Thursday, July 23, 2009
So its been a bit of time since I've crafted anything because my little baby takes up all my time...you moms out there know how that is! Anyhow I wanted to do something to unwind at the end of a hard day and started to think "what can I do to my wobbly chipboard button embellishments to make them even better?" An idea hit me!.....make them into MAGNETS!!! I liked the idea because now those who don't use them for paper craft projects can use them for a practical purpose...to hold stuff up onto the fridge. No more ugly boring pizza store advertisement magnets displaying your child's precious work!!!! As with my wobbly chipboard epoxy button embellishments, these are covered with a thick HIGH GLOSS epoxy to give it that extra shine! Each button measures 1 inch x 1.25 inch approx. (larger than the chipboard button embellishments in my shop) and comes in a set of four for $6.99. I absolutely love the set in the second picture. Each button is a different shade of green which has such a calming effect....Lord knows I need that these days!!!! So far I've listed only one set (the above mentioned one) in my shop found here but in the next few days I should be listing the rest. These make fantastic hostess gifts. They are also a great way to gift your child's teacher or just a simple way to say thank you to your child's coach. As usual, have a happy crafty day!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I'm no baker because the last time I baked people chipped their teeth on my rock hard brownies! However I saw this cake and was inspired to renew my dreams of becoming Betty Crocker all over again! The cake looks so vibrant and reminds me of a child's art project! The second picture actually reminds me of a Crayola Crayon box! This makes me want to go color...oops, I meant bake...he he he!!!! What really surprised me about this cake is the ingredients calls for using two cans of SODA (sprite zero into two boxes of cake mix)!!! For the full tutorial on how to make this yourself go here. Hope this brings out your inner child!