Sunday, January 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom!

Yesterday I made a pretty big mess in my kitchen.



But, it was all worth it because in the end I got this.


A vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting with a caramel swirl. That's some homemade chocolate sauce and caramel sauce drizzled on top.

And it was all for my mom.

Last weekend she celebrated her birthday but she wanted to wait and have dinner when my little brother came home for a visit from Whistler, BC. So, last night we had a bbq and I surprised her with a birthday cake! She even got some candles to blow out!



She's the best mom so at the very least she deserved dinner and a cake. It's the least I could do!

I also worked on a little 'happy mail' for a friend yesterday and made this...


I have a bf pen pal and we send each other fun little 'happy mail' packages. She'll be getting a sweet little V-day envelope with some fun prizes in it soon!

This card was made with a CHA challenge from Studio Calico in mind. Susan W.'s challenge was to use 4 punches on a card. So, I've got 2 hearts, 1 butterfly, and a boarder punch.

The best part about this card is that there are snowmen hiding inside it.


I used a Jillibean holiday paper from their Winter 2011 release and just used the other side which is all kraft and stuck two pieces together. I loved this paper and made my Christmas cards out of it last year. But, their paper is such good quality that it's great if you just turn it over and use the craft side.

And this is a little sneak of what's on my craft table right now. Trying something new...


we'll see how that goes.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks.


P.S: Can you spot anything odd in my pictures today? Leave a comment if you can see something that doesn't belong! ;)


  1. that cake looks so yummy!!! and i love your card!

  2. You have been busy!!! The only thing that i spotted that caught my eye as not belonging was the bar code inside the card. Or maybe the sideways sofa in the dining room? LoLoL!!

    1. Julia you have good eyes! That couch does not belong there! It's heading to a friend's house but we have a new couch and that was the only place we could put the old one! ;)

  3. What a nice party you gave your mom!
    LOve the card, too!

  4. Hey Krista....what kind of water colours are you using?

    1. I picked them up at Michaels-they're nothing special honestly but they work! they were the cheapest ones there too. ;)

  5. love that cake. bit it was GOOD.. happy Belated

  6. That cake looks absolutely delish Krista! Happy Belated Birthday to your Mama:)

  7. That cake looks your Mom was delighted.
    Love the layout ad the just becasue card was great.

  8. That cake looks yummy! Your mom is lucky!