Sunday, February 13, 2011

I Was Going to . . .


Here I sit, at 10:00 p.m. on Valentine's Eve, having just finished with our Valentines for tomorrow. I had grand plans for projects that I wanted to complete for Valentine's Day this year. Just like last year. 

I have some Valentine blocks that are so cute, I could just faint from the cuteness, but they are only 98% finished. My dirty little secret is that they've been 98% finished for two years now. Oopsie.

I started a "Be Mine" Valentine banner, and it's 50% finished. Actually, I started two of them because I was going to give one of them to one of my lucky readers. Now it will have to wait until next year. Stick around.

I was going to make Valentine paint cans . . .  didn't even get that one started.

I was going to finish the Valentine chair bags that I started last year.

And do you know what the surprising thing is? I'm still hopeful that all of these things will get done in time for next year. They will.

I will conquer procrastination! Just wait.

Hee hee. I stole that from a magnet my SIL gave to me. She knows me so well.


These Valentines are proof that I do get things done. Eventually.

Even if I don't always get them done when I initially plan to get them done. I saw these cute little matchbook Valentine's at least two years ago, and that's when I bought the templates for them. I finally got around to making them for my girlies this year, and I love how they turned out.



I couldn't resist using this picture for Annika's Valentines. She's such a goofball, and this picture sums her up pretty well. It was taken at the San Diego Zoo.




Here is Zoe at the same place, but I couldn't bring myself to put this picture on her Valentines. It's not the most attractive picture and all.


After I put the girls' pictures on the templates and added their names, I just printed them three to a piece of cardstock, cut and folded them, and finally stapled a treat inside. Easy peasy.


Next, the girls wrote their classmates' names on the matchbooks. I'm glad I won't be there when their classmates rip them open to get at the chocolate and cast aside the panda cuteness. 

I don't think I could watch.

18 comments:

  1. These are so awesome. If only I had time and your talent.

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  2. I am a little slow. I was trying to figure out why your kids would give matchbooks for valentine cards, lol! Now that I *got* it, how very cute!
    Bernice

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  3. Your cuteness is unmatched:-) Pardon the pun!

    Happy Valentine's Day:-)

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  4. I am glad to know I am not alone in my battle with procrastination!!! I have bins full of "1/2 finished;next year;maybe one day" projects for each holiday..it's ridiculous. But, I think I came up with a plan....I will spend this year finishing all the projects I have started, "instead of starting new ones", and then I will be ready for next year!!! At least it sounds like a good plan...if I don't wait until the end of the year to get started! ;)

    I love all your crafts and your blog always makes me smile.

    Have a great V-Day!

    Jen

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  5. I LOVE those!1 they are AWESOME!!!

    So cute! And sadly, (or happily!) 99% of the children getting them will never know of their matchbook origins.

    Those are amazing.

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  6. Oh, and just so you know, I've had to make myself comment on your post now because my first thought was "oh, I'll come back later and comment."

    :-P

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  7. I thought of you today. I was at work and I was watching the kids pull out their store bought valentines and I thought to myself "I bet Jill made some really cute valentines!"

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  8. Ya, I'm doing some Christmas cross stitching that I procrasinated.

    I will get better at NOT putting things off.

    Those are some seriously cute Valentines. What a great idea!
    Totally love her goofy face. I love the one you didn't put on the Valentine. It's hilarious, but I can see grade school kids being mean.

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  9. Thanks for the link!!! Premade templates for goodies like this...genius!!
    Procrast....yeah.
    All I had to do was cut out hearts, stuff them and staple them ('go ahead, break my heart!') and didn't even do that. I printed off a freebie this morning and cut and addressed. 'Tis all
    You are not alone :P

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  10. I love these!! we just moved over the weekend so my daughter couldn't start school until tomorrow. I missed her getting to write out all her valentines :( they turned out soo cute jill way to go

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  11. you are so thoughtful! love that you always do such special things for your girls.

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  12. Love the pictures! :) cute girls

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  13. You and your craftiness, at least you made Valentine's and didn't get some at the store like some mother's I know *blushing over here*. Those are adorable!

    So winning that V-Day banner next year ;)

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  14. love all you do! What printer do you use? All your projects turn out so crystal clear! Love it!

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  15. Thanks for all the sweet compliments, Ladies! :) "J" Crew, my printer is an HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One, and I love it. It has been the best printer I've ever had. I do go through the ink pretty regularly though. If I'm printing more than a few prints, I upload to Wal Mart Photo Center though. That way I'm not completely sucking up the ink.

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  16. What an honor to have you pop over to my blog and respond to my post! I heart you!!! Love your blog!!! And all you share...thanks!

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  17. Adorable. I am sure that every mom who saw their child received one of these was thrilled and amazed. I love homemade valentines and it seems like a lost art.

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  18. I heart these panda valentines! I haven't been able to check in for a while, but it's good to see you're still up to your usual awesome-ness.

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