Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Discover Your Wings...

Hey everyone!

I'm really excited about my post today because I am CELEBRATING my blog, The Whimsical Butterfly, and also, my brand NEW Blog, "Yeah, She Blogs..." a NON-crafty blog where you can hang out for random ramblings, inspiring quotes, marvelous mommy-hood, and even some yummy recipes.  I hope you'll join me.

The real reason I'm celebrating today is because I started re-arranging some blog elements for the new blog and updating this one and it occurred to me a few days ago that I somehow got over 200,000 visits without my noticing!   Well,  I mentioned it to my sweet hubby the other day and it just happened to be the same day him and I had discovered this new cupcake place in town, Biddy Bear cupcakes.  

I called to inquire about it and also was thinking that our boys' bday party is scheduled for the week that school gets out (they had their birthday back in March but are opting for a fun summer pool party ;)  Anyway, my hubs knows that I LOVE cupcakes and also knows that I'm SUPER duper picky about frosting-I don't like when its' too sweet or waxy or artificial tasting...but he decided to give it a go and um...can you say AMAZING???

Check out the detail on these ADORABLE crafty cupcakes that she came up with after talking to me and paying attention to what I do:

My sweet hubby brought these home and I swear the entire neighborhood heard me scream:
Look at these CUTE little buttons!  I have to say, I'm not a fan of fondant at ALL but it wasn't bad...I didn't eat the spools and thread, but I did much on a button or two ;)   Seriously, the frosting was light, airy, no aftertaste, and not sickeningly sweet -it was perfect.

Anyway, such a SWEET and FUN tribute to my crafty blog- I couldn't get OVER the handstamped fondant with "The Whimsical Butterfly" stamped that not adorable?  I am one lucky girl, I am tellin' ya.  I just need another excuse to order cupcakes now, I think ;)   Seriously, she came up w/ the designs all on her own and I just adore them!

Lesley, the owner of Biddy Bear, serves the local Nashville area, but she DOES ship fondant "toppers" anywhere, so be sure to check out her blog and Facebook page and PLEASE tell her I sent you- they are just delicious!!!

Well, before I leave y'all, I DO have a crafty project I'm ready to gentle...another mixed media frenzy I went into last night using Stamping Bella's "Spring Butterflies" by Balzer Designs!  I have been itching to ink these babies up but I finally decided that they belonged on this little 5x5 canvas that I prepped last week and was just so hesitant to start. I don't know why I get so nervous about this mixed media but for some reason I feel like this type of art lends itself 'deeper' into a person's soul/personality than a card does....does that make any sense?  Seriously, what do you guys think?

I'm looking forward to starting a new project with this mixed media art that involves a little challenge from Helmar...stay tuned for more info on that....and did you know that Stamping Bella carries Helmar products?  Talk about a match made in heaven.

Here's to 200,000 more views as I continue to DISCOVER my wings...and I hope you are doing the same! <3  

much love,



StampinCathy said...

Congrats on 200,000 hits. Not surprise with your creative and inspiring MOJO!
OMGOSH!!!!! Those cupcakes are just the cute!
I just love your project. Love the sentiments, butterflies, colors and details. Very inspiring.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh those cupcakes look YUMMY!!! WOW!!! Love them!! And loving that canvas!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the butterflies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Cindy Haffner said...

YUMMY YUMMY I LOVE cupcakes too!!~~ LOVE your butterflies!!~

1CardCreator said...

Yum! How sweet of your DH to order this for you, you are 1 lucky gal! Congrats on the 200,000, good luck on the new blog.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SHUT UP! Girlie, what an AWESOME hubs you have!!! You can tell him I said that too!!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Those cupcakes look delicious! I wish I had that frosting recipe, lol.

Your canvas looks awesome! I love the swirls you made and the gorgeous butterflies! FANTASTIC!!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwww! Thanks for the sweet words and for asking me to do them. I had so much fun coming up with ideas and making them! And congrats on your blog! WOW!!!

Danni said...

Oh my goodness...those cupcakes are so!!

And look at you...another wonderful canvas!! You're awesome!

Kim Y. said...

yummy, yummy! TFS! I want one! hehe

Grat job with the canvas, Jess! Wow, girl! This is fantastic!

Sparkle said...

Fabulous cupcakes and I love your piece of art!

Darla said...

Those are the most creative cupcakes I've ever seen. I'm impressed! Glad you have such a sweet hubby too. I'm happy you had 200,000 hits and something to celebrate!

margie c said...

Sorry! LOL! Once I got down to the cupcake part I forgot what I had read in your post and had to re-read, LOL! Those are so beautiful and delish! I bet it was painful to eat ;) hee hee! Congrats!
And I just love this canvas too! The pink is so bright and the butterflies are so pretty! I am loving these! Beautiful work :)
hugs to you!

Tasha said...

WOW Jess, this is stunning! Oh my gosh you really are rocking these canvases! The colours are so bold and funky they really capture your attention and i love the glitter highlights
love tasha xx

Jessie/knightrone said...

It's awesome, fun, and so YOU!!