Friday, February 24, 2012

CT Layout: Dress Up

You can find this adorable kit called :

Friday Freebie: Modern Baby Mix Paper Pack

Here is  this weeks Friday Freebie (download below post). 
It's a sample of both kits that I've just added to the shop.
9 Papers are included in this freebie.
4 Girl Papers
4 Boy Papers
1 Neutral Gray Paper

These adorable paper packs are on sale for only
$1.99 each
for 1 week only.
Images are linked to my store.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Techy Thursday: "My Craft Channel"

Good Thursday morning everyone! 

Today's "Techy Thursday" is a fun cyber find!
Have you ever heard of "My Craft Channel?
I just recently came across it while blog hopping.  I'm sure I'm the only one in the dark, but for those of you who are like me and have never heard of you go.

Crafty TV?
Who knew? more thing to keep me side tracked from doing the things I should be doing.
I've only checked out a few of the episodes, but I've loved the ones I've seen so far. 
There is everything from...
 the creators of "I heart faces " to "Get a little creative" featuring some of the most popular crafty bloggers  talking crafts.

Click HERE to view the crafty webisodes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

3/4 c. butter softened
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla

Cream above ingredients together.

1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1 1/4 c. flour
2 c. rolled oats
1 pkg. toffee bits

Incorporate the dry ingredients into the above mixture.
You can add chocolate chips or Hershey kisses if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sweet Painting!

No really!
It's literally a "SWEET" painting. Made with sweetened condensed milk, how could you go wrong?
This is one of my fabulous recent PINTEREST finds.
You can find the original source along with other great Early Childhood Education information and tutorials from

My little guy LOVED this activity today.
His favorite part was :
"That is is very shiny, like my teeth" and "That you can trick people that you are eating your paints"

Be aware: This can be very sticky, so be sure to take extra precaution.

Gather your "ingredients"
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Food Coloring
Muffin Tin Or Ice Cube Tray
Art Smock
Paint Brush

I added about 3 drops of food coloring in each tin.


 Please let me know if you've tried this, and how you like it!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Layout Share: The Great Outdoors

Kit: Summer Days
By: Zoe Pearn

Template: Surprise
By: Little Bit Shoppe Designs

New In Shop: Glossy Black Alpha

Friday Freebie: CU Horses

Today's Friday Freebie is this set of 4 png horses to use for any of your Personal Use or Commercial use projects. 

I had a Friday freebie request of a fellow follower to make a cowgirl themed baby shower kit.  Since most of the items I'd found for a kit said they were not to be given away as freebies,  I decided to try my hand at designing some of my own elements so I could give them away as I pleased.  Lucky are the recipient of my trial and error at designing :) 

Since I designed everything from the shape of the horse to the photoshop styles, I can control the terms of use. I want you to be able to use these when ever and where ever you can. 
My terms of use are simple:

You MAY:
* use this product in any way you like as long as it is not sold or given away as the original, you must modify it in some way.
* Use in any commercial project {webdesign, photography, digital scrapbooking, etc.)

* you are not allowed to trade or share any files from my designs with others.
* resell, repackage, and/or redistribute these files in their original format
* claim these graphics (in their original format or altered form) as your own
* use these graphics to create obscene, defamatory, or immoral works, nor for any other purpose which is prohibited by local or international law.
And if you'd like to share where and how you used these, please email me.  I'd LOVE to see it:)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to change your blogger gmail address

I recently ran into the problem of needing to change my blogger account with a new email/gmail I had just set up.  I was a little confused as to how to do this. I figured I'm not the only one with this problem so I googled it and this was what I found from Darcy @  Graphically Designing who wrote the wonderful tutorial below.  If you'd like to see her original post, you can find it

She also recommends a few crucial things:

1. DO NOT JUST DELETE your Gmail account
2. Always download and save your template
If you've done the steps above... proceed to:

"1. Sign into your old Gmail account, the one currently assigned to your blog.
2. Go to your blog. Customize > Settings> Permissions>
3. “Add Author.” Add the new Gmail account as an author.
4. Sign out of Blogger and Gmail. Sign into your new Gmail account.
5. Accept the authorship to your blog. Don’t stop here!
6. Sign back into the first (old) account. You will need to go back to Customize> Settings> Permissions.
7. Grant your new email address Admin Privs. Both email addresses now have equal blogging control.
8. You may now sign into your new Gmail address and control your blog.
9. If you plan on deleting your old Gmail address, you may now remove it from your Blog by repeating #2, then clicking “remove”.
10. Once there is no association to the blog, you can safely delete your Gmail account without losing your blog."
 -Darcy from Graphically Designing

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bottle Cap Magnets

  I guest posted on Down This Road Designs blog last week, so I thought I'd share this post with all of you.  I made these fun bottle cap magnets using Down This Road Designs adorable February Mix A Kit.

“Tweet Love Elements” and “Tweet Love Patterns” (pictures linked below) were both used in making this project.


Why should you make these you ask?
1. They are so fun and addicting to make
2. They make great inexpensive gifts
3. They are so easy to make, even the crafty challenged can do it
4. They beautify your fridge
5. It gives you a great excuse to buy Down This Road Designs adorable kits, and make more!!!

I really enjoyed making these fun bottle cap magnets. It’s a pretty easy process. I made these bottle cap circles in Photoshop and printed them  on thick white cardstock (or you can print them out on a piece of 4″ x 6″ photo paper). Make sure the ink has plenty of time to dry. Use a 1″ hole puncher and stamp out the circles. Glue or ModPodge them to the bottlecap. Let it dry thoroughly. If you are familiar with how to use Epoxy Resin, follow the directions on the package. But if you want an easy way to do it, buy the raised epoxy scrapbooking stickers and place on top of the artwork . Lastly, I glued on a Neodymium Rare Earth Magnet on the back with E-6000 glue. Once again, make sure it has plenty of time to dry. Easy right?

Monday, February 6, 2012

New Cardboard Alpha Pack added to my store.

New alpha pack just added to my store. If you are interested in purchasing it, you can find it

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thumb Body Loves You Download

Good morning everyone!
Here's another Valentines Day Freebie for you all.

I was inspired by two things when I made this:

1. Brown Paper Packages {Thumb} body loves you post
 2. A cute thumbprint heart card I saw on pinterest.

So I thought I recreate a download where you can make one or the other.
Hope you enjoy! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

English Muffin Loaves

2 pkgs. dry yeast
6 c. flour
1 T. sugar
2 t. salt
1/4 t. baking soda
2 c. milk
1/2 c. water

Combine 3 c. flour, yeast, sugar, salt, and soda in a mixing bowl.  Heat liquids until very warm, add to dry mixture; beat well.  Stir in rest of flour to make a stiff batter.  Spoon into two loaf pans that have been greased and sprinkle with cornmeal.  Sprinkle tops with cornmeal.  Cover; let rise in warm place for 45 minutes.  Bake at 400 degrees f. for 25 minutes.  Remove from pans immediately and cool.  To serve, slice and toast. Makes about 16 slices per loaf.

English Muffins. Oh how I love the buttery toasted pieces of goodness. :)
This is something that I just can't bring myself to buy in the store up here in Alaska. Yikes!  

I found this recipe in one of my moms ward {church} cookbooks.  I'm so glad I tried this.  It is WONDERFUL!  I will never buy English Muffins at the store again!