Stuck On You Personalized Sketchbook #Giveaway Ends 10/25

Calling all of my artist friends! I can never have enough notebooks for my writing nor enough sketchbooks for artistic endeavors. And I kind of get a kick out of the idea of having one with my own name on it. So how can you get your very own Stuck on You Personalized Sketchbook? Well, keep on reading to find out more about it and where to get it. You can also enter the giveaway to win one of your very own. It’s something else to keep in mind for the holiday season!

Stuck On You Personalized Sketchbook Giveaway

Welcome to the Stuck On You Personalized Sketchbook Giveaway!

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THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 10/25/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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50 Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Valentine’s Day is upon us, but you still don’t have treats ready to pass out? Fear not, I have found 50 printable Valentine’s Day cards for you to whip out at the last minute and enjoy the day in style.

Food Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

You’re a Great Catch!Mission to Save has a cute goldfish-themed Valentine that says, “You’re a Great Catch!” to affix to the top of little bags of Goldfish crackers.

Treat Bag Toppers – Do you have some candy on hand to pass out? Let these toppers by Generations of Savings inspire what goes in the bag and make them extra special. They’re so fun, she also has this second set available.

You Make My Heart Pop – Grab some bags of popcorn and attach these printables from Creative Simplicity.

My Heart Pops For You Mom’s Confession has another idea that will make your valentines pop when you add these printables to lollipops.

Capri Sun Toppers – Grab a box of Capri Sun and use the punny printables from Amber Nicole with them. She also gives some tips for a Valentine’s Day party on the cheap.

Hostess Toppers – Hostess treats bring back fun childhood memories. Mission to Save has some cute toppers to go with these treats, I think my favorite is the Minion one to go on top of Twinkies.

Star Wars Themed Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Dark Side Star Wars Printables – Calling all Star Wars fans! Do your tendencies lean more toward the dark side? Desert Chica has you covered with these adorable printables Valentine’s Day cards.

BB-8 Valentines – Or if you prefer characters like BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Desert Chica has you covered there, as well.

Star Wars ValentinesThe Joys of Boys has six valentines all based on favorite Star Wars characters. You also can make a simple light saber out of Smarties to attach to the card!

Star Wars Valentines with Light Sabers Everyday Savvy has a series of Star Wars valentines that also feature favorite characters, plus you can make simple light sabers out of glow sticks!

Star Wars Valentines With PicMonkey – I love PicMonkey. You can very easily create your own Star Wars valentines that feature your own child. Desert Chica walks you through how to use this free program to make them.

Free Star Wars Printables – This collection from Tips From a Typical Mom includes nine different patterns and sayings.

Star Wars Valentines Wit and Wander created this set of printables that have adorable kid-like versions of the characters on them.

Outer Space Valentines – These printable cards from Momerish may not be Star Wars, but they are related with a space theme and very cute!

Out of This WorldThe Joys of Boys keeps the space theme alive with this collection of six cards in three different sayings.

Superhero Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Superhero Valentines – Are you a fan of the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, or Thor? Generations of Savings made a set of MARVEL Avengers cards just for you!

Avengers Valentines – Want even more Avengers? Check out these printable valentines from The Joys of Boys.

Lego Batman Toppers – Did you see Lego Batman yet? All of the kids in my life are going crazy over this movie. Simple Made Pretty created these printable Lego Batman toppers that you can attach to any kind of treat bag. She managed to find Lego shaped candy to fill hers.

Super Hero Valentine PrintableRockin’ Boys created this printable as a super hero valentine that you can put into a frame for your favorite super kid, but you could even use these to make valentines or stickers to pass out for the holiday.

Super Mario Printable valentines – Or if your superhero favorites run more along the video game lines, Over the Big Moon has these fun printable valentines based on the Super Mario characters.

Disney Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Baymax Valentines – Who didn’t fall in love with Baymax in Big Hero 6? Desert Chica loves him as much as you do and has two different varieties available to print. And then your child can color in these Big Hero 6 printables for a personalized touch.

Frozen Valentines – Frozen is still really hot with kids. Desert Chica took some of the movie’s best quotations and turned them into pretty printables for you to pass out.

Frozen Free Valentines – Those who love Princess Anna and Elsa will love these printables from LinnieP.

You’re One Cool ValentineSimple as That Blog has two printable valentine cards that feature Anna and Elsa or Olaf.

Finding Dory – Finding Dory is such a sweet movie that is getting a lot of play on my Netflix account. Download the valentines from Mommy’s Bundle to share.

Disney Inspired Valentines – Flash back to the classics with these printables from The Momma Diaries, featuring inspired pieces like Dumbo, Snow White, and more!

Inside Out – I think Inside Out is still one of my all-time favorite Disney movies ever. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it. Disney Family, of course, has a collection of valentines available to print.

Mary Poppins – Mary Poppins is one of my other all-time favorites that I have seen dozens of times. Restless Risa made these cards that you can add to coated spoons.

Disney FairiesDisney Family also has printable valentines that feature your favorite fairies!

Moana Valentines – Did you see Moana yet? Embrace the latest Disney classic with these inspired printable toppers from Best Toys for Kids.

Adorable Disney Valentines – Beauty and the Beast is a hot one right now with the upcoming film. Mommy Scene has a printable one, along with other favorite Disney movies, such as Up, Little Mermaid, and so many more.

Other Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Noncandy Treat Labels – Are you skipping the candy this year? Maybe try some art supplies or small bottles of bubbles. Generations of Savings has toppers and cards to go with those!

Minecraft Valentines – Minecraft is still huge with kids. Appeal to their love of the game with these free printable valentines from The Joys of Boys.

Free PrintablesLife is a Lullaby has three simple sayings on little cards that you can use either just as a card or attach to a small gift or treat to pass out.

Harry Potter Valentines – Harry Potter is another favorite that doesn’t seem to go out of style. Momerish made these bookmarks that you can send out as cards or laminate for them to use for a longer time.

You Color My World5 Minutes for Mom made these printable cards that your child can color in and attach to coloring supplies to show how much we all brings beauty and color to each other’s worlds.

You Are Dino-Mite – Calling all dinosaur lovers! Use these printables by Creative Simplicity to attach to little dinosaur toys or simply to pass out.

Lego Valentines – Legos were a favorite when we were kids and now they are more popular than ever. The Joys of Boys has some Lego themed printable valentines that you can pass out.

You’re Fintastic! – This one is for the shark lovers out there and comes from Crafts on Sea.

Animal Valentines – These simple cards from Generations of Savings feature the birds and the bees, a beautiful children’s version, that is.

Monkey Valentines – These little printable cards from Beauty Through Imperfection are sweet and simple.

Valentine’s Placemats – If you really want to do something different, Coffee With Us 3 has a printable placemat that you can share with friends. It’s available in black and white to be colored in. Or to save time, print one already in color.

Scratch Off ValentinesDollar Store Crafts has these cute printable valentine riddles. To find out the answer, you have to scratch off. Complete tutorial included!

Valentine’s Day Jokes – For even more laughs, you can use these free printable joke cards from Capturing Joy.

Printable Valentines for Boys – Okay, I admit that I hate dividing up valentines between the sexes, because I think kids can go either way in their tastes. But I do love this collection from Brain Power Boy. Get pirates, robots, aliens, and superheroes all in one spot!

Woodland Animals Marvelous Mommy has the most precious valentine toppers using puns based on favorite woodland animals. You can attach them to the top of your treat bags! She also has a sweet set that can be printed to use for Valentine pencil holders.

Valentine’s Day Treat Toppers – I am also madly in love with these adorable penguins in the printable from Just Peachy Designs. They are just so cute!

20 Free Valentine’s Day Printables

20 free valentine's day printables

Free Valentine’s Day printables are a great way to make memories with your kids that go beyond those cliché boxed cards all over the stores. Try memory books, fun decorations, or even sneak in a little bit of learning. Browse through some of these fun ideas we have collected and then print off your favorites. 

I Love You Because Free PrintablePassion for Savings has created this adorable printable for you to do with your kids. It’s an interactive way to elicit conversation with your kids while being entertained with their answers. Print one off every year and keep them in a special scrapbook, to watch how the answers change over the years. Teachers can also use them for an easy take-home gift with their students. Kids Activities has a more open-ended version for writing practice and creativity.

Monster MemoryGlue Sticks and Gumdrops has created this cute little monster memory game for Valentine’s Day. Print off two sets on cardstock for durability and laminate if desired. Cut apart all of the cards and turn them over for a fun and simple matching game. Or, keep one set in tact while separating the second set for a more controlled matching activity.

Valentine’s Day Chatterbox – Maybe you called them cootie-catchers, or even some other name, but this chatterbox printable from In the Playroom is a fun game to play kids. You have your choice of her preloaded template or create your own words and phrases on the blank template. Then, relive your childhood!

Valentine’s Day Wordsearch and Bingo – Keep your kids entertained with these free Valentine’s Day printables from Blooming Homestead. One is a wordsearch that was entertaining enough for her nine year-old. The Bingo game is easily fun for the whole family! Need a more advanced wordsearch? Check out this one from Crazy Little Projects, that also includes a free printable Tic Tac Toe game. Pre-K Pages has another Valentine’s Day Bingo game that you can print in color or black and white.

Valentine’s Day Learning Activities – Help your kids keep on learning with some free educational Valentine’s Day printables from Family Centsability. Choose from a Word Unscramble or Printing and Spelling Practice.

Valentine’s Day Matching – For another great and adorable free printable matching game, check out the one at Practical Mommy.

10 Frames Valentine’s Day Math PrintablesThese cards from A Little Pinch of Perfect help your children with one-to-one correspondence, as well as numeral printing practice. Trace the numerals on the cards and then count out candy hearts to practice quantities. The new Valentine’s Day printables pack for this year includes a whole gamut of skills, including pre-writing, language, math, coloring, and more.

Letter and Number Heart Puzzles – Free Homeschool Deals has created a couple of heart-themed letter and counting matching activities in the form of puzzles. Match upper and lower case letters while practicing beginning sounds, or numerals to number words with quantities.

Color Words – Practice sight word recognition of the color words with this heart-themed booklet from I Can Teach My Child. The color version helps children learn to recognize the color names. The black and white version lets children color as they practice the words.

Valentine’s Day File Folder Games – File folder games make for fun manipulative activities with kids. Itsy Bitsy Fun is offering up four free games that teach shapes, colors, letters, and numerals.

Roll and Color Valentine’s Day Counting Game – These games where you roll a die and keep moving your way across a board are always a lot of fun for kids. Here is one from Mom Inspired Life.

Candy Heart Patterns – Patterning is such an important skill to learn. Modern Preschool created a series of patterns that you can use with candy hearts (or even heart-shaped beads) to practice ABA, ABB, and ABC patterns. Or, create your own!

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt for Kids – I have fond memories of the Easter scavenger hunt that my parents prepared for us every year. Make the same kinds of memories with this Valentine’s Day version by Adventures in Wunderland. It’s also a great way to promote reading skills!

Valentine’s Day Scrabble Math – I absolutely adore this idea. Combine language and math by practicing spelling holiday words with Scrabble tiles. Then, add up the numerals. For even more learning fun, go back and write the words into this printable designed by And Next Comes L.

Valentine’s Pattern Block Mats – Pattern blocks are great for color and shape recognition. They also allow for lots of open-ended learning. Try these fun mats from Playdough to Plato to get the fun started.

Valentine’s Day Music Worksheets – These are some of the most unique Valentine’s Day printables I have found. Ear Training and Improv has managed to incorporate the holiday into music theory practice. Follow-up activities also included.

What is your favorite kind of printable to use with kids?

12 Valentine’s Day Gift Alternatives

valentine's day gift alternatives

When you think of giving a Valentine’s Day gift, images of decadent chocolate and other sweet treats pop into your head. You can just imagine the tastes melting on your tongue. But what if you are trying to cut back on the sweets? Not everybody wants to have a sugar overload for yet another holiday, but you still want to create something that conveys affection to your sweetheart. Check out some of these candy alternatives for Valentine’s Day gift-giving.

You’re the Write Stuff Valentines – Do you know an aspiring writer? Or would you like to encourage kids to put pen to paper? These inexpensive and easy valentines are the perfect way to send a loving message and inspire further creativity through the written word. Three Different Directions provides a free silhouette file and PDF printable to use with mini notebooks and pencils.

Sports Valentines – Have a sports lover in your life? Celebrate a love of basketball, soccer, and football by matching up these printables from Glue Sticks and Gumdrops with ball party favors from the Dollar Store.

You’re a Great Catch – Glue Sticks and Gumdrops also has this cute fish-themed idea. Print off her card toppers to put with a bag filled with fish-themed objects. Get creative with stickers, mini fish toys, or anything else you can find!

Color Your Heart Out – Coloring is a hot craze right now. Granted, it is mostly adults who are talking about it, but kids still love to do it. Mom’s Messy Miracles created this simple printable card that you can affix to a box of 24 crayons as a fun gift. She also includes a couple of heart-themed printable coloring pages to get you started!

DIY Crayon Hearts and Valentine’s Day CardsMom Dot Com has a great tutorial on how to create your own melted crayon hearts that you can attach to homemade cards. Inspire creativity and have fun coloring!

Bouncy Ball Valentines – Have a ball this year by printing off these cute gift tags from DIY Inspired and then attach them to a little baggie containing those fun bouncy balls that can be found in party favor sections of stores.

Valentine BookmarksThe Thrifty Couple came up with these cute bookmark ideas for their kids to pass out to their friends as an easy Valentine’s Day gift. They made two kinds: one out of paint sample cards and one out of scrapbook paper. They are super cheap and easy to create. Random Mommy also has bookmarks, made out of ribbon, craft foam, and buttons.

DIY Seed Packet Valentines – Inspire that spring feeling with these seed packet valentines from Faithfully Free. Let your loved ones know how much you “dig” them with the free printable that you attach to an inexpensive packet of seeds.

DIY Recycled Seed Paper Heart Valentines – Another great way to use up extra paper around the house is to make your own recycled paper. JaMonkey shares a way to incorporate seeds into the paper so that your valentine can grow some beautiful flowers, or whatever else you would like to mix in with the paper. There’s also a free printable card that you can attach them to, if you don’t want to make your own.

Valentine’s Day Flower Pots – Or, give your loved one a plant or a flower in a pot that you have specially painted just for them. Simply Darrling has a great tutorial on how to design a themed flower pot to give as a Valentine’s Day gift and a glimpse of spring.

Heart Soap Valentine – Inspire cleanliness in the young ones, or help your friends decorate the bathroom with these cute heart-shaped soaps from Dukes and Duchesses. Keep the small hearts on their own or put them inside a larger piece of soap. Then, use the free printable as a tag to go with them.

What are you giving to your loved ones this year?

 

12 Inexpensive Valentine’s Day Projects

inexpensive valentine's day projects

Valentine’s Day elicits excitement and the creative bug as you seek new ways to try to show friends and family how much you love them. Doing Valentine’s Day projects with your kids is a great demonstration of love and creates lifelong memories.

But crafting doesn’t need to live up to its expensive reputation. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are those that are the simplest. After all, it’s the message that matters most, right?

Here are a few of my favorite inexpensive Valentine’s Day projects from around the web.

Whimsical Valentine’s Day Wreath – Mama of 3 Munchkins went on a quest to the Dollar Tree to see what she could find to make an inexpensive Valentine’s Day craft.  Lo and behold, this adorable wreath with hearts, X’s and O’s. The best part of it all? It only cost her $5 to make.

Playing With the Queen of Hearts Garland – Have an old deck of cards laying around? That gives you 13 heart-themed cards that you can put together with some beautiful ribbon to create a unique garland for this Valentine’s Day decoration by Three Different Directions. If you don’t have a set of cards, you can easily find an inexpensive pack at your favorite bargain store. Your kids can easily help you punch the holes and thread the cards, a great fine-motor activity!

Valentine’s Day VotivesThis Mama Loves has two simple crafts for the holiday that are created using inexpensive votive jars and crafting materials. Choose to fill one with candy or make a beautiful candleholder for decoration. They also make great gifts.

Valentine’s Hearts on a Stick Ribbons and Glue went to the Dollar Store and found materials to make these cute hearts on a stick that add a little Valentine’s Day flair to your holiday decorations. You could also easily adapt the design to fit other holidays and decorative ideas.

Tissue Flower Centerpiece – Did you know that simple tissue paper can make an absolutely stunning centerpiece? It’s hard to believe that these flowers designed by Lady Behind the Curtain are this beautiful and this easy to make. When you’re finished making the flowers, put them in your favorite vase. Her suggestion is filling a clear vase with candy hearts.

Recycled Jar Valentine Candy Bowls – Need something to do with those leftover jars around the house? Inheriting Our Planet took these and added heart-shaped bowls from the dollar bins to create these sweet candy jars and bowls that will make your party décor unique. They also make another great gift.

DIY Garland DIY Inspired uses leftover craft paper, scrapbook paper, and even old books cut into strips to make an easy garland of hearts. It’s a fun project that even young kids can do and looks great hanging in your house.

Valentine Heart Art – Hit up the thrift stores and your local dollar store for the items to create this gorgeous framed heart wall hanging by Oh My Creative. You could even experiment with other ideas to wrap the heart and adapt it for other holidays.

DIY Valentine’s Day Centerpiece – Incorporate nature into your holiday centerpiece with these burlap hearts hanging from a branch by Faithfully Free. The crafting materials are items you likely already have at home or can at least get inexpensively. Once you have it started, you can also change it up throughout the year.

Scrunched Tissue Paper Valentine’s Heart – This fun and easy craft by In the Playroom is a great way to create a keepsake that you will cherish for years. Your kids can easily decorate the frame and you can put in your favorite photograph.

Red Heart Paper Quilling – Paper quilling is a method of design that has been around for several years now. You use strips of paper, tightly rolled, to create three-dimensional paper crafts. Blooming Homestead used this technique to create a paper heart that went on a wall decoration, but you could adapt it for a variety of uses.

Felted Coffee Cup Cuff – Coffee cozies are quite popular right now, but most of the patterns require a crochet hook or knitting needles. Fear not, crafters, this no-sew option by Dukes and Duchesses require nothing more than a thrift store sweater and a hot glue gun. They work just as well as their counterparts.

Which Valentine’s Day projects are you going to try?