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It’s Valentine’s week!

Make sure you’ve got lots of love to go around. Check out my new Love Toolbox, isn’t she cute? And there is plenty of room for all of my love to go inside, or perhaps Valentine’s? Whichever you decide, there’s no denying how sweet this toolbox is.

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To make your very own, pop by the Silhouette online shop and download this file. Right now, it’s only 0.75 cents! Grab your favourite double sided cardstock, set up your machine and cut.

These would be great for little girls to hold all of their Valentine’s in at school. I know my 7 year old son would not use this, it’s not cool enough for him but it’s just perfect for little girls!

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Or you can put a few treats inside – a great gift for your best friend!

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How about love notes or coupons for the hubs? We don’t exchange v-day gifts with each other anymore so this would be a cheap but sweet gesture.

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Here’s a re-cap of my 2013 Valentine’s Projects.

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Chocolate Covered Paper Strawberries

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Easy Strawberry Shortcake

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Fluttering Heart Banner

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A Simple Valentine, Framed

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Life-n-Reflection: Sweetcakes

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Valentine’s Chalkboard and Mini Bunting

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Valentine Treat Boxes

Happy Early Valentine’s Day!

I have been known to link to these fantastic parties:
Make it Pretty MondayKampen Lane DesignsMotivate Me MondayThe Cure for the Common MondayA Diamond in the StuffJust Something I Whipped UpPolly Want a CrafterSew Can DoBoogieboard CottageDIY Home Sweet HomeBrassy ApplePolish the StarsSerendipity and SpiceDestination CraftMrs Happy HomemakerMade for You MondayMake it Yourself MondayAsk AnnaC.R.A.F.T.The Southern InstituteThe DIY ShowoffCraftomaniacRaising 4 PrincessesBetweenNaps on the PorchBedazzle Me MondayThe Life of a Not So Ordinary WifeMake Something MondayStringtown HomeOrganizing Home LifeTuesday TutorialsGiggles Glitz and GlamBe InspiredTuesday Time OutA to Zebra CelebrationsMy Favorite FindsEye HeartOur Delightful HomeThe Inspiration BoardFrugal Treasures TuesdayToo Cute TuesdaySugar and DotsTopsy Turvy TuesdaysTrick or Treat TuesdayNaptime CreationsChef in TrainingSugar Bee CraftsHope StudiosTell it to me TuesdayYour Cozy Home PartyTurquoise Lovin’Tuesday To Do PartyCherished BlissAnti-Procrastination TuesdaysType AAdventures of a DIY MomShow Me What Ya GotGet Your Craft OnNifty Thrifty TuesdayTuesday ConfessionalTeagan TravelsHow to Nest for LessA Bowl Full of LemonsTuesday Trade OffTip JunkieT2T TuesdayTuesday TreasuresLadybug BlessingsCreative ItchToot your Horn TuesdayJillify ItTutorial TuesdayPin Cushion CreationsEmbracing ChangeJunk in their TrunkPolkadots on ParadeLaugh Love and CraftRock N ShareClean & ScentsiblUncommonly YoursThe Trendy TreehouseThe Pleated PoppyMomma Go RoundBeyond the Picket FenceSchool House ScrapsThe Thrifty HomeSew WoodsySavvy Southern StyleYour Whims WednesdayWow me WednesdayA Little TipsyWomen Living WellPrimp your Stuff WednesdayShow and ShareMrs. Fox’s Sweet PartyWhatever goes Wednesday36th AvenueLive.Laugh.RoweAdventures in DinnerEasy Digital ScrapbookingMom on TimeoutThe CSI ProjectShare Your Cup ThursdayAll About a BloomFabulously FlawedIt’s Sew Stinking Cute Shabby Art BoutiqueThe Shabby Creek CottageThe Crafty Blog StalkerChristina’s AdventuresCrafty Scrappy Happy52 MantelsBear Rabbit BearThe Vintage FarmhouseBloom DesignsA Turtles Life for MeThe Taylor HouseRhinestone BeagleSchoolhouse ScrapsThe Brambleberry CottageThe Shabby NestTidy MomJoyful StamperMy Simple Home LifeRemodelaholicDelicate ConstructionHappy Hour ProjectsChic on a Shoestring Decorating504 MainHating MarthaThe Creative PaigeHere Comes the SunCookie Nut CreationsBacon TimeJoy in the JumbleThe Grant LifeDotted Line CraftsLove Notes by LaurenRaising OrangesMaking LemonadeRedoux InteriorsSassy SitesWhipperberryTidy MomOne Artsy MommaMy Romantic HomePetals to PicotsPandoras Craft BoxMy Repurposed LifeFrench Country CottageAt the Picket FenceJust Us FourMommas Kinda CraftyCraftionaryKitchen Fun With My 3 SonsSweet Tooth Friday30 Handmade DaysLovely Crafty HomeMama Mias Heart to HeartHomemaker in HeelsFamily Ever AfterLolly JaneLady Bird LaneSerenity YouThe Gingerbread BlogCherished TreasuresRe-made Just RightUnder the Table & DreamingThe Sweet talk ShopSassafrass SalvationSimple as ThatMy 1929 CharmerHeatherly LovesThe Sasse LifeJoy 2 JourneyThe Foley FamPetite HermineFlamingo ToesThe Sweet DetailSew Many Ways

A Simple Valentine, Framed

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Did you keep your Valentine’s as a kid? Do you keep the cards your spouse gives you?

I am a pack rat for memories. I don’t have any of my childhood valentines but I sure do hold on to the ones my kids have received over the years. Neatly tucked away in their Ziploc baggies labeled by year. I do keep all the cards my spouse has given me over the years too – the pile is getting pretty big. But we have slacked off on cards a little lately – there are definite gaps for certain occasions.

Valentine’s is not usually one of them however, this year I thought I’d make a homemade valentine for the hubs – well, kinda for me too because technically I could keep this up all year round in my craft room.

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This is my Valentine to him…

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I cut these cute arrow sayings with my Silhouette and placed them inside a double sided glass frame.

And I added a small bunting of heart shaped doilies and red stripped bakers twine.

Simple and to the point.

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I have to say, it’s adorable. And every day when I walk past it it’s a cute reminder of everything you feel but perhaps don’t get a chance to say everyday .

And those little heart shaped doilies really remind me of  baby owls peeking out at you – too sweet!

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Chalkboard and a Cute Mini Bunting

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This is our Valentine`s Chalkboard for 2013. I love this saying, it’s perfect for every member of my family! I have a silhouette file of this saying but I haven`t gotten around to making anything with it yet. I did want to incorporate it somehow into my Valentine`s decor this year so I tried to copy the design of the words as best as I could, freehand, onto my chalkboard.


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Adding this little bunting was a cinch too!

Another Silhouette file – downloading files can be addictive!

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Once cut onto pretty pastel paper from My Minds Eye, I used hot glue to attach each piece

to a string of twine.

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The bunting fills in the chalkboard nicely and it looks so sweet in my kitchen area.

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You can find the wreath here.

And don’t forget about an amazing giveaway I have going on right now.

Enter here, you may with this stunning Miners Tag Necklace.

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See you soon!