An Artful Life – Party Map Invitations and Anise Cookies!

This week I am still baking like crazy in addition to wrapping up a bunch of last minute 2008 invitation orders – I am so grateful to be busy! Every year my mom and I bake Anise cookies. This cheerful cutouts flavored with the faintest hint of Anise oil are a family favorite. The light icing we color by hand has a lovely sheen and sparkle. We combine colors, sprinkles, sugars and a bit of love (sorry to be cheesy) to craft cookies that inspire rich memories and are as lovely to eat as they are to see!

I have been working like mad this week to prepare for our annual Holiday party on Friday. Several weeks ago I posted a peek at our holiday invite. The final invite was quite a feat. We printed my hand-drawn map on a shimmering stock, rolled, tied with double faced red satin, sprayed with a touch of evergreen scent and popped into a gold mailing tube from Uline. Our guests were quite surprised to receive such a package!

Next week I will be posting photos from our Holiday celebration by the very talented Shane East!

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