Friday, September 21, 2012

Well if you're looking for some yummy projects and perhaps a yummy recipe to try, you're in the right place! Today we're doing our version of cupcake wars, and unlike the TV show of that name, there are NO losers here! Lots of great ideas to try and a chance to win some blog candy! My giveaway today is the Cricut Lite Cartridge- Cupcake!

 How do you win? Well, everyone has worked so hard on their projects for today, please leave a comment, a little love over at their blogs. If you're not a follower, please follow me! Why? Because I love to craft, and I used to share my creations with my Mom, who was always my biggest fan, but since her passing in 1995, I miss her and her comments. So when you leave me a comment, at least I know I haven't crafted in vain... Perhaps I'll have something that will inspire you to try! I use Random.Org to pick a winner on Monday morning! That should give everyone a chance to hop through the blogs and leave their comments.
Other blogs along the way may have some blog candy offering as well.
The complete line-up will be following my project, so check it out and at least with these cupcakes, you won't be gaining any weight.....
I chose a chipboard purse/book that I purchased over at http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/2012/08/good-morning-and-welcome-to-our-august.html

I saw this on her blog, and she opened a store and I just had to purchase it! I knew I wanted to use it for my project for today. Let me post a photo of it.
I used a pack of CTMH pink patterned paper. It's from years ago... (I'm a hoarder) but thought it'd be perfect for this. I used Washi tape (2) along the bottom of the front.

Now I haven't completely embellished the front or the inside tags. Why? Well, I thought I was going to do one thing, but while I was working on it... discovered we're going to have a new granddaughter this November. We just had a new grandson, so with the first granddaughter and grandson, now we'll have 4! (I don't count the other child's dogs, but she insists they're my granddogs..) anyway, so I thought maybe I'd do this a different way.. Now I'm just undecided.... may just go with the oldest one from birth to 11, and as she's turning 12 in February, could do this for her birthday. Yes, that might be doable.. now to February to decide and finish it... LOL  Who else has projects that aren't done, maybe never will be done.. I know I'm not the only one!
Here's the inside of the book so far.


I love how there are the inside covers, and with 6 tags, inside and out, that's 24 places to stash photos, quotes, or other embellishments. I have a plastic tray that I"m putting all my pink things in, or things I might want to use on this in so they are all together. That's another problem I have, where did I put that??? These trays from the dollar stores are great to group together upcoming projects and all in one place when I'm ready to work.
Perhaps just too much to choose from....

Now for my recipe- I was scoping out the web.. and found a recipe called Crunch-A-Bunch Cupcakes. It's from the Kellogg's people. Who doesn't love Rice Krispies? They took the rice krispy recipe and had the kids make them into a ball (like popcorn balls) and put in a cupcake liner. That gives the kids a top to ice and decorate, just like cupcakes. How easy is that? You know they're gonna love buttering their hands, and making that into a ball and then decorating that! It'll be a great way to keep them busy during the upcoming holiday season and they could help make a treat for everyone!

Don't they look luscious? When we make rice krispy treats, we just cut the pan into however many are here at that time.. One big treat and we're all happy! LOL For the recipe or more ideas, check out the link below.
http://www.ricekrispies.com/en_US/recipes/crunch-a-bunch-cupcakes.html#/en_US/recipes/crunch-a-bunch-cupcakes
Thanks for stopping by my blog...wish you could reach right through the screen and grab a cupcake! Here's the line-up for your next treat! Head to Ashley- http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/ from here.

Janet- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/   You ARE Here!
Ashley - http://especiallymade.blogspot.com      Next Stop!
Amanda-http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com
Amber-http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Melissa -http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Christina - http://cema1cema.blogspot.com
Pam - http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
Laurie - http://mincedpaper.blogspot.com
Jessica - www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com
Connie http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com

30 comments:

  1. What a adorable mini album, the colours are just perfect for the new bundle of joy that will be coming into your lifes. I miss have little ones around, you are so lucky! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge, this is one I don't have so it would be just awesome to win.
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  2. Janet I love the mini album! Wonderful idea for the "rice krispie" cupcakes! I will have to make those for my kids! Christina

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  3. Janet. You are just so danged creative. I aspire to be on your level someday!

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  4. How Fun, I'll be back tomorrow!!!!!! Love your Mini!!!

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  5. This mini is adorable Janet! I do the same thing with little baskets as you do with the trays, it really does help! I can't take the place of hearing sweet words from your Mom (I know what you mean) but I'm sure she would call you a 'superstar'!

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  6. Wow...Im so glad i came across your blog..You do such beautiful products...Looking foward learning from you...Your Cupcake album is darling...Thanks for a chance to win cartridge...Many Blessings

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  7. i really like the cupcake its adorable

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  8. What fun I am having now that I've found your blog and learning new techniques!!! What a nice idea to share your work and treats with others.

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  9. What a cute Mini Album and the colors are Great!! Thanks for sharing and I have been A follower here for a while!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  10. I like that your mini album is made of tags.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  11. Your Mini Album is super adorable... Congrats on the soon to be grandbabies.. I know your super excited! November is a Great Month! This was such a fun Hop to be a part of it! Thanks so much!
    pinkpolkadotscrapping@yahoo.com

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  12. Janet this album is amazing!! I want to make one!! <3 it! Thanks so much for having me on this amazing hop of talented ladies!! <3 <3

    Jess
    www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

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  13. That is so super cite! And love the use of tags! Don't worry, I'm a hoarder too! Gotta have stuuf for crafts, right?

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  14. So pretty and how well put together. Beautiful colours and details. TFS and a new follower:-)

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  15. Super Cute!!!!Adorable!!Loev it!
    Migdalia

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  16. Super cute projects and those cupcakes look so delicious! Thanks so much for hosting this "sweet" hop! :)

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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  17. omgosh that album is absolutely adorable

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  18. Janet, your little mini album is just beyond cute! I LOVE all the details you added! Great great job!
    I can't wait to see all the other yummy projects!
    Teresa
    www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute album!! And what fun rice crispy treats!! Thanks so much for having me in your blog hop!
    Scrappy hugs,
    Connie
    http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

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  20. Janet, I love what you said about your mom in your opening paragraph! Precious. Your mini is adorbs and I'm going to try my hand at a couple of these for Halloween!

    mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

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  21. that is simple adorable janet. a grand daughter in november? really? so am i! my dil is due the 23rd. she's in her 31st week...congratulations...we'll have to share pics and stories.

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  22. Love your album and yes I have projects that are not done yet...LOL Congrats on the new grandbabies. I get my 2nd grandson in Dec. Thanks for having me in your hop!

    Laurie

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  23. So fun. Thanks so much for including me in this hop. I love the rice crispy treats too...

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  24. I'm a new follower of your blog, because I love it! Your cupcake project is SO stinkin cute, LOVE it. Also love the rice crispy cupcakes, might have to whip some up for my boys today! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This is adorable. Congrats on the new grandbabies.

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  26. CONGRATS on a FAB blog hop(love the yummy theme) and also on the new GB!! You know I always enjoy reading your posts. I envy your ability to not only create a visually perfect mini album, but to be able to do a write up that has me chuckling my way through...what talent!!
    I'm also waiting on our 1st Grandson in Dec. and we have a new furbaby "Yorkie" puppy as of yesterday.

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  27. I love blog hops and those rice krispie cupcakes are so cute and sound delicious. I am a anew follower and have been a subscriber for a short while. Thanks for sharing.

    Sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  28. Hi. New visitor/follower. I may have missed the hop, but it gave me the chance to FIND you!! I love your project choice; and the PINK! I look forward to your future posts!
    jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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