May all who enter as GUESTS, leave as FRIENDS!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some play-around pics of the pups

So I was playing around with my camera last night! Love it! I was taking pictures of my the three cute little pups that live at my house.
He is a very photogenic dog. T2Levi LeviShe has a sweet little profileKapri Oh, look at those eyes!t1Me and my sweet Kapri! She just lays with me like a little baby and has let me hold her like one from day one.      M1
Best friends for Life K and L
Now that I have a camera, I will get busy and show you my line of earrings for sale. I am starting up my own little “company” called Dandelion Designs. I make earrings and am even considering going on Etsy. When I have time of course!

Friday, April 30, 2010

My new Camera!!!

So my deepest and most sincere apologies. I have been long absent from my blog. I have been long absent from crafting in general. Life sneaks up on you and the next thing you know you blink and it is April 30th. I have been so busy with work and getting ready for the Cosmetology program this fall. My church calling has become front and center in my life as well. I love serving in the Young Women's. We are getting ready for our road show coming up on May 12th. I will have to post a video on here when it is over. It is going to be so much fun.

I bought a new camera today and I am SOO excited! Let me tell you! I love photography and it really makes me happy. I took photography for 6 years during my formative years in school. I love it! I as of recently have had little point and shoot cameras but am now ready to “grow up” to a more mature and serious camera. I have been freshening up on my camera education, especially the digital side. I graduated High School almost 6 years ago and Digital was around but not booming like it is these days. I love Digital Photography! LOVE IT! It has completely change the art of Photography!

I bought the Nikon D5000! I am so excited to play around with it and get to know it.


I love this camera! One of my favorite features is that you can switch out the lenses and do a telephoto lens or a macro lens, or a wide-angle lens. This will ensure Great, crisp, clear photos!

nikon D5000 flip

My two main events for this camera is the Trek for the youth on June 16th-19th. And my friend Leland is getting married in August and I am going to be the photographer for him. I am looking around and researching great wedding shots. Hopefully they will turn out beautifully!

So more awesomeness to come!!! Especially now that I have a camera that will take pictures, and good ones at that!

Thanks so much for being patient with me!


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Oh, How I missed you so...

I have been MIA and it feels like I haven't posted a project in forever! I went up to Utah to visit family and then my Mom came from Idaho for a week to visit me and help me ring in my 24th Birthday. I loved having her here! I now know where I get my creativity and desire for all things crafty. While she was here, she made little homemade bath fizzies and boxes to put them in. she is too cute!
I have been busy crafting still, I don't think I will ever stop... So I have a lot of Good Posts coming your way!
I am back!
More to come!
Thank you so much to all who follow and read my blog on a regular basis. I appreciate it so much! You have no idea how grateful I am for YOU!
You are the Best!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Yes, Yes... Mod Podge does Rock!

I won a giveaway! Yes! My first win EVER! I just had to give a public shout out and thank you to Amy with Mod Podge Rocks!
I got this sweet booty in the mail yesterday!

This is a Neatnix bucket! These are so cool!
I love all the little compartments and the inside has even more compartments and pockets!
I love the bright color and I am so excited to put it to use!
Oh and all the lovely Mod Podge... I didn't even know they had outdoor Mod Podge. I cannot wait to show you what I use all these goodies on! More to come!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Inspired by another Blogger!

Sandra with Stone Creek Market made this adorable wood sign.
I absolutely love this sign... so simple and so adorable!
I love the colors and the ribbon is too cute!

This became inspiration for my next Valentine's Day project...

I made this sign... I love it! I think they are both just so cute!!!
This flower was inspired by the flower I used on my throw pillows!!!
Love the polka Dots! I made the flower, the same way as I made them for my pillows.
Go Here for the Tutorial!
Thank you Sandra for the inspiration!!!

Throw Pillow REWind!!

Remember this post...
I was talking about these cute little red pillow covers that I got at Target for $4.00 a piece. I said I was going to add something to them and now they are finished!!!

Here is the Before...

* After *
I love when your former "After" becomes the Before!! haha
I love Love LOVE how they turned out! I couldn't be happier with them!

Did you know that you could paint on acrylic flowers???

I used white acrylic paint and the end of the paintbrush.

How I made the flowers...

I took a bushel of flowers that I got at Hobby Lobby at 50% off!
I took apart the flowers
Restacked them on top of each other in the order I Love!
Even added my painted flower!
And a button of course!!!
I used a needle and thread and sewed the layers together first.
This is the back of the flower... I know it is not professional looking AT ALL! But no one sees the back anyway, so I always have a mess on the backside of the flowers.
I then took these sweet little pearls and sewed them in a swirly whimsical pattern by hand. I think this is by far my favorite part of the pillow!
The completed pillow up close and personal!!!
OOohh!! La La!

I still have these three pillows that need some recovering! I told you I am really trying to PHASE out that PURPLE!! I had a ton of it! I love what I am working on for these!! You will too!!!

Yummy Valentine's Day cookie Bouquet

At one of my former jobs, one of my co-workers always brought in these DELICIOUS Cookies...
They are so yummy! I love them. I have not made them until now! I get some of my best inspiration at night as I am laying my head on the pillow to go to sleep! So, as I was falling asleep this little bitty was born...

My Take on a Cookie Bouquet...
* Ritz Crackers (I know crazy, but they are so yummy as this cookie, I promise)
* Creamy Peanut Butter
*White Chocolate
*Sprinkles (Optional) I added sprinkles to them to give the cute factor, but they do not need them.
They actually taste better without sprinkles on them.
*Bamboo Sticks
Lay out your Ritz Crackers on wax paper and spread the peanut butter on each cracker. I put the bamboo skewer in the center and added a little extra peanut butter to the center to compensate for the stick.
Mmmm.... Peanut buttery goodness!
*Put your ritz crackers with the peanut butter in the fridge*
This is a very important step. Let them chill for about 20 minutes.
This keeps the peanut butter firm while dipping in the white chocolate
 so you don't have a peanut buttery mess!

*While you are waiting you can work on the tin holder!!*

Melt your white chocolate on a medium heat. Once the chocolate has melted, remove it from burner. I use a saucepan with water and a stainless steel bowl that I set on top. This works great! You don't need a special pan to melt the chocolate in.
I just spoon the chocolate onto the cookie. The bamboo skewers are super handy for this step.
Now you can sprinkle the sprinkles onto your cookie... I really wanted to use Ritz in the shape of hearts for Valentine's Day, but they do not have them. All I could find was football shaped Ritz. Darnit! So the sprinkles give it that same cutesy Valentine's Day Flair.

I tried using a stencil for the hearts and that just didn't work with the melted chocolate so I just used my fingers and put the sprinkles on in a -V- and it worked! *Sigh*
Oh aren't they just cute??? Don't worry about the big blob of a cookie to the right, while it is still soft just trace around the shape of the cookie with a toothpick and it will not be a ginormous blob when it hardens!
These Cookies really are so yummy! You should try them! You will love them. They are SO Easy!
After you make them, E-mail me at and let me know how they turned out!

Now that the cookies are ready, let's make the container they are going into...

I started with a craft ball... Hard foam
I cut it in thirds with a saw. This way it will fit into the container and I can do this bouquet 3 times!!
Insert your foam in the top of the container.
I made mine flush with the top rim of the vase.
I took squares of tissue paper and folded them around the end of a paint brush.

I put dabs of craft glue in sporatic places and using the same paintbrush end, I put the tissue paper on the glue. I pushed them into the foam with the brush as well to make them really secure.

Add Ribbon (of course) and Voila... you have a cute little Valentine bucket!!!
You are now ready to insert your cookies and go!!!
 So Pretty and so EASY!!!
Your kids will love it!
I will be posting in the summer, my idea for a Summer Fruit Bouquet...
Stay tuned!!!

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