Saturday, April 23, 2011
Here is her link:
and she has a posting about this you tube video for making homemade bakery string. Here is the video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvg6pr6gNQs&feature=player_embedded
OK, PEOPLE PLEASE!!
Who would not stop what they were doing to start making homemade bakery string. Well, OK, so I am one of the few that would. It's all good though because I like me, I really really like me. I am over 50. I can pretty much do what I want as long as it's legal. All I really have to do is show up for work and write to the IRS once a year. I just love this string. It was kinda like a "should of had a V-8" moment. And I am not stopping there! No Way, I am going to start dying all kinds of stuff, like seam binding in all my fave Stampin up colors. and ribbon roses too. I think I will even start buying only white ribbon so I can marker it up in my all time fave Stampin up color - baja breeze. YEAH .... I like it!!! Alrighty then with that said let me move on to the bakery boxes. I love bakery boxes, I (apparently by my pant size) also love what is inside of the bakery box. So I set my mind to make a box for the crafty good bakery string. I already had my mini cake box that I have so often used for Rocher candy at the Christmas holiday so a quick rework for size and I was good to go. The paper is index cardstock from Staples but I took the bunny from Stampin Up's So Sweet stamp set and made it a digi stamp. Once I printed the paper all that was left to do was to cut them (using SCAL and a cricut), fold them, fill them(yum ...Dove chocolate) and tie them. So did you know there is a right way to tie a bakery box. Yep! There sure is and wouldn't you know I have that you tube link too! and here it is:
EDITED ON 6/16/11.
SORRY CRUMB BOSS HAS REMOVED THIS VIDEO!!! IF SHE PUTS IT BACK I WILL REPOST
Happy Easter Everyone, Thanks for visiting,
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Lindt Bunnies .... they are my fav! Who could not love a 1 by 1 3/4 inch chocolate bunny? I have been crafting with this little chocolate bunny for a while and I never once have put him in a basket. Go figure, why would I put this little Easter bunny in a basket? Well this year I did. I kept the basket as simple as I could because I had so many that I needed to make. My new habit is printing paper so that just added to the time frame. I have now become a fan of Stampin Up digital downloads and have added a after market ink system to my HP printer so I feel like I can print my little heart out and not worry about the cost of ink. Now if only I could just learn to take a decent digital picture of the crafts I make!!! I hope everyone has a fantastic Easter weekend and blessing to everyone. Thanks for visiting. Lysa
Friday, April 15, 2011
I just want to give a shout out to my friend Donna and all of her volunteers at the Friends of the Libraries of Woodbridge. These volunteers ROCK. I hope they have a banner book sale this year and make lots and lots of money!!! These are the favors I made for the team of volunteers that come to help the "Friends" at the sale. I hope they all enjoy this years little book. I had a major blast making these but my most favorite part was the bookshelf itself. Now for my crafty friends I have to tell you all the chipboard for the bookshelf was cut with my cricut using SCAL. The sides and shelves are all three layers of chipboard glued together (using the new xyron of course) and then painted and inked. I just loved making the bookshelf and it reminded me how much I loved model making when I was younger. I know it came out great because Paul asked me what was my next chipboard project. The little books are Tic Tac holders. The paper is home printed digi paper from Stampin Up called Elegant Soiree. The center paper(kinda looks like pages) is my fave K& Company (oh no that's the end of it). I am sure I will find a work around for next year! I will have to wait to make my next chipboard project because all the Lindt bunnies are talking to me and telling me that I need to get the Easter favors done for this coming Thursday. Again, I just want to thank Donna for allowing me to contribute to the Friends and the fabulous job that they do. I am already thinking about next years favors.