Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cruising Mini Album

Here is a custom order that we recently completed for a couple that is celebrating their 25th (that's right...25th!!!) wedding anniversary.  Here are some the pictures of the album for your viewing pleasure!  Remember all Crabby Cakes Studio mini albums are only $25.00 each. 
Each album includes:
  • 12 pages
  • 2 custom paper peicings
  • rhinestones
  • brads
  • ribbons
  • mini albums with album for additional photo storage

Monday, August 1, 2011

New Blog Design

Please be patient while The Posh Box re-designs my blog.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Little bit of Crabbie! Snappy Birthday Card

Crab-Snappy Birthday

Here is a card I (Bobbi) created using a few scrapbook items, some you might already have!

I used an old Stampin Up set called (I think) Under the Sea.  I really think if you have a beach theme set it would work just as nicely too!

I stamped my clam and crab on red cardstock and cut the outline of each image.  I used my hole punch to create the eyes of the crab.  White pen to color the clams eyes.

I used a sandy brown paper and a darl brown ink with a stipple brush to create the sand texture on the card and a simple tear of the paper to give it more depth.

Now the sand castle was fun!  I really love it when I can create an image with just using a punch.  

I used my index card punch to create the sand castle, Martha Stewart carries a punch similar to what was used as seen on card.  

I cut the brown card stock 1 1/2 x 2 1/2 and punched only the top section.  I cut another piece 1/2 x 1/2 and punched the topm stippled in a dark brown ink and layered.

I just created a cute card in a snap!

Turning Crabby Into Happy!
Christine and Bobbi
Crabby Cakes Studio


Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Fun Blog Hop - day 1

It's time to get ready for Summer! So I gathered up some of my favorite crafting friends to help me get ready for this great summer season!! So grab you favorite comfy chair, flip fops, and iced tea and get ready to hop with my friends. I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to... be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you have started here at my blog then you are on the right track. If not, and just hopped on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from June 3rd and 4th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!
Our Line up....

1. Robin -
2. Rachelle -
3. Suzanne -
5. Patricia -
6. Mandie -
7. Mickie -
8. Deborah -
9. Tristan -
10. Monica -
11. Christine -
12. Carla -
13. Shawnee -

Our project for today is..... 
When we think of summer - we think of baseball.  In honor of summer and baseball, we created this 6x6 spiral bound baseball themed scrapbook.  It's perfect for the little leaguers in our lives!

This is my favorite saying - 'All you need is glove"

Who can think of baseball without the classic song - Take me out to the ball game....  (bet that song is stuck in your head for a while today!!)  We printed this on a word template using our word template tutorial.  Here is the link in case you missed it:

Here is another fun saying 'If you can't stand the heat - you can't play my game"

As a gift for stopping by our blog today - we are re-posting out baseball bat and ball svg files.


Christine and Bobbi

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Baby Shower Custom Invitations

Baby Girl Shower Invitations
Crabby Cakes Studio was requested to create custom baby shower invitations for our client, Shona.
Knowing she is having a little girl, her only request was to be in the colors green, pink and white.  The design/theme she requested was to be "baby booties".

Bobbi search high and low for an entire week to see if there were dimensional invitations in the "baby bootie" style.....well, guess what?  No such luck!

Bobbi created 2 invitations for Shona to choose from....both custom created.  No copying or scrap lifting here!

These were the two invitations presented to Shona..........
Baby Shoe Invitation #1
Baby Shoe Invitation #2

Shona really like the sparkle of the flowered rhinestones and the color variations of invitation #1 especially since the baby's room is in bright pink and greens with flowers!  

We happily created 85 adorable custom baby shower invitations!  Congrats to Shona, and we hope you have a great, funfilled baby shower! And of course never ending happiness your daughter will be bring you and your husband!

Oh, another loving touch was that Shona added to the invitation was requesting her guests to bring a children's book rather than a card!  Love it!

The invite read: (excluding the party details for privacy)
Come celebrate
the pitter patter
of tiny feet
in the our household
with a
shower for Shona
On June 33, 2011 at 2PM
located at
1111 Belaire Drive
Chicago, IL

Turning Crabby Into Happy!
Bobbi and Christine
Crabby Cakes Studio


Monday, May 23, 2011

Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Birthday Bash Blog Hop.
May 23 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Welcome to the very first Birthday Bash Blog Hop. We are here to celebrate not only my birthday but my daughter Becky’s birthday, my baby turns 20 today.

...If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just lucked up on this blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.
We're so excited to being doing this hop, and we have a fabulous line up with some very talented folks. There will be lots of fun projects, along with some great blog candy, and an AMAZING grand prize for this hop.

This hop runs all day on May 23, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what BLOG CANDY you could possibly WIN!!

Here is the complete line up
Lisa - You are here!
Lisa -
Michelle -
Shawnee -
Shelly -
Creativek Kuts -
Deb -
Corrine -
Tristan -
Mickie -
Rachelle –
Sheri -
Melanie -
Christine -
Bobbi –
Debbie -
Leila -
Emily -
Jennifer -
April -
Jennifer -
Ashley -
Donna -
Elsa -
Shannon -
Ashley -
Monica -
Lisa -
Scrapping With Lisa on facebook at

There is also going to be an overall grand prize, which is being sponsored by Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa and she will be the first and last blog on the hop. In order to be eligible for the grand prize you must leave a comment on every blog in the hop, as well as become a fan of my blog and of Scrapping with Lisa on Facebook. If you don’t do facebook, this won’t count against you for the grand prize, just let me know that in your comment. You must do all this, it is mandatory in order to be eligible for the overall grand prize.

As an avid scrapbooker, whenever someone I know is going to have a baby, I love to make them a scrapbook for the first year.  It always starts with a welcome page and ends with the first birthday.  Below are some of the pages that I made for that book.   
This is the front cover of the book.  I just am so in love with blue and brown these days!

Here is the welcome to the page.  My two favorite titles are "You are Purr fect!!" (Thank you Bobbi for that one) and "Welcome to the Jungle" (a nod to the 80's"

Don't you just love the monkey and lion.  They turned so cute. 

In between the welcome and birthday - I add pages for all of the major holidays (Easter, Valentines Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, etc)

With every new baby book, I always have the last two pages first birthday!  In this book, the cake opens to hold 2 additional 2x3 photos!
 I used a cricut cartridge for the hat and than added glitter (everything looks better with glitter)!
The "WISH" is from the $0.99 section at Target.  What a great bargin to complete this adorable page!

Thanks for stopping by Crabby Cakes Studio. 

Your next blog is Bobbi -

Have a GREAT day!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cake Pop Flower Pot


Happy Birthday Bobbi!!!

Today is Bobbi's birthday.  She is turning ummm ahhhh - well ok - it's not polite to tell a lady's age. So let's just say it's her 21st birthday (again).

In honor of Bobbi's birthday party here on our blog, I am going to give everyone the present of a tutorial on how to make this adorable flower pot - cake pop stand!

Suplies Needed:

1 flower pot - I bought the flower pot I gave Bobbi at Michaels on sale for $3.99
1 styro foam florist block - cut this into thirds
12 lollipop sticks
Mother's Day Bouquet Cricit Cartridge
1 piece of 12x12 yellow card stock
1/4 piece of green tissue paper
Hole punch
Cake Pops (12 for the bouquet and a couple ot eat while making the present


Step 1 - Cut flower shapes from Mother's Day Bouquet (I used flower #18)  - last  column - third row

Step 2 - Punch holes in the center of the flowers.  I used the small punch on my Crop-A-Dile - Eyelet and Snap Punch Tool

Step 3 - Insert florist foam into flower pot

Step 4 - Cover foam with green tissue paper (you can also use easter grass if you have any - I was out) 

Step 5 - Assemble your cake pop flowers by add the flower unser the cake pop.

Step 6 - Insert Cake Pops into flower pot!  Repeat until complete.

Step 7 - Deliver to the Birthday Girl

Step 8 - Eat and Enjoy

Happy Birthday Sunshine!  Hope you have a great 21st (ish) Birthday Blog Party!

Red Velvet Cake Pop Receipe (from

1 box (about 18 ounces) Red Velvet cake mix
1 box (3.4 ounces) chocolate pudding mix
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup canned cream cheese icing
1 bag (14 ounces) White Candy Melts® (I used 1/2 package of while Almond Bark)

48 tablespoon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray one 13 x 9 x 2 in. sheet pan or two 8 in. or 9 in. round pans with vegetable pan spray.

In large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water and oil; beat at medium speed with electric mixer 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 30-35 minutes for round pans; 35-40 minutes for sheet pan, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling grid and cool completely. Divide cake in half; freeze one half for future use.

In large bowl, use hands to crumble cake until no large chunks remain. Add icing; mix with fingers until well combined. Form mixture into cake balls. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Melt Candy Melts according to package directions. Dip sticks into melted Candy Melts and insert into cake balls; let set. Wait until candy is completely firm before dipping the pops completely in melted Candy Melts; let set.

Makes 48 – 1 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/4 in. diameter)
Makes 24 – 2 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-1/2 in. diameter)
Makes 16 – 3 tablespoon sized cake ball pops (each about 1-3/4 in. diameter)