Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Is Buzzin' By (Pictorial)

Today is already June 30. Yikes. I wish things could slow down a bit! How can we be nearly half way done with summer. Not fair. lol

Oh well.....life goes on. Make the best of today since it won't last long, right? 

How about a pictorial on making a bee hive with buzzing bees........................

Since my bee hive cutter is huge.....I decided to pare it down a bit, so I cut the bottom level off of it.


Next I wanted to add a shape to the outer side so I could add a buzzing bee, so I used mini club cut out because the top of it reminded me of a bee.




To decorate......I added the black hole at the bottom first.....and then let it dry.
Next I added two of the four hive layers of yellow and let them dry before adding the final two. This helps give it more dimension.


Notice my mistake on the bottom layer. Thankfully it won't show up once I flood that area. :)

Well.....I forgot to keep taking photos of the process. Sometimes I get so involved in it.....that everything else fades away.
In the final bee hives shown below, I didn't outline the whole hive in yellow liked I showed in the previous photos. Instead, I just did my two layers of the hive on their own, and add the second two later. I like how these look much more than the previous ones. 

Make sure your yellow is good and dry before you add the bees.....especially the black head. For the bees, I made the head and let it dry, then I added the yellow body and put the black stripes on it while it was still wet. After it dried for a while, I added the white wings.

And finally, the next day I added the fly lines with a Food Doodler black marker. Love that part! 



Stay cool today on this hot Thursday....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Summer BBQ!

Time for a summer BBQ!



Have a wonderful Wednesday. :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sunny Glasses (Pictorial)

It's about time I did a pictorial for you.

I wanted to make some sunglasses......but the only cutter I could find for them is really small. SO.....I decided to improvise and make my own.

First I took a rectangle.............and used my mini diamond shape cutter to start carving out the bottom of the sunglasses.


After carving a little from the outside corners, I smoothed out the bottom edges (one of right).

Once baked.....outline your eyeglasses with the color of your choice.

 And fill it in....

Add black to the inside, and white "reflection" lines.

Moving onto the sun cookies......I'll admit that it is very hard for me to make a really nice circle on a cookie. So I used my circle cookie cutters for some help.

Place your circle cutter on top of the cookie.....

And then add some dots of icing on the inside to give you reference marks to make your circle.

 Then connect the dots to make your outline.....

and fill 'er in. :)


And there you have it..........some sunny glasses. ;)

Stay cool!

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's Summertime! Break out the Summer Cookies :)

OK......so I had a blast last week making some fun summer cookies.

I just got a new cutter (Plaque C - size small.....only 3" across) from Ecrandal that I wanted to try out, so I added it in the mix.

What better way to say summer than popsicles....right?

More to come. Happy Monday to you all. :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tea Pots for a Wedding Shower

Right before I left for Ukraine, I did an order of tea pots for an Alice In Wonderland wedding shower tea party. What fun! I love it when I'm given the colors and patterns they are to be used for the celebration. In this case, I received a template of the invitations/tags used for the shower.......stripes and dots. So fun!




I hope your Sunday is blessed beyond measure. :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

FF Christmas Ornaments: Set 6 (Last One!) My Fave - Christmas Outdoors

OK.....we are at the final set of ornament cookies I did for the Fancy Flours decorating contest. I saved my favorite for last. I had been dreaming about making these right after I heard about the contest and saw the cutters. Isn't it weird how that happens? 

Basic snowflake.............


Poinsettia!

Pine Tree.....


Pine cone :)



So I'll turn off the Christmas channel for now. lol

This week I did a bunch of new summer cookies....so I have plenty to show you next week. And I've got a few pictorials I want to share with you too.

Have an amazing weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

FF Christmas Ornaments: Set 5 - Nutcrackers!

Here's set number 5. Amazingly enough......this group was shown on  the Fancy Flours blog. It didn't win anything....but at least it was in the line-up. :)






Happy Thursday! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

FF Christmas Ornaments: Set 4 - Faces of Christmas

I wrote this Wednesday morning.....but blogger wouldn't let me upload the photos.....so I'm sending it Wednesday evening.
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I'm excited about decorating some summer themed cookies this week. It always feels so wonderful to get back to cookies after several weeks reprieve. I've missed it!

Here's another grouping I did for the Fancy Flours decorating contest. I love how these turned out. :)






Just two more sets left. Bear with me. ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FF Christmas Ornaments: Set 3 - Patchwork Quilt

Entry # 3 in the Fancy Flours Christmas Ornament Cookie Decorating Contest.






Happy Tuesday. :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fancy Flours Christmas Ornaments: Set 2 - Country Christmas

Today is cleaning day......but before I get busy, I thought I'd catch up my blogs. I've posted a bunch of photos on my Ukraine blog about my trip HERE .

Next I wanted to show you another set of my Christmas ornaments I entered in the Fancy Flours contest.

I call this my Country Christmas version.






Have a marvelous Monday. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Just Jet Laggin' :)

I'm home from Ukraine and recovering from a most AMAZING trip. I hope to upload some pics and write some posts on my Crazie Commitment blog soon......since our internet connection was very weak while we were there. I was sad that I couldn't stay connected and blog daily......but maybe it was for the best since it was one less distraction.

Now that I'm back......I wanted to show you some of the Christmas cookies I did for the Fancy Flours cookie decorating contest. We were given these four jewel ornament cutters.....




Each entry was a set of these four shapes. I made six entries.

Here's my first entry.....a simple but very sparkly set. :)






I've missed home, blogging, and making cookies. There's no place like home. :)
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