Spice Cake SSC #221

Spice Cake Composition Book

Just a quick post, this is not a card but a composition book covered in Stampin’ Up! DSP Spice Cake, a Fun Flower made using the designer fabric Spice Cake and one of the new designer buttons, in More Mustard.  I put this together tonight for a quick gift.  Actually it features the bookmark featured in the October Stampin’ Success, a monthly demonstrators’ magazine.  I started with the bookmark but thought it needed to be placed on a book, so I covered the composition with the coordinating DSP.  After I put it together, it seemed to match the challenge at  Stamping 411, http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/09/saturday-sketch-challenge-221.html .   I have made several composition books this fall, and the removable bookmark is a great idea, because when the composition book is done the bookmark can be reused.  I have been busy with many projects this week, just not much time to make cards.  Tomorrow night I am making 60 cupcakes for my daughters’ class.  Thanks for letting me share. 🙂

Sunflower SSC #219

It has been several weeks since I have been able to blog.  To get my mojo back I decided to start with the Saturday Sketch Challenge #219, at Stamping 411, http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/09/saturday-sketch-challenge-219.html.   I used my favorite stamp, Sunflower and the new DSP Spice Cake.  I love, love love the DSP Spice Cake.  Last year one of my favorite color combinations was Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze, this year I am loving Early Espresso and Pool Party.  I decided to cut the sunflower out to give it some depth, and I cut most of the petals.  For the center I used  an Early Espresso marker and some crystal effects.  I know the color in the paper is Soft Suede, but I liked the Early Espresso paper with the print.  I used Daffodil Delight and So Saffron ink pads, and a Daffodil Delight marker to color the sunflower.  I found that rather than stamping the image on the paper, the image comes out better if you place the paper on the stamp and go over it with a brayer.

Sunflower SSC #219

The kids have all gone back to school and we are slowly adjusting to the new school year.  This week we actually had one day that did not hit 90 degrees.  It is nice to have a little cooler weather, which means upper 80’s.  I am glad Florida escaped Hurricane Irene, but I am sorry for all my blogging friends that did not escape the flooding.  I am shocked to see all the damage in the Northeast.

This weekend is low-key, today I got to spend some one on one time with my seven-year old twin daughter, Jennifer.  My husband took my daughter Tracey to the softball open house but Jennifer elected to stay home.  The girls went last week and it was so hot, so I am sure Jennifer thought it would be better to stay home.  We bummed around the house, worked on one of her projects, went to Bed and Bath, and got milk shakes at Dairy Queen.
Thanks for letting me share.