Tag Archives: Valentines

cheating heart

Bea, Nonni and I are taking off for a few days to soak in a little Vitamin D in temps which normally hover around 75 degrees. So as my ‘things to do’ list continues to grow and the evening shrinks, this post is a bit a of cheat as I’ve used sweet videos to help me convey my need for, once again, crafting Valentines. However, these are smart and doable projects and with a whopping three weeks until Valentine’s Day you have no excuses not to jump in the game.

Daily Candy is always coming up with sweet DIY projects. This one is great for the kids.

I recently discovered the brilliant Field Notes website (more on this later). They’ve created a special Red Blooded notebook especially for Valentine’s Day which has loads of possibilities as you can see…

Lastly, don’t forget. If you decided to pass on the annual Holiday Card this past year, Valentines’s is the perfect time to send an unexpected greeting out to your friends. jd

We always look forward to receiving the annual Valentine’s Day card from dear Jenni. A thoughtful reminder that we are loved. Now go spread a little love.

scraps, lace & red ink

Valentine’s Day is soon approaching, so you know what that means? That’s right, time to get creative. If you recall, last year I got my creative groove on while taking a crafting class at Paper Source. This year they are offering another inspiring class called My Sweet Valentine Crafters Night Out where they’ll give you the materials and inspiration to make creations you’ve dreamed only Martha Stewart could create. Jump to it you Twin Citians!


But if crafting isn’t your thing and you’d rather be in the kitchen check out this next idea.



The Things I Love About You Box seen on frolic combines both talents in the kitchen and a personal handwritten list of the favorite things you adore about your sweetheart. So simple yet so sweet.

Of course if you are the traditionalist it’s never too early to load up on Valentine’s Cards.

I adore the whimsical feel to Banquet’s doily Valentines Day Cards.

Pucker up with neon pink lips from one of my favorite lines, Gold Teeth Brooklyn.

Valentine's Day Postcards

This postcard set from Rifle Paper Co. is perfect for a few heartfelt lines for friends.

Wild Ink Press creates beautiful Valentine’s Cards with their in-house letterpress machines.

If this year you’d like to add a surprise element but need a bit of support, allow me lead you to the Poetry Salon.


Poem + Message in a CorkPoem + Handmade Paper

Here professional poetry writers will use your thoughts, feelings and personal details to form a one-of-a-kind poem for your sweetheart. The salon offers a dozen options on how they display the poems, my favorite being hand embroidered on a vintage bag.

Poem + Handmade Bag

As much as I appreciate the “Hallmark Holiday” with its boxes of chocolates, bouquets of red roses and shiny love notes, you can most likely find what you need to create a card right in your home.

photo222One year after cutting out paper hearts with Emmett for his school Valentine’s Card I gathered the scraps, grabbed my red marker and created Nick’s valentine on a white board. Best card ever I thought (still sits in our tool closet to be seen by the lucky few). Hearts filled with handwritten letters. Maybe next time I’ll add a little lace or a few lines that rhyme.