Wow! Where did 2016 go? And now it is almost the end of January 2017. I know it is quite trite to say, "Time flies," but it is so true. It has been so long since I posted anything to my blog. "Hello, anyone out there?" I loved the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop though, so I had to play along. Just so happens that I had patterned paper, great new stamps, and all the little extras to mimic the cookies. Kraft paper for the cookie color- check! Black and White striped paper--check! Pretty floral stamp image and die cuts--check check!!
This photo makes me think of my sweet friend, Aimee, who has found a creative passion for making decorated sugar cookies. In fact as soon as I saw this photo, I texted her a copy. Maybe she can recreate them for Valentine's Day cookie sales. Even though I am a professionally trained pastry chef, making iced and decorated sugar cookies ARE NOT my passion. Too labor intensive and tedious. Plus even though I love to make cards, I don't actually have to draw anything. Cookie decorating, not my thing. However, give me a great cake recipe and some luscious fillings and frostings, and I will create you a simple and elegant masterpiece of a cake that will leave your taste buds singing! That is my passion. Anyone care for fudgy chocolate cake, raspberry mousse or buttercream filling, and a chocolate raspberry ganache frosting for Valentine's Day? That would be what I would make and eat. Or my Chocolate Raspberry Decadence cake from back in my days when I worked for an amazing pastry shop in Durham, NC.
Anyway, back to the cards. I kind of like what I created. I am trying to beef up my Valentine's Day card stash. The last photo is of some teacher cards I have created this week too. Enjoy!
Stamps: Be Mine, Valentine, Don't Forget to Write, Teacher's Apple
Papers: Red, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, White, Black
Inks: red, hibiscus, raspberry, kiwi kiss, daffodil delight
Dies and accessories: Don't Forget to Write, Wonderful Words: Love, Wet Paint 1 word dies, black pearls and rhinestones