I could add it to her challenge.  I am super happy I found another great blog forum with another great design team full of neat and creative ideas!

This is the matching bag and card I made to go along with a banner I made for a friend’s little boy! My friend was super happy with it all and we had a great time at the party… it was at a local Children’s Museum that I never knew about.  It is totally community funded (no government help) and it was AMAZING! We will be signing up for an annual membership.

 

Cricut Cartridges:

  • B is for Boy – Rocket  and layer cut at 5 inches, 4.74 and 4.5 inches
  • Celebrations – Circles cut at 5.5 , 5.25 and 3.5 AND the number 3 cut at 2 inches and 1/5 inches

Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots and Distressed Stripes embossing folder

Card: 8×11 folded in half, layer cut 4 wide and 5 1/4 long and novelty paper cut 4 wide and 2 inches long

Paper:

  • Recollections card stock
  • Recollections scrapbook paper – found in open stock bins
  • Die Cuts with a View Autumn Glitter stacker for the letters and numbers (be sure to do multi cut and be on 6 for blade)

Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder – Biscotti – Used on embossed circles/stripes

Glossy Accents Clear, Black and White

Twine from Oh My Craft.com

Stickles – Star Dust and Orange Peel

Pop Dots – Used to layer the rocket and planets

Fly Me to the Moon Birthday Banner!

 

I got the joy of making another boy birthday banner for this weekend!  I was literally over the moon to do this project, since I have been antsy to use my new “B is for Boy” Cricut Lite cartridge.   His theme is “Rockets”. 

I found some cute scrapbook paper at Michael’s and used coordinating color card stock to pull it all together.  Tonight I think I may film another “Easy as Pie” videos on the card and gift bag I am going to make to go along with it.

I had so much fun making this banner, especially since the hubs took the girls out last night to meet up with parents who are in town.  I had three hours of Cricut fun that did not mean I had to be up till all hours in the morning to do it! 🙂

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “beam me up” pie with me!

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • B is for Boy – Rocket  and layer cut at 5 inches, 4.74 and 4.5 inches
  • Learning Curve – Letters cut at 3.5
  • Celebrations – Circles cut at 5.5 , 5.25 and 3.5 AND the number 3 cut at 2 inches and 1/5 inches

Cuttlebug: Spots and Dots embossing folder

Paper:

  • Recollections card stock
  • Recollections scrapbook paper – found in open stock bins
  • Die Cuts with a View Autumn Glitter stacker for the letters and numbers (be sure to do multi cut and be on 6 for blade)

Ranger Pearl Powder – Biscotti – Used on embossed circles

Glossy Accents Clear, Black and White

Twine from Oh My Craft.com

Stickles – Star Dust and Orange Peel

Halloween!

Halloween Tree

Well it is over… Halloween that is.  The kids are coming down from the sugar and party high which makes for some challenging moments and there were times yesterday I was convinced they were trying out a few new little monster costumes. 

 The party was a huge success.  We ended up having  all but 3 families show up but a few “last-minute invites” took their place, so I had a total of about 20 kids and 40-ish adults here.  It was a little overwhelming at times trying to keep cold beverages in everyone’s hands (it was 80 degrees and I was the requested margarita maker – I can make  a mean margarita!) while trying to catch up with friends and remembering to change my youngest diaper.    The best feedback was my oldest telling me that she can’t wait until next year, so we can do it again!

Trick or Treating was my favorite thing we did.  My kids really have the hang of it this year and marched, sometimes bravely, to doors and melted everyone’s heart out of more candy than they should have been given with “please”, “thank you” and “Happy Halloween”.  That made this mommy very happy!

I am super sorry that I don’t have more detailed pictures of my projects and a ton of them are missing.  It was just a bit crazy to get it all documented.  I did have a kids craft table where they got to decorate little fash lights that came with batteries I picked up at Home Depot to take with them for Halloween night. That was a big hit with both kids and parents. 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “Life’s is a Party” pie with me!

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