Valentines 2013

When making last year’s Valentines I kept the theme “Love Letters” and had a nice surprise at the end. This year I had five Valentines to make instead of four, so it was time to come up with something new. I didn’t need to look far. As my friends and I gathered to make this year’s snippets of love, one of the gals showed up with cupcakes made by our friend, Alice. Alice’s cakes are famous and much sought-after here on the Peninsula. Not only are they works of art, they taste like Heaven in your mouth. True story.  🙂

With that inspiration, I baked up my own creations for the loves of my life in their favorite flavors: Cookies N’ Cream, Red Velvet, Lemon, Chocolate and Funfetti.

Designing and making my own Valentines is a tradition I started when the kids were little and just can’t seem to give up. As our family grows, I might need to start thinking about Valentines Day in July!

Valentines 2011

Every year I make home-made valentines for my family. Usually their valentines have something to do with their lives that year.

This year I did something new – a joint theme that linked all four valentines. I was wracking my brain for ideas, when a simple thought struck: Love letters. Literally. So I made these….
I make the envelopes to match, too!
I used a paper pack  I had which made it really easy to keep continuity. Add chalks, white acrylic, and pop dots. I use a small paint brush to apply the chalk… I feel like I have better control that way, and it blends real well with the fine bristles.