Three Things + 1 : Lots of Love (and giveaways)


This week we are taking a peek at a couple Valentine/Love related products. Look for another round of three next week - there are just too many cool things out there for creating projects that celebrate those you love.


• Thinking a little tiny bit about Valentine projects (must be all the pink). Planning to use my new "Loving Stamps" from Technique Tuesday on something Valentine related. You can also pick up a similar digital version called "Loving Life Word Art." You can download the new Technique Tuesday 2009 Winter Supplement (pdf)
to see the entire line of stamps (or go here).


• Speaking of Valentine's, one of my favorite product lines from CHA last summer
(the big Craft & Hobby show) was from Little Yellow Bicycle called "Love Letters." I love the cardstock stickers (shown above),


• This wonderful print that is going to hang somewhere in my house (maybe in the baby's room or a bathroom) from isophotography (found via poppytalk handmade). It would make a great gift for a loved one.


• And one more lovey thing I couldn't resist this week: little love notes tickets from Making Memories.

[ Three Things is a weekly product series : check out the archives here. ]

Eve has added some really cool sweetheart combo packs to her etsy shop along with a "he said. she said" mini album kit. One winner will receive both of these.


Elles Studio
Elle has two new lines debuting in her shop this month in addition to new clear stamps. One person will win the My Dear line and another will receive the Valentine's package. Check out her Handmade With Love week beginning January 17th.


My Dear Line


Valentine's Items


Clickin Moms : two, one-year memberships for their wonderful photography forums and tutorials. I know many of you are working on your photography skills and this may be just the place for learning and community with other creative people.


Scrap For A Cure : one January kit called "Sweet Cheeks." 5% of total sales go to a different charity each quarter.

To be entered into today's drawing please leave a comment letting me know how you celebrate Valentine's Day. Do you do something special for your kids or other family members that has become a nice tradition from year to year? Comments will be closed tonight at 9pm with the winner's posted shortly after.

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  1. Lisa

    2009-01-14 15:25:32 -0500

    Making cut out sugar cookies with my adorable nieces! It is something they LOVE to do.

  2. Shelbie

    2009-01-14 15:26:20 -0500

    With 1800 people chiming in I'm sure I won't win but I always make my husband's favorite dinner - pizza, salad and Pepsi - and set a romantic table with our china and we have a low key dinner just chatting and enjoying being together. We also usually make each other a gift instead of buying something. It's always so fun to see what the other person comes up with!

  3. Echo

    2009-01-14 15:28:11 -0500

    Nothing could be more special than celebrating my son's birthday. He was born on Valentine's evening of 2004, so he'll be 5 this year. We have a Valentine themed day. I always try to find a boy themed Valentine shirt for him and make a cake with a big heart on it. My mother-in-law comes over every year with a dozen red mylar heart shaped ballons. I make heart shaped cupcakes for his class and goody bags to celebrate. Needless to say....Valentine's Day is pretty special around here.

  4. Michelle Cohen

    2009-01-14 15:29:34 -0500

    My mom always set a beautiful breakfast table for my sister, my Dad and me on Valentine's Day (usually all red items) and left our presents on our place mats. I hope to keep that tradition alive as my son gets older.

  5. Susan

    2009-01-14 15:31:01 -0500

    I always give my kids Sees candy -- and a bit for me! I love to help my kids make hand-made valentines, although I confess some years we opt for boxed. Usually get dinner to-go from our favorite Italian restaurant to avoid the crowds.
    Happy early Valentines day to you, Ali and your family!

  6. Cindy McAllister

    2009-01-14 15:31:33 -0500

    My husband always brings me roses and I give him a mushy card. Last year was our first year to live near our daughter and we all went out to eat and to see "Celtic Women" in concert. This year we have a grandaughter (our first) and she will be one month old. I want to do something extra special and I am working on some ideas. Hope today is my lucky day to win one of the fabulous prises, you always give away the best things of anyone.
    Cindy (Texas)

  7. Roberta Niver

    2009-01-14 15:32:04 -0500

    My 3 boys LOVE Valentines Day! They are all big into basketball, so every year I get them a new pair of cool Nike or Addidas Shorts and a t-shirt. I also give them a big Hershey's KISS and a homemade card. It's a tradition that they enjoy even at 20,18, & 17 years old. I even have to mail the oldests gift to college!

  8. mandee mattioli

    2009-01-14 15:35:34 -0500

    My hubby is in the food business, so Valetines day is typically crazy and not to persoal. So I ususally make him breakfast in bed and we stay in bed until he has to go to work. This year we will have some company as we have a 21 month old, so that should be fun.

  9. Michelle

    2009-01-14 15:36:12 -0500

    My husband and I usually just go have a heart shaped pizza at Boston Pizza (a portion of every heart shaped pizza goes to charity) and give each other a small gift. I love Starbucks mugs so he usually gets me that and I mostly make him something. I made the little felt book that you taught us how to make last year, he loved it!

  10. slcbby

    2009-01-14 15:36:34 -0500

    Valentine's Day is lowkey in our house. We usually get pizza and I make pink cupcakes (which are the hit of the day!).

  11. Brianna

    2009-01-14 15:37:37 -0500

    I love all this stuff. I'm celebrating Valentine's Day by going to the Vagina Monologues this year.

  12. Katie

    2009-01-14 15:37:38 -0500

    We do the valentines for the kids school pals. My hubby usually gets me flowers and a card. I do something for the kids to make them feel extra special, a note and a piece of candy.

  13. Jennifer

    2009-01-14 15:38:14 -0500

    I have made my husband a mini-scrapbook each year for Valentine's Day. He loves them! And it's so cute to see him open up his nightstand drawer and pull one of them out to look through...after all this time, it feels great. Happy Valentine's Day!

  14. leneel

    2009-01-14 15:38:39 -0500

    My husband and I met on Valentines day in 1991, so we consider it our first anniversary! we have been married for 16 years. we usually cook for each other after the kids go to bed.

  15. Tran Quach

    2009-01-14 15:39:47 -0500

    For Valentines Day, my boyfriend and I would celebrate our anniversary (2/10) and Valentines. :-P We would do something fun then end it with an Italian dinner. :-)

  16. Jen

    2009-01-14 15:40:48 -0500

    I don't have kids of my own, so for Valentine's I send out a card with candy for each of the little ones in my life. They each get their own envelope even if two live in the same house. They all think it's great to get mail!

  17. Melissa D

    2009-01-14 15:42:21 -0500

    A quiet night out to dinner with hubby while the kids are looked after. Sounds good to me.

  18. kimberq

    2009-01-14 15:51:54 -0500

    Oh....alittle bit of chocolate, a love note, and everyone has to share the things we love about one another over our dinnertime meal...pretty simple and it gives everyone warm fuzzies.

  19. Leigh

    2009-01-14 15:56:12 -0500

    We usually celebrate witih a nice supper and some treats!

  20. Kerstin

    2009-01-14 15:56:40 -0500

    Our tradition is to have our OWN valentine's day. Since I am a teacher, there is usually a holiday nearby... so my hubby and I have always managed to celebrate when we had a whole day off together. I present him with the card I have made for him, and then he tells me what is in store for our day. The big bonus- no added people or prices because it isn't the 14th!

  21. Sharon Graham

    2009-01-14 15:57:38 -0500

    Valentine's Day my favorite day!! My husband and I exchange special cards (I make his). We usually have a quiet dinner at home. We have been married 43 years!

  22. Joan in Kingman

    2009-01-14 15:59:04 -0500

    Oh my! What fun prizes! I would love to win. Pick me, pick me, pick me!

  23. Felicia

    2009-01-14 16:00:20 -0500

    I usually decorate a paint can or small mailbox and put chocolate and other treats in it for my son. We also have a quiet dinner at home.

  24. Trisha

    2009-01-14 16:00:53 -0500

    Because Valentine's Day is a Saturday this year, I plan on spending with my boys. Here's some ideas so far - breakfast (oatmeal with cranberries of course), hot cocoa, some cartoons, lots of games and of course some craft time (they color and I get to scrap). Order in a pizza for dinner and call it a night. A perfect day!

  25. Joan in Kingman

    2009-01-14 16:00:58 -0500

    Ok, so I guess I should read. I always make spaghetti, red jello and a red heart shaped cake for my kids. They expect it every year. They are now 17 and 14 and still want the tradition.

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