Blessed are the curious...for they create a better world.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Favors

We went on a wonderful trip to Half Moon Bay for Thanksgiving at my cousin Susy's house. We all had such a great time. I created these cones for favors and filled them with dark chocolate covered shortbread stars, yummy! The rosette is created from my favorite new Sizzix die by Tim Holtz. It sure beats creating the folds by hand.

Now....on to Christmas creating!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Little Queen Teacup

Let Them Eat Cake Teacup

Butterfly Girl Teacup

I Love Paris Teacup

Here are some teacup cards that I made as part of a template challenge. I had originally made something similar using a different template as ivitations to the ATC club members for a Mad Hatter Tea Party that we had this year. I gave my friend Lorraine a cup and then took it back at the end of the meeting because I didn't have a sample for myself and I knew I wanted to create these again. I'm lucky she's a good friend and doesn't take offense to these things!

For these teacups I started by embossing cardstock in the cuttlebug, then added inks and glimmer mist. My favorite is the Marie Antoinette cup. I rolled balls of music paper to create her dimensional hair and added pearls. I love to make paper hairdos, almost as much as I love making paper shoes!

And lucky for Lorraine, this time I am true to my word and actually finally returned her original teacup.

I also owe Cassidy's boyfriend Matteo a big thank you for all his help in teaching me Adobe Photoshop. With my newfound knowlege I was able to use a very bad photo that I had taken a spruce it up. Thanks Matteo!