Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be fitting to share a Valentine/love theme list :)
1. Pinterest - Oh, how I love Pinterest for finding ideas and inspiration. Here are a few of my favorite recent finds this year.
How cute are those! I know I have star stamps and paint. This would be super easy for Erin to make!
And I think Evan would actually love these. Well, maybe not the sentiment. Too mushy ;) But the paper airplane idea is pretty cool. He is actually giving his friends homemade valentines. A pencil drawing he did of their school that I scanned and made valentine size for him.
I think these are my favorite! We love glow sticks here and this is just so very clever. I wish I would have seen this earlier. But maybe next year for Erin. Although, I am thinking this would make a fun gift not just for Valentine's day. So I may work it in somehow at another time.
2. A Card - I made another Valentine's Day card. We have a theme over at Paper Issues called "Fill 'er Up" which is over on Sunday with the new issue going up on Monday. I decided to create a card that uses the theme that I am going to give to Mike on Friday with his mini album and other gifts from me :)
The jars are some older rub-on's by Hambly which is a company that is no longer around. I did the title on my computer for the jar on the right and then ran the white paper with the rub-on through the printer. The jar on the left was rubbed onto a fun piece of patterned paper from Crate paper's Love Notes line. And the middle jar is on plain white cardstock which I filled it with some goodies from my Paper Issues February Swag Bag and other supplies that I have on hand. I trimmed around all three and then placed them on my background paper.
3. A Peek or Two - at a Valentine's type layout that I will be sharing on the blog on Monday. So I hope you will come back to see it. It is a design team layout that is an assignment for Paper Issues, so I can't officially post until then. But this will give you an idea of what is to come...
Ok, maybe three peeks.
You might recognize the collage is the one I created for the mini I am giving Mike. I decided to print another one but not cut it up and just use it for a layout. :)
4. Celebrating Valentine's Day - so on the actual day, we typically celebrate as a family if Mike is in town. So we will have dinner together and exchange little gifts. Nothing too big or fancy. And then Mike and I will go out another night to celebrate together. One of our date nights. :)
Do you have any special traditions for Valentine's Day?