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Thursday, February 14, 2013

PPA152 and FMS73 for Valentine’s Day!

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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:

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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:

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

to transform my bag!

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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

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15 comments:

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?