Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thank you Niki!

I am tickled Pink! I was reading my email updates from My Paper Creations by Niki Estes and saw that I it had my name as a blog candy winner! She has done a bunch of things in the paper crafting industry. I first saw her work with Papertrey Ink a couple of years ago and have been following her ever since. Check out her blog 

Thanks again Niki!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cake decorating class

I had been wanting to take a cake decorating class for years. And I finally took one! I can hardly wait to learn more. This cake was only my second class. I definitely need to work on my handwriting, but am pretty tickled with the outcome. Actually I was pretty thrilled to learn how to make the icing totally smooth. All my cakes normally looked like a lemon meringue pie. I look forward to learning how to make a basket weave pattern and pretty roses. I was not expecting to have to learn how to make frosting. I'm a big fan of Betty Crocker ;) Next time I'll take a picture with a camera and not my cell phone.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I have to share a story with you today. First let me tell you my son is 4.  Last Thursday I was trying to rush Parker out the door. I told him he needed to hurry up because we needed to get to daycare and that he needed to help his friends get ready for his Easter party on Friday. He asked me "Mommy is the Easter Bunny real?" I paused a moment then answered "Well Parker some people do not believe things are real unless they can see them. And we know that we need air to breathe, but we can not see it." Then asked Parker "Do you know what Easter is all about?" He didn't answer so I told him Easter was all about Jesus. That he died for us, that Easter is the day he came back to life. Parker thought for a moment then asked me "Mommy is God in the Easter Bunny costume then?" I could not help but to just kiss him and tell him how much I love him!
On another note you can see some more Easter crafts I made for Tapeswell. I'd love for you to check out their blog and share your comments!
Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Tapeswell

Last week Tapeswell celebrated their 2nd birthday!
Happy Birthday Tapeswell!!!
I'm so tickled to see the card I made on their blog...check out the link....

Sunday, April 3, 2011

For you

Today I went to one of my favorite stores, Lowe's. I saw some beautiful blue and pink hydrangeas. I really really want a white one with a hint of chartreuse. No such luck today. This image is from the The Graphics Fairy. I colored the flowers with a chartreuse marker then covered them in liquid glass. I used a Sukura gel pen to write for you.

Pink Paisley Baby Card

I made this pink paisley baby card for my friend's grandchild. Ugh! I really am not old enough to be saying that. We lived across the street from one another for a good ten years. So I watched her kids grow up. The funny thing is that we are closer now than what we were when we lived across the street from one another.
I used a Sizzix impression plate from Stampin' Up! to get the subtle paisley embossing. The Pink Paisley decorative tape is from Tapeswell. The punch is from EK Sucess. And did you notice that the baby feet I made also have a paisley pattern to them? It's been a long time since I've done any paper quill crafts. I just love seam binding ribbon.