Sunday, February 17, 2013

Still In Valentine Mode...

I do hope your Valentine's Day was filled with lots of love, hugs and kisses. It certainly was here in our little home in Minnesota. Even though Pat had to work the late shift at work, he surprised the kids and I by doing the grocery shopping on his way home and picking up an elaborate box of chocolates for his little love bugs to wake up to. Ahhh.... love........

I attended Cole's Valentine party at preschool and had so much fun watching cute as can be 4 year olds making heart bird feeders, Valentine headbands, and eating a yummy Valentine float with ice cream and Hawaiian Punch - so frothy, pink and cute! I made all of Cole's Valentines this year with the help of my Cricut and Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats Valentine stamp set. I LOVE this little set - so sweet and cute for the little ones. I stamped and colored each image with watercolor pencils and then attached the little tags to these cute library style pockets cut from the Cricut Artiste cartridge.

The little pockets were just the perfect size to fit a heart lollipop and a mini set of watercolor paints. Perfect combination for artsy 4-year olds. Cole has a very small preschool class; only 9 little ones which is great for him because of all the attention he gets! Of the 9 only two are girls. I felt like they needed a little extra special on love day and made their pockets slightly bigger to accommodate a couple Hello Kitty bracelets as well as the paints and lollipops.

For these I added lace and pom-pom fringe to the pockets, heart doilies and a little tag with their name. The adorable retro Valentine images come from the Crafty Secrets Vintage Valentine Kit. This is one of my go to things when it comes to Valentine's Day projects. These are the sweetest images, both retro style and vintage, complete with papers. You will love this one and use it year after year!

Off to spend some time with my Valentines. Happy Sunday All!



  1. NIKI I LOVE the valentines!! so CUTE! I LOVE their are only 9 in the class so FUN.. and UM I NEED those vintage valentines.. I already have the link open! :)
    Will pop back to see you card kit share! Have a GREAT day!!!

  2. Very cute and super creative!!! It always amazes me how everyone's creations always look so different even thought we got the same kit! Great job!!!