Tuesday, April 7, 2009

EXTENDED Sale… NEW Challenge… FREEBIE… And Melted Panda Bears…

Since Easter is coming up… I thought I would keep my new kit, ‘Joanne’s Eggs’ and the extra egg pack ‘Joanne’s Egg-stra Eggs’ on sale at 25% off for a while longer!  Take advantage of the lower price while you can!



And check out this darling page sent to me by the oh-so-sweet, Marlene!  LOVE this one!

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And since it’s APRIL now… that means I have an ALL NEW Scraplift Challenge up over at DSO!  Click HERE to visit me in the forum there and read all about it!  Just for playing along with me this month, you will receive this posting bonus for FREE!


This set of alphas coordinates with the ‘Joanne’s Eggs’ kit!  The download includes 2 uppercase alpha sets (one with eggs and one without eggs), 2 number sets (one with eggs and one without eggs), and 1 lowercase alpha set (all without eggs.)  Hope you can play along with us! Woohoo!

I had fun this weekend trying my hand at some more ‘decorated cupcakes.’  Remember the butterflies??? Well… so I thought I would try to make Panda Bears.  They were… well… they were… NOT so great!  WAHAHAHA!  I actually ran out of time to finish them properly… so they never did have claws like they were supposed to.  And I couldn’t find anything lightweight to use for the ears… and the chocolate wafers I ended up using were a bit too heavy… they kept sliding down.  LOL!  AND AND AND… I had to take them to a family get-together (for the dessert) and when we packed them into our van to transport them, the heat and vibration from the car made their FACES MELT OFF!!!! LOL!!!  Take a peek:

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The panda bear heads are actually mini cupcakes turned on their sides… and the frosting just couldn’t hold up on the car ride.  A little bit ‘mushy’ eh?  Hee hee hee… Oh well… they were fun to play around with.  But I think I like how my butterflies turned out MUCH better than these little guys.

The get-together I took these melty bears to gave me a chance to snap a picture of my kiddos with some of their cousins.  And of COURSE it’s MY kid who has to throw the ‘oh no you aren’t going to take my picture’ fit!!! Argh!  It was a miracle we even got this ONE shot of him!

Ty in group

All of the other shots we had of him were worse than this one… at least in this one it only looks like he’s trying to escape… instead of throwing a gigantic tantrum!  (Which he WAS doing.) LOL!  Aren’t they a cute bunch!?!?  They are all great kids… we’re lucky to have such a wonderful group of cousins!

Oh… and check out the candy-gram my girls made Matt for his birthday last week:

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Fun huh?  They made up a ‘treasure hunt’ using clues they placed through the house to lead him to where it was!  He had to WORK for his gift… hee hee hee…

I thought I would show ya some fantastic layouts I’ve received lately using one of my kits, ‘Autumn Splendor.’  I know it’s Spring and all… but I’ve received a bunch of these lately… so I just thought I would stick ‘em up here for you to see!  Here is a preview of the main kit:


And here are some layouts… this first one is from a while ago actually… but I never got around to showing it.  It’s from Hutchie!

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These next three are from Marlene:

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And here are a couple more from Bre!

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Aren’t they all great! I LOVE seeing pages using my gear… so fun!  And Breon put together ANOTHER QP to share with you guys… woohoo! 


Here is the download link: (link has expired)

Hope you’re all having a great day… I have to go in to the DENTIST later this afternoon… ugh!  About a third of my very back tooth (on the bottom) BROKE OFF the other day.  What was I eating you might ask?  Bread!  Just regular sandwich bread!  Guess that tooth was REALLY ready to fall apart eh?  LOL!  So… wish me luck… I’m trying out a brand new dentist… haven’t ever been to him before.  Again… I say : UGH.  I do NOT like the dentist…

While I’m off getting my mouth drilled… don’t forget about the extended 25% off sale on ‘Joanne’s Eggs’ and ‘Joanne’s Egg-stra Eggs!’  Have a good one!


Jessica DuHamel said...

Hi Beth. You have a great blog! I was having fun reading through the posts =) Anyhoo ty for stopping by my lil corner of the web. I look forward to getting to know you and all the gals at DSO {{HUGS}}

Kristine said...

Hi Beth!!!

Loved the pics and the cupcakes were too funny!!! I have to tell ya though, I will be swiping the candy-gram idea for Steve's birthday!! He is SUCH a chocolate fiend (loves it almost as much as the Y&R) and I like the idea of him hunting down his gift. Ya wnat it buddy? FIND it. HAHAHHAHA

Jacki said...

The bears are still cute- even if they look a bit sleepy- or maybe they just went to the dentist... sorry! Hope it goes well!
Autumn Splendor is my favorite kit- I love seeing the ideas!!
Matt's bday card is fun... gonna have to copy :)

LouCeeCreations said...

Hello Sweety.save one of those bears for me, I don't mind the droopy ears lol! they will still taste the same.....
I just adore your eggy alpha, it's just the cutest.
And I have enjoyed veiwing the delightful layouts too1
c ya xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 07 Apr [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 08 Apr [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Tami said...

Thank you for the beautiful QP. Your panda cupcakes are adorable. I live where they would be a huge hit...hope I'm smart enough to figure out how to make them. Any pointers?! You're SO clever!

GSCreations said...

OOhh you've been in the kitchen again:) *feeling very guilty* LOL! Gorgeous mouthwatering delights....yum!!!!! Love your Egg ALpha and all the layouts, yikes your kits are SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! Good luck with the DR D, they've never been a favourite of mine either.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Apr. 08, 2009. Thanks again.

Lou Ann said...

The cupcakes are adorable - melting faces and all! Thanks for the beautiful Joanne's Eggs kit and the alpha - just gorgeous. Hope your Easter is filled with family and love!

Nissinen's said...

I love your cupcakes!! Sooo cute

Anonymous said...

Will the April Scraplift Challenge Alpha be available to purchase?

I created my version of April's scraplift & can't seem to compress it enough to upload it to the DSO gallery (big sigh).

Thanks, Samantha


Pamela said...

What a great pic of all the cousins. And the Panda story, too funny LOL!! You ought to see how my pitiful Jello Bunny Mold came out today ROTF!! I just wanted to wish you all a blessed and happy Easter :-)

Bunny Cates, bunnycates.com said...

ummmm I'd eat those pandas, Yumm-ie!!!!

and the candy gram is a FUNTASTIC idea! who came up with that?!

You rock at being a mommy!
my HE-RO!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Do Not Show post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

Mar :-) said...

Hello Beth I am going to thank your sweet words. Thank you dear!
Good weekend.