Thursday, June 25, 2009

WooHoo...I've been published!!!

As I was sorting through the mail yesterday, I noticed a large package with my name on it and I quickly opened it thinking who is trying to sell me something now, LOL. Well, I opened it to find a complimentary copy of Just Cards! magazine!!! My card seen here was published....Yaaaaaay!!! It's on page 61 in Volume 14, Summer 2009 issue!! I mailed this card to the magazine last year for consideration to be published and because I hadn't heard anything after several months, I thought it was a no go....well this was such a great surprise!!!

I've heard it sometimes takes time (and I can imagine with all the project submissions magazines receive) and if you're interested in getting published, check out this information posted earlier this year by Carolyn King who shares her experience with getting published.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Transformers Cakes

Here are two Transformers theme cakes I did this past Saturday for the brother of my sister's boyfriend.

These are both 12x15 frosted with buttercream icing. The picture of the character Optimus Prime, is an edible icing image. The other is the Transformer logo which I created by doing a technique called a frozen buttercream transfer.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spiderman Cake

My most recent confection. A birthday cake for my li'l cousin who turned 6. This is a 12x15 yellow cake with buttercream icing. I used a picture I found on the net as a guide to hand draw Spiderman.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Mojo Monday 89

I finally bought myself a Verve stamp set and just in time to participate in the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

Here is my card using the Mojo Monday week 89 sketch.

Images are from the Miracles Blossom set.

Card stock (Stampin Up - rose red, summer sun)
Butterflies (large - hand cut, small - mini punch)
Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (Everyday Tango)
Martha Stewart zig zag edge punch
Prismacolor pencils (hot pink, yellowed orange, apple green)
Colorbox ink (peony, green)
Brilliance (graphite black)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Mixed Seasons winner

Last week's potluck Friday challenge at StampTV was to "mix the seasons". This was a very unique challenge. I pondered over it for a few days because I couldn't figure out how to incorporate images from different seasons into a card that I would like. Well waiting til the night before the due date, I made this card that I was pleased to post. I used the pine cones and sentiment from the Winter Foliage set to represent the Fall/Winter season. I stamped the foliage and pine cones using VersaFine vintage sepia ink. I colored the pine cones using a Prismacolor pencil and I sponged on some Spanish Olive chalk ink by Tsukineko onto the needle like leaves. I then cut out each pine cone and adhered them on top for dimension. I stamped the tulips from the A Year of Flowers set to represent Spring. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the tulips, stems and leaves and after stamping them, I colored them in with Prismacolor pencils. I also hand cut out an extra red tulip and adhered for dimension.

I am so glad I took the challenge because I was selected as the winner of the challenge! Woohoo; I win a free stamp set from Gina K. Designs! Thanks Lee for a fun challenge!

Monochromatic card and a bookmark

I made these projects for challenges at StampTV.

The bookmark was quite simple, just cut your basic rectangular shape to the desired size. The images are from stamps by Gina K. Designs; flower is from A Year of Flowers and the butterfly is from Little Tee's. I stamped the flower and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then applied two colors of Pebbles Inc.'s pearlescent shimmers chalk over the flowers for color. I stamped the butterfly and added dashes for the flight patterns. A little ribbon at the top to finish it off.

I made the card for a color challenge to use blues or bluish green. I selected the teal color as I had paper and ink that matched quite nicely. I again used images from A Year of Flowers set. I used Stampin Up's Taken with Teal ink and card stock both from the Rich Regals color set. The patterned paper is from the Marcella collection made by K and Company.