Dresses with Sashes project & Valentine’s Day Treat Ideas!


I recently created a new Design Team project for crescendoh.com, and am happy to share it with you, dear readers.  This time I used the Dresses with Sashes Stamps, and created place cards that could double as gift tags or triple as the image on the front of a handmade greeting card.  I have to confess: I’m not much of a stamper.  I generally stick to using alphabet stamp sets in my work, but the Dresses with Sashes set made it super easy to create a lovely project.




By embellishing each dress differently I was able to use bits and pieces of trim from my existing art supply stash, and didn’t have to buy a thing.  This is the perfect project for making use of the five inches of lace you couldn’t bear to throw away, the tiny fabric flower that needs a home, or the half dozen rhinestones that are lingering.  To see the project posted at crescendoh.com and to read the complete directions, please click here.


Valentine’s Day Approaches – A Sweet Treat Compilation


Not sure what to give your beloved?  Need some delicious treats for a Valentine’s Day party or potluck?  Here are recipes I’ve posted on this blog thus far – consider making one (or some) of these recipes to add some sweetness to the lives of those you hold dear.  Just click on the name of the treat to link to the original post and recipe…


Sugar-Dusted Lemon & Almond Cookies



Almond Brittle



Pumpkin Bars



Cake Balls



Magic Cookie Bars



Ida’s Coffee Cake



Triple Chocolate Cake


I hope you find this recipe compilation helpful and delicious!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted March 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm by Kim | Permalink

    I love that idea!! Thanks for sharing the ideas for Valentine’s day too. I made the yummy coffee cake!! And in the next few days I am going to try the cake balls!! Yum!!

  2. Posted March 1, 2011 at 8:38 pm by Melody | Permalink

    I’m glad you like the the post. You’re very welcome! I’m glad you baked and enjoyed the coffee cake, and hope you’ll report in once you’ve made the cake balls.