Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Bunny!

Happy Easter everyone!

I spent a wonderful Easter weekend down in Ortley Beach, at my aunt and uncle's vacation home.  We walked the boardwalk, rode the go carts, took pictures, ate ourselves into a stupor, and I - who inherited my father's pasty white skin - now look like a ripe tomato.  But it was worth it!

The Easter Bunny brought me a chocolate-scented stuffed bunny, chocolate of every shape, size and flavor, Portal 2 video game and the Harry Potter 7.1 (aka Deathly Hallows Pt 1) DVD.  I hope the Easter Bunny visited all of you too!  Let me know what goodies he left you...

My assignment for Easter supper was dessert.  Every year, my mother makes a Bunny cake.  This year, she passed the tradition down to me.  Doesn't he look tasty????

He is so easy to make.  All you need is two 9-in round cake pans, your favorite cake mix (I used boxed funfetti mix, but next time I will make my own red velvet batter), two tubs of icing and whatever toppings float your boat.  I used green sprinkles for the bow tie and red for the ears.  Easter-themed MandMs were for the face, but my mom usually uses red hots for the eyes, MandM's for the nose and red or black licorice for the mouth and whiskers (I didn't add whiskers this year).

And, how did I make the bow tie and the ears, do you ask?  If you are good at puzzles, you may have already figured out that they all fit together to make a circle.  Below is a diagram of how to cut the second cake round to get these pieces.  Measurements do not have to be exact, as long as the end product looks somewhat like ears and a bow tie:

I hope spring comes soon for each and every one of you!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers...

Looks like we are going to get a lot of flowers this May!  April has been cold and rainy here in Central Jersey, and it's starting to get to me.  So here is a spring card that hopefully invokes memories of green grass, the smell of flowers and nice, warm weather...

This stamp set is from the Stampin Up! sale-a-bration promotion.  It had the cutest little bees and a smiling sun I just had to find a use for.  The grass is from the same set, but I kept stamping the same image over itself to give the grass a fuller effect.  I stamped the bees and sun on white, cut a circle aorund them, then filled them in with yellow marker.

I am dying to try this card again, but this time with Embossing on the grass.  I ordered my Veramark, but haven't gotten the order in yet.

I hope tomorrow is as nice a day as the weatherman says it will be.  Happy Spring! :)