Sunday, January 1, 2012

Candy Cane Christmas Party

We decided to have a few of my husband's co-workers over for a casual Christmas Party a few weeks ago and my favorite part was getting the dessert table ready.  I hung red and white tissue paper balls from feather boas, and wrapped them around the table instead of a table cloth.  (I like to show off my table because I painted and distressed it myself a few months back.)

The Sweet Treats signage and the labels were printables from Shindig Parties .
I edited them a little to add more blue than green that was orginally on the printables.

 I had popcorn in glass vases and in Target Dollar Spot popcorn holders. (We had our movie projector in the boys bedroom showing Christmas Shows on their wall).  I haven't made Rice Crispe Treats in I was excited about making these.  I put them on lollipop sticks and dipped them in white chocolate and then spinkled red sugar crystals all over them. YUM! We had a few store bought items on the table that went well with the red and white theme as well.  Hershey's candy cane kisses, peppermint puffs, and gingerbreadmen cookies were all on our dessert table.

I made white chocolate dipped marshmallows with either candy cane sprinkled on them or just plain red sugar crystals for those that do not like peppermint (like my youngest son).  I made 3 types of cake balls for this party.  I made chocolate, red velvet, and pumpkin spice cake balls.  I also made chocolate dipped pretzels in milk chocolate and some in white chocolate.  White chocolate dipped spoons with sprinkled candy cane pieces for the hot chocolate or Bailey's coffee.

 These cookies were Oreos dipped in white chocolate and I sprinkled crushed candy canes over them.  I was excited to find the Winter/Holiday Oreos and the filling was RED!  It was a nice festive surprise when you bit into the Oreos.

All in all I was quite pleased with my Candy Cane Themed Dessert Table :)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Humpty Dumpty Math

Humpty Dumpty one to one correspondence
For my 4 Yr Old Preschool Class I created this Humpty Dumpty Band-aid activity for the children to practice their one to one correspondence skills. The students have to match the correct number with the Humpty that has the same number of Band-aids.The Humpty Dumpty Templates were from The Mailbox Magazine Preschool April/May 2011 issue.   I can't post a link because you have to be a paid member of their website and/or their magazine subscription  But you an even make these easily yourself with ovals and add cracks and a silly face.  I even thought about having the children make small ones themselves and give them construction paper rectangles for the Band-aids and have them make these themselves.  But right now it is a circle time and center activity. 

Reindeer Cookies

The boys and I made cookies for Santa's Reindeer Christmas Eve. We made them out of Gingerbread cookie Dough and a Gingerbreadman cookie cutter. I found this on Pinterest. Just turn the Gingerbreadman upside down and create your reindeer face with icing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fix a Fella and more

Here are a couple cards I did for a friend of my husband's company. I was happy how the fella came out. I have just a few Copic Markers (not enough to do all the cool shading) but I used my colorless blender marker to "erase" some of the color to try to give it more dimension. I was pleased....take a look. The stamps was FixaFella from Stamping Bella and the words were printed on the computer.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Thomas the Train Pop Up Card

Well - Here is my first Draft of my Thomas the Train Pop-Up Card for my son's 2nd birthday. I still have a little tweaking to do...but I'm pleased with my first draft. I got the idea from To view another Pop-Up card and where to find the instructions ----> Click Here

Below is what the card will look like closed.

Here is the card Open.

I did cheat with the actual face. I scanned a album cover of Thomas. Then used a circle punch to punch it out. I also used several different size circle punches and corner rounder punches to add different elements to the card. I just love punches...they make everything so much easier! I'm so excited about these!!!