Tuesday, March 22, 2011

You Are Each A Gift!


I do hope you read the last post. I want you to know that I am so very happy that each and every one of you are here. I feel very blessed to have you here with me on this journey. I appreciate your support. I value each comment you post here. Your encouragement has been amazing. I decided to blog for many reasons. Mainly to find direction after having to quit my job. You are helping me find exactly where I am going. Thank you!

I promised we were going to have a giveaway. I am not sure if a giveaway has ever been done quiet like this. But... I want to give each of you a gift to show my appreciation.   The handmade prizes are shown here.  Each barbwired creation is numbered.  To receive your gift, just comment with the number you would like.  Then email me your address.  That is it!  Now, if perhaps you see nothing you like, pay it forward, find a gift for someone sweet.  There is a wild card; the barbwired blast choice means your prize is not pictured, but I get to choose something I have made for you, something you do not see here.  It will be a surprise, some of us love surprises.  Small caveat - if a number has already been taken  - it is off the list.  These are one of a kind. 

Ready set...choose!  I am so excited...eeeeep!  Hugs to you all! 

Now I hate to even say this... but I made a list of my current followers.  No followers added after 03/21/2011 will be allowed to participate.  This will end on Saturday, March 26th.  BUT ya never know what I might do in the future...!

Now for yet another birthday related tutorial.  I believe in really celebrating the birthday's of those special to me.  I mean, it is the day God put them on this earth to bless my life!  Recently one of my sweeter than sugar girlfriends had a birthday.  So I made her a special cake ball bouquet!

I think you probably all know the bakerella popular cake balls, right? 
Here is a short, tiny, micro tutorial on that portion...

From that point, I took some silk flowers and took them apart. 

I then folded the flower over twice and clipped a small part from the center. 
I did this so the hole would be large enough to go on the stick.

Then I simply added the stick to the center of the flower.

Next, I used green tape, mine was painters tape. 
I placed a pointed corner under the flower and began wrapping the stick on an angle.

I wrapped almost all of the way to the end, I wanted to leave the edge of the stick
to push into the styrofoam...well that is later...

I had a pot that I stuffed with styrofoam and crossed it with the green tape. 
 I made sure the add a small but taller square of styrofoam to mound it up for the bouquet. 
From that point I just began placing them in.

I think she really liked it!

What do you think?

I sure hope it made her birthday even more special!

I hope you have fun picking out your present!

Bundles of Blessings to You!!

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  1. So VERY Clever...you should email Bakerella this link - LOVE them!!

  2. Am I first?! This is an incredible giveaway!!

    I would #15 Fabric Flower Hair Clip

    I also love that bouquet cake balls idea! i will be using it in the future.

  3. I love flowers and I LOVE making cake pops! What a cute way to do both. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love it! Cake flowers AND a giveaway. Number 18 for me please. Too many great choices.

  5. these are super cute!!! i saw them at the wedding expo and i thought they were such a good idea! i really want to make some now...yummy! haha. thanks for linking it up!

  6. What a fun idea. Those Cake balls are something I have yet to try, I love your rendition of them. I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party. Each party I pick one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://bit.ly/i5BHt8

  7. Absolutely fabulous, cannot wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing Amber....

  8. Amber--Thanks so much for the sweet and encouraging comment on my Easter cross. I am in love with your cake pop bouquet! You are so clever! I am going to make my first cake pops for a shower soon--owl ones. I am hoping they don't get ruined. My first attempt at things is always interesting--: ) I love your beautiful blog!

  9. Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

    Christina @ It's a Keeper

  10. This is such a cute idea! In love with this! Who wouldn't want a great big beautiful bouquet and cake all in one? Thanks for your comment on my blog. Your blog is so cute and I am your newest follower & I'm sharing this post on my Facebook page!

  11. I love your ckae ball flower idea too cute. I will have to try that soon. great idea! TFS
    I like surprises #% please

  12. I love the bouquet - Super sweet idea!!

    This is PERFECT for my new linky party, Foodie Friday. Please stop on over and link up!

    Found you at Someday Crafts!

  13. THose are so very cute!! I want to do them for my daughters birthday party...new follower btw--connie@measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

  14. I just got this message as we have been out of town but all of these are so cute. I am in awe of your creativity and your eye for color combos! Great work, my friend! Love you!

  15. That is a gorgeous idea! So creative and tasty. I love it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bouquet up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweets-for-saturday-10.html

  16. Amber, I'm so sorry to have missed out on your wonderful giveaway, but am thrilled that you shared your creative and beautifully displayed cake pops on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17! What a lovely, kind, and inspiring post to share with your readers (and mine). Best, Jenn

  17. So so cleaver...! Thanks for sharing!


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