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ABC for TGF and a CAKE

I know it’s been a few days since I have posted, but I’ve been a busy, busy girl!!! here’s what I’ve been working on:


I made a few dozen of these Gum Paste Roses and colored them with gold, iridescent yellow, and orange luster dust. Then, after cooking Hors de oeuvres for 100 guests at an 80Th birthday party, and 100 cupcakes to go with it, I made this centerpiece cake for the birthday girl;


I love how the light/subtle colors of this cake came out, perfect for the weather and the occasion.

Next: I HAD to do this TGF challenge. The greeting Farm challenged us to make ABC ( anything but a card) this Friday, and I’m just getting around to it! Ha ha ha

My Dear Brother-in-law is currently a Gunnery Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps and is serving in Afghanistan, (he has done 2 tours in Iraq too) and so given the upcoming holiday, I was feeling a bit patriotic. I chose to make a Thank You picture for him… I started with a red picture frame….



I know this little picture can’t even begin to express my gratitude to him, or any of our service members…. but it’s just a little something to met him know I’m thinking of him.

This is also my very first time using twine!!! (hey, Jessica D. are you proud of me?!?!? ha ha ha) I’ve also never used those trendy little picks that have the beads on them, and I happened to get one in a RAK that someone sent me the other day, so I put it to good use! Yeay me!!!! I added some flowers and some bling, and here’s the finished product. I know everyone would expect something baked from me when assigned an ABC challenge, that’s precisely why I did something not baked! ha ha ha I like to keep em all guessing!

Have a safe and happy Independence Day everyone!


  1. love the roses. The picture turned out great.
    THanks for sharing

  2. What a great card, that image is perfect!! Thank you to your brother-in-law for his service (my husband toured in Iraq and Afghanistan as well).
    Thank you for playing along with this week's CPS sketch!!


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