Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tree of Life Conference Cake

Hello long lost friends.  It has been awhile and I have accumulated many ideas as well as an inspired new direction!  The exciting new change will hopefully aire soon.  Maybe in between now and then I can post some long overdue posts.  Some of these posts are five+ years old...yikes.  

For those reading my blog for the first time know that this site is almost 100% me and my little family.  For the most part, we do not post others ideas or ever steal ideas from outside blogs tweaking a few things to call it our own...nope...we are lowly creators that post creations from our own brains.  We don't make money, generally speaking, but post to inspire those around us FOR FREE!  We were poor college students from 1998-2014. We finally have a job and are trying to act like regular job faring citizens.  My posts from the past reflect the kind of life we lived while students.  We turned a lot of trash into treasure :).  What fun!  We feel blessed beyond words and pray you do too!

We just had a bi-annual conference in our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I was assigned to bring a dessert to our family get together and decided it had to be fun and appropriate for the occasion.  I am posting this cake as it is still fall and maybe fun to make for a family night.  You could change out the candy around the bottom of the cake to match your season of choice.

I did not want to use chocolate icing so I tinted my regular white icing with cocoa to get the brown color.  I used the cake tip with jagged edges to get the texture on the trunk of the tree.  The white balls are Sixlets, found in a regular grocery store cake section.  Graham cracker crumbs surround the 3 layered cake.  Those were tricky to adhere...good luck :).  I had to push the graham cracker crumbs into the icing.  I believe everything else can be figured out...if not contact me.  

Since we don't make money, and I don't have a lot of time, there will be many mistakes in this blog.  It is part of the creative process.  Mistakes often lead into more treasures to be shared!  Happy Fall!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sacrament Cards - Easter Gift Idea

Sacrament Cards

Here is a Free Easter Gift Idea! 
Increase reverence on your church bench with this gift. 

Before the Sacrament is passed allow your children to choose one card to study.  Allow them to pick a new card every week.  Some cards are filled with multiple weeks of study material.  Each card will teach your child about the sacrament and help strengthen their testimony of this sacred ordinance.

INSTRUCTIONS- Download the file, print it off on heavy card-stock and/or laminate the pages, cut them out, connect the cards with a clip or place in an envelope, and toss it in your children's Easter baskets :).  If you have more than one child, you could either print off a copy for each child or split the cards into multiple books.

Please share this with others!  I felt impressed to create it a few years ago and have finally checked it off my list :).  Hopefully it will help at least one person/child's testimony of the Sacrament improve!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snowflake Quilt

Snowflake Quilt
For those with lingering snow flurries here is something to keep you cozy :).

My mother saw some cute wrapping paper and decided the girls in our family needed to made a quilt that resembled it.  We all used our creative juices to make it our own.  Here is mine :)!  It only took me 10 years??

It is hard to see the detail work from a distance.  I hand stitched snow flurries around the quilt.  Each snowflake is blanket stitched onto the quilt.

Wishing you all a warm spring :).

Monday, November 17, 2014

Pudding Turkey Cups

I had to make 48 individually wrapped treats for my kids fall festival and decided to create these feathery friends.  I actually had my kids make them!  It took about 2 hours with 4 semi effective little helpers :).

I purchased 4-12 pack pudding boxes at my local grocery store for under $12 total.  I only used one piece of construction paper per colored body part (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange, and 1 brown).  It did require 92 googly eyes and some sturdy glue/tape.  If you are cheap on the adhesive your turkeys will loose their body parts which will frustrate you!  I had to re-adhere a few :).   

Helpful Hint- Stapling the three feathers together before adhering them will make them easier to work with.

This is a fun holiday craft for ages 3 and up.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Scrapbook Page Idea #4

Page Idea #4- from my Texan Owl Family Scrapbook

Have you been wondering where all the owls are hiding?  Here are some :). 

These owls were rubber stamped onto white paper.  The white rectangles were great for placing wallet sized photos.