Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BE MY VALENTINE


WARNING; It's a long post so be sure to read so you know why I made this

I never want flowers or chocolate for Valentines.  I'm not down on Valentines or anything.  It has taken me years to train my husband not to spoil me.  At first he thought I was saying no to flowers when really I wanted them.  For me, I always tell him, "Everyday is Valentines Day" with you.  OK don't leave...I actually mean it.  My husband is extremely affectionate...unlike the woman he married (that would be me).  It's a miracle I am loved so well and it was/ is a long road to believe I am deserving of it...but that's a whole other boring post. 

Onto all the fun stuff.... 

I BUSTED my A$$ to make this project.  I didn't even think about it until 9:00am yesterday morning.  My husband travels every week out of Province and yes even on this day.  I wanted to make something special as he won't be with any of us:(  I have prepared a day of opening gifts with little bits of love sprinkled here and there...Oops just got a toothache!  Here we go...there are 5 in all.

As seen of FACEBOOK

Mini envelope with tag.  I added a cork from a bottle of wine we shared in Vernon and a box of treats to open on the plane.  You know, those sugar candies with the "Kiss Me" sentiments all wrapped in TH paper.


Make the edges of a paper bag decorative.


I used my Spellbinder at the end of the bag and ran it through my CB.  Be sure the end you want cut is "under" the paper.


LOOK, I MADE A MATCH BOOK!


Here I have it open.  Inside there is a $5 Starbucks card.  When my husband gets to the airport in the morning he always has one.  The mini red striped bag you can get HERE.  Including all the sentiments I used.


Midday (these are out of order)  he gets to open another treat, a Skor Bar.  Last week he mentioned he hadn't had one is forever.  Yep, that's right I was listening!


I decorated this mini Kraft Bag, perfect for treats such as a SKOR!


This bag is STUFFED with treats.  This is his mid morning gift to open and share with his staff.  It's a new position he has taken on, so connecting with staff any chance he can get helps. 

The bag stamped for the "Staff Treats"


End of day in his hotel he gets to open his last Valentines present.  This bag is full of chocolate Looney's (that's our $1 coin for those that may not know) and fabric rose petals.  I created this tag and with my Versamark Pen I wrote "Looney For You" then embossed. 

I made this tag a couple weeks ago and have it attatched to a small dog stuffy and Toblerone Bar.  That's where I wrote all that lovey dovey stuff.


I then stuffed my bag with all the treats...a lot to open in his hotel.


I decorated the bag with my TH goodies, gears, clock and stamps. 


All together it is a lot.  But all day he will be reminded he is missed and loved.


My Valentine


I wanted to store all the treats in brown paper bags.  This way I could decorate, make it easy to travel and hide his stuff.  Everything I used  is what I had so in all the gift was $20.  But hours to prepare.  I had no clue how it would all end up.  Thanks for stopping in and sorry for all the photo's.

WISHING YOU A HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!
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12 comments:

  1. WOW! You get the most romantic award in Blogland, Nicole! Great job with it ALL! Happy Hearts Day! Hope you get to see hubby soon!! :) ~Jen happyplaceforjen.blogspot.com/

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  2. Such a sweet gift Nicole.
    It must be hard to be away from your hubby for so long.
    I agree its not the one day to celebrate our love for each other its the everyday things.
    How can he not feel the love you have for him....your remembered the Skore bar ;)

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  3. Awesome job Nicole!! Your hubby is going to love all the hard work you put in to these special gifts. What a thoughtful person you are.... Happy Valentine's Day.
    hugs,jen

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  4. Fabulous Valentine gift, your hubby is going to love it. Love all of the details of your gift, all is just fabulous. TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow I am sure he is going to love his day.. You have put so much love and attention in to it.. Hope you have a great day.. Take Care

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  6. WOW Nicole - fantastic job! I love all your little gifts I bet your hubby will too. Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful day

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  7. Hey girl...love all the pictures...these are amazing designs, i hope he appreciates all the work that goes into it...My hubby tends to look and say, it's ok....No clue...i forgot even my valentines card for hubby as i'm in Ottawa looking after my grandbaby...duh...totally forgot. It's a little too far to go get it and i have nothing here to make one...oh well he will have to wait till i get home...thanks for sharing...you rock..

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  8. Wow Nicole, what an incredibly thoughtful gift, fab project.

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  9. Wow Nicole, what an incredibly thoughtful gift, fab project.

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  10. Oh this is amazing....love all the little packages...who wouldn't love these...wow! ;) Hugs x

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  11. I agree every day should be Valentine's Day- when you love someone :) Love your project!

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  12. Hi from the Spain.
    Te han quedado realmente bonitos!!! me encantan todos no puedo decir cual te a quedado mejor porque son todos fabulosos!!!

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