My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I’m in the Mood for L.O.V.E.!

Oh my friends, let me tell you; I’ve been chomping at the bits to start decorating for Valentines.

I want to hold off for another week so I decided to create.  Before Christmas I purchased a kit for a valentine garland for half price at Pebbles.

It was easy as 1. 2. 3.

1.  Crinkle the dictionary print flowers.

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2.  Adhere one to each heart and add a button.

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3.  Outline each flower with silver stickles.

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After that just hang them from bakers twine with mini clothespins. Voila!

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Notice my cute box?  I had to run errands today after quilt guild.  I think I was giving off some kind of vibe because every where I went I found red.  The color of LOVE.

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I found the box at Hobby Lobby.  It was not in their Valentines d├ęcor, but how perfect are these trumpeting cherubs?

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Then I had to drop off some donations at the D.I., a thrift store.  Why not go inside after?  I found two more red cuties.  A red glass plate for $1, and a sweet sugar bowl for 50 cents.

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After I made the garland I decided that I would do something with this little chalkboard heart photo album I bought years ago.  I covered the front with paper and added a few embellishments.

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I’ve only done a few pages inside so far.  A layout of our new little grandson born in July.

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Some of the pages I will leave the chalkboard and write on them with colored pencil.  It’s small, but will be fun to sit out for Valentines with pics of my grandies.

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How about you?  Has the L.O.V.E. bug bitten you yet?

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

Adorned From Above

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

Made in a Day for Made U Look party

The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday

One More Time Events for One More Time Party

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 comments:

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
Oh...What a fun splash of RED! I can't wait to put out some pretty Valentines. I bought a V-Day swag and it's in my suitcase ready to go up when I return home. Just look at your precious little grandson. Oh, what a reminder of God's love for each one of us!

We are still waiting for our little one to make his appearance. He is officially overdue. Mommy is ready to pop!

Have a sweet week,
Hugzzzzzzz,
Carolynn xxx

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh-That is SOOOO cute- I just love it. You are so creative and have a head start on me. I suppose Valentines Day will be here before we know it- xo Diana

Kris said...

So cute! I have not given too much thought about it yet .
Loved your reds from last post!
xo Kris

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Oh, so many cute things. I love that garland! I just got a Cricut for Christmas, so I am excited to see a project like this! I might have to try it!!
Karen

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

L.O.V.E hasn't hit me yet, but you know how I am pretty much allergic to colour, haha!

I do ♥ your craftie projects big time!

Hugs!

Art and Sand said...

Great ideas- thanks for inspiring me. I have been looking at blogs all night to get ideas for Valentine projects.

Art and Sand said...

Great ideas- thanks for inspiring me. I have been looking at blogs all night to get ideas for Valentine projects.

Linda said...

Funny how things just show up at the right time! What a cute chalkboard album...probably the most I will do, if I am even home, is hang my Valentine's wreath...but I do enjoy seeing what you are doing!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love the hearts and the heart garland, Jann.

Ruby and Arthur said...

Love the cute garland! Yea, the love bug has hit here too! Jean

priscilla said...

L.O.V.E. your Valentines decorations Jann ! The garland and heart shaped book are so cute ! Your new grandson is adorable !

Highland Monkey's said...

Red is my favourite colour. Your hearts are very nice and a little box to put them in as well. The little photo album is gorgeous bet it wont take long to fill!

Tina´s PicStory said...

very sweet ♥ :)

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Hello my friend! What a fun and simple idea for a Valentine's Day banner! I love it!
I have to say I am admiring your new blog header! All the Pyrex! :) Yay!
-Denise

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your little garland and it reminded me of one I made last year but I don't know what I did with it. Your grandson is so sweet in the heart album.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Yes! I haven't shown it yet, but my home is all decorated for Valentine's day...next to Christmas, well, and the Harvest! Valentine's Day is a Favorite of mine!

LV said...

Great idea and you are doing a very nice job on yours.

Ellie VanCaster said...

What sweet finds-especially the little box and I love your re-do on the journal.

Rose L said...

You are just about ready for Valentines day. Such wonderful creativity. It is fun to see other peoples craftiness. Have you thought about making a "love bird" house...decorating a simple wood birdhouse for a couple of love birds? I bet you would make a wonderful one!
Oh, and a love bug! Getting bitten by the love bug....another idea!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I love the fun you can just feel in this post. I wanted to take some photos today, but it is way too dark. It's been like night-time all day. Your post cheered my day though.

Debra said...

well no it hasn't but if anything would be an inspiration it would be YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! ::) XXOO how's that for love ha ha

ThrifterSisters said...

Oh my gosh, that garland is so cute! I am going to be on the lookout for my own little kit. It looks so easy.

Happy Rednesday Again!

Erica

The Farmers Daughter said...

Jann! You are so creative! Such cute, cute hearts. They would be nice to give as individual valentines, too. Love them!
Hugs,
Dru

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You are so creative, Jann! And no, I am not even thinking of Valentines day yet. I still have my tree up! But I do have an excuse. Been away all Christmas, got home Sunday night, and been sick with the head cold ever since! So I will enjoy the trimmings a little longer this year. ;)
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Tammy Henderson said...

These are all so cute! Thanks for coming by and linking up~

Cathy and Paul @One Creative Couple said...

I love the garland. It turned out so cute.

Art and Sand said...

Your garland is wonderful. I can't wait to try it.

Jocelyne said...

Cute Cute Cute! Yes the bug has bit me too. I've already started a little. Come over and see!