Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween 2013

It's another school year of making treat boxes for my grandson's.  Its been 7 years now that I been making them.  So far I have come up with new ideas for each season.  It was just making 30 until this year and now it's 60.  My youngest grandson started school this year.  I thought since my oldest grandson was in 6th grade he wouldn't want them anymore.  Wrong.  He came to me and told me he still wanted to take them to school.  Oh well its what I do.  I hope everyone had a great Halloween. 

Re-Invent Objects

     I had seen a post on Pinterest on re-using chandeliers as cake displays.
I had been carring around this light fixture that my brother-in-law had given to me for a few years.  I just hate to get rid of things because I just might need them someday.  It just happened my granddaughter 1st birthday was coming up.  The dishes that I wanted to use on it was a little to costly.  (But someday I will get them.)  So I went to the dollar store and bought 7 metal platters in different shapes (for interest).  I then headed to the hardware store and picked up some plumbing supplies.  Some caps and pvc pipe. 
     I cut out  all the wires off the light fixture and took off some hardware that held the light fixture up.  Then glued the caps to the bottom of the platters and let set up for 3 days.  Cut the pvc pipe at different levels for interest. 
     The beauty of doing it this way you can change it out to fit the different occasion's.  They make great center pieces at party's.  You can use them for  horderves, sandwiches, chip and dip.  It doesn't just need to be used for cupcakes and cakes.  You can put foods around the bottom or flowers.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013


Sorry I'm late posting.  I had to get ready for my husband's 50th birthday party.

Nothing has changed in my craft room this year.  Still in my kitchen.  One day I will have a real craft room. I'm still not cooking. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sierra Chic

My daughter Michelle and I have started our own little collection. We call it Sierra Chic after my granddaughter. We are putting out pieces in G-ma's Antiques and Collectibles on Silverton Rd inbetween Silverton and Salem Oregon.
Turned a cabnet door and some chicken wire into a message or keepsakes board.
You could hang neckless's
The oval table is one our first pieces that we did.
Love how this mirror came out.
We re- did the lamp and the table.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mojo Monday 291

I decided to go with a little different perspective on this challenge.
1.  Using the technique of triple stamping on the paper ribbon I used a background stamp (stamped it twice using 2 different colors), then use a french word background stamp, finishing up with a wheat stamp. 
2.  I used Nestabilities to cut out the sentiment and the purple shadow behind it.
3.  Used honey comb embossing folder from stampin up.  Had to overlay it to cover the card front. It lines up pretty good.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2nd Try For Mojo Monday 290

2nd try.
#1.  Used 4 different stamp sets for the top portion.
#2.  Used the same embossing folder for the green, purple paper and ribbon.
3.  Use large labels from spellbinders and type in Happy Mother's Day from the computer.
#4.  Gray ribbon used foe bow method.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mojo Mondy 290

This is my view on this challenge.  I used paint chips for the four squares and the butterfly's.  I found that its not a good idea to stamp on paint chips.  So I used a scrap piece of pattern card stock to stamp my saying on.  I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mojo Monday 289

 Just finished cleaning my craft room of scraps.  They were everywhere, boxes, large gift bags and in a 10 drawer cart.  This was after seeing a youtube video on simple simple flash card 2.0.  So I started cutting paper to the proper sizes.  Now I have 6 shoe boxes of paper ready to go at a moment notice of making a quick card.  If you check out me on Pinterest and type in (Maggi Shafer) and go to the card ideas you will find the video's there.  There are amazing card ideas from many wonderful crafter's. Sorry for all the rambling but now I know what color and pattern paper I have in my stash. Made this card from scraps.  I cut off the back of the brads and used a glue dot to attach them to the card.  Took two rectangles and adhered them to a white piece of paper and cut it down and cut on a diagonal.

Monday, March 18, 2013

St. Patty's cupcakes

My Granddaughter Tajia decorated the cupcakes for me.  Except for one little problem my husband and daughter Michelle kept eating the Andie Mints off of them.  We came up short for the cupcakes.

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patty's Day Treat

A last minute treat for my grandsons class.  I was having a creative block when it was coming to St. Patty's Day treats.  So I cut 5 1/4 X 5 1/2 mellow moss card stock from stampin up and ran it through my crimper to give some texture.  Then I put foam shamrocks on that I bought at my local craft store a couple years ago.  I was going to put ribbon on it but it didn't look good.  So I went on line and looked up free word art for St. Patty's day and chose this one.  Copy and Paste and here you have a St. Patty's Day treat bar.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My Daughter's Wedding Cake

This is my daughter Christi's Wedding Cake.  We also make cup cake to go with it.
It was a small wedding at home with family and friends.  We had 50 plus people in our home.
I made the cake myself.  It was a yellow cake with lemon and raspberry filling.  Rolled fondant frosting and sugar paste flowers.
The cup cakes were filled with Lemon and Raspberry filling with Whip cream frosting.
I made the flower's on top too.  My daughter Christi helped me fill them and then my other
daughter Michelle piped on the frosting and added the flowers.  Sierra, Michelle 4 month old daughter ( my granddaughter)  entertained us during the whole process.  It was a family affair.
This was a do it yourself from start to finish wedding.