Friday, July 25, 2014

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CookieCrazie's Week in Review


Personal Side

It's been a very difficult week.
My Father-in-law passed away on Sunday.
It was he has been suffering from throat CA for months now.

The funeral was Wednesday.
Sadly, just hours before the funeral, Allan's niece-in-law died from medication complications.
(She & her husband & son had come for the funeral in Memphis.)
Nicole was only in her early 30s. 
Her son is 4 years old.

Needless to say, the funeral was doubly difficult with this tragic news on the entire family's mind.
But we celebrated Gerald Sneed's incredible life, and praised God for his legacy.
It was a beautiful service.

Thankfully we had the rest of the day to spend together and process the events as a family.
It is still too fresh and painful to think about for too long.......
but I'm sure with time things will slowly heal.

Please keep Joseph (Nicole's husband) and Nathan (her son) in your prayers.

The Ukraine trip is only three weeks away.
I am trying to regroup after this week's events and figure out all I need to do to prepare.
I'm thankful for a busy schedule.
It helps to stay active and work hard to make a difference.

Life is but a vapor.
Make every moment count!


Instagram photos for this week:

Happy Friday!

Greyscale Cookies from last year.....
Happy Saturday!!

Schoolhouse Cookies using new CC custom cutters made by creativecookier.

Having some Autumn fun this week.
(And yes, I'm very early. I'm busy with a mission trip and
my daughter's wedding in the next two months, so I'm trying to get ahead. ;))
Pumpkin cutter & Acorn cutter

More fall fun...... from @creativecookier
Tall Pumpkin Cutter
Crookneck Squash Cutter
Truck Cutter
Gooseneck Gourd Cutter

Back To School Word Fun.
Happy Thursday!


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Allison & Jake's Wedding Cookie Collection

My youngest daughter, Allison, got married in May.
I had the privilege of making cookies for the event. :)
(I wouldn't have missed the opportunity!)

I made three basic cookies that were given as favors at each place setting.

First, a carved tree trunk cookie with Allison and Jake's initials. (tutorial)

Next, some mason jar cookies to fit their folksy woodland-like theme. (tutorial)

And finally, lace airbrushed heart cookies in colors to match the wedding colors. (tutorial)

Here's my attempt at making cookies similar to the wedding cake design.
(Boy, was that harder than I thought it would be!)

And finally, a whole set of cookies just for Allison and Jake.
I've been wanting to decorate that wedding car for a LONG time. :)

It was a treat to wrap up these special cookies up in a beautiful BRP Box. :)
Allison and Jake loved them. ♥

Allison & Jake's Wedding Cookie Collection

Monday, July 21, 2014

Wedding Mason Jar Cookies (Tutorial)

The second wedding favor cookie made for my daughter's May wedding was a mason jar.
I've done several mason jar cookies......but this one needed to be as simple as possible.
With the volume being done, simplicity was a big part of the criteria. :)

 Mason Jar Cutter (used on this project)

Outline and flood the entire jar and lid with white 10-second glaze.
After about 30 minutes, outline and flood the lid with an additional layer of white glaze.

Using a 1.5 PME tip, add jar details as shown below.

Once the lid has dried for approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours, 
use a cake tester to make horizontal and vertical indentations across the lid as shown below.

Dry over night.

Using sky blue airbrush color, lightly airbrush a slanted shadow across the top and bottom of the jars.

Paint the jar lid with silver coloring.
An alternative is to mix vodka (or almond extract) with silver luster dust.

Nice and simple. :)

Allison & Jake's Wedding Cookie Collection
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