Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hi Everyone!

One more day until the long weekend, can we say woo hoo?!!! Plus, I get my youngest this Holiday!!! Could only get better if we were with my oldest as well!!! We don't really have any plans yet, guess it depends on what the weather is like. My hubby already told me he did NOT want to go to DC, lol. I knew that already, he never wants to face that nightmare! :)

Today I wanted to share the card I made for my boss's Birthday! She is the "Wonder Woman" in every way!!! The inside of the card says it all!!! I'm also entering it in some challenges which I will list below. I think it turned out really cute & it goes with the whole 4th of July theme. Please let me know what you think!

If you click on the picture you can see that her cuffs & headband are gold.
I downloaded the font from dafont "Badaboom"
Here is the list of Challenges I will be entering this card for (in order by date):

I am really loving these challenges lately, if you want to have some fun yourself, try anyone of these or try , there are sooo many there!!! This is the most organized list of challenges I have ever seen, they make it sooo easy!!!

Digi Stamp-Bugaboo "Dottie-Wonder Woman"  (My Favorite Digi Store)
Copic Sketch Markers
Gold Gel Pen
White Cardstock-PTI
Blue-DCWV Summer Texture
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Stars
Star Buttons-Stash

Wish me luck on the challenges!
As always, Gilby & love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Hope you are having a fabulous day! I wanted to let you in on a REALLY GREAT blogaversary giveaway!!! Melissa from Creating from the Heart is celebrating her 3rd year in the blog world & she is celebrating big!!! She has an awesome blog that I have been a fan of for a while now, you should really check out her work!!!

This is what she is giving away!!!

~ A $150 Gift Card to Michael's Crafts!!

~ Spellbinders GRAND Labels 11 (This is the big one)

AND a....

~ Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine

If I were you, I'd head on over & check it out!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who commented on my cake pops!!!

Gilby & I picked a winner (actually & believe it or not, we picked ( #1!!! How often does that happen???

The winner is...Becky!!! "Ok Wendy, i am going to have to stop hopping! I should have known when I saw the name of this hop that i was going to see some yummy looking treats that i would want to eat! Thanks for the recipe - just what I needed JK. I am already a follower of your sweet blog but i confess it has been a while so now i am going to browse around a little :) "

Congratulations Becky!!! I have your e-mail address so I will contact you for your 411 & send you some goodies. If you don't hear from me by Friday, please contact me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 27, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share the Graduation Card I made for my niece who just Graduated from High School. She wants to be an interior designer & is very excited to attend VA TECH in August!!! She is an amazing artist in mixed media, you name it, she can do it!!!

My nephew (her brother) just graduated from TECH (but his card wasn't as with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science AND I'm very happy to say, that he just got a VERY GOOD job with a software company!!! We are all soo proud of him!!! I may have said this before, but we are big VA TECH fans!!! My hubby went there & my youngest son is hoping to go as well, but he has 2 more years to go at FUMA.

Now, on to my card, it also serves as a gift card/$ holder. I'm entering it for some Challenges as well (they are listed below). I think it turned out really cute, please let me know what you think!

Stamped & Heat Embossed all the Sentiments to make my custom background paper.
The black embossed part is a pocket that we put her Graduation $ in

Shopping out of our Stash - "Tools of the Trade" (Heat Gun)
Scrapbook Sisters - #41 "Anything Goes"
Rainbow Ladys Challenge - "Digi Stamp"
Southern Girls Challenge - "Anything Goes"
ECP Challenges - #41 "Gold
Secret Crafter #140 "Embossing"
Fabulous Friday - "Black, White & One Other"
Digi Stamp-Bugaboo-Ava Graduates
Collection of Stamps-My Pink Stamper (Everyday Occasions & Simply Sweet Occasions)-Our Craft Lounge (Life's a Picnic &Bride &Groom)-Pink By Design (Scripted Year)-Wordsworth (Rubber)
Cardstock-PTI & DCWV (Shimmer)
Prima Flowers (used black ink pad to color them)
Nestabilities-Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Small
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-Divine Swirl (inside of card)
Copic Markers
Gold Gel Pen
Ink-Dew Drop-Galaxy Gold
Clear Embossing Powder
Graduation Cap-Jollee's Stickers (inside of card)
Distress Stickles-Antique Linen (used it as paint on the flower)
Heat Gun

As always, Gilby & I love comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Linked up at the following Linking Parties


Friday, June 24, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Baking Blog Hop!!! Jessica from Baking Up Crafts is our hostess with the mostess today!!! I'm so happy that she invited me to be part of her line up of baking buddies!!!

Your taste buds are going to want some yummies when you are done with this hop, so I hope you get inspired and bake!!! You should have arrived via Sarah from Pink Cricut, she always has yummies on her blog, in fact I got this idea from her & from surfing on you-tube. She also has a yummy beer bread on her blog, so when you're done with the hop be sure you hop on back to hers, because it is super yummy & super simple!!!

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way.

1. Jessica

2. Sarah

3. Wendy (me)

4. Barb  (next)

5. Maria

6. Jen

7. Dana

I baked you some yummy CAKE POPS today!!! Actually made them for my niece and nephew's Graduation Party last weekend. They take a little practice (still haven't mastered it), but they are super yummy!!! There are tons of videos on YouTube & a number of different techniques, so if you want to try these (and you should) I would watch some videos first. I would also practice making them at least once before you decide to take them to a party or event, you don't want to be in a hurry. I learned that the hard way!!! LOL
Only the strong survive...I was not so not strong!!! :D

On the way out to the Graduation Party

Made from what was left over

Baked Cake (I used a box mix)
Frosting (I used a can)
Melting Chocolates (Craft Store)-get them when they are on sale
Lolly Pop Sticks (Craft Store)
Styrofoam Disks (Craft Store)
Shredded Paper for Decoration

Prep-Cover styrofoam with plastic wrap & poke whole in it with a lolly pop stick, I would use one while preparing & a 2nd one after they are decorated.

1. Crumble your baked cake (I wouldn't bake it the same day) with some frosting, I used my Kitchenaid with paddle, you can also use a large spoon & your hands, be sure not to use too much frosting.
2. Take a small ice cream scoop & scoop out the mixture into your hand, roll into a ball. This make sure they are all the same size. Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
3. Freeze for about 15 min.
4. Melt your chocolates in a double boiler
5. Take one end of your stick & dip it in the melted chocolate, then into your cake ball, be careful not to stick it all the way through.
6. Place back in freezer for another 10 min.
7. Form the cake pop at the top to a more round shape & dip in melted chocolate, be careful not to swirl too much or the cake will fall off. Hold the cake pop at a 90 deg angle above the pan of melted chocolate & tap on the stick with a spoon or something & swirl, this will make the excess chocolate come off in a nice manor.
8. Place the cakepop in your prepped styrofoam. At this time you can either cover with sprinkles or wait to cool & decorate with another color of chocolate or however fancy you want to get.
9. Let the chocolate cool completely before you transfer the pops to your other prepped disk

I put my disk in a pie place & then covered with shredded paper.

I do have a little giveaway!!! I like surprises, so the winner will receive bag/box of crafting items...I promise that you will like!  Aren't you glad you stuck around??? LOL

I don't like to force anyone to follow my blog, so that is not a requirement. All you have to do is leave a comment & a way to get a hold of you (in case you win) on this post.  I am, however switching it up a bit this time to where you'll be able to double your chances of winning! For a 2nd entry,  I'm asking that you take a peeksy around my blog, and comment on a different post that you like, then come back here & leave a comment as to which post you commented on (for your 2nd entry). Hope that makes sense. If it turns out that you want to become a follower or subscribe, Gilby & I would be more than thrilled!!! 

Ends at 11:59pm (est) Sunday. Gilby & I will pick a winner on Tues!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all having a nice Father's Day whether it be spending the day with your loved ones, talking to them or just thinking about them! When I spoke with my dad this morning, it sounded like he was going to have a great day just doing what he loves & that's Entarcia (wood working). He was happy that my mom made him eggs benedict for breakfast & she was making steak & baked potatoes for dinner (both sound soo yummy, but I'm on a diet). Was great talking to him, because he's not much a phone person, but I knew today would be a little took him longer to say "let me hand you over to your mother". LOL, that's just one of the things that I love about him though!!!

Here is the card I made for him, followed my the card that Gilby I made for my hubby!!! Didn't realize it until after I made my dad's card that I had used the same image last year & the same paper line. I hope he doesn't notice when he gets it. Yep, I said tomorrow, I thought for sure he would have received it by Saturday, since I mailed it on Tuesday (he's in WA St. & I live in VA). Guess I'm going to have to start sending things a week in advance, I'll remember this next month when it's his birthday. Any hoodle-hoo, he'll be surprised tomorrow!!!

My hubby loved his card, also probably had something to do with how silly Gilby was acting!!!
Gilby was sooo funny, my hubby &  I both had wished we had a camera. When it was time to give him his card I called Gilby over to the couch, well he was soo excited when he saw that we were giving daddy a card! I told him to give it to daddy & as I was handing it to my hubby, Gilby snatched it away in his mouth & started to give it to me!!!!! He did this like 3 times!!! LOL, my hubby &  I were cracking up, it was hysterical!!! Even when typing this now, it still makes me laugh!!!
For as long as I can remember, my dad has had a Mustache, so I thought this would be a fun idea! I have a picture of him (I was just a baby), where he was wearing a fake "handlebar" mustache for a costume party!
You will want to click on the next image to see all the fun facts, especially if you're a fan of the Handlebar Mustache! LOL
He's wobbling

I am also entering these for some challenges!!!!

Both cards are being entered in the following challenges:

"Dad" is being entered in the following challenges: - Bloggers Challenge-Masculine Card/Project

Dad Card~"Dad" is from the Beyond Birthday cart, used an eyelet to hold the card together
Cardstock~DCWV~The Guy Stack
PKS-Retro Doll Faces
"Fun Facts"~Research on the internet (I forg
Hubby's Card~Puppy Image is from (they have some really cue SVG files there!!! I used my Cricut & MTC to cut out all the piecings. What's great about this place, is that along with the image you get the pattern as well. Each piece has a number, I have to say it made it soo easy, especially since I cut it them all out in white.
Cardstock~DCWV~Animal Crackers
Stamps~"I woof you"~PBD~Furry Friends (couldn't wait to use this set!)
Heart~Stamps by Judith
Prisma Coloring Pencils
Sentiment/Font on the inside~My own/Catchup

Wish me luck!
As always, Gilby &  I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Hi Everyone!
Today, I thought I would share a necklace & earring set I made for my BFF's Birthday. I have dabbled in making jewelry before, but I am definitely a newbie at this. I have a hoard of beads, etc...from when I first wanted/started making jewelry, so I thought I would start to use the things I already have. You may see some other jewelry posted soon, as I'm kind of in that mode right now. These are perfect colors for my BFF, so I hope she will like the necklace & earrings even though, they are a bit late for her Birthday!
The pictures aren't that great, as the colors are much brighter. Think I may need to fire my photographer (hubby), actually think we need to read up on our camera!!!

There are a number of different kinds of beads on here; wooden, swartzki crystal, glass & some there are some that I don't know what they are. There was a time when I would go to the Salvation Army, Antique Shows and would pick up necklaces, etc.. just for the beads (yes, I cleaned them). You can find some great things to recycle at these places, even yard sales.

As always, Gilby & I LOVE your comments...his tail just wags away when he see's me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to make sure you knew about Sarah's great giveaway!!! She also has her new Stamp release tomorrow night as well. Be sure to check it out!!!

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