Are you all Valentined out by now? Or can you find it in your heart to stomach one more post featuring cute notes of affection? Oh, good -- I knew you could!
When I saw Lil Inker Designs' Lollipop & Pencil Treat Holder Die and the adorable Perfect Pairs stamp set (food with faces! Be still my heart...), I knew Carter and I were in business, and exactly what the boys and girls in his fourth grade class would be receiving. What I didn't know was when the class party would be taking place. Surely on Friday the 13th, the day before Valentine's Day, right?
Nope. I learned on Wednesday that there was no school on Friday or Monday, thus I began working on Carter's Valentines at 6 p.m. on Wednesday night, and finished them up around 2 a.m. Thursday morning. Of course, I still had to photograph everything if I was going to share my labors with you, so imagine how cranky I was in the wee hours of Thursday morn...
Devoted mother that I am, I woke at 6 to decorate his Valentine box. (Nothing special -- just a shoe box covered in printed duct tape. Not worthy of photographing.) The good news is, Carter was very pleased with and appreciative of them, which is why we moms do these sorts of things in the first place. Here's how they turned out:
Carter decided he wanted to give both lollipops and pencils with his Valentines, so I wrapped a pair with Washi tape, then tied them to the Valentine with ribbon. Here's an individual look of each design. I ended up creating 6 of the five different illustrations (I didn't use the coffee and donut image; though super cute, most fourth graders I know still don't drink coffee).
Laura at Lil Inker Designs is starting a new monthly challenge with prizes available (you can read more about it on the LID blog HERE). This month's theme is "Anything Goes", so you can bet I'm going to enter these little guys.
Last thing before I leave you tonight: it's happy dance time around these parts. We have a contract on our home in Claremore!!! While I do have mixed emotions about moving and leaving all of our friends and the home we loved for so many years, it does us no good to have a big asset like that sitting empty when another family could be enjoying it and making their own memories there.
I'll be back soon, with my take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch. xoxoxo