Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fires and Testimonies


This came to me one day and I had to share.
I was taught the basic gospel of Jesus Christ when I was a child. Like the embers left in a fire, my flame of the gospel went dim until the members of  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints came into my life and added logs from the Gospel of Jesus Christ until I had a full roaring testimony of this Gospel. Over the years my flames have dwindled to embers until I turn to my Heavenly Father and again the logs are added to bring back the flames of this beautiful and warm Gospel to keep away the darkness and the wolves that hover on the outskirts of the Light of Jesus Christ. Keep your fire burning bright to keep satan at bay and the fire keeps you warm. I KNOW this Gospel IS the Gospel that Jesus Christ taught of in His day and I LOVE my Heavenly Father and am grateful for His love and guidence.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Check her out

You HAVE to go over to Queen Bee Designs. Amanda makes hand stamped jewelry and I am in love with The Katie. But I do admit The Cat's Meow makes me smile. She's also having a giveaway but you have to go to Beneath My Heart (  http://beneathmyheart.blogspot.com/2010/01/stamped-jewelry-giveaway.html ) to enter. Thanx for sharing Amanda.

Monday, January 25, 2010

This Is Where I Saw....

This is where I saw the Cupcake Liner Wreath. So Thanks to Jennifer at Tatertots and Jello.
http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com
Check her out, she has a lot of fun tutorials.

Look What She's Giving Away.

http://georgiapeachez.typepad.com/georgiapeachez/2010/01/one-world-one-heart-giveaway.html

Holy Cow you need to check her out. She is always inspiring me and I'm constantly at her Etsy store.

DON'T FORGET...


Don't forget to join my giveaway. It ends on the 30th!!!Scroll down and get the info. You could win one of these.

Cupcake Liner Wreath


Ok, so I joined the many who have been inspired by  ......I can't remember who did the cupcake liner heart wreath. I am so sorry and when I find you I will post it. Anyway, I looked everywhere for a heart shaped wreath but kept hitting that brick wall. SO, I made my own. I bought a rectangled foam block and made my own heart shape. I was going to cut out the middle but the paper version looked stupid so I made it solid.

I learned how to make flowers from coffee filters, online, so that was the method I used here.

I had bought 6 packages of valentine cupcake liners at WalMart but learned I should have bought 7. I had a bag full of these flowers and got everything ready to glue. I realized I had to glue fabric onto the foam so the hot glue wouldn't melt the foam. AAAGGGHHH!!!



I also rigged a wire hanger that works really well.
Then came the fun part...GLUEING!!!
It takes A LOT of glue sticks, and the drips were all over. Anyway I was almost done when I ran out of flowers. THREE SHORT! NNNNNNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!. I got so mad and it was late so that I wasn't up to going to Wal Mart to try to find just ONE more package, I forgot to take pictures of another monkey rigged job. I found in my stash, an empty ribbon spool, a white and a red silk flower, so I glued the spool down the lift the flower up a little. Then I added the flowers. It still didn't look right so I scrounged and found some white tulle, then I made a bow and glued it under the petals. I added a pearl bead to the flower center and tada!!! I really LOVE it but couldn't put it on my front door to show my neighbors my skills. IT'S TOO FAT!!! So I have it hanging on the inside of my front door.

Not too bad for a dingbat that didn't make a plan first. I usually jump in and spend my time redoing till I get it right. Oh well. Such is my life.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Close ups of the giveaway flowers

I'm at the mercy of my daughter to download the pictures I take on her camera because I don't know how and am not really interrested to know right now. So here they are.

I love them, especially the lime green and hot salmon pink.
So if you win you will be choosing between these three. Good luck and pass the word.

I am in love...

with this site. Even the header makes me smile. Check her out. http://hollyabston.com/

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Flower Bracelet

Ok, thanks to Linda, of  http://diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com and her zipper flower bracelet, I was so inspired, so I came up with some of my own and am putting them in my Etsy shop here

http://www.etsy.com/shop/smellikelli. I still have a bunch more to put on and some to make. These are so fun to make and fun to wear. To any mom of a boy, what a fun corsage to give a girl, it will definitely last longer. I also need to put more of my flower brooch/hair clip in my Etsy shop too. Now for an interesting experiment on my part. I'm curious to see how many bloggers read my blog will notice this post and so I thought I would have a giveaway. I will be giving away a flower brooch/hair clip, you can choose one of the three here...

If you are a follower you are already entered. If you become a follower, put your email that I can reach you at, if you post it on your blog tell me with a link to your blog so I can see, as well as get to read your blog, and then just for commenting on this put your email so I can reach you. Good luck and I hope someone reads me. Thanx.
These three flower brooch/hair clip have a hair clip as well as a pin back, on the back, so you can wear them either way. I will post better pics tomorrow but for now here are the three. They have a vintage earring in the center and have 4 layers of different fabric. I have so much fun wearing these.
The contest will end  in two weeks from tonight.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Where Have I Been?

I have been having problems with my computer and so I have been missing in action for awhile. I still don't have my computer back but I will post a recipe that I'm famous for. Sorry I don't have a photo but it is SOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!
 Kelli's Chocolate Lush

Ingredients:
1 pkg cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
2 small pkgs INSTANT cholcolate pudding
4 cups milk
1 box Brownie mix
1 lg container cool Whip

Mix up brownies according to the pkg, bake and cool. Mix up pudding and milk till thick and set aside. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and a fourth of the Cool Whip, till creamy, set aside. To assemble,you will be layering, cut up brownies into small squares,put part of the brownies on the bottom of a clear large bowl, then layer some of the cream cheese mixture on the brownies, then some of the pudding, then the rest of the brownies, cream cheese and pudding. Then cover the pudding with the rest of the Cool Whip. I also like to drizzle chocolate ice cream topping into a pretty design on top. Fridge for at least an hour before serving. Enjoy.

Hopefully I will be back with some fun crafts to show you. Thanx for visiting. Kelli