Thursday, February 14, 2013

PPA152 and FMS73 for Valentine’s Day!


Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope everyone gets lots of “sweetness” today!  For my project today, I chose some sweet colors from the Pals Paper Arts challenge:


I wanted to make a special treat bag for my daughter to take to work; I saved this little pancake mix bag that we had gotten in a gift basket for Christmas:


(They were yummy, too!)  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

to transform my bag!


I wheeled the background and used some images from Artistic Etchings as well as the Spring mini set Collage Curios; the doily was a little too big to fit my panel, so I pleated it a bit and added my heart, butterfly and key embellishments:


And of course, it is filled with some yummy goodies! 

For a friend of mine who LOVES chocolate, I made a heart candy kiss holder after seeing this on Martha Stewart’s website:



It’s a bit difficult to see, but it has two little petal-shaped pockets; I made this one out of some heavier-weight DP from my “other” friend Martha!!  I started out with a 6x6” square, followed the directions for folding and cutting it out, and then embellished it with some little doodads and a pretty gingham ribbon.  There is a video that you can see here that explains the process a little more clearly than on the MS website. 

Finally, this little treat came from my sweet friend Frenchie….she sent this all the way from Florida for Cassidy:


It’s adorable!  Thanks so much, Frenchie!  Thanks, all, for visiting today!

Trying to get that last little flake out of the breakfast bowl!






Judith said...

Great pictures of Cassidy. The last one is a jewel. Tells the whole story "I got it".

Happy Valentine's

Anonymous said...

Oh I love all of your fun Valentine sweet treats LeAnne! :) Your little one is sweet too!! TFS! HUGS

Linda Callahan said...

I would love a sweet treat bag like that! Want to be my mom? :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Valentines! Wonderful treats.

Darlene Gabriel said...

That's right.....just use your fingers if all else fails;) Cute pictures.
I bet your Dana loved the treat bag you made for her. It is so pretty. I love the hearts and key. That heart candy kiss holder you made is gorgeous. I need to watch that video and make one of those.
I finally had a few minutes to sit down and catch up some commenting on your beautiful creations my friend - sorry I've been MIA for so long. I'm off to check out some of the other days I missed. Happy Valentines Day! Have a fabulous day.

Frenchie said...

your soo welcome Ms LeeAnne,
hope you all have a wonderful valentine day !!!
hugs to all
frenchie love your card ,

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gee you're clever - I never keep any packaging, everything I usually have gets heaved in the bin! I'm in love with those colours and the embellishments you've used LeAnne!

KayM said...

OH all of your valentine projects are so adorable!! I love the little heart container with the kisses in!! That is too cute!! That little girl with her cereal is pretty darn cute too :)

Jen said...

Sweet treats! Love all the fun details!

Nina Dee said...

You are too clever! What awesome projects! :) I love all the layers - especially on the pancake mix! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Patti MacLeith said...

Your decorated treat bag is SOOOOOOO cute! Love it! Thanks for joining the Pals, Leanne!

Jen Brum said...

What a fabulous mom you are! Love that treat bag!!! I don't even think to keep packaging most days!!! I don't know how you find the time to do all of this! Beautiful design! So creative! Do you think I'll get one of these when I visit Pennsylvania this summer???!!!

Rita said...

I wouldn't have even thought to save that bag and you totally turned it into something awesome! Amazing. I just love the pictures of Cassidy. She's growing up so fast! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Sandie Conner said...

Such a great idea to upcycle that bag, it makes a perfect treat sack. You decorated it lovely of course! Thanks for having fun with the Pals this week!

Katherine said...

Love your bag! I don't know why I never thought of pairing that key with my Valentines?