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Showing posts from March, 2012

Taking the week off

I have decided to take the week off from crafting. My back still hurts and I can't sit long enough to get anything done. Hopefully, my back will heal quickly and I will be back to normal next week.


Wine Bottle Cake

My brother in law asked me for a cake for his wife's birthday. They are having a wine party and he wanted the cake to be red, zebra and wine.. This is what I came up with.... Love it!

The zebra is Wilton's Sugar Sheets, the red is Duff fondant, the white around the bottle is white chocolate shavings and the bottle was made by making a gum paste mold of a real bottle of wine. The wine label was printed using edible ink and a frosting sheet. Everything you see is edible.

Blog Award

I'd like to say a big thank you to Michelle from MichelleMyBelle'sCreationswho has sent me this award. I hope you'll stop by and check out her Blog. She creates for ScrappyDew and on the design team for Dewette-Designs
The idea of the award is to draw attention to blogs with less than 200 followers and  pass the award on to 5 other bloggers all in the spirit of fostering new connections.

 The rules for the award are :-

1. Show your appreciation to the person who gave it to by
    thanking them and linking back to their blog.
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers (with less than 200
    followers) that you appreciate and follow.
4. Leave a comment to the 5 bloggers to let them know you
    have chosen  them for the award.

'Liebster' in German means 'dearest', so to carry this tradition on here are the blogs I'd like to give this award to: Barbara from Katie from http://ktsangels.blogspot.c…

Safari Themed Baby Shower

I had the honor of making the cake and some decorations for my niece, Marissa's, baby shower. Her theme was Safari which was so much fun to work with. Here is what I came up with.

This is the cake that weight a hundred pounds. The animals were made with fondant/gumpaste mixture.

Look at those cute booties made from SVG Attic's Baby Boy collection. eeekkkk - are they not just toooo cute? We intended to use them for nuts and candy on each table but no one wanted to put food in them in and risk ruining them.

I also made a mobile for each table using SVG Attic Baby Boy and Create a Critter cartridge. Each table was a different animal.

I used Birthday Bash for the banner....

What do you think? Did I due well for my niece?

3rd Times A Charm?

I have been asked by my students to redo this class for the 3rd time.... am I blessed or what? Here are the pictures... There is a video further down on my blog on how I made this using the heart from George Basic Shapes.

Supplies to bring: Cricut - don't have one? No problem, the store has them you can rent for an extra $5.00 for the evening George Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge - don't have this cart? No Problem, we will have two in class to share Flower Shoppe Cricut Cartridge - don't have this either? Still no problem. Adhesive (Tee used her ATG Gun but any tape runner or Scotch Quick Dry will work just fine) Basic Took Kit Score Pal or anything else to score with

3D Teacup - Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2

I am in love with the new Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge Cricut came out with but wasn't so excited about going out and buying a new housing for my Cricut to score. I remembered someone posting that you can 'flip' an old blade around in the existing housing and use it to do your scoring. Well, I gave it a try and loved the results....

WARNING: Practice with some old paper that is the same weight as you will be using on your project. I had my pressure up to high and my paper ripped.

In the area?? I will be doing a make-n-take this Wednesday, March 21st at Hearts-n-Crafts between 10:30 and 1pm for $5.

Special thanks to Amy from for the inspiration...

Easter Candy Box Tutorial - Create a Critter

My girlfriend, Jearise, talked me into making a tutorial video on how to make this cute 3D candy box using Create a Critter.   I must admit it didn't take much to be talked into it. I think the entire conversation was

ME: Maybe I will make a new video with this??
Jearise: I think you should.
ME: Ok, I will make it!

Haha, so here you are - my newest video tutorial.

I did go into the settings of my cricut and changed the UNITS to 1/10 vs 1/4.

Would love some feedback on my video - the good, the bad and the ugly. Wait, no bad or ugly... :)

Oval is cut at:
3 @ 4.7
1 @ 4.5
1 @ 4.4

Chick and cracked egg is cut at 3
Strips are cut at 2" and 1 1/2" scored at the 1/2"

Thanks for watching ~~Tee

Peep Show

I am here to show off how the cute rose box from the Be Mine collection at SVGAttic. It is the perfect size to hold 4 cute little peeps. The only modification I made to the file was to add a 'window' to the front of the box and cover it with a piece of plastic. This came together in about 15 mins - - eeekkk, isn't it adorable?

The stamp is from Shabby Chic Stamp Co.

Create a Critter - Hey Chickee!

My students challenged me to make a 3D Easter Egg for this week's Cricut Tips with Tee. I wanted to use Create a Critter but couldn't find an egg to use until I have the caption using special feature "phrase" found on the image with the Cow...

The stamp is from Bunny Love by Shabby Chic Stamp Co.

If you are in the area - come join me this Wednesday! Class is being offered on March 14th 10:30am to 1pm.


Welcome Spring - Blog Hop

Welcome Spring Blog Hop being hosted by SVG Attic . This is my first time participating in an "hop" and I am super excited so I am giving away some BLOG CANDY!! Yup, keep reading to learn how you can enter for a chance to win some great items. 
We will be showcasing the latest release Welcome Spring plus giving you some wonderful ideas to use this set. Don't you just love it? eeekkkk
 If you've happened here by luck...Great, but we ask that you start at the beginning of the hop with SVGAttic's Blog so you don't miss a thing. If you've come from Sandra at, you are on the right track and can relax and enjoy the ride.

As soon as I saw the watering can I knew I had to make it and knew it would look amazing in black, white and pink, well what doesn't, right? The dotted paper is from Teresa's Collins newest line.

BUT WAIT, theres more... Wouldn't this make an amazing Mother's day gift with a plant inside? I am t…

SVG Attic DT Project - Pot o Gold

Happy Tuesday to you - Today I want to share with you a Pot o Gold I made using the Go Green kit from SVG Attic. I wanted a 3D pot of gold so I cut out the file twice at 5 1/2" then cut a strip of paper that measured 10x3. I first scored the long side at a 1/2 inch on each side then turned and scored at 2 1/2 and 7 1/2. I then glued this to the inside of the cut outs making a 3D object.

See you next time

Peacock Cake - Happy Birthday Elisa

I was asked to make my cousin a cake for her birthday and knew she liked peacocks. I didn't know what direction to take the cake until I saw a cake like this online. It gave me some challenges but love the way it turned out.

Hope you love it Elisa!