Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Isn't she lovely??

I have not been able to post because I have been so busy commuting. LA traffic is horrendous! I sit in traffic most of the day...

So I thought I'd share this pretty cake with you! My daughter have always wanted a princess cake, like this one. She googles it, and goes on utube on how to make it. She even told me the techniques and tips on how to decorate a cake after watching the utube videos! It was funny, awhile back I was trying to frost a cake, I was using a bread knife. (I am not good at things like that...I didn't know that you are not supposed to frost a cake using a butter knife. Anyhow, the frosting kept on clumping up and tearing into the cake. Sad to say, I had to go get a cake spreader-spatula-thingy....

This is WHAT I wished my cake looked like:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Anything But a Card Blog Hop

WELCOME to the SPARKLE N SPRINKLE Anything But A Card Blog Hop!
I am excited and deeply inspired by what the design team has come up with.

If you have hopped here by way of  the lovely Karin, then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might like to start from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle site to become eligible for some FABULOUS prizes!  And please don't forget to stop by to see what the super-talented April has created to inspire you after this.

I don't want to keep you too long and will go on to show you what I decided to do with re-cycled cereal boxes.

I started with a box of Cheerios..

And ended up with a photo frame.

This was a really fun project to make. The Sparkle N Sprinkle's double-sided "Tear-ific" tape makes it so easy to put this frame together! I would say that the hardest part was looking through my album to see which picture to put into it! I have decided to put my daughter's picture....she had on her pretty hat and Easter-colored dress.

If you didn't guess it already, that is the poinsettia re-vamped as Easter flowers. Yes, it IS a very versatile set. Please check out the Holiday Foliage set! I find it very lovely...and versatile! Even in the Spring!

Yes, very versatile. Here is a picture of it in pink-colored flowers.

I guess I never showed you the back of the photo frame. So here it is:

Thank you for taking the time to visit m blog.  Please remember to leave a comment to become eligible for a prize (some are “hidden” in the various posts) and don't forget to stop in and see what the lovely April Williams has come up with to inspire you!

The blog roll call in case you might have missed someone:

Shona Erlenborn
Jackie Smith
Karalee Ingram
Dawn Bennett
Shanna Shands
Anne Temple
Brigita Skopas
Karin Martin
Cammy Vietzke (you are here! :))
April Williams
Cindy Keogh
Barbara Bruder
Julie Zippel
Marie Berquist
Brenda Smalle

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges

This is a card that I had made for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge. I used Michelle Perkett's The Three Graces Ballerinas digital image.
I had started coloring he image in watercolors but then switched to markers and water to give it a faint look. The rest is all glitter and epoxy.
The image was printed on glittered cardstock. You can see the shimmer in the background.
I had colored the image first before putting the card together. It was meant to go on a pink-themed card....somehow green and purple got in on the scene. I then had to color their dresses with purple to blend it all together. Wished I can "do-over".  Have something like that happened to you?
The flowers are hand-made of the same designer paper as the card base.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Cheery Card

This card makes me feel like Spring is here. The light blue color reminds me of an Easter egg.
I had met up with my friend for lunch today. She had come all the way from Boston to visit me. I was so happy to see her! We had met up to a place in Pasadena. I had the kids packed into the car to go meet her. We had to stop by the ATM nearby. On the path to the highway I had to stop on a 4-cornered stop sign. It was then that I  had noticed this pretty "exotic" home. I've been on this path countless of times and had not paid any attention before. Very strange.... It reminded me of the French Quarters. The ornate railings and the white scroll designs stood out to me. The house was a 2-story building. It was a tan building with white detailing scrolls. I took a mental note of it and tried to see if I can make something close to what I had seen.


Sorry that I don't have a card for you today but...

This is such a fun day! I had a boring day at work and came home to this wonderful news:

I won!!!! I won blog candies from Ms. Dee's blog! If you have not seen it, PLEASE stop by and be a follower to her blog! It is called Creative Smiles. Ms. Dee is SUPER-uber talented!...and shhhhhh, don't tell her but I go there to get inspired.

She is so crafty and witty! I LOVE her style and her sense of humor. She is such a sweet lady and I love her personality! She is truly beautiful --on the inside and out!

Thank you so much, Ms. Dee!!

Have a wonderful day and I can not wait to see what you create next with your new eBosser toy! :)