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Valentines

Every year I torture my children by making them create their own Valentines.  I break out all the heart stamps and every shade of pink and red ink I have, and I let them have at it.  They actually have a lot of fun, and they come up with some great creations--of course, nothing like I ever have in mind, but that's fine.  It always surprises me that my boys don't mind the pink or lovey stuff.  I haven't figured out any ideas for them this year, but I decided to make some of my own--maybe to give to my kids, I don't know.  We'll see.  I just felt like making some.  I made some little Valentines--3x3, to be exact.  It's a really fun and easy size.


Paper: PTI White, Raspberry Fizz patterns
Ink: SU Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Pink Passion, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Ballet Blue
Stamps: PTI Pond Life, Pond Life Sentiments, Green Thumb, Sweet Love
Other: MM Heart brads

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