Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Hairbows

Last summer we got our first grandaughters so I got to make Valentine hair bows. 
Here is my first try...it was fun!

Valentine Cupcakes

I got these cupcakes for a gift - they are so great I had to show the picture.  Aren't they lovely!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet Valentines Favors!

Ths post will house the fun food ideas I find around blog land to give to your Valentines!

What adorable favors from the Autocrat Blog!

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Here is another from Pitty Pat Paperie - she is so clever!

Another fun yummy favor/gift over at Jacolyn Murphy!

These are really fun cans filled with Valentine Treats - all the instructions are over at Making Memories.

These darling Chocolate Bars are found at Decor to Adore[valentine 098-1[3].jpg]

These are so fun - using Boxed Candy Hearts - you can see the tutorial at Musings from Kim.

Valentine Projects

This post will house various Valentine Projects I find around Blogland.   I love these ideas and this way I have a great resource and I can find them again!
This adorable book is made from Toilet Paper Rolls - isn't this amazing! Check out the details by clicking here    For some reason this link isn't working - I can't find the blog I got this from - if this is your's please tell me so I can relink you.  I also found another link with detailed how to's: http://www.scrapbook-crazy.com/how-to-make-a-toilet-roll-mini-album.html

Valentines 2011! Decor Projects Around Blogland

Happy Valentines Day 2011! 
This post will house fun projects I find around blogland this year.   I will add ideas as I find them.
hIsnt' this adorable!  find it at Prairie Cottage Rose along with How To's!

I have some tin just like this just sitting outside besides a very big snow drift - I just might venture out and grab it - Love these!
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

See you in 20011!!!

See you next year at Valentines Day! Hope you have a great 2010 - take time for peace, love your family and friends, stay safe and be healthy!  Scroll down to see ideas from the last few years.

Valentine Boxes

Linking up with Making the World Cuter and Craftomaniac Monday, Show and Tell Friday, Frue Frue, Feathered Nest, Punkin Seed Friday, Valentine Party - Links in my Side Bar.....

I made these darling boxes for ladies that I Visit Teach. I am adding these here to give any of you an idea of a gift you can give next year. They can also be made for other holidays.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Blocks

Linking Up to Making the World Cuter Monday, Skip To My Lou Monday, CraftoManiac,
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday....links in my side bar

I needed a centerpiece for our table  - these are perfect!
Every side has different pictures on it of our family.

Stacked Hearts

I love little do-dad's all around for Valentines Day. I just made these the other day. They are in our room, a rich red and perfect for on top of my dresser.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My Valentine Project ---> Shadow Box

Valentine Shadow Box
I love Altered Art!

This first project is something that I have had brewing in my mind for a while now. I picked up a soda pop crate at a garage sale for 25 cents a while ago.
I painted it white and I am turning it into a Valentine Shadow Bos.

This is the end of it - a "Dr. Pepper" crate.

I put 2 pieces of cardstock between the boards in the back because it doesn't have a solid back. Then I cut a variety of Valentine's papers in to squares and glued them to the cardstock.

You can see in here the cardstock and the variety of patterns.

This is the lower left corner. I have a bunch of fun heart things in my heart collection. These are small enough to work for this shadow box. I don't have my Valentines things unpacked yet, so I will have to fill in when it is out of the boxes.
These are special hearts, one is a pen top that our #4 daughter gave me a long time ago, so fun to have some place special to put it now. The glass boxes are from my hubby years ago. Each heart has a special place in my "heart."

This is the lower right corner. The buttons on these cards and in the little bottle are buttons that were my grandmother's (1890-1963) I was really little when she passed away, but I have 2 gallon bucket full of her buttons that she cut off things and used in her sewing - these are a few of them. Yup! I am a hopeless romantic!


This is the finished product! I need to add some more do dad's to it when I get my stuff out.

Perfect place to display my miniature heart collection.

Valentine Goodies

These are adorable....

3 tablespoons margarine
6 cups mini (or 60 regular-size) marshmallows
Red food coloring
9 cups Rice Krispies cereal
Heart-shaped cookie cutter
Plastic bags, yarn
How to Make
To begin, lightly coat a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet with cooking spray and set it aside. Melt the margarine in a large pot over low heat. Add the marshmallows, stirring them continuously until they melt. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in drops of red food coloring until the color receives a thumbs-up from the chef.Add the Rice Krispies, stirring until they are evenly coated with marshmallow. Spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet. With waxed paper (or lightly buttered hands), smooth out the mixture, spreading it to an even thickness.Cut out hearts with the cookie cutter. Place each heart in a clear plastic bag, tie on a yarn bow, and they're ready for giving. Makes seven 5-inch hearts. http://www.nofussfabulous.com/?p=2994

I found this on Family Fun site.

They would be great to make for the special little people in your life. http://familyfun.go.com/click%20here%20for%20insturctions

Sweet as Kisses Pie Valentine Pie

1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed,
1 cup strawberry pie filling
1 Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
Mix cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Set aside.
Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping. Add pie filling and mix lightly. Pur into crust and top with remaining whipped topping. Freeze at least 3 hours or overnight. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices. (From the Kraft recipe site)