Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine Art and Candy

I've been kind of enjoying looking at other people's altered art.  In fact I have a board on Pinterest where I'm collecting ideas and You Tube is full of tutorials and inspiration.  Some of it is pretty complicated (ink splatters, chalk dobbers!) and some of it isn't. 
So I thought I'd try to make some uncomplicated Valentine altered art.
It was fun!

I Mod podged book pages and scrapbook paper into a cute
little cottage on a thin canvas.

I made up a few small cellophane bags of mixed Valentine
candy topped with vintage paper doilies for some of my neighbors.
Candycorn is not only for Halloween anymore.
I found the pink candycorn at Walmart in a big tub.

Shall we talk about the Dove strawberry swirl chocolate hearts?
Valentine's Day comes at a time of the year when we all could use some bright colors and happy shapes in our gray and gloomy weather. 
Unless you live in Florida or Southern California!


The Gathering Place said...

Your neighbors will be happy to get your cute Valentine treats! You could make a mini version of the house for little Valentine cards to go with your treats! Fun ideas.

Karen Mortensen said...

Darling ideas.

Kerin said...

So cute! Where did you find your piece of thin canvas?
Love the neighbor Valentines. Simple and cute, and yummy too!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my post.
It is a somber subject for certain, and my heart just hurts for that officer's family, and his brothers/sisters in blue.

Hope you have a great weekend, and stay warm :)


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those candy bags are adorable and I'm sure your neighbors will appreciate the sweet gesture! I didn't know they made candy corn in pink - I was just at Target and didn't see any there.

Kathleen Grace said...

So cute! I love altered art but I don't know if I have the knack and lets face it, sadly there are only so many crafts one can fit into one's day :>{

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love your doily bags and Dove Chocolate......OH yes...YUM Thank you for your sweet congrats on my flea..It would be so fun to see you!