Monday, May 23, 2011

And the winner of the Scrappin with my Bug Birthday blog hop is...

It is....
Jodie R said...

Is it a pony? LOL!!! I'm guessing a goody bag full of crafty goodness!! AAdorable card and very sweet bag!
Thank you, Jodie...I'll e-mail you with the info needed to get it to you!  Thanks for hopping! isn't a Pony, but tune in on June 2nd to see the big reveal!

Love my Cricut Cake....

I'm still learning how to use it, but here are some pics of the first few cakes I made...

I didn't understand you had to have a lot of fondant to cover the cake - it was my first attempt,
so  I just frosted it and put the decorations on it. Didn't care for the frosting sheets.
That is the big blue butterfly.  Tasted gross, too.
first full fondant cake for my sister in law

Spice cake for work potluck at Thanksgiving.

cake for my nephew's 4th b-day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Welcome to the Scrappin With My Bug Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Styles by Stefani and my post for the Scrappin With My Bug Birthday Blog Hop!  I am so excited to have been invited to celebrate with Michelle and friends for her birthday this year.  If you have just stumbled across my blog this weekend head on over to Michelle at Scrappin with my Bug to start this hop from the beginning!  I have been given a sneak peek of some of the AWESOME blog candy and you really don't want to miss it!  If you are hopping along the party you should have come to me from the great and talented Tangee at Kricut Krazy.

I have made two items for this hop.  One of them will be heading to Michelle to greet her at her home for her birthday...The other holds a gift that Michelle will receive in person when we meet (June 1st). 
The one Michelle will receive for her birthday is a card I made that includes some of her favorite things...Peachy Keen Stamps, twine, animal print paper, bling, Pink by Design Stamps and Cricut E2.  The gift bag was made with animal print paper too and I attached a bow from some matching ribbon. 

The back of the card

And, in celebration of Michelle's Birthday...I am offering some blog candy in the form of some party appropriate stamps from Pink by Design.  It is the Party Time set.  All you have to do is be a follower or my blog and leave a comment on what you think is in the gift bag for Michelle.  You don't have to be right to win as I will be choosing that by on Monday, May 23rd.  If you already know (yes, I spilled the beans to a couple of people) please just leave a comment that you know, but your not saying!!! :)

Tune in June 2nd to find out what it is! 

Now, head on over to the gifted Alma at Alma's Pink Life to keep on hopping. 

Happy Birthday, Michelle!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

And the Winner Is...

I really enjoyed participating in my first blog hop!!  Loved all the great comments of how you celebrated your mom this year or of your favorite memory!

The winner of the Thanks Mom blog hop from Styles by Stefani is Jill comment number 23.  I will contact you with the information I need to send out your Pink by Design stamp set.  Congrats!

Jill said...
I love the lighted block idea. I've passed by them many times and wondered what to do with them. This year I made cards and photo collages of my kiddos for my MIL. TFS

Mother's Day Cards

Made a couple of cards for Mother's day...
This one for my mother... My first use of twine - (which is funny as I have a huge collection of it)

This one for my mother-in-law

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thanks Mom Blog Hop

Welcome to the THANKS MOM BLOG HOP. Thanks for joining us to enjoy all the wonderful crafty inspiration in honor of mother's everywhere from the talented designers in this hop.

You should have arrived here from Cassie at Scrappin' Palace. If you missed the beginning of the hop, please go back to the start of the hop at Debbie at Debs Eclectic Thoughts to start so you don't miss any of the projects. There is a Grand Prize Blog Candy offered so you want to start at the beginning and read how to participate to win.
I chose to make a gift for my mom that reflects her interest and her at home business.  Most of the year my mom alters and repairs clothing.  She is an excellant semstress.  In fact she made my wedding dress.  During Homecoming Season for highschool football she makes Homecoming Mums (a Texas/Oklahoma thing).  She sells them to the students of local highschools to give to their sweeties.  She loves doing both.  For my project I made a lighted glass block that features both of these passions.  On one side is a dress form (cut from Summer in Paris) and her monogram "S" (cut from American Alphabet).  On the reverse side is the Eagle head (cut from Car Decals) and the word "EAGLES" (cut from the Lite cart Varsity).  I made the cuts from vinyl, stuck the vinyl on the glass and then frosted the glass using Armor Etch.  When the etching was complete I removed the vinyl and washed the glass.  I cut the monogram "S" again out of black high performance vinyl (because it is shiny) and blinged it out with hot fix gems.  I added lights inside the glass block and a ribbon around it.  I put it on a stand.  This is the first time I've made a glass block.  It was fun and I have several more in my mind that I can't wait to get started on.  Noticed today that they are 50% off through Saturday, May 7th at Hobby Lobby.
Check it out:

Here's a pic of my Wedding dress (and me as a bride 7 years ago) and
some of the great mums my mom makes. I'm very proud of both.

So, How about some blog candy...This is my first time to participate in a blog hop,
so there must be a give away.  I have chosen a stamp set from Pink by Design - Jump & Jive.
Please become a follower and leave a comment telling me either what you are doing special for your mom this year or what your favorite memory of her is.  If you don't have a mom (and some of us don't), please leave a comment about your favorite female role model.
I will chose the qualifying winner on Tuesday, 10th via, so please leave your comment before Midnight CST on 5/9.

Pink by Design Jump n Jive stamp set

Next on the journey is Heather at Paper Crafter Anonymous.  Thank you for stopping by.