Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Lots of Pink and Red...

I am so excited to be a part of a fun Valentine's Day Swap with two good friends, Lilia and Lori. Here a a few of the goodies that I sent to them. I hope they enjoy them!
I started off with something chocolate...the new double dipped M&Ms...yum!
Here is something sparkly, soft, new, artsy, and a little touch of "vintage valentine."

I included a super soft stuffed heart with dried lavender sprinkled inside!
...and a few fabric covered notepads.
Here are a few of my favorite ArtChix Girls.
OOH, just noticed they put the "Winged Cuties" Digi girls I did for Somerset Digital Studio on their site. Cool!
Postman, please deliver!
A few other goodies sent off...

I love February!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Little Peek

Little Bitty Packages...
Peek Peek, what's inside??
Little strawberry filled chocolate truffle "Cake Balls..." Click to try the simple recipe!
Of course I had to make WAY too many!Another something I am working on in a round robin.
One more little peek...

First Tux, first formal, and first photo of the evening with me. This is my youngest, Max ready for a fun evening with friends.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Having Lots of FUN!

I started the week off making these yummy cupcakes! I used this recipe to make these very rich, intense goodies. I love making frosting from scratch...the frosting hardens and is easy to pack up to give as a gift. My sister-in-law gave me this awesome Dessert Decorator Pro. It was so easy to shoot out that frosting.
I went pom pom crazy after reading this fab post from the one and only
Pam Garrison. She used coffee filters to make the most adorable creations!! I told my friend Vintage Flair Lori that I HAD to try to make some "poms." She made some really pretty flowers out of her coffee filters.

Here are the steps I took:

Open up a coffee filter. They do come "unbleached," which means their color is a natural tan. I wish I would have spotted those out first...oh well.
Fold it in half, and then again.
Staple the bottom a few times, and then fold out all the layers. It's fun!
I used Glimmer Mist to "age" the poms.
I added a lacey trim to the two ends and hung it near the window! Thanks for the great idea Pam!

Here is a little sneak peak on a round robin I am in...just a little glance.

Have a super creative week!