Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

What happened to 2009??  For many it was a tough year and for others it was a year of new beginnings.   Here's to hoping 2010 is a great year for everyone and is filled with happiness.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Layouts

I started working on some of my Christmas layouts last night and realized that I didn't post the December Workshop pictures yet.  Although the workshop is done, I wanted to post the pictures for you so you can hopefully be inspired to start scrapbooking your Christmas photos as well.

I am working in 4 other Christmas layouts right now and will get those posted for you shortly, so stay tuned over the next few days.....


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Blog

I have officially started a new blog for my new cake business.  If you are interested in following along please visit us at

I will keep the blog active with new cake photos as well as information on cakes, so please join us. 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

A fun Christmas Tree cake.   I made this cake for the kids Christmas party at daycare tomorrow.  I was going to make something with a lot more detail, however I just found out today that the party is tomorrow rather then Thursday so in a time crunch this is what I came up with.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snowy Candle

A snowy candle cake for a 60th birthday.  This one was fun to work on after the tractor cake.   Cream Cheese icing with white chocolate snowflakes.....yummy!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

John Deere

This was a fun cake to make.  My daycare provider asked me to make a tractor cake for her Dad's birthday this weekend.  The wheels and hay stacks are made from rice krispie treats and covered in chocolate fondant.    The cake will be delivered tomorrow and hopefully it will be what she is looking for.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gingerbread House

My son always wants to help me make cakes.  So I thought this would be the perfect project for him and I do build together.   He was so happy to finally help and be allowed to touch without getting in trouble. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

January CTMH Campaign

Felicity Collection

  • Customers and Hostesses: December 15, 2009—January 31, 2010
  • New Consultants: January 1–31, 2010
The Felicity Collection features decorative die-cut paper, three gorgeous color schemes, and a D-size stamp set that include flowers, flourishes, argyle, birds, and an entire alphabet!
This collection has a retail value of $34.95 US/ $40.95 CAN. You can buy it outright, or get it free!
There are two ways to qualify for a FREE Felicity Collection:
  • Purchase a minimum of $70 CAN in full-retail priced stamp sets (A, B, C, D, and E-size).
  • Place an order of $145 CAN or more in full-retail priced Close To My Heart products.
The campaign also has enticing opportunities for hostesses and new Consultants. Hostesses get the package FREE with a Home Gathering sales total of $470 CAN or more, and New Consultants who join Close To My Heart between January 1–31 will receive the package FREE in their New Consultant Kit. Shipping/handling and tax may apply.

Clean and fresh

I have one section of the kitchen cupboards done.   I love how nice and crisp they look.  My before picture didn't turn out great at all but here is a after picture of the top section I have done as well as one the shows the bottom cupboards so you can see what they looked like before. 

 I think I am hanging up my paint brush until after Christmas now, so will finish it off then and start planning a new counter :)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Big Project

I must admit my timing on my latest project is purely bad.   I have a cupcake workshop to start preparing for, Christmas baking to start, a cake order or two to work on and of course a ton of Christmas presents to wrap.  Plus I am dying to get some scrapbooking done.  

So of all the items above, what do I start doing this weekend......remodeling my kitchen.   Am I crazy????   We have lived in this house for 5 years and I have always hated the kitchen, so on Friday I decided enough was enough and I bought myself some paint, new knobs and hinges and started to work away.  While it's now Sunday and I am only a 1/4 of a way through painting the cupboards.  So far loving the way it looks but can't stand to look at how much work is still ahead of me.  Once the painting is done I want to do the counters and a backsplash and hopefully have a kitchen I can finally stand looking at....he-he.

I will take some pictures as I go and post my new kitchen :) 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Cupcake Workshop

Sign up today to reserve your spot in the session of your choice as space is limited.   You will make 12 cupcakes, 3 of each design(Tree, Christmas Mouse, Melting Snowman and Rudolph) - if you need to make more let me know when you sign up.

I have some fun Christmas gifts for each person attending that will help you continue baking fun Christmas goodies this season, so don't miss out on this workshop!!
Thursday December 17th 10am-12pm OR 7:30pm-9:30pm
$20 per person - Pre-Registration is required, you can e-mail me to sign up.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How did you do?

Did you manage to get into the Close to my Heart sale today?  If not don’t worry, you still have time but items are going fast!

I logged in right at 11:00am to take advantage of these great deals.  It was a very slow process with the overload of people on the system but I was lucky enough to get all but 2 of the items that were on my wish list. 

Now I have to sit and wait a couple of weeks for that man in brown that I love so much to bring me my goodies.