Thursday, February 14, 2013

Made With Love Blog Hop!



Happy Valentines Day!!!  I am beyond excited to be here as part of the Made With Love Blog Hop!  The best part of Gallery Idol are the friendships we all made with each other!  We keep in contact and chat almost everyday!  :>   We thought it would be fun to have a blog hop celebrating love! You should have arrived here from my friend Miriam's blog!  Valentine's Day is a special day for me as it is the day I met my husband!  :>  We've been so blessed to have so many of the top crafting companies sponsor us with giveaways, they are:




I am so happy to be giving away to one lucky winner a stamp set from:


Sweet Stamp Shop is a hand drawn polymer stamp company dedicated to creating fun and unique stamps that are easy to use, fun to color, and super 'sweet'!  Right now they are releasing new stamps so make sure to check out there blog for more chances to win!

Today I am sharing with you the treats WE made for Ariel and Carter's classes!  Valentines Day really is a day that kids love!  I thought it would be fun to make Valentine's for the class!  For Ariel's class we made:




This was quite the family affair, Chad die cut the Spellbinders labels dies (over 100 of them)  I stamped the front, Ariel stamped the back heart wrote the names and colored hers in!   I used Lawn Fawn's My Silly Valentine stamp set, such a fun Valentine set! The first three bags of conversation hearts I bought tasted like chlorine!  So those went into the garbage but the next few  bags said on them that they just might have be made in a place where milk had been used and do to a milk allergy I could not use conversation hearts for Carter's class.  I may have been upset, I mean I had stamped 58 of these, and painted in with ink 24 of them!  What was I to do, any candy I thought would work in a little bag probably would not be dairy and nut free!   I thought well too bad Carter's class your getting just the Valentine!  But than my friend said to me what about suckers?  Oh yeah!

For Carter's Valentine's since he wasn't interested in coloring (he was interested in eating the treats!) I painted them in with inks (inked up a clear block spritzed with water and painted in with a paint brush)  And just used sctoch tape to adhere to suckers onto the Valentine!

For Ariel's class I also made some treats to eat at school:


Rice krispie pops!  I made rice krispie treats and cut them out with a heart cookie cutter, than stuck a stick into it  (with a bit of chocolate so it would stay) than put some melted chocolate on top and sprinkles!  I hope her class loves them!  I enjoy making these treats!  And for the first time ever I finally made them BEFORE the kids went to bed!  I usually wait but this time I thought to myself why do I do that?  

I hope that you enjoyed seeing what I made for Valentine's Day!  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a stamp set from Sweet Stamp Shop!  You don't have to be a follower of my blog but I would love it if you were!  :>  The next stop if the lovely and my fellow Canadian friend Elena!  Enjoy celebrating this day of love!

150 comments:

Jingle said...

Anita, these are very cute!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cute cute cute Anita - love these little gifts!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Such ADORABLE Valentine's - and I LOVE the Rice Crispy idea!!! Those are MY favorite treat!!!

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Colleen Dietrich said...

Yummy Rice Krispie pops! And those little lawn fawn treat packs are adorable.

Wida said...

I love this stamp set. just ordered it. know why? because I saw you use it a while back on your post and I loved it so much! These gift treats are adorable!!!

Laura Pryor said...

Oh my goodness! These are the sweetest classroom Valentine's!! Fun!
Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

Kristie Goulet said...

What fun treats! Love them!
Happy Valentine's Day!

MaryJo said...

These stamps are so cute - i love to make small gift items - thank you for the ideas!

Tracey McNeely said...

Those are such 'sweet' valentine treats! Congrats on the BT segment! I am in Toronto so I didn't get to see it, but that is so cool. Your daughter is a sweetie.

Tasnim said...

Great project with the kids! Those stamped labels are really cute.

Miao said...

Treats :) They look yummy!^^

Megan Aaron said...

too cute!

Happy Dance said...

You are such a good mommy! These treat tags are sooo sweet. Very clever idea with those darling stamps! Love this idea.

Martha said...

So cute...I bet all her classmates will ♥ them! My girls are 9 and 11 and would love to stamp valentines like those, I'm sure!!!

Patti J said...

You have been very busy, Anita! Love all of your projects, and am going to go over to Sweet Stamps and have a look around! Mmmm...rice krispie treats! Thanks for sharing :) mamagilliam@gmail.com

Michelle Williams said...

Your kids are lucky to have such a dedicated mom making such great valentines!

Joan V said...

Oh, those treats are so cute. Must be hard to try to meet everyones allergy needs. Well, if they can't eat the candy, the stamped image is cute. Thanks for sharing.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oooh, these pops look yummy! Don't you just adore Lawn Fawn's whimsical designs, I sure do! I like how your children colored in the images and filled out the labels (didn't make Mom do ALL the work!). Happy Valentine's Day!

Lizzy C said...

Love your sweet Valentine's projects!! The punny sentiments are awesome!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Love that the whole family joined in - totally worth it as these treats are adorable!!

Deanne :)

Laura C said...

I love seeing your treats and your presentation!

Katie said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE. Happy Valentines Day.

susan opel said...

Super cute use of some adorable Lawn Fawn stamps! Carter's classmates are lucky kids!

Lisa P said...

Cute stuff. I love that you made these with your family. This will be a great memory for years to come.

Pamela said...

Oh these are just lovely gifts for vday!

Clay and Amy said...

I love Rice Krispie treats in any form - good call!

Margie said...

Adorable treats!

Alicia Thelin said...

Such cute stuff for heart day!!!

Emily H said...

Lovely projects! You can't go wrong with Lawn Fawn. Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

Sweet treats! They're adorable and I bet the kids will love them!

Bev said...

super cute tags and fun treat ideas

donna mikasa said...

You are one crafty Mama! Love your projects, Anita! Happy Valentine's Day!

SugarGem said...

So cute.. I'm actually waiting for my hubby to leave so I can make him some chocolate dipped goodies. Yours are totally darling. Lovesugargem@gmail

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! I bet these are huge hit at school today! Love those Lawn Fawn images!

Jessica Pascarella said...

Very cute treats bags! Can I have one of those rice krispies pops? Wonderful work!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous projects! I just love punny Valentines.



--Cheryl--

Shelly said...

These are, ADORABLE!! :)

Gio Smith said...

Those are really cute bags Anita!! Love them!

Shannon Fralish said...

Fantastic family projects, indeed! Glad you went the extra mile (or two) and I'm sure these were a favorite at school today! Thanks for sharing!

PattiM said...

Cute idea! Love that everyone helped too!

Hugs,

PattiM
{Pattie's passion}

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

Dana said...

You have been busy!!! These valentine's are soooo cute!!

Joyce said...

Absolutely darling valentines.

Virginia L. said...

How fun and sweet! Love love the darling treat tags!Happy Valentine's Day, Anita!

Laura Jane said...

YAY! LOVE family affair projects!
GLAD you came up with the suckers to use for all those valentines:)

Rae Barthel said...

absolutely DARLING!!!!!

Carol Gibson said...

Such fun treat bags. Happy Valentines Day.

Jessi Fogan said...

Those valentines are so adorable! I love that you all worked on them together :) And kudos to you for sticking with it in the face of allergens! You can bet those kids' parents will be extra appreciative that you were so careful :)

marylouh said...

I'll bet the kids were thrilled to get those treats. Love that stamp set. It could be used for so many things.

keren said...

These are so cute! Love that it was a family affair too!

Lindsey said...

You have been busy as always, Anita! How sweet that you met Chad on Valentine's Day... and how smart that you let him crank out all the diecuts! ;) These treat toppers are perfect for kids. Thanks for sharing these, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Shannon said...

How sweet are those!?!?! What great inspiration for Valentine's Day!!! I thank you for the wonderful ideas!!

Alice Wertz said...

these are super cute, Anita!!

maria f. said...

Way to get the whole family involved. So sorry to hear about the conversation hearts fiasco! Thanks for the hop.

cassie said...

These are so cute!

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute Ania!! Bet the kids LOVED these....

kasia c. said...

What fabulous little projects!! So adorable. :)

And man those krispie treats look sooooooo tasty!!

LilNikki said...

Okai I am obsessed with that banana stamp omg! that is adorable!!!

judkajudi said...

You are such a good Mom! Love your treats and I am sure the kids did, too.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your kids Valentines are so adorable!

Annette said...

what great treats for Valentines... Thanks for sharing..Happy Valentines Day..

paperella said...

Adorable Valentine treats, Anita! And they look yummy :)

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Super cute!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Very cute Valentines... love the treat bag toppers. The treats you made for Ariel's class look so yummy.

Terri E. said...

Adorable!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling Valentines! Very fun! The kids will love them!
DeniseB

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Adorable! I'm sure the kids loved them!

Celeste B. said...

Hope the kids liked their cute valentines.

Erika said...

I saw this post and thought to myself.. in a word...
FUN! so cute love the different treat ideas!

Ruza Rebel said...

You are one awesome mom to create all these adorable treats! Awesome job! TFS!

sanketi said...

So much fun and adorable!

Kailash said...

So cute and such a treat, full of fun!!

Indy said...

Too stinkin' cute! What perfect V-Day treats for a classroom!

Karenladd said...

AWK!! These valentine treats are the cutest! Love the stamps you used.

Lucy Newton said...

What a crafty family, love it with kids and adults do crafts together, and so cute!!!

stamplover2011 said...

Such a cute idea for your kids!

CraftyRia said...

Great projects! They are great for kids to share.

Barbara T. said...

Family activities are the greatest.

Kristen said...

adorable.

gram cheryl said...

Its always special when you involve your kids. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad you were able to salvage your tags and use them for suckers...what a fun family time for you all!
Thank you so much for sharing and for a chance to win!

Julie Hoffman said...

You sure put a lot of {HEART} into these! I LOVE crafting with my daughter for her valentines. Love the sucker idea and the heart shaped rice krispie treats! Thanks for the inspiration!

JJ Bolton said...

You're such a good mama Anita! Love all your adorable treats:)

Hope you and your family are having a fantastic Valentine's Day!

lostinpaper said...

These are totally the cutest! What a wonderful hop!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

eeekkk!!! These are so cute and what a great idea to make those with rice krispies!!!

Mandi said...

Those toppers make the treats look even more yummier.

Jocelyn Olson said...

That is the craziest story. I'm glad you were able to come up with the lollipop idea. I can't believe how many tags you stamped! It sounds like it was a fun family project, though. :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Oh, how adorable!! My daughter and I made her Valentines together this year and it was so fun!! I love these projects.

~amy~ said...

PERFECT classroom valentines....those rice krispie pops look fabulous:)

Chark said...

dang, these were labor intensive! You probably had to nap after all that work! But the treats and candy bags are adorable!

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cute Valentine projects!

Lucy said...

What sweet projects--in more ways than 1! I love seeing projects kids can take part in. How much of the candy did they eat while making them?

hopefulcrafter said...

What cute tags, glad you were able to save them.

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE all of your Valentiney things! Happy Valentine's Day!

Greta said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Anita. Love your projects for the kids--so darling & perfect way to present little treats! Happy Hearts Day!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Super cute valentines - those rice krispies treats look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

mauiquilter said...

It means so much that it your wonderful creations were a family affair! Mahalo for some great idea for the little ones to do too!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous project Anita - good enough to eat!! :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are so super cute! I love all the projects!

Tracy said...

So cute, it was nice that it was something the family did together :)

Dawn Turley said...

What fun to make these Valentine's as a family. I imagine the children's classes loved getting these.

SHartl said...

I love decorating treats for holidays and these are adorable! Especially love the candy bags!

Elena said...

I love a family project! These are so cute!

Rose A said...

What adorable valentines! Love it when the kids get involved, and your treats look tasty too!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Super duper CUTE!!!

gracebook said...

Your treat-tags are too adorable! I'm sure your kids and their friends will love them. It brought a smile to my face! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

adorable!

Nina Yang said...

Love that you made the crafting into family events, Anita! You are such a beautiful and lovely lady, a proud mom and amazing TV host!!! You amaze me all the time, girl! xoxo

Karen said...

So cute! I love Lawn Fawn!

Lea L. said...

Cute little candy holder!!

Alyssa S said...

These are adorable!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fun, cute, & sweet Anita!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh, these are just precious!!!! Great job! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Fantastic set for Valentine's Day! I'm sure the goodies were a hit.

Helen F. said...

Oh such sweet treats, Anita! so cute:)

Alyssa Leanne said...

SO adorable!! LOVE these! TFS!

<3 Alyssa
alyssaleanne (at) mythoughtsexactly (dot) co

Timeless Twine said...

Very cute Valentines!!!!

Amanda Phifer said...

I just love that stamp set! If I am not the lucky winner I will definitely be purchasing that set, it's too cute!

Karen Schroeder said...

Very cute bag and sucker toppers! Love them!

natashakara said...

Ohh. Anita, these are sooo cute! I love making treats for my kids to take to school too. LOVE these:)

Debby said...

Finally getting the chance to hop along! And those are some cuuuuute valentine's - love that you focused on the kids :)

Gayatri said...

Aww! So cute! I am sure the kids would love them. I will if I was one:)

Sue D said...

Very cute variety of Valentines!
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Kris in Alaska said...

Those are so cute!

Kris in Alaska
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Candace said...

so cute!!! love these!!

candace
scrappin2littleprincesses.blogspot.com

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! You've been busy girl! I love all your treats. TFS

Jen Carter said...

Aww, these are so cute!

Amy Kolling said...

Isn't it fun to craft with your littles??? I love it and so glad that Payton enjoys it too! This is a perfect little stamp set for kiddos valentines....You are such a good mama!! (even if you say lss) hehehe

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Mary Dawn said...

so so cute, anita :)

Lucy said...

Very cute treats! I am impressed that your family all helped put them together.

Tiff said...

Awwwwww, these are so cute!!! I spy Lawn Fawn too :)

pcm said...

awesome valentines!

Sabrina said...

Very cute valentines!

Tenia Nelson said...

These gifts rock my socks OFF!!!

Amy Smidebush said...

Awwwww, these are ADORABLE!!!! So sweet!!

Kelly Griglione said...

What dedication, that's so awesome! It's so tricky these days to come up with a cute valentine that fits all the criteria in the classroom! Your end results were worth it though : )

Michelle said...

I'll bet the kids loved those Valentine treats! Super cute!

Tricia said...

Oh my, Valentine's Day is big for your family!! Great projects!

MB Isaac said...

these are so cute - love the cellophane treat bags :)

cheiron said...

Adorable Valentine's and yummy treats! Now if I could only get my hubby to die cut!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Ha ha... had to laugh reading about you making the treats before the kiddos went to bed. Love what you did - such adorable sentiments! I am sure the kids loved them!

Katie Gehring said...

Anita, these treats are so adorable! Thank you for the inspiration!

Amanda Coleman said...

Way to go, family! LOVE that you got the whole gang involved with the valentines. Those stamps are perfect for Valentine's Day!

Angi Crandall said...

Love it! That's a real live crafting predicament! So great that the family was involved. Adorable valentines!

Angi Crandall said...

Love it! That's a real live crafting predicament! So great that the family was involved. Adorable valentines!

Cheryl said...

Such cute valentines!

Laurie said...

What cute valentines! Those LF stamps worked perfectly!

Brandi said...

Girl this is so cute!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Those Valentines are absolutely adorable and looks like your little ones had fun coloring some too! Great job mama! :)

Sarina Coffin said...

That is such a great idea! Glad you still got to use the Valentines you all worked so hard on. Suckers is a great idea and the rice krispie pops, yummy. I am sure there were no complaints, maybe a lot of kids hoping they are in your kids class again next year! haha Great work!!

 

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