Sharon's Shenanigans

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Acorn Cupcakes October 28, 2011

Filed under: Crafts,HELLO CUPCAKE CHALLENGE — Sharon @ 11:41 am

I loved how simple and easy these cupcakes are.  Besides the stuff to make the cupcakes all you need it Hershey kisses and something for the top.  I used mini pecan sandies but I know other options are chocolate melting chips or mini  Nilla wafers.    I also saw some mini nutter butters that would be perfect. 

Unwrap all the kisses.  I did mini cupcakes with one acorn on each and a few large cupcakes with 2 on top.  One bag of kisses is more than enough.

To glue the tops and bottoms I used chocolate frosting.  I also added a little stem.

I made a bunch of these first so when I frosted the cupcakes I could stick an acorn to each one.

I couldn’t decide is I wanted to make them green or leave the frosting white.  So I made one of each first.  I decided I didn’t love the color and couldn’t get the right shade of green.


I know these look very simple but somehow I still manage to make a total mess.

I had some fall leaf sprinkles that were perfect for these cupcakes. Here is the final results.

I brought these cupcakes to the campground for the Halloween celebrations.    I had some left over batter so I made some larger ones for the guys at work. 


Memorial Day Blog Hop May 28, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts,HOME — Sharon @ 9:03 am

A special thanks to all the military families that have given so much to protect my family and our freedom.

I sincerely thank you!

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Now Hop on over to

Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers, who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women, who died in any war or military action.

Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.


Nemo 1st Birthday Card May 23, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts,HOME — Sharon @ 11:56 am

Here is the Nemo card I made for the Birthday Boy!


Blast from the Past Blog hop May 18, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts,HOME — Sharon @ 9:58 am

— May Hop Rules: Create a card featuring any Taylored Expressions Stamps released prior to March 2011! Click HERE to view our stamp sets by release date. The theme for our May hop is “Make it Masculine”. It’s time to celebrate the men in our lives by choosing masculine images and colors and leaving the glitter and glitz aside!

Attempt #1 – Set of Stamps “Chillax”

2nd Attempt same set:

Here are the entries from the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past blog hop! Stay tuned for details on how you can sign up for the customer blog hop next month!

1.  Taylor VanBruggen   19.  Rebecca Ednie    
2.  Sankari Wegman   20.  Monika Davis    
3.  Nancy Jensen   21.  Karen Giron    
4.  Pattie Goldman   22.  Kelly Collins    
5.  Carole Rinear Chesser   23.  Nancy McKinney    
6.  Niema Bryson   24.  Kelli Hull    
7.  Tracy Clemente   25.  Margie Cortina    
8.  Julia Aston   26.  Amber Hight    
9.  Bonnie Ratzloff   27.  Crafty Math Chick    
10.  Natalie Houston   28.  Wendy McGaffey    
11.  Kathi Rerek   29.  Stephanie Kraft    
12.  Lori Craig   30.  Cindy Coutts    
13.  Michelle Single   31.  Candace Pierce    
14.  Stacey Schafer   32.  Wanda Guess    
15.  Lisa Hjulberg   33.  Jessica Willison    
16.  Sharon Pence   34.  Geeta Suggs    
17.  Dawn Barghorn   35.  Jodi Collins    
18.  Jasmin Owsley   36.  Danielle Lounds  

Wedding Cake May 13, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts — Sharon @ 1:12 pm

My Uncle GARY is getting married Memorial Day Weekend!  I am very happy for him and his new bride so I made them this cute “Clean and Simple” card!

I really like the Mr & Mrs embossed in silver, I tried to get a good photo of what I mean when I say “embossed” for you non- card making readers.  It is sort of raised off the paper and shinny


A New Card Challenge for the Cricut May 11, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts — Sharon @ 7:41 pm



For this week’s challenge we’d like to see a card for a brand new baby. You can use any colors and any Cricut cartridge for this week’s challenge.

I used “New Arrival” cartridge in 3inches.  Do you think this is a unisex card? or is it more girly?


PTI Blog Hop April 25, 2011

Filed under: Cards,Crafts,HOME — Sharon @ 12:58 pm

I almost forgot is was PTI blog Hop Day……..



This month’s blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives!  Now’s your chance to create Father’s Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash!  Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!

I went and put a little something together which was really easy since I had this cute golf bag embellishment.   My dad is a BIG golfer so this will be perfect for him.

PTI- Polka dot paper 

 PTI- Mixed Messages father stamp.