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Picnik Online Photo Creation & Wilton Haunted House Kit Review

After spending the day watching my girls create a Wilton Haunted House, I had the fun task of putting them together in a nice photo collage.

I figured I might as well write a review on the Wilton Halloween Pre-Baked Cookie House Kit while I'm at it.


I just checked the reviews at Amazon and the three were in alignment with mine.
  • Pieces didn't line up.
  • It was hard to hold up the icing bag and the pieces as the tip kept wanting to come off.
  • The candy pieces provided were a little on the stingy side.
However, the six year old had a great time helping and I did get some good pictures so it was worth the $12.00.


I LOVE picnik.com for having fun with my photos and they have so many features for both free and premium customers. 

Whereas my daughter won't appreciate me sharing this photo, I can't help but to do it!

I can auto fix or manually correct the photos, crop, change sizes and remove red eye.

Once I'm ready to create, I can add many features such as:
  • Effects - this provides framing it pink in support of breast cancer awareness month, focal B&W, Orton-ish, Sepia, CinemaScope and so many more.  It allows you to preview before you select and there is an undo option.
  • You can add text and rotate to place the text wherever you want as well as change the slant.  Pending on your membership, the choices of fonts increase.  They have a great line for Halloween.
  • Stickers is where I have the fun!  They break it into themes such as baby, fall, Christmas, Halloween and more.
  • Touch Up allows you to remove blemishes, shine, age, weight and more.
  • For a final touch, you can add frames which is another great feature.
  • You can purchase gifts, send to Twitter, Facebook and more!
There are so many great features to picnik.com that you have to check it out for yourself to appreciate it!

Sunday Cupcake Decorating

Yesterday, we made cupcakes in preparation for trying to master our decorating before Halloween for our big party!  This time, I baked the cupcakes and let her have free reign in icing and decorating.

She really loved having this opportunity to use all the sprinkles and other candy to make her own creations.  I like using picnik.com to add adornments and special frames to each picture.  picnik.com is free for basic features and is low cost if you want some of the premium features. 

One word of caution if you try to create a collage and use it via another website to order prints, be careful as the quality can come back poor if you started with not so great quality pictures.  I've used Zazzle to order prints which have always been top of the line.
Last year, we ordered the invitations from a seller on Ebay but for circumstances beyond our control, we had to cancel the party but I ordered them to occur either on a Saturday for 2008 or Sunday for 2009 just in case.  I'll scan and include an image as they are great!

Above is a sample of her creations!  She made many more and everyone, except me, is enjoying them!  I'm still on the Quick Weight Loss Center diet (for my review progress, look to the sidebar widget).

Special hello to her Granny in Australia!

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