Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Supergirl Custom Birthday Invitations

It has been more than a while since I have been able to get in my studio and create a new custom item Four kids have that effect, most days I'm lucky to get the morning breakfast dishes done by the time the girls get home from school.

So my little Etsy shop has suffered a bit from neglect of new inspiration and products. But after the first 14-15 months of  baby number four, I am finding small nuggets of time to start some new things. I am hoping that by Fall of 2016 I will be up and running on at least a consistent part time basis again.

But I digress, this is the most recent custom invitation I pulled out of the swarm of ideas swimming inside my mind!

Super Sami Birthday invites.

I did my typical design aspect of having part of the character set off from the invitation. And I did not have to cut these by hand now that I have a better working knowledge of my Silhouette. It does all the harder work and gives hem a flawless cut!

Obviously I fogged out the more personal details, but you get the idea!! Good to be back here, even if only for a short moment!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Tree Brownies- Quick and Easy

Life has been busy!Insanely, crazy, holy freaking moly, busy by me...How about you all???

 I never knew how any extra time I may have once had to squeak in some blogging or do some baking and crafting would be sucked away once my little guy became fully mobile.

And he is very mobile, vertically, horizontally and any which way in between. And did I mention curious and strong and always in the thick of it all.

Most days I am drowning in the insanity of finding balance in the middle of a lot of kids all with different wants needs and desires. Yet, I wouldn't change any of it  for all the money in the world. Even though I also know that could probably provide me with daycare and someone else to watch and raise my kids....whatever.

 And with the arrival of my next little guy in less than eight weeks (Yes, if you did not already know, I am expecting again...lucky number four!!!)

So anything I make now, HAS to be quick and easy. Gone are my days of spending hours on edible food projects, that will have to wait for another point in time.

But since I'm talking about fast and easy lets talk about these festive holiday treats. Super fast and easy to make, they don't require a ton of decorating know how.

Can you bake some brownies???Can you squeeze chocolate out of a bag?? Can you toss some sprinkles on top?? Then these are for you!!

Here what you will need to make them!!

  • Your favorite brownie recipe or boxed mix.
  • Chocolate candy melts.
  • Colored sprinkles ( Colorful Sunny Seeds look like colored lights if you want to use them!!)
  • Yellow M&M's or candies to use as star on top.
  • Decorating bag or plastic zip lock baggie.
  • Wax paper or parchment paper.
Bake you brownies and let them cool. I used a double batch baked in a 9 x 13 pan. After the cooled I cut the brownies into triangle shapes like so...

Remember this is not an exact science..the above is just to illustrate how to get the triangular shapes. I'm sure there are better ways to cut them...but this way ensured that there would be "test" pieces we would have to try. Gotta make sure they taste good right!!!

Anyhoo...moving on. Place cut brownies on top of a piece of wax paper or parchment paper with the edges not touching.  Melt you green candy melts and place them in the decorating bag or plastic baggie and make a small cut at the tip.

Now drizzle the chocolate back and forth across each tree. Easy right!
Now strategically toss some sprinkles on top and place a yellow m&m or candy on top for the star.
Let them set and you are done...finished.

Pile them on a plate or wrap them in cello bags with a colorful ribbon

Now go play with the kids or sing some Christmas songs or sneak out to Starbucks for a well deserved coffee treat since these just saved you a ton of time!!


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