Thursday, February 18, 2010

Well, better late than never...

Although Valentine's Day was days ago...and the heart shapped chocolate boxes around my house are now empty skeletons and the sugar-high has faded...I still wanted to take a few moments and share my Valentine's Day goodies with you.

First, here are the darling little suckers I made for my children to take as their Valentine's:

They are made from mini candy canes. You just place two mini candy canes in the shape of a heart on a piece of wax paper an fill the center cavity with some melted candy making chocoate (I of course chose white chocolate for these suckers). I purchased an inexpensive squeeze bottle from the craft store along with the chocolate to make the process go quickly and easy! Once I filled the center with chocolate I placed a sucker stick in the warm chocolate, dabbed on a few multi-colored sprinkles and the let them set up. In about 15 min or so you have these darling suckers that I baged and tagged...and ta-da!!

Then, as much as I love mint and chocolate together, I felt as though I wanted to do something a little different for all the adults in my life who I wanted to share a little love with. So what did I do? I baked! One of my newfound hobbies (like I needed another!) is to do cake a spinoff from that is to do these cute little sugar cookies with all kinds of fun pipping on them.

When it comes to making homemade's all about the presentation. So I made sure to bag them up nice and place a cute little tag on them....and ta-da....YUM!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Crazy for Caboodle!!

Is this not the most adorable thing you have ever seen?? Even I can’t get over how darling our new Caboodle My Reflections Paper Pack in pretty pastels of Sorbet, Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue…it’s just so scrumptious, I want to eat it up!! I used this great new paper pack to create this little card-keeper box. Thanks to the inspiration of Vicki Wizniuk!!
I will be offering several workshops this month to teach you how to make this darling little gift! Contact me today if you are interested in attending!
Supplies Used:
X7121B My Reflections Caboodle Level 2 Paper Pack
A1102 A Posy Stamp Set
D1361 Thank You Stamp Set
Z2164 Sorbet Ink Pad
Z2117 Crystal Blue Ink Pad
Z2153 Sweet Leaf Ink Pad
Z1024 Envelope Flats
Z1126 Colonial White Designer Ribbon Rounds

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fabulously 40

Wow, where do the years go? It seems just like yesterday I met my hubby - a strapping young gent of only 18years old. He said some funny jokes, made me giggle and swept me off my feet! Here it is 22 years later and we are still like two teens in love. (Ask my kids...they'll tell you how much they groan when we snuggle!) Well, today my sweetheart turns 40 and I was so delighted to make him this card (with mushy sentiments inside!) and now I am happy to share it with you!