behind the scenes valentine

We got all crafty last night.


Well, I should qualify that.  The men in our family vanished and the women folk were left to their craftiness.  The guys later came home with dinner for us all.  Not a bad deal.

It was such a fun night.  Can I just tell you how much I lovvvvvve doing projects with my little detail divas?  We printed out the cute Valentine tags I told you about last week and the girls actually glued those tags onto red card stock and added personalized messages on them…THEN cut out little hearts in this free printable and made pop ups and attached to their finished cards.  I tried to photograph them but they sealed their little treat bags so fast I couldn’t keep up!  It is so fun watching them channel their creative side : )  I enjoy my children more and more as they get older, it’s so cool.


I continue with my jar obsession.  So we made some extra special treats for teachers in addition to the cards.  This time we made toppers for the tiniest little mason jars I’ve ever seen.  So cute I could squeeze them!!

mason jar

We filled them with pink candy corns, I typed a little message for the tops and the girls and I cut them down to size.  We’re not exactly candy corn gals, but the colors were just too fun to pass up.  





1.  For my oldest daughter’s jar tops I used a fun little font called DJ Horses.  You can download it for free over here.  I use it all the time.

Screen shot 2013-02-14 at 9.15.18 AM


2.  For my youngest daughter I used a silhouette font that’s super feminine.  It’s called CK Silhouette.  Also free and can be downloaded over here.  There are only 13 characters but it’s so sweet.

Screen shot 2013-02-14 at 9.12.19 AM


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I was planning to take pics this morning of the kids all dolled up in their Valentine colors (with their hair styled/brushed) but it was complete madness trying to feed them and get out the door.  The girls ended up brushing their hair in the car.  Reality always kicks my bootie!


Have to brag on my sweetheart, who just brought me some beautiful white roses and a bag filled with all kinds of goodies.  Love you husband.

Wishing everyone a Valentine’s Day filled with love.

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  1. Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink | Edit

    Beautiful. Clever. Kind.
    What thoughtful treats for the girls’ teachers and friends. Nicely done Mom!

  2. Nancy
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:43 am | Permalink | Edit

    What a neat idea! Would be nice as party/wedding favors too…you come up with some of the best ideas!

  3. Posted February 14, 2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink | Edit

    Thank you Lori and Nancy, so sweet : )


  4. Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink | Edit

    So adorable! I love the horse & silhouette icons, such a sweet touch!

  5. Allison A.
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Those little jars are darling and such a fun and thoughtful little gift. Happy Valentine’s Day Seleta. Your daughters are beautiful.

  6. Portia
    Posted February 14, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink | Edit

    Enjoyed all of your ideas for Valentine’s. Thank you for the inspiring post Seleta.

  7. Posted February 15, 2013 at 12:43 am | Permalink | Edit

    What a “sweet” gift….. I love crafting with my girls too.

  8. Posted February 21, 2013 at 10:05 am | Permalink | Edit

    this is so adorable!! and its so fun that you have such cute girls to be crafty with :) maybe i’ll just force henry to be crafty with me when he’s a little older ;)

  9. Michelle
    Posted February 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink | Edit


    Where o where did you find those little jars??!!

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