Friday, February 25, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Subway Art

Here's a St. Partrick's Day Subway Art for you in a couple of different colors.  Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Think You're a Hoot! - Owl Oreo Valentines

Somewhere (and for the life of me I cannot remember where so I apologize in advance to whomever I got this idea from!) I saw how to make adorable owls using Oreo cookies.  This gave me an idea for a Valentine for my son to give to his cousins.

I started with Oreos (or in my case faux Oreos!) for the body of the owl. I then melted white candy melts in the micorwave and filled a baggie with the melted candy and snipped off a tiny bit of the corner of the bag so I could pipe on the whites of the eyes.  Then I added yellow & red food coloring to the remaining white to create the orange for the beak and feet.  Finally I used mini chocolate chips to finish the eyes.  And what do you know, the cutest owls I've ever seen!

I put them in snack bags and stapled the bag topper that I created to the top as the finishing touch!  I just love them and I hope my neice and nephew do too! 

10 things I love about you......

While lounging in the sun on vacation, I was flipping through the pages of the February Martha Stewart Living magazine when I stumbled on this idea for a Valentine for my hubby. I tried to find the card on her website to link to here, but wasn't is in the magazine if you want to pick it up to see her version!

The magazine showed red envelopes with white notecards, but I had white envelopes with red cardstock so I just went with what I had on hand!  I used my Silhouette to create 10 note cards with a scalloped edge and tiny heart cutouts.  On each card I wrote one thing that I loved about my husband (you can always make me laugh, you always wash the dishes, etc...).  They can be sweet, silly or anything you like.  For five of the cards, I included gift certificates/cards that corresponded to the message on the card. 

Mine were as follows:
  1. You can always make me laugh:  Gift card to the movies to be used to see a funny film together
  2. You can always make my heart melt:  Gift card to Dairy Queen (ice cream melts!!)
  3. You always tell me I look beautiful, even when I don't!: Gift certificate to his barber (to keep him lookin' good!)
  4. You would give anyone the shirt off your back if they needed it: Gift certificate to his cleaners (to clean said shirts)
  5. You are an amazing father: Gift card to a local grocery chain to be used for "pop" for this car cooler (he travels a lot for work and keeps a cooler of drinks in his car to keep from spending so much on drinks at gas stations.)
Once I had all of my envelopes stuffed, I used a gluestick to glue the flap of one envelope to the front of another creating a long chain of envelopes.

Then I folded it up, accordian style, and sealed the top flap with a label that I, again, created using my Silhouette (see pic at the beginning of this post).  Lastly, I tied it all up with a red satin ribbon and now I have a pretty (but still manly) Valentine to give my sweetheart tomorrow!


Neat, Sweet Treat Box

Shew! Between going on vacation, working on several projects at my paying job and getting sick, I haven't had much time for anything else.  I did want to post a few Valentine's projects that I managed to complete the last couple of days.

The first is one that I saw over at eighteen25 and the minute I saw it, I knew that someday I would make one of my own!  It's simply a small craft organizer (I found mine at Walmart for $2 in the bead section) that I filled with candy and used some scrapbook paper, ribbon, & heart foam stickers to embellish. I delivered them to a few of our neighbors whom we're really close with.  Cute, fun & super easy!!