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!






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

    Happy Valentine's

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

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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 :)

  8. Sweet treats! Love all the fun details!

  9. 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! :)

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

  11. 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???!!!

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

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


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