Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jazz Theme Cake

The client wanted a Utah Jazz themed cake. This is a white cake with vanilla butter cream frosting. Decorated in butter cream and fondant. The floor looks like an actual wood floor, complete with basket and basketball. 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dreamweaver Birthday Presents

I want to share some cards I made using a birthday stencil.  This is a Sizzix embossing folder, that I took apart so I could use it for a stencil with my Dreamweaver products.  Such a cute present.  You probably remember, I used these on my Christmas Tags.  Fun to use some other mediums to create a different look. 

Here is the first project
"Polka Dot Present"  
Dreamweaver: Flicking 
~black paste
~mica powders

Presenting the second card
"Sweet Present"

Technique: Color, Paste, & Dazzle
~Translucent paste
Dazzling Diamonds
Stamp pads:  So Saffron, Tempting Turqouise
Paper color:  So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, DSP
Punches: Modern label

Splitcoast Sketches: SC 419


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friendship Birds~ Embossed

A card I made with my new stamp set and punches! Yes, I am addicted. 
I just got this set, and punch along with the new black.  The new pads are AMAZING! I use to worry that I wouldn't be able to apply enough pressure on the pad, (in my old age) but not anymore. Strange sense of security. ;)  My son made the comment~ "Mom, I can't hear you tap, tap, tap,  with that pad."  These foam pads are definitely recommended. 


Stamp Sets: "Language of Friendship",
Punches Boho Blossom Punch, Bird Builder, 2 3/8" Scallop
Ink Colors: SU! Basic Black
Paper Colors: SU! Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery,  Crumb Cake

Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Stamin' Dimensionals (behind bird)
Ribbon: Taffetta
Sizzix Impression: Elegant Bouquet


Monday, March 25, 2013

Vintage Flowers

I cannot lie, I was looking at cards made with the Language of Friendship set, and came across this beautiful card. It's just so elegant, I had to reproduce it. Although, changed slightly. Gotta give credit to the original artist.

Technique: Embossing
Stamp Sets: "Language of Friendship"
Ink Colors: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, 

Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder
Paper Colors: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, 

White, Old Olive, 
Punches Boho Blossom Punch, Bird Builder

Scallop Trim Border
Accessories: Pearl Basics

PhotobucketThank you for stopping by, hope you have a creatively, wonderful day!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gymboree Cake

A Gymboree cake was in demand here. I really like the stars on this cake. Perfect for the little two year old boy who received it. Triple chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. I bet this would so delicious with some old fashioned vanilla ice cream. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Woodgrain Freindship Birds

This is my latest stamp set, and punches!!! So much fun! I wanted to share what I created!

As I was taking the picture of the supplies I used, I noticed there was little bird feeties.  Hmmm..I better put feeties on mine!  I opened my case, and not feet.  Yep, through the garbage I went a digggin'.  I forgot to pull them off the foam.  :( I'm just glad I noticed before I dumped my little can into the big one outside.  That would've been yukky!


Stamp Sets: "Language of Friendship", "Woodgrain"

"Teeny Tiny Wishes"
Punches Boho Blossom Punch, Bird Builder
Ink Colors: SU! Soft Suede, Basic Black
Paper Colors: SU! Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery,  

Pretty in Pink, Naturals Ivory

Ribbon: Taffeta 
Accessories: Dazzling Details (flower centers)

Stamin' Dimensionals (behind phrase)


I love the dazzling dimensionals

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Ladybug Birthday Card

This cute little ladybug I found on the internet while once again looking for coloring pages for my daycare kids.  If you haven't used this resource, I really encourage you too!

Technique: Copics
YG45, G94, YG67, R29, R39, R35, C5, C7, YG17
Stamp Pads: SU basic black
Paper Colors:  DSP, Red Riddinghood,
Accessories, Ribbon, google eyess
Punch: SU frame
Misc Ribbon
Splitcoast Sketch Challenge:  SC415


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Return of Spring

I found this background on Splitcoast stampers. I tried it with my Cricut. I wanted to try it again with my stamps. This time I smeared the daffodil on the block, then on the paper (regular white paper) then again with certainly celery in diffent spots. Since the craft ink remains wet for a while, it smeared the colors together. What a fun background. Can't wait to try it in more colors, and with the regular pads as well.


Stamp Sets: "Language of Friendship",
Punches Boho Blossom Punch, Bird Builder
Ink Colors: SU! Basic Black, 
Craft Inks: SU! Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery
Paper Colors: SU! Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery,  

Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight
Ribbon: Bakers Twin 
Impression Folders: Swiss Dots
Accessories: Neutral Designer buttons

Technique:    Acrylic Block Background


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stained Glass Balloon

Hi, I procrastinated too long on last weeks challenge. Dang it!  Oh well here is this week Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  The challenge this week is to use a kite or balloon.  I bought this cartridge specifically for this balloon.  This idea popped into my head.  You know the kind that hits at 4 am and doesn't allow you to sleep anymore.  Then more ideas, and things that need to be done start building, until finally you have to get out of bed, and get something done.  Even if it's just jotting down a to do lists!  Anyway,  I am glad that my idea worked.  Gotta love that.  

Cartridge: Summer in Paris 
Paper: Acetate, DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, white
Accessories: Ribbon, Ribbon Slide
Phrase: computer generated

I used my Cricut to cut the balloon in white, crumb cake, also an acetate sheet.  I adhered the paper to the acetate sheet. then colored behind.  That way I didn't have to worry about staying perfectly in the lines.  After coloring was done I glued the colored part onto a white piece of paper, that way the colors show up.  What you end up is kind of stained glass hot air balloon.

Soar beyond your wildest expectations!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Moonlight Motorcycle

One of Jason's best friends live in Wyoming.  He also just bought a new motorcycle.  So, it's only natural that I make him a motorcycle card for his birthday.  I didn't put  a phrase on the front because I didn't want to detract from the motorcycle it's self.  I hope you have a wonderful Paul. Sorry we aren't there to party with you!!!  Soon though!

Technique: Brayered Sky
Paper: Glossy cardstock, basic black, white, more mustard
circle punch for the moonlight
Pad: more mustard, pumpkin pie
misc: ribbon, ribbon sidder, brad

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Poppin' Birthday

I've been playing with my new stamps.  I gotta say...I love getting back in the swing of things.  I forgot how relaxing and satisfying it is to make cards.  I made this one just for the sake of playing.  Remember like when we were kids, and we'd just do something for the sake of it being fun.  As adults we really don't get that luxury very often. Especially if there little ones (or teenagers) around demanding our time.  LOL  

Technique: Poppin Pastels 
Stamp Sets: "Patterned Party", "Teeny Tiny Wishes"
Ink Colors: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze,
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango,
Accessories: SU Word window punch, SU  'Chevron' embossing folder

PhotobucketI wish you some free time today~ to PLAY!!!

Frog Cookie Box for St. Patrick's day

We had a St. Patrick's day party over the weekend. 
I made this cookie box to share some cookies I made on 
Friday, with my daycare kids.  They all got to decroate
some cookies to take home.  We had a fun day.  It was a fun weekend as
 a matter of fact.  It was warm enough to take a bike ride.  We had a bit of a lazy
Sunday, watching some 007 movies, and made an Irish dinner.  
I hope all of you got to have some fun too.  

Live Simply: Frog 6"
Sweet Treats: The box
Everyday Paper Dolls: Hat and Pot O Gold
I used some green glitter on the hat, and dazzling diamonds
on the gold.  Googlie eye on the frog.  The cookies
were definitely the hard part.

PhotobucketThanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Caterpillars in Love

Found this little picture while looking for some Valentine coloring pages.  I remember when I was little, I would go out on the plum tree, and hunt for caterpillars.  They weren't hard to find.  The plum tree was covered with caterpillars every spring.  My dad would let me bring them inside.  He'd say "make sure when they hatch, you let them go outside."  Without fail~every year, I let one or two loose in the house.  My dog loved to chase them, and it made me laugh.   

Technique: Copics

YG17, G17, YR16, YR65, Y13, Y18
Stamp Sets: Online coloring books
Stamp Pads: basic black
Paper Colors: regal rose, white, certainly celery, dsp
Accessories: brad

Splitcoast Sketch Callenge: SC424


Friday, March 15, 2013

Rust & Pink Cupcake

Just using my cute lil' cupcake stencil to make some cards. The stencil is actually a Sizzix embossing folder, that I took apart to use as a stencil. I gotta get as many uses as possible with any item. :) 

"Plaid Cupcake"
Dreamweaver: Color, Paste, & Dazzle
~translucent paste
Stamp pad:  So Saffron, Regal Rose, Red Riddinghood, Basic Black
Paper Colors:  Red Riddinghood, So Saffron, DSP
Accessories, Brads, Ribbon
Splitcoast Sketch Challenge:  SC407

The next card is "Pretty Pink Cupcake"
Technique: Color, Paste & Dazzle
Stamp Pads:  SU Regal Rose, So Saffron,
Paper Colors: SU Regal Rose, So Saffron, White, DSP
Accessories; SU 'Elegant Lines" embossing folder

Splitcoast Challenge: SC421

And the third  "Turquoise Cupcake"
Dreamweaver: Flicking
~sizzix stencil
~Black embossing paste
~mica powders
Paper: SU basic black, white, DSP
Pads:  SU Tempting Turquoise

 "Terrific Turquoise"
Another card I did, with the glitter technique. 
PhotobucketThank you for stopping by...... I'm gonna go eat a cupcake!!!

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.  They must be felt with the heart.  ~Helen Keller