Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creating my book...sneak peeks!

So, I am still in the works with my floral book and added a few more photos.  Getting excited to see this in published form (that will be the day it hits me!)  Smiles

4th of July Idea's

Getting a little head start on 4th of July ideas for the cottage :)

1. star jello =
2. watermelon star fruit salad =
3. mini star pies =
4. cake topper drizzle decorations =
5. Easy Enough 4th of July Ice Cream Float =
6. pinwheel pancakes =
7. 4th of July cake pops =
8. star centerpiece =
9. cupcake 4th of July cakepops by Bakereella =
10. star spangle fruit tart =
11. printable 4th of July bunting =

My next three purchases!

Some of my upcoming purchases.

 60 mm macro...I have to get this baby!

New Romeo Action by KJD

Still perfecting this action to us with people and places.  Works great with flowers but need to tweak a few things for people and places.

Totally Getting This! So Me!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day 2012

Had a super day with the family.  Went to the Hills for lunch and then back to my parents for the kids to have fun!  My girls gave me the sweetest cards.  Thank you darlings'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Planter Pot 2012

Had found some great links to using a terracotta pot and photos of my kids to make a cute Mother's Day present.  Also, you can make them for grandma's, teachers, sisters, aunts, etc...

Print black and white photos ** off on your computer (either with just regular bond paper/photo paper and mod podge:

**IMPORTANT: I used regular paper on mine but my inks from my Canon are water proof and do not bleed, so just make sure that your ink does not smear on your printer. If yours does then maybe do what she says above and print off on photo paper instead. 

  Just know that you use it like glue for the back and you also cover the front of the paper pic printoff's too. So back and front of pictures. But do it in steps, first adhere all the pics to the pot and then use the Mod Podge to coat over everything at the end. It gets like a light milky white over the front of the photos but it dries clear, just make sure that you use a thin coat on the front. Also, you can watch this YOUTUBE to see how they use it (similar use just on a table top):
How To Makeover A Parsons Table with Mod Podge and Stencils from Plaid Craft TV

PS. you do not have to have a brauer roller either, just use your fingers or a Popsicle stick

 here was a couple different ones but I think you probably are thinking about this one:

Jumping Ahead a Couple Months - 4th of July Ideas

Just trying to get some ideas for the 4th of July 2012, to make and take up to the cottage.  Here are some fun ideas that I found...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cinco de Mayo

 First layer, refried beans, layer of Parmesan peppercorn dip by Private Selection, layer of black beans, layer of sharp shredded cheese, layer or Italian diced tomatoes peeled, mix in with the tomatoes Salsa Verde, then added more cheddar cheese and queso quesadilla cheese and top with black olives. bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Let set for 15 minutes and serve.

Note:  you can add ground beef, shredded pork or even chicken. YUM!