Tuesday, February 16, 2010

C U P C A K E S anyone?

Who doesn't love cupcakes....a little bite of yummy-ness! It's good for me because otherwise I will eat the whole cake! I love buttercream icing! My sister is the Queen of Cupcakes! Hers are rather tasty and so moist! I love how cupcakes can be decorated in themes and actually turned into cute little animals, food items and such! My mother bought a book for my sister one time that has so many cool ideas in it for decoration. Have you seen the ones that look like mashed potatoes, hamburger and types of foods that typically don't look like they are a cupcake. Kind of messes with your mind! Crazy! Well, I don't usually bake cupcakes much but I sure make "paper cupcakes" alot! People love them in tag form too!

I have a few gift tags to share that are cupcake inspired....I love to go on the internet and search "cupcakes" then click on images and see all the different ones that pop up! Fun past time activity if you have a few minutes to spare ha ha! Mine is usually late at night since I am a night owl.....so anywhooo, here are a few of my cupcake tags in my Etsy shop. http://www.chocolatetulipdesign.etsy.com/ If you see a style you like but not the right colors I can always customize! I love doing special orders! As you can see in one of the photos, I did do a custom order. That was a fun order for a 1 year old birthday party and she wanted some tags with lollipops too.....Thanks for taking a peek!

Have you ever taken a famous quote and inserted a word in it to change it a bit?? Fun little thing to do.....so I leave you with....."Give me Liberty, or give me a Cupcake!"

Monday, February 15, 2010

S U N S H I N E and R I B B O N

Good Monday Morning! I know I know.....some don't like Mondays but it is actually one of my favorite days! I love Sunday and Monday back to back....Sundays start off the week with a day of rest and I'm with my family as there is no where to be accept church. Mondays are my day I am most productive! As the week wears on I get more and more pooped! ha ha

So I went into my office today and saw my cute little TJ already in there sunning and enjoying the beautiful sun pouring in the window. My office faces the southeast and I get the most beautiful sun in the morning, that is if it is out....it has definitely been a dreary, snowy January & February here and I am soooo ready for spring already! I am not a fan of cold weather at all! But, anyone who knows me knows that! I go straight from my UGGS to flip flops!

So, today is "design" day for my Etsy site....you can go check it out here if you have not seen my shop http://www.chocolatetulipdesign.etsy.com/ I'm thinking that I am going to design with inspiration from my ribbons today....I L O V E ribbon! It is the perfect touch to anything paper design I think! So here are some ribbons I'm designing with...aren't they scrumptious?! Definitely some of my favorite colors and best sellers....And Mr. TJ is giving the approval!

So I leave you today with this little inspiration regarding "sunshine" and ribbons in my office today....."Wherever you go,
no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine."
~ Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hazelnut coffee and T I N K E R B E L L

Good morning and "clink"....today is the day I am preparing to travel. I am going to be off to a very happy, magical place! I'm so excited....there's a big hint in the photo :O) I brought this coffee mug back last year from this magical place and it inspires me so much everytime I get it out and sip on coffee as I mull over designs. I actually created some Tinkerbell tags from inspiration attributed to this mug. They were so cute and I sold several sets on my Etsy site. If you are curious you can view them in my "sold" section at my Etsy shop http://www.chocolatetulipdesign.etsy.com/ I think when I return from the magical place I will make some Tinkerbell tags again as well as some new Disney designs....everybody loves Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell and well, etc, etc, etc......so I have this mile long list I need to do for real, but seem to be doing things that haven't gotten done in 6 months or more....or why do we all of the sudden think our house needs a deep cleaning before we leave. I'm not going to be here to enjoy it! And yes, it is nice to come home to a deep cleaned house but really, must I exhaust myself before I leave? Okay, I talked myself out of it....CHECK THAT ONE OFF THE LIST! ha ha! I need to get my Iphone loaded with new songs for the plane ride....I haven't done that since I got it a month ago....which will probably take me over an hour because I completely do not understand the whole iTunes thing anyway, well sort of but I end up looking at so many songs when I should just download and get off! We had a friend come over this last week and move the software to a newer computer, of which I'm deeply grateful for. All this techno stuff is over my head. I just want "people" like Marth Stewart......you know when someone says I have "people" ha ha.....ohhh in my dreams. Well, should probably go tackle my list as I will be leaving to go to the Magical Place at 4 AM in the morning. I will be getting up at 2:30AM I suppose and yes that is in the AM....this will be really great for a night owl! Toodles and until next time...."Have a magical day!"