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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

MoD PoDgE!

Mod Podge is my absolute Favorite glue of all time. And how could it not be with all the amazing projects below? I just want to mod podge everything and i am in love with all the new and creative mod podge tutorials that are always popping up all over the blogosphere. here are a few popular ones right now:

Gorgeous Mod Podge Tile Coasters. If only I had a use for coasters in my home right now...

Super Cute Modge Podge Plates. If I owned clear glass or plastic plates, this is what I would be doing right now. These are adorable!

Mod Podged (is that a word?) Jar lids. How chic. Of all the tutorials out there on ways to decorate jars, I think this is my fav.

And of course I had to throw in something for Halloween. I love these wood blocks for every holiday.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Monsters: Things I have no use for

Monsters have become sort of a trend lately with all the fantasy and sci-fi movies and books coming out such as harry potter, twilight, dr. who, where the wild things are, etc. I've seen lots of kids with monster softies and kids asking for monster themed parties. Here are some monster things you might like:

Monster Tissue Boxes
Inspired by the "Tattle Monster" (the red one at the top) who will "eat" all your tattles.
These are my personal favorite from today's post.

Monster Children's Toy
As a child, I would have to say that this would probably scare me, but as a grown-up, I think it looks comical.

Monster Cupcakes
Perfect for a monster themed party.

Monster Window Decor
Also great for a party or I think it would be really cute in a classroom or for halloween

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Hopefully I am not the only one who has noticed, but Halloween items are starting to creep into the stores and supermarkets. Costume stores are starting to pop up and if you are making your own costume, now is a good time to start. Here are some fun and not-too-hard costumes to put together.


Owl Costume

Giant Sock Monkey
It's only a little bit creepy.

More Ideas are soon to come. There are a lot of cool costumes out there.


New Items in the shop. go check it out:

Friday, August 26, 2011


Fall is quickly racing towards us and in honor of the season, I thought I would share some cute and easy ways to decorate for the impending change of weather.

Fabric Pumpkins
While these are really cute and orange is a fabulous fall color, I think I would throw in a couple turquoise or pink pumpkins to kind of brighten them up a little.

Paper pumpkins

Fall Calendar

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Recipe Cards

Hey everyone! I just added a new section to my Etsy shop (
that has recipe cards. Here is the first one I added:

A lot more amazing stuff is yet to come...


Softies have become all the rage right now with kids and adults. They are super easy to make and can by made for boys or girls, young or old. Here are some adorable tutorials that shouldn't take too much time make:

Softie Owls
It's actually kinda cute how they stare at you.

How to Make Softies from Kids Drawings
I love the striped penguin :)

Softie Monster
He's the cutest little monster EVER!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Damask Decor

I love stripes and and polka dots and chevron and argyle and all sorts of patterns. But as a designer, I would have to say that the style and elegance of damask comes out at the top of my list. And seeing as how its about time I posted some new tutorials, here are a couple of fantastic damask projects that I just love:

Damask lampshade
Lets be honest here. Everything Jen from Tatertots and Jello touches pretty much turns to gold. She is a sewing/ crafting/ diy genius. I love EVERYTHING about her blog.

Damask Stenciled Ceiling
I don't think my arms could handle painting the ceiling for as long as it took her to do this, but it looks amazing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ruffle Bags

Ruffled Handbags have become a hot item and I just thought I would share a couple with you that I found from Jeanne Olive Designs that I just love!

ohhhh... how pretty. I want one.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Completely Useless

I found these amazingly cute sheep cupcakes by jsbee527 for Martha Stewarts annual cupcake contest (click here for the link) and I just wanted to share them with you cause I like them so much.

Friday, August 19, 2011


I have great news for everyone: I just reopened my etsy shop :) I will be selling printables and just listed my first one. I will be periodically updating everyone on my progress there and on new products.

Here is a link to my shop:

And here is my first product:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

No Sew Crafts

Here are some cute ideas for those of you who don't own a sewing machine or don't even know how to sew but are bursting with creative energy and don't know what to do with it.

No Sew Pleated Ottoman

No Sew Pillow Cover

No Sew Pillowcase Skirt

No Sew Tutu

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

How to make a duct tape...

I'll bet you thought I was going to write about how to make a duct tape wallet or a handbag maybe. or a prom dress. Well, your all wrong! I have found some bloggers that have a few other creative uses for duct tape, especially now that it comes in special colors and patterns.

Duct Tape Bunting Banner

Duct Tape flip flops

Duct Tape Rings

Duct Tape Hair Bow

and my favorite: Duct Tape Flower

Monday, August 15, 2011

How to make fondant

I know lots of you wonder how all those people get their cakes to look so smooth or how all those decorations can fit on there or how on Earth they shaped that cake to look like that. Well, the answer is fondant. and talent. But we are going to focus on the fondant part.

Here is an example of how nice fondant makes your cake look rather than smearing globs of frosting across the top while you rip half the cake up:

Disclaimer: Your cake is not going to turn out this well.
This lady has talent

So I thought I would share some recipes with you so that you can waste away the rest of your lives trying to make that perfect looking cake so that you can start your own cake decorating business and get rich:

from Wilton

from CakeWhiz

from Specialty Cake Creations

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Teacher Appreciation

With the school year quickly approaching (or for some of you it has already started), I've seen lots of creative ideas for gifts for your teacher. Here are a few quick, easy, and super cute projects to put together.

Lemonade Cups
Pencil Vase- it has chocolate covered oreo "apples" in it which I think I will have to go make now.
Candy Gram Pail

Friday, August 12, 2011


Almost everyone knows some one ie. a brother, son, friend, etc. with old worn out skateboards that sit around collecting dust but cant be thrown away for nostalgic purposes. So here are some innovative solutions to dejunking your garage, starting with those old skateboards:

Skateboard Swing

Skateboard Bench

Skateboard Shelving

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Layers of Fun

This is for all of you that are just too cool for one layer of dessert and who have hours of free time to spare baking to your hearts content.

Layered Jello

4th of July layered cake. or labor day. or presidents day. or any national holiday really. or just for fun on a day off.

Layered rice krispy treats

Layered Rainbow Cupcake

and last but definititely not least, 6 layers of fattening but amazing looking rainbow cake. I feel full just looking at this.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Things Made with sticks

Sorry I haven't posted in a week. I was on vacation down in Arizona soaking up some sun before the long treacherous winter that looms before us here in Utah. So upon my return, I thought I would stick to something simple: things you can make with sticks.

Stick star wall decor

Smores on a stick

Stick Horses

Breadstick Snakes on a Stick