Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's a Boy! ~ My SIL's Baby Shower

My sister-in-law recently found out she is having a baby boy!  Hooray for more boys! :)  Over the weekend we had a baby shower for her and here are the things I made.

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My first diaper cake:

"Reece" banner:

Door sign

Favors - 90 chocolate peanut clusters!
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowman Donuts

I made these for my son's pre-school snack.  I used powdered donuts for the heads, mini-chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth & I chopped off the ends of mini-carrots for the noses.  I've read about other people using candy corn for the noses, but I couldn't find any in December.  Hopefully they will enjoy them! :-)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Gobble, Gobble!  Thanksgiving is in a week!  I can't believe 2011 has gone by so quickly!  For a school treat, I made these pilgrim hat cookies I found on 

I used Fudge Stripe cookies as the bottom, Reese's mini-cups for the top, orange piping gel for the brim and a dark chocolate square for the buckle.  I have to say that the piping gel didn't work very well, so I wouldn't recommend it.  An orange candy writer would work much better if you can find one.  I used a black candy writer to "glue" the cookie to Reese cup but you can also use a thin layer of piping gel.  Stick them in the fridge to harden and EAT!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Stuff

I've been spending a lot of time on  There are so many cute things on there, so I took a few of their ideas to make some Halloween stuff.  If you aren't a member, check it out!

Large favor bags for pre-school:

Smaller favor bags with glittery spiders & crazy eyes:

4 of these for the teachers:

Ghost cookies made with Nutter Butters dipped in white chocolate.  I used a candy writer for the the eyes & mouth but you can also use mini-chocolate chips.  FYI - It took FOREVER for these to dry, even in the refrigerator.
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Favor bags for playgroup kiddos. 

Halloween s'mores.  I found the ghost peeps at Target several weeks before Halloween.  I never saw them again.  So if you make them, get the peeps as soon as you see them!

I made 61 different bags.  I'm Halloween-ed out & it's still 2 days away!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Halloween Guys

I had a hard time finding the big foam pumpkin heads that I used last year.  This year's pumpkins look like they are wearing a potato sack.  Hey, it could be their costume, right? :) 

I picked the witches up one day at Michael's for Caden.  Too bad there were only 3 in the bag because I think these look cute! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Boy Baby Shower Stuuuuufffff....

One of my best friends had a sweet baby boy named Grayson!  Before his arrival, we had a couples shower for them.  These are a few of the things I made.  I didn't have my Cricut at the
arrived a few days later :-\

When guests signed in, we asked them to write on a diaper.  Here's what my sign said.  I have to give Brandon credit for helping me with the rhyme. :-)

More poop & pee, oh my!
2am diaper changes make
Mommy & Daddy cry!

Got a tip or something funny
for when those diapers are a little runny?
Jot it down to make them smile
now that they're going to be up awhile!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Final Mickey Mouse Update!

Finally!  The last thing from the Mickey party is finished!  Thank you cards will be going out soon!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Minnie Mouse Invitations

Glitter, glitter, everywhere!!!

I had the pleasure of making these girly invitations this week.  I NEVER get to make anything that's pink or anything with GLITTER!  It was so fun and I think they turned out pretty cute!  Thanks, Heidi!  I hope you like them.

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Mickey Update

Here's a Mickey centerpiece I made last minute.

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And here are the cookies!  I swear, I thought I made 100 of them!  It took 2 hours to make 35.  I'll bag them up tomorrow!

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glittery Pumpkins

I made these 5 years ago, so I don't have a better picture.  I saw Martha Stewart make them and well....mine aren't as good.  I had a hard time finding orange glitter, so that's why I made multiple colors.  Just paint some glue on mini-pumpkins from the grocery store and cover in glitter.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mishka Mushka, Mickey Mouse!

Mason will be 2 this weekend and he loves Mickey Mouse!  Here's what I've made so far for his party.  Unfortunately, the party place doesn't allow you to hang decorations, so I won't be making much. 


Birthday parties are so much fun!  Especially when it's your 2nd one!!

Once I got the wording centered, I made these pretty quickly.  I used the Disney Cricut cartridge for the 6" Mickey Mouse head on card stock paper.  The white insert slips out and has the party information in a free Mickey font I found online.

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Goody bags


These are 1X8 cello bags filled with M&M's and topped with a Mickey diecut.

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More Favors

I've yet to the make the big batch for the party. These are the practice ones.

To make these cookies, you will need:
*Double Stuf Oreos
*Mini Oreos
*Black candy writer
*Red candy writer
*Wilton red candy melts
*White confetti/sprinkles
*Wax paper
*Cookie sheet

-Use the black candy writer to "glue" the mini Oreos to the big Oreo
-Place on wax paper and freeze until the candy hardens
-Once dry, use the red candy writer to draw a line across the cookies as the top of the pants
-Melt candy chips as directed and dip cookie to the red line
-Place your "buttons"
-Place completed cookie on wax paper in the freezer until the pants harden

For the candy writers, I used the BUFF brand from Michael's.  I think the hardest part was finding ears that "fit" correctly.  I had to eat quite a few that weren't *just* right. ;) 

Fingerprint Reindeers

Did you know Christmas is only 110 days away?  Wow, time is flying!!

These cute gift tags are easy to make & add a personal touch to your gift.  I don't recall who gave me this idea.  So if you are reading this and you're saying, "HEY!  You stole my idea!!" - please tell me so I can give you credit. :)

What you need:
*Card stock paper
*Brown paint
*Red paint
*Small paint brush
*Paper plate
*Black Sharpie
*Your kids

-Cut your card stock to the preferred size
-Pour brown and red paint on paper plate
-Lightly paint your child's thumb with brown paint and press on tag
-Use a dab of red paint on the tip of your child's pinkie finger and dab on the nose
-Let dry
-Once dry, use Black Sharpie to draw antlers and eyes

If the brown paint is too thick, the reindeer head won't dry very well and it will look like a blob of poop. :)  If you are using special paper, practice on plain paper first.  I used Caden's thumbs and Mason's pinkie last year since he was too small to sit still for more than 2 seconds. 

For the paper pictured, I used silver card stock and a corner rounder to round it out.

Ta-da!  Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Halloween Pumpkins Guys

These little guys are so easy to make.  My Aunt Donna gave me this idea & it was a huge hit at my son's preschool Halloween party!

What you need:
*Snack size bags of M&M's, Skittles, or whatever candy you prefer
*Sixlets candy
*Popsicle sticks
*Pumpkin foam kit or Styrofoam pumpkins
*Hot glue gun
*Fall leaves or garland
*Hole punch or scissors

- Hot glue your popsicle stick to the back of candy bag, leaving a portion of the stick exposed for the head.
- Hot glue tubes of Sixlets candy for the arms & legs. 
- Make a hole in your leaf with hole punch or pair of scissors.
- Place over exposed part of the popsicle stick as the "shirt."
- Decorate your pumpkin face & glue to exposed part of stick.

I found my pumpkin heads at Hobby Lobby.  You can decorate the faces as you wish & it's fun for kids!  If you can't find the foam kit, you can use wooden pumpkins or mini-styrofoam pumpkins & decorate the face with a marker.

The best place I have found for the tubes of Sixlets is the Dollar Store.  They are the perfect color for fall!  I prefer to use M&M's as the body since the bag is brown.  Again, another fall color.

That's it!  So easy & super cute!