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A Little Cross Cake Perfect for Christenings or Easter!

I was looking through some pictures the other day and realized that I had not shared the Confirmation cake that I did for my cousin.  Since this is once again Confirmation time at many churches, as well as the Easter Season, I thought that this is a great time to share this idea with you.



The cake began with the Wilton Cross Cake pan that I ordered from Amazon. After frosting the cake, I covered it with fondant and trimmed it with blue icing because that happens to be my cousin's favorite color.  (Pro tip: Frost the cake before using fondant, making sure the frosting is the same color as the fondant.) 




For the flowers, tint your fondant and roll it out. This one came from a Wilton flower making kit (I think), but you can use any flower-shaped cookie cutter with five or six petals. 



Once your flowers are cut, cut each petal a little deeper with a knife. 




Flatten the edges of each petal.  It is easier using a ball tool like this one, but your finger will work fine as well. 



In order to f…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  



I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 


They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …

Anything Goes- Festival Season Begins Soon!

It is finally Spring.  We had snow yesterday and seventy degree weather all through February, but the weather forecasters have assured us that this crazy chill won't last forever. Around here, the return of perpetually warm weather means that Festival Season is upon us.  Whatever interests you, from wine or beer, Cajun food, pirates to Tall Ships from around the world, there is a local festival to help you celebrate it and learn more about it.  

This week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge is "Anything Goes" and keeping with this theme, my posts are crafts designed to prepare for the Wine Festival. 


Challenge #297-Anything Goes Make a project using anything in the Cricut Library!

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The Wearing O'the Green

Every self-respecting Irishman or Irish wannabe will be wearing green on St. Patrick's Day. Every first grader knows that if you don't you will get pinched,and pinched hard, if I recall correctly.  That means that you have to be prepared for the big day. 



For me, this means that I have to head to my craft room to make my own special "T".  I found this Shamrock on the Cricut Design Room and used their Iron On Transfer paper (in Glitter of course!) to cut out and iron on a glittery green clover.  I confess- I am having too much fun with this iron on transfer paper.  I don't receive any compensation from this company whatsoever, but it is really fun and easy to use. Besides making my own T-shirts, I look forward to making tote bags and pillow covers this summer.  Really, the possibilities are endless.  Remember this T-shirt I made for Valentine's Day? 



If you don't have that special outfit to wear for St. Patrick's Day- it's not too late!  You don'…

Celebrating a Bee-lated Birthday!

My oldest daughter turned 25(!) years old a couple of weeks ago and we were finally able to celebrate this past weekend.  I thought I would share a few pictures.  



When my children (and sometimes their friends) have a milestone birthday, I like to make a special cake that shows off individual characteristics that make them special.  


My daughter wants to be a beekeeper "when she grows up".  This tied in nicely with a belated birthday- hence the "Bee-lated Birthday" theme.


My daughter is a Disney fan and "Beauty and the Beast" is her favorite Disney movie.  Of course, the new version is coming out soon.  She also loves tea, so Mrs. Potts and Chip were perfect for the occasion. 


My daughter has played Pokemon since she was a very young girl.  "Pokemon Go" brought out a new "Festive Pikachu" the week before the party. 


She attends UNCG Grad School and of course, a red rose is appropriate for any woman for any occasion.  It also goes with "…

Super Simple Shamrock Wreath

This year it seems like many stores skipped St. Patrick's Day and moved right into Easter. Since it always makes me happy to see Cadbury Egg Season, this is usually not a problem, but my St. Patrick's Day decor needed some refreshing.  Of course, I had to hit the craft room to create my own.  

Fortunately the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge blog theme this week is 

Challenge #296-St. Patricks Day Make a project about St. Patricks Day, such as Shamrocks or Leprechauns

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I used my Cricut "Paper Doll Dress Up" cartridge to make two sizes of shamrocks out of three shades of green paper.  I a…