Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Card and Treats!

What makes Valentine's Day special? CARDS and TREATS, of course and let's not forget LOVE! I'm sharing a few cards and treats that I made recently. Hope they get you into the mood to create something sweet! I embossed the card in white over red card stock and used Martha Stewart's Candy border punch (1st time using this candy punch--got it for 75% off at Michael's last year) and stitched the red paper clip onto the center, then I added the ric rac and staples. Voila!
hugs & kisses
Next one is a Hello card to a friend who loves music. I like the partial stamping on the card with the music notes for the background.
HI
And now I am sharing the treats that I made. The recipe is from the latest February 2011 issue of Bon Appetit (see Cocoa Layer Cake )
Here's the yummy result
I also made this Cocoa Brownies with Browned-Butter and Walnuts from the same issue
My brownies almost look like the ones in the magazine cover! Here's a photo of dessert (Chocolate-dipped strawberries) I had at my friend's house last week. VERY decadent?
And that was not all...here are some more! Caramel Bars, Chocolate Truffles and Macaroons (straight from Paris!)
Happy Valentine's Day!

32 comments:

AnitaRex said...

Oh boy Virginia you have really made me hungry! Love all the cookies and bars and deserts you have made! :> And lovely cards that candy punch is sooo sweet! And I perfect musical card, I like how oyu stamped the musical notes!

Arlene said...

You've outdone yourself. I'm ready for bed and now I have a sweet tooth. YUMMY on your treats. Great cards as always!

Dawn said...

gorgeous cards and yummy treats....

Vera Rhuhay said...

Love your card,Virginia! Both are Gorgeous!
I love how you stamp the musical note at the top & bottom, so creative!!

and finally...you made me hungry hehehe

Marie-Anne said...

Your cards are lovely, but the treats wanted met to run of to my kitchen and make them as well, they look so delisous.

Marie-Anne

joy said...

Beautiful cards and that chocolate cake looks so delish! (that IS a word if you follow Rachael Ray!!)

Sarah said...

Such pretty cards, Virginia! And your food pics have got me hungry once again. :)

Kelly Booth said...

OH...Now I want Chocolate for Breakfast!!! Love your cards too V....Hugs!

Barb said...

Okay, let's see. . . .I'll take a couple pieces of the cocoa layer cake, a bunch of strawberries and a few caramel bars, please!! Wow! Fabulous post, V! Yum, yum, yum! And of course I ADORE both cards! Hugs!

Brenda said...

Well, now you have really made me hungry for something sweet! Those look so yummy! And so do your cute cards by the way!

Sanne said...

Cute cards and yummy pictures!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super sweet Valentine cards and what yummy treats, Virginia! I always leave your blog feeling very hungry....:D

LuluMarie said...

I am forever trying to hide staples and glue dots on creations, but staples used in the design of the card... genious! I love it and will have to use this! so cool

BabyBokChoy said...

wow, everything looks so scrumptious!!! sigh... it's always so amazing to visit your blog and no matter what it is you blog about, sigh... so fantastic!

susanne said...

Oh wow Virginia, this all looks so good!! Happy Valentine's Day !!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, the pics of the cake, brownies and treats look divine! yum!! I love your cards! Love how festive the V-day card is and the music card is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!

Lin said...

YUMMY! And your cards are just lovely, Virginia!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

MMMMMM! YUM YUM YUM! I love when you share fabulous creations and food:) I love that music card--and that love card....sooooooo gorgeous with red/white! You knock my socks off (and it's cold out!!)!! LOL! LOOOOVE visiting here:)

Simone said...

Your cards are so gorgeous Virginia! WOw!! Look at all those yummy treats! Your making me hungry! lol :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh my goodness, Virginia, great cards and great food! That's what good friends are for, right? LOL It's 11pm and now I need a sugary snack before bed! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration, craft and food-wise. ;D

CanadianScraps43 said...

I have been trying to eat healthier and have been craving chocolate all day. Now I want it even more with all of these yummy and delicious treats you have made. Wow, lucky you! Tomorrow looks to be a yummy day at your house! Lol! I so love your cards. I love the designs and how you added everyday elements like the paperclip to add that extra something. Love how you used the music stamp in smaller portions too. Very clever you are my dear. Congrats on all of your followers here. You do such great things. Happy Valentines Day to you!

Karen from MI said...

SWEET!!!!!!! Everything in your blog post is just, SWEET, Virginia! Love your cards!! They really are CREATIVE! I can't get over your designs, Virginia. I can see that you are TRULY enjoying your hobby!! I guess I should have said, "hobbies"!!! Your baking skills are TOP NOTCH, too. I agree, your brownies look JUST like the COVER "brownies"!!! Must be fun to be a member of your family...............I've been CRAVING chocolate these days, too. YUMMY!!! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, Virginia! Thanks for sharing your talents and sweetness with us, everyday!! I really appreciate it and YOU! Love, Karen xoxoxoxo

Elizabeth Allan said...

What a decadent post! Cards and treats alike. You are so talented - artist and baker.

Vicky said...

What a yummy post!!!!
I want to taste everything!!!!!!
Loved the cards, both of them ... and what a treat to find some delicious photos as I scrolled down the post!

Cheryl Nelson said...

I'm drooling over both the cards and the treats!! You have some mad skills going on girl!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Wow!! Virginia, your cards are beautiful and the treats look yummy. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Stamping Cafe said...

Oh boy... look at all those yummy treat, Virginia!! All I can say is WOW!! Gorgeous cards, you are super talented girl!!

alexandra s.m. said...

I'm so impressed! Bravo Virginia!!
Hope you had a sweet day ;-)

Suzanne C said...

YUMMY. Your cards are beautiful and so is the food! Tempting us with all the good desserts.

Clare said...

OOoo, what gorgeous cards! Perfectly 'sweet' valentine cards!
Omgoodness, those brownies looks heavenly! And the strawberries look sooooo good! TFS!

Alice Wertz said...

delicious cards and pretty sweets!! yes, it works either way!! =) love the white embossing on the first one. it has such impact against the red. and LOVE your stamping on the background on the second card. so very pretty! fabulous designs on both cards, girl! and i so wish i lived next door to you! that way if i smell you cooking or baking, i can come over and pretend that i have to borrow some sugar or salt or just some desserts.... =) LOOOOOVE your yummy post, Virginia! thanks for making me drool! =)

ivy said...

yummy.........drooling!

BTW, did ya save that big doily under the cookies?!! ;)