Thursday, April 14, 2011

I think my father was Peter Cottontail

If any of you know me then you are nodding your head about now. I really think Peter C Tail was my father. Well in another life perhaps or perhaps I was a cabbage leaf baby in this life and my Mum really did find me in a cabbage patch.
That said ... yes, all things Easter Bunny count me in. It doesn't have to be Easter either. I am a firm beleiver that the Easter bunny can get along with Nicholas and Jack and even Cupid for that matter. Did I miss any Hallmarked days?
Most important that Easter bunny fits in with my birthday (which is in September but the EB likes autumn too you know)
Photo by Aaron Beckerman
Aaron explains this well:
"Australia's Easter is the same as America's,and Canada's, although it's in autumn rather than spring. But Easter merchandise is different. In America, store shelves are filled with... well, I don't really know. I never shopped for Easter stuff in the US. But I'm sure they're not filled with chocolate marsupials, as they are here."
So you see my Easter Bunny is a very versatile fellow. Wombats, Bilbies and Koalas love Easter too, and I love them. Except you should know I held a Koala in Brisbane and OHHHH he was a stinky wee friend. I have family in Australia so that was important I mention this. Also you should know there are no shortage of Peter Cottontails in Australia either, just hope you don't let them intimidate you. I however, would not try to take their eggs for anything.
Onward, It is much simpler to feed my Easter Bunny Love at this time of year and certainly before they pull the sacred Cadbury easter cream eggs off the shelf. You know, these ones:
I should mention here that I think my friend Jessie Oleson might be a distant relative of mine through Peter Cottontail because when Easter comes around Jessie is as crazed as I have been said to be. Look:
I am not even going to tell you what Jessie did to an Easter Creme Egg but if you really wanna see you can click here Oh no that was the mild part you have not seen the half of it I am just getting you ready *snickers* no *creme eggs* Here goes CLICK HERE IF YOU REALLY WANNA I told you!!
Okay back to me and my "Father" ... so this year pinterest happened to me which made my search for my father much simpler and my Easter Basket is going to be full full full! So I can share with you all because I know you all have a little of my Father in you. Hey that could sound really bad in so many ways, YOU KNOW what I MEAN! Happy Hunting and ENJOY! MY EASTER COLLECTION FOR THIS YEAR ... Love me
I could keep on about all this but I know you really want to go see my collection.
Happy Spring ... Love and Kisses"

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Creativity with Cupcake Liners

Hi Everyone,
Happy Easter season to those who celebrate and happy spring and happy eggs to all. I know how important eggs are this time of year to most. Without getting into a huge history of spring and Easter I just wanted to wish everyone happiness and joy.
On a quick note, I apologise I have not updated in a while but I had a medical emergency that set me back a couple of weeks but now I am back! I ended up in emergency and had 5 hours of surgery and all I can say is I am happy as a lark writing to everyone today. YAY!
Let's begin:
There is still time to get your creative on and I found some fab ideas to move you, yes move you! I always knew there is so much more to do with cupcake liners afterall they are the most gorgeous pieces of paper out there for any crafting genius, yeah that is you!
First how cute are these daffodil cups from Martha Stewart, the how to is so self explanatory you can just go for it! I used a heavy cardstock for flower and glued my liner to the center ;o)
Pretty darned cute huh? You can see the original directions here if you must
Next I need to wow you with Caitlin Beren's from Better homes and garden, simple egg cup fashionista trend. Please do not have naked eggs this Easter and Spring, it is SO embarrassing for them. We even used cupcake liner paper to machier our eggs! We also used matte gesso to seal.
If you want to find Caitlin Beren's original post here is where to go.
Okay and now a drumroll for my alltime fave! Can you imagine a cupcake in a jar with a cupcake liner topper, I am swooning you guys!!
I know! It gets your mind going everywhere with possibility doesnt it! Can you imagine my strawberry liners crowning a jar of your best strawberry preserves? Oh yeah!!! We even sell the twine so get movin on this one, yeah you! I am here to motivate your creativity remember.
Okay so I know I have you just dying to shut down your putin and go create! Here is my request, after you play and create please email your creations to acupcakery[@] because I just HAVE to see what you have created and will share in our Sweet Cuppin Cakes Bakery Group Here.
Hoppy times my friends I love ya