Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter and a "Top Secret" layout

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day! I'm in taking a rest from my gardening chores and thought I'd post a layout I finished last week. Love the "Konnichiwa" line from Basic Grey. My friend Teresa, owner of Niles Scrapbooking Ect., had an extra layout kit available and I snapped it up!

Back when my kids were in grade school I started sending sugar cookies for all the class parties. They were a BIG hit with the teachers and a tradition was born. Now the cookies are good but it's the icing that makes them irresistible. It is a family recipe that my Mom gave me and she never gave it out to anyone. I actually tweaked the recipe and made it even better :) I sent my camera to school with my daughter on the day of the party and asked Mrs. Stubbs to please take some pictures because I had to work that day. These are a few of the photos I found :)

Still on my corner rounding kick.

The note was a great touch! Sorry, but no go...

The cookie recipe is on the front and icing on back. Used foam dots to pop up "Secret".

Some days I regret starting this particular tradition. I can hear the collective "GASP" now :) Little did I know I would be making these cookies 2 or 3 times a year for the Student Council Bake Sale for the next 6 years! Think a quadruple batch of rolled and cut out cookies, covered with icing that has to dry thoroughly, then packaged in cellophane bags and decorated with a homemade topper. Holy cookie Batman!

Over the last couple of years, the cookies have gone from elaborate to simple and the toppers have turned into twist ties. I just can't bear to see those sad faces at conferences...cookie-less faces :( They've become such a hit that they are usually nearly sold out before conferences actually start!

Thank you Mrs. Stubbs (Jennifer) for helping make our cookies such a success!


Kelly Guzlas said...

Absolutely love this layout! I like that you have the hidden pocket and aren't sharing with anyone! I also really like the colors on your layout. Great job!

okanogangirl said...

Fantastic!!!! Love the colors wiith the B&W photos. Just love it. Not much more to say :)

Steffanie said...

Love the bright colors and the felt! Great page!

DanaMK said...

I love that you converted the photos to B&W - it allows both the pics and the papers to shine! And I love the rounded corners!

Carolyn Wolff said...

Beautiful layout. Love that paper line too. The little rolling pin is great. My daughter loves to bake cupcakes so I am going to have to find a die-cut like that.

The pocket was a great idea, but I sure wish I could see that recipe :)

BabyBokChoy said...

You know what, this layout, if I had seen it anywhere else, I would have thought Kelly Goree made it. AMAZING!!!! Forget the cookies, you slayed this layout, amazing!!!!