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September 25, 2013

Halloween Party Kits by TomKat {Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Halloween is right around the corner and we have some great inspiration today from Kim at The TomKat Studio. Kim recently styled this Halloween shoot for HGTV, which has some spooky crafts and recipes. Many items from Kim’s shop were incorporated into the shoot. We think her Halloween Party Kits are perfect for the holiday. Today we are giving away TWO Halloween Party Kits (one of each color palette). Our lucky two readers will also…
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June 01, 2013

Fourth of July Party Printables

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Swag
FREE Fourth of July Party Printables July_4th_Sign July_4th_Printable_Menu Jully_4th_Invitation July_4th_Banner july-4th-banner—liberty-plaid July_4th_Dessert_Labels July_4th_Party_Circles            …
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February 07, 2013

A Package of Valentine’s Day Goodies {Meringue Kisses Recipe, Win a Copy Sweet Designs, Valentine’s Day Check-List and Free Printable}

Valentine’s Day is next Thursday and we thought we’d share a little love. We have lots of fun Valentine’s Day sweet ideas for the blog today.  First up….Hyperion has offered a copy of my book, Sweet Designs, to 10 lucky winners. The book is filled with 175 sweet recipes and crafty ideas to make throughout the year and there are plenty ideas for Valentine’s Day!  You can get a peek at the book…
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January 30, 2013

Great Finds: Valentine’s Day by Shop Sweet Lulu {Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so we’re sharing some fun products from Shop Sweet Lulu so you can put together crafty sweets for your loved one. Shop Sweet Lulu is also offering a 15% discount to all of our readers. Just use the code AMYATLAS at checkout. Now for a sweet giveaway.…one lucky reader will win a $100 gift certificate to the online store. All you need to do is tell us…
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January 17, 2013

Great Find: Elisa Strauss on Craftsy.com {+ Giveaway!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
This is one animal print that I would be willing to get. I had lunch the other day with my sweet friend Elisa from Confetti Cakes who made the incredible Alligator Bag cake above. I mean seriously….can you believe that is a cake?  The craftsmanship is unbelievable. Elisa was telling me about the new cake decorating tutorials she just launched with Craftsy.com. For those of you who are aspiring cake decorators, crocheters or jewelry…
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July 17, 2012

Minted Baby Shower and Birthday Party Invites (& Sponsored Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
We are excited to have Minted as one of our new sponsors. Minted is a stationery company that showcases independent designer’s work. Each year, Minted holds a design contest for independent designers and Judges in the design community pick their favorite designers. Minted then sells the winning designs on their site. The stationery is printed, but you easily customize a suite {the invitation, the inside and outside of the envelope} right at your computer. Above…
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June 28, 2012

Great Finds: Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook {& Contest!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Have I mentioned to you all how much I love cookie dough?  It’s hard to not like, right?  Which is why I almost fainted when I first saw The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook by Lindsay Landis. This book has so many creative uses of cookie dough in its raw form. Best part?  Lindsay’s raw cookie dough does not include eggs so it isn’t a health concern eating it. Recipes include chocolate chip cookie dough fudge,…
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June 27, 2012

Read This, Eat That! {Plus a Giveaway of up to 15 copies of Sweet Designs for your Book Club}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Ever wonder what to serve for your book club meetings?  Not to worry. We’ve paired some fun ideas from Sweet Designs so your food and desserts pair well with your book discussions. You can get really creative with all of the recipes in the book. For example, my cherries pies from my Picnic in the Park chapter are great if you are discussing The Life of Pi. Any honey dessert from my Beehive chapter would…
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June 18, 2012

Great Finds: The TomKat Studio Shop (& Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
One of the things I love to do during the summer is have picnics with my boys in Central Park. We gather our blankets, balls, and lots of oozy, summery stone fruits and pick a spot under one of our favorite trees in the park. Since we’re in picnic season, we thought we’d give you a reason to ooze right into this manic Monday with a fantastic summer giveaway.  Our good friend, Kim from The…
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May 17, 2012

Sweet Designs Creative Photo Contest {KitchenAid Prizes}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Swag
I’m excited to announce a really fun Sweet Designs Photo Contest that my publisher is hosting. I’ve been seeing some pretty cool interpretations of desserts and crafts from the book.  Take CakeSpy’s interpretation of my witch cupcakes from the Halloween chapter – she turned them into princesses! I love that and it is EXACTLY what I intended Sweet Designs to be… a vehicle to get your creative juices flowing!  Seeing different spins on my desserts…
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May 01, 2012

Margarita Push Up Pops for Cinco De Mayo {& Giveaway!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Cinco de Mayo is this week and we LOVE this fun take on the frozen margarita from darling Courtney Dial’s book Push-up Pops. This book is packed full of great ideas from cake and pie push-up pops to frozen pops and more. We all know how big push-up pops are this year and Courtney’s ideas are fantastic!  The Frozen Lime Margarita push-up pops are perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party this weekend. As we…
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April 18, 2012

Free Kentucky Derby Printables

As we mentioned this morning, we are sharing FREE Kentucky Derby printables from Mirabelle Creations. All you need now is a little mint julep, a fantastic hat, and some good friends. Oh..and of course, some SWEETS! What do you do to celebrate The Kentucky Derby?  We would love to see your Kentucky Derby dessert tables!    …
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Scavenger Hunt Update

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Photo of Pastel Pretty, Copyright Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It, Hyperion Books 2012 Photography by Johnny Miller. UPDATE:  THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. The winners of the KitchenAid Mixer are: Bakerella: Ann Hostess with the Mostess:  Erica Oh Joy: Colene Babble: Alyssa How Does She: Kate Creature Comforts: Caroline 100 Layer Cake: Stephanie Sweet Designs: Cindy Our International Winner: Catherine   Thank you, again, to everyone who participated. We hope you had…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #7

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
We hope you guys have had as much fun playing this game as we had putting it together and reading the posts.  We also hope that you loved the Sweet Designs Pastel Pretty chapter.  Most importantly, we hope you found some great new blogs to stare at daily! PLEASE READ THIS POST CAREFULLY! UPDATE: Add the word “and” in two places in your sentence. Before we put up the 4pm EST post where you can…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #6

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the seventh clue will be live at 3pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt Just a reminder, we are…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #5

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the sixth clue will be live at 2pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt Just a reminder, we are…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #4

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Another hint…This one is very tricky.  When you do find the site, click on blogs and then Family Kitchen. Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the fifth clue will be live at 1pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #3

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
Visit the website of the answer above and you will find code words in that persons post to help you complete the scavenger hunt. Don’t forget the fourth clue will be live at 12pm. So check back to play. Read the complete rules here! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt Just a reminder, we are…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #2

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
We are keeping comments private as to not give away anything away. Have fun! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt In case you missed the rules of the scavenger hunt, find them here! In case you missed Clue #1, click here.…
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April 05, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt: Clue #1

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
If you are just coming here, make sure you check out Clue #2.  Clue #3 will be up at 11:30AM EST. We are keeping comments private as to not give away anything away. Have fun! When you do find the hunt location, I’d love to see all of your pins, tweets, facebook (not required, just for fun!) Here’s the hashtag #AmyAtlasSweetScavengerHunt In case you missed the rules of the scavenger hunt, find them here! PS…