Last week, Michelle and I spent a couple days working on Valentines. It was so fun!
I made a goal to make all my Valentines using only what was in my craft drawers. I wasn't allowed to buy anything new. It was a fun challenge. Because I used leftover materials, all twenty Valentines were similar, but unique. I used scraps of ribbon, cellophane, paper, shells from the New Beginnings frames I made last week, pearl beads from a wedding guest book I made for my mission companion 6 years ago, etc.
Special thanks to Christina for the line, "You make me happy as a clam." My ideas were just not jiving: "If we were on the beach, you'd be the pearl inside the clam."
I love the whole, "not matching is the new matching" thing that's 'in' these days. I felt a lot of freedom to mix and match paper colors and designs.
Michelle made paper cupcake Valentines and I thought it was clever when she left mine on my bed with a note indicating it was "gluten free."
We spent the evening of the 14th delivering Valentines. We had a lovely time! We were able to spend some time with my Grandma Carolyn in Draper, which was one of the highlights for me! When we got home, I made a Valentine's Day smoothie (it was pink and everything ;-)).
I received the best Valentine text of all time from my dear friend Many. Even though it's funny, it really touched my heart!
My student teacher and I have differing views of Valentine's Day. I love it! She feels the opposite, because people should show they love each other everyday. In addition, she is all about self love. She told me, "Valentine's Day is just another day to spend with the person you should love the very most: Yourself!" So happy Valentine's Day, Katie.
And now, just for fun...
Flashback to Valentine's Day a year ago:
He's still my Valentine.