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Monday, August 23, 2010

Copic Sale at Dies R Us

  I saw over at A Crafty Little Place, that this week only Aug 20-28, Die Cuts R Us is having a Special Copic pre order sale! Check out these prices!

Copic Ciaos: $2.99 each
Copics Sketches: $4.25 each
Refills: $4.90 each
This will be their last Copic pre-order sale of the year. Complete details of the sale are available on the store website:
Have a great day!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Blog Candy

I found this wonderful new website for card making and noticed that she was giving away some blog candy and WOW is it ever generous!!  Check it out:

Head over to Cats Scratching Post and check it out ( ), she has some wonderful ideas and tutorials.

Take care,


Thursday, August 5, 2010

25th Anniversary Cakes

It was my Brother and Siter-in-law's 25th Anniversary on Tuesday and the celebration was held on Saturday night.  Everything went off without a hick, but I didn't always think that it was going to be that way especially with the cakes.  At one point I asked her if it was OK if I went out and bout the couple that stands with the rifles, it's a new Bride & Groom that I saw at our local retailer.  I started to think that I was never going to be done with these cakes. 

They are both avid hunters and fisherman, therefore the theme for the event was Hunting and Fishing.  Alison's request for the cake was that it resemble a White Birch Tree, that it be three tiers, that there be three types of wild flowers (she gave me pictures, close-ups, but I didn't know the sizes), and that there be a Buck and Doe head on top of the cake. 

WOW,   I had never done any of what she was requesting!!!  I am still fairly new to cake decorating,  I have been doing it for almost 3 years, but have not been making that many cakes.  So needless to say I was a little scared.  I really wanted to do this for them so I didn't want to tell them that I could do it and was there something else that i could do?  So scared that I didn't do any work on the cake for the first 3 months of knowing that this event was coming up! 

The week before the cake was due, my husband and I decided to make a game plan, he was going to help me at night with the baking (it was getting to be way too hot during the day)  For the next three nights he was my little helper, while I was busy doing flowers and the heads, he was downstairs making the cakes, it gave my that extra energy and the extra hands to get all this work done.  Only problem is that just as we where cleaning everything up from the last cake, the most important one, that she specifically requested, he realized that he had forgotten to put in the sour cream.  The cake was way too dry to serve to after having just crumbcoated part of the cake we decided not to continue on with it.  I just hoped that we had enough with the other 2 slabs that we were doing :-)

Here are the pictures of the cake, hope you like it as much as I did :-)


That's it for me today, I haven't been doing much in the way of crafts of cake decorating.  Now I have to get my room back in order, it looks like a tornado has gone through it since last week :-(

Take care, talk to you soon,