Saturday, January 28, 2012

V-Day Bouquet

Here is another super easy V-day gift or decor. I had a small square vase and I filled it with the confection hearts, added Tootie Pops and Sweetheart suckers to the top to make a bouquet. I used Doodlebug Sweet Cakes paper and Pebbles With Love Dimensional sticker for the wrap around the vase. I am using mine as a decoration but it would make a great gift for a friend, sister, teacher, or co-worker! This took me about 15 minutes from start to finish to complete.
tip: I used double-sided tape to get the paper to stick to the vase.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Here is a super easy V-Day gift. We used the Pebbles With Love Paper,  paper clips, and Dimensional Sticker. I used a clear cello bag and purchased sour lips candy although any candy will do. Super easy and Super cute! Just fill the bag with the candy, fold it down and staple closed. Cut 1 sheet of paper to fold over both sides of the treat bag. Slide it over the stapled part of the bag and use the paper clips to secure to the bag and together. Add the dimensional sticker and you are done!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

V-Day is coming!

I have been working on fun and easy projects that anyone can do to dress up their home for Valentines Day. When I pulled my decorations out for Valentines day I had 2 heart decorations and some red lights and that was it. Sad, I know, so this year I wanted to do more. I went to the store a picked up some candy and other things that would help me get started. Then I picked out some of my favorite Valentines paper, invited my sis and we went to town. She loves to cook so we had fun making cake pops and brownies. Then we made simple V-Day decor, gift, and party favors. I hope these ideas will get you in the mood to create and have fun.

 Here is our Valentines Spread. We created everything here in 4 hours! I will be posting individual shots of everything along with instructions!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pebbles NEW With Love Line

 I am a mom of four boys. My twins are in Kindergarten and excited to create their "mailbox" where other kids in class can deliver their Valentines but my older boys are more interested in Legos and DS games than cute hearts and sparkles. I try to keep them well-rounded by having them learn about art and etiquette as well as sports and gardening. I want them to grow up ready to take care of themselves and respect the differences in others.

So, for my older boys I try to get them involved in Valentines Day by having them make Valentines for their friends and family members. The only requirement is that they say something they like about the person and use their imagination to create the Valentine. I love the basic hearts and Alphabet stickers from Pebbles because boys and girls alike can use these. You can really dress a card up or keep it super simple.....No matter what you choose "With Love" can help you create Valentines for all of your loved ones. Here is a sample card I saw on the Pebbles blog.

You can purchase all these supplies and more at
Supplies Needed:
 751208 – You're Sweet Paper
751204 – Sweetheart Paper
751203 – I Heart You Paper
751207 – Dear Valentine Paper
732083 – Dimensional Word Stickers
747156 – Mini Dimensional Flowers
732082 – Crimson ABC Stickers

Saturday, January 7, 2012

New Year......New Goals

Doodlebug Sweet Cakes Line-Sweet Cakes Icons, Doodle Twine Valentines Assortment, Doodles Cardstock Sticker Thank you in Lily White, Doodle-pops Baby Cakes, Sweet Cakes Heart to Heart Paper, Sweet Cakes Baby Cakes Paper, and Sweet Cakes Cherry Cherries Paper. Designed By Kandis

     So I am one of those people who makes New Year's Resolutions on paper, but not in action. This year I am trying something a little different. I did write down what I want to accomplish this year but I am taking it one day at a time. I picked one goal on New Year's Day and I have been working on it every day this week. So far I have been successful! This is a big change from all the other years where I start and stop on January 1st. I am also reviewing my goals as often as possible, daily if I can.
     One of my goals for our blog is to post weekly and make this a place of creativity and inspiration. I love Valentines Day. I have a guilty pleasure of buying the "old school" confection hearts and reading all of the messages to my boys or my husband every Valentines. I think they are so funny and cheesy but I have enjoyed them since I was a little girl.
      Doodlebug is one of my favorite companies because they believe in color! Color inspires me. I know that many of you have never seen Doodlebug's warehouse but it is full of color. Each office in the front of the warehouse is a beautiful bright shade of pink, green, blue. I love it! I choose two projects from Doodlebug because I think it adds a pop of color on a cold winter day. Both are easy and fun to do. I hope a little pop of color will inspire you to, inspire, and create at