Yes, it’s true, today is my birthday!

Is it lame that I still get excited about my birthday? Each year I view it as a new milestone, and hope and pray for the health, love and happiness of my family. I feel so blessed each year as I know first hand how precious it really is. Granted I don’t like the getting older part. I would swear I was still 23 not turning 33!!  I have so much to be grateful for.

The love and health of my children, husband and myself (and our sweet dog Daisy).

Alexa goes into her 4th year of remission from Leukemia.

My mom has come through her surgery well, and is fighting that big fight against her Cancer.

My niece Gabby with have a brother or sister in October-we find out tomorrow 😀

We have our dream home, complete with craft room.

I have a “job” I love.

What more could a girl want?

OK Enough about me.

How exciting has the May Release been?

You can see more projects today from:

  • Catherine Doucette
  • Pam Imholz
  • Tangii Crain
  • Since it’s my birthday I decided that I would share my favorite project to date!

    I know I have had so much fun creating with all the goodies this month, but this one takes the cake-literally!

    Is this not delicious?

    This was designed using the Oh-Bee Hive template!

    From hive to cake.


    While the Oh-Bee Hive template was designed to be a bee hive, I actually made this sample FIRST! LOL! I was so inspired by the tiered layers, that I had to go where the inspiration first took me.

    I did resize the file by 20% to make my creation a little larger, so it could accomodate my design.

    I knew I wanted a monochromatice cake, with cascading flowers, so this (to me) was the perfect color combination-chocolate!

    What girl doesn’t love chocolate?

    It came out better than I envisioned it to.

    You can create your own version to suit any color combination. We have many cut files that could add the the beauty of this easily.

    I used the stunning flowers from the Petal Perfection © set, cut out using the  Petal Perfections © Cut File!!

    It made creating the cascading flowers on the cake, quick and easy.

    I just stamped the flowers in chocolate ink, then added an adhesive pearl to the flower cetners.

    I added a string of pearls, and pop pom ribbon to the tiered layers for the added details you would see on an actual cake.

    I think we can agree it all really completes the WOW! factor of this cake.

    It only took about 40 minutes to make this. Can you envision gifting this to someone filled with chocolate truffles? Or these as centerpieces at a birthday party, bridal shower, or wedding. OH! These would be stunning wedding favors! You can re-size them to suit your needs!

    Many wondered if there was ROOM in here to fit gifts.


    The directions tell you how you can package up your gifts, while completing your design. Honestly the completed version is a gift in itself, don’t you think.

    That being said I made a card to match!

    Best Wishes

    I felt that would cover ANY event I wanted to gift this for, if I can ever muster the strenght to actuallly give it away! LOL!

    I love versatility in sentiments when creating a gift set that I’m not sure what occasion I want to use it for. It is handy to have some general gifts/cards on hand for last minute occasions, or if you don’t have the mojo or time when the occasion hits.

     I chose the text pattern paper from Fluttering-by © to add to my design.

     I used the same stunning flowers from the Petal Perfection © set, cut out using the  Petal Perfections © Cut File.

    I also used the Occasional Labels © (cut with the  Occasional Label ©) and the Best Wishes was stamped using the Sentimental Occasions © set.

    Well that is all for me.

    I hope to enjoy my birthday today. I am going on a field trip with my son Noah.

    Should be fun 😀

    See you back here tomorrow, for more idea!