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“Firecracker” Rice Treat Pops

June 26, 2014


The other day I saw a super cute cookie treat idea  for the 4th of July on CakeSpy– you make cookies with Pop Rocks Candy and then roll the creamy filling with more Pop Rocks for a “firecraker” type of effect when you eat them. I loved the idea- but I needed to crank out […]

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Happy Memorial Day- We Remember

May 27, 2013

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John Eugene Manelick, maternal grandfather.

Happy Memorial Day to my US friends. It’s a day for family, friends, food, and fond remembrance. Here at CTD WHQ we honor our active, retired, and deceased military heroes as well as the families that make sacrifices so that their loved ones can serve all of us.   I love this image from The […]

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Happy Independence Day & Patriotic Locket

July 4, 2012


Patriotic Locket

To my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! We’ve got three different holiday events planned, and every year I try to wear something homemeade. This year, I literally pulled together a “Patriotic Locket” from things I had in my studio. The only item you need to purchase- or find a similar item- is the locket. I […]

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Allium Dried Flower “Fireworks” Patriotic Centerpiece

June 27, 2012


Need a quick patriotic centerpiece? I made one with dried flowers- alliums- in only 15 minutes! You can bring the look of fireworks to your Fourth of July party for pennies using SPRAY PAINT! A few years ago, we planted some globe allium at our new house. It’s a member of the garlic family- actually, […]

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Paper Lantern Summer Party Craft

August 18, 2010

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Here’s a little goodie I posted over at CraftsUnleashed-blog- and I thought I’d share it here, too. You can whip up one of these beauties just in time for your Labor Day festivities! I have to admit that this wasn’t my original idea- I saw a project on Martha Stewart’s blog that used butterfly punch […]

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Patriotic Earrings

June 24, 2010


Need some fun, quick earrings to wear on Independence Day? I designed these for CraftsUnleashed as member of their design team, and I wanted to share them with you as well. Memorial Day feels like it was just yesterday, and Independence Day is right around the corner. What could be better to wear on the […]

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