Sunday, July 28, 2013

SOC Christmas in July Blog Hop: Day 3

Simple, Sweet and Thoughtful
Random Christmas Thoughts...

I've been a baker and cake decorator for over 30 years. One thing I really need all the time are oven mitts and pot holders. So guess what? My sister and son gave me oven mitts and pot holders 2 years in row. I don't require or expect much and I would rather have what I need rather than dust collectors.  I've always taught my children that when you give a person a gift; it should be practical and thoughtful. Never give a gift just for the sake of giving a gift nor should you give a gift with the purpose of establishing brownie points.

Baking and decorating cakes are my specialty; at least it was before I started scrapbooking full time. Below are pages that have been included in on a CD of random Christmas memories.

"Hip Hip Hooray"
Layout 1 & 2

This Layout is also made with non traditional colors and shares the not only my thankfulness for my new pot holders and oven mitts; but also my desert cakes.
  • Flowers are Recollections
  • Die Cuts are Kand Company
  • Stickers are Sticko
  • Bling is Want2Scrap
  • Ribbon American Crafts
  • Cricut Cartridges used are From My Kitchen and Celebrations
  • Cardstock is Paper Crafts; Printed paper is ...

"Mix Thoroughly"
Layout 1 & 2
 I have 3 specialty cakes;  Lemon Cream, Carrot, and Triple Chocolate. In the layouts below are a portion of my Carrot Cake Recipe; which actually begins with a boxed cake mix.

  • Paper used is from Stampin Up!
  • Bling is Want2Scrap
  • Ribbon is Offray
  • Glitter glue is Studio G
  • Punch is from Martha Stewert
  • Ink on the edges are Close to My Heart Oak Brown
  • Cricut Cartridge is From My Kitchen

I used the glitter glue to accent the ornaments on the paper.

This large side border was made from scraps and so were many of the other page elements

I only used 1/2 of patterned paper with the baking words because I felt the layout getting too busy. I try to always use the Hit it and Quit It method on my layouts.

Today Concludes the SOC Christmas in July Blog Hop. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments and for joining my blog. Peace and Blessings


  1. Your cakes & layouts are beautiful!

  2. What a fun post. I want some baked goods now

    1. Me too; so I'm baking an apple pie for dessert today.

  3. Those cakes look delicious! And I just love the non-traditional colors on your layout (those ornaments are fabulous!!).

    Thank you for sharing your talent (and introducing me to your blog). Great job!

    1. thank you Mandy. I love baking and decorating cakes.

  4. OMG, your pages are making my mouth water!!! Your cakes look so delicious. Love your pages and the embellishments used, especially the ornaments.


  5. I love the pot holders cut out from xmas paper


  6. I loved your Lo's! They were filled with such wonderful moments that happend during that festive season. love your pp and embellishments. Of course the foods looks delish!!!tfs.

  7. Wow! What a great way to combine your love for cooking and scrapping! Great LOs!

  8. Very nice you made me want to bake now.

  9. Girl i'll make some ornaments if you send me some of those cakes lol tfs