Saturday, January 24, 2009

Valentines and a Giveaway!

I got the girls' valentines done yesterday. Whoo Hoo!

This is one of the things I love about digi scrapping--I can make my own Valentines and invitations fast and cheap.

This is the stuff I used to make them. I found the pencils at Wal Mart, 12 for $1, and I got the lollipops there too.

The lollipops came in a bouquet of 5 like this, and each bouquet is $1. Not bad considering Michael's sells one heart lollipop for $.39!

I made the Valentines in my Creative Memories StoryBook Creator Plus program and most of the digi supplies were FREE at Shabby Princess.

This is what the Valentine's look like without the treats on them. Pretty simple and fun.

So, here's the giveaway part. I'm going to design these same valentines for three lucky commenters. I'll make the cards and post the winners on my blog, then, if you win, you can grab your cards and upload them to a photo center near you. Or, I could e-mail the JPEGs to you, if you prefer. Here's what you need to do:

1) Post the pictures of each of your children on your blog with their first name. Or you could even have a card made for yourself. Who says Valentines are just for kids? This is how I will sneakily get the winners' pictures without them being aware that they've won. In your blog post, you should link back to me, telling your readers about the giveaway.

2) Leave a comment in this post telling me that you've completed the above and you'll be entered twice.

If you do not have a blog, you can still participate but you will only have the ability to enter once. Just e-mail your pictures with first names attached to and then leave a comment telling me that you've done so.

Good Luck!

OOPS, I forgot a very important piece of information. This contest ends at midnight, January 31st.


  1. I'm not officially entering, because I don't have any children, but I just wanted to say that those are adorable!! I'm so impressed with the pencil and lollipop deal you found too! I've got to remember this stuff when I have kids one day, will you please remind me to remember??? Thanks ;)

  2. Wow, custom made Valentines???? You amaze me. I don't think my 17 year old would get into these, so let someone with littler ones win....but they sure are cute and I do think the givers are pretty cute, too!
    I have some digi-scrapbooking questions to ask you one day........I'll have to get in that frame of mind, though.

  3. I'm in! I've done the post on my blog! Oh...and by the way, I already picked up pencils! ;)

  4. I love love love the Valentines - way too cute!! I posted pics and a link on my blog - I'm kind of a newbie - so hopefully I did it right.

  5. Those are too cute, Jill! I promised The Midge she could pick out her own Valentine's Day cards this year and she wants to buy them, so I guess it's off to Target I go...

  6. Those are so adorable!!! You did a great job. I need more practice with digital scrapbooking. Have you ever played around with That's pretty easy and I actually feel like I know what I'm doing! LOL

  7. Jill, I just wanted to jump over and say THANK YOU for the cute baby present. That was so sweet of you! I will have fun playing while she is looking pretty for v day. Thanks again :)

  8. Those are SO adorable! You are so very crafty...maybe I need to start calling you Martha. :) And I am way impressed it isn't even February and you have done their Valentine's already!

  9. I blogged/bragged all about you in my Not Me Monday post. Go take a look. Hope I send some peeps over your way! Love these valentines!

  10. i'm so going to hire you to do my christmas cards next year. what a neat giveaway. you rock!

  11. So sweet! I love them! And I posted about the giveaway on my blog too! YAY :O)

  12. you have so many cute things! you crack me up! ok i have pictures on my blog of my dogkids.