Saturday, April 30, 2011

Printable Mother's Day Card

Download a Freebie printable 
Mother's Day Card by clicking 
on the image above.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

On his way home...

On his way home from the hospital

Have I mentioned how in love with this 
little guy I am! I can't wait to hold him 
again and kiss those chubby cheeks!!

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Snuggle Time

Love this picture of
Daddy and Kevin

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

More Proud Grandma Pictures

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Welcome to the World Baby Kevin

I'm so excited to announce our grandson, Kevin Chase Hicks, finally made his debut this morning at 2:39 am weighing in at a whopping 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches in length.  After 18 1/2 hours of labor and 2 1/2 hours of pushing Mom and baby are doing great!

Mr. Kevin
For those that don't know Kevin is named 
after my late brother Kevin a special person to 
our son Nicholas :-)

And baby makes three!

Sleep deprived Gramsie holding 
Kevin for the first time

Uncle Mac 
aka Mr. Morgan

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easy Bake!

I was a cooking maniac this weekend! Besides 
cooking for my son and daughter in love to 
put in the freezer for when our grand son is born
I cooked for Easter as well. I knew all that practice 
with my Easy Bake Oven would pay off!

I made more cake pops but without the pop! I
followed the basic recipe HERE from Alisa Burke.
but instead of chocolate I baked a strawberry 
cake and used strawberry frosting, yum!  I also
rolled them into balls and then used spoons
to plunge them into the melted chocolate!

The other thing I made for 
Easter morning is Monkey Bread.
I followed this recipe HERE
Let me tell you this was sinfully 
delicious an EASY and I will now be 
making it for every holiday 
occasion and then some!

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Monday, April 25, 2011


Is this week's challenge word for 
I receive great joy watching the 
small birds hide in and out of our 
berry bushes :-)

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

Easter Flowers my son picked 
and arranged for our table

Happy Easter, Peeps!

Carmi's Art/Life World 
A little sachet tutorial for Easter or Mother's day projects.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
This week at Craftside there are tutorials on how to paint a hatching chick, make a recycled book page egg ornament, and a tilt-shift photography effect along with bunny and squirrel clip art.

Crafty Princess Diaries 
Tammy is dreaming about her chance to craft and write over her summer break. 

Eileen - The Artful Crafter 
Celebrate spring by making a pressed flower card. 

Mixed Media Artist 
Cyndi has been sharing a travelog of her most recent trip to Guatemala! 

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery 
How to make a "black sheep" necklace. 

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Aged to Perfection Birthday Card

I've been working on birthday cards
since I have two sisters and a cousin 
all with birthday's one day after each 
other in May...12, 13 and 14!

For this card I used one of 
from their Mmm Cupcake collage 
sheet then layered it with 
decorative scrap paper.
I finished it off by adding 
on the top of the cupcake to 
give it some sparkle!
The lettering I used are 

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Chocolate Covered Peeps!

Here's an easy peasy Easter treat!
I'm not sure where I first saw this idea
or if just came up with it.  I made these
adorable chocolate covered peeps
for my hubby and sons for Easter.

I used lollipop sticks its not easy to get them into the 
peeps but if you kind of screw them in that seems 
to work easiest.
I used Wilton's dark melting chocolate
and melted it into a coffee mug instead
of a bowl so that the chocolate was
high enough to dip the peeps into. 
I also spooned the chocolate over 
the bunnies to make sure they were
really covered.
Once they were dipped I added sprinkles
and allowed them to harden on foil.

Here they are 2 to a package ready
for Easter!

P.S. I  just have to tell you I'm not a peeps 
fan unlike the rest of my family, but I just
had to taste one and it surprised me
how good it was...course how can you
go wrong with chocolate! LOL

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Need your help with a name...

I finished up an art doll I had started a 
long time ago. It's for an art doll swap I'm  in.
The top portion was created from a clear plastic 
anatomy man that I melted and patinaed.  The 
face was made from fix-all and the body is a 
resin sculpture from the dollar store.

I need your help naming this so please 
leave a comment with what name comes to 
mind to you.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Queen of it All

I finished up my other queen themed ATB 
for the swap I'm in.  I had it part way done but 
then couldn't think of how to finish it until 
yesterday and then BAM it hit me and now 
its finished! I love when that happens!
I again used two giant 
buttons stacked for the base.

Click HERE to view my 
other Queen ATB

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Free Printable Cupcake

Here's a freebie printable I created 
Each one was hand painted.

Just Click the image above, save 
and download to your computer 
then print it out to use on a card or 
in your art.

Running with Glitter

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