Easter Cupcakes






Oops, I almost forgot to post these sweet cupcakes that Mandy made for a fundraiser.  She mentioned something about the lacy brocade wrappers and her Cricut, but I'm pretty sure these were store-bought and that she would make them next time with the Cricut.  It was very hectic at her house that morning and I wasn't quite paying attention.  In any event, I thought I'd share, just in case you need some last minute inspiration before Easter Sunday.  

Pretty Easter Treats




Mandy was very busy the past couple of weeks, bagging up treats for all of the kids' Easter baskets and making them all look so pretty.  Don't you just love the happy colors of these pastel treats?
The Peeps fit nicely into a Ziploc storage bag and the toppers were made using a very old set of punch-outs.
I'm not really sure if that's candy or chocolate-covered pretzels, but either way, I know they'll be a big hit with the kids.  They are almost too pretty to eat.
The pastel M&M's are nicely packed into Stampin' Up treat bags.  The flower toppers were done on the  Cricut and the bunnies are actually the negative cut from an old Silhouette Store Easter egg.  Glad we didn't trash those!
We'd like to wish you all a beautiful Easter!  Hopefully, there will be no more of this snow so the Easter Bunny can make an appearance and the kids can have their Egg Hunt at Grandma's house.  April 16th and we had snow overnight….what the heck?!
CHALLENGES:
Feeling Crafty - For a Child
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Cuttin and Stampin - Easter
Scrap Creations - Easter
Oldie But Goodie - Easter (paper punch-outs on Peeps - very old)
Papertake Weekly - Happy Easter

Mini M&M's Treat Card


What a fun Birthday Card to make and probably even more fun to receive!  Everything I used is from my mom's Stampin' Up! stash.  Oh, except for the mini M&M's, of course.  
The mini banner flags are a punch with coordinating stamps.  The sentiment is also a punch with a coordinating stamp.  The red scalloped circle is a die cut, sized to fit, using My Digital Studio software and cut on my e-cutter.

I am entering the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - Dies and Punches
4 Krafty Girls - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - For a Child
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes

Orchestra Treat Bags



My sister, Mandy, made these delicious treats for my niece's orchestra concert, for a post-concert dessert.  The coffee cakes and chocolate covered strawberries were also made by Mandy and I made the bag toppers, using nest abilities dies and lots of different colored Stampin' Up inks.  The sentiment is also a SU stamp, from the Simply Celebrate set.  The little music notes are a Quickutz die, simply called Notes.  The treats were a huge hit with both the parents and students!
CHALLENGES:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes with a twist - dies

Leprechaun Trap

This was such a fun project to work on.  Domenic's class is discussing Irish folklore and they had to get creative and come up with an idea for a leprechaun trap.  Covered up an empty cardboard carton with some felt, felt stickers, handcrafted a sign and ladder using bits and pieces of twigs from the backyard.  There's a pot of gold on the top, but beware, while you may be tempted to climb the ladder after that pot of gold, remember -- it IS a trap!  The lid will collapse under the weight and just like an unlucky leprechaun, you will be trapped inside.  LOL!  

Bella's Pretty Dress Up Card


 
Happy Wednesday!  Yesterday was a snow day at Grandma's house and the kids were busy crafting away.  Bella loved the dress cards I made so she decided to make one herself.  I have to say, she did a wonderful job!  She even did a little inking along the edges and had fun using the edge punch.   The dress and dress form, card stock, inks and sentiment and ribbon are all Stampin' Up!  She used a polka dotted background stamp to create her own designer paper.  She wanted to add some texture to the dress so she used a polka dots embossing folder and even added a wide band to the dress.  

All of us girls are busy working on a few projects right now.  We will be sharing some baby shower favors and decor this weekend and we also have a couple of St. Paddy's Day treats for the kids that hopefully will be done early next week, so be sure to stop by.  

Dress Up!




Happy Saturday!  We now have about 4 feet of snow on the ground with more to come today.  Being stuck inside does have it's advantages…nothing to do but CRAFT!  I just received some new Stampin' Up goodies and first thing I tore open was Framelits die, called Dress Up.  I am now a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and look forward to bringing you lots of inspiration using this amazing product line.  If you have any questions at all regarding Stampin' Up, please feel free to email me.  I'm more than happy to help.  My SU website can be found HERE.  All of the patterned papers are Stampin' Up and most of the solid card stock is also SU. I used Core'dinations Glitz & Glam card stock for the teal dress.  I added some matching gems from my stash.  The buttons, ribbon and pearls are also SU.  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and Measure by Measure border set (ruler).  The just for you tag is the Artisan punch and the stamp is from a coordinating set called Label Love.  The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Remembering Your Birthday set.

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Valentine's Day Treats

Made by Mandy for her son's pre-K class. Marshmallows dipped in chocolate and then sprinkles. Paint color samples repurposed as bookmarks adding hearts with a small paper punch  Tags are punch-outs from a very old set and the sentiment and hearts are clear stamps. Tied it all up with some curling ribbon and there you have it!
Here's a bunch of the chocolate covered marshmallows with pretty Valentine's Day colored sprinkles  

Valentine Day M&M Treats

Just some quick Valentine's Day treats for Daniel's play group friends.  The clear bags are from Stampin' Up  Love these bags.  For Easter we will be using them for jelly beans :)
Our local market has a candy section with individual M&M dispensers, so you can buy just the colors you need.   We used a circle punch and a scalloped Nestabilities die along with a heart punch to create the tag.  The circle is embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  A Tim Holtz mini attacher holds the front and back tags together and the heart covers it up.  Easy Peasy!!!  Perfect little treats for those little 3 year olds!


Best Friend Card

Just a quick card using up some scraps.  All card stock and ink is Stampin' Up.  The sentiment and label are also Stampin' Up.   The little girl was "built" using a clear stamp set by Stampabilities called "Stick Family"  I added just a bit of color with my Copics.   Cut out and stamped the frame using a Sizzix Stamp & Die Cut set (Framelits) called "Frames".  The banner flags were also done with a Sizzix Stamp & Die Cut set called Banners - #2.  I embossed the two solid color banners with Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder.   Added a few Stampin' Up dimensionals and called it done!  Easy peasy!
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CHALLENGES:
Created With Love ~CWLC #74  Anything Goes
Make it Monday ~ #176 Anything Goes
My Craft Creations ~ Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody ~ #37  Anything Goes