Monday, January 24, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you to all who participated...and now... our winner, picked with the Random Generator (sorry I don't know how to screen capture)

Lois aka Kate's Mom

Congratulations and thank you again for all who stopped by!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Made with Heart Blog Hop

Welcome to another stop on the Made with Heart Blog Hop...if this is your first place to stop, why not go back to the beginning with Kirstin? I'm sure you'll be impressed!
I've got several projects to show you today, so I hope you enjoy...
My first project is a Valentines Day card, using the same stamp set I'm giving away this weekend (hint hint), so be sure to check out my ENTIRE post to see how YOU can have a chance to win this lovely set by Martha Stewart. This card encompasses a vine of roses on a trellis...I just love how this looks, these roses were quilled and are super easy to make! The vine is actually ribbon I purchased from Papertrey Ink...I just love how this turned out!...keep scrolling down...

Now is you have someone sweet but either is on a diet or doesn't have a sweet tooth, why not purchase a pen, a silk flower and some florist's tape and make theym a pretty pen? I topped this off with a pretty bow too!
Now I've got a fun project that the kids can help you with...a conversation hearts IPOD... This was a super easy project and you can find the instructions for it here...
And last but not least....the blog CANDY...leave me a comment with a favorite Valentine's Day memory you have.... and now onto your next hop... go see JENNY! (link fixed)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Made with Heart Blog Hop

Are you looking for some great Valentine's Day ideas? Starting this Saturday January 21, our Valentine's Day blog hop begins with 16 stops along the way....with prizes of course! Be sure to drop on by for all the fun!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My Cake Obsession, Cake Pops

As some of you may know, I have a new obsession...all things cake! Which is rough on the ol' diet! However, I have a "share" today (not one of my own) case you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, cake balls are one of the hottest growing "cake" trends going. You can make them into these adorable cake "pops" (or cake on a stick). I made these for the first time this year and my husband swears they are like ding dongs on steroids! LOL

The best directions I have found is on Bakerella's blog (view her photo below) PLUS she has a new book called Cake love love it!
Below is the book...I ordered my book off of amazon (and the photo below should take you right to amazon), however I have seen "briefly" these books in Wal*Mart...I say briefly because they have flown off the shelves! The book is VERY detailed with the instructions.....and such cute projects!
Ok, really, I'm getting to my point. Now I've made several of these cake pops, but have always had trouble making the cupcake looking pop... it never turns out they way I want...sigh... but wait no more, there is a new MOLD that makes it a ...well...piece of cake! LOL (drumroll please). You can purchase these molds at That site also has a video tutorial and a NO Bake cake pop recipe as well as a blog with adorable ideas...
So for those looking for a fun valentine's project for the kids or maybe just for yourselves...check it out... these are such fun...and a big favorite around my house!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Stamptacular sunday Challenge: Sketch

I decided to join in on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week...and their challenge this week is a sketch (shown below) Below is my take on the sketch...I decided to keep this clean and simple, easier to mail :) Thanks for looking!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Cupcake Collection, Signature Greetings
  • Paper: Hobby Lobby
  • Punch: Martha Stewart Arched Lattice
  • Die: Spellbinders Labels 4
  • Ink: CTMH Watermelon, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: K & Company Heart Stickers