I love it whenever a customer gives me the theme and says 'do what you want'! I used the baby shower invitation as the inspiration....it was filled with arrows and aztec prints. I had fun adding patterns and playing with these. The circle 'pie' cookie is inspired by A Beautiful Mess artwork. Congratulations to Kayla & Shane, thanks for letting me be a part of your exciting life events this year!
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!