Wednesday, May 28, 2014
My design team week at The Scrapping Nook this month featured Prima's Princess Collection papers and embellies including Say it with Crystals Adhesive Gems, and Lace doily stickers. Plus I used Heidi Swapp's new Dreamy Kraft tags on a few layouts. I also used Maya Roads crochet trim and kraft butterflies.
I've decided to start a new blog for my cake business! So check out Sweets by Morgan for photos of cakes, cupcakes, pops, and other treats I make. If you are in the Niagara Region and need a cake, email me at email@example.com for info!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A good friend of mine asked me to make a baby shower cake for her friends sister last month. She showed me some samples, and I couldn't wait to make it! The baby bum is so cute hiding under a blanket. I made some cute little baby feet from fondant, as well as the polka dots and blanket.
I added some pearl dust all over, to give it a nice shimmer...
It matched perfectly with her plates and napkins too!
Monday, May 12, 2014
I recently had the pleasure of making the cake/sweets and decor for my cousin's daughter's 1st birthday. I was so happy to hear it was a woodland animal theme, they are so adorable! I made a smash cake for her, and one for the adults, plus toadstool cupcakes and marshmallow pops! They were a huge hit!!
I even made felt fox ear headbands for all the kids, and the big kids too! Here's my cousin bethany and me!!
Love this peekaboo pic!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
This was my first attempt at playing with Prima's Mixed Media Doll stamps by Julie Nutting. There are so many to choose from, but I thought the mermaid would be fun to play with. I created 2 different styles of tags, one bright and playful, the other with a vintage vibe.
For the vintage one, I started with a bit of stamping, then ripped a piece of Tim Holtz kraft glassine paper and crumpled/inked it. I used modeling paste with a chicken wire stencil over it and added some liquid pearls for bubbles. The mermaid consists of papers from Authentique. I added some tuile ribbon from SU finished off with a couple tassels from Prima.
The fun bright tag had alot of layers on it. I started by ripping pieces of scraps from Bella Blvd. Molly line. Then glued them, added some stickers from the same line, then brushed on TH crackle paint. The gorgeous mermaid is so glittery! I added tiny star glitter (MS) to the tail and some Dazzling Diamonds (SU) on her body, finished off with a flower in her hair and some enamel dots for bubbles. I really love these, and plan on putting the on a layout someday soon!
Love that glitter!!!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I've always wanted to make a button tree canvas of some sort, so I finally did it! I picked up a canvas from the dollar store, can I just say Dollar Tree is amazing!! This is a 9x12 canvas, I covered with Bo Bunny Double dot cardstock. Then I painted a tree with black paint, and added Tim Holtz crackle paint on the trunk. I loved how that turned out, it looks like a real trunk, all 'barky'.
Then I just glued away....tons of buttons, flowers, crocheted doilies and flowers until I was satisfied. I also drew some curly branches with a thin sharpie, then added some liquid pearls all over and sprinkling down from the tree. The 'grass' is a wide green crochet trim from Bo Bunny. I finished it off with some cute epoxy sayings. I love how bright and cheery this is, makes me want Spring to come even faster!!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Back in January, for my Design week at The Scrapping Nook, I got to play with some goodies from Pink Paislee's line, Portfolio. I created 5 layouts using the papers and tiny tabs, as well as some Jillibean Soup Flashcards and Wise Word stickers along with some Maya Road crochet trims.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Every month at The Scrapping Nook, we do a sketch challenge. As part of the design team, I have to prepare a sample. I used up some of my stash for my layout including, Heidi Swapp papers and sticker letters, Stampin' Up! ribbons and heart punch.
This is the sketch we are using this month from PageMaps:
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I used the Snow Day line from Bo Bunny last month for the Design Team at Scrapping Nook. I created 5 layouts using these papers, chipboard, die cuts and stickers.
this was the sketch from PageMaps:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
My little cousin Willow just turned 2 and we celebrated with an animal themed party! She loves animals and the noises they make. I made these adorable farm animal cupcakes with a little barn cake for her party. She loved them, and couldn't decide which animal she wanted, so she tested each one!
Monday, February 17, 2014
This was from a 'Self Love' challenge on The Scrapping Nook. I took this selfie at a crop retreat in Banff. I used punched shapes to create a pattern on the left side. I also did some sponging with a honeycomb stencil. The papers are from Webster's Pages Family traditions line, and those cute wooden camera/polaroid pieces are from Maya Road. I'm totally addicted to enamel dots too! these ones are from MME.