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Per a blog reader’s request, I made a Valentine’s Puppy  Bouquet. I love it!
It is so adorable. See below…


Valentine Puppy $24.95 + $10 for Shipping


Valentine Puppy $24.95 + $10 for Shipping

Puppy Twins  $29.95 + $10 for Shipping

I received an email a couple of years ago of this florist shop somewhere in Asia that made puppie bouquets. They were so adorable!

After much shopping at several dollar stores, I found the perfect artificial flowers to make puppy bouquets. I also picked up some mini costumes meant for stuffed bear toys and a few wicker baskets. I ordered the eyes and noses from an online retailer.

I have received inquiries on purchasing these puppy bouquets, if interested, please email me at

Here are my puppy bouquet creations:


Holiday Puppy $24.95 + $10 for Shipping

Puppy with Purple Flowers  $24.95 + $10 for Shipping

Princess Puppy SOLD

Puppy with Yellow Orchids  $24.95 + $10 for Shipping

Cheerleader Puppy  $24.95 + $10 for Shipping

Yellow Puppy SOLD


Here are some Valentine’s Day Cards I made. Please check back soon as I will add more information on the materials and techniques I used to create them:

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Canon’s Creative Park takes the guess work out of making fun 3-d Popup Cards. It’s fun and it’s free. You just need paper, a printer and a glue stick.

Here are the photos of their current Valentine’s Day Card Offerings:


Popup Chocolate Box


Popup Chocolate Cake


Popup Heart

Popup Sweets Box

To access these projects, go to the Canon Creative Park Website at:


1. Most popup cards appear to come in two sizes, A4 and Letter. Since I usually only have Letter size paper on hand (8 1/2″ x 11″), I only download the letter file. Also, instruction files are available in A4 and Letter, so you should also only download the Letter instructions as well.

2. If you are making multiple cards, I would print out one set of the card and one set of instructions. There are usually extra sheets of the card for multiple color versions of the card. I would decide which card color I like most and reprint only the pages I need of the card set. There is no need to reprint the instructions more than once.

3. For the Popup Sweets Box, you can add real mini-sized lollipops or other treats.


The Cricut Essentials Kit (Value Pack) comes with the following items:
1. Two 6″ x 12″ cutting mats

2. Cricut tool kit

3. Cricut Celebrations paper pad

4. Cricut Rainbow cardstock pad

5. Cricut trimmer

6. 2 Cricut replacement blades

7. Cricut spatula tool.

As of January 8, 2009, here are some prices for the Essentials Kit:

Walmart $66.56
Amazon $58.70
Ebay (Price Varies)


I purchased the Cricut Toolkit from Walmart when I purchased my Cricut Expressions Machine. The scoop tool is handy for removing delicate cuts from the cutting mat, the boning knife is useful for folding cards and the scissors I use on occassion. The rest, I barely use. Since most of these items I have purchased already, I probably did not really need this toolkit. The one cricut tool I did get that turned out to be very useful was the Cricut Spatula. The Spatula is great for removing cut items from the sticky cutting mat. I would recommend getting this item instead of the toolkit if you have these items already in your supply.

Here’s a photo of the cricut spatula:


 As of January 7, 2009, here are some prices for the toolkit:

Walmart $18.88
Amazon $24.63
Ebay (Price Varies)

Here are some prices for the spatula:

Walmart $4.97
Amazon $5.99
Ebay (Price Varies)

Here is some information from the Provocraft website on the toolkit:

Cricut Tool Kit
Comfortable and fashionable carrying case for tool storage. Exclusive soft-touch handles for superior gripping comfort. Custom-designed tools for creating the most intricate paper crafts. The tool kit includes:
Bone Folder
Ideal for creasing and folding various types of papers and crafting materials.
Stainless steel hook specially designed to easily remove tiny cuts.
Stainless steel blade with precision ground cutting edge.
Conveniently marked in inches and millimeters for more accurate measurements.
Hardened steel blades with precision ground cutting edges. Patent pending soft-touch handles provide superior gripping comfort.
Stainless steel tip specially designed to remove cuts from mat.
Custom designed to scrape paper residue from the Cutting Mat. Helps remove finished cuts from the mat.
  • Product Line: Cricut
  • Product Category: Storage And Tools
  • Item Number: 29-0004
  • Packaging Size: 
  • UPC Code:  093573030048

Get a head start on craft making for the holidays this year. The following list consists of popular holidays:

January 2009

Thursday January 1st

New Years Day (FEDERAL)

Monday January 19th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (FEDERAL)

February 2009

Monday February 2nd

Groundhog Day

Saturday February 14th

Valentine’s Day

Monday February 16th

President’s Day (FEDERAL)

Tuesday February 24th

Mardi Gras

Wednesday February 25th

Ash Wednesday

March 2009

Sunday March 8th

Daylight Savings Time starts

Tuesday March 17th

St. Patrick’s Day

Friday March 20th

First Day of Spring

April 2009

Wednesday April 1st

April Fool’s Day

Sunday April 12th


Wednesday April 22nd

Earth Day

Wednesday April 22rd

Administrative Professional’s Day

Friday April 24th

Arbor Day, U.S.

May 2009

Tuesday May 5th

Cinco De Mayo

Sunday May 10th

Mothers Day

Saturday May 16th

Armed Forces Day

Monday May 25th

Memorial Day (FEDERAL)

June 2009

Sunday June 14th

Flag Day

Sunday June 21st

Father’s Day

Sunday June 21st

Summer Begins

July 2009

Saturday July 4th

Independence Day (FEDERAL)

August 2009



September 2009

Monday September 7th

Labor Day (FEDERAL)

Tuesday September 22nd

First Day of Autumn

October 2009

Monday October 12th

Columbus Day (FEDERAL)

Saturday October 17th

Sweetest Day

Saturday October 24th

United Nations Day

Saturday October 31st


November 2009

Sunday November 1st

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Wednesday November 11th

Veteran’s Day (FEDERAL)

Thursday November 26th

Thanksgiving (FEDERAL)

December 2009

Thursday December 17th

Wright Brothers Day

Monday December 21st

First Day Winter

Friday December 25th

Christmas (FEDERAL)

The following contains a list of recommended greeting cards to make and keep in supply:


Greeting card


Birthdays (Boys)

Birthdays (Girls)


New Arrivals

New Home


Thank You


This page is dedicated to free Valentine’s Day Stamp images you can print for using in cards, scrapbooks or other paper crafts.

Adding faux stamps are easy and fun. Once you have printed a stamp, be sure to use scissors or a cutter with the Stamp edge. I have both, but here is an example of the Craft Lite  paper cutter with the stamp edge:


If you don’t have a Stamp edge, just use a wavy edge.

To download an image, perform the following steps:

1. With your mouse, right-click the image and select “Save Picture As”

2. Save the image in a location easy to find. You may find it easy to store and retrieve your images in your My Pictures folder if you have one.








The following are images of real US Postage stamps.



To print off an entire sheet of stamps, click below to open a Microsoft Word document:


Click to open in Microsoft Word.

Check back later for more images coming soon.


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