Welcome to Day Two of PaperCraftingWorld.com and CookingWithCricut.com’s first Blog Hop of 2012! Our theme is: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!”
If you have arrived here from visiting Angie at Scrappin Memories, you’re in the right place! If you've just popped in . . . head on over to see Melin at CookingWithCricut.com and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the wonderful projects the Designers have created -- 'cause I'm the caboose on this train!
Our Designers had to use something old from their craft stash, something new (a recent purchase or new technique), something borrowed (an element from a Cricut cut or from a PaperCraftingWorld.com cutting file or digi stamp) and of course, something blue.
I recently completed a number of items for a little boy's first birthday. His Mommy and Daddy selected a gator theme using pastel blue, a light lime green and white. See yesterday's post for the banner, picture clips and shirt I made for the birthday boy's celebration.
Today I am sharing the yummy cake and cupcakes Dee and I made! Usually Dee is a solo act when it comes to the cakes. However, now that we have our new Cricut Cake machine that we scored on eBay I have a feeling I will be participating more. This is the first time we used the Cricut Cake and I am still amazed at how easy it was to use! The key is rolling your fondant to the correct thickness and then letting it sit out to stiffen up a bit.
|To apply the decorations to the cake you simply|
brush them lightly with water. The water
activates the sugars and allows the fondant
to stick to itself.
And here is how I fulfilled the hop requirements:
- Something old ~ Create-A-Critter cartridge
- Something new ~ Cricut Cake and Cake Basics cartridge
- Something borrowed ~ one layer from the multi-layered gator
- Something blue ~ the number one, stripes, and the monogram medallion.
Dee also made some delicious cupcakes that I decorated with cupcake picks. I used Accent Essentials, Create-A-Critter and Cindy Loo cartridges.
Tyler had a wonderful first birthday -- and his Mommy and Daddy were so thrilled with all the items Dee and I created for his party.
It wouldn't be a Blog Hop without some Blog Candy, now would it! I have four sets of clear stamps by Inkadinkado that I'm giving away -- two sets yesterday and two sets today. To be eligible you must leave a comment on each day's post (Saturday's post to be eligible for that day's stamps and today's post for today's stamps) with your e-mail address. I'd love it if you'd like to become a follower of my blog, but it is not a requirement.
Here is today's giveaway:
|The stamp on the left is hard to see -- it has a Cardinal sitting on a branch.|
Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us! Make sure you check in tomorrow at CookingWithCricut.com and see what Chef Nita has whipped up for our Monday Cartridge Showcase!