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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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)
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