Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Look what came to help me make the most of my time on Sunday. My husband, kind and generous man, gave me a brand spankin' new Mac Book for my birthday. I was so surprised! I don't have lots of time to spend on the computer most of the time and have been warned by some that new computers can be time-sucking devices, but I find that I am way too busy to over use it. I have a few new programs on here that I am going to try to use, including a blog helper called Blogo. We'll see if I can get the hang of things soon.

This is a picture of my birthday cake. I didn't take one before we cut into it! It was really yummy. It is from The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion. It is called Chocolate Mint Cake and it has a ganache type frosting and marshmallow filling with crushed candy canes on top. So good!!!!

And, finally, something a little crafty. I bought a couple of paper mache ornaments at the new Paper Source store in Reston, VA a few weeks ago. I hadn't had time to do anything with them until last Friday. I pulled out some scraps of paper and ran those through my Xyron, adhered those to the ornament, then added embossing ink down each pointed side, added Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, heated and repeated the last step a couple of times to get a nice amount of gold on the edges. I then punched a hole through two sides on the top, added a small thread loop, then added the larger bow to the top. I think it is a lovely addition and I hope I can make the other blank ornaments like this. But that has to wait for me to get the holiday cards written and in the mail (my goal for the day). Hope you have a wonderful day!


Novell said...

You got for your birthday what I want for Christmas! Congratulations! If I get one of these, I'm totally gonna take the classes at the iPod store.

Beautiful ornament!

melissa said...

What a SUPER gift!! Lucky lady! :) Hope your day was fantastic! :)

maryrose said...

Happy Birthday, Elena! That cake looks YUMMY! Hope you had a wonderful day!
mary rose

Glenda said...

Happy belated birthday! Great present - I'm envious! Hope you are staying warm.

Jill Grace said...

Oh... it's so perty! I LOVE my mac, I'm a total mac girl. Have fun with it and happy birthday!

jenstamps said...

What a wonderful birthday!!! I just *love* Mac!

Your cake sounds so yummy!!!! And your ornament is stunning!

Joyce said...

What an awesome birthday present! I absolutely love the ornament!

Hope you had a happy birthday!