29 Clever Valentines

Well, it's finally arrived:  The weekend before Valentine's Day!  Perhaps you--like me--are busy settling on plans, menus, gifts, and little momentos.  We have a bonafide Valentine's Day date that I am very excited for!  Bring on the chocolates and flowers!  :)

 

Each Friday, I have been preparing for Valentine's Day by sharing an easy peasy Valentine.  But today, I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas from around the web.  If you need a last-minute valentine, you will definitely want to consult these fabulous ideas:

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1.  Blow Me a Kiss @ At Second Street

2.  Superstar Valentines @ The Crafting Chicks

3. I Like How You Roll @ 30Days

4.  Valentine Scrabble-gram @ Oh Happy Day

5.  We're "grate" together @ Delightfully Noted

6.  Lego valentines @ Zakka Life

7.  Googly eye valentines @ armommy

8.  Smartie pants valentine @ Tip Junkie

9.  Foxy valentine @ Paper Source

10. Plane awesome valentine @ A Little Tipsy

11.  I "chews" you gumball valentine @ Instructables

12.  We make a great pair @ Saltwater Kids

13.  Magnifying glass valentine @ dandee

14.  Army guy valentine @ Jacolyn Murphy

15. You're out of this world @ Zakka Life

16.  Fishbowl valentine @ faboolous

17.  Spread the love @ Maize Hutton

18.  Love bug valentines @ dandee

19.  Wild For You @ designmom

20.  Bubbling with excitement @ Simply Modern Mom

21.  Printable hogs and kisses @ Silly Pearl

22.  Printable arrow valentines @ Sweet Muffin Suite

23.  Doughnut valentines @ Positively Splendid

24.  Crayon valentine @ Whipperberry

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Printable Scratch-off Card {Easy Peasy Valentine}

We made it, folks!  It's finally Friday.  And that makes me one happy girl!

Today we are snuggled inside watching the snow fall outside.

Today's easy peasy valentine could be adapted as a Valentine's Day card for anyone you love.  This would be fun to make for your hubby, your kids, your parents, or even a friend!  I created this card for my hubby, intending to give this to him on February 5.  This way, he can scratch off 1 heart every day until Valentine's Day!  (Of course you could start this at any time!)

Everyone loves to scratch off a card.  Lottery tickets.  Prizes.  Is it the element of surprise that we love?!  Anyway, I knew my husband would love the idea!

To create your own scratch-off card, you will need:

-- Clear contact paper

-- Silver metallic paint

-- Dish soap

-- Your design {I'll share my printable if you would like to use that!}

--Scrapbook paper or cardstock to mount the card

First, I created this template in Photoshop.  If you would like to download your own, just click here.  Using Photoshop, use the text tool to write the reasons why you love that special someone inside the hearts.  (You could also write the reasons by hand.)

Print out your design on cardstock. I cut mine down to 5x7.

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ABC Valentine {Easy Peasy Valentine}

Hooray for Friday!

So much has happened this week {exciting and heartbreaking!} and I'm looking forward to having a few days to relax and have some fun!  I'm glad you're here with me today because I have another easy peasy valentine to share with you!

I get a touch of crafting ADD at times.  I created this fun alphabet valentine, and I found that it was quite versatile.  Before sharing the download links, I am going to show how I used this printable 3 different ways.

So I created this ABC Valentine image in Photoshop.  I just typed up the alphabet, but inserted a heart shape for the "O." I tried out all sorts of different backgrounds and text colors!

Option #1:  I thought this would be a fun valentine for Little Man to give his friends.  So we just glued a heart candy  after printing out the image on neutral cardstock.  And of course a little ribbon embellishment doesn't hurt!

Hmmm loving this option.  Especially for school.

Option #2:  I resized this image a bit smaller, printed it out on cardstock, and turned it into a card!

Love the aqua and red!

But the pink chevron is delightfully cheery too.  I'm very indecisive.  One of each please! :)

Option #3:  I printed out the image at Costco and framed it!

Are you ready to download your own?

There are plenty of options here!

All images are 8x10.

Please remember that these images are for personal use only!  Please do not sell anything you create with these images.  And link back to oopsey daisy to give credit!

Click below to download the image of your choice:

Yellow 

Black 

Aqua 

White 

Purple 

Gray  

Red 

Gray chevron 

Pink chevron 

Aqua chevron 

So which one is your favorite?  I still can't decide.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Linking up to TIdy Mom, 30 Days, Creation Corner, Whipperberry, Flamingo Toes

Candy Bar Love Notes {Easy Peasy Valentines}

It's Friday!  That makes me very happy!

After being out of town for 6 days this week, Mr. Oopsey Daisy comes home today.  After battling the sickies, I have not been the best Mom this week.  I am so looking forward to having our family together again!  And having a little me-time will be nice, too!

Are you ready for another easy peasy Valentine's Day idea?

 These candy bar love notes are intended for the Mister in your life...   

It's not often that I get to share my handsome hubby with the blogging world, so I am going to take full advantage right now!

Here is the short version of our very own love story:

My sweet husband and I met while I was teaching first grade and he was doing real estate/going to school in Utah.  Instead of asking me out, my husband hired me to do secretarial work for his business over the summer.  I started "work" (if you can call it that!) on Monday, and we started dating on Friday!   And I loved him so much, I even agreed to sit in a freezing cold lake at sunset in frigid temperatures for our engagement pictures!  

 

 

So we were married.  Handsome hubby graduated and secured a job that brought us back to my home in Denver.   Little Man joined our family, and we were thrilled!  But here's our only problem:  Handsome hubby travels a lot for work.  That can be hard.  Very hard.  I am always looking for fun ways to let him know that I am thinking of him while he's away!

I don't know who said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but it seems to be pretty accurate in our marriage!  Handsome hubby loves to eat!  So I grabbed some of his favorite candy bars and made an arsenal of candy bar love notes!  This way, I can grab one and stuff it in his suitcase for him to discover in a hotel later on.

So here is how you can make your own!

YOU WILL NEED:

-- Candy bars

-- Candy bar love note images (provided)

-- Scrapbook paper or colored cardstock

-- Ribbon

-- Scrapbook supplies (scissors, glue, hole punch, etc.)

-- Embellishing supplies (distressing ink, etc.)

I started out by selecting several of his favorite candy bars at the grocery store.

I created some tags in Photoshop.  (Download will be available at the end of the post!).  Some of the labels were created to fit a 2-inch circle punch (blue).  Some were created just to be regular old tags (yellow).  I printed them on scrapbook paper and colored cardstock.

So I got to work with my circle punch!

I mounted them and distressed them a bit.

I wrapped the larger candy bars in scrapbook paper and glued them shut.

Some of the notes are intended to be thoughtful.  Some a little more fun.  But now I have a bag-full of sweet nothings that I can use to show my husband how much I care!

Which one is your favorite?

Fast Break

M&M's

Nerds

Take 5 (my personal favorite!)

Skittles

Mounds

Twix

If you want to create your own, you can download the tags for the circle punch here and the larger tags here.

And you know if I do something this thoughtful, I should definitely get flowers in return!  Ha ha.

How do you celebrate Valentine's Day with your hubby?

Have a very happy weekend!

Valentine Cards With Sewn Hearts {Easy Peasy Valentines}

Happy Friday!!

Are you ready for another quick-and-easy valentine today?

Here are some simple cards with sweet nothings for someone special in your life.  And they are printable!

I must tell you that I am a huge fan of Pride and Prejudice.  I love me some P&P.  So this card just happens to be my favorite, though I did make a variety.

I created these 6 images using Photoshop.  It was a great chance for me to use as many fonts as possible. :)  Which one is your favorite?

I printed the images on a plain, "brown paper bag" type paper.  There were 6 different cards, so I printed 2 on a page. You can download your own images here if you would like to make your own.

Just cut in half and fold.

I love how the words printed out--they look stamped.  Absolutely lovely!

They were just a little plain, so I sewed a heart to the front of each card.  I raided my pile of scraps to cut out some hearts.  Don't you love using up scraps?!  I do!  These would be much cuter if they were hand stitched.  But, well, I avoid hand stitching whenever possible.

All done!

I'm thinking of giving one to my hubby every day during the week of Valentine's Day.

Have a super weekend!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Valentine {Easy Peasy Valentines}

I don't know about you, but I'm having a difficult time getting my creative juices flowing again since the holidays.  I have been organizing every square inch of my house--except for my craft room!  I need to get my craft on again!  This year, my mantra is "SIMPLIFY!"  My brain seems to handle simple things well.

But I also need something fun to look forward to!

So welcome to my Valentine's Day series, "Easy Peasy Valentines."

Each and every Friday, I will be sharing a quick-and-easy homemade valentine idea.  All ideas will be cheap. And all ideas will be easy.  Today's valentine is print-and-go!

Little Man will be handing these out to his friends in his Boys Club.

Today's valentine costs less than a $1, and what child doesn't love peanut butter and jelly?!  We eat it for dinner almost every night when Mr. oopsey daisy is out of town.  It's a classic.

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What?!  You don't think of peanut butter and jelly as romantic?!

Maybe this can get you in the mood...

So here is how you can create your own easy peasy peanut-butter-and-jelly valentine:

I purchased this box of frozen peanut butter and jelly uncrustable sandwiches at Wal-Mart.

It was a box of 4 for $2.93.  So each sandwich was less than a $1.  Not bad!

(Because they are meant to be kept frozen, we will give these out last minute!)

I created this image in Photoshop.  You can download this here if you wish to create your own.

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