Yesterday was Matthew’s birthday – he’s old.  I like to tease him because he is a few years older than I am.  Anyway, we had the traditional carrot cake – this is the ONLY cake I ever make.  It is totally out of a box (betty crocker – which is another funny story – Alex is obsessed with Betty Crocker.  He said he thinks I could be Betty Crocker – until he found out I didn’t know how to make something he wanted.  Then he said I was not good enough.  That kid will tell it like it is!).  So here’s the cake:


Always the same two layers with the cream cheese icing.  I take no credit – it’s all mixes and tubs.  Anyway, it was yummy and them we played Matthew’s game (I got him Name that Tune 80’s edition).  He loves music – especially older stuff so it was perfect.  Although it was a lot harder than we expected – who has ever heard of some of these bands!!!  But it’s one of those DVD games and man, those video clips were priceless!!  80’s hair and clothes ROCK!

And here is his birthday card – kinda girly, but he appreciates good cards no matter what.  We are also making this at my card class tonight.  It is semi-cased from a card I saw by Christina Fisher.


supplies: garden silhouettes SU stamp set; paper tray by papertreyink stamp set; chocolate chip ink; chocolate chip, white, pretty in pink and pink shimmer bazzil papers; infuse basicgrey paper; dimensionals; self-adhesive pearl from hobby lobby; pink taffeta; heidi swapp distressor; prima playmate; glue dots, paper piercing tool and guide. 

And I have had a lot of people ask about where I got my hinges for my coaster frames.  I got them through a share another blogger did.  She said that she mostly has the larger hinges left (some smaller though).  So if you want to check them out, you can view Cyndi’s blog post <here>.