Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cake Decorating 101 and More on the Memory Book

Hi Everyone!

Did you get the big snowstorm? We received a whopping 18 inches of snow! Although it's a pain getting this much snow in March, it sure is pretty......

It's a nice wet snow, so the kids should have a blast building snowmen, sledding and having the traditional snowball fight! lol

Are you a cake decorator? I have always wanted to create awesomely decorated cakes and have taken a stab or two at accomplishing that. I can't say I'd win any prizes but every once in a while the juices flow and I give it a try. Recently, one of my buyers wanted a special vintage image to create a tutorial for CakeJournal.com. She did an awesome job with the tutorial and it looks so easy that I'm definitely going to give it a try for my Easter cake. To view the tutorial click here . I'll let you know how it turns out... Oh by the way, the vintage chick image that she used is available via my ArtFire shop. To purchase the image click here .

Since my last post, I presented my memory book to my son's soon-to-be bride at their wedding shower. It seemed to be a big hit. But as usual, I forgot to take the final pictures of it totally completed - figures doesn't it - I always seem to forget that critical step... lol Guess I'll have to make a trip to their house so I can show you what it looked like. Till then, here's a few more pictures of the individual pages.

Megan has chosen black and purple as her colors, so I tried to incorporate those colors as much as possible. I found an awesome DP book from Colorbok that was full of rose designs and used a lot of MS punches as well as ek punches.

For this book, I planned on leaving a pretty large pocket when I put the pages together. So I decided to create a pocket insert which could be used for journaling or photos or whatever. These pocket pages are about 6.5 x 6.5" and decorated on both sides, so there's plenty of space for photos.

I guess that's all for now. Make sure you check out CakeJournal.com
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Have a great week, plumb full of smiles!