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Winner and a Bit of “Mod Podge” Projects!

Happy Monday everyone!

Well today is the random winner announcement for the fun blog candy from the Every Day is an Occasion Spring Blog Hop! I want to thank everyone that left so many lovely comments! Wasn’t that hop so fun?!  Drum roll, please!!!

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Sam from Thrive 360 Living! Congrats! 

(I will be contacting you for your mailing info shortly!) 

Now for my “mod podge” of last weekend’s projects.

First is a center piece I made for Easter.  I found the burlap table runner at Micheals and added some plastic eggs to vase of spring flowers.  Easy peasy!   We have family coming into town today for Easter so I needed to do something quick and simple.  I think this fit the bill.

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Today is my little girls’ first dance recital they are doing together.  We go through the Park and Rec so the costumes requirements are super simple and fun.  I burned the midnight oil last night making my two little cupcakes into true cupcakes using my Sweet Treats Cricut Cart for the stencil.  I do have a few hot glue burns and my nose still tickles thanks to the boas!  Now my craft room is not only covered in glitter (that is just a standing situation) but feathers!

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Thanks for sharing a piece of “crafts that make your nose tickle” pie with me!

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Happy Geek Week!

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So late last night I randomly found out that this week has been National Engineers Week!   Being married to a Mechanical Engineer, I had to have fun with this even though it is now Friday and the week is almost over. I tossed together some cupcake batter and popped them in the oven and grabbed some heavy cream, powder sugar and some gel food coloring and made a quick frosting.

While the cupcakes were baking, I whipped out some fun cupcake toppers totally on the fly using my Silhouette Cameo.  I found the Pi image online and imported, printed, and cut them in less than 10 minutes. Then I made the argyle sentiment toppers using the tools and color patterns that came stock on my Silhouette software in about 10 minutes as well.  I  have to say I L-O-V-E my Silhouette!  The cupcake toppers were done just as the cupcakes were ready to come out of the oven! PicMonkey CollageThe hubs is pretty happy to have a fun little treat to bring to the rest of the “Nerd Herd”.  I am super happy I could throw this together so quickly to close out a week that honors their genius innovation and brilliance and total logical approach they bring to the world.   The funny thing is, I don’t think any of them have any idea that this week exists nor do they really care, but they will love the fact it is a reason to get cupcakes! 🙂

Thanks for sharing a piece of “honoring the Nerd Herd” pie with me.

Linking Up To:

Sarah Hamer Designs – Link Up Tuesdays

Everyday is an Occasion – Sunday Fundays

Gotta Create – Wildly Original Linking Party

Craft -O-Maniac

Sassy Little Lady Show and Tell Saturdays

Angels Homestead – Saturday Spotlight

Blackberry Vine – Tuesday To Do Party

It is Not a Piece of Pie, It is a Piece of Cupcake!

So. . . I have been working on a HUGE and I mean a HUGE project for all the moms in my daughter’s co-op preschool.  I am making scrapbooks for about 14 moms so all they have to do is slap pictures from the year in them and be done with it.It will have about 22 pages to each of them and then I will bind it with my Cinch It.   I am a bit worried that my Expressions is going to die on me mid-project since I have been giving it a work-out and I am really having fun learning how to use my Imagine to take some of the load off of my beloved Expressions.  So that is why I have been not competing in any challenges, or doing any special projects for myself.

Now, when I get a little overwhelmed, I find myself in the kitchen or outside doing something active.  Since I am out of commission right now on anything active due to a minor surgery and healing foot issues, I head to the kitchen.  I made these two cupcake recipes and they were soo much fun to make and eat.  It was mainly for “reasearch” for my daughter’s birthday party ideas for next year… Vintage Circus or County Fair theme…

Needless to say the Twinkie and Orange Creamsicle will be on the menu!  I found a cupcake corer at Williams Sonoma for around $5.  It totally worked amazingly well… I was actually surprised how well it worked for how cheap it was.  Just goes to show you, Williams Sonoma knows kitchen needs well!

Twinkie Cupcakes: Click here for the recipe:

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes: Click here for the recipe:  PLEASE NOTE: I did not use the citrus olive oil and did not sub in anything.  I also used a 13 oz jar of fluff instead of 7 0z.  I found it too buttery for the filling with only 7 oz.

Thanks for sharing a piece of the “pie morphing into a cupcake” pie with me!

Turkey Day Cupcakes!

Hello everyone! I had so much fun today making these with my kiddos.   We made the cupcakes and the toppers! 

Thanks for coming and sharing a piece of “early Turkey Day” pie with me.

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Recipe:

Cartridge: Mini Monograms for circle cut at 1 3/4, 2 3/4 and 2 1/4

Cuttlebug: Distressed Stripes

Paper: Die Cuts with a View – Harvest Gatherings, Recollections cardstock

Glossy Accents

Ink: chocolate – Close to my Heart

Stickles

Wilton lollipop sticks – 4 inches

 

My Pink Stamper’s Blog Hop Challenge!

Last Friday was My Pink Stamper’s monthly blog hop!  It was showcasing two of my favorite stamp sets,Yummy-licious and Sweet Goodness while making a 3-D gift container for a holiday or special occasion.  

Since I am still in the throes of Halloween party makin’ fun, I took a quick break and made a birthday gift for my neighbor’s birthday.  I first made her a wall hanging for her in-home salon and then I decorated a coordinating gift box for her favorite kind of cupcakes.   I actually used a quick go-to stamp technique that I learned from one of My Pink Stamper’s videos.  

She loved it and it really touched her that I remembered her birthday.She is a mother of 6 children, works out of home doing hair,  a fireman’s wife and has  been heavily involved with the care for her father who has Parkinson’s, so she has been spread pretty thin and it was nice to do something fun that was all about her for just a moment. 

Doing this project made me think about how amazing God made women to be.  He knew what He was doing and what to give us to be well equipped to be the “caregiver” in the role of society and the “heartbeat” in the role of family.

Thanks for coming and having a piece of “cheers to all those  that are caregivers and heartbeats” pie with me!

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Basic Recipe:

Cricut Cartridges:

  • Storybook (2 inch “M” shadow setting to get the scallop)
  • Forever Young (dress form cut at 3 inches)

Cuttlebug:  Swiss Dots embossing folder

Frame: IKEA 5×7 black “shadow” frame

Gift Box: Celebrate it (Michael’s Brand) window gift box

Paper:

  • Bazzill textured lime green paper
  • Stampin’ Up Rock-a-bye designer paper (Cherry)- found it through my distributor (it is a 2008 style that has been retired, but there are still packs floating around out there.

Stamps:

  • My Pink Stamper- Yummy-licious
  • My Pink Stamper – Sweetest Cupcake
  • My Pink Stamper – Winter Punnies
  • Stampin’ Up Tart and Tangy (for the cherry)

Ink:

Ribbon:

  • Michael’s Celebrate It – Red 1/4 inch
  • Michael’s Celebrate It – Seasonal silver foil 1/2 inch

Additional embellishments: Kaiser Scrapbook – Emerald and small round rhinestone

Pop Dots

ATG Gun

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Yesterday was the hubs birthday.  Here is a little something I whipped out for a card for him.  He loved it.  My 3-year-old and I made homemade cupcakes with cream cheese cupcakes.

Recipe:

Cricut Cartridge : Handy Man (Measuring Tape set at 3 inches)  and Mini Monograms (S stitch set at 1 1/2)

Card Base: iCraft – blank brown circle card

Die Cuts with a View:  Summer Stacker for “Happy Birthday” and Glitter Stacker for orange glitter paper

Recollections for base colors

Stickles for the bling outline

Button (from my personal stash)

Button twine from Papertreyink.com

Sentiment: My Pink Stamper

Ink: Michael’s Dollar Bin special:-)