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Cake Decorating - Mod Podge Style


At the beginning of the month I found this awesome cake pan at the outlet mall.  Do you remember these?  It brought back memories of rice cereal treats and yummy brownies.  Even though the lid didn’t slide, thankfully it pops on and off, I knew I had to get at least one! Once I got it home I noticed that the top showed fingerprint smudges and it just looked too plain.  Mod Podge to the rescue!

Erin Sipes
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Check Your Newsstands!

So, remember back in September when I attended BlogHer Handmade and The Creative Connection?  If you do you should also remember that I took part in a magazine article pitch slam.  I met a number of really great ladies through the process both in the publishers and my fellow pitchers.

The panel we pitched to included MaryJane Butters of MaryJanes Farm magazine.  After the pitch a roundtable discussion was had and MaryJane commented that she’d love to feature all of us in her magazine.  Can you guess where this is heading?  Yup, little ole me featured in the 2012 April/May edition of MaryJanesFarm; the “Every Woman Has a Story” column to be exact.

I’m super excited, not only to see the article in print but also to have taken part in the entire experience.  I really enjoyed talking with Ardis Eckel and emailing pictures brought back memories of working at the newspaper.

So the next time you’re in a grocery or book store, head on over to the magazine rack and pick up a copy of MaryJanes Farm!

Erin Sipes
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Shop Motif Display Shelf

Have I told you I’m a Gemini?  The way I see it, it’s not so much that I’m two people in one but more I have one voice saying what if…and second voice also saying what if.  Sometimes their chatter overwhelms a third voice, one of reason, common sense, and gut instinct. When that happens I end up with what you see above.
It started out as one of those generic hanging mail sorters, but I saw potential. Flipping it upside down I noticed that the slots looked like little shop fronts. The thought of little shops made me think of my daughter’s Littlest Pet Shop toys. Then it hit me, what a cute way to display them, right? I had everything done and hanging on the wall and then I insisted on adding one more thing and then another.
Stay with me and keep reading, you’ll see it was cute for about a day or two, I swear!
Erin Sipes
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Shot Through the Heart*


Wow, it feel like forever since I’ve been able to really post and with all my photos still sitting on a hard drive in the shop I feel like an angler without a pole.  Still, we’ve been crafting and making around these parts and last week we made these extra special Valentine’s for all the kids at the library’s story time.  

Hope you enjoy this how-to and that your Valentine’s Day is filled with love! 

*I am not and have never been a Bon Jovi fan, the phrase unfortunately fit the craft, please forgive me.

Erin Sipes
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