Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blue. Show all posts

Monday, April 2, 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am honoured to be participating in the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop. This blog hop was started in 2016 by two moms of Autistic children, Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson. Be sure to head on over to Veronica’s blog to see the full list of blog hop participants!

Together our goal is to help bring awareness to the world and celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. Today the Honey Bee DT, myself, and many others in the stamping industry are painting the crafting community blue. So if it's blue you will know what the card represents! Help us raise awareness and join the celebration of all those with autism and those whose lives have been touched by autism.

For my "blue" project, I thought it would be fun to color the fox from the Feelin' Foxy Stamp set blue. Why not paint a fox blue?! I believe you should be yourself no matter what, be unique, be you... because that is what makes us beautiful!


I began by stamping out the fox and butterfly, then masking them off. I then used the Outdoor Scene builder stencil to add the clouds and the mountains, of course in Blue distress oxide inks (Broken China and Salty Ocean). Next, I colored in my fox using spectrum noir markers. Once the fox and background was all colored in I placed the panel back in the stamp positioner and re stamped the fox and heat set the image with black embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment out using the Foxy and Cheerful Sentiment stamps as well as added my hearts and heat set them and the sentiment with a clear embossing powder. I then used my largest stitched rectangle die and cut out the card front. Added a black layer and adhered that layer to another blue piece of cardstock. Finished the card by adding it to a top folding A2 size card.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my Blue Fox today, and that you will be visiting the other blogs along the hop! There are a bunch of great projects created by very talented crafters that you don’t want to miss as we celebrate Autism Awareness 😁

Make sure you check out the inspiration from Honey Bee Stamps DT → here.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

SUPPLIES
To make supplies easy to find, I have linked them below. If something I used is no longer available I will link to a similar product.
Affiliate links may be used depending on the product. Your purchases help keep my blog running, so thanks in advance for the support!
Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
Feelin' Foxy Stamp Set
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Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
Foxy Sentiments Stamp Set
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Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
Cheerful Sentiments Stamp Set
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Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
Outdoor Scene Builder Stencils
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A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
A2 Double Stitched Frames | Honey Cuts
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SSS | HBS
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
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SSS | AMZ
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Sizzix Big Shot Magnetic Platform
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AMZ
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12
Strathmore 20 Sheet Smooth Bristol Pad, 9 by 12"
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad
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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE INK PAD SET OF 12 Ranger
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad Set Of 12 Summer 2017
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Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool 1"
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COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
COOL GREYS Spectrum Noir Markers
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BLUES Spectrum Noir Markers
BLUES Spectrum Noir Markers
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EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
EMBOSSING POWDER-ICICLE
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Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
Brutus Monroe Ultra Fine Embossing Powder Raven
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Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
Black & Decker HG1300 Dual Temperature Heat Gun
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Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura 6 WHITE Gelly Roll Classic Medium Point Pens Set
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SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
SSS Card Stock 24 Colors
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock 110bs
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3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER
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Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents, 2-Ounce
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes


Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone! Well at least to all my Canadian friends :) 
Today I have a Baptism Cake to share with you all! I was asked if I could make a cake for a Baptism this weekend. Funny how people think I'm a baker or something now, LOL! Of course as usual I said yes, hopefully, they will be happy with the results. I was sent a photo of some inspiration... Two bears, cross, blanket, and especially the train were musts. The photo I found came from Kimberly, an amazingly talented cake artist! I do have to give her credit, thank you, Kimberly, from Kimberly Dawn Cakes for the inspiration, love your work! 

Look at that "Bear" Bum! Isn't it a CUTIE! You could almost bite it... well technically you could, haha!

Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Well what do you think? Two bears, cross, blanket, train, and I even threw in a rosary!
I really love how it came together :)


Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Bear hanging out, waiting for the party to start!

Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Here is bear #2, isn't he darling?

 The entire cake is edible except for the supports and the ribbon.

Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Top layer - baked in two 6 inch round pans and is Red Velvet
Bottom layer - baked in a 10 inch round pan and is Marble
The entire cake was frosted with vanilla buttercream icing and covered with fondant.
The cake stands 14 inches tall to the top of the cross.

Beary Sweet Train Baptism Cake | DIY Cakes

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you all liked this super cute Baptism cake. May God Bless Nicholas and his family on his special day!

Happy Crafting :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Rock Star Birthday Party | DIY Party

This past weekend our family celebrated my daughter's 7th Birthday.  Hard to believe my little girl is 7 already! For her party, she wanted to go with a rock star theme. She's really into karaoke these days and likes to act like a rock star... DIVA and all! I can hardly wait for those teenage years! If you've been following my blog you'll know she already had an early birthday party about a month ago with all her little girlfriends from school. Click HERE for her Paint themed Party!

Here is our little DIVA!


Other than the ceiling decor, I didn't do too much to decorate for the party. I had seen this done somewhere on Pinterest and thought about doing something similar for her party. Such a simple and inexpensive decoration too.

The only things I did purchase from Party City that were Rock Star themed were the balloons, 1 table cloth, hanging coils, and loot bags.

Here's what I used to make the ceiling decoration: 
  • 2 black plastic tablecloths 
  • 1 blue plastic tablecloth
  • 1 pink plastic tablecloth
  • 12 pink tissue paper sheets for the tissue pompom. Click HERE for directions.
(All supplies listed above were bought at a Dollar Store (for less than $5) why spend more when it goes right into the garbage when you are done!)
    All I did was cut each table cloth in half lengthwise. Then I chose my center point on the ceiling. I then took one end of the plastic pieces of table cloth gathered it together and with a thumbtack pierced it into the ceiling. Then I stretched out the same piece and secured each end of that piece with another tack. (For extra strength and to prevent it from ripping, I rolled the end of the cloth first and then pierce through two layers. This also hid the tack from view). Repeat the process with as many pieces as you like!

    Don't worry too much about the holes left behind on the ceiling, they are barely noticeable. Especially if you have a textured ceiling like I do.


    I also created this table back drop by covering 2 foam board pieces with pink wrapping paper and then used another black table to create the curtains of a stage. The stars were created with my Silhouette Cameo.


    Finally, here is the cake I made for my little Rock Star! The bottom layer was a chocolate flavored 10 inch cake and the top a vanilla flavored 6 inch cake. All covered with vanilla butter cream and finished with fondant.  I used rice crispy treats to create the guitar shape and covered it with fondant, and the guitar strings.... SPAGHETTI!  Yup, just painted them silver. I was mostly excited about the bottom quilted layer. For my first try doing this technique it turned out pretty awesome! 


    Hope you like my take on the Rock Star themed Party! I know my little girl did :)
    Thanks so much for stopping by.

    Happy Party Planning :)

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