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Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!

Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-

a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of

of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-

Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …


I don't know a thing about golf, but I am pretty sure that we have had the most beautiful golfing weather this spring.  Sunshine almost everyday, with weather in the 60s and 70s- Beautiful! So when my cousin planned a golfing birthday for my uncle, I knew that he was going to have a great time and I knew that I wanted to have a small part in the celebration. 

So, I made the cake. 

The cake is almost entirely edible, everything but the bamboo skewer flag pole, that is. The grass is made with one of my favorite icing tips- I call it the grass tip, but it also becomes fur for Easter bunnies, puppy dogs and bears, when needed.  The sand is crushed vanilla wafers.The golf club is fondant covered spaghetti and the ball is fondant. (The original plan was for the ball to be a Sixlet, but it was too big.).  

It is a simple cake, but fun to make and I think he enjoyed it! 

Whether it's golf or something else that you enjoy this time of year, I hope you are having a great spring!  And oh, ye…

April Showers!

With all of the Easter festivities this past week, I did not get a lot of time in my craft room. Even with everything going on, I did not want to miss this week's Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge: Spring, so I made this simple little note card to send to a friend. 

Challenge #299-Spring
Make a project about Spring.
The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring a $25 gift card at
Amazon! To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

If it isn't a card, you will get two entries into the drawing!

This sweet little duck from the "Create a Critter" Cartridge just makes me smile. She is anticipating April Showers with her sweet little rain boots and coordinating umbrella.  Of course, any fashion-forward duck is going to have a cute little bow with a little bling to round out the look! 

Helping the Easter Bunny!

In our family we take Easter Egg Dyeing to new heights.  There is competition. There are materials used that cannot be found in any Paas Kit. There is even a trophy. And before you ask how old my children are, please know that there are no more young children in my family.  We are all adults.  But we have fun and usually the competition doesn't get too ugly! 

But before we can have fun, someone has to prepare the eggs.  I hate this task.  Boiling eggs is not too difficult if you just want a few, but when you boil enough eggs for ten grown-ups bent on winning the Coveted Golden Egg Trophy, you have to spend some time in the kitchen.  I never have enough pots (or patience!) to get them boiled all at one time and believe it or not, I have to look up the "recipe" every year! And some of them always crack.  
A couple of years ago I found some instructions for baking eggs instead of hard-boiling them.  This year, I decided to give it a try when making a salad.  I will never hard…

Even The Easter Bunny Gets Thirsty!

I went out to visit my daughters this weekend and wanted to take a little pre-Easter treat.  I found some water bottles in my stash of craft supplies and decided to embellish them for Easter, just in time for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge with an Easter theme. 

The bunny is from the "Doodlecharms" cartridge- one of my first and one of my favorites. The font is from a standard Cricut font from "Design Space", I don't know the name. Honestly, I did not want to use these letters, but I could not use my favorite "Type Candy Font- Better with Chocolate".   There was an issue with Design Space last week and I could not use the font without going back to my old machine with the actual cartridge.  I called Customer Service and they were quite nice and the problem (on their end, not with my machine) was remedied overnight. But working on a tight schedule forced me to use this font for my "Hoppy Easter" message.  I think it still turned out cute and…