May 17, 2015

Graduation Card...

My baby, my third daughter, graduated high school
Friday. I am so proud of her and I can't wait to see what 
The future holds for her. She is so talented and plans to attend
College studying illustration. She is also interested in animation so
We'll have to wait and see where she goes!

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April 16, 2015

My Cake Art Journal...

A couple of months ago I started my cake art journal. I guess it's more
Of a book than a journal since there's not much journaling going on
Inside. I pinned a few cakes on Pinterest and went from there. I watched
A YouTube video on making the stacked cupcakes. I used the snow recipe
I found on Pinterest for the frosting on some of my cakes. I used acrylic paints and
Gelatos, stamps and letters cut from my cricket. I'm listing links below to the 
Frosting and cakes I found. You can also look on my Pinterest board,
Journal~Cake Inspiration, to see some of the pictures I used.

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February 5, 2015

Owl Valentine's Day Box...

My daughter asked me if I would help her daughter decorate her
Valentine box for school. Her school is having a box contest so 
I'll let you know how it turns out. I thought I would go ahead and 
get the box constructed to save time and boredom on her end since
I'll be the one doing all the cutting with the exacto knife and box cutter.
All she will have to do is glue, glue, glue all the hearts on. We're using
upside down hearts as feathers. I also found some giant Google eyes
that will be perfect.

I used a few pictures and tutorials as inspiration. I tweeked them to make 
my own version. 

Here are the links I used:

Okay, so today Brylee and I decorated the box. She glued on tons
of hearts until she got tired. She asked me to do the head, so I did.

I painted it red a few days before she came over so it would be dry.
I also pre-punched the hearts because I knew it was gonna take a 
while to glue them all on and it would save time. 

She's pretty proud of her box and I am too. It turned really cute!

We glittered around the opening with silver glitter to add some
sparkle. We also glittered around the wings.

We added a large red and pink polka dot ribbon handle for easy carrying.

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January 20, 2015

Box Crafts...

I also made these two pretties for my tree, because I love sweet
boxes, dioramas, shadow boxes and such.
The kitten face I printed from FPTFY. I used my glitter pen
to add sparkle to its face. It's hard to see but it's on there.
She's got a polymer clay heart attached to a piece of velvet
ribbon as a collar.  I also attached a tiny ribbon rose to her ear

In this box I used an image from Wings of Whimsy.  I used
red Stickles glitter glue on her shoes, hat, wrists and ankles.
I added a tiny red pom pom to the top of her hat and a little
clear glitter on her heart collar and the hearts on her outfit. 
The red balls around the inside edges are cut from Christmas
picks (Hobby Lobby).
I made a polymer clay heart to dangle from the bottom and
added beads to the top hanger.
You can see here how I added folded cardstock behind the
paper doll for dimension. I did the same with the kitten face. 
And this sweetie is a tiny chenille (pipe cleaner) teddy bear 
my Mom made for me last year. I added a polymer clay heart 
to her hand and a piece of twine for hanging. I love the google eyes. 
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