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Hey there! A couple of days ago I went to Jessica's to make valentines with my grandkids. I started this tradition when Maddie Kate was in kindergarten. She's in 7th grade now, so that's makes 8 years of valentines! I wish I had taken pictures of our first ones, but oh, well, here's this years' installment:

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In past years we've spent a lot of hours making quite elaborate valentines, but since this year I knew I might be more pressed for time with all the commitments I have, I decided to go easy. Ava said, "Wow, Grammie, these are alot easier than last year!" I asked if she still liked them and she said "OH YES!" (guess easy can sometimes be just as good or better?)

For both Ava (in 3rd grade) and Cohen (in kindergarten) I opted for the "Monster Hugs" valentines we still have available on the "Whole Lot of Love" flyer:

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Ava was able to assemble these adorable little "monsters" all by herself, signing the "to: from:" area on the monsters' little bum, removing the protective cover on the adhesive area on the front and adhering the candy, adding the single googlie eye, and then attaching the arms together with the slits just above the monster hands!

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Cohen needed a little bit more help, but he managed signing his name to the backside, adhering the candy, and adding the googlie eye. The googlie eye was his favorite part!

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I brought Nerds, Bottlecaps, and Laffy Taffy for the monsters to "hug"!

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Maddie Kate's were pretty simple too. A strip of Fresh Prints Designer Paper punched on both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (my FAVORITE new tool in the Occasions Catalog!), then scored in the middle to create the flat area to attach the candy (chocolate, of course!). We tied to ends together with Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, then added the valentine greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes, cut with a Word Bubble Framelit and mounted on a 1 3/4" Pool Party Scallop Circle. We added just a bit of bling with a Silver Glimmer circle!

Just so you know, I had Jessica take these pictures with her fabulous camera! (I'm still learning how to use mine, but I will get better!)

My hubby came along on this trip, so Jessica fixed us a yummy supper before we headed home. Good times!

That's all for today. You can still order the Monster Hugs (for your little munchkins or grandbabies next year!). Just go to my Online Store by clicking HERE.

Download the Whole Lot of Love flyer of products (available through Friday, February 14th while supplies last) here:

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Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!

All products used are ©Stampin'Up!™1990-2014

Clicking on any of these products will take you directly to my Online Store!

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Monster Hugs Girl (18 /pkg)    Monster Hugs Boy (18/pkg)    Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack

# 132163       $5.95                      #132162      $5.95            #132996 $6.95 (48 - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" sheets)

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Joyce Fisher

Hi Carol,

What a wonderful tradition! Your Grandchildren will treasure these memories all their lives!

Peace, Love and Joy,

Joyce

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