Monday, December 27, 2010

Ornaments atop a tree

Santa made the kiddos ornaments this year. Normally the kiddos get ornaments in their stockings, but I think the elves have made them in the past. This year I think the big man himself, or at least Mrs. Claus, made the ornaments.

They look to be made out of felt, Wunder Under, batting and thread. I found a tutorial I bet Santa used over at the Made blog.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Letter to Santa

I have had this chalkboard finished for a couple of month's now. I used it in my fall decor and now I am using it in my Christmas decor. I made it so that we could use it as a message board when the kids get older. We got the frame at a neighbor's garage sale for 50 cents. The glass was broke and there was a drawing in the frame, but I just wanted it for the frame anyway.

Deets~I bought a board at Lowe's cut to fit the frame and painted it with chalkboard paint. I then cleaned off the old paint on the frame, and spray painted it with a red color. Then, I hot glued the board to the frame. I love how it turned out.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Baby Boy's 3rd Birthday

Baby Boy's Birthday was just before Thanksgiving. I would have posted this sooner, but I couldn't find the camera. You know how that goes.

We had a John Deere theme, and we had the party at Nana and Papa's house.

I made a simple sheet cake and covered it with royal icing. I then took at toothpick and drew and outline of a tractor on the cake. I then lined my drawing with black icing. I thinned the icing down after that and flooded the body of the tractor. It was a whole lot easier than piping stars on the cake.

I also made a three shirt. I simply took some Wonder Under, and drew a three backwards on it. I then ironed that on to my material. After that was ironed on to the material, I peeled the paper backing off and ironed it onto the shirt. Nana went around it with some thread to give it a decorative edge.

This is of baby boy blowing out the candles. I can't believe he has gotten so big.

I also made him a cape. One side is superman, and the other is batman. If you would like to make one of you own, I got the idea from the blog Serving Pink Lemonade here.

I will post better pics of the cape when the kiddos are not asleep.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pulling Into The Station - Craft Stop

I am back with another installment of Blog Spot. These are some blogs that I frequent often to can inspiration for crafts. I will be having a few of my own pretty soon.

The first one just list a lot of crafts that people all over blogland have been creating. If you click on the image, it will send you to that person's blog so you can get instructions on how to make your very own project. Please go visit Childmade - an idea place.

This second one is almost just like the first blog in that it list out crafts from other people's blogs. This one however list out the name and the project with the pictures. Please go visit One Pretty Thing.

The third one I am featuring isn't like the others, but I don't think I have anymore blogs where they feature other people's least not like the other two blogs. So, I am just going to feature one of my fav individuals. This blog has all types of sewing projects on it. Please go vist Made.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pulling Into The Station - Food Stop

Welcome to the first post on blogs I love. This weeks addition is all about some food blogs I love visiting.

This first one is all about cupcakes. For the last year or so I have been really crazy about cupcakes. This site features cupcakes from bakers all over the country. You can't help but smile when you see all the cupcake goodness. Please go to Cupcakes Take the Cake.

This next one is all about the mistakes and hilarity that happens when bakeries try to design cakes. Please go to Cake Wrecks.

I love this one. It's all about creative desserts, but mostly cake pops. Bakerella has been on a book signing tour, and she was even in Dallas. I just wish I could have gone. Please go to Bakerella.

That is all for now. Hope you enjoy viewing some new blogs.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all had a fun and spooky time yesterday. I wanted to share some of the treats I made for our festivities yesterday.

First off I made some mummy dogs.

Deets~ All you do for these, is take crescent rolls and cut them into strips. Then, wrap this around your hot dogs and cook according to directions on crescent can.

Next up are bones.

Deets~ For these I took some store breadsticks rolled them out and twisted knots in the end. I then brushed some butter on them, and sprinkled parmesan cheese on them before baking. I baked them according to the directions on the breadsticks can.

Next up are my desserts.

I first made monster fingers.

Deets~ I melted candy melts and almond bark and dipped nutter butters in them. While, they were still soft I stuck candy in one end for a nail.

I then made eyeballs.

Deets~ For these, I melted almond bark and dipped vanilla wafers in it. While they were still wet, I stuck a chocolate chip in the center. I let them harden then I put some green candy melts in a ziplock bag and snipped the end off. I put the green around the chocolate chip to make it look like an eery eye. You could go one step further and paint on red streaks with food coloring to make the eyes look blood shot, but I didn't have time to do that.

I got all of these fun recipes from the Taste of Home website. There are many other great things to try on there as well.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Spooky Tree


I finally have my project done that uses the paper I teased about in the sneak peak last post.

Aren't the little skulls and bones cute? I love the bright green color as well.

~Deets~ Patterned paper - K & Company, Black cardstock & Bows - Wal-Mart, Other items - floral cone & pins.

~Instructions~ I first cut my paper into 3/4 inch strips and then cut those strips into pieces that were 3 inches long. I folded them in half, and stuck them into the cone using the pins. I then Hot glued on the bows once I reached the top. Pretty easy to do. I used the green floral cone, but I recommend using the white ones because they don't flake off as easily.

Let me know if you try this yourself.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hello, My name is Stephanie and I am a blog-o-holic!

I have a few cards for you this morning, but first I want to confess something. I am a blog-o-holic. I love going onto blogs first thing in the morning and seeing all the new post. Here are just a few of the ones I have been stalking recently.

New Dress A Day

Frugal Family Fun Blog

I will add a weekly blog post called Pulling Into The Station of some of my fav blog finds.

But now let's take a look a some cards.

Deets ~ cardstock - Wal-mart, patterned paper - Michael's, ribbon - garage sale find, stamp & ink Close To My Heart

Deets ~ brown cardstock - Wal-mart, fiber paper - local scrapbook store, sticker - Michael's, ribbon - garage sale, stamp & ink - Close To My Heart

Sneak Peak at what's coming up:

I am making a cute craft with this paper, and I can't wait to show you what it is.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Flower Power


I have two cards for you today. They are both birthday cards. Hope you like.

~Deets~Cardstock-Walmart; Ribbon & Brads-some from my stash; Flowers, stamp & ink-Close To My Heart

~Deets~Cardstock, Button & ribbon-Walmart; Patterned Paper-Michael's; Stamp and ink-Close To My Heart

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Squirrelly Birthday


Todays card is a birthday card I created for my Dad's birthday. He has a pecan orchard so I immediately thought of a card with a pesky squirrel on it. It even has a mini pecan on it from the orchard.

Deets ~ cardstock: Wal-Mart, fiber paper, brads & stickers: Michael's, marker - BIC Mark It!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here Piggy, Piggy!


Today's card was made for a special Arkansian. My coworker grew up in Arkansas, and she loves the Razorbacks, but we give her a hard time that they are just piggies. So, I made her a piggy card.

Deets ~ cardstock, patterned paper, and rhinestones (Michael's), ink and stamp (Close To My Heart)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Here in our little Town, they had a baby pageant the other day. The theme this year was Disney. So, I decided to refashion Audrey a costume out of something that was in my stash. It used to be a long sleeve top for fall or winter and I turned it into a cute Pocahontas outfit. She didn't do so hot in the pageant, but I do think she made a rather cute Pocahontas if I do say so myself. On the bright side, we already have a Halloween costume for this year.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Birthday card


I am sharing a card that I made for my cousin's birthday today.

~Deets~ cardstock - Walmart, Patterned paper - Close To My Heart and Creative Memories, Butterfly stamp - Martha Stewart, Birthday stamp & ink - Close To My Heart, pen - Creative Memories, Gems - Michael's.

Hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HB2U, Now make a wish!


I am going to showcase 2 cards for you today. They are both bold and bright Birthday cards. They would be perfect for a boy's birthday.

The first one has a candle on it, which adds a fun touch.

~Deets~ cardstock & candle - Wal-Mart, hemp string - Michael's, patterned paper, stamp & ink - Close To My Heart

The second card is made completely from cardstock and stickers.

~Deets~ cardstock - Wal-Mart, border stickers and alphabet stickers are from Mrs. Grossman

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Oh, Baby!


I have two cards to share with you today.

This first card was for a special order since I hadn't created any girl baby cards yet. I whipped out my sewing machine and some quilt batting and made a mini baby blanket. I think it turned out rather cute for my first card using my sewing machine.

~Deets~ Card base - Wal-Mart pack, patterned paper, buttons & stickers - Michael's

The second card is is also one I have in my stash to sell. I used a layout from one of my magazines, and came up with this.

~Deets~ Card base - Wal-Mart pack, patterned paper - Michael's paper pack, baby stamp, ink & brads - CTMH

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Butterfly Sparkles


I have two cards to share with you today.

I first made the orange to put in my stash of cards to sell, but then there was a birthday coming up in the family so I decided to use it instead.

~Deets~ Card base - Wal-Mart pack, , glitter - Martha Stewart, flower & buttons - Michael's, Stamp, ink and black layer - CTMH

The second card is for my wonderful Uncle & Aunt who are celebrating their Anniversary. I think it's the 44th for them.

~Deets~ Card base - Kit from my stash, Orange layer - My Mind's Eye, Butterfly stamp - Martha Stewart, Markers - Bic Mark It, Sentiment stamp & ink - CTMH

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thank You, Wild Thing

Here are a few more cards that I had up for sale. You read it write 'had'. I sold my first 2 cards yippee. I will add more soon. Hope you like them.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thanks and Thinking of You

I am going to start saling cards. They will be for $3 which includes the envelope. If you have anything in particular you would like me to make a card for just let me know. Here are 2 I have up for sale right now.