Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Blocks

I have been inspired! I LOVE blog surfing and seeing what other fellow crafters think up! Everyone is soo creative. Awhile ago I cam across THIS
post over at brown paper packages and LOVED it!
I immediately began making some of these for a couple friends. I did neutral colors and put their monogram on them.
Now for Christmas time I am doing Holiday blocks! I am getting great feedback! These are great and super easy to make! After making them I decided to pull off the chenille sticks. They weren't giving the blocks the look I wanted.

These are just a few! I have made a bunch of others. :)
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Twisted CopyCat is now...

Rustic Splendor
I decided to change my name. I wasn't really diggin Twisted CopyCat.
I hope you all will continue to follow me and Rustic Splendor on whatever comes our way. :)
Thank you for your support and encouragement!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My first necklace!

My awesome friend Veronica has this super cute necklace that she wears. I love it.
I decided I wanted to sort of recreate something similar for Collin's teacher. I had a hard time finding beads but ended up with something I really liked.
Veronica's necklace...

The one I made...

I made this organza/tulle clip that can be removed and worn in your hair.

Collin's teacher realy likes sea stones and similar colors, so I thought this little gem was perfect.

Please tell me what you think. I'd love some imput. I was thinking about making some more similar ones.

Linking to...
It's Sew Stinkin Cute
Hookin' Up with HOH
Feature Yourself Friday

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

365 Project

Hello blog friends.
While blog hunting today I saw a post over at Today's Housewife called 365 project.
After reading all about it, I decided I am definately interested in doing it!! Its right up my alley. So for the next 365 days I will be taking pictures everyday and selecting one that embraces something we did that day or whatever. I'm really excited.
I'm actually gonna say I started it yesterday cuz Collin(my 5 year old)lost his 2nd tooth and it was a pretty neat day.
If you feel you are up for the challenge, jump on board!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Brownies and Chocolate dipped Strawberries

I've been away from bloggy land WAY TOO LONG! I'm trying to organize my house and its taking forever!! I'm surrounded by messes and half organized rooms, but I WILL get it done!! Anyway...
Around these parts I'm known for my chocolate dipped strawberries! :)
They are so yummy!
Ryan asked for some for his birthday, in April, piled onto brownies! They were super delicious.
This past week we celebrated Collin's birthday at school(even though its not til July) and for his snack, he asked for brownies with dipped strawberries on top!
So, I made em again! Instead of dipping though, *I drizzled the chocolate. Was easier and you cant really dip wet strawberry pieces too well.
Here is what they looked like! YUM

I boxed them up nicely and brought them to school!

The kids LOVED them! Each one was given a nice top of whipped cream!

He dug right in like a champ!


Monday, May 17, 2010


MUCH to my suprise and delight I have been given 2 awards recently!
How exciting! And I am VERY appreciative!
First off from my fabulous friend BECKIE over at These Creative Juices , she gave me...

To receive this award you have to promise to share this with 10 other BLOGS that you think are Trendy too! Easy peasy.
Just post about your award in your blog
List your Top 10 Trendy Blogs
Share with them
Leave a link to the Trendy Blog Button
Tell them they need to give this award out to 10 as well.
My Ten Picks(in random order) are...
Curbside Creations
Its Sew Stinkin Cute
U create
Sutton Grace
thirty handmade days
Poppies at Play
Cluck Cluck Sew
I ♥ Naptime
Oops, I Craft My Pants
Making the World Cuter

I also received

From Julie over at Its Sew Stinkin Cute
How sweet is THAT! :)
Rules for this one are....
(1) Thank the person who gave me the award
(2) Share 7 things about myself
(3) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers who I have recently discovered and I think are fantastic!(in no particular order).
(4) Contact the bloggers I have picked and let them know about their award!

Anne, again... thank you so much for the award, it was so sweet and I REALLY appreciate it!

7 Things About Myself
(1) I have two adorable boys named Ryan(9) and Collin(5).
(2) I just celebrated my 30th birthday in April.
(3) Along with crafting, I grew up learning to play the flute(9 years) and piano.
(4) I am married to a wonderul man who is the best dad ever!
(5) I use to make and sell childrens clothing on Ebay under the id of precious*denim. LONG LONG AGO!
(6) I would LOVE to take a vacation with my family to any sunny, sandy, lovely location!!
(7) I live in a house that was built in 1895 and after living here for almost 5 years I am finaly realizing how much I LOVE its unique structures and potential!

I'm passing this award onto
These Creative Juices
A girl and a glue gun
barefoot in the kitchen
Thrifty Decor Chick
The Homemaking Cottage
365 Crockpotting
Sisters Stuff
Life Frosting
Little Birdie Secrets
Keeping it Simple
Mod Podge Rocks
Sew Much Ado
Craft Rookie

If you haven't heard from me yet, congratulations!! You are all an inspiration to me!!