Friday, January 27, 2012

Love is in the Air

Love is in the air and red hearts are appearing all over my house.
It is not yet February, but my Valentines are up on display, to spread some love around my home.

Like my last collage I posted Winter wishes, I also made one a few years ago for Valentines Day.
It goes in the same frame that changes out with the seasons and holidays.

The collage is full of Valentine motifs surrounding a big glitter heart and swirl. A heat embossed chipboard key to my heart, a rhinestone centered velvet flower and some vintage Valentine images. Easter and spring will go up next. 

I made the collage below using my Cricut and most of the images came from the Zoo Balloo cartridge. I did not realize the cart had this cute house and tree on an animal themed cartridge. The papers are mostly Basic Grey and the rub on title is from Jenni Bowlin.

Below is my Valentine banner. Five chipboard hearts covered with pattern paper, crepe paper ruffled circles and LOVE in sparkly red glitter. 

I have some vintage and reproduction Valentines I like to display in my photo holder. 

A big pile of punched hearts sewn together makes a sweet garland. 

I had a few friends come over to play with paper and stamps on Thursday and I made these little matchbox Valentine treats for them. The boxes are cut from a die from Stampin' Up and the label and bird are Stampin' Up punches. A sweet treat!

Our projects we worked on Thursday were this sweet card that can be a Valentine, wedding or just because card. All supplies are from Stampin' Up. The basket below was our other project. 

The little basket is one I made from inspiration I found on this blog, thelittleblueroom, via Pinterest. 
I changed the handle and style a bit and added the two little tags, both are crafted with 
stamps and punches also from Stampin' Up. 
A little red and white bakers' twine from Martha Stewart ties it all together. 

My Valentine tree is all decorated for the holiday. Christmas and angels have come down and red hearts and love have gone up. 

Many of the ornaments are ones I have made just for the tree. 
This paper covered chip board heart with a felt rose is a new one for this year. 

These four below are some I made the first year I put up a Valentine tree in Jan. 2010. In 2009 I had gone on a vacation right after Christmas and by the time I was taking down my tree in my solarium, it was mid January. So I decided I might as well leave it up a few more weeks and turn it into a Valentine tree. My family liked the tree and thought I should decorate a tree for every holiday. And now I do! 

Each year I create a few more ornaments for the tree. Vintage images, glitter and tinsel come together to make some love filled decorations. 

Most of my Valentine decor is up on display, but if I find some new inspiration, there will be more! I love to craft for the holidays and every year I bring out my decorations I am reminded of the fun I had crafting them all.

As always, if you have a question about the supplies or techniques I used, please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you! 
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  1. Just looked at the Valentine blog, good ideas as always. LVN

  2. Roberta-- you are a inspiration to us all(why don't you live closer to inspire us all to get busy and do something!!Love the home decor of made inRoberta's home.Aleta from Eagle Point, Ore.

  3. Berta, you are the first person I know with a valentine tree. I've been tryin to figure out a way to keep my tree up longer for years. Valentines.....who knew, love it!

  4. Everything you create is so beautiful!! I especially love the "LOVE" banner - it looks so rich IRL. And the little hearts garland is too cute - I may have to copy that! How did I miss seeing your Valentine tree? Now I'm kicking myself....

  5. oh my gosh i am DYING for that tree. AMAZING!! your valentine's decor is absolutely crazy inspiring! blows mine out of the water!!!xoxo

  6. You are so talented. These crafts are amazing! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters


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