Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Ideas

I heart Valentine’s Day!  My kids aren’t in school yet, so they don’t get to bring Valentines to all their friends…so we send them to cousins and grandparents!  Last year I made these…


With a sucker stuck in that cute fist, like these from eighteen25

Seriously…these were a hit!  I found the idea here.

This year, I found this cute idea from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar


And here’s what I’ve done so far…

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I’m totally ruining the surprise for those cousins and grandparents, but oh well!  Maybe I overestimate who actually reads this blog!

I created a template for those Photoshop users out there that want to copy this idea!  Go HERE to download! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentine’s Advent Freebie

IMG_5704 Last January I asked my husband if he knew what day Valentine’s Day was on (because I was curious if he knew) and he replied Feb 12th, 15th?  I was shocked!!!  Doesn’t everyone know every holiday date?  I do(I think).  But Valentine’s Day, really…everyone knows its February 14th, at least that’s what I thought!  So it got me thinking maybe we need to spice things up more for this LOVE holiday.  I found a cute advent calendar idea on Love Actually and decide to create my own version.  I love XOXO’s and thought I could find a way to make an advent using that so I did!  This is how I did it:
1.  I got a 4 Valentine’s scrapbook pages 12x12 in size.  
2.  Then I created a stencil by printing XOXO on cardstock. Since I like to share you can use the one I did: Click HERE for X and Click HERE for O! 
3.  I traced the letters on my scrapbook pages and cut them out. 
4.  I then sewed together my scrapbook paper X with my stencil X with a zigzag stitch, making sure to leave 4 opening for my advent pieces.  I repeated with the other X.  I then did the same with the O, except you only leave 3 openings for advent pieces.
5.  Print the 2 pages of advents, Click HERE for Page 1 and HERE for Page 2.  Cut them out and put inside the XOXO.
6.  Start using the advent and see if you fall in love all over again!!!
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It was SO much fun doing this advent!  Ben and I enjoyed reminiscing and making new memories!  We agreed it would be something we would do every year!
XOXO, Cammie