"The more you trust and rely upon the spirit the greater your capacity to create!" - Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf. As I increase my capacity to create, I would like to share what I am learning and how I am growing! I am a "spirit daughter of the most creative being in the universe", so I am learning now that I can create!

Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Disney Trip!

My family is planning a "Major Vacation" to Disney World this upcoming March.  I am super excited for them to come!  In preparation for our trip I made my nieces and nephew some shirts and accessories for our trip!

Now if the next few months could just pass a little faster......

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Recent Projects

I have gotten to make some fun pink things lately!! These were for my good friend Kacey.....now that little baby just needs to make her appearance!!

 Here is a little sneak peak of some things I have been working on for our family Disney trip coming up this March/April!!  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baby Shower Mania!

I love to throw parties!!! I love doing themed things and thinking of food and decorations....it just makes me happy!  Last month I was able to help throw baby showers for two amazing women in my ward!  Here are some of the fun things I made!!
This sweet girl is having twin boys!  
 Tissue Paper Balls
 Banana Splits
 Twin Boy Diaper Cakes
 This lovely lady is having a baby girl.  (Both of these women are due on the same day...Nov. 1st!!!)
 Chicken salad sandwiches, fruit, veggies, salads, oreo truffles and cupcakes.  
 Lady bug taggie!  
 Red Velvet Cupcakes (my hubbies Aunt is an amazing cupcake maker....she shared her recipe with me!)
 Car seat Canopy
 Diaper Cake  (I love ladybugs!!)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Playing Catch-up!

Here are a few things that I have been working on for my little guy!

I had extra fabric from making his bed set so I made this wall hanging.  I made the design and then stapled it (with stuffing underneath) to a canvas.  
We live across the country from all our family so I made him this book to help him remember everyone! It is a great quiet book for church!  I included pictures of both sides of our family and also of great grandparents!

This is another book that works as a quiet book.  It is just an ABC book I made with dye cuts.  
Here are a few of my favorite pages.

I needed something to fill some space on a wall and found these star pegs for cheap!  I painted them and then covered them with scrapbook paper!  

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wedding clothes and treats!

This past summer I was able to spend all summer creating with my mom and sisters!  I didn't get many pictures but I can share a few things that we did!

My new sister in law's family is quite crafty and had amazing ideas for wedding clothing.  They gave my mom a pattern and all the fabric for these skirts and my mom, sisters, and I went about sewing them up!  They ended up being adorable!
We also made the bow ties for the little guys (you can't really see them)....
and sewing the gold ties on the girls dresses!

We also made all the food for the wedding!  All of the food tasted soooo goood!!!Here are some links to recipes we used!
Key lime cupcakes  (Soooo yummy! We added a little coconut extract in the frosting....amazing)
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes (Also amazing!)
Oreo, Coconut, Raspberry, and Almond Truffles (You can pretty much do any extract you want with whatever topping you want!)  
We also made Spinach Puffs and Sandwich Wraps that were from the "Lion House Entertaining" cookbook, and White Chocolate coconut cheesecake from the "Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cookbook."  

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

The Mickey Mouse party came and went - so now I have time to blog about all the things I created for the party!  I didn't get a good picture of how it all came together but it was really cute and the little man was really happy!  I have to thank my Cricut cutter and double stick tape for doing all the work for me and making my life soooo much easier!

I made these cupcake toppers for 1/3 of the cupcakes.  They ended up looking really cute on the cupcakes! 
I made the "Happy Birthday" banner that you can barely see in this picture...and I also made the two cupcake towers out of cans and cardboard circles. 
I also made these little containers out of some nut containers I had saved.  I used them for the plastic utensils.  
These cupcakes were the 2nd out of 3 different kinds.  They were little man's favorite ones because they had "cookies" on them!
These are the 3rd of the 3 types of cupcakes - mickey sugar decorations and mickey sprinkles.  These cupcakes were a new recipe "Cookies and Cream Cupcakes" (with a hidden Oreo in the bottom).  The recipe wasn't my favorite so I am not posting it but the idea was awesome!  I would think that you could put an oreo at the bottom of a regular box cake mix and get a similar result!  
Here are the invites again!
And the treat bags!
I may have gone a little over board on the party but it was sooo worth it!  I love to make people happy and I love to craft so this party was a success!  

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Birthdays and more Birthdays!

April is a big month for birthdays in our family and friends!  We have 2 siblings, 1 brother in law, 1 son, 1 grandma, and many friends who have birthdays all within a few weeks!!!  Needless to say birthdays are the main thing on my mind!  I have been slowly learning how to decorate cakes - I have learned that I don't have the steadiest hand, and that I can't write on cakes.  I guess slowly those will come!  My two friends have birthdays a day apart so I made them a cake for our girls night!  I am not creative so I copied a cake out of a Wilton Cake Decorating book - but I was impressed with how it turned out!!!  Pretty good for my first attempt (I am building my self up so that I will attempt it again)!
Now for the next Birthday - My little man is turning 2!  Here is a little preview of the things I have been working on for his party that is happening in about a week!!!
(These below are treat bags for the kiddos)
Now I have to decide if my self esteem is high enough for me to attempt a "Mickey" cake of some sort!!