Every now and then, I like to go to a local scrapbooking store and browse through the aisles for new materials and some design inspiration. It’s one of my favorite past times. There are always a lot of projects on display to get ideas from and most of these projects are made of chipboard. You can make pretty much anything with chipboard: books, frames, boxes, etc. Your local scrapbook store should be able to cut the chipboard to your desired shape and size. I’ll post more tutorials on chipboards later.
Here’s the gift I made Jess.
It was back to back birthdays this weekend. Yesterday was Jess’ birthday, but since she’s all the way in NY, I didn’t get to spend it with her. I did ship her something though… (shhh.. it should be arriving on Tuesday). I don’t want to ruin the surprise so I’ll post up her gift as soon as she opens it.
Today’s my cousin’s birthday. Happy Birthday Yvonne! I made her a little something something to hang on her wall…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I found this red velvet crinkle cookies recipe on foodgawker and I thought it would be the perfect baked goods to make for everyone. It’s pretty easy too. The hardest part for me was finding the red velvet cake mix, I went to at least 5 different markets before finding it.
I have the Martha Stewart scoring board that can create envelopes and boxes which allowed me to create a 4 x 4 x 2 box, the heart cookies fits perfectly. I ran out of double sided tape, so to make sure the boxes don’t fall apart, I tied ribbons around each of them.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day, either spending it with a lover or a loved one. xoxo.
Happy Year of the Dragon!
新年快裂！恭喜發財！Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Xi Fa Cai!
There are so many traditions that go along with Chinese New Year, most to give you luck for the new year. So if you need that extra luck as I do….
I hope everyone has a wonderful new year! Enjoy the festivities! Who’s up for mahjong?
Package finally received! She loved it (I hope).
With NYE just around the corner, I hope everyone has already secured their plans. It might be too late to get tickets to just about anything in LA, but it’s never too late to throw something together last minute. My friends and I are excited to be counting down the new year in Hollywood, but I know some of us had opted to throw something small for our little circle. (We were overruled.)
Bling bling seems to come out most during the end of the year so in honor of this glimmering holiday, I blinged out dessert flags to go on top of mini cupcakes. This will work in any shape or size as long as the toothpick can hold it.
I picked up these prize winning cupcakes at My Delight Cup Cakery, a little shop in Upland. Every time I went to a new bakery, I used to order a few different flavors tosample and red velvet would always come out on top. In recent times, I decided to save myself from consuming calories from mediocre flavors and instead I just stick to red velvet. When I walked into My Delight, all I could see were the two signs that said ‘First place: Red Velvet and First place: Breakfast Cupcake’. I rarely crave a sweet breakfast of pancakes, waffles, or french toast (despite my love of maple syrup), but this breakfast cupcake sounded interesting, mainly the bacon bits sprinkled on top. It was pretty delightful, but I’d still rather have it without the bacon. The bacon added an odd texture to the experience. The buttermilk cupcake was soft and moist and the buttery maple frosting was the perfect amount of sweet. It tasted like I had a perfect pancake. I guess I should stop drooling now.
I have a few red velvet cupcakes left. After my family gets through with it, if I have any leftovers, I might have to make a few BFF office deliveries tomorrow.