Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
This is a shot of the set of the show before filming.
Now I have to say, these ornaments do not have a hanger of any type attached. They are just as the producers of the show left them. You can see they displayed the treats on a cookie sheet. This image is a screenshot taken from the show!
I will draw the winners of these ornaments on the anniversary date of December 7 at 8:00 p.m. and the first name I draw will have first choice of ornaments. The second number will have second choice and the third number (of course) will have third choice. But they'll all be terrific prizes - certainly something you'll want to keep and tell all of your friends about!
To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment to this post and make sure I have a way to get in contact with you if you win (I can get your email from your blog profile if it's there). But guess what? I'll even put your name in TWICE if you put a link back to this post on your blog - just make sure to let me know in your comment that you've done it.
And if you want, you can share any good thought/feeling/experience about Martha Stewart! Go and spread the word about this fun Holiday Giveaway!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Last Thanksgiving weekend, I visited Colonial Williamsburg and was so enamored with the Christmas decorations on every single window and door. Fresh apples, citrus fruits, greenery and ribbons made up the most beautiful wreaths and hangings. I was so inspired that I purchased a book over the summer, "Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg". It's chock full of gorgeous photos, instructions for probably a hundred decorative items, and recipes. It's so much fun to look through!
Since I'm just getting in the Christmas mood, I wanted to share some of these fun holiday decorations with you. Maybe I think they're so attractive because they remind me of the simpler times when Christmas wasn't a commercial holiday.
This style isn't unique to Williamsburg, but has spread throughout the state as well. I just got back from a day of making Boxwood wreaths for a nearby Country Club. It was such a fun time! And last night I was with a women's group and we put together centerpieces for our holiday tables with fresh greens. My dear adopted mother here is an expert florist!
What holiday decorations inspire you as you create?
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Through my little blogging world, I came up on the Mari Robeson Style blog and just fell in love! Then I realized that this is the same Mari that has been featured in many, many magazines including my favorite, Romantic Homes. She and her boutique were featured in the "Shop Keeper's" section in May of this year. I had seen a gorgeous photo of her boutique and wished I didn't live on the opposite side of the country as her Arroyo Grande, California store location.
Anyhow, I came upon her blog and commented on one of her fun entries. Then, before I knew it, she was contacting me to see if she could purchase my products wholesale to sale in her boutique! Needless to say, I didn't hesitate a bit. We spoke for a few minutes over the phone and she was such a kind, fun person. We instantly connected! (I love it when that happens!)
If you are lucky enough to live near the village of Arroyo Grande, please stop by for a visit and tell Mari that Jenni B sent you!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Marie Antoinette's famous words, "Let Them Eat Cake" had to be on the cake somewhere! They are placed across the pennant on the top of the cake. Frivolity was was one of the things Marie Antoinette did the best and that's what was in mind as I created this confection. Glitter, tinsel, lace, jewels, ribbon, rhinestones...
Thank you for joining me for the Marie Antoinette Birthday Soiree. If you are interested in a custom cake similar to Marie's just contact me! And please, please visit Joy at her award-winning blog, Cupid's Charm for a list of other participants in this birthday party to see creativity from Marie Antoinette fans from all over the world!
Some interesting facts about Marie Antoinette:
She was one of 16 children and was the 15th child
She was only 38 years old when she passed away
The saying "Let Them Eat Cake" was actually fabricated and was something she never said
Marie Antoinette was the last queen of France
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
And not only have cupcakes been a-baking, but new glittery garlands have been in the making! A few posts ago I showed pictures of my new power tools and now you finally get to see what I was using them to create. Each of these vintage postcard images was mounted to a thin piece of wood with vintage book pages on the back.
These garlands and cards are so much fun to make and have been giving me a little break (which was much needed) from faux desserts. I'm thinking it might be extra, extra fun to give one as a GIVEAWAY in an upcoming post, so stay tuned!
Since I have been using so much of that wonderful seam binding and have really fallen in love wiht it, I've decided to offer it in my shop for sale so all of you can get in on this great ribbon if you don't own some of it yourself already. Guaranteed you'll flip when you start working with it. This week I have some baby gifts to give away and I can't wait to use it in my wrapping! Visit my store for a selection (let me know if you'd like a color not listed). It's a great purchase at $2.00 for 5 yards and a crown tag is included with each length.
Creamy Coffee (shown with the crinkle style)
Cream de Menthe
Monday, October 13, 2008
This was a cute mother and daughter. That little one was so creative!
I had a great time teaching this class but I think it was because my students were gems. They were all so excited and eager to learn and had creative minds. I can't wait to do it all again!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
So I have a question for all of you readers out there: how often do you get a blog makeover? And do you change your logo for your business? Do tell!
Also, I have some more photos of the Every Holiday Cake that I've been so excited about. This is the base of the cake topper.
And here is the added "icing" to one of the picks for the top of the cake.
These are a few of the cake images for the Fourth of July. Remember, these cakes come with ten images of each of the following holidays: Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Easter.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Take a look at this fun altered art faux cake! I think I had more fun creating this cake than any faux dessert I have ever made. And I've made a lot of desserts!
I know you think this cake looks neat, but wait until you hear about this surprise: all of the images and the colored ribbons are interchangeable and it's a cake for all Holidays! Mini postcard images can be switched out for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July. There are even birthday pictures so you can change the pictures when someone special has a birthday coming up.
The parts of the cake are so DETAILED. I think that's why I had a lot of fun creating it. Each removable image has a nice back side with a little velcro that keeps it in place. All of the images have tiny tinsel around the edge. And I even included 2 extra images for each holiday so you can pick your favorites! See that pennant on the top of the cake? The images (one is in the back) are even reversible there and you can put any one you want in those spots! You can't really tell in the pictures very well, but each little photo card (the cake comes with 70!) has glitter accents in two colors. And get this - the entire top of the cake is removable so you can take it off for storage (but you'll NEVER want to put this thing away!).
The cake isn't totally finished yet, either. On the bottom layer of the cake, I have yet to attach the faux icing top knots with silver dragees (fake, of course) to some of the scallops. I was just too excited to wait any longer before posting about this beauty.
The cake itself measures 8" in height, and then with the topper it ends up being about 14" tall. I just think it would be the cutest decoration for your front entry. And it will be so much fun decorating it with all of the ribbons and picture cards included for every Holiday.