Saturday, April 28, 2012

One Piece of Green Paper

I made three cards today out of a piece of green card stock paper. I hope you can use the ideas.
A baby pram card. I don't know anyone who is pregnant, but I'm sure I'll find someone to give this to eventually. :)
A flower
This Easter basket is a little late, but I saw a card similar to this one, and I had to try it out. You weave strips of paper together, and then glue them down to the basket outline. It was a lot of fun to make.

Friday, April 27, 2012

More Cards and Origami

My friend's grandma died.

It's a dog that you open up to become a letter.

This is a heart card similar to the dog one.

A basket

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Harp's Creation

Harper came to me yesterday with this. She was super excited about it. She calls it her fireman helicopter. It's a birthday present for our mom. I was the one who had to break the news to her that mom's birthday is in December. It's April. :)

Origami Cards

Here are just some ideas for cards I made yesterday. You can find origami instructions anywhere on the Internet, and there are tons of books on it.

The easiest piece of origami ever.

 I'm not Jewish, but we do have a Jewish friend. I looked up dreidel symbols, and this means 'win everything'.
 I love making Christmas cards. I love Christmas. I need to see if I can find a nativity scene origami tutorial.
 I think the little shirts are so cute! They are super easy too.
 A Sweet 16 card

 Harper made this cat herself. She followed the instructions by looking at the pictures. I think it turned out well.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sydney's Hunger Games Party

We gave Sydney a surprise Hunger Games birthday party. She loves the books, and completely adored the movie. I think she liked her party too. We had Katniss' plum stew, 13 different types of bread (one for each District), a Hunger Games war with bows and arrows and water guns, Hunger Games trivia, and a bonfire. It was a lot of fun.

For the trivia game, we got a large vase, and said it was the reaping jar. If you got the trivia question right, your name went into the jar. At the end, I drew a name, and that girl got a prize.

Sorry the cupcakes are sideways, but we found these cute pictures to print off and stick into the cupcakes. They all had cute sayings from the books.

Monday, April 16, 2012


I made muffins this morning. They were yummy. :) They are chocolate, chocolate chip, blueberry, and cinnamon- apple.
Blueberry/ Chocolate Chip Recipe
6 TBS vegetable oil
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
a shot of honey
dash of vanilla
dash of salt
2 eggs
1 TBS baking powder
1 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup either blueberries or chocolate chips (I halved the recipe and made some of each.)
The next to recipes have no sugar in them because I don't like sugar or sweet stuff. You may want to add sugar.
2 eggs
6 TBS oil
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1 TBS baking powder
1 cup of milk (you may need a little more)
dash of salt
shot of honey
Apple- Cinnamon
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
1 cup applesauce
cinnamon (as much as you want)
a dash of salt
1 TBS baking powder
2 eggs
6 TBS oil
3/4 cup flour
shot of honey
Bake the muffins at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Each batch makes 12.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

American Girl Doll Clothes Using the Knifty Knitter

These are all very simple outfits to make. I used the circular knifty knitter, but instead of finishing it off as a hat, I made it into a tube. Then I tied on straps.I made belts and scarves too.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Candy Themed Birthday Gifts

The Card
I wrapped her gift in shiny tissue paper. I then covered the middle with the same kind of paper that I used for her card to look like a candy bar.
This is a peanut butter jar. I painted the lid, and made a label that reads "Yolanda's Candy Jar".
It's not much, but I hope my friend likes it.

Creamy Pasta with Ham

Can you tell that I like to cook pasta? I made this for Sydney, but she didn't eat it. My mom loved it, though, so it was worth the effort.
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 TBL olive oil
about 2-4 TBL chopped ham
4 grape tomatoes cut in half
1 button mushroom, chopped
1/4 cup mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
1 cup uncooked bow tie pasta
garlic salt
Cook the pasta like the box says. Put the olive oil in a pan. Saute the grape tomatoes, mushroom, and ham in the oil. Add the cream once the mushrooms start to brown, and keep stirring. Add the cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. Add the pasta and garlic salt. Stir up well, and serve.
I hope whoever you cook this for is more grateful than my sister. Maybe you should just cook it for yourself. :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Luke 24:1-8
1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Couple of Cards

Just a couple of ideas:
It was my friend's half birthday, so I made her half a card. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Burger Bank

This is how Harp's burger bank turned out. Isn't it cute?

Simple Easter Crafts

Here are a few simple crafts for Easter. They probably only took 20 minutes total.

What you need: white card stock paper, tape, pink crayon, headband
Cut out two long ear-shaped pieces of card stock paper. Color pink inside of them. Tape them onto the headband. It's super easy, and it only took a few minutes. We threw this together last minute. It would've probably looked better if we had a white headband, but Harp was pleased with it.

What you need: white construction paper, crayons
Cut out a bunny shape and color. (I told you these crafts were simple.) We sent these cards to our grandparents. Didn't Harper do a good job with the mouth?

What you need: construction paper, crayons, a plastic Easter egg, a cotton ball
Cut out the shape of a bunny head from a piece of paper. Color a face on it. Glue the head on the bottom of the egg, and glue the cotton ball on the top of the egg. That's it. Sorry for the bad picture.