Sunday, February 5, 2012


I am so sorry that I have been MIA lately. I have a terrible cold and I haven't been up to doing much other than laying around and blowing my nose.

Since I have been sick I haven't created anything new for a bit. I started on a birthday card for my step father in law (I guess thats what I could call him, I usually just call him by his name). If it turns out like the picture in my head it is going to be pretty awesome. A friend of mine received her package yesterday so I am going to share what I made for her. First of I have a little rant though....

I ordered two things online about an hour apart from each other on Monday. One from eBay and one from Joann. Now one would think when ordering from a big company that things would get out of the warehouse quickly since they have many people working for them and something coming from a single person on eBay may (understandably) take a while. I ordered an embossing machine from ebay, which I received on Thursday. It's awesome. It came with a few embossing folders but not much, so I ordered a few more from Joann since they were having a kick ass sale on them. So after I receive the machine I get an email from Joann saying that my folders shipped and I should have them next Saturday (a week and a half). I am a little peeved at how long it's taking to get them. After I get the folders I will show you my new embossing machine. <end rant>

Ok, now that I got that off my chest let me show you some really cool pot holders with a matching card that I made. I have friend who is going through kind of a rough spot and I thought she might like a little cheering up and when I saw this pattern I had to make it for her. She bakes the worlds most amazing cupcakes so it was fitting. I call her my wifey because after I took one bite of her cupcakes I asked her to marry me.

Isn't it just the cutest! I love it so much. The original pattern was really cute but I wanted to embellish it a little bit more so I added the sprinkles and the scallops to look like the frosting was coming over the edge a little. The original pattern can be found Here. I originally found it on pinterest. I used This pattern for the scallops. I used glass beads in sets of three for the sprinkles and sewed them on before sewing the back and front pieces together so that the threads were hidden on the inside.

Since my new obsession is card making I couldn't send these adorable pot holders without a super cute coordinating card. I used the Love You A Latte cartridge for the cupcake and all of the background shapes including the frame on the envelope. I used Plantin Schoolbook for the envelope and her name and I cut the card with my rotary cutter. It is the same size that Plantin Schoolbook would have cut it but I don't like the notches it puts in to show you were to fold and it wastes a lot of paper. The lime green is ColorBok textured cardstock from the Summer Pastel pack, the black is ColorBok cardstock from the neutral pack, the light gray is ColorBok paper from the Midnight Garden pack, and the dark grey is from a random wedding paper pack that I have had forever, it came from walmart.

I am so excited about how well they match. I loved working on this project. It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun at the same time. I have a few more projects that I am working on, I will be sharing them with you as soon as they are finished and/or delivered. It might be a few more days before I post again, I need to kick this cold!


  1. Your modifications for the cupcake potholder are really creative and well done! The ruffles especially add so much to the set.

    1. Thank you very much. I love the original pattern but I saw a different cupcake with the scallops and thought it was so cute. So I decided to combine the two and have the best of both.

  2. Freaking adorable! I love the cupcake theme!

    1. Thank you so much! Kate really liked them too. I had fun making these.