Sunday, 29 June 2014

Playing Catch Up!

Between a full time job and my blog commitments to the awesome Sketch-N-Scrap and Scrap Your Scraps I have been pretty busy, so I figured I'd just put up some layouts I did back in May that I never got around to previously posting.

Friday, 20 June 2014

First Post Up!

My first post for Scrap Your Scraps is up and I'm so happy!!! Just click on my link to see the entire post, but while you're here you can see the final piece.

Thursday, 12 June 2014


I would like to announce that I am now a Design Team Member on the blog Sketch-N-Scrap!
I am so excited to be a part of this design team,  there are so many awesome ladies joining me on this team.  Now combined with my other contributions for the blog Scrap Your Scraps I will have to finish 4-5 layouts a month.  This will mean that I will actually get some scrapbooking done!!!!
If you are a scrapper please pop on over and check out Sketch-N-Scrap they have fantastic sketches and there are wonderful challenges going on all the time!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Now I'm a Cake Decorator?

Well, not really.  I just like cake, and I like making homemade cakes for my kids birthdays.  When I was growing up my mom always made my sister (twin) and I homemade cakes.  They were nothing special, just a two layer white cake with homemade icing, maybe some candles.  It's the type of cake though that I have grown up on and love.  The recipe is from my Nana and so is the icing recipe and now it's what I make for my kids.  I may not be able to have an all out crazy awesomely decorated Pinterest inspired parties, but I can at least make them a fun cake.  I don't usually go for shaped cakes or character can pans that you can rent, there is just never enough cake!  I try to go as simple as possible, but this was the first year I used fondant.  I don't know the first thing about working with fondant, or even how to make it, but I found some amazing recipes online and couldn't believe how quick it came together.  Now I did have to tweak it a bit to get it to turn out perfectly, mostly adding more icing sugar so it would stop sticking, but other than that it was great, and tasty too!

This video was extremely helpful when it came to making the fondant, and now for the cake reveal!

It's not bad if I do say so myself :)  Lily loves owls, and loves to point them out, and since she was a little too young to really have a theme she wanted we just did some colourful decorations and I made her this owl cake.  It doesn't hurt that mommy loves owls too!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Scrap Your Scraps!

So as of now I am a member of the creative team over at Scrap Your Scraps.  This is very exciting for me as this the first time I've ever been on a creative team and I'm loving it!  Every month I'll be blogging about a fun technique or trick or interesting way to use up some of those scraps, as well as organization tips and tricks.  Be sure to come check us out and take a look at all the fantastic ladies who are joining me to bring you some great layouts, designs, and ideas!

Here is a sneak peek of my first ever blog post!