Tuesday, April 26, 2011

cupcake tower

I have been searching for cupcake towers for my daughters birthday and found nothing I liked that wasnt $60 per tower. So after many sites of tutorials I decided to purchase things to make my own.

$11 at Goodwill. 4 silver type platters and 2 candlesticks
$11 at Joannes one can of primer and one can of white spray paint.
$3.99 for E-6000

Wash and dry the platters and candlestick removing any glue. Spray 2 light layers of primer, flip and repeat. Make sure you are protected from any wind or it WILL overspray.

Once pieces are completely dry. measure and mark the center of the plates with a piece of tape. Apply glue to top of candlestick. this will go on the bottom of the top plate to provide more strength to the upper platter. The smaller (top) of the candlestick will be attached to the middle of the bottom platter. This will allow for more room on the bottom platter for cupcakes.

The cupcakes wont touch the actual stand and I will cut a liner to provide an extra layer of protection.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Borrowed Adobe

While surfing ideas for inexpensive ideas to decorate our home I ran across this site. The Borrowed Adobe. I have to say I am quite impressed. We own our home, but am always looking for ideas to corral all the stuff and toys we have, while saving money on decorating our home inexpensively. This site had gads of ideas.

Here is our yard that we just sprayed and weeded. Needs major inspiration. No clue how to contain the massive beast that is the heat pump for the A/C. We have a 16x16 pavered back and a 3 year old. Enough said!


Monday, April 4, 2011

silhouette SD

I saw this and immediately had to buy. The pictures and project ideas have been swirling in my head since I saw the machine. I entered to win a couple of them, but could NOT wait to see if I had won.

I got my silhouette SD and unboxed it excitedly. It was SUPER easy to set up and I had the software downloaded from the website prior to receiving the machine in anticipation.

The software takes some getting used to, but is fairly intuitive. After two weeks the green heavy media mat that came with it lost its stickiness and no longer was holding the cardstock to make clean cuts. I received another one and now the blade isnt cutting through the cardstock. I am hoping the company can resolve the issues as I have checked the settings (for cardstock and blade seated properly) and its still not cutting through.

Other than these two issues, i absolutely love the Silhouette SD! I have made a couple REALLY Cute Projects! Check them out here www.etsy.com/shop/IsabooCreations