February 20, 2013

Wedding Scrapbook

My sister-in-law got married this past August.  For her bridal shower gift, I made her a scrapbook. For the actual shower, I had the cover done and most of the layouts set up inside, but obviously had no photos. In the end, I ended up putting the photos in and embellishing as well so she had a completed scrapbook.  This is the cover.

I used:

Some Prima flowers
Bind-It-All 8x8 Cover-All, and heart shaped Rivet closure.  
and some extra bling in the lower right corner.

For the Want2Scrap bling, I cut up the original piece to get others that could be spread out. It made a completely different design that works well with the flowers. 

February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  I made sugar cookies for my in-laws and my husband this past weekend.  It's the first time I've ever decorated cookies like this before.  Normally, I hate rolling and cutting out cookies. It's so time consuming and difficult.  However, the recipe I used was very easy to work with. I had a lot of fun making these. 

I used 3 recipes from Karen's Cookies...her Basic Rolled Sugar Cookies, Meringue Powder Buttercream and Candy Clay.  The buttercream was flavored with vanilla and raspberry flavorings.  I also made two batches of the Candy Clay...semi-sweet chocolate and white chocolate. The white chocolate was mixed with different colors for the mini roses and leaves.  I'm not very good at piping yet, but hopefully I'll get better.  The cookies are very good.

I also made a few horse cookies for my mother-in-law. 

February 9, 2013

February Art Journaling

Here are my February art journaling pages.  I'm finding that filling out each day is difficult to do.  For March, I might try making strips and doing a weekly summary instead of individual days.

I used clear candle wax to draw on the hearts, then inked and layered over them.  This layout has many more layers than my January one...but still needs some more bling.

Linking up at The Kathryn Wheel

February 8, 2013

Beeswax Candle

My father-in-law has several hives of bees which means beeswax!  For Christmas, I was able to clean up enough wax to make this horse candle.  The wax isn't as clean as it should be, but I'm still learning.

February 3, 2013

A CAS(E) Birthday Card

I made a simple birthday card for my mom following along with this weeks CAS(E) sketch.

I wanted to make the butterfly look more dimensional, so I print-and-cut two sets of butterflies, attached them at the body, then added a pop dot to make one of the wings stick out more.