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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cookies and Royal Icing

My wedding anniversary was at the beginning of the month and I wanted to get the sesame street cartridges for my cricut, but I also wanted to get a Kitchen Aid mixer. What a hard decision I had on my hands, but I went with the mixer because I got an incredible sale @ BedBath & Beyond. Here is my new beauty:
I have never made anything from scratch until I went to A C Moore and bought the new Wilton's Cake decorating magazine. I was inspire, so the other night I plugged in my new toy and made my first ever batch of sugar cookies and royal icing. Here is a picture of Olivia showing off her creative spark...
Royal icing is the not the easiest thing to work with so please be easy with the imperfection of the cookies. My daughter and I had a great time together and I do plan on making more so I can practice my royal icing technique. I would like to sell these some day.
My next venture from scratch is going to be my daughter's 3rd birthday cake made with fondant which I have never used before. I will keep posted.

As Always Be Good and Be CREATIVE!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I promise.......

It has been so long since my last post. Why? There aren't enough hours in the day to get to everything that needs to get done.

It doesn't help that I have been is such a crafter's rut. I promised myself that for the begining of this year I would try to craft at least for 1 hour each day and keep my blog up to date. If I want my business to pick up and flourish I need to get some stuff done. Right!!!!!!

This past Friday night I was getting ready to go to my MIL house, I had a gift that I had started for her sometime last summer. I had received my package from crop&stick.com (which by the way are just awesome) about 2 weeks ago and that gave me some incentive to get crafting again. In the box was my ATG gun. My dreamkutz and my new favorite cricut cartridge Storybook ( which is absolutely gorgeous!!!)

I went into my craft room loaded up my ATG gun put on some good music and off to crafting I went. Here is a picture my MIL paper Bouquet, which I call her Garden of Sunshines ( center of each flower are pictures of all her grandkids)

Hopefully getting this done will jump start my brain and body to get back into my craft room and get me CRAFT ON!!!!!

Live Laugh Love & Craft.
God Bless