Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Valentine Minis

I am popping in for a little hello and to share with you a few "minis" that have captured my heart -and tummy. So many new things coming your way from Crafty Secrets that I can't wait to share - but you will have to wait a little bit longer!

While I was organizing, I went through a few of my beautiful paper collections and came across one that I haven't touched yet. Even though it is not as new as some other papers,
Sugar Rush by Basic Grey was the perfect palate for this little mini chipboard album.

Both of these images (above and below) are a little peek from one Crafty Secrets upcoming surprises. I was able to alter the image to allow it to match my color pallete perfectly! You can find out more about these digi images from Sandy HERE.

Measuring only 6x6 and chock full of goodies, this lil' guy doesn't really "close", but stands up nice and tall and sturdy. I used quite a few yummies from Crafty Secrets like the
Angel Blessings acrylic stamps, Vintage Photos double sided Creative Scraps, and Birds and Blossoms double sided Creative Scraps. Now for some edible "minis" sure to melt in your mouth and tummy...

Peanutty Valentine Cookies (from Very Best Baking)


  • 36 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BEAT granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large mixer bowl until combined; beat in egg and vanilla extract. Beat in flour and baking soda.

DROP dough by rounded tablespoon into ungreased mini-muffin cups.

BAKE for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven; gently press 1 Nestlé Heart into each cup. Cool in pans on wire racks for at least 10 minutes. Remove cookies from muffin cups with a butter knife. Serve warm or cool completely on wire racks. Makes 36 cookies.

Hope these minis inspire and fill you up!



  1. This project is absolutely gorgeous. The papers are wonderful and the way you have paired them up is stunning! Wow - I'm in awe.

  2. I just love your mini album! the romantic touch is soooo beautiful!
    I'm now a follower of your blog..
    thanks for sharing.

  3. That mini is so gorgeous!!! And ymmmy looking cookies, too!!!

  4. This mini album is fabulous! I love it! You did an amazing job!

  5. What an amazing album, so many details, just gorgeous. Thanks for the yummy recipe, looks tasty.

  6. I admit it...I came for the cookies! LOL (and I am going to make them for my boys..they'll love them!) However, I was delighted by your mini incredibly feminine and charming! Also a fan of that Sugar Rush paper! :)

  7. Oh my, simply gorgeous! Every detail is just perfect!

  8. Your work is so beautifully detailed! I also wanted to let you know that I gave a "stylish shout-out for your blog on my blog today!!

  9. That mini is MORE than gorgeous!!! Just LOVELY! Those look like yummy treats too!
    -Gabi from Savannah, TX

  10. Wow!!! Totally LOVE your mini and that recipe looks delish. TFS

  11. Your mini is so beautiful. So romantic.
    Those treats look so yummy

  12. I love it! Your blog is great and your work amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe! The butterfinger hearts are my weakness when Valentines candy comes out!

  13. You mini is beautiful, simply stunning. You do such fantastic work - and I think I have a use for this recipe.

    Thanks so much for everything you share!

  14. Your mini albums are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. And thanks for the recipe. It looks like a good one!