Thursday, June 27, 2013


ColorThrowDown #248 - Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Cool Carribean.

After a month away from crafting and card making I am trying to ease myself back into challenges. I liked the color pallet for this challenge at Color Throw Down so I played along.

Just to show you what I've been up to in that month long hiatus I will share some photos.

My daughter Holli, her husband Glenn, her son Zackary, her stepson Cameron at Ham's Orchards May 2013.

Grandson, Zack enjoying his peach smoothie at Ham's Orchards.

Cameron Koster enjoying peach ice cream at Ham's Orchards. With my nephew Joshua Schaub.

Cameron's 14th Birthday, cake Skyfall theme.

Cameron's gag gift.

Nephew Josh and sis in law Carol's visit. Flora and Fauna in McKinney, Texas.
 Above photo can you spot the Green Herron in the tall rushes?

Turtle on a log.

Below: Huge Carp swimming in this little lake in McKinney.

Looky here! He caught a big bass in that little lake!
Random guy fishing in lake in McKinney, Texas.

Sister in law Carol Bertaut Schaub in field of sunflowers in Allen, Texas.

 Nephew Josh in field of sunflowers in Allen, Texas.

Sister in law Carol planted for me before she went back to Louisiana.
 Lovely Coleus and some Texas Sage. I don't know the name of the Coleus in the upper photo but the one below is called Fishnet Stockings.

Last but not least that gorgeous close encounter with the moon on June 23, 2013.

T%dles Peeps!
Betty J Schaub

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I am remiss

Sorry I haven't been posting lately. I've had company since May 19. I am enjoying my family visitors.
Today I am working on birthday cake for my grandson, Cam. The party theme is 007 Skyfall. But Cam is a Broncos fan, so the cake will be orange and navy. Trying to suss out the right shade of navy. What a pain! But I think, after numerous searches I found violet food paste and royal food paste mixed 1 to 1 will give me a jumping off point.

This is the bottom layer  which is the blue. It's crumb coated and ready for black fondant.

Here's the blue layer covered in black fondant and the orange layer covered in red faondant. The "SURPRISE" for Cam will be when he cuts the cake to find his Denver Broncos colors INSIDE the SKYFALL cake!

Almost done. The big dice are made of rice krispies treats and covered with more red fondant. There are red fondant poker chips on the ends of the cake. Some small diamonds and hearts on one front corner and some tiny black dice that together make a Full House!

I have a SKYFALL banner that I will put in place AFTER the 3 1/2 hour drive to Bryan, TX from here.
Next search is how to draw the 007 with the gun. Sheesh! The things we do for our grand kids, LOL
NOTE: I couldn't make that gun out of fondant so I went with the dice instead.

Leaving early tomorrow morning so I am off to bed now.
Betty J Schaub


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