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I have recently gotten into baking more and trying more challenging recipes to bake. I have had a lot of successful recipes. I also love to craft and pick up on any new craft talent that sparks my interest. I love to be with my friends and family and if I am not doing that I usually am running or site seeing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Magnetic Tic Tac Toe Game

I thought it would be fun to make my niece and nephew a magnetic version of tic tac toe that they can play while traveling in the car. I seen this cool vinyl rub-on that had a pre-made kit to make your own tic tac toe.

Materials Needed:

(1) 4 x 4 piece of metal

(1) 4 x 4 piece of decorative scrapbook paper

(1) tic tac toe rub on kit

(10) flat stones

(10) 3/4" round magnet

(10) 1 3/8" circles

E600 glue for the magnets

Special craft glue that dries clear for adhering the paper to the flat stones


Take your 4 x 4 piece of metal and cut out your 4 x4 piece of scrapbook paper and cover with a strong glue.

Then adhere the background to the tic tac toe board.

Place the X's and the O's on all ten flat stones.

Glue the 1 3/8" circles to the bottom of the flat stones. Once dry, go ahead and adhere the 3/4" circle magnet to the bottom and let dry.

Once everything is done, place in a little baggy for the kids so they don't loose it. Best of all it is magnet and have fun.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby Onesie

I have a handful of friends that are pregnant right now. So I thought it would be cool to make these baby onesies that I had seen on splitcoast stampers. So I went ahead and made one, and I liked how it turned out. Enjoy!!

Vinyl on Tile

1 tile piece

1 vinyl rub on
Rub the back of the rub on so it transfers to the front piece, and then slowly peel away. Once the backing has been peeled away, then place carefully on your tile.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Oreos 'n' Cream Cake

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs, at room temperature
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
4 oucnes cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 box (16 ounces) confectioner's sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups crushed Oreos
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat two 8-inch round cake pans with nonstick cooking spray and dust with flour; shake out any excess flour.
2. Cake: In a medium-size bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt together until well blended; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla for 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture in three additions, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour; beat 1 minute. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans. Bake at 350°F for about 36 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto racks; let cool completely.
5. Filling: In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, then milk. Beat for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
6. When layers have cooled, trim off any crowned cake from the tops and discard. Cut each layer in half horizontally with a serrated knife. Place one cut layer on a cake stand and top with one-third of filling; spread evenly over top. Repeat with 2 more cake layers. Place last layer on top, cut side down. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until filling is set.
7. Frosting: In a large bowl, with mixer on high, beat heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Generously spread whipped cream all over cake, using the back of a spoon to make swirls and peaks on top. Place chopped cookies in a large bowl and carefully hold cake stand over bowl. With cupped hands, gently press cookie crumbs onto the sides of the cake to cover. Brush excess crumbs off stand before serving.


Framed Calendar and Magnet Board


Clear Calendar Overlay

12 x 12 Printed Transparency Sheet

12 x 12 Tin Sheet

12 x 12 Frame (Black or white)

Bistro Markers

How To:

  1. Remove glass from frame.

  2. Add tin sheet. Lay a piece of pattern paper of choice over tin sheet.

  3. Lay decorative overlay over paper.

  4. Lay a clear calendar over other layers.

  5. Close tabs on back of frame.