Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fruit Friends Card and Giveaway!

Hi Guys!
Today I want to share with you a cute card I just made using Fleurette Bloom's Fruit Friends. Did you know that Fleurette is doing a giveaway? All you have to do is create a paper project using any of the Fruit Friends and share on Fleurette Blooms Facebook Page to enter. Click here for all the details.

Aren't they cute!? I love their little facial expressions.

Super easy card to make too. I used the trace function to create the perfect cutout around the images, rather than using all the SVG layers. Click HERE to see how that is done. Then I just used the print n cut feature of the Silhouette, and cut a few extra layers to add some dimension. The card comes from the Silhouette Online store.

Here is the side view. The card folds flat to fit in an envelope. I think this would make a perfect card from a big group or family!

Hope you like my fruity friends... Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Wrist Watch Birthday Cake

Birthdays, birthdays, birthdays! So many in our family during the summer months! This past weekend we celebrated my DH 40th Birthday... I knew I had to come up with something that he loved, and surprise him with it. Since he is a huge wrist watch lover and collector of many, I thought a watch cake would be perfect. Here is the cake replica of one of his favourite watches. By the way he loved this surprise!

The cake was vanilla flavoured, baked in 11x11 square pans and then just cut the corners to get this shape. Frosted with a vanilla butter cream icing and covered with fondant.

This was probably one of my most detailed cakes, only because of the hand piping. Took about 6 hours from start to finish. I wanted to finish it before my husband got home so I skipped lunch... bad move because I was starting to get a little shaky by the end as you can tell in my writing, haha!

Hope you like my hubbies 40th Hublot watch cake. I had a lot of fun creating it! Thanks so much for coming by!

Happy Baking  :)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pirate Party Hats

Yesterday was my little niece Olivia's 2nd Birthday. My Sister in Law asked if I would make Olivia's Party Hat again for this years Party. Of course I said yes! Click here to see last year's party hat. 

This year Olivia will be celebrating her Birthday along with our little cousin Marko who will also be turning 2. They will be having a Pirate themed party this weekend. Should be a lot of fun! 

My inspiration for the hats came from these cute invitations that were made by the Birthday Girl's God Mother.

Here is what I came up with for the little guests of Honor! Sweet and simple. 
They arrrrrrrrrrrrrr sure going to look cute... haha, that's as good as my pirate accent gets?!

The file for the Party Hat comes from SVG Cuts Happy Birthday to You SVG Kit. Super easy and quick to make. Papers where done with the Print n Cut feature of the Silhouette. I also wanted to incorporate the little pirate ship from the invite. To do that, I traced the image and then shrunk it down enough to create the little button embellishments with my Epiphany Craft Shape Studio Tool (Round 25) I love how the buttons tie it all together. 

 I'm not a huge skull fan, but isn't this one so cute?!

Hope you like my Pirate Party hats and saw how easy it was to make your own to tie in to any party theme! 

Happy Birthday Olivia and Marko!!! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Happy Crafting  :)
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Busy Bee!

Hello! It feels like a while since I've last posted! It's been a bit chaotic and crazy busy around here, haven't had too much time to craft :(

So today I want to share with you a cute Design Team project I made a while back for the Cutting Edge Online Magazine! If you are already a subscriber you may have seen this in the March/April Issue. The magazine is dedicated to all electronic die cutting machine users and paper craft addicts like me! Make sure you check it out, they also have a Facebook page, go and like them... they are always giving away stuff or sharing new projects :)

Well this project kind of reminds me of how what's going in on right now in my world... Busy, busy, busy, Bee!

Here are the files I used for the Bee hive:
Bee file from Chamomile Friendship Cards SVG Kit and the Egg Shaped container from Popular Street Tulips SVG Kit SVG Cuts

The container is perfect to fill with yummy goodness!

Here is a close up of a cute little bee that I glued to a twisted wire.

To create the entrance to the beehive:
In the Silhouette SDE, load the bottom panels onto work work surface, then ungroup them. Next I created a circle. Placed the circle over one of bottom panels, then selected both images. Click on the Object button, select Modify then Subtract. You should be left with one panel with a circle cut out of it. Now cut out all your pieces. Follow the assembly instructions for the egg container file.

Here is a card I made to go along with the treat box. It was a perfect little gift for a dear friend of mine on her birthday. Files for the card come from here.

Here is quick tutorial on how I created my own Honeycomb patterned paper...

  • To do this I searched google images until I found an image I liked (Make sure it’s free to use first).
  • Copy your image and paste it onto your workspace in the Silhoette DSE
  • Next you need to trace the image, to do that click on the trace window, select your trace area, then trace.
  • You now should have the hexagon grid skeleton.
  • Fill in the image with color and the same for the outline.
  • To create the yellow on the pattern, first I created a rectangle the size of my paper and filled it with the yellow colour and outline.
  • Drag your honeycomb image over the rectangle and resize the image until it matches up with the yellow rectangle.
  • Group the two together.
  • Send to printer.
It’s that easy!

Hope you enjoyed my little projects, now I'd better get back to my busy reality! Have a great weekend everyone!

Happy Crafting  :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

SVG Cuts Clutch Purse Giveaway!

Hello my Crafty friends! Did you know SVG Cuts is giving away gift cards valued at $6.99! All you have to do is download this free handbag, make it and submit your photo! Hurry offer expires 7/12/2013. They are also giving away BONUS $25.00 gift cards... click HERE for all the details!


As you all know I'm a huge SVG Cuts fan, so I couldn't pass up this opportunity... I had to make my own! Isn't it pretty?! This file was so simple and easy to put together... it took me longer to pick out the papers than to assemble it!

The papers come from DCWV's  Bella Armoire Stack. The flower comes from here. The sentiment I made using the Print n Cut feature on the Silhouette.

This Clutch purse will make the perfect little gift box for one of my girlfriends! Hmmmm, who's birthday is coming up???  And aren't those tassels darling? They are so cute! 

Also don't forget to check out the new kit SVG Cuts has out this week! Maple Manor SVG Kit It's this week's FREE gift this with a purchase $9.98! Just think you will already have $6.99 in your pocket if you make the purse! Boy, I'm starting to sound like one of those infomercials, haha!


Well, hope you like my take on the Clutch Purse. Now go grab and and make your own for FREE! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting  :)
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Paint Theme Birthday Party

My daughter Maia will be 7 if a few more weeks but because her birthday always falls on the August long weekend here in Canada, her little school friends always seem to be away on vacation. Last year it was she who was on vacation, so she never did get to celebrate with her little friends. This year we thought we would celebrate it earlier to avoid disappointments.

Since Maia loves art, we thought it would be a great idea to have her party at a local art studio. Turns out the owner of the studio's son was in Maia's class last year... what a small world! If you are an art lover, you should definitely check out 4 Cats Art Studio. This fun little franchise started here in Canada and is spreading all over the world! Here are some pictures of the party... I'm warning you, there are quite a few! 

This was such a fun place, here is the cake table all set up. Love all the art on the walls, so bright and colourful!

Here is Maia surprised to see her name up on the board!

Pictured below are some of the girls quietly colouring while they wait for all the guests to arrive.

The Birthday girl showing off her pastel drawing.

Look at all those paints... an artists dream *swoon* ;)

Maia's ready to start on her version of Picasso's flowers paintings!

 What a bunch of great little artists!

Clean up time!

After all that work they deserved a little snack!

Yay! Cake time, my favourite ;)
Don't they look so excited?! LOVE those little smiles!

Sit back, it's sparkler time! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...

Maia couldn't blow out the last two candles, but I love how she got some help from her friend Elise!

Cake anyone? If you would like to see more details on the cake click here.

Here are our future little artists posing by their masterpieces! Beautiful job girls! So much fun!

As our little guests left the party, they each received a goody bag. Here is what was inside... more crafty goodness and some candy to keep them going, hehe!

Thanks so much to Maha from 4 Cats Art Studio for making this such a fun Party, everything ran on time and very smoothly. Also, thanks to all the little girls that were able to come out and join Maia on her"early" Bday!

Hope I've inspired you with some ideas for your next birthday party! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Crafting and Party Planning :)

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