Sunday, May 9, 2010

Exciting FULL Week!

I've wanted to post all week......but I was far too busy to take the time. Thankfully on this pleasant Mothers Day, I'm getting a rest. Boy does it feel good. :)

First of all.....what do you think of my new blog look??? It has been a few months of work with two very talented ladies, but the time has been worth the wait. I found Kimberly Stewart and her incredible scrap kits when I was trying to find "my look" for the blog. When I approached her, she graciously agree to design a cookie scrap kit just for me. What an honor! And she is a gem to work with. Even among several crisis in her family, she took the time to make something for me. If you ever need any great digital scrap kits, check out Kimberly's work!!!!

I also worked with Jessica of the Frilly Coconut to put my blog design together......she's another gem for sure. She has been a sweetheart, even with all the changes that I asked of her over several weeks time. She did everything with such a sweet spirit......and look what she did to my blog! =)

I still have lots of things left that I want to do to my blog, but at least it looks pretty now. hee hee

So here we go........I'm here to tell you about my cookie marathon. It was quite a week. My church asked me to do 300 small flower cookies for a give away they did yesterday for Mothers Day. They paid Cookies With A Mission $1 a piece for each cookie.....and then handed them out to people as they waited at the stop light in front of our church. It was a joy to make these cookies for such a wonderful cause. But THREE HUNDRED.....what was I thinking?! If that is all I had done this week, it would have been one thing, but no.....I was also doing over 15 boxed sets and lots of additional cookies. Can you say "Pam burning two ends of the candle at the same time!"?

Here's a pic showing the "naked" 300 flower cookies on the left and the finished product on the right. Boy was I super glad to get these babies done. Unfortunately, that evening after I finished these, I still had to color icing for Friday's decorating session....AND package 6 boxed sets. I was up until 12:30 PM and then had to get up at 5 AM. Yikes!


And then here's a bunch of random pics of the cookies I've done this week....




The tea cup set has not been my forte......but my daughter says I'm getting better at it. Yay!




Other than the girly cookie sets....this was probably my favorite cookie design in all these Mothers Day sets. :)


And here's more girly cookies......I did LOTS of these. =)


LOVE sanding sugar for making the accessories full of BLING!





And I love these centerpiece cookies too!


This was an order of two dozen pink and black girly cookies. Love them!








It's amazing how BLUE these look....especially the ones on the left side. These were actually a GORGEOUS purple color (my favorite!!!), but the camera will not pick up that pretty purple color. I'm so sad I can't show you the real thing. : /


I'm getting better at my packaging. My boys said it looks professional. They made my day. :)


Karen (Karen's Cookies) sent me some smaller boxes to see what I could come up with. She is hoping to carry these on her site. Oh my.....they are terrific! They are only 1" deep which is PERFECT for cookies. You don't have to fill them with so much shred....saving time and money. And they are so cute with a small number of cookies. Plus, these boxes were so much more sturdier and better quality than the big ones I purchased. SCORE for Karen!


So I get a breather for two whole days and then back to decorating on Tuesday. After last weeks orders, these week is going to seem like a breeze. :)

15 comments:

Lyndsey said...

Wow, you were one busy cookier! They all look wonderful. I love, love, love the new packaging. I hope you had a great Mothers Day, your children are very blessed to have you as their mother!

Cake Believe said...

Pam ~ I love the new look! Sounds like a cookie crazie week for sure! But each cookie is perfection. Happy Mother's Day to you.

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Your new look, looks GREAT! What a fun change, such pretty colors :)
WOW you have been up to your elbows in sugar! They all look amazing (as usual) I love the tea items...they are so cute!
Happy Mother's Day!

Kim @ Frost Me! said...

Love the new site! So playful! and the cookies look great!

ps. I posted some of yours yesterday on my site!
Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
party inspiration

Pam said...

Thanks to all of you dear ones. :)

I had wonderful Mothers Day.....I hope you did too. :)

Kim....thanks for the mention on your site. I appreciate it! :)

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING LOOKS AWESOME! - U DO REALLY GREAT WORK - AND YOUR PAGE LOOKS TOTALLY AWESOME!! - I HOPE TO GET THIS GOOD ONE DAY - BUT - TILL THEN - PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE - HAVE A GOOD DAY AND A GREAT WEEK!!

Jessica said...

They really do look wonderful! You were quite brave to take on so many at one time though - yikes!

I'm so glad that you love your blog! :)

Molly said...

I love your blog's new design! The colors look great, and I love the fonts too.

All the Mother's Day cookies are beautiful, as usual. My favorite though, is the "Mom" cookie with the grass/sky background - so pretty!!

Also, thanks so much for adding my blog as a link on the side! :)

Yael said...

Your blog is an inspiration and pleasure to read. I have gone back to decorating cookies after a long break and YOU inspired me to do it. Thanks so much and keep those cookies coming!

Pam said...

Thank you so much, everyone.

It was definitely cookie crazie at my house last week. :)

Yael....I love to be an inspiration. I've had so many do that for me. It's great to be able to pass it along.

The Painted Cookie said...

Pam your blog looks fantastic! What a great way for your church to come up with a way to help contribute to your "cookies with a mission"! And now that you have done 300, 5oo will be a piece of cake! Great job.

Also psyched about Karen's selling boxes, going to check that out now.

HugsXX

Paula said...

Your new site is wonderful. Love the layout and the colour scheme. Hope you enjoyed your little but extremely well deserved break. Baker and decorator extraordinaire, that's you!

Pam said...

Thanks so much, Susan and Paula. :)

Susan.....500! Oh my. Don't want to think about crazie numbers like that right now. lol I DID notice that these smaller orders I'm doing this week seem especially easy. hee hee

Paula, you are too kind. :)

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING LOOKS AWESOME! - U DO REALLY GREAT WORK - AND YOUR PAGE LOOKS TOTALLY AWESOME!! - I HOPE TO GET THIS GOOD ONE DAY - BUT - TILL THEN - PRACTICE - PRACTICE - PRACTICE - HAVE A GOOD DAY AND A GREAT WEEK!!

Cake Believe said...

Pam ~ I love the new look! Sounds like a cookie crazie week for sure! But each cookie is perfection. Happy Mother's Day to you.

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