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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Walking the Dog

I know this post is really out of order and probably should have been one of the first ones, but that's not how my brain works ....... hahahaha. Does it really matter anyway, probably not :-)

As I was out walking the dog this afternoon I was thinking why do people start blogs?? Why did I want to start a blog? I don't know a lot of people, I have a lot of FBF (Facebook Friends), but their not real friends, so why do we do it and how do we get people to read it or do we even care??

Well the conclusion I came to is nothing and nobody :-) I know that sounds horrible, but in all honesty I am doing this blog for myself. I am getting older, my children are growing up and moving out. All but two, one is still at home, he is the youngest and the oldest, well that's a whole other book. My oldest committed suicide 7 1/2 years ago 2 months before he would have turned 22. I'm not afraid to talk about it anymore, so if anyone out there is having problems or just needs a shoulder, I am here for you! As a survivor I know what it's like to have people walk around you like they are walking on egg shells. Anyway, back to the what I was saying, I finally decided to create the blog for me, it would track accomplishments and share them with anyone willing to look :-) I also think that it will be great therapy, to help my brain from completely shutting down ........ well that's what it feels like sometimes. There are days that I can't keep my eyes open for more than 10 minutes, and there are the days that I don't want to keep them open because the light hurts too much from the severe migraine attack that has just hit! So if I do get some followers and there aren't any posts for a few days, don't panic, I'm just having a bad day :-).

Well, now that it's taken 2 days to write this post I think I should probably post it ...... LOL. Writing was never a strong point of mine, sorry :-)

Have a great day tomorrow!!

PS - I started a Gumpaste flower class and of course I forgot my camera so I will have to post the results when I get the flowers finished and wrapped in a spray. The next class starts on Monday and it will be Cattleya Orchid and Tiger Lily.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Awesome Blog Candy

This is just a short post, but hopefully I will have some time tomorrow to post some more of what has been going on.  I ran across some Awesome Blog Candy tonight and didn't want anyone to miss out on it, so here is the information for you :-)

Have a wonderful night!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

First Cards Ever Made

OK, I know these cards aren't the best anyone has ever seen, but I was pretty impressed with them.  I made them for Easter to give to my Family members and I think that they really like them.  Not really knowing how to do layouts and sketches and such., I decided to go simple and I remembered seeing a few cards that I thought I would be able to handle.

The first ones I did was standard white card stock that you can buy at Michaels in a package with matching white envelopes for real cheap (can't remember what it was I bought them so long ago).  I folded the cards in half and then cut some nice coloured card stock for which I had some matching ribbon.  I then ran the coloured pieces of paper through my cuttlebug (my latest toy) using the swirly embossing folder.  Then I glued it onto the fron of the card, added the ribbon, and made a small bow with the same ribbon and placed that on the card and I was done :-)  I was very happy with this card and thought since it was my first one I would also enter it in the contest.  Here is a picture of these two cards:

Now remember, these are my first two so please don't laugh ........LOL  ok, well maybe just a little :-)

Have a great day!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fire Truck Cake

I was asked to do a Fire Truck cake for a 50th Birthday for a Fire Chief.  Let me tell you I was a little worried, first of all I had never done a car, never mind a truck.  I couldn't do any of the accessories for the truck in advance because I didn't know exactly how big it was going to be until I had it crumbcoated which I couldn't do until the day before the cake was do.  So.................. you guessed it, I pulled an all nighter, actually it was more like 39 hours without sleep but I worked on the cake for about 24 hours including the time it sat in the freezer for the crumbcoat to set.  I am just starting out with the more detailed cakes so I'm alot slower than someone with more experience, plus the fact that I am working with a disability doesn't help but that's another post for another day.  Anyhow, back to the cake -

This is my favorite picture :-)  I'm so glad I decidied to do the dog.  He was a last minute decision when the cake and everything else was already done and I was about to go out the door (I hadn't called yet to say I was coming over and it was only 8:30 in the morning) so I decdided to go for it.  I think it really finished off the scene having the dalmation there, even though he's a little short and fat to be a dalmation, but that's what I'm going with :-)  That's it for now, see you again and have a great Sunday.........................

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Where to Start

Well, I finally decided to start a blog. It's been on my mind for quite some time now and after seeing all the wonderful blogs out there with all the information that is being shared I thought it was time for me to do my part. I will be sharing my love of Cake Decorating, Card Making, Baking, Photograhpy and other Crafts hence the name of my blog - Sunflowers Creations because I am not just focused on one thing ..........................

Well, that's it for right now, I'm in the middle of finishing a Firetruck cake that is due in the morning and as soon as it is complete and I've cleaned everything up and taken pictures I will update the blog. Until then have a great day!