Friday, September 18, 2009

Favorite Sellers

Here are some of my favorite sellers with a glimpse of the items they sell! 

YAVA Glass

These were glass bottles.  They cut the neck off and smooth the rim.  A wonderful way to recycle!!

He makes wonderful toys that are safe for children!

The pictures taken are beautiful!

Just gotta love those sock monkeys!  Here is an original idea of placing sock monkeys into a variety of positions and places and turning out such cute cards!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mini Thank You Cards

I just finished this set of 6 mini Thank You cards.  Envelopes are included with the cards.

Bye Card

Here is a simple little card I made for a coworker who is leaving us to work at the Youth Academy. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kitty Litter Cake Instructions

Ingredients:  1 spice or German chocolate cake mix
                   1 white cake mix
                   1 large package of vanilla instant pudding mix
                   1 large package of vanilla sandwich cookies (the cookies
                      with the creme on the inside)
                      (I used a box of vanilla wafers and icing)
                   Green food coloring
                   Tootsie Rolls
                   1 new kitty litter box and scoop

Instructions:  Prepare cake mixes and bake according to the directions.  Any size pans can be used.
                    Prepare pudding mix and chill until ready to add to mixture.
                   Crumble vanilla sandwich cookies in small bathes in a food
                   processor or blender, scraping often because it sticks. 
                  (I crumbled vanilla wafers and then mixed it with about
                    1/2 container of vanilla icing).  Put aside the crumbles except
                  for 1/4 cup which green food coloring will be added. 
                  Add 1-2 drops at a time and mix until you reach the desired

                  When cakes are cooled to room temperature, crumble into a
                   large bowl. (I set aside some of the crumbs for the end in
                   case I added too much pudding).  Toss with half the remaining
                   cookie crumbs.  Add pudding gradually and mix until the cake
                   is moist, but not soggy.  (I used about 1/2 of the pudding and
                   then added the rest of the crumbs.  This ensure it not
                   becoming soggy).
                 Combine gently.  Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty!!!

                Poor mix into the new and cleaned litter box.  Spread it all
                around the bottom.  It may not look like much but crumble
                the large clumps so it is not so clumpy. 

               Warm the tootsie rolls up in the microwave.  I set it for
               about 10-15 seconds.  Curve the tootsie rolls or roll the out
               and curl them up to look like a small pile of "kitty poop". 
              Add as many or as few tootsie rolls as you like.  I used 3 of
              the fat tootsie rolls and 3 skinny ones.

               Sprinkle the rest of the vanilla cookie crumbs over the the top. 
               Last, sprinkle the green cookie crumbs lightly all over--this is
               supposed to look like the chlorophyll that is in kitty litter.

I would love to see your pictures for those of you who try it out!  Let me know the reactions you receive when showing off your hard work.  I had a friend on facebook ask me why I was taking pictures of kitty litter and poop and putting them online!!  :)

August Drawing Winner

And the winner is.........OCCricut!  Congratulations.