Skip to main content

Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars!

Today we are celebrating the 40th(!!) anniversary of the original Star Wars movie. The current generation cannot possibly understand how amazing this movie was to us back then. Special effects today seem boundless and it is more difficult to surprise us these days, but back then, what seems so ordinary now was simply out of this world (pun intended!).  

Of course, in my family, this means that there is going to be some form of cake or cupcake. Since we made a BB-8 cake for May the Fourth (see here), we decided on some cupcakes for our Rogue One viewing party. 


We took a little walk on the dark side for these Darth Vader chocolate fudge cupcakes.  Darth Vader, seen here looking a little battle-scarred, was made from black candy melts and a silicon mold that I found on Amazon.  I had some trouble with air bubbles in the mold, hence the scarring, but with the addition of a fondant star and some star sprinkles (abundantly available with the holiday weekend ahead), I think it is an appropriate way to celebrate this cultural icon. Sometimes our "vision" doesn't work out exactly what we plan, but it doesn't take away from the fun! Special thanks to my cousin Gail for candy melt tips! 

We also have to decorate (of course) and so I made this banner for the fireplace. 


I found a similar garland at www.maythefourthbewithyou.com and she links the reader to iconfinder.com for svg files.  I uploaded these images to my Cricut, made some changes (especially to the Stormtrooper) and cut them from there.  


No Cricut?  No problem, maythefourthbewithyou.com has pdf files that you can use as a pattern for your own decorations.  


We will be viewing the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, tonight.  It is the perfect pre-holiday weekend-weather is/has been awful way to enjoy an evening and a cultural and historic event. 

May the Force be with You! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

~Cynthia

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

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
Amazon!
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 …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  



A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  



This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  



I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 


They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …