Saturday, May 11, 2013

"Grandma hugs better than a dinosaur!"-Mother's Day Mini

 Mother's Day is tomorrow and like most years, I try to encourage the kids to make a special project for their Grandmas.  Usually we do some pinterest inspired hand print art or crafty thing.  This year is not too different, still inspired by a post on pinterest, I decided to make cute mini albums.

The first step was to cut and score a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock.  When folded together, the album will have the dimension of 4"x 5" with a 2" flap.        
 Thanks to CTMH's bright Dream Pop paper and floral B&T I able to make a fun little album.  Get this exclusive paper pack during the month of May for only $10, with your purchase of $35 or more.  Shop my website here.  
Glitter paper tabs and baker's twine was a simple touch to close the back of the album. 
I added some fun embellishments and of course cute pictures of the kids.  I love how the right flaps glued together make a fun pouch/envelope for an additional photo or journaling.  
On the two flaps that fold out, I added a fun questionnaire that each of the kids answered about their Grandma.  I mean, who doesn't love that Grandma "hugs better than a dinosaur" or that she likes it when "Grandpa gives her money."  Some the answers my kids came up with are priceless.  Hopefully Grandma will think so too.    
 Completed project with some kid created embellishments.  Make sure to also have your child add their signature to their questionnaire.  
I hope all you Moms out there have a very Happy Mother's Day!  My goal for this weekend is to take some time for myself and get some crafting finished.  I hope you are able to take some time to do something you love this weekend.   


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cake Pops Made Simple

I have always thought cake pops were super cute and fun, but have always been kind of grossed out by the thought of smashing cake into little balls.  I know most cakes now are made in cake pop pans, but for some reason can't get over the thought.  

I wanted to make easy cake pops for my daughter's birthday, but didn't want to buy a pan, roll the cake into balls (YUCK!) or spend a ton of time making them.  Here is a quick idea to create fun cake pops in 2 simple steps using simple "Ding Dong" like cakes.
1. After placing your cakes on your choice of wax paper or a cooling rack, drizzle them with your choice of colored chocolate.  I melted the chocolate in plastic bags and simply cut a corner off.  It was so easy with very little mess.  
 2.  Next give your cake a stick and you are ready to serve them however you choose.  
I wrapped them individually for my daughter to pass out for her birthday treat at school.  They were a huge hit!   

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happy May Day!

Did April showers bring May flowers?  We are still waiting for our tulips to bloom here.  Regardless, the newest Close to My Heart paper pack "Dream Pop" is perfect to brighten any day.  Get this exclusive paper pack during the month of May for only $10 when you spend at least $35 with Close to My Heart.     
Get 12 sheets of CTMH exclusive cards stock (each sheet features a glossy resist pattern on one side) plus 2 of each 6 specially designed B&T patterned paper.  The options for creativity are endless.  You won't want to miss this great deal!    
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