Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Goodies for the Kiddos

I hope you all had a "love"ly weekend - wink, wink! :) I had a wonderful time on Saturday with my hubby - we went out for an extended date since my parents came to watch our little ones. We don't get out much, so it's always a special treat. LOL!

I wanted to give my kiddos a little something special for Valentine's Day, so I whipped up a couple of these coaster boxes on Saturday night (there's a tutorial on Splitcoast, just in case you want to make some of your own). I covered the coasters with Sending Love Specialty dsp. I added the Jumbo Eyelets and put the boxes together with taffeta ribbon. I made the little tag using my new Extra Large Fancy Flower punch and some pieces of the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt. Cute, huh? The kids LOVED their boxes, and their treats inside. I had to wrestle them away from their sticky little hands, just long enough to take pictures, since I didn't get a chance to on Saturday evening. I made this first box for my son and the second box is my daughter's.

I also made some special "fauxstess" Valentine's Day cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. I put frosting inside the cupcakes, chocolate ganache on top, and then piped the pink hearts onto the ganache.
Let's just say I am NOT an expert cake decorator! My first attempt was pretty ugly, and looked nothing like a heart, so I decided to just put a big pile of frosting on top. I like to call this masterpiece "cupid poop". I told my husband that I made especially for him - LOL!

Have great day - see you soon. 'Bye for now!

1 comment:

Happy Little Crafter said...

What lucky kids you have and what a WONDERFUL mom they have! My mother always made the holidays memorable with her crafts and decorations --- and I think that's one of the reasons I enjoy crafting so much as an adult.