Have Some Cake

I just wanted to share what I was working on this weekend.  This is one of the most simple baby shower cakes I have done, but it should taste good and was fun to do.

Here’s another one I did a while back for my nephew’s birthday.  He was very into bugs at the time.  It was a lot of fun, as I made the cake itself green and it had chocolate sprinkles in it for crunchy “bug guts”.  Most of the adults were a bit timid about eating it, but the kids and I had fun!

Fun Finds

One thing I like to do when I am making a card is see what I have that will work.

Following a sketch challenge this week, I decided to make a birthday card for my cousin.  Thinking about my cousin, I looked through my papers to find something that reminded me of him.  When I found a “travel” paper that had relax and adventure on it, I knew it was the start.  Then I looked for another paper that coordinated with it.  The hard part was trying to determine what embellishment to use.  I had some flowers that would have gone well with the papers, but I didn’t figure my cousin would appreciate that.  Looking through my brads, I found a really cute alien one that I got from a friend at the CardMaker Magazine Cardswap Forum.  What I wound up with was a card that reminded me of my laid back cousin and wasn’t girly at all.

I haven’t found the best way to take pictures, yet, so you get this one taken out in the afternoon sun.

1 Card for 2 Challenges

Stamp TV had a color challenge to use Turquoise Sea, Sweet Mango and Red Hot for a card.  You can see the challenge here.  CardMaker Magazine’s CardSwap had a challenge to make a gatefold card here.  So, I started thinking about what I could do to meet both of those challenges.

First I looked through my embossing templates to see what I thought would make a fun card using those colors, then I found my paper.  I used turquoise, some mango paper I had from Lasting Impressions, and some red shimmer paper.  The red is a bit darker than called for, but I really liked the shimmer.

Next I cut my red paper to 5-1/2″ by 8-1/2″ and scored it at 2-1/8″ and 6-3/8″.  Then I determined I wanted an 1/8″ border around the turquoise pieces, so I cut those to 5-1/4″ by 1-7/8″.  Then I used my Cuttlebug and embossed those pieces.

Next I dry embossed the hat (Lasting Impressions L9058) and heart (LI L9461).  Then I cut those pieces out and used a scuffer to bring out the white a bit.  I don’t really like adding any other colors to a color challenge, but figured the white was part of the mango paper and it isn’t much. These are my finished pieces.

After that, I used some double stick tape to adhere the turquoise pieces to the panels.  I put the hat on the heart with some Scotch mounting tape and added a piece of turquoise ribbon that I knotted a few times to the hat.  Then I attached the heart piece to one of the panels, not putting any adhesive on the other half so the card can be opened.  Here is my finished card.

Check out the challenges, as you still have time to participate in them!  Thanks for taking a look.

Hello world!

My name is Golda Peterson.

I started making cards when I was about 7 or 8 years old.  Back then, it was all about the words and just putting some clip art on the card.  Now, it’s all about the card and I often have a difficult time coming up with the words.

I started making candles when I was first married and we didn’t have much money.  I needed something I could make several presents from that didn’t cost a lot.  There was a craft store coupon available, so I went and browsed.  A candle kit was my choice and boy has my love of the craft spread from there.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me.  I plan to share what I’m working on in both cards and candles, as well as a bit of encouragement here and there.  Please be patient with me as I adjust this blog and figure out how to make it do what I want.