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.
Top Row (left to right): Back To School Collection, Summer in A Jar, Train, Country Stitchin" Christmas Collection, Thanksgiving Cornucopia
Second Row (l to r): Quilt & Sewing Collection, Happy Harvest Collection, 2011 Fourth of July Collection, Alabama Football...Roll Tide!
Third Row (l to r): Spring Bugs, Princess Collection, I Heart Ukraine, Ornament Cutter Contest: Christmas Outdoors
Bottom Row (l to r): 2011 Summer Collection; 2011 Winter Collection; Electric Ocean Collection; Baby Boxed 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!!!!!