Monday, September 5, 2011


Happy Labor Day everyone! 
     I hope that you all had a great weekend, and for those of you that have today off I hope you have a wonderful day.  I had to work on Saturday,  but I am actually happy because that means I get a two day weekend anyway as we are closed today!  Yay!!  I am not even going to think about how busy we are going to be tomorrow,  I am just enjoying today.  :O) 
     I am going to get right to my card today, as we are about to head out for a long walk.   I am sorry to go on you once again about our walks, but that is what today's card is all about.  Over the last few weeks you all know that we have been walking downtown to extend our route just a little bit.  Well a little while ago we found the coolest cake shop on one of the side streets.  We didn't even know that it was there, and as you know we walk so early in the mornings it of course has been closed every time we have gone by.  However there are cakes modeled in the front window and we all just drool each and every time we go by.  So,  last Thursday when the M&Ms got off of school Jerry and I picked them up and surprised them by heading over to check it out and get a look at it on the inside.  All of us are huge fans of the Food Network's Cake Challenge and Cupcake Wars, so we were excited to see the inside of the cake store.  lol...  The store is called Classy & Crazy Cakes and the woman that makes the cakes is Donna.  She is 24 and she has competed with some of the stars from the Food Network.  We had the pleasure of meeting her Mom Rose who was running the store while we were there.  I have to confess that all four of us spent over an hour visiting with her.  We had a great time hearing about her Daughter and seeing picutes of just a few of her awesome cakes.  We wanted to try one of her cupcakes, so we decided to share one that was called the Neapolitan   OMGoodness!  This cupcake had a cut strawberry on top with chocolate frosting that had little shavings of chocolate in it (not too rich, just right) all on a wonderfully - just perfect yellow cake.  I am telling you I have never tasted a cupcake like this one.  Mind you I only had one bight of it as the M&Ms devoured the rest of it.  lol.... Rose was so sweet however, as she would not let Jerry pay her for the cupcake. 
     Ok, so getting back to my card today you all know how much I love me some Greeting Farm stamps, so of course sending Rose a 'Thank You'  card with Birthday Anya II on it just seemed to be the perfect thing to do.  I had so much fun making her this card and I really spent way too much time fussing over it, but I really want her to know how much we appreciated her time and generosity with us.  My two M&Ms really love getting to meet people and finding out all about them.  That makes me happy as I tend to be a gabby gus myself.  ( I know you just can't believe it. lol)  It is just always so interesting to learn about people in a small town as not everyone starts out where they end up and their journeys are always so interesting. 
     Well guys, I am being hailed to get my running shoes on so I better get a move on.  If you haven't done so already remember today is the last day to leave a comment for your chance to win my blog candy. So be sure to check out my sidebar and leave a comment.  Have a great day and I will talk at you all tomorrow. 
      By the way, if you didn't already know it I have a channel on YouTube under gobeagirl and I have decided that my DD and I are going to print out every one's names and put them into a hat to draw from.  We are going to post it on my YouTube Channel and the results will be here on my blog come Wednesday morning.  Thanks everyone for making this so much fun, and to all my followers thanks for all your support.  It really means a lot to me.  If you are interested in seeing some of Donna's wonderful cake just click here.  :O)  You won't be sorry.
Hugs, Lisa G

stamp-Birthday Anya II - TGF
cs-Neenah & White Christmas-WeR Memory Keepers
dp-Hometown Summer-pinkpaislee
Spellbinders-Fleur De Lis & classic rectangles lg
rub-ons-card sayings-making memories
roses-IamRoses-Smscrapper (Sharon)
crystals-Say it with Crystals-Prima
lace & ribbon-stash
corner rub-on - Daisy-d's
Copic Markers:
dress, hair tie & shoes-YG95-YG21-YG01-R24-R22-E77
Neopolitan Cupcake-E31-E30-E74-E77-E79-R59-R46-YR24-YR21


Nancy Thomas said...

So very pretty - love the happy colors and the bling.

Amanda R said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I am sure she will be very surprised and touched when she gets it. I love the little flourish in the corner, such an elegant little touch. Crossing my fingers Madison draws my name!

Chrissy said...

Do you like to talk Lisa?? do I, but I tend to waffle, and make very short stories very love us, right.

Lovely card, gorgeous colouring, as they always are.Hope you are well too, I'm a box of fluffys now, the nasty bug has left the premises...onward and upward...


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh just so SWEET and YUMMY!~

Amy said...

Hey! I saw when you got that flourish bling and paper, and it looks magnificent on this cute card Lisa! The flourish is such a perfect accent and your coloring of cupcake Anya is gorgeous, perfect image for the bakery! Such a thoughtful card and cute to boot too!:)
Hope you have a good day at work tomorrow!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow ,so sweet! yum...

Denice said...

Eeeeeeek...I'm going to be honest ande tell you I'm not reading all the way through your comments....but your card is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. I love your birthday Anya!!!!!