Sunday, October 27, 2013

Miss Jane's Cupcakes

My daughter told me she had heard of a GREAT cupcake shop in Naperville and I have been meaning to check it out.  Every time I head north on route 59, I drive right by Miss Joan's Cupcakes on the east side of the street. Two weeks ago, I made it a point to stop in for some yummy desserts. When I opened the door, I was surprised to see I was 4th in line. WOW, they must be good, if there is a line...right? 
The inside of the store was bright colored and cheerful.  For a nice break, a few tables were available for guests to sit, relax and enjoy their sweet cupcake.  As one person paid for their order, the door swung open to more guests. Holy Cow...I have been missing out on this place!!

The display case was filled with these pretty cupcakes, all dressed and decorated each matching the name to their iced decor....S'Mores, Red Velvet, and Carrot Cake to name just a few of my favorites. The swirls were perfect and uniform.  The colors and decorations reflected their themes. While onlookers made their choices, I too chose a half dozen I would be taking home for tonight's dessert.  
Since I was last in line, I actually spoke with Miss Joan.  What a sweet gal.  I'm hoping we can work together on an event in the future.

Miss Joan explained how she made several classic flavored cupcakes everyday and some specialty flavors each day as well.  "Like" her on Facebook to see their flavor of the day.  Word of warning...get there early, she sells out DAILY!!
So, I bring my tasty treats home and my husband says, "Oh can I have one of these BEFORE dinner." The mom in me says, of course NOT, you will spoil your dinner!  LOL!! Rave reviews came from our dinner table that night!   
My daughter came home from college for the weekend and was thrilled to find cupcakes under my dessert dome pedestal in the kitchen.  We all agreed... Miss Joan's Cupcakes are to DIE for!! 

If you are looking for something special, Miss Joan will do special orders. Place your orders early, this gal is busy, busy, busy!! 
I decided to see how the cupcakes fit in my party favors...OMG, just darling!!!

Baby Showers!

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Special Holidays!

Have a wonderful Halloween friends, and be sure to stop in Miss Joan's Cupcakes for these Special Treat!!  
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Nugget Matchbox

Hi Everyone, I wanted to share my first My Scrap Chick projects with you. The chosen kit was Franken-tastic. It was so easy to use.   I loved changing up the colors and add a few pieces to the Sweet Nugget Matchboxes kit to make this adorable treat box. The intricate cut on the cobweb gave the box a spooky, creepy, kind of look; with a touch of whimsy.  I think I might fill it with wrapped mini bar candies and give to a friend for Halloween. 

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DT My Scrap Chick

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Scrap Chick Centerpiece

This is my second design with My Scrap Chick's Franken-tastic. I decided to make one of my original centerpieces. I normally use Cake Pops in this piece, but for Halloween, I used Tootsie Pops! Who doesn't love a Tootsie Pop, hey? This actually holds 14 Tootsie Pops. The little Franken-tastic Monster was a perfect image for this Halloween centerpiece. By edging with a bit of dark ink around each image, and adding small beady eyes, I gave him that "deer in the headlights" look, and layered all of the components to create a crazy, Halloween centerpiece with goodies for all.  
All of my centerpieces are double-sided and sandwiched with a  pixie straw in-between.   Now, I know, you all always did I make this centerpiece? This is something I created myself a few years ago. I used a container and a ring to hold these pops in place.  The cupcake liners are used as a filler and for a little decoration.  When you use cake pops, you really need these liners to catch the crumbs and keep the oils away from staining the base. The My Scrap Chick Design Team has some fabulous holiday ideas to share with you next month too...see you then.  
Thanks for stopping by.
DT Margie 
My Scrap Chick

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Franken-Tastic Little Goodie Bag

I wanted to share a goodie bag I made with one of My Scrap Chick Sets.  This one is from Franken-tastic!! It was truly an afterthought I made from some scraps, but I think it came out pretty cute after all!   I layered my images on the top half of the label as a "bag apron and tucked the other half inside the bag leaving plenty of room for goodies.  Hope it gives you a little INSPIRATION! Don't throw away your scraps or mistakes; use them to create something different and unique!
Thanks for stopping friends!

Dracula and Frankenstein Dispencers

OMG, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these little guys from My Scrap Chick!!!  They just have SOOO MUCH personality!!  When you open their mouth the candy spills out.  I think the polka dot paper really looks cute on both of these pieces.
I thought it would be cute to make Frankenstein and the bride of Frankenstein.  I just punched a hole in the top of her head and knotted a piece of tulle through the hole for her vale.  I added big lips  and a little blush to her face.  I bet it would have been cute to add a bigger BLUE eyebrow (uni-brow with blue eye shadow!) as well....hahaha!!  She is wearing jeweled earings...I am thinking next time I will add hoops!
Until next time!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


I am so tickled to be a part of My Scrap Chick Design Team.  I can't tell you how excited and honored it is to work with all of these talented ladies. When I started paper piecing about 3 years ago Val and Kristi, from MSC were so sweet to explain to me how to do this wonderful craft. I kept going back to their site and I knew that it was something I was determined to learn. I never, in my wildest dreams, thought that I would be a part of THEIR team! We are actually just getting started, but to tell you the truth, I am overwhelmed with their generosity! I wish I could create all day long, but I have parties that need my attention too. The Design Team gals are AMAZING and their talents are OVER THE TOP!! I will have a hard time keeping up with them. We have already made a couple new pieces this week. A little out of my comfort zone, but I thought mine came out ok.  I will be posting all of my projects here later this weekend, so check back. Be sure to stop by My Scrap Chick. Tons of goodies for the holidays....and so much more to come.  Lots of ideas shared by all.  
Thanks again for stopping by!