I have been on a camping vacation for 2 weeks. Luckily I pre-made my cards for the team challenges. Peanuts has always been a cartoon dear to my heart. I hope you like the Christmas in July card I designed for The Oulawz team.
SGT Joshua W. Yarbrough lost both legs to an IED blast in Afghanistan on June 16, 2011. His family would like to see him receive 1,000 cards from all over America, to help keep his spirits up and let him know his sacrifice is not taken for granted. Click on this link to visit their blog page and follow Josh's progress:
Sending a card is such a small effort, with the potential for big results! Let's meet (and exceed!) the goal of 1,000 cards. At this time he has received 46. Please join me in sending a card to SGT Joshua W. Yarbrough.
A beautiful crafty friend of mine named Brenda brought to my attention this heart wrenching story about a lady named Ethyl. She learned the story from Sheree another beautiful crafty blogging friend who is asking for Get Well Cards for Ethyl. Ethyl had a horrific accident. You can read all about it over on Sheree's blog, Vancouver Island Craft Junkie. Join with us to show Ethyl we are the most giving, kind, crafty people across the world wide web and we care. :D
Here's another fun group I joined at mamabearsholidaycardswap In this swap we were to make 4 gift tags to swap. These are the ones I have created with left over scraps. I sure hope Mrs. Wickland enjoys them!
Above is the before picture of my cake at 3 AM this morning. My hubby didn't take it to work with him and it was to hot for a cake day at the cabinet shop so I was left with the cake alone all day....
This is what happened to it afterwards. I took a trip to the Hobby store and found little fish candies and happy birthdays.. among many other items I didn't intend to purchase. I am so very proud of it! My step son is 20 so I need to look into more adult themed cakes but he will always be our oldest kid! :)
To be honest we haven't had the best of relationships with his son, many lies told by the ex wife and the son to us and yet we are always the ones who seem to be dragged in the mud so to speak. I have been around since his son was 2 years old. And after all we have been through for me to even think about making the cake for him is already quite the shocker. It was hard for me to even let him walk away with it, I wanted a piece of it so badly! We even talked about his mother would probably want to throw it away as soon as it gets there. I begged to differ saying she likes cake, who doesn't like cake? Well call me a liar because sure enough we receive a phone call and his son wants to speak to me. I get on the phone and he proceeds to tell me that my cake icing tastes like his Dad's cigars. How in the world this could even be possible when I was up till 3 AM icing the cake many hours after his father went to sleep. His father was already gone for work when I pulled the cake from the fridge to add the finishing candy touches. The 5 seconds his Dad looked in the cake box and was smoking a cigar while looking at the cake when he arrived home from work could not have possibly tainted the flavor of the butter cream icing. Could it? I feel it is another jab at my kindness towards them and their able to take the opportunity to make me feel upset. Especially when I had just mentioned making cakes to donate for foster children in foster homes. He wanted to make sure he informed me of my cakes before I go making them for others. I have already baked other cakes and not one person has said the cakes weren't delicious. To be honest as sweet as the butter cream icing is I don't know how one could taste anything other than the sugar. But apparently he said it was so bad he almost threw it up.
Now off to rearrange pictures before the hubby arrives home from work. Have to make room for my pictures I bought at 50% off!
Happy Independence Day to all my American friends!
It's my favorite day of the week, Monday! That's right Monday is my favorite day because it's the day we kick off the Greetings Challenge at THE OUTLAWZ, this weeks challenge is easy enough for everyone! Not only is it a great day to kick off the Greetings Challenge it's the kick off for the July prizes to be won for entering the challenges at The Outlawz for the month of July.