Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Marker Madness!

Here's a fun video by Close To My Heart showing some fun artwork made with our new Alcohol Markers:

Our alcohol markers are sold in a base/shade set of 2 complementary markers for only $5.95.  While they aren't refillable- they are still a fantastic marker at under $3 per marker.

To see the color selection click here.

If you place an order on my website for $25 or more- by October 22nd-  watch for a free gift in the mail from me!!! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Studio J fun!

Sorry for the lack of posts... this month has been crazy! 

I wanted to pop in and show you something I think is COOL!!! 
This month Close To My Heart is offering a "Buy 9 get one free" on Studio J layouts.

Here's one layout I created recently:

Using the Pear And Partridge kit, and some of my favorite photos from the year- I assembled my pages such that I can print them 4x4 or 6x6 and use them as this year's Christmas Cards.  While the Buy9 get 1 free sale is on PRINTED layouts- I ordered just the jpeg of this one for only $2.95.  Since I created it for cards- I will take the jpegs and have them printed somewhere that prints the smaller sizes.

I am soooo super excited about this!
In the meantime- I am working on my buy 9/get one layouts and will have those to post soon!
Also, check back soon as I am working on several kits that I will post here!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Angry Bird cake!

You might remember me posting in the past about my second favorite hobby... cake decorating!

Well- last weekend was my daughter's birthday and here is her class treats and cake:

For her class treats I made Angry Bird cake pops:
If you aren't familiar with cake pops... you bake a cake and let cool.  Tear it all apart with a fork and mix in about 2/3 can of frosting. mix really really well (most important step to keep them from falling apart!)
Freeze overnight.
Melt colored candy wafers and dip.  Have your various decor ready to build your design while the candy is still melted... using frozen cake cools it fast but you'll have time to work if you are prepared.

I used candy eyes (available in many store's cake decorating section.
candy coated sunflower seeds for the noses.  Frosting in a jar (comes with it's own tips) - Betty Crocker for the yellow and red bird's eyebrows.  Red peel apart licorice for the black bird's eyebrows.  Green m&m's for the pic with a couple black frosting dots on the nose.  Packaged them all up and set to school.  I am sure those kids had an end of the day sugar rush!  I made about 32 of them and you can see them all piled up in the back ground.

For our family party:  I popped one of each design off of it's stick and used on the cake:
I used those yummy chocolate wafers to build the piggy's little hiding spot.

My daughter LOVED her cake and cake pops so much.

Two days later she requested a dragon cake for her next birthday... in a year... I think I will pray she forgets and picks something else!