Care Bear quilt

So I found this pre-quilted quilt @ Walmart that you just have to add the binding too and Tagen LOVES Care Bears so I got it for her for Ostara. well I have been holding on to it since the beginning of March b/c I was having issues with the binding. Well I decided to work on it today and realized the issue with the binding is that since I don't want to cover up all the stars I didn't push it all the way down on the fabric and now the corners won't bend right. :( So I cut the binding into 4 pieces and I totally measured wrong oops. I forgot to account for the extra length the binding would add to the ends! :( oh well looks like I'm going to Walmart tomorrow to pick up some more rainbow binding so I can finally finish Tagen's blanket! At least I have 2 sides done! I will add more pics once I have it finished!

50th Anniversary cake

2 weeks before Easter Chad's mom calls and asked me if I would make a special cake for her parents 50th wedding anniversary. Of course I said yes!! I had been wanting a reason to make a cake again anyways! :) I used 2 of the same recipes from January's Cake Frenzy. I used the Honey Chai and the Coffee Chocolate cake recipes. Each tier has both kinds of cake in it.

This time I decided to use store bought fondant and just bought white and an once of black food coloring. It took about 2 hours and and once and a half black to get the fondant the right color. The gold color is edible gold pearl dust mixed with vodka and then I painted it on to the hearts and little beads in between the diamonds. I used the Cricut and a sheet of stencil plastic to make a diamond shaped stencil so they would all be the same size.

I got the black shiny by painting it with vodka as well. I discovered this by accident when I dropped one of the diamonds in the bowl of vodka I was using to adhere all the pieces to the cake. I also had problems with the fondant cracking on me so I think it was too dry again! :( oh well I will figure it out someday!

Cake topper

This is the cake topper I made For my husband's maternal grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. your 50th is called the "Golden" year since you are suppose to give each other gifts of gold.

To make it I used a black textured card stock, a metallic gold card stock, and a patterned piece of grey paper. I used Lindsey's Cricut and her Sweethearts cartridge to cut out all of the components and then glued them together onto a bamboo skewer.

My circle journal

Sorry I have been absent from blogging but I have been spending most of my free time working on my circle journal. I did my journals theme as "Bucket List". For those that don't know a bucket list is a list of things you want to do or accomplish before you "Kick the Bucket" This is also my first time scrap booking and I think I did pretty damn good for my first try!

Here is my cover. I changed it a few times but I like how it turned out in the end! Thanks Lindsey for letting me borrow your Cricut!!!

Crafting with my mother in-law.

Last weekend we went up to Gillette, WY to spend the weekend with my in-laws. Charlene (Chad's mom) recently got into jewelry making, her best friend owns a bead shop that is located in the lower level of her home. In the past month and a half or so she has made almost 50 necklaces!! They were all very beautiful and she was even able to turn some family heirlooms in to beautiful pieces of jewelry!

She asked me if I wanted to make something so while we were up there I was able to make 2 necklaces for myself! She was excited that I was interested in the same craft as her! The first piece I made I used my moonstone pendant as the focal point.

On the second piece I used some rainbow magnetic beads my mother in-law had! What's awesome is they match my hair! lol! But they were kind of a pain in the ass to work with was having issues trying to make a focal point out of beads and then Charlene pulled out some butterfly pendents! I found the one I liked the best and then went to stringing beads. you cant tell in the picture but the small round beads are metallic and kinda look like that rainbow oil film on the surface of puddles.

I really enjoyed making these but I will wait on making it a actual hobbie b/c it's way more expensive then paper crafting! lol!! And I think Chad would kill me If I spent even more $$ on crafting then I already do!

Circle Journal Rules

Last night I finished the Rules pages for my circle journal!! 4 down 4 to go!! I'm actually having a lot of fun doing this! I think I'm gonna work on pages for my bucket list next and wait to do the sign in pages until I can get to Rose's and use the Cricut and make my bucket tags. I'm also very excited to get the Close to my Heart stamps I ordered from Rose so I can add extra pretties to my pages!

I used watercolor pencils to do the tie dying over the words and smudged it with water. The paper is a Me & my big idea card stock book from
Michael's. Man does that book have some wonderful paper in it! I cut the paper into thirds and then glued and taped them back together to make an 8x8 square. I stamped Paris with a alphabet stamp set I borrowed from Rose, and the flower stamps are Natures beauty from Creative stamping kit-of-the-month club. The green glittered polka dot ribbon is from the dollar bins at Michael's. The sentiment stickers are from a card stock book my friend gave me.

Chad doesn't like the tie dyeing over the words but I do! Maybe I will figure out something different we shall see!

Let me know what you think about it!

January Cake Frenzy!

I have 5 very important people in my life whose birthdays all happen to be in January. My husband's is on the 5th, my sister's is on the 21st, Tagen my daughter is on the 30th, last but definitely not least Boho Rose and my father in-laws are both on the 31st. Out of these 5 My sister Mariah is the only person I didn't make a cake for (she lives almost 1000 miles away in Reno, NV)

For my husband’s cake I made him a Honey Chai tea cake with a Honey ginger cream cheese frosting! OMG it was to die for!!! No pictures for this cake :( but I will give you the link to the recipe! :) It was supposed to be a bundt cake but I used round cake pans instead and I also used a different frosting than what she did.

Honey-Ginger Cream Cheese Frosting

1 ½ cups of confectioners’ sugar

½ cup honey

9 ounces of cream cheese at room temp.

½ cup of unsalted butter at room temp.

½ cup of honey (any kind as long as liquid)

½ teaspoon of fresh grated ginger

1 teaspoon crystallized ginger