Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Valentine's Day List

This post today is for the "List With Friends" project. You can read more about the project on this post *Here*.

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fitting to share a Valentine/love theme list :)

1. Pinterest - Oh, how I love Pinterest for finding ideas and inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite recent finds this year.
How cute are those! I know I have star stamps and paint. This would be super easy for Erin to make!
And I think Evan would actually love these. Well, maybe not the sentiment. Too mushy ;) But the paper airplane idea is pretty cool. He is actually giving his friends homemade valentines. A pencil drawing he did of their school that I scanned and made valentine size for him.
I think these are my favorite! We love glow sticks here and this is just so very clever. I wish I would have seen this earlier. But maybe next year for Erin. Although, I am thinking this would make a fun gift not just for Valentine's day. So I may work it in somehow at another time.

2. A Card - I made another Valentine's Day card. We have a theme over at Paper Issues called "Fill 'er Up" which is over on Sunday with the new issue going up on Monday. I decided to create a card that uses the theme that I am going to give to Mike on Friday with his mini album and other gifts from me :)

The jars are some older rub-on's by Hambly which is a company that is no longer around. I did the title on my computer for the jar on the right and then ran the white paper with the rub-on through the printer. The jar on the left was rubbed onto a fun piece of patterned paper from Crate paper's Love Notes line. And the middle jar is on plain white cardstock which I filled it with some goodies from my Paper Issues February Swag Bag and other supplies that I have on hand. I trimmed around all three and then placed them on my background paper.

3. A Peek or Two - at a Valentine's type layout that I will be sharing on the blog on Monday. So I hope you will come back to see it. It is a design team layout that is an assignment for Paper Issues, so I can't officially post until then. But this will give you an idea of what is to come...
Ok, maybe three peeks.
You might recognize the collage is the one I created for the mini I am giving Mike. I decided to print another one but not cut it up and just use it for a layout. :)

4. Celebrating Valentine's Day - so on the actual day, we typically celebrate as a family if Mike is in town. So we will have dinner together and exchange little gifts. Nothing too big or fancy. And then Mike and I will go out another night to celebrate together. One of our date nights. :)

Do you have any special traditions for Valentine's Day?


  1. I love those homemade Valentines! :) We usually play it by ear, no real traditions with us. We've had big and small holidays, gone out and stayed in. This year we'll go to dinner and just hang out together. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! :)

  2. I agree with you about Pinterest and you have found some real gems, I love all of them! I love your card and I bet Mike will too. There are just the two of us this year so we will exchange cards and have a special meal in the evening, nothing too fancy. Hope you have a good one. Anne xx

  3. All of those Valentine ideas are awesome, Mary Jo! I think even Alexa would like them (being a middle schooler and all, I'm not sure if it's "cool" to give Valentine cards, LOL!) Mike will be so happy to get this pretty card (or should I say handsome?) :) Happy Valentine's Day!

  4. Cute finds from Pinterest! Love those jars on your card and the sneaks of your layout look great, looking forward to seeing it on Monday! Have a fantastic weekend, Mary Jo! :)

  5. Ohhhhhhhhh I am loving this post ... loving those Valentine GOODIES!!!!!!!

  6. What great Valentine card ideas for the kids! Love the glow stick one too!! Might have to remember that for next year as well :) Loving the layout peeks!! We always stay in and have a special dinner, but this year Abie's school is having a dance so our dinner is postponed until Sunday. I'm having issues with it because it means she's growing up and this is the first of many holidays, traditions, etc that will change or be interrupted because of that :( Deep breath.

  7. what cute valentine's day cards! love them

  8. Thanks for all the Valentine inspiration. I like the way all the little star Valentines look in the photo where they are clipped up with clothespins. I should do that with the cards that my son is going to receive from his classmates today. That way we can admire them all season long.

    Happy Valentines Day! Have a fun evening with your family!

  9. These are awesome Valentine's ideas! I really like the starburst idea. And how awesome is that Valentine Evan made? That is such a cool idea!

    I can't wait to see your whole layout - the peeks look awesome!

    We don't have any traditions, really. We usually go out for a nice dinner, but we are still in a holding pattern with the closing right now, so we are going to dinner tomorrow.

  10. Love the stamping.....where did you get the I Love You stamp? You have such a great style. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Barb, that is actually pre printed on the Crate Paper
      Love Notes paper. I wish it was a stamp!!

  11. Awesome peeks! Can't wait to see it. :)

  12. Great peeks! My daughter did the glow stick Pinterest idea for the kiddies to give out at school.
    Little Mr P had a Star Wars figure and the glow stick was the light sabre he was holding.
    Miss C had just a sentiement similar to what youshowed.
    Wonder how many light sticks were sold this Valentines! lol

    Your layout looks great...can't wait to see the rest.

  13. I am loving the sneak peek into your layout!!
    Sweet pinterest finds :)
    I entered the challenge ;)

  14. We did the glow stick one last year!

  15. Pretty card love it! Love the sneaks!
    We always have dinner as a family, special desert and exchange small gifts. This year we splurged a little on our gifts which is not a normal thing for us to do for Valentines day.

  16. Love all these ideas! We stuck with Susanna's flamingos this year, fun : )

  17. I love this list, and I love Pinterest. I could spend a lot of time there. Way too much. Love the layout too,those hearts you made are so pretty.

  18. I did the glow sticks last year!

    No Valentine traditions for me. I sort of buck the holiday in the first place, but have never had anyone to spend it with either.