Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easter Bunny Peek-a-boo

I saw this peek-a-boo Easter Bunny on Pinterest and decided it would be a fun project for my card making group.  I' m always on the look out for things to use up my massive stash of paper stuff. 
  1.  See's Candy Bunny, because I had a gift certificate from Christmas and the bunny is flat on the back)
  2. 1"circle punch
  3.  Nestie scallop circle die
  4. Flower punch (so old that I don't know if it's still made)
  5. Ribbon from my stash - Michael's dollar bin?
  6.  Misc rhinestones I have saved over the years.      
  7. SU tag topper punch                                    

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Chocolate Expresso Flourless Torte - YUM!

Yes this cake tastes as good as it looks!
This class was through my Meet Up crafting group and I have to say I was super surprised at how good not only was the flourless torte was but how great Chef Cliff is! He was a professional chef back in the day, when he decided he wanted weekends and nights off. Not only did we learn how to make the cake but about chocolate, the why and how to melt, whip and blend ingredients. It is fast dessert to make but you do have to have everything ready to go since once you start you only have seconds to add the next ingredient.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Right Tools

 Having the right tools makes all the difference! I've had this printer's press for years and never really used it all that much. 
Now that I teach a class at the senior center and for a Meet Up group, the press has come in handy. For the seniors who have arthritis, using over  sized stamps is hard to work with. Using the press makes it so much easier. 
The Meet Up group ladies are all new to stamping and the tables aren't the best to work on, so again the press really helps.

I also had to order TEN rolls of 
Scor-Tape, because the ladies in the Meet Up group do not know how to use tape rollers. In one class they wrecked five in less than an hour. I decided Scor-Tape was only way to go. 

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Crafting Meet Up Group

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My Meet Up crafting group does a whole lot of fun stuff. Next week we will learn how to make a Chocolate Espresso Fourless Torte and sculpt chocolate roses. 
Can't wait!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Crafting Weekend

This was a rare weekend that I didn't have anything scheduled. Had dinner with my daughter at CrawDaddy's which was a treat. 
I've been going through my crafting supplies looking for something to inspire me to craft. Stress has a way of making your creative mojo go into hiding.
I've been collecting tins, many of which I sell in my vintage booth. Since I discovered Pinterest, I've seen people making these tier stash holders. I gave it go and pretty happy how it turned out. The center legs came from my Dad's stash when we cleaned out his garage and a quick shot of silver spray paint.
The little butterfly is made from a soda can. The punch came from the recent used rubber stamp sale at Cranberry Hill. 
The foil pig is part of the full sheet. I picked up the sheet over 10 years ago. It survived the big purge when I got divorced and being stored outside in a cardboard box. Amazing that I still able to have it to work with.
The simply thank you card was something I saw posted on Simplicity's blog. She is not only a wonderful writer but showcases simple cards.