Monday, May 31, 2010

Looks good enough to eat!

I haven't posted in a while, but it's because I've been making this cake. Doesn't it look great? But you can't eat it - it's 100% made of paper! It's a favor cake! Each slice is a box and each opens to hold little trinkets, gifts etc. This one is for my husband's parent's 60th anniversary (that's not a typo, it's really 60!). We bought the personalized M&Ms and we are going to put them in little organza bags and fill each slice. I think we are also supposed to be working on a little "thank you for coming" scroll...eek, don't have much time left to do that. Thanks to Helen...she always has very inspiring items on her blog...who knew you could be making a cake from paper.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I got this lovely award from Helen at Please check out her blog as she does wonderful 3d creations! I borrow her ideas many times. Thanks Helen!!

In need of cards

I gave a huge stash of cards away to my son's band to use in a fundraiser next week. I hope they make alot of money - it's a silent auction - I hope they are nice enough that people want to bid on them. I also gave them all my purse gift card holders - I know they will be popular, especially with the end of school coming up. They will make perfect gifts for female teachers (of course filled with a starbucks or other gift card!).

So with that, I have nothing left and May is a huge month for birthdays plus I have two nieces graduating college and a nephew graduating high school. I needed to get my act together today to make some cards. The music of the night card is for my nephew...he loves Phantom of the Opera and composes his own music. Thought it would be fun to distress some paper to make the music look old. The Congratulations card is for one of my nieces, and the happy birthday for one of my sis-in-laws. One more graduation card and one more birthday card to make (I think) to get thru May. I have scrapbook day with some gals tomorrow, so hopefully that will work out perfectly.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Playing with new stamps

Just some fun with some new stamps. This set is called awash with flowers and when it first came out I wasn't thrilled with it. At least until I saw things made with it. Then of course I had to get it. The words are also from a set I just got called Heard from the Heart. I'm kind of shocked I just made a simple and clean card!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Paper Piecing Mother's day card

This was fun to do. I stamped the flower on 3 different papers, cut out all the petals and then put it back together again on a piece of white paper. I am finally becoming half way decent with an exacto knife after 40 years. I was always amazed how well my mother could cut things out when she used to do intricat decoupage back in the 70s. I can only hope to be as good someday.