Sunday, July 27, 2014

I saw it, I pinned it, and I made it- Boston Creme Donuts

I saw this recipe from Sugary Sweets and thought that really looks easy!

Here is the original recipe:

I made a few changes- I just used sugar free vanilla pudding and nothing else. I pulled the grands apart and just scooped the filling in because I didn't have a pastry bag.

I also just used premade frosting and heated it in the microwave. 

I also let them set up in the fridge for about five minutes.

They were a huge hit and seven if the eight were eaten right away!

Calorie count I think per donut is 240 calories and they hit the mark on taste! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #2

Wow did we have a fun challenge last week at CASE-ing the Catty and we are back again this week for our second week of challenges. This week we are doing the second area in the catalog that is all about Memory Keeping.

I have to say I like making scrapbook pages as much as cards. The one thing I like a lot about scrapbooking is using Stampin Up! My Digital Studio. 

I use it all the time and will print it up to stick in my scrapbooks. I like how I can build a page with a bunch of different elements that are both included in the basic MDS package and than add ins I have gotten over the years. 

I used page 38 (US version) as inspiration for my page to highlight the adorable picture of my kiddos (I might be slightly bias though). 

The digital DSP is part of the Summer possibilities set which I got because I so wanted 4th of July colors. 

I than was able to recolor the embellishments to match the Summer Possibilities (I just used the picker feature). 

I love MDS so much and find so many things to do with it. I have made invitations, cards and even used the digital stamps with my Cricut to Explore to cut out. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

TTTC # 28- Building Block Card

This week over at the Technique Twist  we are doing the Building Block Card.

I have to say this wasn't one of my favorites. I had a hard time with it. My first attempt was ugly and in the trash it went. I actually thought of not doing it because I was finding it frustrating and we were headed out of town but I did. 

I made some tweaks to it as I went along.  When I was doing it the second time, I scored the block part and just cut it with a scissors which was so much easier and more accurate. 

I decided to make a Star Wars theme card because it always seems to be present in my house- especially when you have a boy!

I used of course my Cricut to cut out the yellow rectangles and write the words using a free font I found. 

Than I used a SVG from IconFinder to cut out Darth. He is so cute (I know he shouldn't be cute but he is).

I can't see me making more of these cards- to involved and it isn't dramatic enough for me but heck I tried it and twisted myself into doing it!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

CASE-ing the Catty Challenge #1

Welcome to a new Challenge Blog I am participating in:  CASE-ing the Catty. The whole idea behind this challenge is find inspiration from Stampin Up's 2014-15 Catalog

Our first challenge for the week is finding inspiration and CASE-ing an idea from the Gift and Packaging Section of the catalog. These ideas can be found from pages 6-23 (US version).

I love to give gifts and I had picked up from the clearance rack this adorable Designer Kit Boutique Boxes. I than when ahead and of course added my own spin on it using specifically inspiration from page 14 (those two boxes on the top). 

This is such a simple box and could be used for a gift card. How fun would that be to get a gift card all wrapped up in this.

I just cut a piece of DSP from Sweet Taffy and wrapped it around the box. I than used my big scallop punch and circle punch to create the tag. I stamped on the cute imagine from the Hostess set Hello Love. 

Make sure to go check out the other wonderful designers on CASE-ing the Catty to see what they created. 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Monogrammed my own stuff

I got some new thirty one things and refused to pay for the personalization on them so I did it myself.

I used felted iron on so it looks like it was stitched on. I wish the Benson was a tad straighter but oh well. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Patriotic Colors!

Still have our Patriotic Colors challenge going over at the Technique Twist. 

Here is another card I did as a thank you for my daughter's teacher. I did not fussy cut the octopus from Sea Street, instead, I stamped, scanned and imported it into the Cricut Design software and cut it out. I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Anchors Away

Someone gave me the idea to do a shirt with a gold anchor on it. So when I found this shirt on sale and I already had gold iron vinyl- well it had to be made. 

I love it and it is so summer!