Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Summer continues...

today I have a bit more to share from my summer so far...


My youngest sister had her wedding reception this past weekend and I offered to make the cake for her. It was not stress free I can assure you, but I was more than pleased with the results
 my inspiration for the cake came from her June wedding which they had on the beach under a homemade driftwood arbor,at sunset,no less. 
The seashells I made from white chocolate-and the sand is brown sugar. All edible except the real mini driftwood arbor I made!

the wording on the cake is from James Taylor's
 their favorite concert together.
Jude bawled her eyes out when she saw it and everyone loved it-phew! Done with cakes for awhile! heehee


Judy & Bill- it only took them 14 years to make it official! LOL

The fun continued on with posing for photos...
 this is me,my sisters,Judy and Jeanne~
Julie and Jayne and were not able to make it
 here we have "sisters from other mothers" as we like to call them! heehee 
cousins,sils and besties!

 of course the guys had to have in on the fun!! 
My handsome Riley is on the right and my cousin's hubby, Neil on the left
 Judy rented cabins on Lake Ontario, same place they were married- we grew up camping up here so it was like coming home. The lake is beautiful but she was totally angry that day- no swimming for us- the waves were recorded at over 6 feet in height! Yikes!!!
BTW, this is one of my favorite places to beach comb- always great treasures!

and finally...
 sneak peek of a page I am finishing up... do you recognize the stamps?

and one last photo for today
my beautiful Chum-soaking up the sunshine! Happy Dog!

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing in my adventures~
More artwork coming to you soon!
sunshine wishes coming your way,
Jackie ")


Valerie-Jael said...

Oooh, what gorgeous photos, look like you were having a wonderful time - and that cake is OMG out of this world gorgeous, WOW!!!!! Continue to have fun, hugs, Valerie

Judy Shea said...

Wow, what a cake!!! Congrats to your sister. Love that your names are start with "J".
Looks like a beautiful place and so much fun.

Joi at RR said...

LOVED these photos so much Jackie. Your cake is sooooo AWESOME. Love the driftwood. No idea how you got your script so perfect... WOW. I would have cried too to have such a precious cake.

Guess what... our family was all "J's" too. I giggled when I saw all your names started that way!!! One time Mama got stopped by a policeman and we were all in the car. She introduced is all with our J names and then said... the dog is Jeremiah and this... she tapped the side of the car is Jezebelle. The man looked inside the car - looked at her and said... move your load of "J's" along Mam and don't JAM your pedal!!!!

Your family all look so much alike - lots of smiles that look just like your wonderful smile! Thanks so much for sharing.

Love your new project - wonderful colors. Xj.

Karenliz Henderson said...

Oh Jackie the cake is beautiful. You are so talented!!! I love the drift wood and the picture and the writing is so gorgeous. Outstanding as usual. Loved all the family pics!!!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

First of all : Your CAKE is a fantastic piece of art - I am thrilled about it and I love to see all those lovely family photos - you are a happy crowd! Awesome!A fantastic wedding!
And I love the photos from lake Ontario and the sneak peek of your pages and the wonderful Mixed Media textured and so romantic piece on top-- and seeing lovely Chum is always an extra benefit for me!

Enjoy your summer furthermore dear Jackie!
oxo Susi

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful cake! I wouldn't even know where to start LOL.
All of your 'summer posts' look like you have a fun loving family - how terrific!

June Walker said...

How beautiful that cake is. Congrats to your sister on her marriage. Congrats to you on making such a wonderful cake!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

Jackie, how did you do that amazing writing on the cake? It is so very beautiful. I love the colours of it too. No wonder your sister shed a little tear or two - that was such a labour of love. Best Wishes for the future to your sister and her husband. Chum is so photogenic he should have made a career in modelling! Once again this is a fantastic post with terrific photos of people, places and art. You are such a ray of sunshine! xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Jackie, fab cake you clever girl. Even Chum looks happy! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Sending hugs, Angela xXx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, that sounds like the wedding of a lifetime and the cake looks amazing (and very you somehow) Perfect for a beach wedding! Great photos too, what a happy bunch and those waves certainly look wild. Thanks for sharing all these summer adventures, - never a dull moment by the looks of it....

Nancy TeWinkel said...

What a treasure you are! Your cake creation was awesome! Sounds like a wonderful family time. Nothing like creating forever memories:)

Dorthe said...

Dear Jackie,
such an awesome gesture, and the most wonderful cake, reminding their wedding. You are an artist cake-maker, too, dear :-)
Such fun and loving photos of you all, beautiful memories to share.
And even a little creative time. pressed in, too- Jackie, gorgeous makes, they makes me smile and feel happy .
Wishing you a beautiful Thursday my friend.
Hugs from Dorthe

butterfly said...

An amazing, amazing cake Jackie - I'm not surprised that it brought tears to Judy's eyes - so much love and thought and absolute beauty... I've never seen one quite like it, with so much colour and full of ideas and details (genius white chocolate seashells!) - and of course I love all the piped words! How sweet that you are all Js - that made me smile, as did the family photos, and what a beautiful location for a wedding and for childhood holidays.

Love, love the dance page - stunning textures - and can't wait to see more of those florals. Great post altogether!
Alison x
(Oh - and very soon for the exciting news - you might want to watch out at around 9pm UK summer time - which is 4pm EST - not sure where you are right now!)...

Lisa S. said...

I love this Jackie!!!

Win Dinn said...

You KNOW I love the cake, not the least for the extraordinary colour. That's my idea of a wedding cake with style. Love this post, and to know that your summer fun is unending. May it continue right through until Christmas! xo

Plush Possum Studio said...

How can you eat a cake that's also a work of art? Simple! Dig inAfter taking photos.
The cake is very lovely, Jackie

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I admire your nerves, Jackie! Making a wedding cake must have been sooooo stressful - more than I could bear, I can assure you! It looks amazing as has all the "Jackie" hallmarks. I've just noticed that your Riley has the same smiling eyes as you! Chum is cuter than ever and it's so lovely to see you surrounded by friends and family!

Sara Barker said...

Jackie, I thoroughly enjoyed this post, filled with good art, good food and good times! Your artwork is so fun and filled with joy! Your cake decorating skills amaze me and this cake surely was a labor of love--all that writing! I so love seeing your photos, that sofa is the perfect place to take the rabbit on the dog pile photo! Lovely to see you with your sisters and to learn you are all J's just like the Duggers. Wow, 5 sisters! Your parents must have had some nerves of steel! Sending hugs your way!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Oh my goodness your cake is out of this world. Love the sneak peek too, wonderful colours, so uplifting. I cannot believe you made a wedding cake , I would be living on my nerves the whole time. Brilliant post. Tracy x