Monday, April 8, 2013

Sesame Street Ernie Cake - My First Attempt at Fondant

Our precious Granddaughter C-Bear recently celebrated her second birthday.
I wanted to make something special for her big day and since she has recently become obsessed with sesame street...I figured anything to do with that would be a big hit!

c-bear birthday collage

Her favorite Sesame Street characters are Elmo, Ernie, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby.

I decided to make a Sesame Street cake!

(Just a quick reality check here: I have made several buttercream icing cakes using Wilton tools to try and make them look professional, with mediocre results… So, the fact that I wanted to make a Fondant cake was pretty much sheer insanity on my part!)

To be honest, I've never really considered making a Fondant cake before, because I was just sure it was way too hard and involved for me to even try.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Shine On Friday Party #74 & Craft Grab Bag Giveaway!

I'm excited to be co-hosting the "Shine On Friday" Link Party today with Kara at Happy Go Lucky and Amy at One Artsy Mama!

Come along and meet new friends and link-up...we'd love to see what crafty adventure's you've been up to!

It's Party Time!!

Shine on Friday link party

This week's Featured Link:
 One of the two most viewed links from last week's party is:

Organize game pieces with zipper bags by The Comfy Crafter

{Visit Amy over at One Artsy Mama to see other featured links}

As the co-host I am sponsoring this cool crafty giveaway!

A big Crafty "Grab Bag" that One lucky person will win!

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter widget below...Have fun at the party!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now it's your time to SHINE!

  Shine on Friday

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Simplfy your life and business with

I love to craft, spend time with my family (especially the Grandbabies!) and blog about it...but one thing that I DON'T like to do, but it is necessary, is keep track of business and personal finances.

Whether it's paying a bill, filing a invoice or doing my taxes...if it has to do with money or filing...I'm not a fan!

Fortunately, I've discovered a great way to cut down on the amount of time I spend doing those things and it is a great site called!

I simply gather my receipts and mail them in a prepaid envelope to Shoeboxed and they scan and store them securely online for easy access anytime!

If you have the Classic Plan or higher, they will return your paper receipts to you if you'd like, but if you are into a "greener" solution they will shred and recycle them within 30 days of scanning them.