I love Valentine's Day treats! But most of the commercial packaging, while descriptive, doesn't rock my world. So take a few minutes and dress up your treats for your favorite Valentine with cute patterned paper and embellishments. These can be super simple or a little more involved. But they are so much fun to make! These papers are from last year's We R Memory Keepers "Heart Attack" line. I just read from Stacy Julian's Facebook page that Pantone has announced that Turquoise is the "in" color this year. I guess that WRMK was ahead of their time since they definitely use strategically place turq in this line! Love that turq! The instructions are really easy: measure the dimension around the box, add about 1/2" and then cut a strip the height of the box. Wrap around the box, secure with a sturdy tape (red line) and then embellish. You can do this with any paper line! Too cute!
It has arrived…the first Sunday in 2010. Twenty ten. A time for resolutions, New Year's resolutions. Isn't it amazing how simply entering into a new year can inspire us to make changes in our life? Not that it's the ONLY time we make changes, but just the fact that it's a new year gives us a fresh chance to resolve to change and hopefully for the better. Sometimes resolutions involve the shedding of bad habits, like "I resolve not to drink diet soda with caffeine, stay up too late or eat chocolate". I have actually known a few people to make those stick! I have personally resolved to never order the "I Declair" eclair at Claim Jumpers with any less than 10 people to share it with! I believe that there was at least a half gallon of ice cream on the bottom and at least a half gallon of whipped cream covering the bigger-than-a-football-sized eclair that was filled with Bavarian cream custard and topped with hot fudge. Holy Heart Attack, Batman! Three measly mortals should never attempt this feat on their own! Megan, mesmerized by the enormity of the task ahead! But perhaps a better way is to focus on the positive change, like "I will have my personal devotional time, to study scriptures, to exercise more and eat healthy". I, like a friend, would like to be more organized. My workroom is still a disaster! But I also
Anyone that has a Target in their neighborhood (or on their shopping route) knows all about those dollar bins in the front of the store. I know that it tends to be that "shiny" thing that distracts us from what we are actually shopping for – mostly really fun junk that we don't need, but heck…for a dollar…we can afford that! But we don't NEED it. Anyway, I usually just avoid shopping PERIOD because I really don't need anything. But yesterday, Megan came home with some fun Valentine stuff from the dollar bins. So while there's still the possibility of you being able to find some of the products, I'm making REALLY inexpensive Valentines, care of Target and their dollar bins, with a little help from stamps from Michaels dollar stamps! There are patterned card blanks, 8-count with coordinating envelopes, but no text. There are also dimensional stickers, die-cut patterned papers, rub-ons (not my favorite), clear and cardstock stickers, even doilies. Here's just a few ideas! Have fun with your super dollar deal finds!