Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Puzzle Pieces Card

This card was seen on Pinterest and I tracked it back to Clips-n-cuts.   I used a puzzle piece from a really old Cricut cartridge, My Community, and Make the Cut software to make mine using my Expression.  But, there's a free SVG file on Clips-n-cuts for anyone that isn't using a Cricut to do their cuts.

Vinyl Sign

I made this sign for my son's new apartment, wrapped it and forgot to give it to him while he was here yesterday.  He'll have one more present to open next time he's at our house!

Make The Cut software was used to lay out and cut the letters from black vinyl.  The background paper is from a stack by Paper Studio.  The frame is a 12 x 12 one from Michael's.

Getting Back to Card Making

Today is December 25th and I'm so glad that Christmas is now behind me!  I stopped making cards right after Thanksgiving to give myself a break and plenty of time to get things done for Christmas.  At the time, I was getting burned out doing the cards and needed a break.

We celebrate Christmas with my extended family on Christmas Eve and spend Christmas day just relaxing around our house.  So, I decided to scroll through my folder of card ideas and saw this simple butterfly card.  The original was seen on Splitcoast Stampers.

I used an EK Success 3 step butterfly punch, Stampin' Up cardstock, a white gel pen and a Cuttlebug folder. The stamping was done with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Funeral Sandwiches and Sopapilla Cheese Cake

 ***edited 12-25-2012 to add:  The sandwiches taste really good!  Everyone liked the cheesecake squares and agreed that I could reduce the sugar in the filling and they'd be even better!***

Funeral Sandwiches

    1 12 count package Kings Hawaiian Rolls
    12 slices swiss cheese
    12-16oz thin sliced ham
    1/2 cup butter melted
    1 tsp ground mustard
    1 tsp poppy seeds (optional)
    2 tsp onion flakes (or 1 tsp onion powder)
    2 tbsp worcheshire sauce


    Slice all of the rolls in half and place the bottom halves in a 9x13 baking dish.
    Place ham and cheese on the bottom of the sliced rolls. Cover with the top half of roll.
    Mix together the remaining five ingredients in a small bowl and spoon over the tops of the sandwiches.
    Let sit overnight or a couple of hours.
    Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until warmed through and the cheese is gooey and melty.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

    2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
    2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
    1 cup sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 cup butter melted
    cinnamon and sugar


    Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan.
    Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls.
    Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture.
    Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

I have never eaten the Funeral Sandwiches, just saw the recipe online and they sound interesting. The name comes from the fact that people make these and take them to dinners after a funeral. Joy Warburton Tracy made them for a luncheon and says they're really very good, so I'm taking her recommendation and doing these for Christmas Eve dinner.

 The Sopapilla Cheesecake was one of the dishes brought to Shirley's Christmas party.  I thought it was a really good dessert since it's not overly sweet and it has cream cheese in it! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Making Cinnamon Rolls This Week

It's been a while since I've played in my kitchen so I decided to make cinnamon rolls this week and try a new recipe to make them.

A while back I did a blog post about the Easiest Bread I've Ever Made and I decided to see if I could adapt it for a sweet roll.  For my first trial, I halved the recipe and doubled the amount of sugar it called for in  the dough.

The recipe performed great.  The rolls were good, but the dough was definitely more for bread than a sweet roll.  I was hesitant to add any additional sugar to the dough thinking it would affect the yeast's rise, but, I should have added more sugar inside when I rolled them up to cut.  We liked them and thought they were just sweet enough.

For my second trial, I used the Pioneer Woman's cinnamon roll recipe that she showed on her TV show a couple of weeks ago.  Either I misunderstood the amount of butter and sugar she calls for, or she's got a trade secret on how to keep that much inside the dough when you begin to roll it up jelly-roll style.  

The dough portion was wonderful, but the full cup of sugar inside makes the rolls much too sweet for us.  This recipe makes a LOT of  rolls if you cut them 1/2" thick as she recommends.  I did half the dough per her instructions and half with less sugar and butter and I cut them about 1 1/4" thick.  These turned out more to our liking, but still too sweet after adding a simple powdered sugar glaze.

I wound up with SIX eight inch round cake pans of rolls.  Thank goodness three of our neighbors were home and Fred showed up just in time to deliver them!  Then I gave the fourth pan to my great-nephews to enjoy, leaving us with just two!

Pioneer Woman’s Cinnamon Rolls   

Heat to just below the boiling point:
1 quart milk
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar

Cool to lukewarm and sprinkle 2 packages yeast over the top. Let stand 1-2 minutes.

Stir in 8 cups all purpose flour.  Mix well and let rise 1 hour.

Add 1 more cup of flour combined with 1 heaping teaspoon of baking powder, 1 scant teaspoon of soda, and 1 tablespoon salt.  Mix well.

Divide dough in half.  Roll out each piece about 30” long.

Spread each half of the dough with 1 cup melted butter, 1 cup sugar and 1/8 cup cinnamon.

Roll tightly and pinch to seal the seam.  Cut in ½” slices. Let rise for 20 minutes. Bake at 375°  for 15 minutes.   You can fit 7-9 rolls into an 8” round cake pan.  This recipe makes 6 pans full of rolls.

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As soon as we recover from our sugar coma, I'm going to cut the PW recipe in half and try this again!  So, look out neighbors, there are more rolls heading your way soon!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Charger Plate With Vinyl Images

My first try using Make The Cut to arc lettering.  It was pretty simple once I figured out the instructions from a video on Youtube. 

I made three of these for my sisters.  Each one is a little different.  I think I like working with vinyl!  There may be some home dec projects posted in the near future!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Delicata Squash With Bacon

A friend was talking about making this dish from Delicata squash a couple of weeks ago.  I'd never heard of that variety of squash and had to Google it to find out more about it.

Yesterday, while walking through a local grocery, I saw them and decided to try this recipe out on Fred.

I had read online that the squash was easy to peel but that step's not necessary since the peel is edible.  I chose to peel mine rather than ingest any type of coating with which the shipper might have coated it.

This is based on a dish seen online.  There were no ingredients list or written directions so I just played it by ear.  The result is surprisingly tasty; even Fred said it was good!


2 Delicata squash, peeled, seeded and diced
8-10 slices of turkey bacon
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
salt and pepper

Fry turkey bacon until just before it's completely done.  It will continue to cook when you add it to the squash.

Remove bacon from skillet and dice , wipe skillet with a paper towel.

Add 2-3 teaspoonsful of vegetable oil, squash and onions.  Cook over medium high heat until squash is almost tender.

Add diced bacon, salt and pepper to taste and continue to cook until squash is tender.

This squash tastes remarkably like diced potatoes when it's cooked this way.  This dish would make a good breakfast, in my opinion.  It might even be good with some cream gravy poured on top!

I still can't believe I used turkey bacon!  But, that's what was in the original recipe.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nugget Tins for Christmas

The tins were bought as part of a group buy on Facebook.  By the time I used all the tins I ordered, I was sick of making these things!  But, they turned out cute and will be a good thing to use to put some cash in for gifts.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Goodies From the Party Last Night

Here are photos of some of the items from last night's party. 

 It took me some finagling to get this tin of recipe cards.  This item was from the auction.  I kept bidding on boxes that looked the right size to have one of these inside and getting something else.

Kimmy Bagwell and I swapped one of our auction items.  She wanted the greeting card set I had and I wanted the tin.  A win-win situation for us both!

Shirley makes a huge batch of Hurricane punch every year.  This year, surrounding the punchbowl on the sideboard, she had personalized glasses for each of us.  No more lost cups!
 A close up shot of the Shrinky Dink charm she added to our pens in our gift bags.  We had to have these to play a couple of the crazy games she had planned.

Each of us got a snow filled glass ornament in our goodie bag.  She personalized them with our first initial;  there's some bling and a snow white feather attached on the top.  She even made the box to store these in.

Shirley's annual party is one of those "you had to be there" situations.  I can attempt to tell you how much fun we all had, how hard we laughed, the embarrassing photos, videos and emails that went out, and how pretty her house looked and you'd still only get a smidgen of what went on.  I'm hoping after she rests up for a day or two that she'll write a post on her blog and provide detailed information and some photos.

You know it's a great party when you have guests that fly in from Florida, Texas and Arizona just to attend.  Kimmy Bagwell drove all the way from Austin, TX and Robyn Abbott all the way from Clinton, OK!  It's definitely worth the trip to attend!

Okieladybug's Eighth Annual Girlfriend's Christmas Party

Tonight was Shirley's annual Christmas party.  This is a party that she plans for all year and boy did we all have a great time!  I laughed so much my cheeks still hurt!

You would not believe the gifts we were able to buy with our Santa Bucks during the auction! Shirley works all year making items, then she wraps them and auctions them off to us for the Santa Bucks she provides us.   I got just what I wanted!  A full set of Shirley's handmade cards, a recipe tin she made that's full of her candy recipes on decorated cards and a card kit (but I had to buy that from Carrie Elmore! lol!)

It's a little after 1 a.m. and I just made it home.  I'm too tired to make photos of my auction items tonight, so that will be my post for tomorrow.

We played Dirty Santa with gifts we'd all brought and this year there was very little stealing.  My gift is absolutely perfect because it has kitchen items in it.  So glad Robyn Abbott found those cute measuring spoons and hot mits.  I needed some new Christmas things for the kitchen.

Helen Edwards brought her new I-pad 3 and shot tons of great photos.  I'm hoping that she and the others who took photos will post them online so I can see all of them.  We even had some fun at Carrie's expense by sending one photo to her husband just to prove she made it to the party.  We'll have to wait to see what his reaction was! LOL!

Thanks, Shirley, for putting on such a great party.  You invite just the right combination of people and we all have a great time!  I'm already looking forward to next year's and hope I didn't get eliminated off the guest list!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

30 Minute Gift

A little vinyl and just a few minutes time and you have a cute bank.  I did several of these for the older great-nephews and grandkids.  I'll fill them with candy and some cash for Christmas gifts.

Wipe Off Board

Another idea seen on Pinterest that I had to do!  I used 5 x 7 easel frames, added a bow and attached a dry erase pen to the outer edge of the frame and inserted a piece of notebook paper inside the frame. 

These would make great co-worker gifts since the easel stand on the back would keep the frame upright on a desk top. 

If you live close to a fabric shop or somewhere to buy craft supplies, consider yourself extremely fortunate!  The town I live in is so small that the only resources here come from the Dollar General store or WalMart.  So, my choice for ribbon to use on these was severely limited!

The frames I chose have the silver pearl border around the glass area so these didn't need any additional bling--which is a good thing, because I'd have to drive over 25 miles to the nearest shop that might have some!

These are so simple and quick to make that I may have to start a new series and call it "30 Minute Gifts"!

Friday, November 30, 2012

"Beautiful" Card

The Japanese character from Pagoda cartridge translates as "beautiful".

Operaton Write Home

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Operation Write Home and informed that I'd been chosen as a featured card maker by their organization.  It was a pleasant surprise and quite an honor to me!

Here's a link if you'd care to see the cards they chose to feature.

Operation Write Home Featured Card Maker

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Thanksgiving is over...

Another Thanksgiving is over.   Everything I fixed turned out just the way it should have and we ate way too much, of course.  This year I cooked dinner and our son and his friend, Jackie, joined us.  Of course I cooked enough food for at least ten people so we're definitely going to be eating turkey and dressing for a couple more days!

This year, I set the table with a red and white checked bistro style cloth and used my white dinnerware.  The table favors I made looked cute sitting in the plates.  Jackie and Gene seemed to really like theirs and there was some discussion about whose chocolate was whose.  But, I packed up enough leftovers and sent with them that I know they won't fight too much over it!

This morning I made two loaves the "easiest bread I've ever made" from the recipe I shared here a while back.  Gene really liked it and even asked for the recipe when I told him I made two loaves and had them on the table in under an hour.  He says if he doubles the original recipe that it should be just about what he'd need to make for one of the meals they cater.

Fred and Jackie spent some time surveying our yard.  She's a horticulturist, and has some great ideas on how we can improve our landscaping.  In 2010, we had a tornado pass within an 1/8th of a mile of our house, uprooting eight huge trees. That summer, the yard was a total mess from doing the tree removal and cleanup.  Then last summer, Fred took the fall off the ladder and was housebound and nothing much got done.

Those factors combined with the drought the past three years means our yard really needs some TLC from someone who knows what to do.  Jackie's generously offered to come back with some landscape sketches and advise us on what planting needs to be done. I'm excited to see what she comes up with.  She was rattling off names of all types of shrubs, trees and plants so fast that I couldn't keep up!

One thing she told me was that we can replant trees in the places where the ones were blown down by the tornado.  I had been told by a nurseryman as well as the professional tree service that did the stump removal that I'd have to wait 8-10 years before replanting in the same spot due to the old root structure.  Now, I want to make a trip to one of the large nurseries in Oklahoma City and pick out the largest trees that we can handle (and afford) and get something in the ground.

I've enjoyed the past two days.  I got the opportunity to spend hours and hours in my kitchen cooking, which I love, and to share what I prepared with my family.  We enjoyed the pretty weather and had a good time visiting.  After the kids left, I managed to slip into a "turkey coma" on the couch for a couple of hours. 

Tomorrow, we'll get back into our regular routine and get the house ready for Cooper.  Melissa's going to drop him off so we can keep him for a few days.  I sure hope the weather stays pretty so he can be outside with Grandpa!  It's been over five weeks since we've seen Cooper and I can hardly wait to give him a big hug!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Favors

It's after noon on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and I decided to make some favors for our table tomorrow.  Nothing like waiting till the last minute!  I even had to make a WalMart run to get the Nuggets to put inside the tins!

These little tins turn out so cute and take very little time or materials to do.  I'm not real creative so mine just has paper bands and a ribbon.  But, I'm happy with the way they turned out.

There's one for my husband, son and his friend who'll be joining us for lunch.  I didn't make one for myself---I got the rest of the bag of the Nuggets!  LOL!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow is Wednesday and I have the entire day planned.  I'm going to get in my kitchen and spend it baking and making side dishes for our Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday.

My son and a friend will be joining us so there will only be four at the table and I can't make as many things as I'd like because I don't want (1.) to have to eat them for a week or, (2.) throw them out!

DH will be smoking the turkey tomorrow too.  Maybe that will keep him occupied and out from underfoot while I totally trash the kitchen with my baking mess!

I'll be baking a large patch of cornbread and a pan of biscuits to make the dressing.  While this is in the oven, I'll get my pie crusts made for a pumpkin and an apple pie and while they bake I can get my fruit salad and cranberry salad made.  We like those salads better if they sit overnight to let the flavors meld.

The only things I'll have left to do on Thursday is to make some bread, the gravy, green beans and set the table.   This year I may just draft my son to do the kitchen clean up!

2012 Thanksgiving Menu at our house:

Smoked turkey
Mashed potatoes
Green beans
Fruit salad
Cranberry salad
Homemade bread
Pumpkin pie
Apple pie

Quite a feast for such a small group!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Three Cups Card

This card is based on one I saw online over a year ago.  I do not know who made it originally, but it's probably from a Stampin' Up page since the cups on the original look like one of their stamps.

I used a cup from the Birthday Cakes cartridge and cut the oval using George.  The papers I used are Stampin' Up.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Embossed Snowman Card

This Cuttlbug folder doesn't get used much.  I really like the design on it, I just forget about it when I'm doing winter themed cards.

I highlighted the snowman with Stampin' Up and Promarkers.  The mug is from Love You a Latte cartridge and the heart border is a Martha Stewart punch.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Playing Around With Punches - 30 Minute Cards

I scored a bargain on some EK Success and Martha Stewart punches at the local Ross store.  I've been playing around with the "punch all over the page" punch and came up with these.

 I used the punch all over the page and added a couple of strips of embossed paper.

The heart border is a Martha Stewart punch.
I used shape scissors on the outer edges, a Cuttlebug die and folder for the large butterfly and a Martha Stewart punch for the little ones.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

30 Minute Card

The butterfly is an EK Success punch shape.

My First Nugget Tin

Quick, Cute Valentine Cards

This first card is one that I've done the past couple of years to send to the soldiers.  I love the black, white, and red combination; it goes together quickly and packs well into the shipping box.

The second one was inspired by Tracey McNeely.   I embossed the red square with a tiny heart patterned folder and my Cuttlebug. 

Using Microsoft Word, I typed in the poem "How Do I Love Thee", printed it and used a Stampin'  Up punch for the heart.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Five Hearts Card

Today it's cold, windy and rainy at our house.  It's about time we're getting some fall type weather!  It's only eleven days until Thanksgiving and up until today, we've had the house wide open and temperatures in the upper 70's to mid 80's! 

This kind of weather calls for a big old pot of pinto beans or chili.  So, my beans are cooking away in the crockpot for tonight's dinner and I'll make a pot of chili this afternoon.  It's a perfect day for making cards while enjoying the aroma of comfort food cooking.

I'm still working on Valentine cards for Operation Write Home.  There are 230 cards in my box so I won't make too many more to have it completely filled.  Since I'm doing Valentine's there are more bows and pop dotted embellishments so they take up more room in the box and I don't want to pack them tight enough to mash them.

This card turned out so cute!  I used Make The Cut software and imported a 4 x 5 1/4" rectangle and the hearts from the basic shapes menu and could cut four card fronts at a time.  ***wish I'd thought to round the corners in MTC too and saved myself that additional step!***

The sentiment was printed using Hallmark card software.  I added the white dots inside the hearts with a gel pen.

There's no inside sentiment.  That way, they can be used for Valentine's Day or just a love note

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Embossed Hearts Card

I liked the digital sentiment used on this card when I saw it at Me, My Stamps and I.

My background was embossed with a heart Cuttlebug folder.  I used white Craft ink to stamp the design onto the heart punch out.  The heart patterned paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and is part of what they donated for me to use to make cards for soldiers.

Ice Cream Cone Snowman

The ice cream cone is from Sweet Shop and the snowman hat is from Paper Trimmings.  I used a Peachy Keen stamp that my friend, Robin Bogle, sent me for the face.

To The Moon and Back---Revised

I used a Peachy Keen stamp for the face on the moon, printed the sentiment and the rocket ship is clip art.

The first card was done after midnight last night.  I wanted to get one completed so I wouldn't forget my idea.  This afternoon, I made a couple of changes.  Using MTC, I cut out a rocket ship and replaced the round porthole with a heart shape and put two layers of the green paper on the bottom to make it look more like a landscape.  All three elements on the card front are pop dotted.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Today's Valentine Cards

 The branch on this is from Art Philosophy.  The birdcage is a clip art image I found online.

This is the original layout.  I inked the edges of the words and added a shadow around the bird cage with a Promarker.  On the leaves, I added some veins with a Stampin' Up marker.

I tried three different background papers and decided that the khaki colored polka dot was the best. 

I didn't like the inked edges around the words so I reprinted them with a narrow box border and used pop dots to raise them as well as the birdcage off the card's surface.

I also left the scroll work on the  bottom of the birdcage rather than trimming the edge off straight.

Then I colored the heart with a Clear Star Jelly Roll pen to add some sparkle.

Three Hearts Valentine Cards

Make The Cut software was used to cut the hearts.  It's so much easier to fill a mat with duplicate shapes in that software compared to Design Studio!

I printed the sentiment and added some pen work around the edges.

                                       The red pearls are some I bought over two years ago at the Great American Scrapbook convention in Arlington, TX.

The sentiment is one of the many available in Hallmark card making software.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Valentines? Already?

My shipper for Operation Write Home is requesting Valentines!  It's hard to get enthusiastic about hearts and red paper since we haven't even celebrated Thanksgiving yet!  This is what I came up with this evening. Super simple!

The large heart is inked on the edges and pop dotted for dimension.  Some of the cards got the outside edges inked and some just have the white pen work.

 The background has "Love You" stamped on it with Versamark ink.
 This one has hearts in the background.
 I remembered that there were some paper doilies in my resource center and played around with including one on the front.
This is the one I like best of the layouts I came up with. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Strangest Casserole I've Ever Made!

Okay, I have to admit this recipe was seen on Pinterest.  The photo of it was so pretty and the name intrigued me so I tracked it back to the original blog post.

It's fun to try new recipes, but even I had some doubts about this one!  Imagine how surprised I was at how good it tastes.  Now I'll have to scrap a page for it in my recipe album.

Cheesy Onion Casserole

    2-3 Tbs butter or margarine
    3 large sweet onions or 4 medium white or yellow onions
    2 c. shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz.)
    1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted**
    2/3 c. milk
    1 tsp. soy sauce
    8 or so slices of French bread

Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat, and add onions. Saute onions until clear, a little brown is ok. In a shallow 2 qt. casserole pan, layer onions, 2/3 of cheese and pepper to taste.

In a sauce pan, heat soup, milk, and soy sauce, stirring to blend. Pour soup mixture in the casserole and stir gently to mix.

Top with bread slices. 
Bake at 350 uncovered for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, top of bread should be nice and toasted.

Push bread slices under the sauce and top with the remaining cheese.

Bake for 15 more minutes and you are done!

One pinner called this French Onion Casserole, but it  doesn't taste anything like French onion soup.  You can barely taste the Cream of Chicken soup.  **The original recipe says you can substitute Cream of Mushroom soup and make it totally vegetarian.**

Be sure you use real French bread and not the soft squishy loaves that are only in the shape of a French loaf. I used an artisan loaf and the texture of it was perfect.  

Dragonfly Card

This card was seen at Stampingmathilda.     I followed her basic design but used card making software to print the images and sentiment rather than using a stamp.  The dragonfly is free clip art found online.

The next thing I did, was to measure the image and cut myself a mask for the width of the strip I wanted to sponge the ink into. 

This time I used Make The Cut software rather than Design Studio to cut my mask.  I'm gradually weaning myself off using Design Studio.  Make The Cut is quicker to use and now that I'm getting more confident with using it, I totally understand why so many people like it.

The outside dimension of the mask is 4 1/4" x 7".  It's the same width as an A2 card and slightly longer.  I secured the mask onto my cutting mat with a strip of tape to keep it in place.

The folded card was placed under the 2" x 5 3/4" opening and inked.  I needed the stencil opening to be slightly larger than the card so that I could ink all the way to the upper and lower edges.

The grid lines on the cutting mat helped me keep the card squared up with the opening.

Doing the distressed ink technique isn't difficult if you have the proper daubers.  I find the round fingertip daubers work better for me than the square wooden handled tool that Tim Holtz recommends.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Let it Snow! Card

The snowman image is free clip art found online and colored with Promarkers.  I embossed the base with a Cuttlebug folder and added a premade bow.

I found these tiny bows in the Christmas ornament aisle at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  Every year I buy two or three more packages to have on hand.  Much less stressful than tying bows this small! The only regret is that I can only find red ones.

My Gorgeous Shoe from Carrie!

My friend, Carrie Elmore, made this and had no idea what she was going to do with it.  Really?  Like she thought I, who collect shoes, wouldn't absolutely love it!  She made it several months ago and today was the first time we've had a chance to meet up so she could present it to me.

We enjoyed some old fashioned hamburgers at the local diner and tried to catch up on what's been going on in our lives.  Honestly, I jabbered so much that I'd eaten my entire chili cheeseburger before I even realized it!  Of course I had to show off the shoe to the girls who work in the diner.  Everyone thought it was super cute!

Carrie said she painted a black pump with acrylic paint and then added all the embellishments.  There's even a set of lights inside the shoe!

 There's a strip of satin leaves adhered along the sole and pink trim inside the shoe.
 Now I have my own fairy godmother to sit beside me while I make my cards!  She'll be next to a little sign I already own that says "One shoe can change your life".....Cinderella.
 There's a lot of bling on each side of the shoe too.  (Imagine Carrie putting bling on something! lol!)
 The pink bow on the heel reminds of of the one on Eyore's tail---from Winnie the Pooh!  She even put some bling on the heel!
Thank you again, Carrie for letting me have your wonderful creation to add to my shoe collection.  It's definitely one of a kind and I absolutely love it!  (And when I showed it to Fred, even he admitted it was "cute" without doing an eye roll!)