Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blog Remodel and New Product :)



Hi All! As you know, in the not to distant past we welcomed our third child, Lincoln Jonathan into our family.  Let me introduce you to one of the people he's named after: my older brother Jon. :) In the photograph below he's alongside my sister, Saron ( my daughter Sarenna is named after her and my two other sisters: Susanna &  Sarah)  
So why am I telling you all this? I thought you might like to know a little backstory behind this digital scrapbooking kit " Happy Birthday Man" You see, Since both Saron and Jon had special birthdays this year (30 & 40) I thought it would be nice to do something extra special to celebrate.  This kit is a combination of modern patterns, chrome and silver (which Saron loves) and modern blues with a masculine look for my brother Jon.  This kit was created especially with decorations for their combined birthday party in mind (and I also made baby dedication decorations for both Sarenna and Lincoln with them too ... the dedication the excuse we used to get both of them to attend the party :) Sneaky, huh? They both loved the 20x30 photo collages of pictures I made from snapshots of years gone by. Walmart has a great photo collage service, I'm just picky about arrangement so I made mine in photoshop then uploaded and had them printed at our local walmart.
 So here's a close up of the 'my favorite things' cakes that were a total Pinspired idea from THIS Pin.  I took the easy way out and used a lot of pre made items to help me assemble them quickly though. With 3 kids, Under 6 I make no apologies for that :) lol! Really though, it's super easy and somewhat custom..as long as the flavors work well together.  Basically, each layer is arranged in saran wrap lined round cake pans, unless you baked one of the layers in one.. if so,it's removed wrapped in saran wrap and frozen. When they are all frozen solid, they are unwrapped stacked and iced. I used ganache, icing or caramel sauce where needed to help 'glue' anything together. I haven't made this since but next time I might try seven minute icing, or cool whip since it might break up the sweetness a little.maybe even add in something like a thin layer of nuts or pretzels. Either way, it's clearly not the healthiest thing to be eating..lol  but if you're going for a special occasion celebration.. they make quite an impression celebrating some of that person's favorite things.  So the first one here on the left is a combination of  Jon's favorite desserts & treats: swiss cake rolls,  caramel, banana cake , smore's, cheesecake, peanut butter cup, chocolate chip cookies and brownie.  Saron's favorite desserts (on the right) layers top to bottom include: almond joy, chocolate covered strawberry, smore's, cheesecake, brownie,reese's pb cup, chocolate chip cookie.

Oh yeah, If you do happen to attempt this.. be forewarned.. these cakes are HEAVY! and ultra sweet so super thin slices are the only manageable size (even for a die hard sweet tooth like mine :)
And here are all the Happy Birthday Man products in case you're interested in digital scrapbooking stuff:
Happy Birthday Man - Cardstock Set

Happy Birthday Man - Cardstock Set

This set of 8 solid cardstocks coordinates perfectly with the modern and masculine Happy Birthday Man Collection.
$1.99

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Happy Birthday Man - Full Bundle

Happy Birthday Man - Full Bundle

Get the Entire Happy Birthday Man collection together and SAVE! A perfectly masculine birthday kit for scrapbooking the celebrations for those wonderful men in our lives!  Happy Birthday Man has plenty of elements and papers to choose from in a palette of cool hues and chrome and modern glowing app-esque accents perfect for accenting a manly...
$11.25

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Max: 1
Happy Birthday Man - Glitters Set

Happy Birthday Man - Glitters Set

This set of 6 sparkling glitters coordinates with the perfectly modern and masculine Happy Birthday Man Collection.
$1.75

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Happy Birthday Man - Kit

Happy Birthday Man - Kit

A perfectly masculine birthday kit for scrapbooking the celebrations for those wonderful men in our lives!  Happy Birthday Man has plenty of elements and papers to choose from in a palette of cool hues and chrome accents perfect for accenting a manly page without any 'girly' items to be found!   In This kit you'll find: ...
$6.50

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Happy Birthday Man - Word Strips

Happy Birthday Man - Word Strips

The Happy Birthday Man Collection is a perfectly masculine birthday set for scrapbooking the celebrations of those wonderful men in our lives! (or any other celebrations actually!)  This set of 24 party phrases perfect for adding that little bit of journaling to your layouts.
$1.50

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Happy Birthday Man -Accent (uppercase)Alpha /Numbers Set

Happy Birthday Man -Accent (uppercase)Alpha /Numbers Set

A perfect accent to your page, this set of Uppercase Accent alpha letters and numbers coordinate beautifully with the Happy Birthday Man collection.  Designed to work with the font of your choice, The accent alpha adds an extra dramatic kick to your journaling without overpowering the whole page. The gleaming letters and seemingly glowing...
$1.50

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and of course, last but not least... here's the freebie for today. A modern clustered frame created from the Happy Birthday Man (or Woman ;)  Kit  Get it HERE Enjoy!



2 comments:

Pillowgirl said...

Sherah, I an so glad to see you're still scrappin' and making beautiful kits :) Wish I could find an email address or way to instant message yer butt :)

Pillowgirl

Sherah Kraan said...

Pillow!! :) HUGS so glad to hear from you! I've missed ya! :) email me sometime sherahkraan at gmail.com I'm on skype too :)

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