Monday, May 31, 2010

Simply Adorned~

~Good Evening. Hope everyone is enjoying the Memorial Day holiday. I was so impressed by all of the cool events and tributes held today here in Vancouver and around town. We have been busy this weekend tearing down wallpaper in the bedroom. It has only taken 10 years to do! LOL.. let's just say we were working our way to the back of the house. Whoever owned this house before went wallpaper CRAZY and we were left to undo all of those pink and purple flowers from every wall.. ughh! Well, it is down and almost ready for paint this coming weekend, yay!! I had bought the bedding and accessories about two months ago waiting for paint, so I am excited to see it all come together.. okay, back to the post. I meant to post this about three days ago, but I got a new laptop and my husband has been battling the new router. It worked, then didn't, then worked, then didn't. It's now working! Everything is hooked up again, so here it goes. I actually made this necklace and a couple of these cards while we were at the beach a month or so ago (has it really been that long?) and had taken these then. I ended up giving the cards to our mom's for Mother's Day, and the movie, It's Complicated with Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin. If you haven't seen it, it is hilarious and our mom's loved it when we took them to see it when it was in the theaters. This was my first attempt using the Simply Adorned line from SU! I really loved creating something new with our papers and stamps. SU! has some great stamps to use with these charms. My design is similar to the one pictured in one of the minis, but I will branch out even more on my next attempt. I have a bracelet in the works, so I will let you know how it comes out! I hope you enjoy the rest of your night and have a great week. Baby Shower tomorrow after work!! Funnnnnn!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Garden Party Finale Cake!

Good Afternoon! I just wanted to post my final cake picture of our last cake class. It was kind of sad last night to say goodbye to all of the girls we met along the way and say goodbye to our teacher. She was such a sweet lady! I am grateful to have learned all that we did, and hope to keep up with new classes after the summer. Anyway, here is my cake that I like to refer to as my garden party cake! It was so fun to make and I loved making those bumblebees and ladybugs! Click on the picture to view it a bit bigger. I have a new post for tomorrow too! Yay!! Have a great day..

Monday, May 24, 2010

Where Have I Been??

~My goodness, it's really ME! My friends and family have been telling me that I haven't updated my site in such a long time and I cannot believe it has almost been a YEAR! Where has the time gone? It sure isn't because I haven't been doing lots of projects, because if you know me, that won't ever be the case! I have so many things I need to get posted here, I promise I will very soon! Let's see, I have been helping with wedding stuff for our great friends, baby shower stuff for our friend here at work and mostly, I have been really busy taking cake decorating classes!! I have been doing this for the past four months and this week will be the finale cake! It has been a great experience, but so much of my time has been spent trying recipes, getting the class projects done, learning all of the new techniques and baking and decorating all of those cakes every week!! Those of you who have done any kind of cake decorating, knows how much time it takes to complete your "mini-masterpiece." My sweet mother-in-law told me this weekend that I should post some of my cakes on my blog and although I have been taking pictures along the way, I chose this one because it reminded me of one of my most favorite days ever, my wedding day. My cake did not look much like this, but the color was the same and so were all of the daisies, except I handmade all of these and my cake had real daisies (real seems easier now that I made all of these dang things)! LOL...It kind of looks like a bonnet on this cake board, but you get the idea! I really enjoyed this cake because it did remind me so much of our sweet spring wedding day. I am still working with the fondant, and trying to find a tastier recipe that holds up as well as the fondant I am using, but for now this is it. I have had a great time and hope to keep taking classes in the fall. I hope you enjoy, and I will definitely be posting some card projects too soon.

By the way, Stampin' Up's new catalog is coming out July 1st! Please let me know if you would like one and I will put you on my growing list... as always, if you order in July, it will only cost you $5.00, regular price is $10.00. I will be happy to mail it, deliver it, or whatever works for you. Please email or call and let me know. I can't wait to get mine... if you haven't already looked at the Stampin' Up website, please do! There is a clearance rack that has several cool items right now really discounted. Don't forget you can order online too, but I love to save you shipping costs, so let me know if you need anything and I can order it for you. I hope you are excited about the new catalog! Great to chat with you.. have a great day...