Saturday, August 6, 2011

That's Hot!!!

First, Thanks Yolie for letting me be one of your guest. I love it. This is sooo HOT!!!

I had so much fun getting ready for this hop.  Ordinarily we spend our summers in Spain, this year we did not go. My oldest son's birthday is at the end July so he has never had a party at home with his friends until this year. I decided to give him a HOT birthday party.

Here are my projects for this HOT summer hop:

Welcome ALOHA banner

To create this banner I used K&Company paper from their Citronella collection.  The font is Hawaiian Punk (downloaded free)  and I cut it via SCAL2. The Palm tree, flip flops and hibiscus are from Lettering Delights, Mahalo collection. The ribbons came from JoAnn's, Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

More details:


Here is the HOT cake!

The cake decorations are made out of gum paste and fondant. The palm trees have pretzel trunks and the leaves are cut with the Cricut Cake (don't remember the name of the file).  The surf board is from Lettering Delight collection "Mahalo" and cut with the Cricut Cake.  The beach hut is actually a frosting container with mini pretzels glued to it with colored buttercream. The rest of deco is made out of gum paste.

Here are some close ups of the details:

Lily colored with yellow and orange edible dust.

Smashed oreos create the dirt and Graham crackers create the sand.  :)

Mr. Tiki is made out of marshmallow fondant. He was sooooo sweet!!

The party was HOT and Philip had a great time. Finally a birthday in the USA!!!

My last HOT project is a Thank You card. We wanted to thank all of our friends that came to the party and also I wanted to thank all my blogger friends. 



Card paper.- chipboard card stack
Backing Paper.- K&Company, Citronella collection
Surf board papers .- Echo Park Paper co. , Dots & Stripes Collection
Cutting files.- Mahalo Collection from Lettering Delights
Font: Hawaiian Punk glazed with Glossy Accents.
Glitter Paper: Hobby Lobby

Thank you everybody for visiting my blog!!! Your next stops is Ashley

Yolie –
Xochitl – http://cricutcritter.blogspot.​com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.​com/
Angie - http://angie-scrappinmemories.​
Celeste – http://touchedbyabutterfly.blo​
Debbie -
Ann -
Mari -​m/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrap​
Christel -​
Jani - http://papercompulsions.blogsp​
Sherry - http://cookiejarstamps.blogspo​
Monica - http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​
Melin  - http://www.cookingwithcricut.c​om/
 Gaby  -


  1. Hot Hot Hot...great project!!!! TFS!!!


  2. Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  3. Love love love the card and banner. The cake looks awesome. I wouldn't want to cut it lol. Nice being on the hop with you.

  4. love your luau cake and card very creative!!TFS!

  5. Wow! All of your projects are really cute! Love the cake, especially! Nice work!


  6. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I love the cake especially. It's so creative. TFS such wonderful inspiration!!!


  7. cool projects! What a fun hop. Thanks for sharing :)

  8. oh wow I love love yout projects avsolutley wonderful.

  9. WOW WOW WOW!!! what great things you have did a wonderful job

  10. Absolutely beautiful banner, cake and card! I especially love the cake ideas as I make a few a year, too:-) I became a new follower and look forward to your posts!

  11. Holy cow..your projects are all so awesome. That cake is amazing, and the banner and card turned out great TFS!

    p.s.- new follower thanks to the hop :)

  12. I LOVE them all and I am waiting for my piece of the fab cake! I am so glad you are enjoying the Cricut Cake!Great job on all of the projects!

  13. You do wonderful work! I thought the banner was great...then I scrolled down to the!

    dreamsandmemories at yahoo dot com

  14. I agree where is that cake, that was a fabulous job!
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  15. Love all the projects. The cake is so cool and I want to cut a room full of those sparly Hibiscus! TFS!

  16. very cool, no I mean Very Hot projects!!!
    Eva :0)

  17. Super fun projects. I just love K & Co papers and that palm tree is awesome. OMGoodness the cake is hot, hot, hot! You did a wonderful job on it. Very creative. It has been fun hopping along with you:)


  18. WHOA!! Amazing projects! I so loved the cake Mari...everything turned out FABULOUS & HOT! Thanks for being part of the hop! :)

  19. What a FANTASTIC set of party decorations and cake! This is my kind of party. I fell in love with Hawaii in 1990 and would love to go back. Fantastic project!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  20. I love the banner and card and oh my gosh, the cake is fabulous! Awesome projects :)


  21. Awesome projects, Maria! The cake looks incredible! I wish we could have been there!

  22. another wonderful cake! and a very cute and matching card .. they are HOT HOT!

  23. What a super sweet creation! Totally lovely!

    Following back your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to add your blog at Momma's Lounge ( where you can express yourself, add your business/giveaways, and meet more mom bloggers.

    Thanks and have a great day!

  24. Wonderful projects - thanks for sharing!

  25. The projects are definately HOT! Your cake is wonderful. The card came out so beautiful and the banner was so creative. Great job!

  26. Your banner and card was beautiful! I love the colors you used. The cake is AMAZING!! What lucky sons you have, to get birthday cakes like that from their mom!!

    I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog if you get a chance and say hi!!

    Amy E.

  27. WOW! You are amazingly talented and I just love everything you made! THE CAKE IS TO DIE FOR! TFS! I am a new follower and I would be honord if you would swing by my blog and do the same at Have a wonderful week!