Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August Workshop - Flip Out

Join us August 20, 2009 @ 9:30am in Barrie to complete this fun interactive layout. You will learn how to use products to increase the number of pictures on your layouts.

Participants will get to choose from a number of paper choices such as Animal Cookies, Emporium, Game On, Back Country, Notebook and many more. Please contact me at by August 3rd to order your kit for this great workshop.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Firetruck cake

My son Owen's 3rd birthday is today. We had a joint birthday party yesterday for him and his little sister who turned 1 on Friday. Owen loves Firetrucks so we went with a firetruck theme. I made invitations to recruit all the little firefighters to the party. All the kids received firefighter hats rather then party hats when the arrived. I had some fun fireman games planned where the kids would use water guns to put out a fire (tissue paper) in a doll house. However the party ended up being in the middle of a torrential downpour and not really wanting water guns in the house we had to pass up on that game. We also had a firetruck pinata which was interesting on two levels, first giving a bunch of 3 year olds a stick ;) and second how to do this indoors. We have an upstairs level with a balcony so my husband ended up attaching the pinata - which was rather heavy to a broom stick and hanging if over the balcony for the kids to hit.

I of course had to make a firetruck cake for Owen. This was an interesting venture, but I am really happy with the outcome of it. We had some firetruck and hydrant cookies for all the kids as well.

Being it was Megan's first birthday I also wanted to a cake for her. So I made a carousel ride with chocolate teddy bears rather then horses.

Next year I will go with one big cake for both of them as I spent the 4 nights prior to this party making icing, scalping, baking and decorating. But the look on Owen's face when he seen the cake was worth it :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

One ladybug fan to another

When a friend asked me to make a cake for her Mother's birthday/retirement party, I was more then happy to do it. When I found out she liked ladybugs, I was even more excited about doing the cake.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Close To My Heart July Campaign

I am behind this month due to holidays. However I don't want to let this month's campaign go unmentioned.

For those of you that are interested in starting your own business, earning some extra money, or just save on your own scrapbooking supplies this may be the special for you!

Close To My Heart is offering 5 free products from a select item list when you join as a consultant this month. You would become a member of my Close To My Heart family where I would be here to support you anyway I can. CTMH also sends you great information on how to kick start your business once you join - so you are not doing this alone :)

Visit my website for more details and to join the Close To My Heart team!

A special cake for an amazing lady!

Besides immediate family, who is more important then the person that takes care of your kids? We often don't appreciate those amazing childcare workers out there yet they are responsible for the most valuable things we have in life...our children. Linda has been apart of our families lives for 2 1/2 years now and I thank her for all the amazing work she does with Owen and Megan. We missed Linda's birthday on Friday due to holidays. But we couldn't let her birthday go unnoticed, so Owen and I made this cake for her yesterday. Happy Birthday Linda!