Tuesday, September 30, 2014

You Are One Smart Cookie and Smarty Pants Too

I got a new phone recently. You know those new smarty pants phones. It's really quite brilliant. It tells me how many steps I've taken each day and says a little "ta-da" when I've reached 10,000 steps. Who knew a phone could do that? It also gives me discount coupons on frozen yogurt and tells me where to go so I don't get lost. I think there's even games on there, but I haven't had time to figure that out yet. I had to wait 2 years to get a new phone. The last phone I had, I insisted that I needed a keyboard to type texts. So I got this fat, heavy, horrible phone that was like a brick in my back pocket when I was on the bike. Here's the funny part... I used that keyboard once. O.N.C.E. That keyboard that I just had to have on my fat phone. Right after I got my old phone, my daughter downloaded something that made it so you could swipe your finger along the letters to type and thus no keyboard was ever necessary. Thanks for that. So I lugged around that stupid phone for 2 years. And now I have a new phone that says ta-da. I'm quite happy with it.

I was at a lunch stop on a bike ride and a little girl walked by me wearing a shirt with a big cookie on it and the cookie was wearing glasses and it said she was a "smart cookie". It took everything in me to not tackle the little girl to get that shirt. So instead, I used my smarty pants phone and googled "smart cookie t-shirt". Then I bought it for Abigail and made cookies too.

Cookie Cutter Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Smart Cookie Printable Cookie Tags HERE
Free Smarty Pants Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 I used a simple circle cookie cutter for my smart cookie, available HERE

 You are one smart cookie!
 and I made this adorable girl smart cookie too. I found the super cute design from Scrappy Mel. She made super cute teacher gifts with her tags.

 and since I loved the "You Are One Smart Cookie" idea so much, I decided also to make "You Are Such A Smarty Pants" cookies too :-) 
 I started by making a pants cookie cutter
 and then I outlined my design of the pants and added on nerdy glasses
 Can you tell I had fun with these?
 You are such a smarty pants! Get it?!
 This is my new smarty pants phone telling me "ta-da" you hit over 10,000 steps. 
 and this is the super adorable smarty pants Abigail in her Smart Cookie t-shirt from grandma.
These were really fun to make with my back to school cookies

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Back To School Cookies For The Students and Favorite Teachers

I had a different set of cookies that I was going to release today, but I sent cookies to a few friends and they posted pictures of them online and then I had several asking where to get the cutters, so I moved these up on the release list. I'm going to a craft play date at my daughter's house today. A whole bunch of toddlers doing crafts. I'm pretty excited. So of course I made cookies. I'm so thankful that my children and grandbabies are close enough to enjoy play dates together. Today I'm sharing more of my Back To School cookies for students and your favorite teachers to enjoy.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
My favorite in this part of the set is this fun bookworm, cookie cutter available HERE

 and scissors, cookie cutter available HERE

 and this is Sabrina the Student Girl with headband, cookie cutter available HERE

 and I just love this open book, cookie cutter available HERE

 and a notebook too, cookie cutter available HERE

 and I used a basic square cookie cutter to make this chalkboard, cookie cutter available HERE

 I bought Abigail a cute ladybug lunch box and my daughter ingeniously sewed on straps to turn it into a backpack just for my fun school cookie pictures. So cute!
Have fun today everyone!

Bookworm inspired by clipart by JW Illustrations

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Turkey and Feathers for a Fun Thanksgiving Platter

Today we're going to jump ahead to Thanksgiving for just a moment. My grandson was born a few days before Thanksgiving last year and so I was too busy with other priorities to make a full set of Thanksgiving cookies for our family's celebrations. Instead I made a quick and easy cookie platter that I'm going to share with you today. Then I didn't have a chance to post the cookies and cookie cutters, but a family member posted a picture and a friend saw it and asked for the set, so I named it after her. So here is Kathleen the Thanksgiving Turkey and Feathers. The original idea of a turkey and feathers cookie platter was created by the amazing and creative Sugarbelle's.

Cookie Cutters Available HERE
Download Tutorial Cards HERE
Free Printable Cookie Tags HERE
 I started by making a fun turkey cookie cutter without the feathers, available HERE
 I outlined my design
 and then I made a whole bunch of simple feathers to go with my turkey, available HERE
 This was such an easy project. I made 4 turkeys to give to the various family events we attended and a whole bunch of turkey feathers. 
 Then I boxed it up in a 10x10 window box from BRP Box Shop they have a gazillion sizes and styles of boxes. If you haven't checked them out, you really should!

I can't believe little Aidan is already going to be a year old in a couple months!
I don't mean to rush us toward Thanksgiving already, but I had someone ask for the turkey & feather cookie tutorial and with baby Aidan being born, I hadn't had a chance, so we're backtracking a bit today. Now back to getting ready for Halloween!

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