Introducing Wild Sorbet! Available at Creative Portraits!

Gorgeous custom frames for any home!

I have fallen in love with these frames. Wild Sorbet is the perfect way to frame your portraits and bring that extra spice of life to your living room, bedroom, play room, or kitchen. Wild Sorbet is great for any place in your home and it is now offered at Creative Portraits!

These frames are custom painted for each clients home based on the decor of the area in which you would like to hang. With over 152 colors and patterns the choices you have are truly endless. They even offer “custom colors” if you can’t find something that is “just right”… which is very unlikely to happen.

These frames are perfect for any room such as a nursery, kids play room, the kitchen, your stairwell, etc. Our clients can select frames from several different collections and each frame can be custom designed to compliment any area of your home.

Call us today to book your next portrait session (940) 592 – 3686!

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United Way 2011 Power of the Purse

This morning Julie and I got the awesome experience of being a part of the Fifth Annual Power of the Purse luncheon and designer purse auction benefiting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library with guest speaker: Erin Gruwell. I was really excited when I found out that Ms. Gruwell was our speaker, I really fell in love with The Freedom Writers’ Diary,  the movie based on her best seller:  ” The Freedom Writers’ Diary”, which chronicled Ms. Gruwell’s extraordinary journey with 150 highschool students.  She really inspired me; through all her hard times instead of taking the easy way out,  she fought her way through and is now known as one of the best-selling authors, an educator, and a catalyst for social change. If you haven’t ever watched the movie or read her book:  ,  I suggest you check her website out for more information:


When we walked into the auction room, I think Julie and I both went straight to purse heaven! They had a ton of brands to chose from; Some of my favorites were Kate Spade,  Michael Kors, Cole Haan, and Juicy Couture.  After walking through the line a few times we finally made up our minds and found the winner…Julie is now the proud owner of an ice pink handbag!


-Laken Milllay.



Ladies Night Out 2011

Ladies Night Out 2011

Thursday, October 13th
Creative Portraits Studio
Iowa Park, Texas
(see below for directions) 

Ladies grab your best girlfriends and leave the guys at home!
LNO is all about you, fun, and shopping!

Doors open at 5:30pm
Event ends at 9:00pm

*** Admission is completely FREE! ***

First 50 ladies through our doors will receive a complimentary goody bag!

$1000 worth of door prizes to give away to some lovely ladies!

Visit our LNO 2011 Facebook Event Page!

There are a variety of vendors this year:
- Scentsy
- Maurices
- Premier Jewelry
- Red River Harley Davidson
- Party Lights
- Baby’s Bowtique
- Love That Bling
- Skin for Life
- Koala Beads & Jewelry
- Organo Gold
- JuJu Belle
- My 31
- Fabulash
- H Works
- Bling
- Arbonne
- Serendipity

Special demonstrations by:
- Maurices

Hope to see you there!

For directions on how to get to our studio please visit the following link:

*Note: GPS does not give the correct directions to our studio.

Contact our studio at (940) 592 – 3686

Katie Bukowski





7 Layer Bars (aka Heavenly Goodness)

I am someone who LOVES to bake and cook, especially for friends and special occasions. There is one recipe I learned from my high school drama teacher that I still love to make, even 5 years later. It is THAT easy of a treat to whip up!


I present to you the 7 Layer Bar, or as I would like to call it, “Heavenly Goodness”.



Since I know this recipe from memory I thought I would seek out the full recipe online to help with those who stick to exact measurements, etc. There are several ways to make these bars of deliciousness however Brown Eyed Baker is by far the best recipe listed out of all I have found. The only difference however is I don’t personally toast the shredded coconuts before adding them, I think her recipe is just another way to do it. Completely up to you.


Seven-Layer Bars

Yield: 18 bars


1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
9 graham crackers (5 ounces), crushed
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup butterscotch chips
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk



1. Adjust an oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Line the pan with two overlapping pieces of foil or parchment paper, leaving overhang to act as handles for lifting the bars out of the pan. Spray with non-stick spray.


2. (optional) Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake until the outer flakes just begin to brown, about 4 minutes. (Keep a close eye on it – coconut can go from slightly browned to burnt in a matter of seconds.) Set aside.


3. Melt the butter and combine with graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl. Toss with your fingers until the butter is evenly distributed. Press the crumbs evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan.


4. In order, sprinkle the walnuts, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and coconut over the graham crumbs. Pour the condensed milk evenly over the entire dish.


5. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack to room temperature, about 2 hours.


6. Remove the bars fromthe pan using the foil or parchment handles and transfer to a cutting board. Using a sharp knife or bench cutter, cut into 2 by 3-inch bars.



Great treat for kids but don’t forget your milk and lots of napkins!


Recipe Courteous Brown Eyed Baker

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