Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here are more Valentine projectst! I LOVE working with Hershey Kisses on Valentine’s Day cards! I made the little chocolate wrap pull-tab by stamping on tissue paper and using Balmy Blue ink!

This simple little treat box (which can be used for ANYTHING!) was found on Wendy Cranford’s blog HERE. I love the simplicity of it! And the outside is just a tag die from the Bonanza dies!

  I LOVE the Detailed Hearts die! Such a fun and simple background!

This one has a heart “peek a boo” window, you can see the front of the cardstock is PUNCHED!

Thanks for joining me today on my blog!

Hershey Nugget Valentine Treat

I love these Nugget treats, such a fun way to show off our beautiful Designer Series Paper!

Here are the measurements!

Cardstock base –  2″ x 4″, and scored at 1/4″ and 1 3/4″ on the short side.
DSP wrappers – 1″ x 3″

Once I stamped the sentiment on to white cardstock, I cut the words apart and adhered to the scalloped heart. I adhered the last set of words using Foam Strip adhesive.

I also added a non Stampin’ Up feather behind the Flirty Flamingo scalloped heart and adhered this to the red Heart Doily using Foam Strip.

Hearts Hearts HEARTS!

Here’s another Valentine – red and black are such classic colors together and never go out of style!

We made this at Creative U. this month! Don’t miss out on next month’s projects! They are FREE with a qualifying order! You can read about it HERE.

I LOVE to bake! Here’s treats from my last class!

Another Valentine!

Here’s a Valentine card with a fun fold, again, featuring the Heartfelt suite! It’s such a fun time of year after the hustle and bustle of the holidays!

The card fold is just cut down on the score line 2 3/4″ and then across the front of the card.

The sentiment is embossed on the doily, using Versamark ink and White Embossing Powder.

Valentine’s Day Class Offered!

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Our family had a little get away weekend skiing in Greer, AZ. We had such a wonderful time and it was so fun to get away and relax after the busyness of the holiday season!

I’m back in my craft room and getting ready for the new year!

Let’s start the year  off with a VALENTINE’S DAY CLASS!

You are going to fall in love with the Heartfelt bundle that will soon be available! You can attend this class in person, or get a class to go! Please email me if you are interested in the class to go and I will give you details on that!

 

Valentine’s Day Goodies!

Valentiene’s Day is in the air around our home! Today’s post is YUMMY!

My favorite piece of furniture in my home is my coffee niche! I visit this area quite often during the day! LOL

This area is where I put my seasonal items – alongside my favorite things….coffee…..Rae Dunn…..gnomes…..fun holiday decor…..

Look at the beautiful projects made with the Meant to Be bundle! Did you realize you get 16 framelits in this bundle? WOW that is a great deal! These framelits can be used YEAR ROUND (think wedding, anniversaries, baby, birthday, or thinking of you!)

You can find the link to these products below. You can bundle the stamp set and framelits together and save 10%, or purchase them separately.

I love baking, so here’s a treat I had at my last Stamp Club. It’s probably the recipe I have made most out of all the recipes I have.

The gnome beside the brownies was actually one of my Christmas gnomes! Slap a heart on him and he turns into a Valentine’s Day gnome!

Caramel Brownies

1 bag of caramels
2/3 C. evaporated milk
1 German Chocolate Cake mix
½ C. melted butter
12 oz. chocolate chips

Melt caramels over low heat with just 1/3 C. of the evaporated milk.
Grease 9×13 pan.
Combine boxed dry cake mix, butter, and the other 1/3 C. of the evaporated milk. Stir. Press ½ of this dough mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake 350 degrees 10 mn.
Sprinkle ½ of chips on bottom layer
Spread caramel over chips
Crumble rest of dough (or just pull apart chunks of dough) and place these randomly over the top of the caramel.
Sprinkle rest of chips on top.
Bake 15-18 mn.
Cool and refrigerate at least 30 mn. (This will make the chips get firm.) After that they don’t have to be refrigerated.

ENJOY!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Here are some cookies I made – still playing around with my airbrush sprayer that I got for Christmas! It’s so much easier than piping words with frosting! One little stencil is all it takes (and the airbrush system LOL)

Here’s a Valentine’s Day card for you, using the eclipse technique! I like to adhere with foam strips when doing this technique. The foam strips are a little bit thicker than Dimensionals and really give your projects a POP! To create the eclipse look, simply set the heart framelit right on top of the floral image you stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut out the heart. Adhere the heart to Calpyso Coral cardstock and fussy cut close to the edge. Then POP this heart piece on the front of your card using Foam Strips! By the way, this stamp set is SO DETAILED, it looks 3-D with the shading of the rubber! VERY COOL!

The stamp set and ribbon are FREE with a qualifying order during Sale a Bration!

 

Sweet Simple Valentine

Here’s a simple Valentine that would be easy to mass produce!

Check out the words in this stamp set! This pretty much covers it all!

Valentine Card and Treat – Labels to Love

Here’s a Valentine card and treat holder – this stamp set will be carried over from the holiday catalog! YAY! This is a great stamp set to have because there are so many holidays covered here, PLUS it coordinates with the darling Every Day Label Punch (item # 144668).

To make the little treat box (which fits ONE ROLLO!) you make a 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ square. Score it at 3/4″ on all sides. Cut slits on each side and fold and adhere into a box. Then adhere the jars that have been cut out on both sides of the box!

LOTS of Valentine Sharing Today!

I ran out of time to come up with an original Valentine for my sweetie, so PINTEREST to the rescue! Total CASE of Wendy Lee’s card, but changed the colors to make it a little more masculine. You can view her card HERE.

The photo below is from this morning. Dan is such a sweetheart. He has carried on my papa’s tradition, where HE showers the family with Valentine treats for our kids. Mom is off the hook (crazy hard for me because I LOVE making these kinds of things). But I know it was SO SPECIAL that it was my papa’s holiday and he always got the treats for us kids, and Dan has done the same. Our kids have always looked forward to Valentine’s Day morning with their daddy!

As you all know, I love baking,  and I LOVELOVELOVE that 2 of our grandkids enjoy baking as well! Here’s Stella and Eli baking. Here are some Valentine cookies I made. I am still such a beginner, but really want to get this sugar cookie decorating down! It will take me a long time to get better at this! Any hints are welcome!!!

Here’s a photo of Stella, who made a Valentine for her mommy and daddy when they were on a get away trip. She’s a girl after her Grammy’s heart – she loves crafting!

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!!

Valentine Pop and Twist Card

I wanted to share a card that we made at my team meeting this week! Jeanette Weeks showed us how to make a Pop and Twist card! She found a video tutorial online by Cathy Williams, that you can view HERE. The weSTAMPERS went nuts for this! Thank you, Jeanette, for sharing your creative “twist” to this card (no pun intended)

Here are the supplies to make it: