Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win a Tamron lens!

Oooooh, this would be a fun one to win, don't you think? You can check out all the details here! Good luck!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

*Yum* Cupcakes!

Please try not to lick the screen. Please. I'm out of lens wipes.

These were so much fun to make and I loved how colorful and of course how delicious they were! Thanks to Recipe Girl for the inspiration!

Look at how blue that batter is! Smurfville city, don't ya think? ;) I loved how the red, white and blue batter looked through the cupcake liner.

Festive and rich - icing in red, white and blue and my husband couldn't keep his fingers out of it! I think he shed a tear when I dumped the leftover icing down the drain, lol!

I used a star tip to pipe the icing on. I piped and piped...

...and piped and piped, 56 cupcakes! Yes. 56.

Have no fear... they were gobbled up! My nieces, nephews and in-laws really enjoyed them and I had so much fun making something festive for the day! I think I'll carry this "I want to bake something red, white and blue" tradition on each July 4th!

Have a great night! :)

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Citrus Tree Studio: July "Days of Summer" Kit *REVEAL*!

Happy Monday all! Looks like a beautiful day here today! I hope it's also lovely where you are!

Yesterday was the 5th which means *reveal day* for Citrus Tree Studio's July "Days of Summer" kit! This is truly my favorite kit thus far! It's right up my alley with the bright, vivid colors, the summer/beach/pool/vacation theme is always a FAVORITE of mine and this kit is bursting at the seams!

I was also up for this month's Product Spotlight which features Kaiser Craft's wood albums. I chose the Fancy Flower one and had a super fun time creating it while using July's "Days of Summer" kit (will edit this post when I have a link)!

1. All projects were created with Citrus Tree Studio July's "Days of Summer" kit with stash item exceptions noted below each project.
2. All photos taken with my underwater digital camera (in case anyone is wondering!)

Stash items: Bazzill white cardstock, American Crafts green button

Stash items: Jenni Bowlin patterned paper & Bazzill white cardstock

Stash items: Bazzill white cardstock

For this card, I used my American Crafts Slick Writers to "dot" the foam Thickers to help them stand out against the white...

Stash items: Scenic Route Grid patterned paper, Bazzill white cardstock

Stash items: Scenic Route Grid patterned paper, Bazzill white cardstock, American Crafts Thickers

What do you guys think? Isn't it a great kit?

Thanks for looking! Have a super Monday! :)

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Red, White & Blue Treats...

I've been seeing so many fun July 4th (red, white and blue-themed, of course) treats on some of my favorite food blogs and I'm bound and determined to make at least one of these recipes (you can find the recipe links below each photo) for Saturday!

At first, I saw these "Happy Meals" around Father's Day and flipped out! Come on! The "hamburgers" are cupcakes, brownies and icing and the fries are made from sugar cookie dough! Oh dear! I just love them and think they'd be fun for this coming weekend!

{Photos/Recipe}: Bakerella

Then I saw these Red, White & Blue Finger Jello treats and for heaven's sake, I LOVE all the layers! Don't they look delicious and festive?!

{Photos/Recipe}: Recipe Girl

My eyes soaked these up too! I'm a huge cake/icing lover and these are surely scruptious-looking cupcakes! Love the swirled icing!

{Photos/Recipe}: Recipe Girl

Or maybe these cheesecake bars with raspberries and blueberries?! These look so creamy and rich, don't they?

{Photos/Recipe}: Recipe Girl

Last but not least, these are calling my name also! I just want to pick one up and try it now! Love the star shape!

{Photos/Recipe}: Brown Eyed Baker

Decisions, decisions!

What are you making this July 4th? Anything festive? Link me! I'd love to see!