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Monday, August 22, 2011
Good morning, just a quick post before heading off to work. My son brought me these lovely cigar boxes from Tampa. I will spruce them up a little before using them. I will try not to put any 3-D effects on them, so that they will still stack on the shelves.
Here is the first one that I did. I will use this one to house all my Zentangle supplies.
Here are the pictures of Maddie's birthday. When I baked the cake I had so much extra batter that I also baked a dozen cupcakes. This was not planned. I used a Paula Dean recipe for chocolate cake and the chocolate cream cheese frosting. The cake is a treasure chest full of gold coins, candy rings, rock candy, Rollo's and gold wrapped kisses. A true child's treasure!
I also made cake balls. If you have not had any of these you are really missing a treat!
Zack created a real treasure hunt for her. He went to the bank and bought $20 in gold and silver dollars. He put them in a felt bag and buried them in her front yard. He has already created a treasure map from her back door to the treasure at the front of their 1 1/2 acre yard. She was so excited when she finally dug it up.
Here are the two gift bags that I made for her gifts.
I had so much fun creating for her party. I am kinda princess-ed out! I never thought I'd get to do a pirate theme. I hope she picks a fun theme next year too! My luck, it will be Justin Beibers........
Sorry for the extended absence. Things have been somewhat difficult around here. I have managed to get a few things done in my craft room though. I have been working on my Zentangled Christmas ornament for the Twistedtangler's club meeting. I will share that next week after our meeting. Hopefully, I will have it completed by then.
Madison turned 6 yesterday. Happy Birthday Maddie! I have been working on several things for her Pirate Party on Saturday. Big change there, from princess to pirate! Here is this years special Birthday card for her.
I decorated cotton-candy containers with the same skull and crossbones. I will upload pictures of the treasure chest cake and the cake balls tomorrow.
Another project I made was for my collection of Zentangles and swaps. This book measures 13 1/2" X 4" and will hold 90, 3 1/2" sq. Zentangles.
I played around with some mixtures of stamps, tangles, and color. Here are some of the results.
I hope everyone has had a great summer. I will upload a picture of Maddie's treasure chest cake tomorrow.