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Remember when I said this week was about all things home made? Well, that's the truth! This morning, I made 4 batches of 4 different cookies! We're having a garage sale tomorrow and the girls love to sell cookies, pop and bottled water. The little stinkers pull in some good spending cash, and they have a blast prepping for their *business*. They have made signs, got cash boxes, counted their starting stash of change and have taste tested every batch of cookies. Whew, glad that part is over. Now tomorrow is the fun part...to watch them work their magic at the garage sale!
So now it's lunch time and the girls are on their own. I have found these microwavable packet meals that the girls can fix on their own. Their favorite is Hamburger Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni. Add water, microwave and lunch is done!
Another wonderful thing....toaster ovens!! My neighbor suggested I get one and so I did. We love it! I never had one of these things growing up but boy was I missing out. It allows the girls to able to cook things but without using the big oven. They are careful to use their pot holders and love to cook little meals. They love Bagel Bites and English muffins with various toppings. It's a good thing!
Now for this card....EAT CAKE everyone! For my birthday, my husband bought this huge sheet cake with lots of pink and white frosting. Hence, the inspiration for this card. We ate a few pieces of cake and froze the rest. Not good for my diet to say the least. But it was wonderful inspiration for this card. I wanted a clean, white look to resemble the white frosting on my birthday cake. I used the fork and little cake stamps from the Crafty Secrets set Kitchen Classics. I love this set! The alphabet is from CS too, along with the cute polka dot paper from the 6 x 12 Radiant paper pad. The main image is stamped on white, then also mounted on a white mat using pop dots. I then stitched around the matted image with my sewing machine. White brads finished off the card for a clean look. Oh, and see the sentiment that I stamped inside? It says: Ingredients: Best Wishes.
Tip of the day: If you like the look of ribbon but a bow is maybe too much for your card, try this. Cut a strip of ribbon longer than your card base. Tuck under the top layer and then stitch over the ribbon. The ends are tucked underneath and the ribbon stays in place by the stitching. A fun look without all the *poofiness*.