Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!  I have been very far behind in my Halloween cards this year. I did get these done and sent to my kiddos just in time.  I have never used this SU set, I don't know why because it is cute. It also was a chance to use up some old paper I had as well.  I used my vagabond and dies for the circles. I used my watercolor pencils to color the images. I am not proficient with markers and I like the subtle look of the water color.

The googly eyes have been sitting in a drawer for a long time as well. I thought they made the flowers extra creepy!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Follow up to the homemade noodles

Well....they actually were not so yummy after sitting over night...more like bloated sacks of gluten. Oh Well!

Halloween Cupcakes

I got inspired and decided to make cupcakes for work for Halloween. I won't actually be there for the holiday as Wednesday is my day off. I can't remember ever making cupcakes from scratch...yes its box!  The tombstone are vanilla and the bats are chocolate. Both have buttercreme frosting.  I dug out my old cookie press as well. These were fun to make and Jeff got the "ruined" ones and said they were good. can butter and sugar be bad! LOL

The white things are bone shaped candy which you can see better in the following picture. Sorry they are slightly blurry. It was a long evening.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Fall wreath for Mom

I haven't made a wreath in a while so I decided to make one for my Mom to brighten up her room.  Halloween would be way past by the time she got her package so I made a fall theme which would last her until Christmas!

The flowers are felt cut with Tim Holtz tattered flowers and leaves. The covering is actually more of a "tape" like yarn which made this go really fast!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Homemade noodles

Well this was sure an experiment. Homemade egg noodles. We added them to chicken noodle soup. They turned out REALLY FAT!! I kept trying to roll them thinner but they kept springing back. I was afraid the noodles would be like rubber bands from over working the dough so I let them be fat this time.  However they did taste very yummy. The recipe I used suggested letting them dry for 4 hours however several other recipes did not require the drying time.

I do have a pasta machine however....I use it for FIMO!! So if I decide to make this a habit pasta machines are pretty reasonable in price. I guess I will see...

I used a metal dish drainer I had to hang the pasta.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beaded Snowflakes

I made myself one of these last year and hung it on my window. I decided I better use up the rest of the wire foundations and made several more. Then....I had a great idea to add the crystal to the center. I like them much better now! Blue, purple or copper. My favorite is the blue.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

New Card

This card is made with a couple of new punches that I really like. The first is the new SU butterfly and the second is a Martha edger punch. The inspiration for this card comes from She did an all white card with her card with a splash of color. Very elegant. I have to have color though....well because I have so much paper it is a shame not to use it!

The embossing folder is a new cuttlebug folder. The paper pack is retired from SU. The metal embellishments are from we are memory keepers. Below is the inside with the border of butterflies.