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Saturday, January 8, 2011

#5 Sweethearts - Be My Valentine Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Be My Valentine Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this hop and can't wait to see what all of these talented ladies have created! You should have arrived here from The Crafty Creation Spot. If not, head over to Creations With Kathryn to start from the beginning. You don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects!

For my project, I have created some Valentines for my son to hand out to his little friends at preschool!

To make these little Valentines I used the Sweethearts cartridge. I used a Valentine's Day themed double-sided paper pack by K & Company called Ka-Zoo and cut the squares at 3 inches. The puppies/kitties are on the front of the card and the sentiment is on the back. I used a border punch by Fiskars for the scalloped trim.

The envelopes were cut at 4 1/2", also from the Sweethearts cartridge. The opening is at the top. I adhered a 5/8" paper strip around the outside and attached a stamped heart image over that. The "friend" heart stamp is from the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set by Stampin' Up!. The inks are Real Red and Rose Romance, also by SU!
My son, who is 3, is so excited to give these to his friends. He doesn't seem to mind that they are not all that masculine - hopefully he won't change his mind when we pass by the Lightning McQueen and Spiderman ones in Walmart :-)
Hope you like them!
Now I have a little bit of blog candy to give away - some 6"X6" paper from the same stack I used for my Valentines (there are 2 each of 16 double-sided designs) Some of it is even glittery :-)
There are also two coordinating sticker packs to go with the paper!

To win this prize, please leave a comment on this post and I would love it if you would follow my blog! Also, please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you happen to win!

Now it's time to go visit the talented Lisa at Cricuting With Lisa and check out what she's created!
Here is the list of bloggers in the hop in case you get lost along the way:
1) Wamfamily - Creations With Kathryn -
2) Craftyscentiments - Crafty Scentiments -
3) Lechristina3 - All Things Crafty -
4) TinaB - Tina Time -
5) Buggin Out - Paper Crafting Chic -
6) SamaraGugler - Hybrid Artist-Samara Gugler -
7) NicoletteSimpson - Beyond Scrapin -
8) Lissa - So Many Crafts, So Little Time -
9) CraftyCreations - The Crafty Creation Spot -
10) JenniferHawkins2 - Confessions of a Scrapaholic - - ME!
11) LisaKnight - Cricuting with Lisa -
12) Scrapincovers - Cricut Crafty Clare -
13) CroppinMomma - Croppin Momma Designs -
14) ScrapHappyDeb - Deb's Electic Thoughts -
15) ScrappyJess - Scrappy Jess -
16) Iluvscrpn - Ink and Paper Creations -
17) Txscrappermom - Tx Scrapper Mom -
18) Scrappin Nanapuddin - Scrappin Nanapuddin -
19) Octoberbeauty - Macy Bella Designs -
20) JavaJen - Java Jen Creations -
21) Oni's Wife - Crafty Baskets -
22) Scrappin'Place - Scrappin' Place -

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy hopping!


  1. I love your cards! I have to make them for my daughter's school as well.

    Have a blessed weekend!


  2. Wow, you have been busy. These are really pretty an I still haven't even started on my DD's valentines yet. TFS Thank you for particiapting in this hop.


  3. These are adorable! His preschool friends will love them!

  4. I will have debated if I am going to do my preschooler's cards or if we are going to make them, this is just to enticing

  5. These aree sooo adorable! Great job! TFS! Have a great weekend!
    4craftyangels (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Wish my kids still did this, these are sooo cute!!

  7. What a great prize! I am following!

  8. These are just so cute! I bet all the kids at school will love them. TFS

  9. OMG!! I love these! Great Job! Thanks for sharing. I now follow your blog.

  10. These make me smile!

  11. Lovely cards. Wish i had a grandchild I could make these for. TFS

  12. I love those Valentines! I miss this time of year when my son was young. I would have loved to have a Cricut back then! Already a follower and a fan!
    jtg0398 @ sbcglobal dot net

  13. cute cards!! Inspires me to make some for my preschooler!

    nygator95 at gmail dot com

  14. I love all of this! How cute is your stuff!! So glad to be now following you!


  15. Looks like you have been busy, all of that paper is adorable!! Very cute project!

    Amy V

    silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

  16. Love love love your V-day cards!!!

  17. I love your Valentine cards they are very cute!!!

  18. OMG, the cutest cards, I LOVE the puppy love! TFS and thanks for the chance to win some great candy!

  19. What a cute idea..i love it..and yours are just adorable...thanx for sharing your idea...:)

    nicolle at nicollelovesscrapbooking dot com

  20. Very cute cards. I just love the puppy love. Thank you for sharing.

  21. Adorable cards and great candy. Thanks for sharing. I'm already a follower.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

  22. Wow! Love them. I was thinking of doing something like this for my granddaughters. What an inspiration ... thank you! I am now a follower and would love winning the blog candy. TFS.
    djhu98 AT aol DOT com

  23. These cards are beyond adorable! Thank you so much for sharing! My favorite is the Smitten Kitten! hehe!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing blog candy!
    New Blog:

  24. love the cards! I just got the numbers from the grandkids so I will be making 100 cards between now and v day. Thanks for the ideas!

  25. Those are adorable! Great job. :)

  26. so cute..cleaver ideads TFS!!


  27. Adorable valentines!
    avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

  28. Love your cards, you have been so busy. I am already a follower of yours, love your blog.
    Cherylann (prinkles)

  29. Wow, you have been very busy. Your sons classmates are going to love them!


  30. Jennifer,

    These are great!
    I wish my kids were still little so I could make some for them.
    Your sons classmates are going to love them!

    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

  31. Adorable!! Love the puppy one! They are all so cute!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  32. The cards you made for your son are so cute. Thank you for sharing and having a fun blog to follow. pjritsema at gmail dot com

  33. Aww, such a cute idea! I'm a new follower and am looking forward to seeing more projects in the future (and digging through some of your others, too!)
    scrapadelic at

  34. Your little cards are adorable! love them! Glad to be on bloghop with you!!

  35. Great cards! I did my first mulicut for thank you cards, and it was so fun! Breezing through without having to think so much, I like it.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  36. Wow ~ your valentine cards are adorable!!! I follow you already :o)

  37. Love the cards, TFS,
    I am a follower

  38. Adorable cards. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

  39. Great job. What a way to get a jump on making cards for your son.

    yianthony at yahoo dot com

  40. These valentines are so sweet! My youngest started Junior High this year so no more valentines for 30 kids :( Makes me sad in a way. I am joining your group of followers after having browsed your blog - I love your creative style!

  41. The valentines are super cute!! You did a great job on them and I'm sure your son will love handing them out! Love the paper you used too! Kim Gladden

  42. These are so vey sweet. Makes me want little kids again. Love your blog.

  43. I'm CASE'ing this project for my friends at work!! My son and daughter are too old to take stuff to school but I love taking stuff to work!

  44. I love these cards, they are just adorable! The puppy is too cute! TFS!!


    cricutdiaries at yahoo dot com

  45. Very fun Valentines cards! They are too cute and I really like fact that they are double-sided.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

  46. Really cute Valentines! I wish I had owned a Cricut when my son was a child. I would have loved making projects for him to take to school.

    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  47. These are too cute.
    scbeck3 (at) gmail (dot) com

  48. Awww.. these are so cute. Your sons little friends will be thrilled to get these. Thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  49. I love the valentines! Really makes me wish I had children so I could create something like that too!


  50. Great valentines. They are so cute. TFS

  51. Boy, how lucky these little preschoolers are. Nice cards. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  52. What great cards for all those lucky little kids. What a wonderful give away.

  53. Cute.
    Now I just feel lazy!
    All I have been doing is cleaning up my work space.



  54. What lucky friends your son has--and what a lucky mama he has! These are darling! Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks for the great blog hop! I'm a follower...karelj at ksjennings at gmail dot com and

  55. OMG! You have been one busy lady, darling valentine cards! TFS.

  56. Love your handmade valentines. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  57. Those are very cute! I have the same problem as you. My DH works away and I have 2 kids at home so I have very little time to get things done but I might have to try to get some valentines for my oldest daughter to take to school!
    lklebs1 at yahoo dot com

  58. Cute Valentines. TFS bettylarryn at yahoo dot com

  59. I love this and your Blog is great too.

  60. Awwwwww they are so beautiful! Love the idea!

    Happy to be a new follower :-)

    Please come check out my little blog :-)

  61. these are all so cute u did such a great job!!! tfs and the chance to win!

  62. That is too cute. I love the puppy. I need more time to crop. PinkiMimi (paezworld at verizon dot com).

  63. The cards are cute and I am sure your son will just walk right on by all the other cards he see's in walmart!! TFS!!!

  64. Oh, how cute, you did a great job

  65. What adorable cards you made! I'm a follower. Thanks for a chance at some great blog candy.


  66. Great cards!!! Just adorable.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  67. Such cute valentines! TFS!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  68. My favorite is the smitten kitten !

  69. My "little" guy is taller than me now! Guess I will have to make valentines for MY friends this year! Thanks for sharing!

  70. Perfect cards for his class. Great job
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  71. I really enjoyed hopping by! I love your work and I can't wait to see your projects using all of your carts...I became a follower to I can check back. Have a great weekend.


  72. Wow!I remember giving/getting cards in school and they sure didn't look like that! Ok, so I am going back a couple of years...few years....well, many years.....ok, when we rode dinosaurs to school but we didn't write on stone tablets, we did have paper but none as nice as that.
    I am a follower.
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  73. I LOVE the puppy love ones!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  74. Your Vday cards are so cute. I wish I could make them for my children, but with them being boys they want the store bought ones. Crazy boys!! TFS!!

    amandaremus at gmail dot com

  75. These are just darling. I remember doing things like this when my children were little. So sweet.

  76. I love paper more than anything so thanks for the awesome giveaway! I am a new follower and just love your project. So cute!
    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  77. these are the cutest cards i have seen!

  78. Very cute. My 10 year old niece has decided she wants ME to help her with her Valentines this year.

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  79. The cards are wonderful! I wish my sons would let me make their cards!

    Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

  80. Thanks for sharing this cute idea! My son needs valentines to hand out to his classmates and these have given me inspiration to create his!!!

  81. I love your little cards they are very cute~~

  82. I saw that puppy in sweethearts and haven't tried it yet. Thanks for the ideas! I'm your newest follower!

  83. The cards are so cute.His friends will love them.You have motivated me to start on my cards.Thanks

  84. Very cute valentines. that sweethearts cartridge is cute. Keep up the good work

  85. How adorable. Love your cards. T4S :)

  86. Fabulous work on the valentines cards. I totally use to love getting these in elementary school!

  87. These are really great valentine cards!
    I am already a follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie Cantu

  88. What adorable valentines. The kids are going to love them. Good job mommy!! Love the paper.

  89. That's so wonderful you made the cards for the kids...they are all so cute!

  90. Wow! What a great hop! You all have done such amazing projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. Love all your creation. I want to follow your blog but I have some *blogger* problem right now. Will try later ^_^. Thank you for sharing such wonderful crafts.

    My First Card