Earlier this year I had the opportunity to make cookies for The Woodlands High School Baseball Banquet. Just 300 baseballs! It's a good thing I love baseball!;) Next time you need a fun, colorful, and tasty treat for your banquet....contact Cookies In Color!
My sister-in-law and I are signed up to walk in the AVON39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer. We will walk 39.3 miles over 2 days, camp in a tent, and make lots of fun memories all while fighting Breast Cancer. In order to participate we must raise $1800. I need your help! I know we have all been affected by Breast Cancer, this is a chance to help. You can donate here. Thank you so much!!
I will be taking a LIMITED number of pre-orders for Easter Cookies. They will be cute and colorful of course! (the ones pictured are from last year) They are $36/DZ and will be available for local pick up on April 2nd. You can post here or message me to place your order. I will confirm first come, first served. I can only accept a limited number. Thanks so much!!
These Emoji Hearts were a fun treat for my middle school son's class. They were a hit! The kids all knew exactly what they were....although I had to explain them to a few adults.;) Heart Cookie Cutters by Truly Mad Plastics.
I love it when customers give me a source of inspiration for their cookies. For this set of cookies I got to use cute Matilda Jane Clothing to base the cookie designs from. They are a fun mix of flowers, polka dots, stripes and chevron. Can't go wrong with that combination!
Do you usually reach for a trusty piece of cardstock for your layout backgrounds? If so, this month let's try something a little different, patterned paper. Don't worry, there are subtle patterns that will work fabulously as a background. And if you regularly use patterned paper for a background, let's push it a little further this month. Go a bit bolder, add texture, try something new.
The objective is to take a piece of patterned paper and make it yours.
On my layout you can see that I went for a pretty busy pattern, but in softer colors. The patterned paper was already a faux quilt, I added a bit of machine stitching to play that up some more and add texture. I kept the rest of the page relatively understated so that the background becomes an equal part of embellishment.
The biggest tip I have for using patterned paper as a background is to add dimension. Especially with your photo(s). By placing the photos on pop dots and a mat it helps separate them from the background. Without this Iʼm afraid the picture would get lost. Same thing with the title. The title needs a place to rest. For the most part it wouldnʼt look right floating out there on the pattern somewhere. You can use a label or other embellishment to create a ʻbreakʼ for the title.
Patterned papers are great for embellishing a page, but they can be the backbone too!
Cool treats for some cool teachers! I get to make cookies each month for the teachers celebrating birthdays that month. It's fun to come up with simple yet cute ideas. I always attach a tag with a cheesy tag line...."Hope Your Birthday is COOL!"
I can't believe this 9+lb bundle of love is 9 years old! He is still the most caring, loving, tender, football/baseball/any sport loving kid. He is smart and so well behaved. He tells the longest stories ever. He will help his sister with anything. He would wear athletic clothes 24/7. He thinks his daddy hung the moon. His teachers always seem to love him. He is so eager to please. He memorizes sport stats/schedules/players. He watches SportCenter instead of cartoons on Saturday morning. He can tell a lie with a straight face. He would choose sweets over anything else. He can be a little OCD. He wants to be like his big brother. He is the middle child that we constantly worry about. ;) He is our Baby Crew Crew.
Today he is 9. We started the day with presents and a McDonalds breakfast. Then moved on to lunch at Chuck E. Cheese with Pop Pop and Ci Ci, Uncle Kyle, Aunt Melissa and the twins. The we celebrated his cousin's birthday at Sky Zone, then rushed home to greet five of his best buddies at our house for a sleepover. Chad took the boys to Incredible Pizza for a few games and go karts...then they are headed back here for pizza and junk food and a night of fun. I've already started in on the Sangria, so don't worry about me. ;)