Welcome To My Blog

Just a little about me.....I'm a stay at home mom of three children....17, 11, and 4. My Dear Husband works hard for our family as a truck driver. In my free time I love to scrapbook, sew, read, and most of all spend time with my family.



My hope with this blog is to share some of the things that I enjoy and through that I learn what you enjoy.



Monday, April 26, 2010

We Are Moving.....

So I am sad and happy at the same time.....We are moving.....We have been living in an apartment since Chase was 6 months old....The apartment worked for us for a long time....it fit all of our needs.....well as the years have passed the needs have changed....so we have decided to move to a house. It's bigger then the apartment and we have a front and backyard so the kids have lots of room to play (as well as the dog)
The best part is it gives Dean a bigger area for himself and a bigger area for me too!! So all these things should make life a little calmer and comfortable.
Now on to the bad parts packing....I HATE packing.....But I'm excited so it seems to be going pretty fast.....Dean and I are a pretty good team so as long as we stick together we can get it done.....
So look forward to new videos and new pictures once we get settled...Hope everyone is having a great week!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My First Cake






Well I did it....This is my first cake...and for a first cake it didn't come out too bad. But let me tell you I am tired. It is a lot of work. I started at about 9 this morning and just finished at 1:30pm. And I feel it all over....lol I feel good about it for the first cake. The good thing is that I know that I can do it again and it can only get better. I can't imagine how people do it with home made fondant though....it was hard enough with the store bought stuff. So tell me what you think....I hope you guys are have a great weekend....now I have to go and clean the kitchen.....YUCK!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Cricut Cake







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I was one of the lucky few to get a Cricut Cake. HSN had a great package deal.....one that we just couldn't pass up. My first attempt was not on a cake like most it was just on some cupcakes. I know I have so much more to learn, but for me that is the fun part. In the next few weeks I will be learning everything there is about cake making, icing, fondant and just about anything else there is to know.
I am so lucky to have a friend that has been cake making for a while now and when I begged her to teach me what she knows she sure without a second thought (thanks Arlene!!!) So as the weeks progress I will post pictures and videos so that you can see how far I have come.
One last thing before I go you can now buy my cards online the website is

thepinkcricketonline.com

It's not just cards it's so much more so if you get a chance check it out and tell me what you think.......Thanks again everyone and have a great week!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010







I thought I would show couple of cards I have been working on. To be honest if I showed them all it would be the longest post ever....lol I have been working hard on making cards because I am going to try and sell them.....not to sure how it's going to work out....I never seem to have enough faith in myself and my abilities. But I do think the cards are getting better with the more I make. I actually like the puzzle part of the card making.....by which I mean matching the colors and picking what papers and embellishments go with what....I love that! Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that it doesn't go by too fast......Happy Crafting!!! Brandy