Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Be Smart

I'm getting a bit better with my digital abilities. As part of my new Stake calling as a Smart Night director, I was asked to come up with a poster to advertise "Smart Night" for the youth.
Here's what I was able to come up with...As you can see I ran with the "Be Smart" theme. I had 12x12 posters made up for each of the ward's bulletin boards. Hopefully this will help get the youth to attend. It's a great way for kids to get a little extra help with homework.

I also created some coordinating labels to wrap around Smartie candies to pass out to all the youth in the stake to help them remember to come. ( 400 of them) We sat and stuck the labels on during Smart Night last night. Hopefully the theme will catch on and everyone will remember to come.
I even brought my big popcorn popper for treats!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A little lovin'

Just thought I'd share some of the goodies I made up to give away on this fabulous heart holiday

Parker's classroom valentinesValentine M&M cookies for Parker's class partyCan't forget the giant heart cookie for Parker's teacherChocolate Dipped strawberries for my Visiting Teaching sisters -
(as well as strawberry lemonade body wash and a fluffy pink loofah!)And 280 little chocolate dipped heart cookies for all the staff at the school Individually wrapped with cute little heart toppersI just love Valentines Day.... don't you?!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Classic Birthday

Just thought I'd share the card I made for Ryan's birthday.
Had to go with the Road King Classic Harley this year!
(notice the clock hands are on the 4 and 1 .... yeah, I had to point it out to Ryan too)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Holiday Heaven

I love holidays. I just get giddy when all the new decorations, goodies and favors come out. And nothing gets me going like Valentines Day. I mean it has red, pink, hearts and chocolate all wrapped up in one holiday! What could be better?!

After Christmas I was doing my usual bargan hunting for sales and I ran into these delightful morsels. Red and green swirled chocolate chips.
I love making festive cookies with them at Christmas time so I put them in the freezer until next year.
Today I had a brainstorm to try something .... what would happen if I separated out the red chips from the green chips...Voila.... I have the makings for Valentine and St. Patrick's day cookies! ( Yes, Ryan made fun of me when I told him what I did)
So I whipped up a batch of cookies for choir rehearsal tomorrow
And made a giant heart cookie for Parker's school teacher for Valentine's day. (I'll just stick it in the freezer until Friday)As you can see I also added a few chocolate swirled chips too... just to give it a little more chocolatey flavor. You never know what you can do with those holiday bargains you find.

Stay tuned... I have more Valentine goodies in store later this week.