January 18, 2011

Valentine Projects You'll Go Nuts For -- Part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Linky Party #3

Welcome to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday!  If you're here to share a craft, recipe or project post, you'll find the linky and the specifics on how to strut your stuff below.

No need to be squirrelly...If you're here to read, browse, or are just curious, please stick around, scroll down, and see if there's a little somethin' that catches your fancy -- perhaps a new recipe, a craft idea, or new creative technique!


Last week,
A Little Birdie Told Me...

...Creative People were going NUTS for VALENTINES' Day

Last week's entries were choc full of nuts:

1.  PECANS:  Self professed "butter groupie" A Whisk and a Prayer shared her marvelous recipe for Butter Pecan Praline Bars.
2.  CHESTNUTS:  Camilla tempted my palette with a sophisticated Spiced Chestnut Biscotti at Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
3.  PEANUTS:  Not one, not two, but five layers of decadent peanut-buttery goodness in the Peanut Butter Pie Parfaits from Inside BruCrew Life.
4.  PEANUTS:  A loving gesture from her husband was the genesis of this perfect recipe for Sweet Peanut Butter Cookies from Lisa at The Pursuit of Happiness.

And there was plenty of inspiration for creative way's to show the one's you love that you're nuts about them:

1.  FOR HIM:  Print and sew Date Night Gift Card Holders with a few simple techniques (like printing directly on fabric from your home printer) at Flamingo Toes.
2.  FOR HER:  Learn a simple technique to make stunning and sparkly Epson Salt Candles at Trendy Pockets
3.  FOR HOME:  Can you believe this lovely Valentine Wreath is made from an upcycled pizza box, scrapbook paper and coffee filters?  I {heart} this project from The Answer is Chocolate.
4.  FOR THE KIDS:  Emily of La Force Be With You shares a technique for stenciling CUSTOM SHIRTS using freezer paper. 


Now it's time to link-up and share the wonderful things that you've dreamed up!


Rules, Regs, Formalities and Tantalizing Tidbits
1)  FOLLOW:  Be a "Follower" of Rook No. 17
2)  LINK-UP:  Link-up the URL of a specific post (not your blog URL) you'd like to share.  It can be a craft, a recipe, a DIY project, or anything else you've created that you'd like to show-off!  You are welcome to link-up more than one post.
3)  POST THE BUTTON:  Grab the code for the "A Little Birdie Told Me..." button (above) and add it to the end of your post, or on your blog side-bar.
4)  Show the other birds some comment love by visiting the the two links that precede yours.

If you'd like to be considered for a Spotlight Feature in next week's party:

5)  COMMENT:  Please leave a comment letting me know the thumbnail # of your link (You can find this by putting your cursor right over your link).  Everyone who comments will have a link to their project shared on the Rook No. 17 Facebook page.  


  1. Look like a great party! Can't wait to see everyone's ideas. I'm thumbnail number 5...the valentine wreath.

  2. I'm hot #7!

    Thanks for hosting the party, I look forward to seeing what everyone has going on this week!

  3. Thanks again for hosting! My project is number #8--the charming bracelet-lol...

  4. so EXCITED that you featured my pecan bars. You made my day!

  5. Thanks for hosting, I added my shoe re-do as link number 12!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Jenn!! And thanks for featuring my gift card holders. :) Hope you have a great week!

  7. I am really honored to see my heart featured! Thank you!

  8. What a great party! These are awesome ideas!!!! And I love coming here and seeing so many other great blogger's posts. Love it.

  9. Thank you for hosting! Such great ideas! Also, thank you for your sweet comment! It made my day! I am thumbnail #21!

  10. #22. I've also made this with Earl Grey tea which adds a great flavor to the shortbread!

  11. Thanks for hosting these. They always get me feeling creative.

  12. although very belated, Happy SITS day to you sweet bella, your blog is brimming with creativity and fabulousness - can't wait to read more!!!

  13. hello, hello....i am traveling and finally had some time to link up to your fabulous party! i linked up my gum wrapper wreath...i love it, but it took me so very long to finish! hope you are having a wonderful week...thanks so much for hosting!

  14. Ah, Jenn, you're too sweet. You're seriously not a paint-a-phobe are you? Not with what you do with cakes!

    I have a secret desire to learn how to decorate cakes - fondant, piping and even airbrushing. Some day . . .

    At least if they don't turn out, I can eat 'em! I just made my first homemade buttercream yesterday (Wilton recipe) Yum!


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