Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to It's A Joy 2 Scrap's April Fool's Day Blog Hop!!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic Friday!!!  If you came here from Jillian's at http://www.jillianbeancrafts.com/, you are in the right place. However, if you happened upon my blog, please head over to April's at It's A Joy 2 Scrap's blog so you don't miss any of the fun! I just want to thank April for inviting me to play, this is only my 2nd Blog Hop, so I'm super excited!!! There are lots of talented ladies on this hop, so I hope you enjoy!!!

  
For this hop, we were asked to create a project that “tricks the eye.” I didn't want to make a card, I wanted to do something arts & crafty, as I haven't done anything like that in while. I have to tell you, this was a tough one for me, but all of a sudden it just hit me!

I have totally been in the cupcake mode lately with watching all the cupcake shows on TV, how could I not! I LOVE cupcakes, LOVE to make them & eat them!!! So I decided to make a "faux" cupcake, there were lots of great blogs & u-tube videos with tutorials. I had really wanted to make something a bit more grand than this, but work & family obligations kind of got in the way,  I was down to the wire on this one. BTW, notice the M.S. Cupcake Cookbook??? I highly recommend it, there's a chocolate frosting recipe in there that's to "die for"!!!
 
BTW, MY KITCHEN IS NOT ORANGE! LOL!!!






Supplies:
3" Styrofoam ball cut in half
Styrofoam cone cut from the top
Lightweight spackling for frosting
Blue gel food coloring 
Hot glue gun
Paper crimper
Pattern paper is American Crafts~ala Carte~Pumpernickel
Tiny brads from my stash
Real candle

Here are a couple of blogs I got the idea from, they both have really good tutorials and their ingredients are similar.

I found Lisa's http://lisatutmanoglesby.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/08/almost-good-enough-to-eat.html to be the quickest for me since I was in such a time crunch. She has a  some real cute ones. *TIP* I used a frosting spreader (not sure if that is the technical name)instead of a putty knife.

Emily's, from http://www.craftyavenue.com/school/articles/entry/9/94/ are really cute too, she has a bit more ingredients and steps to follow, but they look like they are worth it. It's also a great blog for all things crafty!
NOW BACK TO THE HOP!!!

Next in line is KAYLA from http://myscrapbookinghideaway.blogspot.com/. Her blog is so cute, I love the over all design of her blog and she is super talented! I like how she goes from something so cute to something beautiful, she covers it all.
If you get lost along the way, here is the line up of my fellow crafters:

Elaine expressionsbyelaine.blogspot.com


Vicki Wilson scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com

Darlene  www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com

Lindsey lageorgiapaperie.com

Tammy http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/

Kara http://karassweetcreations.blogspot.com/

Amy www.lovetocrop.com

Ashley proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com (via Vicki Wilson)

Janice http://cricutology.blogspot.com

Tonia www.pigtailsandpapertrails.blogspot.com/

Kim http://me-makimsplace.blogspot.com/ (via Vicki Wilson)

Janice http://craftingeek.blogspot.com/

Jillian http://www.jillianbeancrafts.com/

Wendy http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/   (that's me)

Kayla myscrapbookinghideaway.blogspot.com

Jenny http://scrapwithjenny.blogspot.com/

Patty http://craftykitten1.blogspot.com/

Tiffany http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com

Carlene www.misspinkcricut.blogspot.com

Krystal http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com/

Jenny http://www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://madebymisha.blogspot.com/

Linette http://moonscrapper.blogspot.com/

Katie www.kwilliamskreations.blogspot.com

Debi http://www.debican01.blogspot.com/

I don't know about you, but after all this cupcake talk, I could really use something sweet, so how about some Blog Candy?!?!!!  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and a way for me to contact you. I don't require that you become a follower, but if you would like to, Gilby and I really appreciate it!  :D

Don't forget! If you leave a comment on all the blogs by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. CST. You have a chance to win some fabulous prizes. I'll announce the winner (random.org) of my candy on Monday night. How about some paper ribbon.....just in time for Easter!



Thanks for stopping by!!!

54 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! And what a mean trick, putting MS Cookbook there, now I have to make cupcakes!!
    I am holding my 1st blog hop, please
    come to my blog for more info & to join me!

    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  2. So cute!!!! I love the blue too. I think you did an awesome job
    TFS
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  3. Now I want to make cupcakes!! LOL!
    SO cute... TFS!

    ~Janice "The Craftin' Geek"
    http://craftingeek.blogspot.com/

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  4. I just love your cupcake. If I was to serve those at my house I would have a riot on my hands unless I had some real cupcakes for after the laugh.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  5. Beautiful Project and prefect for April Fool's Day! ;) Tfs and have a great day. :)
    stars paper passion at gmail dot com
    starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

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  6. What a cute idea! I will have to make some of these to "fool" my family! LOL
    Tammy
    http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com
    otrbanks at earthlink dot net

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  7. That is so cute. Great trick :)

    iluvkatie74
    at yahoo
    dot com

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  8. YUM!! Your 'fake' cupcake rocks!! I'd say I wanna make cupcakes now, but I really just wanna go buy some :) hee hee...

    Thanks for participating in the HOP!! I'm your newest follower!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  9. Super cute! :) Looks good enough to eat! :)

    Krystal
    http://www.krystalskreativity.blogspot.com
    kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

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  10. That frosting looks good enough to eat! I might have to add these to the dinner menu for tonight, lol!
    misha_113 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Wow!!! I thought the frosting was definitely real!!! I am hungry now...got to find something sweet!

    Hugs,
    Angela

    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  12. How delightful is that cupcake creation!!??!!

    I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you! Darling photo of your pup!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
    lillianchild at cox dot net

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  13. This is super cute and funny, well maybe not to whoever bites into it! hehehe! TFS!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

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  14. Great project! It looks so real. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  15. How could that cupcake not be real - it looks so yummy! Great project, TFS!
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

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  16. Looks delicious, but I will pass on the spackle frosting. I will have to look into the MS cookbook though.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  17. Love the puppy and the cupcake! Who doesn't like cupcakes???!! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Have a great day!

    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  18. Yummie - tastey project. New folloer.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline
    madebyjacqueline@yahoo.ca
    Ps – I got a hop that started to day too – tons of candy – click here

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  19. How cute is that! Cupcakes are my weakness.I love the looks of them and I adore making "paper" ones more than the real "cake". Great job!
    Kathlee
    kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  20. Looks yummy! but I will have to pass,not enough calories for me (lol)
    wiglo@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Your cupcake is sooo cute!!!! Some of those would be so cute setting around at a birthday party. Just love it!!! I'm a new follower. :0)
    cindymarshall63@hotmail.com

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  22. I love your project...look so yummy!! Thanks for sharing!! I am a new follower of yours!! Please pop over to my blog and check it out too:)

    sherrie k.
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  23. Your faux cupcake looks yummy! :)


    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  24. This cupcake would make a great centerpiece.
    I love it.
    meagain20002000@yahoo.com

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  25. that looks so life like!! Great job :)

    joanieodonnell at hotmail dot com
    http://cardsbyjo-jo.blogspot.com/

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  26. That cupcake looks good enough to... very cute!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  27. Love your cupcake with no calories and thats no April Fools - lol. I am a new follower.
    mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

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  28. OMG that looks like it would taste so good! lol
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

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  29. I really like your cupcake. I guess this would be a calorie free one. April Fools!
    I am a follower and am looking forward to your new creations.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  30. With this little cupcake sitting around the house, it would make me drool for a real one. You did a great job on it.

    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  31. Just popping around the hop seeing what everyone else made.

    This was so unexpected and really caught my eye! I am so excited to make one!!! TFS! I am a new follower :-)

    www.misspinkcricut.blogspot.com

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  32. Very cute. It is lunch time here and, now, I want a cupcake. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  33. How cute! Happy belated April Fool's Day and thanks for the chance to win :)
    -Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  34. That cupcake is yummy looking! Great job! TFS!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

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  35. Super cute and great idea. TFS
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  36. Forgot to tell you I have a blog award for you on my site. ;0)
    http://oneagleswings-tabitha.blogspot.com/

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  37. Oh my goodness! This really does look good enough to eat! You're making me hungry!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com
    lisastuf at gmail dot com

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  38. This looks good enough to eat! I'm so excited to start following you and so glad I could participate in this hop with you :)

    Tiffany
    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

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  39. This looks so good! Not a nice trick if someone is craving a cupcake! LoL

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  40. I am hungry now . Too cute. I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  41. Love your faux cupcake! So happy to be in the blog hop with you!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com

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  42. Cute cupcake Wendy! It looks good enough to eat! Lucky thing I am not on your fool's list :) Thanks for the links - this would be fun to play on my kids :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  43. great cupcake! I will take that with a coffee! joydee1963@yahoo.com

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  44. very cute! I love it... Glad I could come across your blog and a fellow hopper!

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  45. Wendy, Thank you for participating in my first blog hop! I'm glad you let me know it was spackling and not icing...it looks good enough to eat!

    I hope you had fun creating and hopping.

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com

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  46. awesome! love this site. became a follower and e-mails.
    parkernana5@cox.net

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  47. cute idea! thanks for sharing, a new follower...
    smith52706 at gmail dot com

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  48. LOL! Love it! would be really funny to see someone get a mouth full of styrofoam!

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

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  49. Oh wow how sweet. Just darling.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  50. Wendy, I sure did enjoy being in the hop with everyone. I was wowed by all the great projects. Hugs, Debi

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