Tuesday, February 15, 2011


"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
(Franklin P. Jones)

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! Did you know that exchanging Valentine greetings dates back to the 1400s? V-Day is still for lovers, but it can also be a time to celebrate all the loves of our lives, including friends, family, and children. I miss those cute classroom cards, flowergrams, and candygrams.

This year, I made some sweet and simple little Valentines using plain cards, stickers, and stamps, and I would have made many more if I hadn't run out of supplies. Married or single, it feels nice to send or receive a heartfelt card of any kind... especially if your or your gal pal's 14th of February is "rotic," i.e. romantic without the man.

And what's Valentine's Day without chocolate? I had clear favor cones left over from a bridal shower, so I filled them with both milk and dark chocolate M&M's in a pretty color palette. I planned to bring them to church, but since I was feeling under the weather and stayed home on Sunday, I gave them to my coworkers instead.

Will You Be My Valentine?

Layered and glittered dahlias
Textured and beaded dogwoods
Individualized stamped expressions

Sweets For The Sweet

Pink, red, purple, and white M&M's

{Candy supplies: Beau-coup clear favor cones; M&M's milk chocolate and dark chocolate candies; Light pink curling ribbon / Card supplies: Recollections 3 1/2" x 4 7/8" off-white cards and envelopes; Martha Stewart Crafts dahlia and dogwood branch stickers; EK Success 12-in-1 rubber "Thinking of You" multi-stamp; ColorBox cocoa pigment stamp pad}


  1. those cards are beautiful! i especially like the ones that look like cherry blossoms.

  2. Thanks~ I just placed the beautiful stickers onto the cards so I can't really take credit for that! ;)

  3. Love the vday cards~!!! I wish I could buy martha stewart craft stuff here....i've seen some of her stuff buts is SUPER expensive~ :(

  4. Really?? They need to open Michaels stores in Korea!

  5. Commenting because 5 comments looks cooler than 4!


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