Monthly Archives: August 2015

Sometimes We Need Rainbow Cake

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Sometimes We Need Rainbow Cake

Sometimes we need cake! This is a tasty cake made by Nothing Bundt Cakes.  Why bake on a hot summer day?

My clever boy added a rainbow of color using candy melts and food coloring.  As you can see he did a marvelous job adding color to an otherwise very tasty cake.

Sometimes…things don’t have to be difficult to be creative.

Enjoy!

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Starfish Beach Banner

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Starfish Beach Banner

Ahoy, Dude, Mate, Hey:

Surf’s up!  It’s an awesome day to catch some rays or waves or just enjoy the last long days of summer.  Out here in Southern Cal we can enjoy a warm day at the beach all year but the sun feels different in the summer.  I created this banner to celebrate the last summer beach days we have.

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I started with an existing starfish garland.  Then I altered it with glitter letters in sand colored glitter.  Big grainy glitter.   I altered the glittered letters with shells or a little bling.  Then I added pictures of beach babes and seashells in those plastic, Tim Holtz bubbles that were so popular a few years ago.  I taped them bubbles shut with shiny blue tape after I added 3-D embellishments and tiny seashells.  I dangled a seashell from the bubbles.  They added just the right amount of detail without taking away from the clean look of the beach banner.

Enjoy!

Starfish Beach Banner

Starfish Beach Banner

Trash to Treasure Tags

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Trash to Treasure Tags

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I was tidying up my studio space. (I know, right?); getting ready to sweep a pile of odds and ends, scraps, buttons, etc  into the bin. instead I created a few tags. These tags certainly will not win awards but they brought me joy in creating.  I hope they inspire you to save your trash next time you’re getting ready to sweep it into the bin.  Enjoy!

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