Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweet Love

Good Morning Crafty Friends,

Sorry it has been a little bit since my last post. I have been working very hard with my students and it was getting quite exhausting as we patiently awaited the arrival of Spring Break! It has now arrived, well actually it arrived a few days ago, but I've been a busy bee in those few days. :) I have so many projects that I have worked on over the past few weeks, that I finally have time to blog about! So look for those throughout the week.

Yesterday, my boyfriend and I celebrated being together for 7 years!!! It's so hard to believe that it has already been that long! Every moment of the past 7 years has been a learning experience for the both of us. I would not trade him for anyone in the world. We definitely belong together and the best thing is that no one can break the bond that he and I have created! :)

So of course I had to find a way to put some of my craftiness into showing him how much I appreciate and love everything that he has done in the last 7 years and the wonderful and sweet man that he is!

He is a big gamer and every gamer needs their fuel, right! LOL! So I decided to make him a goodie basket full of some of his favorite treats that he can munch on while playing Call of Duty! The twist is that he only got 7 treats one for each year that we have been together!

I made this cute tag to go on the front of the basket by using one of the preloaded shapes on the Imagine and of course I had to use my K. Andrew Design Stamps. The sentiments are from the following sets It's Valentine's, Fall-O-Ween, Coffee & Tea for You & Me, and Winter Wishes. Talk about versatility! I had to hand write the "7" because I didn't have a stamp for that!

I also made a card to accompany the basket. It is very simple and I love how it came together! It was a Cricut-less card that used a lot of the scraps that I had in my crafty space!

I'm not sure if you can tell, but the red heart in the center is popped up because I really wanted our love for each other to be the focal point!

This is the inside of the card, which also uses K. Andrew Design Stamps. This set is called All In the Family and it is one of the newest sets that have been released.

What would any celebration be without a sweet treat! I have another passion besides teaching and card making and that is cooking! I love to cook and try my hand at making so many different meals and desserts. For this special occasion I decided to try my hand at making a Chocolate Oreo Cream cake that I found at Real Mom Kitchen. We both like Oreos and every now and then chocolate so I thought that it would be fun to try! It turned out very DELICIOUS!

I jazzed the edges up a little bit with some of the leftover oreo crumbs that I had, rather than let them go to waste! :)

Well I just wanted to share with you some of the craftiness that I was up to yesterday! I'm off to clean the crafting space a wee bit so that I can just mess it all up again! LOL! Be sure to check back this week to see some of the projects that I've worked on!

I'm also entering this in this week's Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #59- Sketch

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!


Cheri said...

Congratulations Lynda! I love the card. Your cake looks so yummy.


Cre8tiveVet said...

I may have to steal this idea for an easter basket for my hubby. You did an amazing job and that cake looks awesome! thanks for joining us at DCD.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful ideas. Now I'm wanting cake.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great ideas. TFS.

Candy said...

Congrats on the 7 years. Great gift idea and love your heart card. Great take on the sketch.
Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

Creative Diva said...

What a cute card! Love the paper you used. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.


Heather said...

Congratulations! Your card is really cute and the basket of treats is such a good idea. Way to incorporate all those stamp sets for the tag! That cake looks delicious - I'm off to check out that recipe. TFS!

Gerda said...

What a great card. I love the paper colors you used.
Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Georgiana said...

Those heart are a perfect touch to this sketch. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

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Heather Everson said...

This is so cute! The cake looks so yummy! Hope it was wonderful celebration. Congrats on 7 wonderful years :)


Sugarlips said...

This is such a cute idea. I love it. The bucket is cute and you did a fabulous job on the card. I love the colors on it.

Thanks for linking up to be a guest designer. :)

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K Andrew said...

Girl you are so awesome--you are just rocking my stamps--thank you my friend!
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