Saturday, February 27, 2010

[food] heart hashbrowns

While I'm posting about Valentine's Day, I think our new family tradition will be heart hashbrowns for breakfast. Hashbrowns are one of Adam's favorite food so this year we surprised him with heart shaped hashbrowns and pink milk (another favorite of his). He loves ketchup. I do not. Lucky for him, ketchup is red and added the perfect finishing touch.

[project] mini cookie matchbox

Elle and I made these for Valentine's Day to give to her cousins and friends. I think mini or tiny projects are perfect when you need to create can be faster to put together and mini always seems to be cute.

For these, we die cut and assembled the matchboxes several days before we made the cookies. Because the matchbox has an inside piece that slides in and out of a cover, we were even able to tie the ribbon around the box and still access the inside later. Valentine's morning we made small sugar cookies (they were less than 1 inch in diameter) and put two in a mini cupcake wrapper. We placed the cookies in the box, slid on the cover, and they were ready to deliver.

Overall, I really like how they turned out. I tend to prefer soft sugar cookies but thought a crisp cookie would work best for this project. Next time, I think I'll experiment with other crisp sugar cookie recipes to find one I really like.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Studio 5: L Letterpress and Baby Liv

Megan Hoeppner from Creating Keepsakes featured the L Letterpress and Epic Tool as one of the "hot techniques in paper crafting" on Studio 5. Best of all, baby Liv's picture was shown on a baby announcement I created for her using the L Letterpress. Check it out here.

- Thanks Brock and Julie for reminding me to go watch the clip online!

Monday, February 22, 2010

[product] bamboo fun

Adam gave me the Bamboo Fun tablet by Wacom for Valentine's Day! I've had fun just playing around and can't wait to really learn how to use it. Anyone have any tips or tricks I should know??