Friday, September 17, 2010

Sweet Treat House

Hi Everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I can't believe almost 2 weeks have gone by since my last post. A lot has happened since then. Emilia and I started 7th grade full time after Labor Day. There is more work to do now that she is in the higher grades so my stamping time has been limited.
I finally got my new glasses. They are helping but since they are bifocals I am having a hard time getting use to them. I wish I would have gotten 2 pairs of glasses made now. One with the close up lenses and one with the distance ones. At this point I can't afford to spend anymore money on glasses so I will just try to get use to these.
I also have had some very strange things happen with potential new nail clients. The first one came for a mani/pedi. She seemed nice on the phone and was fine when she got here but after I started doing her nails she suddenly said she had to go. In all my years of doing nails I have never had that happened. She handed me $1.00 for what I did and left. Then on Monday I got another call from someone that wanted a set of real gel nails done. She had been going to Asian salons and did not like the product they were using. When she got here I proceeded to put the nails on but I could tell she didn't like them so instead of continuing she left also without paying me a dime. I sure hope this does not become a regular thing. Hopefully the third time will be the charm because I could definitely use some good new clients.
Yesterday ,I finally had a chance to finish a project I have been working on since I last posted. Lauren Meader just released the Shop Around Mega Template and coordinating digi and stamped images in her My Time Made Easy Store. As a lot of you know I love making houses so this new line was perfect for me. Even better she came up with pre-printed scenes to go on the houses too so you can print them out and color them by hand or digitally color them. You can also add or take out other images in the scenes as well. I think it was a brillant idea! This is what I came up with

I started by taking out and adding a few things to the pre printed bakery scene then I digitally colored the images in. After that I added the Ga Ga for Gingham Digital background paper from her store as well. Lauren has a great tutorial showing how it is done. After I had things the way I wanted them I printed them out then added them to the base of the house which was made with Hibiscus Cardstock. The roof was made using Harvest Gold Cardstock then I added more of the Gingham cardstock to the top. Finally I added a piece of Hawaiian Shores saddle Stitch Ribbon. The colors I used were from last weeks Color Throwdown challenge but it is to last to enter now.
Here is a photo collage showing all the sides

This template is great size and would hold a lot of different things but I think it makes perfect packaging for brownies they fit perfectly when stacked.

Emilia and I made these last night. She loves them. You can get the recipe here. I am really happy with how this came out. I hope you like it too. You will be seeing more of these in the future because I have a lot more ideas for things to make with them now. I hope to make this months technique video this weekend and be back to share that with you Tuesday. Until then I hope you have a great weekend and as always thanks for stopping by.

15 comments:

Diane Jaquay said...

That house just couldn't be more adorable Terri! The brownies will fit perfectly in there! As for your glasses, give them time, it can take a bit of time to get used to bifocals, but I have no doubt that you will!

Sue Ann said...

OH MY GOODNESS~~ This is over the top cuteness!!! I have to reread this again Terri .......... this is simply amazing!!!

Laurel said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the template and what you did with it! How you decorated it. Just perfect!!!!

Kay said...

Eek! How cute is this little house! I love all those sweet little details!

Rhonda said...

Love the bakery! Give the glasses a chance. My "old" eyes took a while to get used to them too.

Sharron said...

ADORABLE little house--I thought of you when I saw Lauren's release. I know you love templates and this should be so much fun to play with. Have patience with the glasses--the adjustment just takes some time.

Aimes said...

I hope you get a good client soon, Terri! Y'know if I lived closer I'd love to have my nails done!
Your treat box is adorable - forget the brownies because I'd be happy purely with the box LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Cammie said...

This little house is indeed a sweet treat--abosutely amazing! You are my digital hero. I am slowly adjusting to my new bifocals.

Kara said...

this house is so adorable and those brownies...forget it:)
a lucky person will receive that little gift!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super house! Love the bright colors and little details on it. What a cute gift box to place those yummy looking brownies in. As to your bifocals, it took me three weeks this time to get use to my new prescription. Good Luck!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Terri, your house is so bright and cheery! It's adorable! Sorry to hear about the strange new clients...people can be so weird sometimes.

tamdoll said...

That Sweet Treats house is precious! I really love it.

(I hope the crazy nail people episode is over, too.)

BethieJ said...

Terri this is just DARLING!! It turned out so CUTE!!! LOVE the colors you used!!!
Hope your weekend was GREAT!!

Laurie said...

Holy cow this is cute! I love it Terri!

Nerina said...

What a completely darling little house! (And the brownies look delectable too :0) I really love the colours you made this in - it couldn't be any sweeter!