Monday, May 27, 2013

Winnie for Will

Happy Memorial Day to all my American Friends, hope your are all enjoying the holiday!

Today, I would like to share with you a cake I made for my friend Karen's little boy. William turned 1 this past weekend and I had the honour of making his very first Birthday Cake! Yay, Will!

What 1 year old doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?! Isn't he cute??? I love how it all came together. Winnie is all made of fondant and the centre of his body is Rice Krispies treats. Totally edible if Will wanted to take a bite, lol!

Here are a few more pics of the cake... close up and from different angles. 

Aren't those bumble bees just the cutest little things?

The inside of the cake had a chocolate flavoured bottom layer and a yellow cake top layer, iced and with a vanilla butter cream. It was finished and decorated with a fondant. Measured 10 inches in diameter and approximately 4 inches high (not including the toppers). 

Happy Birthday Will, hope you have and amazing year! 

Thanks for coming by, if you are planning on making a Winnie the Pooh cake hopefully I have inspired you!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lily Pad Shape Card

HELLO!!! I am so excited to share with you my first Fleurette Bloom Design Team project today!

Here is a very quick card I made using some elements from Fleurette Bloom's latest Swan Lake Element Collection. The coolest part was making the coordinating envelope with the Swan Lake Digital Paper Collection. Love how turned out, so elegant... if a card can be that, lol!

I have owned my Silhouette Cameo for over a year now but had not really been using the machine to it's fullest potential! For some reason, I was always intimidated to use the fill pattern option of the program... well not anymore! All it took was one time and I am hooked! I will be using a lot more digital papers now!!! SO easy, can't believe it took me this long! Just look at how pretty the envelope is! I think it adds so much and, makes the card just that much more special! Don't forget to stop by Fluerette Bloom's Shop and check out all of her beautiful digital coordinating papers!  

Here it is again from a different angle. Isn't it SO pretty? Looks so much like the real thing! 

Take a look inside. I added a white inset layer... this adds a little extra strength and stability to the card... also makes it easier to see what is written when a darker colour is used.

Here is a screen shot of how I turned the lily pad element into a shape card. If you are a visual person (like me) you'll appreciate this! It's true... a picture IS worth a thousand words!

To make this simple, I placed all my steps in one screen shot. I'll start of with the top left image of the lily pad and work clock wise.

  1. Import your lily pad base, this will then become the bottom part of the front of your card.
  2. To create the back of my card, first I copied and pasted the lily pad. Next I drew a straight line down the side of the card and then changed the style of the line to a dash. Group them together. 
  3. Copy and paste image 2. Take your knife tool and cut the piece off just after the dash line you just created. Delete the piece with the dash line. 
  4. To create the piece that lines the inside of the card, click on the image you created in step 3, and select the internal offset option. I set my offset at 0.1 inches.

And that is how easy it is to create a shape card! Now all that is left to do is cut out all your pieces and assemble. 

  • Envelope - 9.910" H x 6.380" W
  • Lily Pad - 4.425" H x 4.620" W 
  • Lily Pad top layer - 4.355" H x 4.555" W
  • Large Flower layer - 4.080" H x 4.270" W (highlight all flower layers when adjusting the measurements to keep them all proportional)
  • Sentiment Base - 0.940" H x 2.895" W
  • You could stop after step 2,  if you don't want to create the liner for the inside of your card. If you do, simply just cut the pieces out and place glue to the left of the dash line. Line up with the front piece of the card and press together! 
  • Don't forget you can also use the print and cut option to create the lily pad and flower if you decided not to make it 3 dimensional! 

Hope you liked my Lily Pad shape card, and have learned how to make your own... at least the way I do. I'm sure there are so many other ways! Make sure you stop by Fleurette's Blog or Facebook page today because she has got some exciting news to share with her fans!

Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment... love to hear from you! 
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fleurette Bloom Design Team!.. Giveaway ALERT!!!

Wooohooo! Guess who is joining the Fleurette Bloom Design Team? ME!!! Yippeeee! 

I have been a fan of Fleurette since her days with SVG Cuts. Always thought her work was so elegant and classy! I will also be joining KimberlyRae who is also on the Team, her work is awesome! 

To welcome little ol' me to the Fleurette Bloom Design Team, Fleurette is doing a giveaway!
One lucky follower will win a collection of their choice from her SHOP. Make sure you check out all of her beautiful collections! Winner will be announced on Monday Morning!

To win... 

Leave a comment on the Fleurette Bloom Blog 
Like and/or comment on the Fleurette Bloom Facebook Page
(why not do both for more chances!)

Easy right? Well, thanks so much for stopping by and hearing my great news. Can't wait to start making pretty things with her designs!

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Tea Time

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! Hope you all are able to spend time with your children and Mother's today! 
Today, I would love to share with you the tea set I made for my Mothers! 
Since my mother collects Tea pots (real ones) can you guess which one she'll get, lol? And, you can't forget the Mother In Law... mine loves to drink tea! The decision was easy! LOVE you both very much!!!

The files come from SVG Cuts, Tea for You and Me SVG Kit
Cut on the Silhoutte Cameo.
If you are subscriber to the Cutting Edge Magazine, you would have seen this project in the March/April Issue. If your not, this magazine is unique in that it is dedicated to all electronic die cutting machine users and paper craft addicts like me! So check it out, and you'll get to see more of my work!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Clock Lamp!

Hello Everyone and WELCOME to all my new followers! SO happy to see new faces on this little blog of mine! Make sure you leave me a comment and say HI so I can get to know you as well!

Today, I want to share with you my second attempt at the SVG Cuts Facebook Lamp Challenge! This time around I stuck to the rules, LOL! My inspiration came from the paper used, DCWV Tattered Time Stack. I love the vintage, "MAN"ly look of it! 

So here is my lamp, LOVE how it turned out :)

The files I used all came from SVG Cuts, Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. I've been wanting to make the wall clock and thought why not incorporate it in the lamp. 

 Here is a closer look at the lamp shade. I really wanted to make the clock functional but couldn't find a small enough clock movement kit for this project. I did find the next best thing... Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Time Pieces. His stuff is AWESOME!

Side view of the lamp shade and all the gears.

Below is a close up of the details on the base of the lamp.  Stamp comes from Stampendous Time Flies collection. I finished pull cord chain with the cutest Flair button from Paper Play Sudio, I thought "dreamer" was the perfect little touch for a lamp. 

And my favourite part of the lamp is actually seeing it all lit up! Isn't it pretty?!? I think this is going to be the perfect Father's Day gift for my hubby! He collects watches, so I know he is gonna love this!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you've enjoyed my version of the lamp. If you're a paper crafter make sure you enter the challenge! It's really all about fun and pushing your creativity, and if you win something it's a bonus!

Happy Crafting :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Camp Lamp!

Hey Guys! SVG Cuts is having another Facebook Challenge, this time we are to create our version of the lamp from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit. Since we just ended the longest winter ever here in Edmonton, Summer has been on my mind... which led me to create this "Camp" lamp! 

This may be one of my favourite creations, love how it all came together! I'm always amazed at what paper and a little creativity can do!

Unfortunately, this project will NOT be entered in the Challenge as I got a bit ahead of myself. I got half way through it only to realize that when I read the challenge rules a bit more closely, it did not qualify as I modified the lamp shape :( 

Oh, well.... Lamp FAIL! I'm not too heart broken though, my son fell in love with it as soon as he saw it... only problem, so did my daughter! I guess I may be making another one, lol! This would also make a great Father's Day gift for the Outdoorsy Man in your life!

Here is a closer look at the camp ground ;)
Isn't that Teepee the cutest thing ever? It's even functional too. Lift off the top and the base can be filled with little goodies!

Here is a birds eye view from above...

My favourite part of all, is when the tree is all lit up. Instead of using battery operated tea lights, I used battery operated LEDs, that I had purchased at the dollar store (the kinds you push down to light up a small closet). Since I used 3 of them, they actually do light up the room. I did use a tea light in the Teepee to give it a soft glow. I love the lit tree... reminds me of the sky at night. 

Recipe for Camp Lamp:

Lamp file comes from Maison de Madeline SVG Kit 
First I enlarged the whole lamp, then I created the middle and top shade slightly smaller then each other. Welded a triangle and tab to the top shade to create the point on the tree. Finally, I added the holes (circles) to the lamp shade. (I didn't do this but, I would recommend you cut at least 2 or 3 pieces of the lamp shade base for each tier. I think that would make the tree a little stronger)
The tree measures about 20 inches tall.
Teepee file and fire comes from Camp Smore SVG Kit
The Rowboat comes from Picnic in the Park SVG Kit
Modifications to the files done on the Silhouette DSE, all cut on the Silhouette Cameo.
For the base of my lamp I used an unfinished wood picture frame (I need something strong and sturdy). Covered it up with cardstock and finished the edge with washi tape.

There you have it! The possibilities are endless... I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these trees for Christmas time... maybe even a Christmas scene! Oh, the wheels are turning.... 

Well, onto my next project... SVG Cut Facebook Lamp Challenge... wait, didn't I do that already, he, he! Oh, oh, here we go again ;)

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Piece of Cake

Today I want to share with you a little gift box  I made for one of my girlfriends. We've been friends since childhood... come to think of it, I was about my daughters age when we first met... Over 30 years ago! Time flies Suzie... and yes we are on the slippery slope to 40! C'est la Vie, and what a wonderful life it is :)

File from SVG Cuts - B is for Birthday SVG Kit - Love this Kit!
Flocked Pattern paper from Anna Griffin's Valentina Collection
Ivory paper from Recollection
Happy Birthday Embossing folder
Stamp - Spotted Owl Soup Stamp Set from Unity Stamps
Cut on the Silhouette Cameo

Here is a closer look at the mini card I made! Tucks really nicely inside the box :)

Hope you like this "Piece of Cake" gift box. It really was a piece of cake to put together, lol! I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these! 

Thanks for coming by... Been a Slice!
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Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Cake Shaped Card and 100,000 Page Views!

Wooohooo! I have had 100,000 views on this little craft blog of mine! I can't believe it, I hadn't checked in all day and when I opened it up it was at 99,999 views... A few minutes later it had reached 100, 000! So excited that I didn't miss that! Next goal, 1 000 000, LOL! Hopefully I will still be around for that! Thank you all for your support and kind words, it truly means so much to me! Here is a screen shot I took of the milestone :)

So anyways back to the card... This weekend we have 5 Birthdays to go to or celebrate!!! Yes, 5! Good thing I had recently made up a few Birthday cards for my stash!

Here is another of  Miss Kate Cuttables daily freebie files. You can never have enough birthday cards and I thought this image was perfect to create one out of.  To do that, click here for how I did this with another one of  my cards.  

This is what the card looks like when its opened up. I used a stamp from Studio G. Paper all came from my scrap collection, all cut with the Cameo.

Thanks for stopping by today, so happy you did! If you haven't yet make sure you check out her Miss Kate's website!

Happy Crafting :)
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