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I Heart Valentine’s Day and Some News

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It’s no surprise to most of you that I love hearts..

{ like these Blushing Marshmallow Hearts }

Soon it will be Valentine’s Day..
I’ll never forget the packages of Valentine’s my students brought to Kindergarten,
each one signed in pencil and stashed into their friend’s heart-shaped pouch.

I wanted to look back at a few of my favorite
projects and recipes..

this Ombre Valentine Heart craft would make a pretty gift for someone special.

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These Rice Krispie Hearts dipped in blushing white chocolate were so easy to make!

RK Heart 2Do you remember these Mini Sunkissed Lemon Linzer Cookies?

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I gifted little cello packages of these Sweetheart Rose Petal Soaps and..

Sweetheart Soaps Zvintage looking jars of Rose Petal Scrub last year.

Rose Petal Sugar Body Scrub 7These SweetAmbs Brushed Embroidery Cookies are a touch fussy to make,
but wouldn’t they be a pretty teacher’s gift?

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I loved these little strawberry hearts in this Spring Oranges Pound Cake.
I think you could add them to the top of any cake.
I remember that I made a little video to go with this recipe as well!

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This Red Velvet Chambord Surprise ♡ Cake with Ruffled Frosting
was for a special friend.

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One of my blogging friends suggested these Snowberries would be lovely at Valentine’s Day, not just Christmas
and I agree!

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I just might make these again and serve them with this pretty cocktail…

a Hypnos’ Blood Orange Martini!

Blood Orange MartiniAnd last, but definitely not least, I just might have to kick up the heat and make a batch of these

El Diablo Red Velvet Saigon Cinnamon Brownies

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Don’t forget those roses..

Valentine's Roses

I Heart Valentine’s Day!

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Finally, a wee bit of news.. Just a Smidgen is going to be published in the

Stampington’s Artful Blogging Magazine’s Spring 2014 Issue!

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This magazine was such a beautiful source of inspiration when I first started blogging, so it’s an honor to be included in this issue. My article is called “One Artist’s Journey” and it comes out February 1st. If you are interested, you can purchase this magazine oneline or at any book store that carries Stampington magazines. In Canada you can find them in the magazine section of Chapters.Indigo Book Stores and I’ve seen them at Michaels as well.

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