Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day.....

"There is musick, even in the beauty and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument."

Sir Thos. Browne~Religio Medici Pt. II. Sec. IX.

Happy Valentine's Day!!! I participated in the Secret Admirer Valentine's Swap hosted by Jenn of Sweet Eye Candy Creations and Cheryl of Rosey Posey Confections and today is the big reveal. Each participant sent another participant a gift that consisted of something chocolate, something with a heart theme, and something with a cupid theme. One item was to be handmade. We were to post what we recieved on Valentine's Day and hop over to Jenn or Cheryl's to follow the links and find out who our secret admirer is! Below is what I received and I also posted what I sent. You will also find an edible rose boquet recipe sure to please any sweetheart on your list. They are super easy and my guys want these every year!

I have a secret admirer and I don't know who it could be,
They sent me a pretty package and I squeeled with glee!

Inside I found a pretty pink paper pocket heart,
A place to tuck a Valentine from my own sweetheart!
Then out fluttered a pretty pink butterfly with golden tipped wings,
It was filled to the brim with yummy chocolate things!
What's this more chocolate that I see?
Not for long if I don't hide from my sweet hubby!
Out danced a fancy maiden all dressed for the Sweethearts Ball,
She is so adorable, she is such a doll!From her rosebud hat to her silks, satins, and lace,
She is quite the cutie, just look at her sweet face!
I've got a secret admirer and I don't know who it could be,
But I thank her and I adore everything she sent to me!
And my admirer is.....KARI of Artsymama!

Here is what I sent to my secret admirer...LORI OLES of Vintage Flair! A box covered in sheet music sewn to cardstock with a speical delivery label:
Inside the box I placed these packages:
Inside the box I tucked a hand decorated envelope and tag:
Tucked inside the envelope was a vintage Valentine:
I included some chocolate, funny, I bought the same type of chocolate bars as I got! I thought the wrappers were so pretty!
For my handmade piece I included the cupid and heart theme in my very first assemblage project! I had a backup plan in case this didn't work out but I really loved it when it was done.

~Strawberry Roses~

Wiltons Milk Chocolate Candy Melts
Wiltons White Chocolate Candy Melts


Wiltons Pink Chocolate Candy Melts
Wiltons Red Chocolate Candy Melts

Optional toppings:
Pink or Red Sugar Crystals
Fine Chopped Pecans
Mini Chocolate Chips (ice cream topping type)

Wax Paper
Silk Rose Bush or Single Stems

Optional Embellishments:
Baby's Breath

*Wipe strawberries off and allow to air dry.
*Melt the chocolate of your choice in seperate containers according to package directions.
*Dip strawberries in chocolate, if desired, roll in optional topping and place on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
*Place filled tray in the refrigerator to chill berries and to set chocolate.
*Pluck silk flowers from the stem.
*When you are ready to gift the berries tie on ribbons and baby's breath then cap side down, slide the berry onto the end of the silk rose stem. You can wrap single stems in green tissue paper and present to your sweetheart or arrange an entire boquet in a vase. You can also present and entire boquet wrapped in green tissue paper in a box or on a tray.

NOTE: Do not palce the berries on the stem until you are ready to gift them because after a bit they tend to get runny.

I hope each of you have a very special day!

Miss Sandy


Sugar Bear said...

Lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!

Natalea said...

My goodness! Look at all that wonderful stuff!! Love it all! Happy V-Day !
xo natalea

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh how exquisite...both what you received and what you sent!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day, Miss Sandy!

Kim Caldwell said...

So sweet Sandy!

Jeanie said...

thanks for your sweet comment! yours are beautiful too!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Sandi! Thank you for visiting our Blog and for your lovely comments! So glad you did come over, now we have found yours and we are sure to be back! You received some lovely treasures, both sent asn received:) Happy Valentines Day! Jenn and Jacqui

The Feathered Nest said...

Sandy!!!! Your assemblage is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Wasn't it fun to create?? I love, love making them...yours really did turn out lovely. I'm sure it will be the first of many! Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love! xxoo, Dawn

Judy said...

Beautiful post! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Cathy said...

Your swap items are great!! Lots of fun to look at. Have a sweet Valentine's Day! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Scrappy Jessi said...

happy hearts day!!
wow so many beautiful things!
love them all

Lori said...

Miss Sandy, your assemblage is a masterpiece, you did a wonderful job!!! love the gifties from your gal...and your rhymes were so fun to read:) Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my goodness...and a POEM, even! You are a perfect Valentine, aren't you??? :) What lovelies you gave and received! Hope you have a wonderful day today....hugs, cheryl

ArtsyMama said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

**wink wink***

Check my blog!!!


Pinkie Denise said...

Wow, Miss Sandy Happy Valentine's Day,you have some wonderful goodies,
and I'll have to try your treats sound so yummy! Pinkie Denise

Kari & Kijsa said...

You are indeed blessed....Happy Valentine's...

Have a blessed and wonderful day,

smiles, kari & kijsa

Jean Knee said...

so many cute things recieved and sent!

Monica said...

look at all that yumminess! I love the wall pocket from your admierer and your first assemblage piece rocked!
Happy Valentines :)

m i c h e l l e said...

Oh my! Such an exquisite collections of Valentine's treats!

Vintage Flair said...

Hi there...thanks so much for a wonderful gift! What a surprise to find out my partner lives in Arkansas. It is nice to find others in AR...So I am not the only one like I thought? Anyway, thanks again and your gifts were a nice little end to my busy day.
Please keep in touch.

Anonymous said...

My dear Sandy, new to your site and I must tell you the music has soothed my soul; the graphics are awesome and all I can think to say is from an old saying my beloved Mom used, A Giving Heart Gathers..thank you ever so much for sharing your heart gifts. Best wishes, Dottie

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