Homemade Valentines

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show the people in your life that you care, and homemade valentines are a nice way to do that.  They let you express exactly how you feel and add personal touches for those special people.  The cards can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like to make them, too.  You could stamp a nice saying on a blank card or go all out with ribbons and embellishments.  Just make sure to put your heart into it, and they'll get the message that they're loved.

If you like the cards below, check out the We R Memory Keepers Love Struck collection to create your own projects with these papers and embellishments.


S'mores Bars

What's more fun on a cold night at home then warm, gooey s'mores bars to remind you of a summer campfire?  This is the perfect treat for a kids sleepover.  It's a no fuss recipe that kids can help make and drool over as they bake in the oven.  They can even be packaged up for the neighbors, kids at school, or the soccer team.  Of course, even the adults will love this nostalgic dessert.

S'mores Bars


  • 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package miniature marshmallows


* Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

* Stir together 2 cups of the crumbs with the flour, butter, and sugar in a large bowl until well combined. 

* Press half into a greased 13 x 9 pan.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and pour the chocolate chips over the top.  Let sit until the chocolate begins to melt and then spread the chocolate over the crust.

 * Set the oven to broil.

* Sprinkle with marshmallows and the remaining 1/4 cup of crumb mixture. Press the marshmallows into the chocolate lightly.

* Broil in the oven on the top rack for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the tops of the marshmallows are toasted to your liking.

* Cool and cut into bars to enjoy.