Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tea Cart with Birds Stencil

Here's the tea cart I mentioned in my Chevron Tea Cart. If you'd like to see my posting here. This tea cart is a little bit wider in depth than the previous one. I wanted to make something different out of it but I am not really sure what it was. Here's I came up with:

Here's how I started. I first sanded it.

I painted the top first because I got excited to do a stencil on top.

 Here's the one I made. But I did not like it. I tried to save some money here by using a craft paint. End result? Not good. :( 

I decided to repaint the top and followed the body. (See where I did it? In my dining area. I don't have any space to do it.)

Here's the leaf after repainting it. I decided to use the same technique I used in my stencilled throw pillow case. 
See technique here. Except here I used spray paint.

I placed the stencil and cover the rest with newspaper.

Spray painted it with brown.

Used two stencil. Here's the result. And I love it. 

I reassembled the cart and here's the view with one leaf up.

 Two leaves up.

And a leaf down. Sorry for the blurred photo.

Did I make the right decision to change the stencil? Let me know what you think. Feel free to pin it if you like it. Thanks for viewing.

And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you,
if you have faith as a mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, 
'Move from here to there,' and it shall move; 
and nothing shall be impossible to you. - Matthew 17:20

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review of My Memories Suite v4 Software & Giveaway

I have tons of digital photos that needs to be print but my problem is I do not have a space to store it. I was thinking of making a photo book. Another problem is I do not have a digital scrapbooking software to create it. My heart's desire was answered. I received an email from My Memories and offered me to try and review My Memories Suite v 4.

Here's my first digital scrapbooking layout.  The free kit is Chamomile Tea design by Sugar Moon Designs.

From the first layout, I made another layout with a calendar that makes me remember the date it was taken.

Here's the best part of this amazing scrapbook software:

1. Easy to use - I am not a pro in digital scrapbooking. I sometimes ask my husband how to create this and that in photo editing software. But with My Memories Suite v4, you won't be intimidated. It is a user friendly digital scrapbook software. It walks you step by step in creating your own digital scrapbook layout. My Memories have tons of ready to use templates, designed layouts, embellishments, patterned papers to choose from. You can also choose by categories. My Memories.

2. Printer friendly - you can print your layout in your photo printer or export to your local photo printer or you can order the prints through My Memories. Just upload the pictures and they can print it in mugs, cellphone/laptop skins, wall canvas, shirts, mouse pad, and a lot more.

3. Not limited to scrapbook layout - Through My Memories Suite v4, you can also make or personalize a calendar, cards, invitations, and combine your layout with your VIDEOS! Amazing huh?

4. Freebies- There are lots of great tutorials, free  scrapbooking kits, and templates. But for cheaper price you can buy designed layouts, patterned papers, fonts, embellishments in their tons of choices. Layouts are also available using MAC.

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If you missed the contest and would like to buy the My Memories Suite v4 software, My Memories is giving a $10 off towards the purchase of the My Memories Suite v4 software exclusive to Scrapidoodlelicious readers.  My Memories Suite Software v4 is very affordable. Enjoy the great savings. Just click the link below to get the coupon code:

If you'd like to see how I design my layout, please feel free to follow my blog to keep you updated on my posting. A tutorial in this layout will be posted soon. 


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fruits and Nuts Rice Krispies Treat

Part of my year 2013 plan is to prepare our snack for each week. This is another way for our family to save in our expenses.

Since I am a huge fan of Cadbury Fruits and Nuts. Why not try it in rice krispies. Check out my recipe.

Fruits and Nuts Rice Krispie Treats.  

  • 4 cups rice krispies cereal (any brand will do)
  • 5 cups mini marshmallows (any brand will do as well)
  • 1/2 cup roasted thin sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp butter
  1. Spray a 9 x 13 dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine rice krispies cereal, almonds, raisins, and semi sweet chocolate chips in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in a saucepan then add the marshmallows. Stirring constantly until melted under medium heat.
  4. Spray cooking spray in spatula. Pour the melted marshmallows into the rice krispies mix and use the spatula to mix it. 
  5. Once combined pour it in the 9 x 13 dish and flatten. 
  6. Let it sit to completely cool  then cut into square.
  7. Keep it in air tight container.
Note: Try freezing the chocolate chips before making the treats. In my experience, some of the chocolate chips melted after pouring the melted marshmallows. You can also add other nuts and dried fruits. 

Tell me what you think. If you like it, please feel free to Pin it or leave your comment and suggestion. Thanks and enjoy your treats.
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Chevron Tea Cart

I love to have a tea cart and when I found it in Craigslist I grab the opportunity to take it. To be honest not just one, I got two. 

I decided to transform this tea cart based on my design like. It's in great condition. Wheels are moving smoothly. It's slim and "leaves" can go up or down easily. It has a small drawer. If you'd like to know how I change her look, please come along with me...

First, I sanded everything. Once done, I wiped and cleaned everything to remove the dust.

To easily paint it, I removed both leaves, some hardware, and the big wheels.

I primed it twice and painted it twice.

I placed all the pattern. I used the same procedure I made in my screen print upcycle pillow case here. I made sure that all the patterns are pressed down to the table. I cover the sides with newspaper to avoid any paint to go through.

I sprayed a light coat first until I covered everything. I sprayed twice. Once the paint was dry, I removed the pattern. If you'd like to avoid any retouch after the spray paint, I suggest that you use a painter's tape.

Here's I came out with.

I spray painted the caster wheels silver.

This tea cart is great to use in entry way, porch, kitchen, side table, or serving in dining room. 

What can you say? Did I made the right decision to transform it? Another tea cart is coming out soon. Keep visiting.

And another topic, don't miss out! I am hosting a giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a My Memories Suite v4 Software. A great digital scrapbooking software. Here's the link.

So, whether you eat or drink, 
or whatever you do, 
do all to the glory of God.
 - 1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV

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