Thursday, May 23, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Graduation Cupcake Stand

Hello! It is my turn to share at Exploring Cricut and I am so excited to do so. My house has been a whirlwind over the last week with graduations and winding down the school year. We have a busy weekend coming up with dance performances. It is all so exciting  but I will be so ready to take a breather.  I'm sure you all are feeling the crunch too with the season. 

I have a fun project and oh so simple for those last minute ideas in decorating for graduation parties. I created this cupcake stand and wanted to share with you. I used my Cricut for the graduation cap and lettering. I adhered the cap, with a hot glue gun, to a popsicle stick that I painted white. It slipped nicely in between the notch at the top and I didn't even have to glue it in place.   

This cake stand holds approximately 48 cupcakes and is made out of styrofoam. I added the polka dot ribbon and the tulle at the bottom using a glue gun to adhere. 

You may remember that I had made candy tags for the table and I thought I would show you what the finished buffet looked like.

It was a great party and people really enjoyed the fun candy and cupcakes! Remember you have until Saturday to enter our challenge at Exploring Cricut!


Cap - Everyday Pop-Up Cards
"Class of" - Wild Card
"2013" - Birthday Bash
Tulle, ribbon, Yellow Stickles

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Winner for Exploring Cricut Mother's Day Blog Hop!!!

Hello to old and new friends! Thank you for helping me reach over 200 exciting. I have chosen a winner from the Exploring Cricut Mother's Day Hop. I hope that you enjoyed the inspiration from the design team and that you had a fabulous Mother's Day on Sunday:)

Chosen by the winner is #16 Mary Ann from Scrappin' GG who said:

     "Love your card! Flowers are super!!! I am a new follower!"

And here is what you won!!! I hope you enjoy using these products on some fun spring/summer projects:)

Mary Ann please contact me so that I can send you your prize.

Thanks again for stopping by! Check back soon as I am going to post pics from the graduation party we had over the weekend.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Graduation Board

Hello! Today is my day to post at Exploring Cricut and I'm so sorry it is late. What a week! My Mom was in the hospital until Tuesday and now my parents are staying with me until she is feeling better. So, needless to say I am totally off my schedule and I apologize.

As some of you know, I have a graduate this year and we are having a party this weekend to celebrate. I created a high school board of some of her times during high school using my Cricut:)

I used the computer to add the poem and words throughout the board. I also popped some of the pictures up with styrofoam to give a little more dimension. 

Flourishes - Cindy Loo, Sweethearts, Storybook and Straight From the Nest
Gold paint, brads

You have until Saturday to enter the challenge and get the chance to win goodies from me and some of my DT sisters!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Exploring Cricut - Mother's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Exploring Cricut Mother's Day  Blog Hop! If you hopped from Emily then you are in the right spot. If not, hop back to the beginning, Exploring Cricut, so you don't miss a thing. The list is below if you get lost along the way!  Our Design Team has some awesome projects for inspiration and at the end you will be able to enter the challenge to show us a Mother's Day project. Don't forget to use your Cricut for the challenge.  Hard to believe that Mother's Day is Sunday when we had snow here last week. Crazy weather.

I created a card for my Mom to share with you.  I used the Flower Shoppe to create this card and it came together in a snap.  

I inked the edges of the mats in pink. I also ran a little bit of pink ink over the orange patterned paper to blend with the flowers. The flower that I used from the cartridge is the "mum". I rolled the yellow cardstock on a pencil to begin. Once it was completely rolled I adhered glue to the bottom. I then fanned the layers out by pulling the yellow edges out and pressing down to flatten a bit. The yellow Stickles in the middle is a nice sparkly touch:)

A2 cardbase
Scrap Papers
Flowers - Flower Shoppe
Sentiment - My Pink Stamper
Cuddlebug embossing folder, Yellow Stickles, black ink

So, I have some blog candy to giveaway as well. Normally, I tell you what I am giving away, but I thought I would keep it suspenseful and make it a surprise:)  So, how do you win? Make sure you are one of my  followers, leave a comment and live in the United States. Keepin' it simple:)

Here's a list of all the crafty goodness from my DT sisters.
Annette (you are here)
Michelle P  (go here next)

Hope you decide to join in the fun and don't forget to follow so you can win some goodies!!