Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Triple layered glitter cake!

It feels like its been such a long time since I posted a card to share, but it also seems as though I make a zillion cards...so where do they all go? LOL This powdery soft hued card is not your standard size, its a fun 3.5" X 5.5" I love the taller narrow shape. We forget that we are allowed to make different sizes {its OK really} this will still fit in an A2 envelope, no trips to the craft store needed to find a special size.This punch art cake was inspired by this card over at the Paper Punch Addiction blog. I really wanted to tap into the Marie Antoinette trend, and added lots of shimmer, texture, and a crown pin.

What birthday {or any day} celebration would be complete without cake? So grab your silver forks and lets eat cake! Well how about grab your glitter, lace and feathers and lets make a cake card! Now that's a plan :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stampcation Saturday Morning!

Well we have wrapped up the morning session of Satmpcation, and wow have we already had some serious fun! The attendees each got a souvenir pin proclaiming the love we all have for our special weekend of stamping!

Our theme this year is bring out your inner artist, here is a teeny tiny peek at our green color gallery!

My very dear friend Toni helping out with the registration.....she looks wide awake so early in the morning especially since we stayed up in my room chatting and laughing until late last night!  :)

The girls were ready for the line to get long, and did such a great job!!!!

Smiles everywhere as the doors finally opened!!!

Janet was maybe a little surprised as I snapped a picture when she came strolling in! :)

Me and my Stampcation partner Linda Heller { a rare moment that we get to pose for a pic} we are having a blast so far!!!

Yep....channeling my inner Bob Ross inner artist..... I did a watercoloring demo in this fun wig, never let a chance to be goofy pass me by!!!  :)

Oh but there is so much more to come!!!!! Lets keep this stampcation party going!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Let Them Eat {paper} Cake

Well of course you can't eat paper ....not really eat a paper cake anyways , but it is a feast for the eyes! This has all of the sweetness and none of the calories of a real triple decker birthday {or unbirthday} whatever the case may be, cake! The set of nesting boxes can be filled with all sorts of goodies for the celebration!

It may look like a towering confection of frosting, but smooth cardstock, and a variety of borders make up the icing on this cake!

Orange is THE HOTTEST color for fall in 2011 and it looks as good in the paper aisle as it does on the runway! Orange is always a vibrant happy color, and its gorgeous as a stack of gift boxes dressed up to give!

The frosting roses are always my favorite part of the cake, so I piled them high! This paper pastry will make its grand debut at Stampcation this Saturday.{ so you are getting a special sneak peek}  I can't wait to see all of our displays in one place all together! I will be sure to take lots and lots of pictures to share with you!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Drumroll Please!And The Winner of the Cuttlebug Goodies Giveaway is.........
Blogger Miriam Prantner said...
There are so many great ones, I'd say Swiss Dots and Divine Swirls because they are so versatile.
Congratulations Miriam!!!!  Please send me a note at frougirl3@gmail with your contact information and I will get your package of goodies right out to you!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mat Hatter Midnight Tea Party

What could be more fun than a midnight Tea Party? How about a Mad Hatters Midnight Tea Party!!! My Cousins oldest daughter is having the Tea party of a lifetime this weekend, complete with Flamingo croquet!!! I made these pretty tags for the cupcakes she ordered, of course they can be tied to cookie packages, or candy bags as well.

A small scalloped oval with tea dye inked edges looks vintage with a modern twist.

I have to say that I love LOVE these tags!!! These will be tied to pretty glass bottles and handed out at the party. But how fab would these be as wine bottle tags for a hostess gift!! Yes I am thinking of the Holidays already, but you can never start too soon!

I'm sure The girls will have an amazing party, my cousin is the best party throwing diva ever!!! If you are planning a Mad Hatter tea party, or an Alice in wonderland themed shin-dig these tags are the perfect addition! as always Happy creating~

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Falling Leaves Tree

It will be a long while before Autumn shows itself here in Florida. That however will not hinder me from longing for crisp sunny days, and cool breezes. Even here in the Sunshine state signs of the impending season are all starting to pop up in clothing and home decor shops. Trading my hot pink  pedicure for a rich brown, and drinking pumpkin spice coffee puts me in the fall mood even if it is still hot outside. A great way to welcome fall is to add a few touches into your home! I found this tree at the craft store and altered it with oversize leaves and a punch owl.

You may recognize this punch from Stampin'Up! Such a cute owl, but if you don't have the punch get your cricut fired up and cut one from the create a critter cartridge one of the best owls ever {if you ask me} I had to fight every urge to glitter every spec of him, and settled for just a shimmery blue heart....took some serious self control I tell ya' I have the willpower to turn down ice cream, but glitter? nope- no willpower at all! *giggle*

This delicious paper with an even more delicious name is called Spice cake and is brand new from Stampin up! If you MUST get your hands on some visit my good friend Linda and she will help you out! I embossed several of the leaves and inked them up a bit to add color and a that fall shabbiness that makes us love leaves so much. In addition to the expected brown on the edges, I also added the unexpected of vanilla ink on some of the darker leaves, I love how it muted them as well as highlighted some of the embossing.

What about trying a squirrel or a turkey, a pheasant maybe? Of course you could also grab a branch from your yard {or your neighbors yard if need be} LOL and decorate that with cut leaves? that would be gorgeous too!

I would love to hear from you, and see your version of the falling leaves tree, so if you make one drop me a line and let me know!
Don't forget about the Cuttlebug Goodies giveaway happening right here on Friday! Enter right away for your chance to win!
Have a wonderful day, and as always happy creating!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cuttlebug Goodies Giveaway!

As promised I have a giveaway for you today that is sure to be pretty exciting!
A total Cuttlebug accessory gift package!
Includes TWO Embossing plus folders, the wall decor and more companion set, and a brand spankin' new set of plates for your bug!

To enter: be a follower of my blog, and leave a comment on this post listing your favorite cuttlebug folder or die...easy as pie! I will announce the winner of this 75.00 value prize pack on Friday September 16 at 8:00AM Good luck to you! :)
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Friday, September 9, 2011

Pillowbox Ornaments

As you can see I'm still working on Christmas ornaments, well actually I have been crafting up a storm but I will have to share a little at a time :)Its been an eventful week!
 I also had a double root canal this week, and signed a new and exciting contract......its hush hush for now but as soon as I can spill the beans consider yourselves to be the first to know! :)

Stampcation is quickly approaching and we have so much fun in store for our attendees, I can't wait to see all of the ornaments and displays in our new location!

Mixing fun elements and a lot of sparkle are great ways to make unique and unforgettable handmade ornaments.

The beat thing about these pillowbox trinkets is the fact that you can tuck a little gift inside them and they make a perfect gift card holder too!

I love the unexpected pairing of pink and red for a Holiday other than Valentines day!

Continuing the snowflake theme, while also adding glittery hearts!

Large stamped elements work great to create a focal point!

With a  masculine edge this is one of my favorites!
Tune back in tomorrow for a non Christmas post, how about a giveaway??? Yes I thought that might get your attention :) Its been a while since I have given away any gifts, so I think I will give away something pretty fabulous!.....See you tomorrow!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Snowflake Vintage

I know its a little {OK a lot} early for snowflakes! I have a trio of vintage inspired snowflake ornaments to share with you, they are all cut with the sizzix snowflake die and embellished in total retro style! I'm working overtime on displays for Stampcation, and these ornaments will be part of the Christmas decor1 Don't you just adore the glitter, and recycled magazine pages?

This ornament is pretty enough and big enough {6"} to be a gift! Just make a sweet vintage gift box to match and you are in business! {the business of giving gifts that is ;) }

This one is smaller, measuring 4" the soft pink snowflake and espresso printed paper are so pretty when a glittered winged bird is added to the mix. I can see this on a tree in a little girls room, or as a package tie, dreamy!!!! 

Its fun to see what words from the magazine page end up on your punched bird, I love that the word "collection" randomly shows up on this confectionery ornament.

scaling back the size of the rosette, and placing it in the center of a Riding hood red snowflake, is simple, sweet and quick! Just looking at it makes me drool for candy canes and hot chocolate...I know, I will have to wait, but a girl can have visions of sugar plums early right?!!!

Dust off your scoring tools, and break out the snowflakes, its time to stock up on vintage themed paper handmade ornaments!
Happy creating~