Monday, May 4, 2015

Alexander enjoying his smash cake on his 1st birthday



Alexander enjoying his smash cake for his 1st birthday

Alexander's Mickey cake for his first birthday

Mickey Mouse is Alexander's favorite show to watch and he will sit straight up and watch when they play the "hotdog dance" and then lay back down and be asleep after the song goes off.  This is the cake I made for his first birthday cake.  I have not made a character cake in several years but he was very pleased with this one.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Thanksgiving card for Lauren

This is a card I made for a lady who has been so wonderful to us.  She gave Alexander a baby bed, the whole set of Winnie the Pooh bedding, all kinds of clothes, and even toys.  She isn't family but with all the love she has given to Alexander and the rest of us she is family by heart! I want her to know that we appreciate everything she has done and just for being there.
I am not sure why this is turned in this direction on the blog because in my pictures it is not.  Oh well.  I used "Tiny Turkey colored" from Louby Lou Designs and just added the sentiment on my computer and sparkly ribbon and rhinestones and Sakura Stardust pen around the sign and on the lines on his feathers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

One of the smiling faces that light my most cloudy days!

This is Alexander at 6 months old.  He is the happiest little man, and he simply charms everyone he meets, and just melts my heart!!  He has come a long way from the below picture to this.

He is only a tiny bit spoiled and I truly thank God every day for such a precious gift!!  When we take him out we have strangers stop us and say he beautiful he is - and he just smiles from ear to ear, I always wonder if they can see God's love shining out of his little face.  All babies are a blessing and I love and cherish all my children and grandchildren and I would not trade any of them for anything and I thank God for sharing them with us and try to let them know how much I love them every day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homemade hot or cold packs using whole corn kernels

This is the site for instructions to make homemade hot or cold packs http://web.archive.org/web/20080531122731/http://www.diamondthreadworks.com/microwave_heating_bags.htme and also at this site
http://happyandsimple.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/microwavable-hotcold-packs-made-from-corn-tutorial/

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Candy at Jacque's Joie de Vivre site

Hi guys!  If anyone stumbles upon this blog anytime soon there is wonderful blog candy on Jacque's site http://jacquesmagnolias.blogspot.com/2014/08/candy-candy-candy.html, and wonderful projects and inspiration on Cut Cardstock.  Please check out both sites!  Also, Jacque always has some of the most gorgeous cards and creations on her site it is just music to my eyes to visit every day.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fred She Said Paper Piercing design and colored iris for Janice's BD card

This is a card I made for Janice's birthday this year.  My mind was completely blank and everything I thought of I just could not find everything I needed to make it and suddenly this popped into my head!  The paper pricking around the corners and the purple iris are from Fred She Said site from two separate designs. The corners actually go with the rose but I took it out and replaced it with the iris because Janice and I exchange iris bulbs when either of us get something different.  The site for the iris is: http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/2012/06/bearded-iris.html and is already colored and ready for use. The site for the paper pricking is: http://fred-she-said-store.blogspot.com/2012/03/diamond-rose-with-pp-pattern.html.  The white paper is Georgia Pacific from Walmart and the purple is Recollections.  The shiny paper trimming the card front and the iris diamond is holographic paper that I love and try to buy when I find it in a store.  I don't care for the self adhesive kind and prefer to use the thicker.  I punched the holes with a push pin and the holographic paper underneath sparkles thru. I hope Janice will be happy with the card and I am just happy that I actually made something!!