Cookies, Cupcakes and Sweets

Monkey Baby Shower

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post of a cake I did in September for a beautiful mother to be! She is one of the funniest, caring and most relaxed people I have met. Whenever I see her she is always smiling and glowing.

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Me and the Mother to be

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Monkeys Monkeys everywhere!

 

The theme of this party was monkey and I decided I wanted to put a big monkey on the top of the cake. They have also already painted the nursery with a skyline view of one of the superheros that the husband really likes. So I decided to add that to the bottom of the cake too. Then of course I had to make the monkey a superhero!! The shower was really fun and full of wonderful games! This child received so many wonderful gifts and is going to be surrounded by family, friends and love his whole life. I can’t wait to meet him next month!

 

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Super Monkey!

 

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Eating one banana at a time

 

Well that’s it for this baby post! I can’t wait to show you the next cake I made!

Till then have a great weekend!

xoxo

Tina

Update of July 2014

Hi Everyone,

It’s been awhile since I have taken the time to blog. It seems that I have been super busy this past month that there has been no time to blog. During my days off from work I just want to spend time with my family or relax.

Here is what I have been up too since my last blog post. I was part of the events team that put together the City of Coquitlam’s Canada Day Celebration. This year was our biggest yet. We had over 30,000 people come at the end of the night to just watch the fireworks. Who know’s how many people we had throughout the day! I was in charge of making sure that the Cultural Village, Community/ Artisan Village and Arts Village were taken care of. It was one of the hottest day’s yet and it was wonderful.

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Took a selfie with the Mayor

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#ehcoquitlam

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Some of my friends who performed at the event

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some of the event layout

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Some of the activities at the event.

After the event was over I went straight into summer camps. I am teaching Girl Power 9 – 12 summer camps at the Pinetree community center. It has been so much fun crafting with these young beauties! So I have been crafting, just not much card making.

I’ve also been doing a lot of ‘fancy’ cookies lately that I have been asked to start a new blog just on cookies. So keep your eyes peeled for the ‘cookie blog’. Do you have any suggestions what I should call it?

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Since I haven’t had time to create a video on my cards, I thought I would post a couple that I’ve recently made 🙂

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Yes, I made a Christmas card 🙂

thanks for stopping by, and I promise to be back soon with more cards and paper-crafty goodness!!

xoxo

Tina

 

Mama Elephant Photo Inspiration Challenge #4 and Easter Weekend Treats

Hey everyone,

Did everyone have a good Easter?! I hope everyone got around to some crafting!! Today on my blog I wanted to share my favorite card that I have made for the ME photo inspiration Challenge. You can read about the challenge HERE.

This is the photo that I used as my source of inspiration

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If you haven’t yet, check out my blog posts Here, Here and Here to see the cards that I have already made using this photo as my inspiration.

Here is the card that I created today!

ME Monkey

I used the Up and Away stamp set to create the monkey holding on to the balloons, and water coloured the monkey using my distress inks. I then paper pieced the balloons with some scrap paper I had lying around my craft desk that seem to fit the theme perfectly.

I water coloured the background using the distress inks Antique Linen, Broken China and Bundled Sage. The flicks of concentrated colour are from a Heidi Swapp color shine is Seafoam. I also put a coat of glossy accents over the balloons 🙂

The sentiment is from a ME stamp set that I received in their class when I was on my trip in New York 🙂

I always seem to get a grin when I look at this card 🙂 It was so much fun to make!

Moving on to Easter! This Easter I made some delicious sugar cookies with some fancy icing, it was a ton of fun, and super messy. Here is a look at what some of the cookies looked like.

DSC_1354So pretty!! My favorite ones to make were the Easter eggs and the butterflies.

Here’s how I made them. Using Flood icing I covered my cookie. I used my toothpick to drag the icing to the edge and smooth out the icing.

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While the icing was still wet I dropped a second colour right on top (usually stripes or dots… wow isn’t the table messy!!)

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I then dragged my toothpick through the colours creating a really cool pattern!!

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Ta-Da!

thanks for stopping by!!!

Tina