Saturday, February 19, 2011

A favorite project and winner

Good morning!! have you noticed I'm always saying that. since I typically blog first thing, I guess I am hoping it will help me to have a good morning with you! LOL! I'm typically surprised that I make much sense, because I'm furiously typing away before I've had more then a few swigs of coffee.

oh. maybe I shouldn't say that. and hope you all just think it's part of my quirky charm? HA!
 anywho...
this morning I am sharing another Circle Blog project from several months ago.

 I just want to say again, this is a project I made especially for the Cricut Circle Blog. If you want further information, details, instructions and more, you can go HERE to sign up to be a Circle Member!'

This turned out to be one of my most favorite projects eva. Lemme give you a little background. I used to be a professional cake decorator.

Not at one of those sleepy little places that hardly get any business. Where I worked we were BUSY!

I think home-based cake decorators are wonderful, but for myself, I just don't do it. It's so much work, the cost is very expensive to create your own cakes and icings, and the time to make, decorate, and clean up is ( to me) not worth the little extra income I could make.

So.... I don't do it. HOWEVER... I do love to play, and if it's a special occasion, then I'm willing to try something fun and new.
Which leads me to my project. Using the Cricut Cake Machine, some pie dough, and both Martha Stewart's All Occasion Cake Cart and the Cake Basics Cart. Basically, I cut the pie dough into shapes with my Cricut Cake machine.

I took this....


and turned it into this....


And let me tell you. The kids ATE this up! Not only was the fruit delicious, they ate the salad greens, they ate the pie crust ( which is sprinkled with sugar) and they loved every BIT of it.


Ok- now... I promised a winner for my birthday giveaway last week, which is a wonderful prize pack worth more then $50!!
I'm still having trouble with winner's not claiming prizes, so I guess I will have to put up these unclaimed prizes again. I truly have so much I want to put up for giveaways, I hope that if you are entering, you are coming back to check.

drum roll please.....

my winner is....

Blogger Deanna Cosgrove said...Happy Birthday to you! How sweet that you are giving away a pressie on your bday!

Love that you are using your Cricut. Such a great layout.

I am already a follower---and so glad that I am!
February 12, 2011

congrats Deanna!!  please email me at ibescrapinkris (at) comcast (dot) net. I will return your email within a day, and don't forget to include your shipping info!!


Wanna win something? OK!! I am gonna do A PRIZE PACK WORTH at LEAST $30!! this week. It will include beautiful papers, embellishments, a Cricut item or two and some of my crinkled seam binding!
To win, please leave a comment here, and sign up to be a follower to my blog. US/Canadian shipping addresses only please.

alright alright- HOLD UP!!
I've decided to add on a second giveaway- yeah!!!
Wanna win a Cricut Cake Basics Cart? 
you cannot just buy this cart, they come with the Cake Machine or the Cake Mini, but let me say that the cuts on this cart are FABULOUS for using in your Expression for paper crafts!!
Same rules apply to this giveaway, comment/follow/US/Canadian Shipping only.




Thanks for coming by today, you all hold a special place in my heart- the one right next to chocolate's place!!
 :) 

33 comments:

Melissa said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! What an amazing edible work of art! That is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing this!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Penny said...

This is absolutely stunning. Please don't give me any reason to think I need a Cricut Cake in addition to all my other toys. Penny

KateB said...

totally awesome! I wanna come over and eat and scrap!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jamie said...

I loved this project when I saw it on the cricut circle blog! Beautiful.

craftymom205 said...

Love your project. I am a follower.

Jennifer Chapin said...

Love your project, it's beautiful!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Caryl P said...

Wow, what a generous heart you have, thanks for sharing! I love all that you create with paper and food...wish I could've tried some!

Romy said...

Oh, that looks totally awesome! Such an incredible work of art. That must have taken you ages to complete.

jramsdell said...

Your giveaways are fanatic, I just received the Christmas giveaway last week, can't wait to start using your beautiful seam binding,love it! Thank You!

Jess said...

What a super cool and creative project! I'm a follower and love being inspired by each new post!

Amy C said...

I just love that YUMMY work of art!! I don't think I could eat it because it is so beautiful. Great idea!!

Congratulations Deanna!! Have fun with your new goodies.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Shelley said...

Yummy, yummy, no wonder they ate it up, I'm drooling over it! I've been a follower for quite a while now, wouldn't miss any of your creations!

Catherine Schroeder said...

Geez! Those are excellent prizes! I would love to win! I am already a follower and really enjoy seeing your work! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWOWOWOW! That snack looks fabulous! My mouth is watering! SO FUN!

Thanks for the chance to win! LOVE love love visiting here--just wish I was literally with you and visiting and chatting, scrapping, and crafting! LOVE IT:)

Kristie Maynard said...

What a great project! I can understand why the kids just ate it up, everything looks so pretty and yummy! I have never heard of using it with pie crust like that, what a great idea! I bet you've made some really gorgeous cakes in your time!
kristie at lashotphotography dot com

Pamk said...

wow that looks yummy. don't blame the kiddos for eating it all up.
And sorry you're having trouble with the winners claiming their prizes. I know most of us would be thrilled to win some scrapping goodies and as a cricut deprived person I sure that is someone is lucky enough to have one of those machines would be thrilled to win some goodies for it. lol.

flowerdisco said...

a cake decorator? cool! super cool. my mom used the make the best cakes ever just for fun too.

congrats to the winner of the last giveaway. maybe i get lucky again.

i saw your yummy project at the circle and thought it will be a sin to eat it, lol

Donna said...

That is really original! I don't have the cricut cake :-( It looks like it would be fun to have!
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com
comopark@roadrunner.com

CraftyGirl said...

Wow! You are one generous lady!! Love your work!
bArb :)

Nitasha said...

That is an awesome, delicious-looking and healthy work of art! Your skills are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talents and gifts with your blog followers!

elisaphotoscrap@gmail.com

onescraphappymomma said...

I thought this was a beautiful work of art when I saw it on the Circle Blog. It's so interesting to find out all these little tidbits about you and how they all play into your creative inspiration! Awesome giveway, by the way.

Michele said...

This is one of my most favorite projects from you!!! Such a clever idea!!!

Sandi said...

Thait is an amazing edible masterpiece! I am a fairly new follower and I LOVE your blog and creativity. I would love to win the giveaway of paper crafting items....thanks for the chance and have a wonderful week.

marianne-g said...

You are so generous and such a great designer. This project must have taken hours.

Jodi said...

Wowzers!!! That is soooo cool!!! What a great way to get kids to eat healthy!!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

WOW! What an amazing edible work of art..Love your project. I am a follower... Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Jennifer Stutzman said...

that is amazing!! WOW! I'm glad you said you used to be a pro decorator otherwise i would of felt inferior! LOL

Lucy said...

It is too pretty to eat! I'm already and love to see what you come with. Thanks, Lucy

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, that's me! I even checked out what you did with the Cricut cake but I guess I didn't scroll down far enough to see my name! Thanks so much Kristen and I truly hope you had a very special birthday!!

Denise said...

I'm a follower here. Thanks for the chance at a great prize!
Awesome creation! No wonder the kids went for it... looks delicious!
DeniseB

mga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! You are so talented...I'm always impress with your beautiful creations!!!
Thanks for the chance...I'll love to have this cartridge...


Anabel

tfhankins said...

Kristen, how beautiful!!! You are so creative. This just makes me want more of Cricut stuff. The potential is there, and seeing what I can do, just blows my mind.
You have become one of my favorite blog sites to learn & get ideas for my personal projects for friends & family. God bless,
Thelma Hankins

bfiscus said...

That is nothing short of a masterpiece! What a wonderful centerpiece!