Friday, July 8, 2011

Nautical Expedition

Thanks so much for joining me this week in another giveaway. This week I am giving away this retired MFT stamp set called Icing on the Cake. To win, please just leave a comment on this post and I will post the winner next Friday.

I loved reading everyone's kind comments and well wishes. I had a wonderful birthday. We went out to dinner and my children sang Happy Birthday and I blew out my candle on my Baskin Robbins chocolate chip ice cream fudge roll cake (my favorite!). There is nothing like having an earnest 3 year old Lily singing the birthday song with all her might! They were a little perturbed that there were no physical presents to open, that just didn't sit well with them. Luckily, my mom (known as Grammy to them) gave me an awesome present on the 4th of July, which they opened. It was an Isi carbonation system, basically a soda maker. I asked for it and she hooked it up. I will let you know how it all turns out when I finally get a chance to use it.

A couple of lovely blog readers sent me some birthday cards so I will be posting them soon to share with you.

4th of July was awesome, we had carne and polla asada on the grill with all the fixings and I made vanilla bean ice cream and blueberries and cream ice cream as well as cream puffs with homemade whipped cream dipped in chocolate. Yummy! There is no way that I could make all that if it was during the school year so it was really fun to make these treats I never have time for.

Tyler has baseball two evenings a week and both kids are taking a hip hop dance class once a week and they start swimming lessons the end of the month so my summer is busy. Luckily, I had created a lot of cards before school let out because I haven't even been in my craft room in nearly a month! Yikes! I have two quick cards below...-

These cards use some more new summer mini products from SU. I used Nautical Expedition dp and the Open Sea stamp set. The background was stamped with sahara and the globe was stamped in chocolate and the compass in navy. The card also uses a new SU product Baker's Twine.

Thank you so much for visiting me and be sure to leave a comment to get in the drawing and before I forget the winners of last week's prize!
PaperCrafts Gourmet book to Renee Epps and the Justrite prize package to thestampinglady. Please email me with your address so that I can mail your prize to you!

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Bernie said...

Congrats to the winners! Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday and birthday. Funny how the little ones love presents even if it's not for themselves. Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself.
Love Your Cards including the sweet flowerpot card posted yesterday. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog.
Blessings Bernie

Anonymous said...

Your b-day sounded I'm hungry after hearing what you ate!
These are great cards and I love the nautical touch!

Babe O'Mara said...

Congrats to the winners!!! WOW, what a birthday you had. Sounds like lots of fun for everyone. I'm going out right now to buy one of those ice cream cakes, yummy! Thanks for all the dies I won last time. Your candy is fabulous!!!


Glennis said...

What a great birthday Cindy, glad you had such a fun time, and thanks for the chance to win this set

thekolbes said...

Congrats to the winners. Your cards are awesome. Sounds like you had a great birthday.
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Renee VanEpps said...

Your birthday cake - OMG that sounds delicious!! And reading about your 3yr old singing her little heart out is so sweet! Sounds like your birthday was great! I believe I have won the Paper Crafts Gourmet!?! I am so thrilled! Thanks so much :)

Anonymous said...

Love the nautical theme, great for masculine cards!
Glad you are having a fun filled summer with the kids. Hope you get downstairs snd do what you love best!! I think you need some alone time fot dure!!!!!!!

Pam said...

So happy you had a wonderful birthday. This is a beautiful card. It's very calming to me. Hugs, Pam at

Nikki said...

Cindy that card is just so kewl My DH loves maps it's a wonderful set :) Congrats to the lucky winners and glad you had a fantastic BD :)
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Linda Peterson said...

These card ideas would be great for masculine birthday cards. Thanks for the ideas.

-Agnes- said...

Thanks for the chance, Cindy!