Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Finally finished the chair mailbags for our valentine day notes.  Our bags were full to the rim with goodies, notes and snacks.  We had a good time reading our notes from each other out loud. 

Also made chocolate chip cookies with heart sprinkles and chocolate fudge cookies for our friends.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fingerprint Valentines

Since Cassandra doesn't write, I helped her print her pointer finger on the little cards and made "love bugs" and "hearts" for her classmates.  I then attached a lollipop or sweetheart tarts.  Her sister Isabelle glued googly eyes on the love bugs.  So cute!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Valentine cards

My mom and I attended a Stampin up workshop on Friday and this is what I made: 
I'm filling the heart card with candy and giving it to my hubby for Valentine's Day.  The class was so much fun!  I am considering becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrater so I could have fun workshops all the time.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Valentine Cake Pops Tutorial

I made vanilla cake pops for my mom's church fundraiser.  These cake pops were easy to make using the silicon heart mold I had.

First, bake a cake.  Check out Bakerella's blog for detailed instructions on how to make cake pops.  I made these cake pops with a vanilla cake mix.  After you bake the cake, crumble it to pieces.  Add some frosting (about half a can of frosting) and mix together well.   Roll into balls and press into heart mold.  Refrigerate for about fifteen minutes. 

I found this heart silicon mold at Michaels craft store a while back.  I also use it to bake heart brownies.

Carefully, pop out the cake pops and then dip a lollipop stick in melted chocolate and insert into heart.  Refrigerate for another fifteen minutes.

Dip heart pops in melted yumminess! Sprinkle goodness and refrigerate for another fifteen minutes.

Make sure to have a stand or styrofoam base to insert pops for drying.

Here is the finished product.  Pretty cute I say.  I also made a sign for my mom to display.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Chair Backer

I love traditions.  One of the traditions we do for valentines day in our home is put out mini mailboxes for each family member.  Throughout the day we each put in goodies and messages to each other.  After dinner we read our love notes and eat our goodies.  The problem with this idea is that the mini mailboxes get full right away and not too much stuff fits.

So, this year I wanted to make some valentine chair backers that could fit a whole lot of stuff.   I found this great blog that has a great tutorial.  So far, I have completed two bags and have three more to go.  Here is my work in progress (WIP):

Papa chair

Cassandra's chair (her bag fits on her special needs chair)

I still have Alexis', Isabelle's and mama's bag to complete.