Friday, December 30, 2011

2011.....It was a very good year for cookies!

It's that time when you reminisce about the past year.....and then start looking ahead to the future. On this blog, of course, we'll do it in COOKIES. :)


I feel like I've grown a TON as a cookie decorator over these last twelve months. I have a bunch of really talented friends of like-mind surrounding me.....and it seems that we challenge each other on a regular basis. When you see someone else create a fabulous cookie......all you want to do is improve yourself and try to achieve the next level too.

I've found myself experimenting a lot this year.....and have found several techniques that really work well. I've done more with giving cookies a 3D look (with glaze!), using a paint brush to enhance my cookies, and finding more and more ways to add that extra special touch to certain designs.

I've also gained a bunch of tools throughout the year.....a KopyKake, a new camera, an airbrush & a heat gun. It's amazing how the right tools in your hands can make a HUGE difference in the outcome.....and make it easier too (LOVE that part!). 

It's been a wonderful year for CookieCrazie. And I'm so very very blessed to have all of YOU surrounding me to help me reach new heights. Thanks for your encouragement and support.

This year I've been able to raise over $4500 for Cookies With A Mission. I'm in awe of how God can use a little cookie decorating hobby to make an impact in people's lives all the way on the other side of the world. AMAZING!

It is exciting to think what the new year holds......

I did a little montage of some of my favorite 2011 cookie collections.


I can only imagine that things will continue to grow and improve.
I pray that CookieCrazie will.....but more importantly, that my HEART will. 

I wish you a very very Happy New Year!!!!!

9 comments:

Amanda Lassiter said...

Pam - how exciting! I love your heart for missions, and how wonderful that you can use something like cookie decorating to impact lives! Great recap - love the pictures. Technical question: what size box is the one on the bottom right with the baby box sets? I've been looking for one like that...  Happy New Year! :)

Brenda said...

Love the conch shell in the ocean collection.  I neeeeed one of those.  Wherever did you get it?
I think the back to school designs are my personal favorites.

Michelle Groenewald said...

Pam - I love all your cookie designs and your decorating is amazing!! Always in awe of your work.Happy New Year and may your year ahead be filled with many blessings:-)

Cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Brenda. :) I got the conch shell here: http://www.karenscookies.net/Conch-Shell-Cookie-Cutter_p_1055.html

Happy New Year!

Cookiecrazielady said...

Thanks Amanda. :)

The box is 7" x 4 1/4" x 1 1/8" and is found here: http://www.karenscookies.net/12-Pound-Candy-Box-wClear-Lid_p_1392.html    LOVE those boxes!!!

Happy New Year to you. :)

Amanda Lassiter said...

Thank you so much :)

Mycandykitchen said...

Very nice montage and cookies! I wish you a Happy new year!!!

Michele said...

Your cookies are beautiful!  I can't wait to see what you come up with this year.

Haniela said...

PAM,CONGRATULATIONS ON ALL YOUR WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENTS THIS YEAR, YOU HAVE BEEN BAKING UP A STORM THIS YEAR, HOW FANTASTIC TO  HAVE RAISED OVER $4500!!!
I ADMIRE YOU DEDICATION. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR TALENT WITH US ALL.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012! ♥

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