Holiday Bling-Bling!

Holiday Bling-Bling!

Hello!

We’re gettin’ ready for the holidays here in the Make Shoppe. My latest project has been designing some dazzling and attractive “Holiday Bling!” The particular bracelet featured is made up of high-end Swarovski crystals and gold filled rondells (which are the blingy spacers between the crystals).

These super easy glide on style bracelets are the perfect gift and definitely take the guess-work out of deciding what size to buy. If you or anyone you know is interested in knowing more about these please don’t hesitate to contact me through my Etsy Shop. Also, custom sizes and color combos are available!

Here is a sampling of some others…

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i’m a baby panda and i love you…

i’m a baby panda and i love you…

Meet Tinker and Sasha, the newest members of the Make Shoppe characters! These original illustrations were done by an extremely talented 3D artist,  Chris Weeks. Chris is also the creator of me, Tutu and all my Make Shoppe side kicks. Yes…even Goofy Maple who hasn’t managed to make a mess in months now. But just wait…it’s coming…
I encourage you visit Chris’s site filled with all other types of animated artistic developments!

www.chrisweeks3d.com

Tinker is a baby Panda and Sasha is a baby Fox. Together they will appear on cards, stationary or wherever their cute little faces can go!

Here is my first project with them:

You can also find these animal babes on Etsy!

Tutu

Frog Card Evolution!

Frog Card Evolution!

Hey there Make Shoppers! As you all know, Father’s Day is this Sunday June 17th. Do you have a card ready for Dad? Well no worries because I’ll be sharing my Father’s Day card ideas with you!
As you can see in the featured picture all you need is some colored card stock and some basic punches to get things started. Try using your imagination to create certain shapes. For example, for the body of my frog I used a round circle, a heart shape punch for the legs and a maple leaf punch for the frog feet. Also, don’t worry about being too perfect…your card should have a handcrafted feel to it that Dad will love!
I would absolutely love to see your beautiful creations out there. So if you’ve made this card, email me a picture, PLEASE!  tutusmakeshoppe@gmail.com

HOPPY FATHER’S DAY!frog card for father's day

From me to you…

Tutu

Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Now that summer is almost here, Tutu really loves spending time outdoors but what do you really want for lunch or dinner when it’s really hot? Can’t imagine cooking a meal that creates too much heat in the Bake Shoppe. So, today we’re stayin’ cool with Cucumbers. This is an easy recipe followed from Simply Recipes, Cucumber Salad.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients you’ll need:
1-2 Large Cucumbers
1-2 Tbs Chopped Fresh Dill
2-3 Tbs Seasoned Rice Vinegar
Salt & Pep to taste
*sesame seeds (optional)

Put it together:
Rinse and peel cucumbers. Cut lengthwise then slice crosswise. Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, or make ahead (up to a couple of hours) and chill.

How to serve:
Cucumbers have a very visually attractive color! Simply, place your cucumber salad in a plain white bowl to show off the color. Having guests? Serve the cucumbers as an appetizer. Cut your cucumbers into slightly larger chunks so they can be eaten with a toothpick. Enjoy~

From me to you…

Tutu

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Try this really easy technique of making zucchini curls! You’ll need a few zucchini, sliced tomatoes and a vegetable peeler. Start by peeling a small amount from the center of the zucchini just to expose the inside a bit. Next, peel a strip from the zucchini starting from just above the exposed middle and peeling all the way to the end. The peels will have a natural curl to them-just roll them up and place them in your serving dish to create the rolled ribbon effect! Finally add your tomatoes and dressing if desired. You can also try this with yellow squash.

From me to you…

Tutu