Sunday, November 9, 2008

They say it's my birthday... month! So how about some BLOG CANDY!!

Disclaimer, the post is kinda long and the candy is at the end. All good things come to those who wait, right??

As you may have noticed from the lovely blinkie on the side of my blog, I am a Design Team member for the Little Monkey's Stamp storage system. Well, in honor of Little Monkeys Turning one year old they've teamed up with some pretty awesome companies to help us celebrate!

In October, we were very fortunate to be able to be able to play with Alma and The Cats Pajamas stamps. I've you've read my blog, you know that I already LOVE their stamps and was super excited that they were helping us celebrate. Alma donated 2 stamp sets, "You say It's your Birthday" and "Smells Like Cake" to each DT member for us to play with!

I decided to make a "Birthday in a Box". I wanted all the pieces to be able to fit in the container and they do, with only a tiny bit of squeezing! See, imagine your friend is having a birthday and you want to cheer them up, send a Birthday in a Box. It's got everything you need, even a sparkly noisemaker.





I took an old container that held Christmas chocolates and covered with some awesome plaid paper. I used my nesties to cut out the scalloped circles and made a belly band to fit around the container. I also used my SU! scalloped punch to make a decorative edge around the top.



What's a container without an embellished lid? Again, used my oval nesties. Note to self, don't cover entire container with paper, if you do the lid won't fit. Then you'll have to re-do the whole thing. Learning experience, right?



And a party without a hat? I bought a paper hat at the party store and tore it apart to make a template. So cute!



Of course you need a birthday card to go with! I embossed the paper with my Swiss dots Cuttlebug folder. I also popped out the balloon and the penguin with some dimentionals.



So I mentioned that TCP had given each of the Design Monkeys 2 sets of stamps to work with, welllllll.... I kinda already owned them both. So in honor of my birthday month how about I offer them up as BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away not one BUT BOTH SETS!!!! OMG, Lara's birthday month and she's giving away presents, could it get any better???? Yep it can because Susan, the Little Monkey's owner is throwing in a starter kit!!!! All the stamps from both sets fit on 1 page with plenty of room to spare so that leaves you 5 1/2 pages of inserts to fill with the rest of your collection! I love my starter kit and I have 2 pages filled with TCP stamps. You'll be plesantly amazed by the number of stamps you can fit per page, and then you'll also know how many TCP stamps I have. Grin...


How do you play? It's pretty simple. Leave me a post and let me know your favorite kind of birthday cake. Then post a link on your blog to my blog to share the fun. If you don't have a blog, just let me know how you spread the word!


Oh what the heck, with all this cake talk, I'll also throw in a package of Homemade Gourmet Carrot Cake. You can eat it on the 26th and celebrate my birthday in the comfort of your own home! Sound birthday-tastic? You have until the 20th to enter. That's plenty of time to spread the word!
PS: My fav birthday cake is Red Velvet with cream cheese icing. Yum!!
Enjoy!

Lara

DP - Making memories, card stock from Bazzill Basics. Oval and circle scalloped Nestabilities, ribbon from Michaels. Stamps - TCP. Copic and SU! markers.

151 comments:

Alicia said...

How fun is this! I'm a big fan of Susan's Store More Stamps System. I have to keep buying starter kits to expand my collection so getting one for free would be awesome!

My favorite kind of birthday cake is ice cream cakes from Carvel.
I love the cookie crunchies in the center and the vanilla strawberry combo layers are so yummy!

Hugs Alicia

Jacquie said...

WOW!! Happy Birthday!!! How generous of you!!! How fun!! I LOVE Red Velvet cake!! Thank you so much for sharing your birthday and sharing your AWESOME talent!! I LOVE your work!! I just bought my FIRST storage system and LOVE IT!! It would be SO WONDERFUL to get another one!!! Have a great night and take care!

Jacqueline TresBella said...

What great candy!! and what a wonderful idea of a birthday in a box! That's really neat! My favorite cake is chocolate with strawberries and cream frosting.

Jacqueline
linked you http://www.sparklescharmsandbows.blogspot.com

Jaime said...

How generous of you to give away gifts on YOUR birthday...sounds just like a typical stamper...ALWAYS trying to spread around the cuteness!

My very favorite kind of birthday cake since I was in 4th grade is Cherry Chip. It's delicious and you can put pink cherry icing on it which makes it even more fabulous!

Happy Birthday!

Janet said...

wow how cool:) My fave kind of birthday cake is the kind my nona used to make!! I have no idea what it was , but it was sooooo good:)
I am going to spread the word:)
hugs

Sarah Elliott said...

Awesome, I'd love the chance to win. I don't own any Cat's Pajama's stamp but would love to :-) My favorite kind of birthday cake is Ice Cream cake from Dairy Queen, mmmmmm.
Happy Birthday!

Christi said...

OMG how fun!! What an awesome way to spend your birthday! I will be posting about this on my blog tomorrow. :)

My favorite birthday cake is an amazing cake that they sell at Whole Foods. It's made of all-natural ingredients and it is the most amazing cake ever!

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Michelle-a-bella said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

My absolute favorite cake, especially for my birthday would have to be Black Forest Cake, mmm mmm.

Thank you for this opportunity to win a wonderful BLOG Candy!

Cheers!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday Month! So very nice of you to offer this candy up. My favorite cake is the "Better Than Anything" cake. I think we all know what the "anything" is. LOL The version I love is made with German chocolate cake that has holes poked in it after baking. Then you drizzle a jar of butterscotch topping over it. The frosting is made up of cool whip and crushed heath bar pieces. Oh is it gooooood!!!!

Thanks for letting me play.

Amy
www.thescrapaddict.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

My favorite birthday cake is the Hershey's chocolate cake with Hershey's chocolate frosting that used to be on the Hershey's Cocoa tin label. Grandmother and Mom, both, used to make this for me since my day is 2 days after Christmas and presents were/are few and far between. (You would think everyone would have gotten some great 'after Christmas clearance' deals!)

I'll be letting all my card & scrapbook friends know to check out your blog at our next crop this coming Saturday! Yay!!

Anne said...

I can handle just about any cake, but your red velvet with cream cheese frosting sounds especially wonderful right now. I didn't have cake on my birthday last week simply because I couldn't decide on one cake. We did have yummy ice cream sundaes with my favorite toppings, though.

I have a pretty inactive blog, but I'll tell my mom about the celebration. She's the only one who has ever visited my blog anyway, and I've already been talking with her about the Little Monkeys storage system.

leenda said...

Looks like a FUN & FESTIVE party w/the Birthday in a Box, hat & card! Very creative! Happy Birthday month Lara! My favorite cake is carrot cake w/that yummy icing! I love CP stamps...I just don't have enough of them....!!

Robb_eeie said...

Congratulations on your one year celebration ~ can't wait to see all the DT's storage [[using their Little Monkey's system of course!]] and how they've organized all the rubbah :)

I honestly don't have a favorite ~cake~~~ I've been insulin dependant [Type I Diabetic] for 21 years but if I had to think about it, my last birthday cake [[made by my beloved Mom!]] would have been 22 yrs. ago! Yikes! [Don't have a big sweet tooth Thank Goodness =)]. However, my best friend makes the most delicious, creamy, rich, decadent, nummy, yummy, scrumptious Cheese Cake that you'll ever come in contact with. HMmmmm does it sound like I savour every piece along with any crumbs?!? You betcha :0)

Norma said...

Your birthday in a box is awesome. Well, Lara we celebrate the same birthday month, mine is the 22nd. So happy birthday and may you have a wonderful day. My favorite cake is angel food with ice cream and strawberries. I don't have a blog, but I belong to several on line groups, I'll spread the word.

n8tvtexan said...

ooohhh how fun! Happy happy happy birthday to you!!! Thanks for sharing the "wealth"!

I absolutely love your birthday in a box idea! I'm so gonna CASE that!

My absolute fav cake is Italian Cream Cake!!!! Now I'm craving it too! Guess I need to look up the recipe.

MissC said...

I love cheesecake. Your creations are so cute. Have a happy birthday!
Missy

Joyce Batty said...

My favorite birthday cake is German Chocolate with Pecan icing put into the mix. Yum.

Joyce

Bunny B said...

Happy Birthday!!! Gorgeous stuff!!

I love ice-cream cake!! My fave! :) And I've linked : http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/11/win.html

Thanks so much!

bunnybx at gmail . com

angie said...

Ooh!!!! How generous of you!!! I am going to tweet about this since it's so hard to remember links to put on my blog (I use a cell to bloghop!) thanks so much!!

Sandra said...

OMG!!! I'm in love, you did a great job...and I'm craving the cat's pajamas!
My favourite birthday cake is Pistachio Cream Cake, with double the pudding...freeze the cake and it is awesome for a summer delight!
I will spread the word to all my stamping/scrapbook friends!
Thanks for sharing!

Robin Brown said...

This has been great already. I went checking other links you had here " The Cat in Pajamas" and LOVE all those Christmas stamps they have nd I have been looking for some new ones and I fell in LOVE with the set so I am getting me a set. I think there characters ar Awesome and I would love to win the Birthday sets too. You did AMAZING stuff with them on the container, card and cute hat. YOU ROCK!!!
I do not have a blog but I am on a few yahoo groups that I will pass along this awesome fun Blog Cnady ou are doing.
My Favorite Birthday Cake- I LOVE most ALL cakes, lol. That carrot cake sounds just yummy so that could be y new favorite if you send it here if I win :) For no my favorite is PineappleUpside down cake and I make them for hubby and the kids too. They LOVE cake too :)
Thanks for this chance to getsome wonderful new toys to play with. Have a GREAT BIRTHDAY LARA.
Robin Brown, West Chazy, New York
MrsPup2@yahoo.com

Maureen Labanowski said...

Wow! Your birthday! I love birthdays. They are your own personal holidays. Take the day off and enjoy yourself.

My favorite birthday cake is home baked devil's food with white frosting. Nothing special but it's what my dad always made for me.

I don't have a blog but I will link my friends to you and little monkeys and pink cat. I actually ordered from pink cat last night for the first time! I can't wait to get my stamps.

Maureen

Denise said...

Well Happy birthday! I am with you why not celebrate the entire month! What a cute blog post! Love the penguin. now I do not have a blog but I am always spreading the work via email to my friends when I find a cool blog! My favorite cake is Waldorf Astoria with a cooked frosting. It would be the same as the red velvet baically but the frosting is cooked and is just awesome!

Denise W
mamascollections@aol.com

wendy peatross said...

I have to go with the Red Velvet cake with Cream cheese frosting too. Love it!

TA Carbone said...

My favorite cake of all time is Peach Cake. Love it with Fresh Peaches and even though my parents never had money for my Birthday, my mom made sure to have this cake for me every year. Once my son was born it also then became his favorite type of cake also.

Please visit my blog at
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

:)
TA

catt871 said...

What a great blog, I'm glad I found it!!! I am such a fan of the starter kits too.....I have 9 already and could use another few - a free one with stamps would be awesome!!! LOL

My favourite birthday cake is my Mom's Red Velvet cake with Butter Cream icing!!!!!

Thanks!

Debby said...

Our birthdays are very close together. Happy Early Birthday. Your birthday set is the cutest ever. Very creative.

And my tastes are pretty simple. Rich chocolate cake, chocolate filling and chocolate frosting. What girl doesn't love chocolate?

I'm spreading the word on my blog!

p.s. the carrot cake sounds yummy!

tracyfromtexas said...

My favorite kind of cake is a petitfore (I think that's how you spell it). Pure sugar no doubt. Our card ministry group has been using the same old typical stamps and I told them about your stamps and they are excited to get started on your blog. Would love for our group to get started with these if you could part with them for free!

mimiburroughs said...

I just 'happened' upon your blog...Happy Birthday!!! And thanks for the opportunity to win such great candy!!

My favorite b'day cake is German Chocolate Cake! YUM!!!

Valems said...

Wow, gorgeous candy! Happy Birthday! Thanks for a chance to win. My favourite birthday cake is "Plazma". Here's the link
Have a great day
Vanja

Shannon Roberts said...

Well that sounds great! And sistah I have no problem making & eating a cake for YOU!!! LOL! Thanks for the opportunity & My FAV is really anything CHOCOLATE!!!

Annelies said...

My favorite is mokka cake. Here's my link . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Alice said...

Hi! What a beautiful collection :)
My favourite kind of cake is fruit cake! I do not like cake cream! I link your blog candy to my blog, cannot create a post, but I can put the link under the section "blog candy". I hope it will be ok anyway. I have a blog candy too, if you want ... bye!
Alice

אורלי said...

happy b-day!!!
my fav cack is chocolate mousse and cherry...
simple but yammmmmi....
my blog is in hebrow ...so you wont understen...
http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/viewEntry.asp?EntryId=1365062

Sharon in NE said...

I love your ideas! So many cute things you've done with the TCP stamps!
My favorite cake is boring but it's what I like: white angel food cake with fruit on top.
Happy birthday month Lara! I love a good long celebration!!

Sheri said...

Very adorable projects!! My favorite birthday cake is the one my Mom makes for me..Boiled Raisen Cake ummmmm ummmmmm! I left a blog candy alert on my blog at: http://twitterpatedwithpaper.blogspot.com/
Thank you,

Jessica said...

I love that birthday kit, what a great idea!

I posted about your giveaway on my blog as well as on my blog on Paper Craft Planet

Jessica said...

Oh, I forgot, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! My favourite kind of cake is plain vanilla or chocolate.

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

how fun!! Thanks so much for the chance to win. I desperately need a new system for storing my stamps!

My favorite kind of any cake is spice cake! Not very traditional for a birthday cake, but it's my fav nonetheless!

I will surely post your blog candy on my blog!

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

here's a link so you know i did it. :)

http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy-alerts.html

Michelle (mla1111) said...

My favorite bday cake is warm chocolate cake with raspberry sauce & vanilla ice cream on the side. I dont have a blog but I will be sure to spread the word on the mb I visit!

Michelle said...

hmm my favorite cake, growing up was Pineapple Upside Down cake. I had to have for all of my birthdays. Now that I'm all grown up, I'll take Chocolate Bread Pudding..does that count as a cake.?

Jennifer said...

OMGosh! Your blog is awesome! I have never seen The Cat's Pajamas...OMGosh I just love those penguins!!!! I'll post a link on my blog too http://whatchadoin-jennifer.blogspot.com/ I'm new to blogging so I have a lot of work to do, you've given me so much inspiration. I can't wait to follow your blog. Thanks! Jennifer

jennifer said...

ohhh, I forgot to tell you my favorite cake is a cinnamon coffee cake with of course a cup of coffee!! yum!

Rachel Hope said...

OOO, I love when people give away presents on their birthday! :)

My Fave BDay Cake is Lightening Cake....my Mom has made it since I was a kid...so easy and yummy, it is from the Fannie Farmer Cookbook

Anonymous said...

How Great! Happy Birthday. I am a chocolate fudge cake girl. Ice cream cakes come a close second. I am going to spread the word of your blog. Thanks for the great blog candy - my fingers are crossed.
Krista

Josette said...

Happy Birthday! My fav cake is champane cake, I dont get it any more because the only bakery that could make the way I loved it closed down. I have the recipe and it comes out close but its alot of work to make. Anyways heres my blog helping to spread the word.

http://allaboutjadennjonah.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy-at-starving-artistamps.html

ribenaruby said...

So generous of you to give on your birthday.I love choc fudge cake, yummy and never get tired of it. Thanks for a chance of less fattening candy, link and post is on my blog.

rachelsigmak said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

My birthday is NOV 29th! I looooove Ice Cream Cake!

Anonymous said...

My favorit birthday cake is plain chocolate with choc. frosting. I love the stamp sets.
I do not have a blog, just type of hand.

Tricia6653@valornet.com

Raechelle said...

WOW! Your projects are amazing!!! Excellent work!
Rae :)

Betty Button said...

Hello, Happy Birthday, What a nice thing for you to do to celebrate. My favorite cake is Chocolate with Chocolate frosting. I have posted this blog candy to my blog too.

BOBNPATTY said...

Lara....Early Happy Birthday. My sis' bday is the 6th, my son's bday is the 7th, my OLDER brother is the 29th and my MIL is on the 30th...busy, busy month.
My favorite cake is a Casada Cake from the local bakery. I was born 3 days before my Mom's bday, so we share the bday party and we always get a small casada cake for the two of us. yum

Chelle said...

I'd love to help celebrate your birthday!!

My favorite kind of birthday cake is my mom's mocha torte - made from scratch and finnicky as anything. YUM.

I linked you up here by the way :)

reeree62 said...

Oh, my gosh... what a great idea! I just love it. I have a lot of family out of state, and this'd be perfect. Wow, I love it!
OK, my fave b-day cake is...yellow cake with milk-chocolate frosting, homemade, of course!! ooooh! you got me thinking about it now!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sues said...

How fun! My favorite is German Chocolate Cake - which I rarely get! Mmmmm... it makes my mouth water! TFS!!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

scrappinfox said...

Love your birthday in a box creations. I just ordered my first TCP set(s)over the weekend and can't wait to CASE some of your ideas.

I don't have a blog yet, by my favorite cake is Devil's Food with chocolate icing. And vanilla ice cream. Heaven.

Pam's Pride said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite kind of cake is chocolate with whipped chocolated fudge frosting!! YUMMO!!
I linked you up to my blog!

Shemaine said...

My Favorite cake used to be german chocolate with coconut almond frosting until my friend Shea introduced me to red velvet cake. All I can say is WOW!!!
I liked you on my blog!
http://scraptasticdesigns.blogspot.com/

countrygirl said...

hi..your blog it's fantastic..i link you on my blog...
My favorite cake is white Chocolate..
Iulia

Fior di Mela said...

hello i love you candy blog
i link you on my blog
kisses
FiodiMela

Cheri Howard said...

Happy Birthday!! My favorite birthday cake is German Chocolate cake (and then blog candy as a chaser)! ;o)

I've linked you at The Paper Freak in the Blog Candy sidebar. Thank you!

Jelena said...

WOW!! Happy Birthday!!!
What great candy!! and what a wonderful idea of a birthday in a box!
Jelena
linked you
http://murllyka.blogspot.com/

Kandi said...

Happy Birthday month to you! and what a treat for us- blog candy! Hooray, I love the birthday in a box idea!! celebrations are so much fun!
I would have to say that my very facorite birthday cake would be cherry chip!

pasiakowa said...

Wow! Happy Birthday to You!
Lovely bithday set you made - so cheerful :)

My favourite birtday cake is the chocolate one with cherries and cream :)

I linked you on:
http://cukierkowy.blogspot.com/2008/11/happy-birthday-to-lara.html

Stamping Mutt said...

My favorite kind of birthday cake is a marble cake with whipped frosting and strawberries and custard in the middle. YUM! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

- Alma =)

Primitive Seasons said...

Well now I have a double reason to win because carrot cake with cream cheese icing is my favorite kind of cake. That's an adorable set you made, the birthday box and what a neat idea! Will hook your candy up on my blog.

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Meli Mitchell said...

Oh those penguins are SO cute. Happy birthday!!

My favorite cake is red velvet...cause you know, all us Southern girls adore that stuff!

Theresa said...

Happy Birthday! gotta luv those penguins right? thanks for the chance to win some!!!
My favorite B-day cake is either strawberry cake or carrot cake, both with cream cheese icing!!! YUMMY!!! Now i am hungry!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! This is so much fun! I love the storage sytem that you are offering. I just have not been able to purchase some for myself yet. I love the stamps also. I love penguins. LOL

My favorite birthday cake is dark chocolate with thick buttercream frosting. I also like a really good carrot cake with thick cream cheese frosting. YUMMMY!

Thank you for doing this.

Lisa V.
fitmom1@embarqmail.com
www.koffeekocholatekupcakesandkrafts.blogspot.com

barnchick said...

OOh, Love those Pengies! Happy Birthday!

Jacqueline said...

Very cute group of items!! I love marble cake and buttercream frosting! I have never tried red velvet cake and want to soo bad! :)

Here is link to my blog featuring your blog candy

http://jacquiemakescards.blogspot.com/2008/11/who-wants-cookie.html

Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Froggy said...

hmm..my favorite is cherry chip cake with cream cheese icing1

http://froggysfroggaritaville.blogspot.com/
i posted a link on my blog :)

Carol said...

A REALLY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! you are very creative; love your projects! AND i am a big TCP fan. I don't have a blog but i host craft nights and introduce people to TCP and any other new thing that has caught my interest. I also post my creations in various challenges. I only follow a few stamp designers (3 or 4) and Alma's designs are top of my list. Thanks for this opportunity to win some of her cute new stamps!!!

My favorite kind of cake is CHOCOLATE and some kind of banana filling :) oh so good!

Donna said...

Wow! Happy Birthday! I love your blog. I don;t have a blog (I'm thinking about resolving that problem!) but I posted your blog to my yahoogroup "Making Greeting Cards." I could sure use the stamp storing starter kit. Say that three times really fast! Thanks!

Heather said...

Hi,
This is my first time to your blog. I found out about it from Katie at Paper Makeup. I love your party stuff!

My favorite Birthday Cake is Lemon! I love Lemon Cake and Lemon Icing! I do love me some Carrot Cake to though it is my second favorite!

I will add your site to the Blog Candy link on my side bar of my Blog here:

http://heathersheavinlystampations.blogspot.com

Have a great Day!

Heather

maiahs_momma said...

Hmm... my favorite kind of bday cake would have to be Ice cream cake. LOVE them, just because of the center chocolaty goodness :)! Am about to run on over to my blog to post about your blog candy that is up for grabs.

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

cheribella said...

Happy Birthday to you...what an awesome way to celebrate, for us anyway :) I don't own any Cat's Pajamas stamps and I would love your storage system. My favorite cake is Oatmeal cake with a coconut and brown sugar topping. My second choice would be carrot cake. I will put a link to you on my blog to help spread the word!

Alanna said...

Happy birthday month and thanks for the chance to win some awesome blog candy.

My favorite cake is white cake with whipped frosting. And maybe throw in a layer of fruit in the middle of the cake and you've got yourself a winner.

Paula Laird said...

Oh.My.Goodness. That is some rockin' blog candy! Happy birthday to you! I don't have a blog, but I will tell all my friends on splitcoast to come check this out! Your projects are sooooo cute! Love that birthday hat! It would be perfect for my baby's 1st birthday!
My favorite kind of birthday cake is chocolate with cream cheese frosting! Yummm!

Ann Kranitz said...

Happy Happy Birthday. Well I have been eyeing the starter set AND stamps from TCP so this would be such a wonderful thing to win!!! My favorite b-day cake would have to be carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting. YUM. Thanks for a chance to win. I will post your blog on mine at www.stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com

Tracey said...

Giving away gifts on your birthday - how awesome of you!!! I personally enjoy ice cream cake from Dairy Queen - yummy!!

beutifulfamily said...

First, happy birthday! Your work is so cute. I love Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake, and my DH always makes me one for my birthday! (but I love Carrot Cake too!)

Scrap's Mom said...

Wow! I love the birthday in a can idea - fantastic! I will be sharing your blog as a guest blog in my signature over on SplitCoastStampers. My blog isn't quite up and running yet.

I LOVE Italian Creme Cake for birthdays.

Anne Anderson said...

Oh this is so fun!!!!! My favorite birthday cake is not cake at all... how about pumpkin pie. Sorry was born on Christmas Eve and my Mom always made me a pumpkin pie. I sure do love it .. Thanks Mom. And I will spread the word on your candy.

Stampin Cats said...

Happy Birthday. My favorite ckae is a casada. All that custard and strawberries in the middle and whipp cream frosting......mmmmmmm.

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday! I am new to this whole blog thing, and am trying to get one started, having a little trouble. I'll spread the word any way I can though. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but I do love birthdays and cake. My favourite? Anything I didn't have to bake that contains a lot of chocolate!
Tertia

Blanca94 said...

hi!
My favourite cake is CHOCOLAT cake! I love it!

I link you on my blog:
http://scrapasos.spaces.live.co

Sheila said...

Now that is some awesome candy, and congrats on your one-year anniversary. Love these stamps also.

My favorite birthday cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting...yummy.

I linked you to my blog, but I do keep my blog private, because I have a 25 year old..that likes to read Mommy's mind.

Thanks again,
Sheila

Sheila said...

P.S. I told my mom since I couldn't post you in my private blog because of my nosy 25 year old. But, if you tell my Mom, it's like telemom. She'll tell everybody. LOL

Cindy said...

So Cool. I am just getting started stamping so I really could use this set...hint...hint...
My blog is under construction so for now I will pass this on via the 25 or so scrapbooking/stamping "group" I am in.

Oh yea, BTW, my fav cake is Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting...yummmmm!

Aaron and Stephanie Shumway (and family) said...

Wow- what a cute blog! I followed a link here and I'm glad i did! My favorite cake is Swedish Pineapple-Nut Cake with cream cheese frosting.... it's so good I have to include the recipe...

2 eggs, beaten
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
2 c flour
1 tsp vanilla
1-20 oz. can crushed pineapple with juice
½ c chopped walnuts
Thoroughly combine all ingredients and bake in an ungreased 9x13 metal pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool and top with the following frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 cube (½ cup) butter
1¾ c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
½ c chopped walnuts
Soften cheese and butter to room temperature and cream them together till fluffy, add sugar, vanilla and nuts and spread on cooled cake. This cake is best refrigerated after it is frosted.

Nikki said...

Hi there! I left a link to your post under my blog candy list that is at the top of my blog:

http://monatyza.blogspot.com/

And my favorite b-day cake is Carvel's ice cream cakes, love the little chocolate crunches in it!

:)

kc_froglady said...

happy Birthday from a fellow November birthday girl! I had a quiet but nice birthday hope you do also!

I don't really have a favorite cake I have pumpkin pie for my birthday sans crust LOL! And I adore brownies so those are my choices before cake :)

I listed you on my blog too under a HUGE candy alert I posted today!

Karen said...

Hi there! I Hope you have a great birthday and thanks for sharing it with us! My favorite cake is angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream on top. My birthday is in April so I'm lucky that strawberries are in season at that time. I will be posting your stuff on my blog right now. -Karen :)

Stahl Family said...

How CUTE!! Love the idea. My favorite cake -- Is REAL (not box mixed) cheesecake. Doesn't really matter what flavor, just something to do with cheesecake!!! Will post on blog.
iluvmy3kidzzz (at) yahoo (dot) com

Christina said...

I have to agree HOMEMADE Red velvet cake with cream cheese frostng. NO BOX MIX YUCK YUCK YUck! Love your blog off to subscribe now

Christina said...

Ohh my link to my blog
www.wernstrumfamily.blogspot.com

Jyotsna said...

happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...!!! :)
My favourite birthdaycake is "smurfentaart". I thinks it's typically Belgian cake, it's with apricot jam, whipped cream and white chocolate flakes...mmmmmm...
the birthday box is awesome, and your candy is yummie!
Kind regards, Lien

Jen said...

Oh my goodness! It will be like my half-birthday!! :o) woohoo! I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. And it has to be THE REAL STUFF not that almost-tastes-like-cream-cheese-frosting that comes in a container. Something about the sweetness of the cake paired with the tartness of a true cream cheese frosting! YUM!!! (maybe that's why I also like salty french fries with a sweet chocolate frosty?)
Anyway, Thanks for letting me play! Happy Birthday!!!

Jess said...

WOw!! Thats a lot of people to draw from!! =)

So happy birthday to you.. and how nice of you to give gifts on YOUR day!!

I jkust love how creative it all looked.. that is soo awesome!! Thank you for sharing it.. I will be back to browse your blog as I have no idea about any of it... this was my very first time here.. but I love scrpabooking... and so Im sure this will be something fun to get into.. =)

oh yes.. and my fav cake is chocolate on chocolate.. =) ty!!

CraftyCallie said...

mmmm.... I'm drooling thinking of the possiblity of having carrot cake. Yummy! That's definitely a favorite in my book but my all time favorite birthday cake is without a doubt my mamma's chocolate orange cake. It's 3, count em, THREE layers of yummy chocolately goodness. The frosting is laced with just a hint of orange peel and flavoring! It's honestly to DIE for! And I have to wait until July to get some again! :-(
Oh well! Happy Birthday Lara and thanks for the opprotunity to win some DELICIOUS blog candy!!

Anita said...

Happy Birthday! What fantastic blog candy! Your set is awesome!
http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

OMG - I'm in love with TCP penguins. I saw them on a card and hunted down the vendor until a set came home with me (the Christmas set). Would LOVE more...

My favorite b-day cake would be an ice-cream cake with mint chocolate chip ice cream and a light cream frosting (not a big fan of the thick frosting.)

I'm working on my Cats Pajamas holiday cards and will tag you on my Paper Craft Planet blog when they're done.

FibreJunky said...

I make a chocolate-espresso cake with a hot Kahlua syrup. I top it with a mocha buttercream. That is my favourite birthday cake. It takes a while to make, but it is SO worth it!!

Lauren said...

First of all HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
And such amazing candy you have on offer, good luck to all that enter.
My fave cake is......a Vanilla Sponge with lots of cream and beautifully decorated. Yummy
There is a link on my sidebar
Thanks
xxx

Bridgett said...

This is so awesome because I just had blog candy in August and did a BIRTHDAY IN A BOX! Don't you just love that? LOL How funny! Well, my favorite birthday cake is cheesecake. Not cherry or strawberry or anything like that on top...just plain no bake cheesecake! I get it every year for my birthday! Your blog is fab!!! It's my first visit! Happy Birthday MONTH, girl!
Hugs,
Bridgett
http://hoosierstamper.blogspot.com

Kitty Mom said...

HAPPY BDAY and thanks for letting us celebrate with you. My FAVORITE birthday cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum-o! I don't have a craft blog but I email all these great opportunities to my group of crafty friends who in turn pass them on. THANKS!

ivwhy said...

wow! thinking about the blog candy up for grabs and birthday cake......drooling!i LOVE any ice cream cake for a b-day cake! especially baskin robins!
will spread the word to my crafty friends!

Anonymous said...

My favorite birthday cake is Dairy Queen's ice cream cake. I like the blizzard cake with vanilla ice cream. That way you have cake and ice cream all wrapped into one. Thanks for letting me sign on. I love blog candy but I am not often a winner. Have a great day. Karen Skaggs

shelley said...

Happy, happy, happy!

I would love to try out the storage system. I'm on a very tight budget at this time so have been looking with hopes to purchase in the near future.

My favorite birthday cake is my Grandmother's recipe homemade German chocolate with coconut pecan frosting: also homemade. Mmmmmm!
Thanks

Sena said...

Happy Birthday to you!
I love Molten Chocolate cakes! YUMS! Blogged: http://senalovescandy.blogspot.com/2008/11/yummy.html

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

patty w said...

I'm just learning about the monkeys ! How fun!

My favorite cake is .... coconut cream pie ! I'll take that over traditional cake usually...unless you give me a carrot cake or pineapple upside down cake!

I don't have a blog but I'll blab to everyone and maybe mass email some ! LOL

Thanks for the chance!

Sandra Smart said...

What a fantastic prize, wow! That is awesome!
My favorite kind of birthday cake is Ice cream cake! mmmm...makes me wish it was my birthday now just thinking about it! ;)
And your birthday in a can is such a cute gift!

Thanks for sharing!

T's Creations said...

So generous of you! :-)
My favourite birthday cake... hmm.. no favourite! I like so many different cakes,- chocolate, carrot, muffins, norwegian 'bløtkake', successtarte etc. etc. :)
I've mentioned your blog candy in my blog and noticed you didn't have any followers so I'm one know. :-)

sherri said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is red velvet as well. Mmmmm. have a great day.

Anna Banana said...

I Just LOVE those stamp sets - they are on top of my wish list!! And the storage system sounds like it is really a convenient way to store the stamps!

My favorite cake - for my birthday, anyway, is a chocolate sheet cake with a cap full of mint extract mixed into the batter and after it is cooled, dusted with powdered sugar!
I'm not crazy about frosting, so the powdered sugar gives it just enough sweet! Everyone I have made it for seems to love it too!

Thanks for offering such wonderful Blog candy!!
You can find my link to your site here!!

http://annabananacreations.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-candy_13.html

Anna Banana

AbcHobby.it said...

Hi
yummy candy!!
thank's for the chance to win!!
My favourite cake is sant honore, with chocolate and vanilla cream!! yum...
I've add a link to you!
good luck!!
elisabetta

JeanFB said...

Lara - Happy Birthday from Cary, NC (howdy, neighbor!) Great blog candy! My favorite birthday cake is Wacky Cake (rich dark chocolate with cream cheese icing - yum!) I don't have a blog, but I have a group of 6 scrapping pals to whom I spread the word!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! How generous of a fellow stamper to spread the addiction! Hah! ;-)

My favorite cake is my mom's famous German Sweet Chocolate cake. I don't have a papercraft blog, but I will spread the word!

Susan R.

Fink said...

Mine has to be the basic chocolate with chocolate!

Rosie said...

mmmm... my favorite cake is molten chocolate cake. Yumm... chocolate, chocolate, chocolate with some whip cream on top. =) My grandma also make a pretty goo chocolate run cake with a whip cream icing/topping.
Rosie
rosie@mckeent.com

Robin said...

Happy Birthday :) Thanks for a chance to win blog candy. My favorite cake is white amaretto w/raspberry swirl and bavarian cream filling - YUM. I don't have a blog so I will post on message boards I visit.

JHET said...

Wow! This is fun. My fave birthday cake is the French Mud Cake..so yummy!!!

Thanks for the blog candy offer!

dannette said...

What a great Blog. I love that Birthday hat that you made, totally cute!
My fave cake has to be this cake called Crunch cake, There is only 1 bakery in San Francisco that makes it and it is oh so yummy! Little toffee pieces in the frosting! mmm!
I have linked you at my blog! Happy Birthday to you!
Hugs, Dannette
http://www.danniescreativeoutlet.blogspot.com

bolha said...

Hi! Happy birtday. Thanks for sharing your cake with us. :) I posted about your candy on my BLOG. My favorite kind of birthday cake is chocolate and banana that my mom makes for me every year. It´s delish.

x Natasha x

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Month!! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous blog candy!! My favourite kind of birthday cake would have to be cheesecake (I love all varieties of cheesecake)!!

Oma said...

I love, love, love mocha flavoured cake. Since I love coffee and chocolate, it's a given that I love mocha flavoured cake.

I have added your blog candy on my blog.

Jacilynn said...

Great Candy. My favorite cake is chocolate with chocolate frosting. Yum. I've linked you to my blog.
Thanks

V Colbourne said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! And such a fabby candy! Loving your blog. Just added you to my blog list!! Oh, and my fave cake is cherry chip with chocolate icing with sprinkles on top---- yummmyyyyy!!!

migot77 said...

Hi!
I from Poland.

Very nice candy blog ;]

http://bibelociara.blogspot.com/

justmyopinion12 said...

Happy Birthday! My favorite birthday cake has to be chocolate with M&Ms thrown in for good measure! YUM! I don't have a blog, but I have stamping friends I'll spread the word to! Hope to win!

ashjoy said...

How fun and Happy Birthday Month!!!!

I love the cake that was shared on the Cricut Mb, it's simply a box cake with icing put in it before you bake it. I've made it a ton of times. I'm big on chocolate with peanutbutter, but being the junkfood junkie I am I love them all. Going to post now at my blog

vittory said...

Hi!!!
Happy Birthday!
My favorite cake is cheese cake! I just adore it! Especially when it's made by my husband. He is really good at this.
http://vittory83.blogspot.com/2008/11/so-how-about-some-blog-candy-20.html

Tracy B. said...

!Feliz Cumpleanos Lara! What a great way to celebrate...even party favors:) Well, I love icecream cake and I finally got one this year!! Thanks. jerry17011@yahoo.com

Tracy B. said...

For prior comment: Sorry, the window closed before I could add that... I email my sisters and mom's groups to share your blog:) YEAH!

linda patti said...

my favorite birthday cake is a DAIRY QUEEN cake, love that ice cream and the yummy chocolate center!!! i WILL share info about your blog with my stamping club! (no blog of my own) thanks for offering the great candy!

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

I have just found your blog and am very impressed and inspired by your birthday grouping! I'll be visiting again!

I love Culver's Peppermint Ice Cream Cake all drizzled with chocolate fudge...my favorite, even in February!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Amera said...

Your set is so cute! I love it! It's my birthday month too! Happy birthday to us!!! My favorite birthday cake is good old fashion chocolate with buttercream (although I'm not a big frosting fan).

Melissa said...

How fun!! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Lara, Happy Birthday to you! How sweet of you to do this!

I am old fashioned I guess, give me a yummy chocolate cake with chocolate icing and I am a happy girl!!

Thanks for a chance!
Off to link you on my blog!
http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/

Hugs, Melissa

jamie said...

First off, i hope you have a wonderful birthday..I think it is very nice of you to have a giveaway..
My favorite bday cake is actually the strawberry cake but instead of using oil you use strawberry yogurt in place and then for the icing you use cool whip mixed with yes another strawberry yogurt and you put it in the fridge and then eat it of course..its really yummy .. --again have a good one ~jamie

stephanie said...

Happy Birthday Lara. These stamps are awesome and would look wonderful in my scrap stash. I don't have any of these stamps and they look awesome.
My fave cake is ice cream cake!!!! I could eat the whole thing by myself.
Happy Birthday

Lastel said...

Just found your blog today , so I may not have time to post on my blog since your candy ends today . My favorite cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting !
Happy Birthday !

Cami said...

Love your blog! My favorite birthday cake is wacky cake. Yummy! Happy Birhtday

Ayelet McIntyre said...

I know I`m late for the blog candy, but thats ok :-) I only came to wish you a happy b-day. Love your work and your blog is on my fav list!

Molly said...

How cute!!! Seriously, Lara!!! I am in love with it all! :D

terriavidreader said...

Happy Birthday! Blog candy is yummy too!

love2stamp said...

Wow! What a giveaway! So generous of you to do that during a time when you're the one who should be receiving goodies!

My favorite birthday cake... hmmm. Well, I guess I have to say it's a tie between a chocolate mocha cake and cheesecake... I love them both equally!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

julialynn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU


I love yellow cake with chocolate icing YUM simple and sweet....

My blog is messing up on me when I try to post, so I will try to link up in a little bit, but in the meanrime I told 4 of my im friends/sb.buddies to check you out!