Thursday, May 24, 2012

  Just wanted to post this cake!  I love making cakes for people!  I think what I enjoy most is their excitement when they see their cake complete.  I occasionally do a cake out of my head but usually I'm searching the Internet for ideas!  I love looking at other people's cakes online!  Their are so many talented people in this world!  This world should be a better, happier place with all the cake bakers!

   I haven't been able to make cakes for a while because of my hands.  I'm sure tomorrow I will hurt but so far I haven't felt the pain.  I try hard to make people happy and it feels good to have a talent that gives someone happiness!  I have only had one cake that was very hard to complete because the customer was very picky!  But I pulled through and did my best! I try to tell people "if you send me a picture you like, it will look somewhat like it but not exact!"  

The bottom cake is white with my "wedding Icing" not sure what to call it because it's not technically butter cream because it doesn't have butter in it.  So I just call it my wedding icing!  I found a recipe for homemade fondant and it tasted much better than store brand.  But it was harder to handle.  This was my first try at it so hopefully it will get better when I try it again!  Here is the link to the recipe.

  This cake was an inspiration from  Her name is Anne Heap and they are in New Jersey!  Sometime I wish I lived in New York because all my favorite cake artists live in the surrounding area!!!

                                       Zebra and Cheetah Sweet 16 cake by

Check out her Site because her cakes are amazing!!!

For mother's Day I decided to use my Dotty For You paper and make a bouquet of flowers!  I love my Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge! The Cricut Art Philosophy Collection is just $99.00 which includes a cartridge with 700 images, 3 My Acrylix D size stamp sets, and 3 9" x 12" Dimensional Elements.  I am new at using the Cricut and only have two cartridges.  I have yet to buy any more because the Art Philosophy has it all! 
  I would love to show you how to make these flowers!  Contact me Today!!!!

Oh and my Mom and Mother In Law loved their flowers! 

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

   I've been having so much fun with the New Stella Collection that I haven't done anything with the other packets!  I know eventually I will have to because I'm slowly running out of Stella paper!
   Here is another layout that I just finished!  I can't believe how many different creations you can actually make with the Workshop on The Go!  I have only used two colonial white 12 x 12 sheets extra!  I love the colors!!!!  I've been googling the Stella Collection and have found some very cute ideas!  It is such a great motivation to see others creating beautiful artwork! 

I still need to find the right picture for this layout!  I always make the layouts first and then search for that perfect picture to display!  I love this one so much I didn't want to add anything to it!

I hope that one day I will have more people to follow my work!  I just love Close To My Heart and think everyone should at least experience it once in their lives!  If you don't scrapbook that's ok, I can teach you how to make a card to mail to a special person in your life!  They will cherish the card forever!!!  I still have cards that I don't want to give away because they are so Cute!

Happy Scrappin!
Tina Suchy
Close To My Heart, Independent Consultant