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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

I realize I skipped right over Christmas. I made a few things, just nothing I was totally thrilled with! I don't usually do much crafting or decorating for Valentine's Day but I was inspired by some things I saw and decided to give it a whirl.

I bought a really cute Valentine's Day paper pad at Hobby Lobby, and this card was the first thing I made using it.

I originally made it with the intention of sending it to a friend, but later made another one I liked much better and sent it instead.  I just realized that I didn't take a picture of that one.  Boo :'(  Then I saw a video on youtube of someone making a LOVE banner and thought it was so cute that I would use my pretty paper to make one too.  I just "LOVE" the way it turned out!

I was in JoAnn's and saw a chalkboard wallhanging that looked simple enough to make so I had my daughter take a picture of it.  When I was out again sometime later, I thought about that chalkboard and bought a little one at AC Moore to recreate the one I saw at JoAnn's.  I started working on it before looking at the photo again (my daughter was at school and I had forgotten to have her send me the photo.)  The top is the one from JoAnn's and the bottom one (Love One another) is the one I made.
Totally nailed that recreation, don't you think? Maybe I'm not actually as plagiaristic as I think I am! Ha!

My Silhouette Challenge group on Facebook has a themed monthly challenge that I try to participate in. This month's theme was Print and Cut, with a bonus of using hearts.  I wanted to do a little something for my daughter's piano teacher so I made a candy holder and some print and cut stickers for the bottom of Hershey kisses.  I also made a post-it notepad holder and added it with the candy. Cute!
But my favorite thing of all was the card I made for my husband!
The coffee cup was a print and cut from the Silhouette store, so as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it for the Silhouette Challenge. The phrase originally said "I love you more than CHOCOLATE" but I changed it by cropping the word coffee out of another phrase and replacing chocolate.  I just really love how this turned out!!

One more - I also made my husband a Sharpie mug. I wasn't going to add it here because it didn't turn out very well, but when I opened one of the gifts from him, well, the picture says a thousand words :)

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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