Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Yeah!!! I see I have a few more followers today... how exciting! Welcome to my little blog of happiness!

Today I'm going to share with you a project I've been thinking about and working on for a while. SVG Cuts has its Facebook Spring Challenge going on right now, so I thought I would enter. Wish me luck, it's going to be tough there are some really great entries... go check them out! 

So here is my "Spring Garden Bird Cage" hope you like it :)

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge

I used files from SVG Cuts Playful Parlour, 3D Flowers Part 1, 3D Mums and Fall Flowers, Happy Bday You, and Amilie's Accessories Kits! Cut them all out with my Cameo using Recollections card stock.

I then glued all of the beautiful paperwork onto a 16X20 canvas that I had painted with a sky blue acrylic paint. I used some twigs that I cut from my yard around the frame... and voila, my spring masterpiece! I think it will look great in our Solarium :) 

and here close-ups...

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge

Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Spring Garden Bird Cage Canvas | Mixed Media Project for SVGCuts Challenge


Thanks for stopping by, come again soon!
Ilda :)
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Friday, March 23, 2012

Flower Pot Pocket Card Freebie

Yeah, it's the weekend! Happy Friday everyone!

Flower Pot Pocket Card Freebie by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here as promised yesterday is my Flower Pot Pocket Card SVG file... hope you love it...  Just open it up in SCAL and cut away! Very quick and easy to make. A perfect card for Mother's Day!

Have a great weekend!
Ilda :)

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  3. If you want to share, send your friends over to my blog for the download. 
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Flower Pot Pocket Card - Free File



Over at Just Us Girls Challenge, they are having a color challenge this week. So I thought I should enter a card that I just made...

Flower Pot Pocket Card - Free File by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Cute, isn't it? So "Springy!" I love how it turned out.

All the files I used were created with the SCAL3 program and cut with my Cameo. I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the bottom of the flower pot.

The card stock I used is from Recollections, the stamp is an i.clear stamp from studio G, the button and twine are from my leftover stash!  

I will be posting the files for this card, hopefully, tomorrow for all my crafty friends! Sorry, no time today :(  

Have a wonderful and creative day!
Ilda :)

Click here to find the file!


Friday, March 16, 2012

Little Monkey Birthday Cake

So it's been another crazy, busy day for me... cake, crafting, and a shift at the hospital. The great thing I had my little 5-year-old Maia (Sous Chef), help me clean up! So here is what I have been working on today!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Tomorrow is my friend Karen's son's first birthday... She asked me to make him a monkey themed birthday cake! I think it turned out great! I hope the "little monkey" likes it! Happy birthday Samuel!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

More views... this is a 4 layer chocolate and white cake on the inside. Filled with buttercream icing and covered with fondant. Yummy!

Little Monkey Birthday Cake by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here is how I made the banner... I created the little flags using the draw tools in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and then cut them out with the Cameo. I then glued down the top tabs to the twine and then hung it up between two bamboo skewers.

Thanks for visiting!
Ilda




Wednesday, March 14, 2012

DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame


 Hello!

DIY Monogrammed Iced Tumblers and Picture Frame by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I had a busy crafting morning today. I was able to get a lot done... I have been getting many requests for the personalized tumblers I've made recently on the blog. So with no kiddos at home this morning I was able to make some using the Silhouette. Sneak peek for those of you that wanted one and a surprise for the others that weren't expecting one! 


Click here for how I made the Shadowbox.
Click here for how I made the tumblers.

Short post today, got to run and get ready for work!
Ilda :)








Tuesday, March 13, 2012

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning

First Communion Day finally arrived and everything went well! My son looked so handsome, was well behaved and read really well during the Church ceremony :)

So here are a few pictures of the day. A big "Thank you" to all our friends and family that we're able to celebrate this special day with us!

First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


First Communion Day | DIY Party and Planning by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

And this is what my basement looked like when it was finally put together! Great food, great friends and family, great party!... and the decor wasn't bad either... hehe! ;)

For details on how I made the decorations and cake, see my previous posts.

Next event Tomas' birthday party... and the wheels are starting to turn...... slowly, LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!
Ilda

UPDATE!

For those interested in more ideas and crafts for a girl's Communion, check out my Daughter's 


Or for a Confirmation Day Post!



Sunday, March 11, 2012

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy

Well, the day has arrived... It's my son Tomas' First Communion today!!!
All the work is finally done and its time to party... So today's post was prescheduled, of course!

Last time I showed you my cake pops, today I will show you the cake I made for the Communion. It is a 4 layer marble cake with a buttercream and Nutella filling, covered with fondant... can you say yummy!!!

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Here a few more pictures of the cake close up. Love how the bow turned out!

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The rosary made with little balls of rolled fondant then strung them all together with a stretchy elastic wire. 

Simple Communion Cake for a Boy by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Simple and sweet :)


I'll be posting more pics of the First Communion Day as soon as I have more time.

Thanks for visiting again,
Ilda :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process


And the baking begins... 

So the first time I made cake pops it was kind of a disaster, I had watched you-tube videos but still, it was a mess. They kept falling apart because they were so heavy and dense and it was really frustrating! This time was much better, like anything else you learn from your mistakes!


First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com





I ended up using a cake pop maker this go around. So much easier and the cake balls were not as heavy so they didn't fall off the sticks. (I do have to admit that the baked cake pops don't taste as good as the dense cake pops that are made with cake batter and icing)

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Something else I learned from last time was that the balls kept rolling around and staining the sticks with wet chocolate. This time I used an old Styrofoam egg carton. It worked wonderfully and made it easy to transport to the fridge as well!

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

I don't have a fancy cake pop stand, so I used floral foam to support the cake pops while they dried. All I did was take a sharp knife and poke holes all around the foam, piercing the plastic wrap that the foam came in. That way it kept all the foam flakes inside the plastic and made it easy to wipe off so I can reuse next time (you could also use cling wrap or tin foil to wrap up the foam)

First Communion Cake Pops | Plus Tips I Learned From the Process by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Having the cake pop on the foam also made it easy to pick up and rotate the position of the pops as I decorated the top!

More tips... 

  • when melting your chocolate if you find the consistency too thick, add a tiny bit of shortening until you find it easy enough to coat the pops. (Thanks to my sister In-law Rozana for that one, made a huge difference!)
  • The other thing I did was melt my chocolate in microwave in a deep bowl.  Placed a smaller bowl underneath the chocolate bowl with boiling water, this kept the chocolate from solidifying once I started dipping the cold cake pops.


Hope these tips help future cake pop makers... if you have any more tips I would love to hear from you as well!

Well gotta run and get ready for an evening shift at the Hospital. Thanks for stopping by!

Ilda :)

Up next the Communion Cake!

Monday, March 5, 2012

First Communion Paper Cake Slices | Party Favor Treat Boxes

The First Communion crafting continues... Sunday can't come soon enough!

Here is a paper cake that I have been working on. Each slice will be filled up with goodies and given to our guests as a thank you for celebrating this special day with us.

First Communion Paper Cake Slices | Party Favor Treat Boxes by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

The recipe...

The file I used for the cake slices comes from My Scrap Chick's Designer Boxes kit. The bow and scalloped circle come from SVG Cuts free designs. And the cross was made with basic shapes from the SCAL library.


Thanks for stopping by... have a great day!
Ilda

Sorry the file is no longer available - Click →HERE for something similar 



Thursday, March 1, 2012

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor


And my party decor continues.... two posts in one day! Only because the kiddos aren't home, LOL! Thank God for Grand Parents! :)

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

Rosettes are pretty trendy right now so I thought I would try and figure them out. It actually was pretty simple after making all the pom-poms! 

Here is a step by step tutorial on how I made my tissue paper rosettes...Sorry! Not too happy with my pictures though, bad lighting! I need to work on my photography skills... oh well, lesson learned!


DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Paper Rosettes | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com




I hope you enjoyed this step by step tutorial... next up paper cake party favor treat boxes!

Ilda :)

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor


Next weekend we will be celebrating my son's First Communion. So this week I have been busy making some decorations for the party. His favorite color is blue so I thought I would just go with a blue and white theme and start off by making a blue and white pom pom.


I love Martha Stewart and her products, but I don't like her prices. So today I thought I would share with you how I have been making her pom-poms for a fraction of her price. You can make them in however many colors as you like!


DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com

DIY Tissue Pom Poms | First Communion Decor by ilovedoingallthingscrafty.com


Next up....  tissue paper rosettes tutorial!