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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Motorcycle Ride Layout

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For this sketch I wanted to keep it simple. To just let the greens and reds in the photo stand out. I had some motorcycle themed stickers in my stash so I grabbed them for this layout. Although it's simple I think the combinations of colors, paper patterns and placement pull it all together and make it work. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

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OWH Sketch 169, MTW- Water & ODBD

Thank you so much for visiting my space in time on the blogsphere. I'm trying once again to catch up on my posting. It seems the week gets away from me and before I know it I've got all this mojo to post on the weekends!
For this set of cards I went New England style. "Boston Strong!" The smaller card hasn't settled on a sentiment yet. I'm going to hang onto it for a bit before I decide.
boat and light house stickers K&Company TC Travel Map (not sure of this is the exact name of the stickers-was the only thing i could find on the package that remotely resemble the name)
Deco Shells Martha Stewart punch 
Anchors Away sentiment by Justrite
K&Company sea theme patterned paper Travel Stamp

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Gummie Cake

Thank you so much for visiting my space in time on the blogsphere. Today I had to post the cake I made for my daughters party last night. My daughter asked for a Gummie theme birthday and this was the cake I decided upon. I picked up the 3D cake pan at my local library (Somerset) I'm very lucky that my library has a nice collection to check out. She asked for the color green and then I decided to add the Gummies for the base. Simple cake but gets the job done for the kiddos.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Poodle Skirt Layout

I finally finished a layout. I had ,many planned back in March to scrapbook but time always got away from me. This is the first layout I've completed in many, many months. I'm heading for the Cape for a few days at my timeshare and taking some supplies with me so hopefully I'll have the pleasure of completing a few more.
In any case, I made this skirt for my daughter this past Halloween. My first sewing project in a very long time.
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Just kiddin' around with scraps card

Scraps, scraps, scraps. The image was left over from another project. I used Copics to color it in.  it's from Lili of the Valley BTW. The papers and cardstock was also left overs. The embossing folder is from, 
I them added some recollections copper brads and a dollar sentiment stamp.

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My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pad - Sunshine

So for these cards I wanted to use some embossing folders I haven"t gotten much use out of.
Sizzix Stampin' Up Elegant Lines & Manhattan Flower 
The sentiment is a dollar stamp from Michaels 
 ribbon is from May Arts (sooo yummy delicious ribbon!)

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My Minds Eye Quite Contrary 6x6 pad Cards

 So I was in a card making mood during my vacation time and wanted to make a few cards using the same pad stack. All of these cards use the same bazill card stock colors to complement. I discovered it was best to buy about 4 sheets of a few coordinating card stock colors when I buy the pad so when I'm ready to card make i have everything I need. I even recently went through my embellishment stash and picked out a few things that would complement each 6 x 6 pad I have (I have about 5) and clipped it to the card stock for inspiration and easy finding.
Aqua Prima Flowers
Pins from a card kit I received
Michaels red ribbon
Recollections red brads
Martha Stewart Punch set Eyelet Lace
Sentiment from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments set

eyelets from Recollections
center sentiment from my stash. I've had it for about 3 years, sorry.
We R Memory Keepers cord
Sizzix Hello Friend Set Embossing Folder

Aqua Prima Flowers
center sentiment from my stash. I've had it for about 3 years, sorry.
Recollections red brads
Ribbon from a Megan Elizabeth Kit (when she used to sell them)
Sizzix Hello Friend Set Embossing Folder

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Please let me know how you use your 6 x 6 pads for card making and how you get your inspiration?

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

OWH Sketch #168

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Patterned paper from my scraps.
Darice Chevron background embossing folder
 Inkadinkadoo  Friendly Advice Stamp Set

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Wilton 4 course display

I'm doing a demonstration today for Wilton industries to promote my cake decorating classes. I decided to make up a storyboard to display some og the cakes I've made over the years using the techniques from each course. I finally finished an just in time. I will be heading out in a few hours for the demo.
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Sister's Lemon Birthday Cake

My twin sister and my birthday was almost 3 or so weeks ago but my family has been so busy we've not had time to celebrate. The entire family is going out for lunch and then back to my house for dessert. I made this cake this morning in honor of my sister's birthday.
I used lemon cake from scratch, lemon buttercream, a pale yellow color for the base frosting and then various golden yellow and white flowers to decorate and of course the purple sentiment.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Course 1 Cake

This is sample cake of some of the techniques I teach for the Wilton Cake decorating Course 1.
Hey, just a heads up. I just got an email that Michaels craft store is having a special promotion. You can sign up for the course 1- 4 week classes this Saturday only (April 13, 2013) for $10.00! I happen to be starting a course 1 for April 23rd. So if you've been thinking about learning to do some basic cake decorating this is the time to do it!

On this cake, I used a star border on top and bottom (I used some swirl drop flowers along the bottom of the cake), ribbon roses, swirl drop flowers and leaves and finally some print writing for the sentiment.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Get Well Cards

Unfortunately, I have had 2 special people n my life who have suffered from illness. These cards will be sent to each of them with an encouraging note to let them know their in my thoughts and wishing them a speedy recovery.
Pink Card:
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page Vintage Floral
Darice Floral Frenzy
K&Company Blossom Floral
My Mind's Eye Blush 6 x 6 pad
Bazzill Basics Bittersweet chocolate card stock
sentiment stamp from $ stamps

Blue Card:
Lili of the Valley stamp Cheer Bear ST183
Copic markers E23, R20, E79, W5, C3, B24, YG63, YG67, B34
Colorbox Orchid
My Sentiments Exactly  #M251

Monday, April 8, 2013

Floral Happy Birthday

Brown and green ribbon from Celebrate it! from Michaels
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Wild Flowers
Megan Elizabeth Sparklelites
Sizzex Folder Birthday Set #3
Stickers K&Company Blossom Floral

Masculine love card

For this card I wanted to use up some leftover scraps from a birthday card. I used some scraps from The Guy Stack

Bazzill Basics Card stock 
Patterned paper DCWV The Guy Stack
Brown grosgrain ribbon from stash
Love you tag from Michaels (I bought a big package of them a few years ago)
Spots & Dots Cuttlebug folder

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Basket Weave cake with spring flowers

Just playing with some royal icing flowers I made.
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Masculine Birthday cards

I had these embossing sentiments and decided to use them. One card is for my father's upcoming birthday and the other will be sent to OWH
I used the striped patterned paper from my scraps
Fiskers crimper
Bazzill Basics olive green and bittersweet chocolate cardstock
Mesh patterned paper Fact or Fiction by Basic Grey
Recollections brads
DCWV The Guy Stack tie pattern
MArtha Stewart Punch Around the Page Cherished

Patriotic card

I made this card for my nephew. He is in boot camp and I thought I'd send  him a little note of encouragement and thanks for his service and of course a little miss you.
$ stamp from Joann fabrics
silver Inkadinkadoo embossing powder
May Arts ribbon
Bazzill Basics card stock
Sketch modified from an OWH sketch 
red, white and blue brads from Recollections
Scraps of my patterned paper stash
sticker form Walmart (last July)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

OWH Sketch 166

For this sketch i choose a pink and brown color combination. I replaced the 3 circle element with a dimensional sticker I had in my stash. I also added some bling. The gold floral is embossed and the sentiment is stamped with brown ink. I still feel something is missing. Have any ideas how to improve this card. Please tell me.
 Inkadinkadoo Thoughts for the Day stamp set
Inkadinkadoo Gold embossing powder
patterned papers from Michaels (flowers) and Oriental trading (plaid)
Grosgrain ribbon brown from Celebrate It at Michaels
Thinking of You sentiment nkadinkadoo Expressions & Frames stamp set
K&Company flower sticker KP Blossom Floral

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Card Catch Up April

Again I've gotten behind with the OWH sketches or even making any cards or complete scrapbook layouts. I made a few last weekend and didn't have the time to post them so I'm going to post them all together now.

This card is sketch #162
Hampton Art Time Pieces stamp set
I believe the paper is from echo park (I used some scraps)
Darice Clock Background Embossing folder 
Bazzill Basics cardstock

I made this card for my sister. I used sketch 157 for inspiration. I tried a new technique for me called bleaching on the center flowers. You can find the tutorial here and many more tutorials under my tutorial tab here.

My Minds Eye 6 x 6 pad Moments
Bazzill Basics card stock in Admiral blue and Yukon Gold
Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments stamp set
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page Punch Set Vintage Floral
yellow ribbon from my stash but I believe it came from a Megan Elizabeth scrapbooking kit from Above Rubies Studio.

This last one is Sketch #164
My Minds Eye 6 x 6 Paper Pad Quite Contrary
Teal blue square brads in my stash from Michaels Craft store (I bought them about 2 years ago)
We are Memory Keepers Sew Easy baker's twine in teal
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Bazzill Basics card stock 

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Sympathy cards

Unfortunately I needed to make a few sympathy cards for friends. I never did end up finishing them within a reasonable time and went out and bought cards but I wanted to post them once they were finished. I find sympathy cards the biggest hurdle for me. I just feel like I can't find the right words.

My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads
Lost & Found and fine and dandy
Recollection brads in blue and pink
OWH sketch # 157
Inkadinkdo copper embossing powder
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A few cakes

So I've been teaching this technique for a while but never made a full cake using only this flower so i figured since I had some time off from my cake classes I would make a few cakes. I mixed blues and pinks of light and dark shades and then iced the sides with a basket weave.

This cake for was for my father in-law. I wanted to do pretty cake but using masculine colors. I used light and dark blue pansies and wild roses. I swirled the icing rather than iced the cake smooth.

 This was my attempt at making a St. Patty's day cake. Uggh! I made the shamrock too big and once I got started with the wording I realized I ran out of room. Oh well, it tasted really good. At least with cake mistakes you can eat them and they taste just as good. :-) I used the star fill-in and the rosettes for the border. I used a cookie cutter pressed into the cake as a line tracing for the shamrock.

I made this cake for a client of mine who had been generous to me. It was just before Easter, so I choose to use some spring floral. On this cake, I used the Reverse Shell, Swiss Dots, pink and white Pansies, purple Wild Roses, purple Violets, pink Primroses and some Swirl Drop flowers.

I am hoping to make a few more cakes just for fun when the time allows. Hopefully it won't be too long before I pick up a decorating bag again! lol
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