Feb 13, 2012

Imaginisce Blog Hop and Valentines Day

Today is Day One of the Imaginisce and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop.

Here is layout I made with both:
All the information about this layout and several other fabulous DT projects is on the Imaginisce blog today and each day this week. Be sure to head over there for your chance to win a package of Imaginisce's Hippity Hop line and a Scrapbook Adhesives prize pack as well!

Now I know Valentine's Day is tomorrow so this may be a little last minute (what else is new lol!) but I thought I would share some of the ways we are celebrating and decorating on a budget.
I already had the indoor wreath in place, but I wanted to whip up one for the outside too. This wreath and foil garland are from the Dollar Tree. I added the tulle and called it a day:
So that basically cost me under $3. Next up was an indoor decoration.
The basket I had on hand (but you can get baskets at the Dollar Tree too), the flowers and heart picks were from the Dollar Tree and I added tulle in the middle.
I didnt even attach anything. I tied the picks together with tulle, cut each bloom off the stem with wire cutters and placed them around the outside of the basket, cut a long piece of tool and crunched it up and stuck in the middle. So this one probably cost me about $5. But what would Valentine's Day be without gifts?
Each kid gets a bucket filled with little goodies. I am not big on doing lots of candy so they get 1 box of  candy hearts and one 1.45oz Hershey Kiss. They each got a fun pen, monogram stamp, pack of cards, erasers and pencils. Without the "big" presents both buckets including presents and wrapping probably cost me about $12. Her "big" present was an outfit for her dolls, his was a replica R2D2.
Her big present is wrapped in Dollar Tree tissue paper, tied with Dollar Tree ribbon and I adhered a paper heart doily on top with Therm O Web Large Zots. I tied the bucket with a big tulle bow.
A packet of  12 pencils from the Dollar Tree is split between both kids. Since I had to open the packaging to break it up, I tied each bundle with bakers twine from The Twinery.
Last, but not least, how about Valentine's for the kids classes? I did not come up with the idea for this one. I saw it HERE. She made mini cards and printed 9 on an 8.5x11 sheet. I made mine a little larger so 4 fit on the 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock.  I made my greeting a bit larger. The kids attached the Dollar Tree heart mazes with Therm O Web Medium Removable Adhesive Zots. On the back they wrote their friends names, signed their names and attached a little goody bag with heart shaped fruit snacks and a mini note pad.

So there you have it--our reasonably priced Valentine's Day ;) The truth is, I was never a big Valentine's day person, but making it special for the kids is fun. Hope your Valentine's is filled with love.
♥ Rebecca


  1. I have to tell you those pictures of your girl are ADORABLE! FUN page too! love all the little valentines--should be a fun day tomorrow! :)

  2. Wow, what awesome projects. You really worked hard on these. Love the layout and the Valentine's card. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  3. such GORGEOUS projects as always Rebecca thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lifting your title for your layout! That is my JORDAN to a tee! I bet my daughter and your daughter would get along famously! Thanks for the amazing inspiration (as always!)

  5. That layout is adorable...and so are those photos of your little girl! Too cute!

  6. I can't tell you how much I've always enjoyed seeing pics of your adorable kiddos!! And this layout is a perfect showcase of your sweet girl!!

    Thanks for the gift ideas!! And that wreath..........swooooooooon!! Love it!!

  7. Ohh, great cards with the maze for the kiddos! LOve that cute idea!

    And such a stunning vibrant page... I love it too!

  8. wow! loooooove the b&w photos with the colorful LO: awesome! and wowee to the valentine stuff. you reallly went above and beyond! love everything :) hope you had a great day! :)