I really hope you are getting inspired by all the projects that we are all sharing with you! Many of you will have the NEW! images delivered to your mailbox any time now.

Today Mona has an adorable project using the Pretty Packaging template Welcome Home © So go check it out—>HERE!


“MTME from My Home To Yours – planting seeds of friendship”

Today I am going to share some of my most favorite projects with you! They should definitely inspire so many various ideas.

I will be focusing on Critters with Heart © You can definitely check out the last few posts as I have randomly shared some other projects ideas with you.

This is an adorable set that is perfect for ANY time of year, when you want to say something sweet to the one you love. These CUTE little critters all have something in common-each was designed based on a heart! Add a punny sentiment and you are sure to warm the heart of anyone who receives something created with this set.

42 hearts were used in this set!

Can you see the hearts?

  • Porcupine – has a heart shaped face, and nose
  • Owls – heart shaped face, beak and wings
  • Raccoon – heart shaped face, nose, ears, and tail! He/she is also holding a heart in his/her hands
  • Little Chick – wings started as a heart, but got separated to make is adorable bird, and the nose was a heart too!
  • Chickens – they have heart shaped wings, and the body was a upside-down heart, that was altered. Also the feathers atop their head…..two hearts!
  • Piggy – the body was also an upside-down heart, as was the face. Also has heart shaped ears, nose and little heart prints on its bottom!
  • Mouse – an obvious heart shared face and nose. Who would have thought that a mouse could be SO CUTE?

Sentiments Include:

  • I’m stuck on you
  • Owl always love you
  • Whoo’s having a birthday?
  • You stole my heart
  • A little birdie told me…
  • What’s up chick?
  • You’re a hoot!
  • You crack me up
  • I love you “sow” much
  • You make my heart squeal
  • Happy Bird-day!
  • Just chicken in

This set is also available in the Digital Format!!

Now you can download these images immediately and get started on making some of the cutest projects. Digital images are wonderful because they can be resized, cropped, layered, colored, flipped…..endless possibilities! Step by Step photo directions are included with every digital stamp download file. They teach you how to crop, color and resize! In just a few clicks you will be making wonderful gifts, cards, treats and tags!

I used the Digital stamp image here to create a little piggy jar!

This little piggy


This little jar was purchased in the Bridal section at Michael’s. You can buy a large pack of these cute candy jars for only $9.99 (after 50%off coupon)

This is a super sweet and simple treat idea!


I simply resized my digital stamp image of the pig’s head to be about 2 inches big! I printed it twice onto pink cardstock, then cut it out!


I layered the eyes and snout on dimensionals for a more realistic look, then Layered it on my jar lid (which I already covered with a punched pink circle). Tied a bow around the “neck”.


Then I took a pink pipe cleaner-which was cut down, wrapped it around a pencil, added a clear glue dot the the back of the jar, and adhered the curly tail I made……and BAM! ADORABLE pig jar. This took only a couple of minutes to make.


This is filled with only PINK peanut M&M’s. Does it get ANY cuter?

I think so!

You make my heart squeal


I squealed with delight after this project came together in about a minute!

I stamped the mouse tail onto my cardstock base. Added a SWEET Dove Chocolate candy with a glue dot.  They also have other heart shaped candies for sale like store brand or REESE Peanut Butter cups in hearts this year (they didn’t last till I actually made this projects! OOPS! ). YOu could even use this concept for Lollipops!!! Now that would be CUTE! I then stamped my mouse head on pink cardstock, cut out, ad added with a glue dot. Easy Peasy! The kids could definitely make these!


Well this set is certainly geared towards sending love ALL year long, but me being a mom, and having THREE kids in school, each with about 20 kids per class, I like to try to be economical and have my kids MAKE their own valentines.


It can’t get much easier, and certainly not any cuter!

Then I came up with this idea the other day that I think is SOOOOO cute.

Stuck on you


This uses the adorable Under Cover © Pretty Packaging template. I used my Cricut to cut the circle when I cut my template sliding cover. This made it ULTRA quick! I was also able to cut my white layer too.

I stamped the heart argyle from Argyle Amazement on the decorative band I made. I LOVE that set. I LOVE  the heart argyle. It was inspired by a sweater my daughters have. The argyle is so versatile.

 I then made the top a shaker box, using the Stampin Up! treat cups! I often use Crystal Light cups but they are frosted so you wouldn’t be able to see the heart confetti/glitter.


I stamped my porcupine in black StazOn, onto the cup bottom.

I filled the cup with some heart glitter. Adhered a piece of acetate to the cup bottom to keep the glitter in, and still allow you to get a PEEK in the box!


For my porcupine I took my singlo gel pen in a peachy color and colored the inside of the cup, so you can see the ADORABLE porcupine face. Put a adhesive heart shaped rhinestone on the nose 😀


Filled this up with some M&M’s and it was done!


This little piggy

Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart Digital image

Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Sweetheart

White singlo gel pen

Glass jar from Michael’s

May Arts ribbon


You make my heart squeal

Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart

Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Sweet Heart, OSW white, raven

Scallop heart border punch by Martha Stewart

Dove Chocolate

Gingham Ribbon

Stuck on you

Pretty Impressions Stamps: Critters with Heart , Argyle Amazement

Pretty Packaging template: Under Cover ©

Cardstock: Couture Cardstock: Candied Apple, OSW white, raven


Ink: Black StazOn, singlo gel pen, red, pink and berry

Shaker cup by SU!

Heart glitter/confetti

Adhesive heart rhinestone

Grosgrain ribbon in black

So that is all for today! I have MUCH more to share with you for tomorrow, so stay tuned!!