Wednesday, December 18, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Oatmeal Cranberry Cookie Recipe

Fourth day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas are
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies Recipe by 


The first time we mad these, they were so good that we had t share with our friends and family so each year I make it a tradition to bake these and give as gift.

What you need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons milk
2 large eggs
1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup dried cranberries




DIRECTIONS

STEP 1
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. (insert photo)  Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk, and eggs. Set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars, and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Stop mixer and remove bowl from electric mixer. Gradually add milk mixture, and beat well. Add the flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in the oats and cranberries. Divide dough equally and place on plastic wrap and form logs. Place dough in the refrigerator until firm, at least 2 hours or overnight.












STEP 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper, and set aside.  Remove from the fridge and Shape 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball; place Flatten between hands and place on sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, placing 3 inches apart. 






STEP 3
Bake until golden but still soft in center, 15 `17 minutes. Check occasionally.  Remove from oven; transfer with parchment to a wire rack to cool.


 Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Or gift it as this






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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Memory Bulb Tutorial

Third day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas are
Memory Bulbs Tutorial by 
Kindred Kinds


Pick out the supplies you will need





Pick out something that makes a special memory for personalization




Take your scissors and curl what you are using for your memory





What the curls should look like




Add a little Sparkle




Add a little more



What it should look like filled




Finished project



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Monday, December 16, 2013

{7 Days Of Creative Christmas} Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe

First day of our 7 Days of Creative Christmas is
 Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe brought to you by


Union Square is a restaurant in New York City, and was the first restaurant opened in 1985 by Danny Meyer, an acclaimed restaurateur. The restaurant serves American cuisine with a little old Italian soul. The restaurant has earned Zagat’s #1 New York Most Popular Restaurant for the past eight years. Many of their recipes have been added to their own cookbooks, and one recipe that has transformed the typical bar accessory, nuts. The Union Square bar nuts are unique, flavorful, and full of combinations that aren’t expected at the local pub. Maybe it should be.
I have made these for small parties and got a great response. They would work great for a holiday cocktail partyThey are simple to execute and even better to give to your guests. If you have any left over, you can enjoy them as a late night snack when there’s nothing else in the cabinets. Enjoy!

Union Square Bar Nuts Recipe
- 2 ¼ cups (18 oz) assorted unsalted nuts [including peeled peanuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and whole unpeeled almonds]
- 2 tbsp coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves - ½ tsp cayenne pepper - 2 tsp dark brown sugar - 2 tsp Maldon or other sea salt
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Toss the nuts in a large bowl to combine and spread them out on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven until light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne, sugar, salt and melted butter.
Thoroughly toss the toasted nuts in the spiced butter and serve warm. And once you eat these, you will never want to stop.






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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday Business Listing #shopsmall #smallbusinesssaturday

It's Small Business Saturday. Instead of going into those big retail stores take the time to support a small business today. Enjoy the luxury of getting unique, personalized, handmade items for a great price all in the spirit of this day. Check out some of the ones I listed below.
From all the small businesses around the world, We thank you for your support!
#shopsmall #supportsmallbusiness #smallbusinesssaturday







Ms. Talia Foster
Talia's Creative Printing

Disclaimer: I do not received any commissions or kick backs from any of the businesses listed above, I am simply sharing their information.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to use our Printable Party Packages

So we realize that alot of our customers are Do-it-their selfers so we would like to take this time to tell you how to use our Printable Party Packages and the Awesome items you can use them for.




If you purchase one of our printable party packages you will need the following supplies:

  • A printer (You can also take to a local printer to have the set printed) if printing at home you will want to use card stock to print your invitations, cupcake toppers and wrappers, for the candy bar wrappers you can use presentation/brochure paper and for your water bottle labels you should use a water proof label.
  • Paper Cutter
  • Whole Puncher
  • Shaped punches in 2 inch, 2.5 inch and/ or 3 inch
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Clear Tape/ Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Lollipop sticks,  toothpicks or straws for your cupcake toppers
  • Bags or boxes to put your party favors in

In addition to the items listed above you can also make alot more with our printable party packages:
  • Make T shirts and Tote bags for each guest as a party favor (you will need t shirt iron on paper that you can get from the office supply store)
  • Table signs, banners, candy buffet signs (Print on cardstock paper)
  • Banners (You can get this done at a local office supply store, there are plenty of options)
  • Favor bag and box toppers



If you have any questions please contact us at taliasprinting@yahoo.com

Keep in mind that we offer all of these services so if you want use to print everything for you we would be happy too. :)



Ms. Talia Foster
Talia's Creative Printing

Friday, November 1, 2013

Reasons To Set Goals

So as an event planner and stationery designer one of my goals this year was to be featured on a major blog. This idea popped into my head once I became apart of a group of event planners and event industry professionals. I followed major event planning blogs but never thought that I could submit my items to be featured until recently this year. I studied their blogs, websites and parties looking at their style of parties, the photography and the content. 

My mom and I had a Parisian Burlesque Milestone Birthday Bash. After receiving my photos from my photographer I felt they were good enough to be featured on some blogs  and websites.  I asked some of the ladies in the group which blogs did event features and in minutes collected a list of them, some of which were members of the group I am in.

My Goal was to spread the word about my fantastic party across event planning blogs. I began submitting my party for features. In a matter of a few days I had a few blogs willing to feature my party. My main goal was to have my party featured on The Hostess with the Mostess blog so of course I submitted to her.

I received this response back from them:
Thank you so much for your submission to HWTM. While we’d genuinely love to be able to feature everyone’s events on the blog, we simply are unable to accommodate all of them due to space and volume (we receive hundreds of submissions each week). We will not be able to feature this particular event, but please know that this does not mean we didn't like it or take it as a negative reflection on your submission in any way. It is most likely due to one of the following reasons:
– We’ve already featured or committed to featuring several other parties in the same category or with a similar look/theme.
– The event is not relevant for the time of year.
–  There are just too many parties in the current pipeline right now, plain and simple.

SHARING ON HWTM.COM

I was heart broken! What was it about my party that they wouldn't feature it? Was it the theme? was it the photography? What was it?  I felt a little discouraged so i tried again when they were looking for "Grown Up" Party Idea submissions and again I received the above response. Very heart broken I didn't give up. I submitted it for the 3rd time and guess what I received back? Yep you guessed it, the same response above. :(

Ok, I don't know why I took it so bad, I am sure there are plenty of people who are submitting their parties for features so I sought out other ways to have other items of mine featured.
I met a lady whom writes for the Hostess With the Mostess and I worked with her and guess what?????? I finally made it on their blog not once but 3 times in 1 month!

I created these really cute Bling Candy Buffet Supplies and she used them in her displays. I was amazed at how wonderful they looked on her table. I read the comments on some of the blog posts and people just raved about them.
So far I have had orders from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

So what happened with my Parisian Burlesque Party? It still hasn't been featured on The Hostess with the Mostess but it has been featured on a few other blogs. I won't give up.

I write this post to say that it's important to have goals, they give you something to work toward. Set your goal(s) and measure your progress and if you aren't getting or haven't received the results you want then alter your goal. It's perfectly fine to alter your goals. See above,  my goal was to have my party featured and I ended up having something else featured 3 times in the same month. You may not end with what you started with but at least you started.  I thank you for taking the time to read this post. Feel free to comment below.

By the way here are the blog posts and photos of my items that were featured.


Bling  candy buffet scoop Bling candy buffet tong

2 Bling scoops and 2 Bling tongs





October 17th, 2013
Our Bling Tongs and Scoops were Featured on the Hostess With the Mostess



October 9, 2013
Our Bling Tongs and Scoops were Featured on the Hostess With the Mostess




October 1, 2013
Our Bling Tongs and Scoops were Featured on the Hostess With the Mostess

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Last Minute Halloween Ideas



Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I can't believe that it's tomorrow, this year is really flying by. I wanted to plan a Halloween party but after a big move and catching up on orders I just couldn't find the time. However there is still a little time for me to make the kids in my family a few things for tomorrow. 
 I compiled a list of things that can be done  just in time for Halloween.
Enjoy!


1.) Two Ingredient Witches Brooms

All you need are:  Reese’s miniature Peanut Butter cups, the ones in a shiny wrapper, not the small bag of unwrapped ones.  A bag of stick p...



2.) Spooky Halloween spiders

Spooky Halloween Spider Craft! Turn a plan old sucker into a Spooky Spider :)


3.) Bag of jelly beans halloween costume

Bag of Jelly Beans from 101 Halloween Costumes to Make on the Cheap. Hysterical options.


4.) Pumpkin Pretzels

Pumpkin Pretzels... for a halloween treat! Use a chocolate covered sunflower seed for the stem



5.) Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

My story in recipes: Pumpkin Rice Crispy Treats


6.) Chocolate Covered halloween spoons

Halloween


7.) Spooky Spider Oreos

These creepy-crawlers, made with filled cookies, candies, and ready-made frosting "glue", are perfect for a Halloween gathering.

8.) Mummy Pretzels

Darling Mummy Pretzels from @PintSizedBaker! So cute!


9.) Squirmy Jello Worms

10.) Eyeball Cookies

Easy Eye Ball Cookies






Ms. Talia Foster
Talia's Creative Printing