Saturday, June 30, 2012

Americana Stitched Heart Cookie (Tutorial)




To make an Americana Stitched Heart Cookie
you will need:


 My daughter insists there is such a word as "wonky".
I just looked it up in dictionary.com.......
and sure enough, they say it is a word. (British slang)
OK, then. Chalk up a point for Allison. ;)

I di-gress........

I was going to tell you to "wonk-ify" a heart-shaped cookie.
Haha......now this is NOT a word!
The second definition of wonky is:
2. not in correct alignment; askew

Yes, that is what you need to do to your Americana heart cookie. heehee 

Then do this.....
Let the blue and red glaze dry several hours before adding the tan. 
Darker blue and red are notorious for bleeding.

Once all the glaze has dried overnight
add your stitches with a small round (#1 or #2) paint brush

I added a combo of white and black stitches for contrast.
I used a thinner black food color marker for the black stitches.



These boxes are going to be available from BRP Box Shop in a couple of weeks. I'll keep you updated!



Friday, June 29, 2012

CookieCrazie Chatter......Friday, June 29, 2012



It's been a blazin' week, hasn't it?
Shew......yesterday was a major scorcher.

And it's been a fantastic cookie week.
So many terrific cookies showin' up in cookie world.

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Ocala Cake Club, Inc.
presents
September 29-30, 2012 
Courtyard by Marriott 3712 SW 38th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474

Presenters include:
PH Delites, Melanie Judge  
Cookie artist "Linedancer", Carole Firstenberger
Lisa Menz  
Special Presentation from Photofrost 
Jane Koon   
I have the honor and privilege to present workshops at this event.
 Check out all the information HERE.


And don't forget, even though CookieCon is sold out,
you can still get on the waiting list.


There is a Facebook group specifically for CookieCon attendees.
If you have your CookieCon ticket and use FB
but aren't in the group yet,
contact me and I'll make sure you find the group.

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CookieCrazie's Week in Review


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Personal Side

Another very productive week. How grateful I am.
And Ukraine is only three weeks away. Wowwwwww......
So much to do, so little time. lol

Several of you have asked how you could help for the Ukraine trip.
Interestingly enough, I heard this week that even though
we all have the money for our expenses to take the trip,
we are low on the amount we need for the ministries......
in particular for the cost of the women's retreat.

Since people are asking......I'll just throw this out there.
If you would like to help us with our ministries in Ukraine
for the July 19 - Aug 3 trip,
just click on the PayPal button on the right side bar for contributions.

Note: If you need a receipt for your donation for tax purposes, we'll have to go a different route.
Just email me at cookiecrazielady [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com and we'll try to work something out.

Thanks everyone for your continued support. 
I'm floored at how kind and generous everyone is.
It's so nice to be involved with an online community such as our cookie world. :)


Other than a very fun travel-themed cookie project this week,
things have been pretty calm in our household. 
Everyone's back in their normal routine.


Here's some fun Instagram pics from the week.....


My patriotic cookie display last weekend. :)

Allison dressed up for tourist night at VBS where she is a leader.
She said she moved from tourist to nerd, some how. haha
(I may regret putting this in a public place.
Understand.....this is my 18 year old daughter. heehee)

Made some yummy grain free vanilla cupcakes from Elana's Pantry.
Mmmmmmm

 Perfecting my grain free granola recipe.
Almost there! I'll share it here when I get it just right.

I made glaze transfers! I'm so excited.
I didn't think it was possible to make transfers with glaze.
But I'll show you proof that it works.
I placed them on one of my projects this week. Yippee!

One of the finished products from my travel themed collection.
Happy!

The weather yesterday here in Missouri. Woah!

 I hope your Fourth of July week is filled with 
wonderful celebration with your families 
and things to stay cool. ;)
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Last week's chatter....

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Patriotic Quilt Star (Tutorial)







To make a patriotic quilt star cookie you'll need:


I used a ruler and a yellow food color marker to measure and mark lines on the star
to divide the sections up as equally as possible.

Outline each section.

Flood with corresponding color.
I added wet-on-wet embellishments to give a look of differing "fabrics".

After several hours of drying,
I added the white stitches with a 1.5 PME tip.





Wednesday, June 27, 2012

20+ Ways To Use a Star Cutter




I was super blessed to be a part of SweetSugarBelle's fun star cutter challenge.
Wow......it is amazing to see the diversity of 21 different decorators......
just usin' a little 'ole star cookie cutter.

Everybody has a star cutter, right?
It comes with the beginners decorator kit. ;)

But can you believe what was done with the same shape?

I'm honored to be a part of the challenge. :)


    Mine's really easy to pick out of the crowd.
    I debated upon this quilted star and another I'll show you soon. 
    Callye said "Hands down" it needed to be this one.

    Such a surprise to see a quilted star from me, isn't it? lol

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012

    Americana Cookies






    I love Americana, primitive, country, folksy decorating.
    So I just had to make some patriotic cookies in my favorite style. :)






    Monday, June 25, 2012

    AMERICA Cookie Bunting (Tutorial)





    To make America Cookie Bunting cookies you will need:

     Use a straw to cut a hole out of the triangle cookie
    to add a loop of twine for hanging later.


    Outline the cookies. Don't forget to outline the string hole.

    Flood the cookies and add various wet-on-wet deco for fun patterns.

    After the cookies have dried overnight,
    outline each one with one of the  letters of A-M-E-R-I-C-A.
    I used the thick black Americolor Gourmet Writer for the letter outlining.


    After a few minutes of dry time,
    add an outline of white glaze on the inner edge of each letter.

    Then flood each letter.
    I forgot to mention that you can make some white stitches on the outside of each
    triangle with a #2 round paint brush and some Americolor Bright White gel.

    Allow the letters to dry for a few hours before adding a loop of twine to each cookie.
    I used twine from The Twinery. Fun!


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