Three cheers for Chalkboards, they are trendy and cool!
These fabulously textured 12 inch digital papers were created from an actual chalkboard. ( The huge wall in my kitchen that we painted with chalk board paint actually!)
Create the perfect Wedding Invitation, Birthday card, or Print for yourself or your client. They work wonderfully as blog backgrounds as well if you reduce the size ;) Available for Instant Download in my Etsy Store: FishScraps.
Gotta Have em!
Often I get requests for custom clipart from my lovely customers & future potential customers of FishScraps. Unfortunately I don't have time to even entertain them but I almost always write them down for future inspiration.
One request I noticed that i was getting time and time again was for elegant clip art or feathers that could be used on wedding invitations & annoucements. I am happy to annouce that this request has been fufilled! I do hope you enjoy these, I had so much fun creating them!
Feathers have been saved in Individual PNG format & range in size between 4-10 inches. High Quality - 300dpi Great for large print projects or resize for smaller ones.
Usage Ideas for Peacock Feather Graphics: Wedding invitations, Wedding Annoucements, Decopage, Edible Cake Toppers, Etsy Shop banners, Blog Banners, Candy bar wrappers, Wedding favors, Baby Shower Invites or Thank You Cards, Zazzle & Cafe Press and various other Print on Demand Products, Iphone Cases, TeeShirts and much more!
Feather Detail Image:
More Peacock Feathers Also available Including Silhouettes & Photoshop Brushes, Borders, Tails, and various colors - Pink, Navy, Purple & Glitter! Here
Many times I thought about getting a business card to define my business but, I didn’t think I really needed one. But, looking back, there were so many occasions where a business card would have came in quite handy!
There were the times when I just wanted to give someone the URL of my website and instead of handing them a business card, I had to write it down on a tiny piece of paper or a napkin. If most people are like me, it probably just got buried in a purse or just discarded because they forgot where they even got it in the first place.
I recall the time I went to a Mastermind – small business group and at the end of the group, everyone passed around their business cards and I had to just write my information down on a piece of paper. LOL I felt like such a ding dong.
Creating my business card - To make it easy on myself, I downloaded the business card template from Vista Print, An hour in Photoshop and VOILA! I have myself my very own business card design! I know it is a little busy but, that is me and I like it ;)
I uploaded my design to the website, paid for the premium cards, I know they offer free cards but, eh… It came out to be only $23 dollars for 250 of them and they don’t have a vista print logo on the back of them. LOL So, 2 weeks later, I had my business cards.
After that, I was in the market for a business card holder for my purse. I am so excited that I found the PERFECT one! It definitely won’t match my really LOUD floral, orange, red, blue and green purse but, I don’t really care since it is so darn cute! :)
Now, I am marching forward into the future! Look out now world…
I am a woman on a mission with 250 of my very own business cards! LOL
AWESOME Chrismas gift Idea alert!! (I assume you won't have much more time to order these to receive before the holidays so, HURRY!!!!!!)
Something Blue Studios offers new Flair for your fridge!!
These adorable, tiny magnets come neatly packaged just like this. They are heavy duty and super adorable. I have mine on my Fridge holding up TONS of artwork! LOL
This is the second time I have purchased a magnet product from Danielle. ( I ordered 2 because I also won one of the sets on Miss Kim's blog!!! :)) Each time I have been really happy with my purchase so, once again this year I am putting it out there that these are great, super easy to custom make and I am sure a hard to buy for grandma/mother/friend who loves having pictures and art on her fridge would ADORE them! :)
We are going on a little camping vacation soon :) YAY!
We will be traveling about 5 hours to get there. But, the problem is, that my little guy isn't exactly the most ideal traveler. Right from birth he disliked being in the car. Now he usually lasts 30-40 mins before he starts complaining, 1.5 hours before he really starts his squawking. It certainly doesn't help that his brother gets a bit car sick so, he is quiet in the car.
Although we have a DVD movie player and a bunch of movies set aside to take, Laine isn't big on TV/Movie watching so, I need to have a plan. I needed something to keep us all sane and keep the whining to a minimum, if that is even possible?
While surfing around on the internet this morning, I stumbled on a few great sites with tons of printable games. So Many Great ideas here to keep the kids busy! I love it!
Every year I always like to make my kids birthday cakes. I should really know better than to try something elaborate every year only to have it flop. But, I do it every year. LOL Trust me, I have had many a flop ;P
When i found this site I was thrilled. I thought to myself, this can't screw this up too bad, I will try it.
So, I tried it.
It was harder than I thought, A LOT harder. I think it would have been easier if i wouldn't have used THIS particular frosting. It wasn't until I added the coloring that it started to get that slick look. At first i thought maybe I needed some more icing sugar in the fondant but, after doing some research....(Thank you Google! LOL) It turns out that this particular type of frosting is just like this. Too bad it was after the fact that i found this out. It does taste okay though! It just has a shiny appearance and it was really hard to get smooth. So greasy. I should have just took the advice of my good friend and bought it from the store.
Here is the finished product ready to be lit on fire with 6 candles on top tomorrow afternoon. :)
Gary the snail
He isn't as smooth as I hoped for. His eyes are a little wonky but, My soon to be 6 year old is THRILLED and i guess that is what matters the most of all.
Oh my! LOL
For weeks after Easter the kids have been allowed to pick from their bag of candy after dinner - If they ate their veggies.
Laine is a candy monster. That child would put himself into a candy induced coma if we let him have at it whenever he wanted.
Well, I just went and looked through that child's backpack tonight, and found a book that was dedicated to me,
I laughed so hard. What a kid! Its not because she gives me lots of hugs, plays games with me or kisses me when i fall down..... LOL Its just about the candy......
To Twitter or not to Twitter?
In my opinion, Twitter is a fabulous way to keep informed or help your small business.
Keep up to date on your friends and favorite designers. Learn some new things as well! I love when someone I am following posts a tutorial or a link to some new free brushes that i wouldn't have found otherwise.
If you have just checked it out and don't really see how you could benefit, keep on reading..... You might be thinking well, I don't really care if my favorite movie star eats a sandwich.... Well, I know, I don't either. I just skim through the tweets and read through the useful information and links that people are sharing.
When i first signed up, I thought that it was kind of silly but, now that i am understanding how it can be used for learning and keeping informed....I am LOVING twitter!
If you just want to follow along to keep informed, that's good too! Its not JUST about sharing little useless tidbits and information about your personal life. Although, You can do that though if you choose.
If you get active on twitter and Do alot of retweeting links that you find enjoyable, you may impress your followers! share valuable information, RT's, articles, tips, links and pictures of your scrapbook layouts use # the hashtag #digiscrap when you are tweeting about digital scrapbooking.
RT - That is short for ReTweet. when you appreciate some information and wish to share it with your followers as well, you can retweet it.
# - When you see the pound sign, that is twitters way of categorizing your tweets. If you put #digiscrap in your tweet, it will show up when someone searches for #digiscrap
@ - means Reply and it is the prefix for your user name - if you @ someone then it will come up as a direct reply for them.
TONS of people are going to add you that don't care about YOU or digital scrapbooking... They are not really looking to read your feeds, they are just trying to spam you into following them or clicking on their links. The choice of what to do is yours, You can choose to block them or just not follow them. Chances are, they are not actually reading your tweets themselves.
Twitter.com can be slow at times, i prefer to use TweetDeck. It is a downloadable application that helps you filter your tweets and do searches for # relevant information. I have 2 constantly updating searches on my tweetdeck, 1 for #digiscrap and one for #scrapbook It is helpful. TweetDeck also gives you the option to RT (Retweet) Others threads. IMO i didnt get the value of twitter until i downloaded Tweetdeck.
-If you are twittering for personal, you can choose any name you want but, if you are twittering for business.... is best to use your real name or business name as your user name so that people can remember you, search for you and know who you are if they are part of the digital Scrap booking community.
If you have some useful Tweeting Tips/links or Twitter applications that you use, please share them here! Lets help grow digital-scrapbooking awareness!
Other helpful Resource Links
Top 20 twitter applications
Twitter Feed - For automatically adding your blog posts to your twitter feed
A lovely gal I know inspired me to create this piece of artwork today...
I hope you enjoy! Click on the picture of the poster to bring it up in a separate window, there you can download the high resolution version if you wish to print it out.
It is 8x8 inches. Prints really nice on photo paper or even matte cardstock :) (My Favorite is by Epson)
Enjoy! I hope this brings a little sunshine in YOUR life as well :)
*Personal use only. No commercial use of this artwork is permitted. Thank you!
Tonight I sat down and played a bit in photoshop :) It was fun and the end result was some great painterly effect brushes! Offered in .ABR format only. I hope that you enjoy them!!!
*** I am allowing any kind of use of these brushes with the exception of blatant redistribution. Please also note, these were created in CS2 - I think they will work on older versions of photoshop but, because they are effect brushes and not stand alone images, I cannot offer the PNG versions for you to make your own if you use another version that is not compatible. You wouldn't get the same results as these brushes have effects applied. So, if you are unsure if they will work in your version of Photoshop, give it a go anyway to see if they will work.
When I found out about the SpoonFlower site, I Just KNEW I had to try it out.
Let me tell you, I am SO pleased with the results, I am actually TICKLED!
Nothing feels better than to work hard on something and then have it printed as a tangible item. The same even goes when I print out my Digital Scrapbooking Layouts…out of my own designs. It feels amazing to see It not on a computer screen. Not only for self gratification but, I also like to be able to show my friends and family who don’t really understand what digital scrapbooking is.
So these are my own custom fabric design - I drew, scanned, vectored, colored and patterned all myself! What do you think?
I can't wait to do more! :)
Happy Anniversary to the man who stole my heart. Its been 7 wonderful married years! We have shared good times and bad and will share many more together. One things for sure, after knowing you for all these years, I am so thankful that I met you and to have you in my life for these past 12 years ;)
~Love you long time baby! Here's to 60 more!
(this picture is a terrible scan... It was scanned at a low resolution, I really should get them all scanned soon!)
I will never regret having a destination wedding. The only thing I do regret is that my mommy wasn't there and that we didn't have more time to spend on the island of Barbados. It looked beautiful but, because we were on a cruise, we didn't have much time after the actual wedding to look around the island.
Not only that but, we were totally exhausted from being up all night the night before. On the cruise we had some really rough nights at sea and the night before our wedding was the worst!
But, It was beautiful and perfect....
Top 13 Reasons why my husband is the bestest!
A portion of proceeds from the wishes and dream series (Paper Albums, 12x12 Album and the digital kit will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation! :) Its a good thing!
My Kiddo is a strong swimmer, he swims like a little fish and rarely turns down an opportunity to get in the water.
A new digital scrapbook kit - Free for a limited time! :)
I have been doing a little creating, its been awhile.. I have been busy doing other work but, in between waiting for photoshop to chug along, i like to doodle. I ended up with these cute little sheep doodles and i couldn't just put them away for a later time, i had to play with them right away so, I got them all painted up and was totally inspired to do this kit. I can't believe how easy they come together when i am feeling inspired.
I wish it always worked that way because when i am not inspired, I end up with half finished kits.... I have WAY too many of those sitting on my harddrive! LOL Maybe i will eventually get something done with them.
If you create a layout with this kit, link me up! I would love to see it!! :)
Fear of monsters.......It seems like every little kid goes through it at one point in childhood.
Yesterday I got on a little creative spurt and I wanted to try something a bit different so, I got busy in Photoshop and made this 8x11.5 poster to print out for Laine's bedroom.
Here it is for you to download an print out. I printed it on thick cardstock, it needs to be printed on something other than just regular white paper.
*please do not share this poster, sell it or claim it as your own * If you post about it on your blog (which I would LOVE) Please do not link directly to the zip file, link to my blog. Thanks!
*Click on the poster to download*
Hope that you and yours have a wonderful 2009 ahead of you! I had a great time bringing in the new year, we had friends over, had a few beverages and lots of great food. Played an awesome game that had us all in stitches! -- Apples to Apples -- At first we didn't think that we would like the game but, after 15 minutes we were all laughing and having a great time playing! Such a simple game to play with a group of people, everyone can play, no one feels "dumb" etc. We also played RockBand 2 - Fun Stuff!
I cooked a Prime Rib & Fresh GreenBeans for us and our guests, and the others brought ceasar salad and scalloped potatoes! etc... Yum! We had a really great dinner without going out and spending a fortune!
I haven't updated my blog in awhile again, I suppose I should just add the "blog updating" to my huge "not really an actual list" list of new years resolutions! LOL I decided this year I was just going to set my sights for doing the best I can and try to be overall a more positive and valuable addition to this earth :)
I had my wisdom teeth removed on the 17th of December, It was quick and it was easier than I thought. Well, the process.. not so much the recovery. LOL The first day, i thought that I got lucky, I thought I got off without too much swelling etc. HAHAHA... I was WRONG! :) The next day it hurt pretty good... The next day even more! I also discovered through this process that Tylenol #3 and I don't get along so well. So glad its all over though ;)
Christmas decorations are gone, a little to the kiddos dismay..LOL Hopefully I will post some pictures eventually! This year wasn't a big year for Holiday photos ...didn't take as many as usual but, I did get some really cute ones! :) Hopefully I will also get around to posting some videos with the Flip Mino that I got for Christmas from my mamma! :)
Well, thats it, kids just walked in the door from school and their are many things to be done! LOL
I won't be able to get to any emails for the next few days... I am getting my Wisdom Teeth yanked out of my mouth tomorrow. I am recovering from the flu bug too, that nasty 24 hour flu... so, I will have some catching up to do once I am feeling better. I have to admit, it will be kind of a relief to have them out and not have any more pain from them being infected. But, I am also nervous at the same time.
Every day I think about self-improvement and "positive thinking." Well, with the exception of this week. I have a head cold that is making my eyeballs feel like they want to pop! LOL I usually don't take many over the counter drugs... But, the pressure has been so intense and even rinsing with saline (don't click this link if you are grossed out easily!) isn't cutting it. It helps for 15 minutes but, that's not good enough. LOL
I have read several books on the topic and visit many blogs and web sites on the same topic. I don't think it will ever sink into my head and stay there. I know exactly what I need to do but, its trying to find that inner drive to actually do it that is the hard part. It looks like I will be trying to follow Melissa's advice here on her blog. If you haven't been to "Melissa Thinks out loud" before, you simply must go. I have known Melissa for a couple years now and I follow her blog whenever it is updated through my Bloglines account. Melissa has found her true calling. Her advice on how to regain your momentum makes perfect sense to me. I know what it is that I must do and today, I start trying once again.. That is if i can even get my head clear enough to think about anything! LOL
My To Do List - (From last week)
Okay, this is DONE. Now I just have to slap some addresses on some envelopes and send them in the mail. I was so inspired by a photo at twopeas by cbaase .. I finally talked (okay, bribed..LOL) my kids into letting me take their picture with duct tape on their mouths. (nope, it didn't hurt them, i didn't press it down, it was just sitting lightly on their faces.)
Here is my Christmas card of 2008
2. Finish up my new matchbox advent calendar
I WILL take photos of this today. LOL
Spray Paint Vase
Okay, tip... Just incase you ever want to Spray paint in the winter. Spray paint does NOT work in the cold! LOL Who knew? I didn't! I called my friend and started grumbling about my faulty can of spray paint that i just got all over my hands and she laughed. Apparently spray paint doesn't work when it is too cold, it just doesn't spray. Instead it was just pooling and running down the can. I made a mess, a really big mess. I will have to paint it with a brush instead.
4. Paint inside of back door (hopefully it is not too cold to do this?)
Going to wait til spring to do this.
5. Make a few more Christmas crafts, I haven't decided on what yet, any ideas for me?
My DH just went away for 5 days on a work trip. I have decided that I need to just give up on doing any more Christmas crafts this year. I don't think I will have time. I should have started earlier on this. Live and learn :)
6. Sort and Wrap Presents (We are all done with the kids! YAY!) This year i am wrapping early!
I got a TON of wrapping done and tonight, I am going to go finish the rest of my shopping. I have a couple things to get but, I plan on having most of my stuff wrapped and ready to go by the middle of the month. :)
7.Finish gathering anything else and figure out what in the world i am going to get my mom! My mom loves reading, I have decided that i will get her a gift certificate for the book store. I think that will be perfect, This way she can just pick out what she would like to read :) its also really easy for me! Mothers are so difficult to buy for! LOL
Time to get a move on now that I finished my breakfast. I only have 5 and a half hours til the kiddos come home from school and it is AMAZING how quickly those hours can FLY by! :)
I have been spending time this week playing with my new toy, The Epson - Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer. The newest printer in the Epson lineup!
This sleek little number has got me excited about the possibilities of digital/hybrid crafting once again. I really enjoyed my last printer, the Epson RX680 But, I must say that so far, the Artisan 800 blows its socks off with its functionality and style!
There are 2 different models of the Artisan, The 700 and the 800. Although their is not a tremendous difference between the 2 models, The difference in scanners made the decision easy for me. The Artisan 800 has superior scanning capabilities, the 700 model scans at 2400dpi but, the 800 model scans at 4800 dpi. A great scanner is necessary for me, It is a tool that I really use a lot in my graphic design and digital scrapbooking work.
And talk about that style, definitely not as important as the way the printer works but, it is definitely a bonus! LOL My kids instantly noticed the new printer on my desk when they got home from school. The Artisan is HOT! With the sleek, low lines and LARGE lcd display, it is a beauty! I love that it looks less like a bit clunky printer and more like a piece of stereo equipment! I could totally put this baby in my entertainment unit and use the Wi-Fi if i wanted to! LOL
And speaking of Wi-Fi... I wish everything came with it! My husband loves that he can print with ease from his laptop. It also doesn't bother me when I am working and he is printing as this printer is uber quiet! Oh and The scanner is also MUCH more quiet than the Epson RX680 that I previously used - another bonus!
Today I decided that I wanted to try out the scanning capabilities further. I got out some of the albums that I borrowed from my mom. I picked 2 old photos - scanned them and then printed. All I can say is WOW, it looks like I have a new project on my hands.
Those memories are so important and they are getting all faded and because they are in those old sticky albums (I am sure you know the ones I am talking about..ugh) I have some big plans if I can get my head wrapped around exactly what i would like to do with them. I would love to make them into a hard cover book. But, for right now, I am sure my mom is going to love these pictures that I gave a makeover!
I took a picture of the old photos and the new prints that came out of the Artisan - side by side. Again, I am really impressed with the color restore feature on the scanner and the print quality.
One final word - If you would like your print quality to be superior on the Epson printer, you MUST use Genuine Epson paper. Trust me, I tried others in my old RX680 and, you could see the difference, it was drastic!
Wishing a VERY happy Thanksgiving holiday to all of you in the United States!
I am suddenly craving turkey and my mother-in-laws stuffing! LOL She makes the BEST stuffing! We already had our thanksgiving here in Canada :) I will have to wait until Christmas for more turkey and stuffing...
I can still reflect on what I am thankful for, though :)
So much to be thankful for... I need to reflect on that more often rather than on the things I want but, I do not have or have trouble working hard enough for... ie: A skinny behind ;) Getting myself to the gym, that is a whole other blog post in itself.
So, I have been having troubles with my wisdom teeth, My wisdom tooth got infected and was causing me lots of pain for about 2 weeks. During that time I did learn something very interesting about peppermint extract. Did you know that you can use peppermint extract to curb a toothache? I didn't! I was searching out home remedies while I was waiting to get in to the dentist and if you put peppermint extract on a q-tip and apply to your gums, it actually works better than Oragel! Totally numbs it up!
So after visiting the dentist and then the oral surgeon..... I am getting 2 of my wisdom teeth pulled out. Not looking forward to that at all! (Not that anyone would..LOL) I am really nervous. I have had a tooth pulled before but, I hear wisdom tooth extraction is more painful afterwards. Looks like I need to step up this Christmas stuff a notch so i am ready! Scott is going to be gone for 4 days in DEC so, maybe that will give me some motivation to get it done while he is away. Hopefully when he comes home, he will have a happy wife with everything crossed off her list ;)
My To Do List
LOTS more stuff to add to this list but, right now, I need to go play with Laine. He is finished what he was doing and now, I have to get him busy doing something else :)
Hopefully Dalyn's papers arrive soon so we can start putting those together for him. Dalyn delivers the "flyers" around the neighborhood. Once a week. But, we accidentally ended up having scouts and papers on the same night. That combined with possible homework, makes for a VERY chaotic Thursday evening. I put the papers together for him so he can do his homework if he has any and then run out the door to deliver.
Or, if the papers are not here, Maybe he can help me clean a bit, that always works for awhile. Especially since he is trying to earn money for his beaver troop so that they can use the money to purchase Christmas gifts for boys and girls who otherwise may not receive any gifts. He is VERY excited about doing this and is trying to earn money any opportunity he gets!
Goodness... Today I had a really awful day, I will admit that it still isn't much better this evening. Really its about nothing particular... just a bunch of smallish things that have been accumulating in my head. Now have this really icky, "being too hard on myself" feeling.
So, i decided to just put aside my issues for a couple hours and get some scrapping done! Great stress therapy, doesn't work quite as well as shopping but, its cheaper! LOL
The last layouts I created took me a long time and I shamefully admit, I have only made a total of 6 Scrapbook Layouts this whole year :( But, tonight it came easy, i just let everything go and had a little fun, These came together SO quick! (under 2 hours for both!!)
I used only Items from my new Grab Bag! Even the wordart :)
So, Here they are!
Stay Tuned to my blog for some awesome printable Christmas craft/hyrbid ideas that i have up my sleeve ;) I should be posting those next week. Oh and if you have done or seen a fabulous christmas craft... Please share! I would love to see and get some more ideas! :)
That is exactly what this kit was when I created it! My very favorite colors too! Love it!
If you haven't yet heard, It is available for download FREE at ShabbyPrincess.com
I actually scrapped a couple layouts with it too!!!! YAY ME!!! LOL
Credits: Spontaneous Delight, Tab Alpha by Michelle Coleman
We went and did a little apple picking last weekend, it was fun! Apples were yummy, We picked 2 big bags and now I need to get crack-a-lackin on making some apple pies. Earlier in the week I thought I would use up a bunch making 2 apple cakes BUT, the apples were so large that I actually only ended up using 3 of them to make 4 cups of chopped apples. So, so much for that! LOL
Tonight I decided that I was just going to do a layout using the pictures and try not to be a perfectionist, I have been having such a hard time scraping lately, I start the layouts and then they just sit, unfinished because I end up not liking them. But, I actually did a layout using the pictures I took that day and I actually finished it!! :)
I am in the midst of loosing my freaking mind! Seriously, I feel like I have a mental issue. LOL Even though I have combed my hair repeatedly today, yet. I STILL feel those bugs crawling in my hair!
Yup..... I had/have head Lice....
I am thinking the lice are really strong suckers this year because I have never had it nor have my kids but, this year Dalyn ended up bringing them home from camp - What a treat! LOL That was the reason that I shaved both kids heads. Dalyn was so infested with them. Within minutes of realizing what they were, (I had never saw head lice before) We took them outside, let them swim in the pool for awhile until I got back from getting the lice treatment. They were easy to get rid of, Scott stripped their beds, put pillows and stuffed animals in bags and vacuumed, while I was outside treating their hair. A few hours and we were done and I checked their hair every day after that for weeks but, they were gone. Now, only a month later.... I have them ....Yet, right now i am thankful the kids don't.
Anyway, I have treated myself now 2x, Put tea tree oil in the family shampoo and my own, and spent a total of what feels like at least 4 hours combing and checking my hair with the lice comb but, it STILL feels like I have that tickley itchy feeling of live lice running around drinking my blood! Last night we stripped the bed yet again after I combed through my hair and did another treatment. Scott vacuumed everywhere, including the couch and the car.
---------Break to go comb my hair, i cannot stand it any more--------------
Ok, Im back. No lice.. My mom was here so i had her check my hair.. I combed through it again. But, even sitting here now, after just combing and checking, I still feel it..see, I told you I was loosing my mind :)
Okay, today I am on a mission, I mission to get some work done! I am excited to start back on a normal schedule, it was so hard when the kids were home from school but, now they are back! Laine still only goes every other day but, Its time that I didn't have before! I have a lot on my list so, hopefully i can get motivated and knock some of it off my list :)
I made it! I did it..... It turned out good and I am so proud! LOL
There is a funny story about this cake and how it almost turned out to be a FLOP... Literally!
I had just finished up making this cake and I was in a hurry to get it downstairs to the freezer. I started carrying it down the stairs and I thought, gee.. I should cover this in foil first. So, I came back up to the kitchen and covered it in 2 layers of tin foil, went back downstairs and as I was walking into the entrance of the dark part of the basement where we keep our freezer...... Yup, I tripped over the laundry baskets! OIY, down went me, down went the cake.. I fell with the cookie tray still in my hands and the ice cream cake landed upside down on the floor. THANKFULLY, it was wrapped securely in tinfoil! Cake saved! LOL i didn't know if it would be a jumbled mess when it was unwrapped but, i stuck it into the freezer anyway and waited to unwrap it until the day of my sons birthday party.
It ended up being fine! I had went and got some of this yummy shell chocolate topping to cover the top of the cake. I got the turtles flavor - it was HEAVENLY! LOL
And here is the cake in all its glory!
How I made it:
Once the ice cream was ready, I put it on top of the Oreo crumb crust. Pressed it in and spread half of a bag of chocolate Oreo's that I had already beaten the sense out of with my rolling pin! hehe, that was fun! :)
Then I dumped the other container of Ice cream on that, pressed it down.. covered in foil and put into the freezer to get solid again.
Several hours before i took the cake out and put the remaining Oreo cookies on top of the cake and then Drizzled the yummy turtles flavor - chocolate shell toping on and put it back in the freezer until it was time to put the candles in ;)
And that was my adventure in making my very first ice cream cake. It beat out a dairy queen ice cream cake, hands down!
My son is still raving about it ;) Score for mom! hehe
I made my first candy bar wrapper a couple weeks ago for my SIL's baby shower. How fun! I love that something so simple can be turned into something so unique! They were very well received as a shower favor!
I ordered my gold foil from "FoilMan" (very speedy shipping!) I just wrapped the chocolate bars in the foil (still wrapped in their original wrapper) and then wrapped my candy wrapper around that.
Credits: Kim Christensen - Flowers - Be Trusting kit : Shabby Princess - Ribbon with bow & Stamped swirl - Take Flight (Songbird ave kit) : Carrie Stephens - Baby Love (SBE) - Pattern Background and ribbon.
In a previous post i meantioned that FishScraps.com is back online but, If you havent been to check it out, You should! I am so proud of it! hehe it is better than ever with a whole new look! I am so excited about being open again, I really missed my shop!
*Prior customers will have to sign up again as it is a brand new store. I am starting completely fresh! It feels great!
I have a little giftie for you. I hope that you ENJOY!
In this download you will find TONS of glittery swirls to adorn your scrapbook layouts!
Thanks for visiting my blog! My new design is coming along, slowly but surely. I am definitely not good with this technical stuff, takes me a long time to figure out what the heck I am doing!
On to the good stuff... (Click on the image to download them!)
What am i thinking by staying up this late? ACK! Its 3:31 in the morning! I haven't stayed up this late in ages! Kinda feels good to get a bunch of things on my list accomplished while the house is nice and quiet!
In fact, Scott took the kiddos to his parents in the afternoon, i planted my butt down in this chair from morning until now. I am going to be feeling sore tomorrow, sore like a statue who didn't move all day and, i MUST get to that laundry tomorrow! I was supposed to do a bunch of it today but, i didn't :( Oh well, It will still be there.....LOL The kids don;t have to quite go naked yet but, they would if i waited a couple more days! haha
Although i am not quite finished yet, As you might notice, the ole bloggy got a nice little makeover! I am still trying to figure out how to do a few things but, Its definitely coming along! I wanted something fresh, I was so sick of the old design that i had up but, i was too blah to change it.
But, the rest of the changes will have to wait, i have other things on my ToDo list for tomorrow AND i have the kids all day so, i cant be sitting here. Unless they play in the backyard with their friends all day like they did for a couple days last week, they wanted nothing to do with ole mom, i even offered to bake more cookies with them! I can't seem to keep cookies around for very long, they are even disappearing out of the freezer (*clears throat* uhmmm Scott! LOL)
Right now, I feel good! It feels so good to get things accomplished! Things that i have wanted to do for awhile now.
I just hope the rest of my day tomorrow isnt a wash because i stayed up so late tonight! Off to bed i go! Tootles!