Saturday, June 27, 2009


I am in love with the 7 Gypsies "Gypsy Market" collection! I bought the papers and was so excited, and then a creative roadblock hit. The paper was so beautiful, what would I do with it? What if it didn't turn out as amazing as I had hoped? So I mulled it over for weeks. I was wandering around Michaels, when it hit me....a jean zipper! This, is where it lead me:
I tore the paper and then stitched in the zipper, put the photo in place and backed it up with another piece of patterned paper. The embellishments are mostly Tim Holtz. I used a Tim Holst mask in the corner, as well as grunge board key and lock. The key and lock are distressed with Perfect Pearls Aged Patina. The green rose is hand made (see my Paper Rose Tutorial!). The title is Cricuit Stone Script. The florishes are also Cricut, Storybook. I used Heidi Swapp Clock Stamps in the corner, and some Prima Flowers alongside the one I made. The journal box was distressed with Walnut Stain, Tea Stain, and Firebrick Distress Inks.
A lot of time and effort went into this page, and I am so pleased with how it turned out!
Try a zipper on your next page!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fairy Wonderland

This weekend I had a good friend visit for her birthday. I made her a special birthday card, she loves butterflies!

I also made her a Fairy Wonderland cake! Its my current favorite combo of French Vanilla Cake with Almond filling. It was quite challenging to make, but I love how it turned out!

Here is a view from the top:

A little pink fairy welcoming you to her humble home!

This was so much fun, I can't wait for the next cake challenge!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Call Me Betty....

I am having a GREAT time baking and decorating cakes!! This week I made two birthday cakes for some co-workers. This one is my Pink Stripe Birthday Cake. Its marble cake, filled with vanilla buttercream, and covered in vanilla fondant.

Here is a close up!

My second cake is based on an inside joke with a co-worker regarding the nickname "Sunshine". He loved it!

The cake is marble again, with vanilla buttercream, and vanilla fondant. The sun is white chocolate. It was so much fun to make!

I even added a few chocolate clouds.
I've decided I officially love working with fondant! The possibilities are endless!

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