Friday, January 18, 2013

Valentine Treats

Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure Valentine Treats Blog Hop!

Scraps to Treasure is a group of crafty people who take their left over scraps and come up with beautiful and fun projects that center around a monthly theme. This month's theme was Valentine Treats and our crafters were put to task in creating something that used only scraps but was also Valentine Treat related.

If you arrived from Jessi at My Life in Arts 'n' Crafts, then you're in the right place!.  Jessi is also our hostess for this hop so please make sure you start at her blog.

Now lets see what Valentine Treats awaits us ...

I made this cute pinwheel Valentine toppers.  I am going to be making Valentine's treats for my students and thought these would be fun to put inside the bag of treats I'm going to give them.

I had scraps from this old retired paper called "More to Adore" from Close to My Heart that I would be perfect -- not too girlie so I could use them for the boys as well as the girls.  The cardstock color in the pack is called Blush.  I then ran the Blush cardstock through my Sizzix Texture Boutique and an embossing folder that had dots in the background - I thought it would give a little extra "pop".  I also random stamped the Blush cardstock on some of them instead of embossing using Blush ink.  I used a stamp set called "Love" for the random stamping but I just used the "swirly" part of it.  I love finding new ways to use things.  This is what the stamp looks like:

"Love" stamp (A1131)
To cut the pinwheels I used the Artiste Cricut cartridge.  The image is on page 50, B10, Accent 1, < p > and Shift, Accent 1, < P > cut at 3".  I then adhered the pinwheels to lollipop sticks using Liquid Glass which is a GREAT adhesive!
Today Jessi from My Life in Arts n Crafts is giving away some goodies!  To be entered in to win this fabulous prize, you must:
1. Follow all the blogs in this hop
2. Comment on all the blogs in the hop
3. Head on over to My Life in Arts 'n Crafts FB fan page and give it a like. If you come back to Jessi’s blog and leave a comment saying you did so get entered in for a second chance. And don’t forget to check Out Jessi’s Etsy store where new items are added monthly.

Here is what you can win:

Giveaway:  A red blingage flower, 5 yards of soft pink seam binding ribbon,15 yards of blossom twine, 15 yards of charcoal twine, 15 yards of Natural Jute twine, 15 yards of Pink Jute twine, bag of pink “dew drops”, 10 celo bags in 1” by 10” (these are great for M&M’s or two pencils for little valentine treats) 10 mini binder clips,

Thank you for taking the time to hop along with us today.   Your next stop is Ellen of CardMonkey's Paper Jungle.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  Jessi~ My Life in Arts 'n Crafts  YOU CAME FROM HERE
 Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
 Ellen ~ CardMonkey's Paper Jungle YOUR NEXT STOP
 Lissa Marie ~ So Many Crafts
 Tahi ~ Tahi's Scrap Corner
 Camille ~ Short on Ideas
 Jearise ~ Lorby's World
 Pam ~ MzLavr2's Creations
 Robin S. ~ Scrap and Chat
 Sandy ~ creationsbysandyb
 Robin C. ~ Cut One Designs by Robin

Thanks for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. your creations always leave me in Aww.. What a great idea and I love the paper!!!!

  2. Neat idea :) Great choice of paper scraps, very gender neutral.

  3. Super cute pinwheels. I love using my stamp in different ways to get the most out of them.


  4. Perfect idea! Just goes to show where my mind always is - I was looking for food! LOL! Love the pinwheel idea.

  5. Love these pinwheels - they are fabulous. Great stamping and embossing. TFS

  6. adorable pinwheels, I've always wanted to make these, I'll have to plan an event just so I have a reason too LOL

  7. cute project!!!


  8. The pinwheels are so cute and I've never thought of using the lollipop sticks. Love that idea. I've always used straws. I may have to make three of these for my kids for Valentines day. A lot better than the candy. Thanks for sharing a great idea.

  9. So cute and a lot of fun!
    <3 Pam

  10. What a cute pinwheel! Have you seen those pinwheel sticks that are actually candy tubes? This would be fun on top of those, for those of us (like me, oink-oink) who look for candy for the sweets on Valentines Day. I love hopping with you, Lucy.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  11. Sweet. Pinwheels are always in need. The say "happy."

  12. Lucy, you are one busy woman. You have my head spinning (without using the pinwheels, which are charming, by the way) trying to keep up with the blogs you are participating in, never mind all the other crafts you make! Don't stop, though. You inspire me! Thanks for sharing

  13. Nice pinwheels for the project. TFS.


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