Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop

Well welcome to my blog. Aren't you just loving the
Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop?

If you are just starting, you will want to go to Angie's at Scrappin' Memories  & start from the beginning.

Here is the Hop list in case you get turned around.

Jani - +++You are here+++

First of all...
I want to wish my blog friend Tammy a very happy birthday!
(Be sure and leave her a b-day comment when you go by her blog in a few minutes :)

In honor of Tammy's birthday, I have this fun group of birthday captions you can download.

Have you ever made a project and it just did not come out the way you planned?
That is what happened with my first project. I thought ,"how cute would a 3D gumball machine be."
Sounds cute. The files took a while to figure out and when I thought I had it together, it was a little disappointing.

It just needed something else.
(It does not work like a gumball machine. It is just a round box.)

I tired to add a stand.

Still not quite right.
I tried to add ribbons and bows.Still not quite right.

So I made something else.
(I was very happy with this one)

It is a step card that I converted to a SWEET shop.

(See the tab marked "step cards" for more info and a cut file for a generic side step card.

Go ahead and take a closer look.
Those cupcakes at the bottom of the display window are actually a ribbon that I got from Celeste. (she was your 4th stop on the hop over at Touched by a Butterfly) Thanks Celeste!
On the shelf above is a cake and some snow cones. What looks like sugary goodness is actually cotton balls sprayed with alcohol inks. ( I mix rubbing alcohol with several drops or re-inker in a medicine bottle)

If you  get on your tip toes and really press your nose to the glass ( or crafting plastic in this case), you'll see even more goodies.

The best thing is that these sweet treats are "FAT FREE" :)

Here is an other shot of the little canisters in back.

And of course, I just HAD to put some paper flowers on my project.

I should mention that the beautiful label on the door is not one of my files.

I got that from Paulo over at MTC SCAL E-files

Well I hope you like it as much as I do.

If you would like the SVG cut files and /or PDF templates & instructions for the Gumball Machine and the Sweet Shop:

1) Be or become a follow my blog.
2) Leave a comment or email me at
and request them.

Thanks for coming by! I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Your next stop is Melin over at Cooking With Cricket.


JustYolie said...

HOLY SWEET SMOKES!!! Jani this is so SWEET! many details...first I love the gumball machine....then the sweet shop! You included cotton candy!! I LOVE IT! Thank you for being part of the hop with me!

PinkBlingCrafter said...

WOWZERS!!! LOVE that card so many sweet details, just love it. Jani, we were thinking along the same with the making of a gumball machine LOL!! Fabulous project and thanks for sharing them!!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great projects, TFS
Katsews at gmail dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Great projects. The sweet treat shop side step card (say that several times, yah) is a sweet treat indeed. Wonderful detail.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is a work of art!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Good Grift...totally awesome. I was impressed with the gumball machine even though you were not satisfied. Then I started scrolling now and sawe more and more and more....and the DETAILS. I'm blown away and you even offered some freebie svgs. WOW

Melin said...

Oh gosh girl!!! That is so cool! I was thinking gum ball machine too!!! But I just couldn't decide how to go about it. I think it turned out really cute and your sweet shop card is ADORABLE! You super rocked this hop!


Eva said...

Hi Jani, awe I love them both. You are so creative!!! It is always fun to hop by your blog!!!
Eva :0)
I have a giveaway on my blog right now

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Have to disagree with you -- love your gum ball machine! So creative. Your card is wonderful too - - it was great hopping with you!

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with you about the gunball machine.... I love love it.....Your card is absolutley fabulous... You do such wonderful work..... I would love the files you used.... I would so love to try the gumball machine.....You are truely talented... sooooo many details on your card wowzers.....

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Your crazy, your irst project was so cool! just the fact that you can figure out the cut file is amazing to me!
But your 2nd project even more amazing with all those little details!! TFS
Hugs, Staci

PS: Love your flowers, new follower (you need to do networked blogs so when you post it shows on Facebook (I am on there more than blogging) just a thought :0)

Angie said...

Love your gumball machine I love the way it turned out and your card is too sweet tfs!!

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

OMG! How daring and bold to make the gumball machine?! Which BTW I honestly think is way cute! The second project is very cool too! You should be EQUALLY proud of both of the things you made! =] Not many can pull of what you did! TFS!

Heather said...

I actually really like the gumball machine! What a fun and super cute idea!!! I think it is gorgeous. I am sorry that it was not exactly what you wanted it to be .. but I think we all love it.

Your second card.. JAW STILL ON THE FLOOR! You SHOULD be proud of that one!!! Wow at the design, folds, and the cotton candy is delicious looking.

Thanks for sharing

Carla said...

Thanks for sharing your projects they are both really cute. or racincrafts at aim dot com

sleeplesswonder said...

Wow I like both the card and the gumball machine. Your sweet shop is awesome though. TFS. I am already a follower. :)
Melissa D
mkds312 at hotmail dot com

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

OMG Jani! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! first of all... I love your gumball machine. don't know what you dislike about it. And your sweetshop... yumm I just want to be there to partake in all that good stuff. Your wonderful!

scrappingmamma said...

oh WOW really? your gumball machine is FAB! and I LOVE your card how sweet is this? LOVE both of your projects..Thanks for sharing love, Scrappingmamma! ~

Kristina said...

OMG this is just too cute! What a terrific idea a gum ball machine!! Love your projects!

VanessaB said...

wow you are crafty! amazing detailed work. love all your projects!

Heather said...

Oh my I love this card, all the details are just wonderful. Glad to me a new follower

God bless

Brenda said...

Your gumball machine is wonderful. I love it and your sweet shop card is fabulous. Great job on both
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Kris Dietz said...

I think your gumball machine is cute. I really love that sweet shop card -- so many details and so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower -- love your projects and your blog.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I really like your gum ball machine and the sweet shop card is just great. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing your projects. said...

They are both super adorable!!!! and even if the gumball machine did not come as expected it has the WOW factor.... and your card.. all that detail!!!! amazing work!!

Theresa said...

Well, I hate to argue with the blogger, but the gumball machine is adorable. Your card is fabulous many delightful little details. TFS!

smyiow said...

I love your little sweet shop! such amazing detail!!

Anna said...

WOW both are amazing. Such details. I'd love the files. I am now a fan on Facebook. Thank you for the freebies. Adorable!!! Love your work.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Grace Baxter said...

We all have those projects that turn out to be a "lunchbag letdown". Don't worry about it. Your cute step card definitely made up for it. Fabulous details all over the place.

April said...

First time visitor and excited to follow your unique and very creative blog!

Amy said...

WOWZERS!! :) I LOVE both of your projects!! The gumball machine is AWESOME, and the card is FANTASTIC!! I look at everything and try to figure out how I can duplicate it with paper -- So your gumball machine is right up my alley!! I also love your cotton candy cotton balls!! SO NEAT!! :)

What a treat to HOP with you today!! :)

Amy :) at

Lisa R. said...

All of your projects are fabulous! The cotton candy is toooo cute! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Gale said...

Both are great but, wow! That candy shoppe is simply amazing! I love all the little finishing touches that you have used. You really rocked that card!

:) Gale

scrappinC said...

Super sweet card. Your little sweet shop is wonderful all the detail is terrific, good enough to eat. The door and sign on the door is great.

Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

callyannc said...

wow! this is neat an fun! tfs callyann(new follower)

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love your projects. They are so creative. TFS. Scrappy hugs my dear.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on the sweet shoppe. I love it!


Candra said...

I love the sweets you did a great job!!!!!:)

Candra said...

I forgot to add that I would love the svg files~~~Thanks so much

A Creative Journey said...

I really love ALL OF YOUR PROJECTS! You are UBER talented! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same at

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [04 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Anniebee said...

What a great card! It really does look like a sweet shop, especially looking through the window! Great job!


Rez P. said...

Wow! Your projects are AMAZING! I am your newest follower and would love to win. Thanks for the chance. I hope you will visit me too.

Tracey said...

Your sweet shop is all the wonderful details, Great card!

Cathie w said...

so sweet love it...TFS!!!!


Alicia said...

HaHa, I LOVED your posting! It sounds so much like most any project I start on! I think both projects are just amazing though!! *Hugs*

Cyndi S said...

I liked both of your projects. Great job.
cstephenson at q dot com

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the gumball machine! Your step-card is off the hook!!! I love that it looks like a real shop and all of the details you added and the items in the window! AMAZING!!! I am a new follower! Melanie
(Stop on over, I would love to have you following me too!) :)

Angie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment :) I'm now a new follower


Karen said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog. I just followed you, and would love the templates. Thanks for sharing your creativity! I'm off to the blog hop.

Sherrie K. said...

WOW!!!! You have been busy! These are amazing projects~love them all:) I love that little sweet shop:) Great work and very creative. I am a new follower of yours. I hope you stop by my blog and follow me too!! I am excited to see more creations from you! Thanks for sharing!!

Sherrie K

Tammy said...

Jani, I love both projects and want the cut files! LOL Thanks so much for all of the wonderful Birthday wishes, y'all really made my Birthday so special! (and that gumball machine ROCKS!!)
Tammy :-)

Respect My Kraft - Kris and Kristen said...

Omgosh!! How amazing!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm glad I found yours, you have some really great projects!

Keep Krafting! =]
-Kristen, newest follower

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

WOW WOW WOW.......

Kate said...

I have to say that I do like your gumball machine - but your card is AMAZING!! Absolutely incredible!! Your attention to detail is fabulous! I'm blown away by your card! Wow!!

Lisa said...

WOW, what fabulous projects! The gumball machine is so awesome! I love it! And the card is just gorgeous! The details are stunning :)


Davi said...

What amazing creations Jani!! I do love them and the cotton candys are especially delightful :)