It's not to late to sign up for this 4th of July shadowbox class next thursday June 6- 5:30-9:00. We have several spots left for any of you who love to celebrate the 4th! Call the Paper Crown today 405-848-2389 to save your place........should be a fun class so come and have fun........if the weather is acting up on that day please look at the Paper Crown blog or this one to see if we cancel. It's not worth it to be away from home when the weather is acting up like we have experienced in the last couple weeks.
First mondays of June, July and August will be Paper Crown's " First Mondays". Join us on the first monday of the summer months from 11-2 for some fun and free crafting. It is similar to what we have done summer's past; however this summer, it is over the lunch hour and not at night. This is a come and go time to learn a new technique and make a little something. Brown bags are welcome and in addition from 11-2 you will get 15% off your total purchase. Hope you can join us this MONDAY JUNE 3 from 11-2 to kick off the summer and " First Monday."
Several of you have asked about the sugar recipe I use for my cookies. My good friend Jill gave me this recipe and I can say without a doubt it is a fail proof recipe! As you can see I have made dozens and dozens and they always turn out the same. Here it is:
2 cubes butter softened
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3 tbls. milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
combine and refrigerate for 10 min. roll out and cut into desired shapes. bake at 375 for 8-10 min. depending on your oven.
And a lot more in between.........they are just so much fun and whatever the occassion you can always find cookie cutters somewhere!
It seems like I have a lot of special orders all at the same time. In my freezer right now I have a birthday party for a little boy and girl combined with Pirates and Mermaids, Bridal lingerie shower cookies and also some of my up coming summer classes! If you make these cookies they freeze really well! I will show you the finished cookies before I deliver them! If you try this recipe and want to share some photos I would love to see them!
( I also want to apologize for anyone who has baked the Ritz Carlton Lemon Pound cake.....it seems like I forgot one of the main ingredients, 2 cups sugar! I made this not to long ago and I looked at my post and I could not believe I forgot.............so sorry)
Please go to this website and read what is being done for this great cause! Our friend Heather Ales has gone above and beyond to make this auction happen! Thank You Heather from the people of Oklahoma, your the best! You can also click on the Paper Crown side bar to read how Cheri is doing and some photos of what is left of her home! Thank You to all who will be bidding on some of the most wonderful art pieces and for the support you have given to these families who have lost everything!
Some of you know this gal! We just heard today that Cheri's house was destroyed by the tornado yesterday in Moore! This gal is 2 weeks from delivering her first baby! You can read all about her story on the Paper Crown blog if you click on my side bar! Cindy is setting up a fund for Cheri and her family! All of us have been wondering what we could be doing for the people of yesterdays tragedy and here is one way........ So call the store to find how you can donate to one of our own Paper Crown survivors 405-848-2389! Our hearts and prayers go out to Cheri, her husband and unborn baby.
Yesterday while we were all glued to the TV I needed to keep busy............ I had not used my watercolors in sometime so I dug them out and this is what I came up with to stay busy........ It is so hard to watch and know how awful this horrific disaster has caused........!
Tonight our hearts go out to those who have been taken from this earth and for the destruction that this deadly tornado hit Oklahoma today and yesterday! For those of you who have watched the devastation on TV no words can even describe how horrific this tornado was..........Some of you from out of state are wondering and yes I am one of the lucky ones! Please keep these people who have lost their family members and everything in your hearts and prayers in the days to come!