Friday, February 27, 2015

Favorite Recipe Blog Hop-Death By Chocolate

Welcome to our Favorite Recipe Blog Hop.  If you are just arriving to our hop you are in the right place for your first stop and don't forget to visit won't want to miss any of the amazing  Recipes that we have to share with you! 

You should of arrived here from MICHELLE, but if you did not, click HERE to go to the beginning!  

In addition to seeing some awesome recipes and/or projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy! To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, March 7th so you have all week to hop through !

For this hop I am giving away to one lucky winner is this great Project Life Recipe Pages Kit by Becky Higgins. I have one of these myself and I am using it to pulled together all of our families favorite recipes along with pictures, and tips and suggestions to give to my Daughter when she gets married.

So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

So, here is my FAVORITE recipe EVER!!!


-1 Package of Chocolate Cake Mix
-1 Large package of Jello Instant Chocolate Pudding
-1 Large tub of Cool Whip
-1 LARGE Hershey Symphony Bar (or any chocolate bar with toffee chips in it)

Cooking Instructions:
~Follow directions on baking the chocolate cake. You will want to use a rectangle cake pan (9 X 13)
~While cake is baking, mix up your instant Jello Chocolate Pudding and set in the fridge
~Place the Symphony Bar in a large bag, and with a rolling pin, SMASH IT TO LITTLE PIECES...This does work best if the bar is a BIT frozen! 
~When cake is finished, take half of the cake, and place it on the bottom of a mixing bowl. For me, this is typically half of the cake, and I can maneuver the cake to not make any holes.
~Take half of the pudding and spread it on top of the cake. 
~Take half of the Cool Whip and spread it on top of the pudding layer. 
~Take half of the crushed Symphony bar, and spread it all across the top of the Cool Whip.
~ Repeat for a second layer.


Time to ENJOY!!!

Your next stop will be with...


If you get lost along the way here is the entire 

line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.

1. Robin ~

2. Janet ~

3. Miranda ~

4. Alicia ~

5. Connie ~

6. Michelle Kinde ~

7. Jessica Douglass Wilson ~

8. Audrey Dickinson ~

9. Liz Mullen ~

10. Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~

11. Michele Smith ~

12. Rhonda Helm ~

13. Sarah Biswabic ~

Thank you for hopping along with us today, I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jaded Blossom & SVG Cutting Files Monthly Challenges-Valentine's Day!

Hey All!!!

Today, I wanted to share my projects with you for SVG Cutting Files and for Jaded Blossom

They both have a theme of Valentine's Day! 

Jaded Blossom's full theme is to make a Valentine's Day Treat!!! So, that is what I did!!! 

As you know, my kiddo does NOT eat candy, but he DOES eat Lollipops! Since hubby was out of work for so long, I haven't been able to afford to get the Lollipop Die just yet, BUT I WILL!!! I need it for my little man! He is my Lollipop King!! You will occassionally see him with blue lips after having his Blue Lolly! This project is for him! 

Here is my project:

Flag Dies, 
Valentine Bingo Stamps
Sprinkled With Love Stamps
Close To My Heart Heartstrings Paper Pack
Close To My Heart Pixie Twine
Close To My Heart Enamel Hearts 
Heart Wing Lollipop Covers-SVG Cuting Files
Bonding Memories Glue pen
Cricut Explore

Next, here is my project for the SVG Cutting Files "Anything For Your Valentine" project!!!

So, my Valentine is my hubby, Brandon. 

He just started a new job about 2 weeks ago...its day work...which he NEVER has worked..almost 18 years I have been with him...ALWAYS worked nights...

So, a Saturday morning Starbucks run may seem like nothing to some people, but for me and the hubby, we BOTH treasured it! 

Of coarse, I had to take a picture to capture this moment, and this is my gift for my Valentine! A layout that I am dedicating to him of our FIRST normal Saturday as a couple! 

Here is my entry project

Right where my watermark is is where I plan to put my journaling...

How AWESOME are these cups?? I am IN LOVE!!!! 


I Love You a Latte File (for the cups)
Latte Cat File (for the Starbucks symmbol)
Jaded Blossom Java Time Stamp set
Love You A Latte Cricut Cartridge
Black Journal Pen
Red Heart Enamel Hearts Close To My Heart
Cricut Explore
Cricut Design Space

I hope you enjoyed my projects!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Hey All!!! 

Soooo, who is getting STOKED about the Cricut Explore Air LIVE HSN event??? I know I AM! 

Did you know I have a Cricut Group on Facebook?? 

Well, did you ALSO know that I am having a LIVE Event for the launch of the Explore Air on HSN on 2/18/15??? 

Did you ALSO know that with the launch of the new Cricut Machine, I was given a Cricut Explore Wireless Bluetooth Adapter to give away to ONE LUCKY WINNER??? WAHOOOO!!!!

Check out the video below for ALL the details!!!

Here's what you need to do to be a winner:

1) Share this event page! Be sure to use the hashtag #readyforthelaunchofexploreair21815
2) Be sure you are a member of the "I Love My Bug Group-We're shooting for over 2000 members!
3) Share your FAVORITE project you have made so far with your Explore! Show everyone who may not be sure about the machine the CRAZY possibilities out there!!! If you do not have an Explore, but plan to get it on launch day, tell us what you want your FIRST project to be! 
4) Here is the link to the event page:

Winner will be announced on February 18th! 

Good Luck!!!! SHARE SHARE SHARE away!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Science Rocks Blog Hop!

Welcome to the

 Science Rocks Blog Hop 

Come pour and stir, boil and test!
Being a scientist is the best!
 We are so happy you decided to join us for this geeky yet super smart blog hop where we will explore all kinds of Science related projects. You should have arrived from THERESA
If you wish to start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Science Rocks blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an amazing sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

They will be giving one lucky winner a gift certificate to spend on their super cute digital artwork and digital stamps.

Please visit them online at
on facebook at

What do you need to do to win? 

Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

We have your formula for fun!
Ready to have an Explosive time?

Soooo...have you heard of that app, TIME HOP?? Well, that app is what gave me the inspiration for my project today! Here is the picture it showed me a few weeks ago....

Do you know who that is??? 

If you said Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius, you would be RIGHT! And that would ALSO be be the bub!!! 

Jimmy was his FAVORITE cartoon when he was little...he just LOVED watching him! And you know what? Jimmy was a SCIENTIST!!! For Christmas from Santa 4 years ago, Santa got us a trip to Disney, with a pit stop at Nick Suites, just so bub could see Jimmy!!!

SO, when I saw this pic, I KNEW it was gonna be part of my project!!!

Wanna see my project? 

Here it is!

I used ALL OF MY FAV'S in my project! Some Close To My Heart Chalk It Up Paper, Kiwi Lane Templates, Jaded Blossom Stamps, and a cut file from SVG Cutting Files and my Cricut Explore!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project!!! 

Up next is  Melinda! 
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way: