Sunday, January 31, 2010

Elmo Cupcakes

Well a few weeks ago I made Cookie Monster so today we made his friend Elmo.   These are going to the kids at daycare tomorrow.

Check out my cake decorating blog for a special cupcake made by my 3 year old son. 

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Backyard Hockey

This was a fun cake to make for a friend's son turning 7.   He loves hockey, so hopefully he will love the cake when he see's it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Studio J

Today I get exclusive access to Studio J so that I can play around before it's released to customers.  I must tell you I am very impressed.    The program is very easy to use - I didn't even have to read instructions!  I have already created 5 layouts and am working on a few more.   This is a great way to get caught back up on my scrapbooking. 

Don't worry, I am not giving up on traditional scrapbooking.  I am just more impressed then I thought I would be with how easy digital scrapbooking can be.  

I will post some pictures later when I figure that part out.   

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I am officially in trouble.   Thanks to Leslie I just found out that there is a new machine being released in April by Cricut.  I am sure most of you are familiar with Cricut for scrapbooking and how amazing it is.  Well in April a new one is being release for cakes!!!!!   It is a food safe machine meant to cut fondant and gum paste.  Several new cartridges coming out with it......and even better the cartridges are interchangable.  So I can use the ones I already have now to make letters and designs for cake.    Oh, just when I was trying to cut back on all my purchases I get a tease like this.   

If you would like informaiton you can visit Cricut and leave your e-mail for updates on the product.  

Friday, January 22, 2010

Bottom of the barrel

My little brother turned 30 this week.   Whiskey has always been his drink of choice so I couldn't resisit making this cake for his party tomorrow night.   I think these 2 guys finished off the barrel.   

I think this was the most fun I have had on a cake.  I did several new things that turned out to be easier then I thought.  This was also my first time every doing people.....I think I need a little more practice with them still but it was a fun attempt :) 


Monday, January 18, 2010

Umm Cookies!!

Some fun Cookie Monster Cupcakes.  Those of you that attended my Halloween Cupcake Workshop may remember the grass tip we used for the ghost cupcakes.  This uses the same tip, you just pull it out a bit longer to the look of hair.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bouquet of Roses

These are some cute cupcake roses that I did up tonight as a sample for Valentine's Day. Be sure to order your bouquet for that special someone!

Snowman Layouts

We had the kids out playing in the snow a few days ago. I had bought this snowman kit years ago with the hat, scarf, button etc, so we finally pulled it out of the closet and made a snowman. They had so much fun and still say 'hi' to him every morning on the way out the door.

My Son's layout uses the new Felicty Collection that you can earn for free this month. I just love these papers.  I added lots of mini sparkles on the page which is hard to see in the picture but looks great on the layout.

My daughter's layout I used Aspen paper with some pink to girly it up!  I also used the Heartfelt Die-Cuts by CTMH for the snowflakes...I have been dying to use these on a layout.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Are you following?

Are you following the National Papercrafts Blog? There are so many great tips being posted daily to help you with your scrapbooking. Don't miss out on learning these great new things. If you haven't checked it out out be sure to do so by clicking the logo on the right hand side. You also have a daily chance to win the Felicty Collection for free!!

Leave a comment below to let me know if your following and if you find the tips helpful.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

January Workshop


I am having so much fun with the new products. Both of these layouts use the new Veranda Creative Basics kit.  Join us January 21, 2010 for the workshop or order your kit today. We meet from 10am-12:30pm in Barrie. If you would like to join us please register by Thursday January 7th so supplies can be ordered.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Christmas Layouts

Ahh, I am almost done my Christmas layouts for this year.  I still need to do one of Christmas day for my daughter's page.   These are all super simple layouts since I was trying to get them done quickly and was getting fed up of  red and green.

These are 2 single page layouts that I did so they will compliment each other side by side using Evensong for my son's album.


This 2 page layout also uses Evensong paperpack and No Peeking Stamp set for my son's Christmas day layout. 

The next 2 pages are single pages using Jingle Creative Basics for my daughter's album. 


New Gadget

Hello again,

It has been a busy day with blog updates and e-mail notifications.   I wanted to let you know about another great tool I just added.  On the right hand side you will find a gadget called National Papercrafting Month.  You can click on that everyday during the month of January and it will take you to a special site developed by Close to my Heart.  Each day this month they will add new artwork idea, tips and other fun things.  You also have a chance at winning the Felicity Collection for free every day on the site, just leave a comment under that days post and check back the next day to see if you won.  How easy is that?   Good luck to all of you and enjoy viewing the many great items that will be posted.

I am now heading to my scrapbook room for the evening so stay tuned for new layout pictures tomorrow :) 

It's the New Year.

Not only is January 1st New Year's Day it's also the release of the new Close to my Heart Spring 2010 Idea Book......isn't it a great day??   Not excited yet........many of the prices in the book have dropped so enjoy the same great products for less!!

There are tons of great new products in this book.  You can browse on-line by clicking the image of the new book on the right hand side of my blog which will take you to my web-site.   If you would like a hard copy please contact me by e-mail   

With all the new products on your wish list don't forget about the special in January that can earn you $40 in free product.   You can see more about this on the next page of my blog, so scroll down and kit older posts and all the information will be there for you.

I will be putting in an order at the end of the week so let me know what's on your list.  

Happy shopping!