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!!!
3" Styrofoam ball cut in half
Styrofoam cone cut from the top
Lightweight spackling for frosting
Blue gel food coloring
Hot glue gun
Pattern paper is American Crafts~ala Carte~Pumpernickel
Tiny brads from my stash
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:
Vicki Wilson scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com
Ashley proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com (via Vicki Wilson)
Kim http://me-makimsplace.blogspot.com/ (via Vicki Wilson)
Wendy http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com/ (that's me)
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!!!