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. :)