Monday, February 9, 2009

I Heart Mondays & a Giveaway

Today, some Valentines for you. These are my favorites, and I bring them out every year. If you do nothing else this week, get out the crayons, construction paper, and glitter and make a Valentine for someone you love.

The pink Valentine with the bow and the red and white Valentine are from my friend Susan. She made the pink one in 1996. It folds together and is latched with a small heart that shows on the back.

The red valentine isn't signed, but I distinctly remember her making this during our monthly craft night. I thought she was crazy at the time, but I'm thrilled to have one for myself! It's a fine example of Scherenschnitte, a traditional German paper cutting craft.

The others are examples of cards I made to send to friends and family. I learned how to make most of them in a paper cutting and folding class taught by Barbara Griffeth Galley.

When my kids were little, I always felt a little overwhelmed around Christmas time, so when I thought I hadn't done a good job of personal Christmas cards, I tried to make up for it around Valentines Day. This large red Valentine cleverly folds into a self-mailer, requiring the recipient to finish the task by folding it back into the Valentine.

And now for the giveaway. Thanks to the fine folks at Eclectic Products, I have some glue for you. All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you're "stuck on." I'll draw a random number next Monday, and you'll get some terrific craft glue to work with.

Here's my list ('cause I can't keep it to just one...)

1. I'm stuck on my husband of nearly 19 years, and our dear, dear daughters.

2. I'm stuck on 2% plain Greek yogurt.

3. I'm stuck on the color blue.

Good luck!


  1. I'm stuck on this velvetpurple ank topI;m wearing. It's my current favorite top!

  2. I'm stuck on Gary Wilson gemstones! A few good friends and I attended the Tucson Shows and I've returned with a few 'memories' from both Gary's booths (Pueblo Inn and GJX Shows). He's the best (and the greatest guy to boot!)!

  3. I'm stuck on this awesome blog! And some day soon I hope to be stuck on my artsy plans for that dresser I want to embellish.

  4. Those cards bring back fond memories! I just came across the box of small books & boxes we did together.

    You would have to tell me what to do with craft glue -- I still have some glue you gave me, which I was going to make ghosts with. But what the heck. I'm stuck on the Internet!