Sunday, June 24, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Birthday Blog Hop: Day 2

Welcome back to day two of and Design Teams' June Blog Hop. It's another day full of great birthday inspiration with different set of designers and projects. If you have come from visiting my dear friend Charlotte at A Little Bit of Detail then you are in the right place! If you would like to start at the beginning of the party, please head over to

This month our hop theme is all about Birthdays!  And when Melin discovered that my birthday fell on our scheduled Blog Hop she decided to drag me out from behind the scenes at CWC-PCW and put me in the spotlight (not a place I am too comfortable being).  She then challenged our Designers to make birthday inspired projects with a “Jen” theme in mind. Here is what she said:  Our go-to-gal is a die-hard Florida Gator Fan. So we decided to use elements on our projects that reflected our GATOR FOR LIFE Gal’s FANCY -- Florida, The Florida Gators and anything that would make you think of the Sunshine State. 

So yesterday was my actual birthday and we had 11 adults and 6 children (5 of whom are four years of age and under) over to swim and for a cook-out.  Needless to say, I did not get the project finished that I wanted to share with you today.  However, here are the tags I made for our ice cream sundae bar:

I used the Cricut Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge.  The brownie "flags" were cut at 11 1/4" wide (orange paper) and 9 1/4" wide (white paper) -- then I cut them in half to create the two flags.  The jar labels were cut at 3" high (orange) and 2 3/4" high (white).

Here are the cute little rascals that kept me so busy that I was just too tired to finish my project . . .

8 year old daughter, Demi.

2 year old grandson, Dylan

6 month old nephew, Everett (Rett)

17 month old nephew, Evan

4 1/2 year old niece, Layla

3 year old niece, Lexie
They all LOVED the make-your-own-ice cream sundae bar (so did the adults)!!  It was a wonderful afternoon filled with family, friends and lots of yummy food!
I want to say a HUGE thank you my dear friend Melin and all of the CWC & PCW Design Team members -- thank you, ladies, for being such wonderful friends.  I am truly honored that you all chose to celebrate my birthday and I love all of the beautiful things you made.  I am one lucky gal to have you all in my life -- you have been such a blessing to me!!

I'm the caboose on this party train, but make sure you head over to CWC and leave a comment for a chance to win some great blog candy!  

~ Jen


Melin said...

Oh my goodness Jen! Your "little guests" look like they had such a great time! I SO WISH I could have been there. WE are so honored to have you in our lives! What a blessing the Lord gives each of us for times, moments, family and friends such as this! Be blessed girlfriend!

Anonymous said...

As if the sundae bar wasn't enough itself, what a beautiful presentation! And beautiful children to enjoy your birthday with. I'm so glad you had a great day, Jennifer. You deserve it!

Michelle said...

awwww.JEN!! Your kiddos (demi, nieces and nephews) are SO STINKIN ADORABLE!!! How could one NOT have fun!! I am so super happy you had a great birthday. I love how you decorated for your party with all the cute details of the tags and what not. Relax today and enjoy all your work you put into this past weekend celebration!!


Hattie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time on your birthday!! It is always special to spend time with family and friends and eat delicious goodies from an ice cream bar. (Any turtle brownies left???? Those are my favorite!)

aka Frank-LEE Speaking (SITM) said...

Hey Jen,
So glad you had a great time. I'm going to have to steal that Ice Cream Sundae Bar. It looked really yummy. the CWC & PCW DT Did A FABULOUS JOB on your Birthday Tribute. What a talented group you all have. Enjoy the rest of your weekend girl. Smooches... Felicia

Marji said...

I want some brownies!! Looks like you had a great day! It was an honor to celebrate with you in spirit :)

Marji said...

So thrilled to be able to celebrate your birthday with you in sprirt! It's an honor to be on the design team with you!

Charlotte said...

Hey there birthday girl. Love the tags you made for the sauces. These little ones are all so adorable. It is easy to tell there is a lot of love and joy in your family. have a great day, Gator Neighbor!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday, Jen! Looks like you had a great day. (And those kids are more beautiful than any craft you could have made and posted!)

scrappingnana said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

Larelyn said...

It looks like it was the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Creative M said...

Happy Birthday Jen!!!Looks like the kids everyone had an awesome time!!!The tags and flag are Super Cute.I could not stop starring at the brownies....LOL
Great Display!!!

Jill said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad Melin chose to put you in the spotlight! You deserve it! Smiles, Jill

Moments by Marla said...

Happy Birthday Jen!!! It looks like your party was a big hit. All of the little ones are just adorable and loved the pool. The brownie suhdaes sound really yummy!!!

Suzanne said...

Great pics of all your cutie patooties. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing day. You so deserve it. Happy Birthday one more time.

marg0006 said...

Happy B-Day JEN! Love those scrumptious brownies.

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silvia said...

Jen, it looks like you have a fabulous birthday!!

Kris Dietz said...

Looks like such a fun day!

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Becky Litz said...

I want to come and play at your house! pool and icecream, YES PLEASE! Happy Birthday!