Sunday, February 6, 2011


Let me start out by admitting that although I bought myself a $600 camera for Christmas, I do not have the patience to sit down and read the manual.  Sooo, these pictures are far from rofessional.  Never mind the fact that I haven't quite figured out how to take the picture while actually demonstrating.  But here goes.....

I teach a 2 year old Puggle class for my church's Awana program.  It is trying at times, but I love those little kiddos:)  Here are the valentines that I made up for our party on Wednesday night.  Puggles learn about God's creations. So on the night of our valentines party I always save the lesson that "God made our friends."

First, I made these valentine pops. I got the idea from The Idea Room .  You can find the full tutorial there.
I will say this.  I used full sized candy canes and cut them down to the right size using kitchen shears.  For the most part, it worked out well, but some did break.  As you can see in the picture, you can always squeeze them break back together after putting them in the oven.  It would be MUCH easier & quicker to use mini candy canes, but I found mine for 33 cents a box at the Dollar General after Christmas.

I then used my trusty Silouhette to cut out this valentine's bag topper set.  This is the first big project I've done with mine.  I had a cricut before and it kept breaking and got absolutely no help from the company in troubleshooting, so I thought I would try this.  I LOVE it.  You don't have to buy cartridges.  You can make or draw anything you want as well as buying from the online store.  You must have a computer hooked up to it to work though. 
Glue all this together to your liking.  Place the suckers in baggies. And attach the bag topper!  And her is the finished product.  Cute, huh?!
Happy Crafting!

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