Red Velvet Cake is a must for Christmas! Love your recipe file!
I attempted to make the cake match the theme.
I was pretty happy with the banner.
Even the birthday cards were Yo Gabba Gabba (printables and wrapping paper on a card base, with StayzOn ink for the stamped message).
Party time...while Daddy grilled dinner, we played outside...
Nicholas worked on his picture taking skills....
As taken by Nicholas....
After dinner was presents....
Then of course cake....
I made a pumpkin spice cake with pumpkin cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Jackson ate 2 pieces. So I guess he liked it as much as the rest of us.
And I need to dig out the camera manual because of all the pictures that should have been great turned out blurry. I am blurring the focal point and getting the background sharp. Not sure what I did to the settings to make that happen. But it is frustrating.
Last week the ScrapTiffany team participated in the Hippity Hop Blog Hop, which was a collaboration of a few challenge blog sites. The hop is over but you can still check out the posts starting here at the Sassy Lil' Sketches blog. I didn't have any time to post anything as the week progressed. But I will now share the layout I did for the Blog Hop challenge.
It was a recipe challenge where each blog added one ingredient to the "recipe" to use for your layout:
Sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches
Use 3 of the same thing from ScrapFit
Use ink paint or mist or all 3 from Crop Suey
Use some Lace from ScrapTiffany
Use some texture or embossing from Cuttlebug Spot
So here is mine....
How I made mine...
Sketch - Kept the overall general design in tact
Use 3 of the same thing - Stars were my pick for 3
Use ink paint or mist or all 3 - I chose some Studio Calico Mr. Huey's for my banner with a base coat and a spritz of white on top for a splattered look.
Use some Lace from ScrapTiffany - Lace designed paper
Use some texture or embossing from Cuttlebug Spot - Circle journal spot embossed with my Cuttlebug
And finally, this weeks challenge for ScrapTiffany was to use crepe paper. So I bought some to decorate for Jackson's party so I would have some for a layout.
Here is what I did...
I stitched the crepe paper down to make my sky background. I thought it would rip, but it worked just fine. I found some vellum in my stash and used my new Fiskars Cloud punches to make my clouds.
I also played with some new Martha Stewart punches I have recently picked up on clearance and during last weeks Veterans Day sale at Michaels. Martha Stewart now has some punch anywhere punches in some basic shapes and designs so I punched out my journaling spot and added some paper behind it. There are a few other newer Martha punches I am going to have to get my hands on one coupon at a time, of course.
Now it is time to get ready for work, and another busy full week. Hope you have a great one!