Saturday, February 28, 2009

Class by Melissa & Prize #8

Here's some fun answers about birthdays by Melissa:

What is your favorite birthday cake? My mom always made us a homemade Chocolate Buttermilk Double-Decker cake for our birthdays....so even if I have to make my own, my favorite still remains the cake my mom would spoil us with.

What was your most memorable birthday? My most memorable birthday was this past year when my husband broke ground on our new house.....such a sweet gift.

Do you like surprises? I LOVE surprises....but I also love to snoop....but when it comes right down to it.....I would rather be surprised than know what someone was planning for me.

How do you celebrate? I love to celebrate veeeeeerrry quietly....just my husband and little girl...no frills...no party...perhaps no cooking though :)

Melissa created a beautiful tabletop frame......enjoy!

Once Upon A Time by Melissa Phillips

Supplies you will need for this project:
House Chipboard by Jenni Bowlin
Vintage Black Ledger by Jenni Bowlin
Home Bingo Card by Jenni Bowlin
Porcelain Olio Color Rub-on Book by Basic Grey
Porcelain Champagne Brown Designer Rub-ons by Basic Grey
Porcelain Chip Sticker Shapes by Basic Grey
Marrakech Olio Color Rub-on Book by Basic Grey
Infuse Buttons by Basic Grey
Childhood Journal Notes by Crafty Secrets
Flower Patch Butterfly Paper by Making Memories
Silver Rhinestone Embellishments by Kaisercraft
Pink Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by May Arts
Black Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon by May Arts

Instructions for Frame:
1. Trace chipboard houses onto coordinating paper and Bingo card, cut out, ink edges and adhere.

2. Punch holes in sides of houses and tie together with assorted ribbon.

3. Create crepe paper flowers and adhere to top areas of 1st and 3rd houses.

4. Coat chipboard crown and flower with Mica flakes and adhere to centers of crepe paper flowers.

5. Attach adhesive gems to crown and to center of chipboard flower to embellish and add chipboard leaf.

6. Adhere chipboard scroll to center hour and embellish with a button.

7. Coat chipboard scallop border with Mica flakes and adhere along bottom edge of center house.

8. Apply rub-on borders to 1st and 3rd houses and attach trim along bottom edge of 1st house.

9. Trim edges of vintage image using pinking shears, ink and adhere to center house.

10. Apply rub-on sentiments to 1st and 3rd houses and embellish with chipboard flower, butterfly and buttons.

Fun Birthday Fact: Noisemakers were given out at first known birthday parties to scare away evil spirits who were believed to be attracted to people on their birthdays.

Prize Drawing #8: Prizes will be posted every hour on the hour. Winners will be picked by a random number generator and all winners will be posted at 9PM tonight. For a chance to win each prize, all you have to do is answer the question with a comment on each hourly post. (make sure to leave your comment under each picture of the prize, click on the photo for a larger view)

Don't miss our Guest Designer and the Grand Prize Drawing at 7PM!

Here's the eighth question: Do you have ice cream with your birthday cake...what is your favorite flavor?


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60 comments:

Trace Geworsky said...

Honestly, Im not a huge ice cream fan(Unless its vanilla soft ice cream) so I never have it with my cake.

Kathy W said...

I don't usually have ice cream with cake...the cold hurts my teeth.

Janelle said...

If the cake isn't a white cake, I prefer vanilla bean ice cream. If it's a white cake, then I'd like some kind of chocolate that has something chunky in it -- like nuts or some kind of candy. Mmmmm.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

I don't have ice cream with my cake....I don't like the messiness of the two of them running all together.....and believe me....I know that is a little weird...!! lol!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

the past few cakes have been ice cream cakes which is kinds nice since I don't have to scoop out ice cream as well. Otherwise, I would just eat cake!

Jessica said...

Yes! I usually have mint chocolate chip ice cream with my birthday cake. Everyone in my family loves it.

Tammy said...

Ilove to eat vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake minus the icing. I love to mix the cake w/the ice cream. I've done this since I was a kid. LOVE IT!!!!

Harley Dee said...

GOT to have ice cream! Good ol' vanilla with cake is the best :)

ms.cheryl said...

By all means ! My favorite from Baskin n Robbins is praline and cream. My favorite from the grocery is Blue Bell's Century Sundae. AND where there is ice cream there must be chocolate syrup. Excuse me while i take a peek in the freezer and see what kind of ice cream may be in there... thanks, ms.cheryl

Patty G said...

I love ice cream, but not usually with cake. My favorite flavor is any intense chocolate.

Kathy said...

Sometimes if there are guests over. Usually French Vanilla! Beautiful projects on here! Thanks for the cahance to win! :)Kathy

castlebc said...

Forget ice cream w/ cake; how about an ice cream cake. Any flavor is welcomed.

Smadar said...

Actually... I don't like ice cream...

6p01127913c34e28a4 said...

Chocolate, chocolate and some more CHOCOLATE!!

Angel said...

Absolutely... vanilla!!!

Jennifer said...

My favorite ice cream is chocolate, but I don't really like ice cream with my cake. When I eat cake, it's all about the cake. LOL!

Tricia said...

I sometimes have ice cream with my cake. If I do, my favorite is Vanilla Fudge Swirl.

Erika M. said...

Yes it's usually vanilla of some type or neopolitian.

Karen said...

No ice cream with cake. Favorite flavor of ice cream is fresh peach.

Jingle said...

Always! Usually vanilla! I love the ice cream more than the cake! LOL!

bumblesnbees said...

So many yummy ones, but a really good quality vanilla is tops!

{pam} said...

i don't like ice cream with my cake . . . makes it too mooshy! but i do love ice cream . . . favs are rocky road and rainbow sherbet.

Jessrose21 said...

Actually, I usually have an ice cream cake! Always Carvel, chocolate with the chocolate crunchies layers.

just me....lynn said...

definitely vanilla ice cream with my white cake with white icing. Just a plain jane kinda gal

~Teresa said...

We can't have birthday cake without the ice cream! My personal favorite is Vanilla...it just seems to go with everything!

southernscraps said...

Absolutely! Vanilla ice cream with cake.

Jean said...

I usually don't have ice cream WITH my birthday cake... but if I did, it would be Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz by B&J's!!

Genevieve said...

I can't eat ice cream.. so I eat only cake!

Lori said...

If it's real rich cake, I'll skip the ice cream, especially if it's just vanilla. However, if it's packed full of chunky goodness, I'm in!

Corey said...

you can't have cake WITHOUT ice cream!!! LOL usually vanilla - that way everyone is happy!

toni.1 said...

ABSOLUTELY, chocolate ice cream for me.

lynn said...

I love ice cream with cake.
Red is my fav color.

Márcia Mattos said...

I love icecream and cake!

And my favorite always is vanilla!!

Great candy!

Love
Marcia

jackiestamps4fun said...

I usually don't have ice cream with my cake. I'm not a huge ice cream fan.

Katherine said...

Not much of an ice cream fan but love cake with a glass of milk.

dannisdoodles said...

GORGEOUS project Melissa :)

vanilla bean ice cream or chocolate chip ice cream

Tracy Durcan said...

Always ice cream and always vanilla by Breyers :)

Indigo Wings said...

Actually, I have ice cream cake on my birthday-- a restaurant near me makes one with a fudge filled center-- it's dreamy!

Samantha said...

There's only one for me, Baskin Robbins chocolate and peanut butter

Sherry Wright said...

Melissa, your project is gorgrous!!

I can't have cake.. but I do have sugar free bunny tracks once in awhile. ;)

jeneaevan said...

Chocolate ice cream goes with any flavor of cake!

cscovel said...

Oh YES, vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake.....

SueB said...

There's a tie for this one - either mint choco chip OR coffee - depends on the mood of the day! And I don't like ice cream touching my cake - if they know me they'll serve it separately!

STINKIN' CUTE house chipboard frame, by the way ...

Ruth aka alteredgeisha said...

No ice-cream unless it's old and stale and chocolate cake and then you can micowave it so it's like hot chocolate pudding!!

I love proper home-made carrot cake yum...yum!!!

almadr said...

I love ice cream so never too much of it! an dmy fave flavour ... hard to decide but probably mixture of chocalate and nuts

McMcKenzie said...

Love ice cream!! My favorite dessert. Prefer it all by itself. Love chocolate chip and vanilla, but especially Italian ice cream (gelato sp?)!!!

Elise said...

No ice cream with my cake, please, as it's always homemade by my sweet sister and I don't want to miss the special flavors she created for me, BUT... when it's just an ice cream night: plain chocolate or vanilla bean.

Cindy Vernon said...

I Usually have an ice cream cake for my birthday, chocolate chip fudge roll from Baskin Robbin's is my favorite!

Birgit said...

I love ice-cream - coconut is among my faves - but usually don't have it with cake!

pei fang said...

Vanilla ice cream

Jenny said...

Strawberry!

Shawninaz said...

I don't always have ice cream with my cake but when I do I really like strawberry with chunks of strawberry in it, yum!

Toni said...

I don't usually have ice cream with my cake... but I love Hagen Danz Dulce Le Leche. YUM!!

Sara said...

It has to be vanilla. That is the best with fresh strawberries, and that is the other requirement for my cake. ´=)

Yumi said...

I usually don't have ice cream with my cake, but if I were to h ave a scoop, I would choose vanilla because that would go fine with almost any cake.

Sheila D said...

Definitely, and always vanilla! Won't have it any other way.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love vanilla ice cream with my chocolate cake. YUM!

I love this tutorial, too. I am going to have such fun trying out all these tutorials with my new MF goodies that I got at the Scrapbook Expo!

SmilynStef said...

I'm not a big ice cream with cake fan ... but I do love a good homemade gelato.

pattyo said...

Love vanilla bean!

denise said...

I like ice cream when I make chocolate pudding cake, but the cake has to be hot.... yummy