Saturday, February 26, 2011

This takes the cake....literally!

So this is the 2nd year we have participated in the Blue & Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts. 
 For us, we get together and the boys make/design cakes that are auctioned off to raise money for their troop!  We had a really good turnout and some really creative ideas.  
I wanted to share what my son Braden did for his cake (with the help of mom of course) and maybe step by step instructions for anyone else who wants to try it!  
It's super easy, and did not take more than an hour.

First our inspiration: 
I had saw this idea earlier and made for a party, I just thought it looked fun.
So when the B&G Banquet came around I threw this idea around to my son to use this idea and make it into a fort.  He was down with the thought!

So we went shopping for the supplies:
We wanted it to be bigger than the one pictured, so we purchase extra cakes & pirouette cookies!

Play-by-play action:
First I took a large cake cardboard bas and spread "mud" a.k.a. chocolate icing around 
to help "hold the fort down" (ha ha ha)

While I was doing this messy step, my son Braden was busy smashing the "dirt" to go around the base of the fort (aka Chocolate Graham Crackers)

Next we took the 3 Chocolate Cakes and placed them strategically on the "mud

(Braden being funny with the rolling pin)

Normally, you would let these cakes thaw out and then just push the stick cookies into the side of the cake, but I wanted to have a little bit more security since this was being transported to the location and from the location of the event.  So once again, I used chocolate icing and spread it around the outer walls of our "fort"
See all the chocolate, oh yeah, that's not good for you!

Moving on.........

Next it was time to cut the cookies in 1/2 for the lower layer, I had to keep one package long for the taller portion of the fort.

Now, time for the walls to go up!  Just press the cookies into the icing...
be careful though... those cookies are FRAJ-JILLY!  
Continue to add them all around to cover your fort completely!

After your walls are up, sprinkle your "dirt" into the "mud", then lightly press to get it to stay put a little better!
Also, any leftover pirouette cookies, can be eaten or crushed or both.  The crushed up pieces were placed on the top of the fort!

Then finally, if you want add your decor.  I cut a door out of black card stock.  You could also add some Cowboys & Indians, or if you are like us, add you "MEDIEVAL MEN"
7950 Lego Kingdoms Knights Showdown


Braden got an award for Most Original Design!
SWEET!  Literally!
His cake was auctioned off for $27.00 that night!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Scalloped Beauties!

This is my first time participating in a blog hop!  I hope I do it right!  LOL!

This months challenge was to use anything scalloped!  


Makes something fun, funky, shabby chic, ALL THE ABOVE!

Live Your Bliss - PTI Fillable Frame & Die Set used, lovely SCALLOPED edges!
How Sweet It Is Card - SCALLOPED frames, Kraft Cardstock & sentinment from PTI
Thinking of You Card - SCALLOPED Frame, PTI Kraft Cardstock Used & Sentiment Inside from PTI Faux Ribbon Set
Hello Sunshine Card - SCALLOPED Fillable Frame Die & Stamp Set & Kraft Cardstock used
Happy Birthday Card - Lovely SCALLOPED edges made with my EK Success Scalloped Edger Punch and PTI Faux Ribbon Stamp set & Birthday Sentiment from another PTI Set

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge

As some of you know, I created this blog to enter in contests and display what craftiness I come up with!  So for the Make It Monday Challenge this week was to create a card using a glitter strip. Make It Monday Challenge Video can be viewed here ( Make It Monday Challenge )  So here is my attempt at it!  Hope you like it! This was also my first real attempt at blending colors with my copics on the flower petal.  I now know I am going to need more colors to color away with!

The PaperTrey Ink Products that were used were:
Kraft Paper
Grass Image & Count Your Blessing Sentiment from My Punny Valentine Set

I hope you all liked it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Card for the kids...

This is the 1st year I have attempted to make Valentine's with my kids!  It was fun!  I will have to think ahead next year, it is hard with a 9 year old boy to find something that is not too child-ish!  So I am going to have to think on that one!  The girls was easy, just give them so ink & a stamp they could care less as long as it had hearts of love on it!! 

Here is what we made:
 Grace's Valentine's
Braden's Valentine's
Emma's Valentine's

Here's to hoping you all get what your hearts desire on Valentine's Day!  ;)

- Kristi

Hi, my name is Kristi, and you are....

Hi, my name is Kristi, and you are....

Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it gets boring. So then I go back to being me.

I am a 30 year old stay at home mom of 4. I am married to a wonderful man named Dan! He is super-fantastic! Some other fun stuff, I a daughter, a sister, a grand-daughter, a chocaholic, a scrapbooker & cardmaker, and a business owner.

(this is me)

This blog is specifically for my craft-e-ness, or lack there of.  So I will be posting pics of things I make or have made.  For right now, let's just do a little gallery of things I have made in the past!  
Enjoy and feel free to comment!

                                           Live Your Bliss Card                       Blank Bird Card
                                                      Birthday Cards made with my Cricut
Birthday Card & Wall Art made with my Cricut
                      Celebrate Card made w/ PTI Stamp Set      How are "Ewe"? Card/Hope "Ewe" Feel Better
Thank You Card made with Fillable Frames from PTI
Get well Card inspired by Heather Nichole's Simple Sentiments Set
                                   Happy Birthday Card             Happy Anniversary w/ Fillable Frame PTI Set
Congratulations Card & Misc. Blank Card
                   Baby Shower/New Arrival Card (PTI Set)   Birthday Card made with several PTI Sets
                             My Season Shelf @ Halloween     Our Pumpkins we decorated with felt & toothpicks!
                          Another Cricut Wall Art Creation      Baby Shower Gift Basket/Diaper Cake
Seasonal Shelf @ Christmas
                                            Who's Who Card                           Thank You Card (Fillable Frame PTI Set)

More Cricut Wall Art made for Baby Showers for Friends!