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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Galaxy Inspiration, Cake and cards...

     Hi all! As I was racking my brain recently to figure out a theme / design for my girls sweet 16 birthday cake I was inspired to try a Galaxy theme. She loves the galaxy motif so I went to pinterest. I found a few samples that inspired me and I thought I had the basic process down since I had done the process on card stock, surely fondant could not be too much different... Hmmm... yeah...  Well turns out it isn't but it is... It took LOTS of kneading and LOTS of food coloring and LOTS of patience!  In the end here is how the cake turned out...


   I'm pretty happy with it! I found some edible shipper spray at Wal Mart and used it with a stencil I tore out of paper to create the wispy look. The grainy white "comet" in the upper right corner was how I fixed and "OOPS" I also added a few constellations I could remember from our Girl Scout Star gazing outing from years ago.

    Verdict.... She really liked it!

    Now how does this translate into cardmaking you may ask... Well I wanted to try this again for some card backgrounds so I could use some of my stamps to make some cards with the night sky in the background.


    Here is the video on how I made the backgrounds...



I still have to make the cards but at least this part is done!
Here is a basic list of the supplies I used

Heat gun
Ken Oliver Colorburst watercolors
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin Up Night of Navy inkpad
Strathmore 140# watercolor Paper (Yellow pad)


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you liked this post!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Shakopee Rubber Stamp Expo July 2017

Hi all!

  I had so much fun at the Rubber Stamp Expo last weekend. How lucky am I that I got to spend the day with 2 of my favorite people. My Sis in law Cathy and my amazing Daughter.

  Here are a few photos... There were many more vendors I just kept getting distracted by cool stuff so I did not get pictures of every booth :)


Me and my Sister-in-law :)
Taylored Expressions



Pricly Pear Designs
Stamp n Storage


Rubbernecker

 stranger who wandered into my photo...


fooled you...  it's actually my girl :)
We had so much fun braving the crowd (Most of the pics were later in the day when it had cleared out) We were such a team. My girl took lots of photos of samples for me and made lots of purchase suggestions :) Gotta love a family of enablers :)

Here is a video of everything I purchased and a shaky tour of the expo floor. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Joining the #CommentKindness Campaign!




Hi all, I ran across some content on social media yesterday that really spoke to me. It is called the #CommentKindness Campaign. It is exactly what it sounds like... If you are going to comment on someones social media... be kind... if you do not like their content... move on... no harm done. That's about it... More of my thoughts are in the Video below...


MayMay's video that started the Campaign

Melody Lanes video and playlist to see others who are participating,

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

DIY tool caddy and cord holder for my Brother Scan N Cut!

Hi all! I'm so excited to share this simple DIY project with you! I was having a hard time keeping track of my stylus and remembered something I had made a while back for my sewing machine to hold my seam ripper and small scissors. The one pictured here is Sooo much better than that original holder I made years ago.


All I did was score some chipboard (half of an old Pop-tart box) and cover it with duct tape. It was super simple... In the video below I show how I did it and How I am wrangling the USB cords I use to transfer data between the device and my computer.


In other exciting news.... I got a new phone!!!


It is an LG fiesta I use it through Straight Talk.

     It is so nice to have a phone that works smoothly! The camera is AMAzing!!! I used it to record this straight from the Youtube app. I also did all my editing with the Youtube editor. It was OK but I am so used to my VSCD free Video editor that it took me a few mins to figure out a few things. I do need to see if I can get the phone to stop trying to focus all the time though.


Anyhow....   Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to find something crafty to do!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Watercolor Daisy cards with Rubbernecker stamps

Hi all... I am trying really hard this year to buckle down and use the tings I purchased at the Stamp and Scrapbook expo. I still have some things I purchased from my first trip last year that I have not used! Ahhh.... what the heck! So... trying to be better at that! You may not see quite so many Haul videos either as I am working on using what I have.

There are links to some of the basic supplies I used in the sidebar >  As an FYI they are affiliate links

Here is a link to the Daisy stamp I used




Here is the video... I hope you enjoy!






These stamps really are so much fun and make beautiful cards. I personally tend to lean toward the clean and simple style so they are great for me.



Have a great day!