Thursday, September 1, 2011

Software Drawing

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I would like to share some exciting news with you! Have you checked out My Memories?? Well, you should! They have a new software that allows you to make scrapbook pages, photo books, cards, videos, PRINTABLES and whatever else you can think of! MyMemories Suite is the #1 rated scrapbook software and the best seller at Amazon. It is affordable and easy to use. And to help get you acquainted with them, I have a coupon code for you! Just go here and add the software to your cart. Use this code STMMMS60946 and receive a $10 discount on the software and a $10 store coupon! What a great deal, right? You can go here and watch a video about the software to see for yourself how great it really is!

Here's another great deal that you definitely won't want to miss out on! I'm going to be giving away a copy of this software for FREE!!! That's right, you heard me. I'm going to pick one lucky person to be the winner of this fun and amazing software! All you have to do is:

* You must be a follower of my blog.
* Go to My Memories and browse around. Let me know in the comment section what your favorite layout or digital paper pack is.
* Let me know what your main purpose is with this software. Are you going to use it to scrapbook? Or maybe you want to make party invitations for your little one's birthday. You say your friend is having a baby shower and you want to make cupcake toppers? This software would be perfect for any of these items.
****Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact the winner with all the info!****

What's even better is you get 2 chances to win! Browsing their site and letting me know your favorite item is one entry and telling me what you want the software for is another entry! Pretty cool huh?!

Check back in a few days to see what I have created with this new software. Now, go tell your friends, family, blogger friends, Facebook buddies, and Twitter pals to get over here and get registered! Drawing will be Sept 16th at midnight CST. Good luck and don't forget, if you don't win, there is still the $20 worth of savings by using the code posted in this blog entry. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More Toppers

Hey everyone! Well, I have some more cupcake toppers for you today. I am on a cherry kick and can't seem to get off of it. I just love cherries ad each time I am designing toppers, I come up with more ideas. I guess that's good though, right?

Todays toppers are red gingham with a pink background. I'm loving these too!
To print these for free click here. I would love to see some pictures of you using my toppers! Be sure and post them on my Facebook page. You can find the link to it at the top of this page. I would also love to hear some feedback on these. Well, I'm off to try to figure out what I'm going to do next! Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday and I'll see you back here soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cupcake toppers!

Hey everyone and happy Monday! I'm dragging a little today. It is our first day of school around here and we were up and at it early this morning. It's been a while since we have been up early so now I'm feeling like I need a little nap. (As I'm yawning!) My oldest is a freshman and is at her first day of high school, my middle is a 6th grader at her middle school and then my baby is 3 so she and I are just hanging out. (Us hanging out leads me to the cupcake toppers.)

Have you guys seen these adorable party printables floating around?? I'm sure you have but if you haven't you must take a look around. Here are some just to get started. Well, I have been wanting to make some of my own for a while now so since Hannah and I were just hanging out this morning, I decided to make some. Have you noticed how there is a cherry theme going around as well? Yep, me too and I LOVE the cherry cookies, cupcakes, cup towels, bowls, material and well let's just say I love anything with cherries on it!! So then it hit me! I should make some cupcake toppers in a cherry theme. Let me just say, these were so much fun to make!! And, I'm so proud of myself for figuring out how to make them! I'm not sure that I did it the "correct" way BUT I got them made.
I don't know what you think, but I think they turned out pretty darn cute! Guess what? I'm going to share them with you! Just click here and print away! Be sure and let me know what you think because I'm thinking I might make some more. They were lots of fun to make and I love to share so I hope you guys enjoy them. Be sure to share your pictures too! Post away on my FB page. Toodles for now!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hubby's Birthday Cake

Hey all! Hope you guys are having a great day so far! These days are flying by and it won't be long until school starts here and I can't believe how the summer has flown by. I always know the summer is going fast when my hubby's birthday rolls around. This year I wanted to make something special for his birthday. He loves a good cake but his favorite is a strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting. So there we have it! That's what I set out to do. I wanted to make him the best strawberry cake and the best cream cheese icing I could find.

Well, I found an amazing recipe in one of my cookbooks and thought it was going to work perfectly until....let me just say he works for the railroad and can be called out and has to go, right then. Needless to say, it came down to a box cake lol. I ran out of time and he had to go to work. I did however make the cream cheese icing! And it was AMAZING!

I also wanted to do something out of the ordinary and fun. The good thing about him is that he didn't care if it was very manly or not just as long as it tastes good. With that being said, I was in for some fun decorating! Here's how it turned out.
Now, I know your saying, "I thought she said it was a strawberry cake?" Well, I did say it was strawberry but when I got the cake all decorated I decided it looked to plain and needed something on top. I started looking through the fridge and do you think I had one single strawberry in there?? Of course not! BUT I did have some cherries! I think they served the purpose just fine! I call it improvising lol. Did the cake taste good you ask? It was....AMAZING!!! Derek loved it and that's all that really mattered, right?
I will definitely be making this again and I can't wait to try the awesome icing on something else! I'm thinking maybe a chocolate cake next. Who knows?! All I know is the cake is all gone and I want more!!

Well, that's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by. I love comments so don't be shy! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday and see you back here soon!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

1st Time Brushed Embroidery

Hey everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing my cookies that I made this weekend. I have been wanting to try the brushed embroidery technique for a while now but have been being a chicken. So I finally broke down and gave it a try! Here's how it went.
I started out just making the square cookies.Once I felt comfortable with those I moved on to a round cookie. I found that with doing the round cookie your design doesn't have to be perfect. (Really neither do but more so with the round.) Once I finished this plate I was addicted!

I really like the colors that I chose. The only bad thing was doing the flowers in the black icing. You really can't see brush strokes so it looks like you just wiped it on there. (That's why they aren't pictured. I didn't want to show the ugly ones :)) I do have to say that for some reason I had problems with the leaves. Something so easy was really giving me some problems. Oh well, that's why you practice, right?!

I really would like to try these in a different color scheme next time. Maybe some pastels! Maybe in my favorite color, pink. All I think about when I see these colors is Twilight. Maybe that's why I added the zebra material for the pictures. Hoping to get rid of the Twilight thoughts.

If any of out there have tried this technique, do you have any tips that you would like to share? What kind of brush do you use? Do you use a thick or thinned icing? I would love to hear all about your experiences with brushed embroidery cookies.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope everyone has a great day! More cookies to come. Until next time!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cookies from the past.

Good morning and happy Saturday! I hope everyone is enjoying their Independence Day weekend! I know that mine will be very busy. We are getting things ready to go to Odessa, TX (about 4 hours south of Amarillo) for Zoey's softball all-start tournament. She is so excited and we are too! There will be over 100 teams there to play but the downfall is that it will probably be over 100 degrees the whole time we are there. Since she is catcher and has all the gear to wear, I have been making neck coolers. I'm feeling sorry for the whole team so I'm making all the girls one.
This is why I haven't gotten any 4th of July cookies made! So with that being said, I'm just going to show cookies that I have made in the past. Hope you like them!

These are just a few pictures of what I have been working on lately. Hopefully, I will have more here soon to share. As soon as softball slows down I will be back to making cookies again! Have a happy and safe weekend!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Cookies for Zoey's team.

Good morning and happy Monday! Today is going to be a HOT Monday here. We are supposed to reach 105 degrees BUT good news! Tomorrow we are supposed to have a cold front come through and it's supposed to cool off to 100!! Yay! (Can you sense the sarcasm?)

Today, I would like to share some cookies that I made for my daughter's softball team. The design came off of her jersey and then I added each girls number to the cookie as well.
I don't have a Kopy Kake but my sweet hubby built me his version of the Kopy Kake and it works for now. Eventually, I would love to have the Kopy Kake.  I also made some gloves, bats and softballs but for some reason I don't have a picture of them. Needless to say, the cookies didn't last long once the team saw them!

Sorry I don't have much today but I'm running short on time. I hope everyone has a great Monday! Happy Baking!