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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wicked fun to make....
  I was in a feverish Valentine mode for the last few days, making cards, boxes, and cookies. Seems like this day comes wicked fast in February. But I got everything done and out to the mailbox in time, I hope. I made a couple of the "Magic Boxes". They are so fun to make and easy once you've done one.My sister, Chris made them and so I got hooked. See her Magic Box here. Cally Lily Studio Blog You can get directions for these from a  blog called  "Life as Lou". Here is the link:  Magic Boxes

Here is a picture of what the inside looks like. The cover goes on top and the other boxes fall into place. It's great for any occasion. I put nuts, fish crackers, and a few chocolates in each section. I will be making these again, I am sure.
For Russ and Cindy
  I also made a Valentine cards for my friend, Cindy and my husband, Russ. I found a card on Splitcoast Stampers   Vintage Card   that I really loved. The heart is from Stampin Up's  "Always" stamp set. I love the design in the heart. I sewed on cards which is the first time I've ever done that. I swore I'd never do it, but then I bought a rotary puncher from We R Memory Keepers. They have a line of  punches that makes holes for zigzag stitching  and other types of sewing stitches that makes it easier to sew. I really liked the effect on my inspiration card.
  Then I just had to make these molasses cookies that my friend, Elaine made last week. They were awesome. It was her grandmother's recipe and she was willing to share it with me. I made them yesterday and they came out perfect. The taste is to die for... They are easy to make, too.  I would share the recipe,but I have to ask Elaine if she minds that her grandmother's recipe is on my blog.
 Well, Valentine's Day is here and I can heave a sigh of relief that I accomplished my goals. I hope everyone has a wonderful day celebrating with the people they love.


  1. LOVE LOVE Love your Valentine's cards- wished I would have seen this beautiful creation earlier- I would have def cased those! I will alos take a dozen cookies to go...lol Kim

  2. Connie,

    Both you and your sister amaze me with your projects. Your boxes are gorgeous! I can just imagine the time it takes to create just one of these. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

  3. The boxes came out fabulous! I love the card too! I want to try sewing on cards, too! Nice job! I loved Elaine's grandmother's cookies. I know first hand that they are fab!!! Happy Valentine's Day !!