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Wow It’s 8:30 in the morning and my baby is still asleep! He must be going through a growth spurt. That’s fine by me, because now I have some time to post my Valentines Banner I’ve been working on. :) I started it over a week ago, but things around here take awhile to finish…especially when my boy decides to eat and crumple everything in site! ;) I’ve realized I can no longer just “start” a project and come back to it later…nope not in these days!

I used the cricut to cut the shapes and letters, then added a little distressing ink, some glitter, and a little ribbon. My friend was nice enough to loan me her doodle charms, and aphalicious cartridges. I really want some new ones now…it makes using your cricut that much MORE FUN!

This Love sign isn’t new this year…but since my blog wasn’t around last year I decided to post it anyways! I bought the LOVE letters, painted the edges, traced the paper around the letters and then modpodged it all together. After it was dry I used some distressing ink, and added some ribbon and charms.
L-O-V-E! I heart Valentines…
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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25 Responses to “Valentines”

  1. Tracychele @ The Week-Ender

    I love them both! I am seriously eyeing the Love letters. I may do that with my little ones! Thanks for sharing your great ideas! Someday your little one will love doing crafts with you!

  2. Amy@TheLemonCottage

    Love both projects!
    I love the paper choices for the LOVE letters.

  3. CC

    I love the banner and the love letters. Your choice of papers was just perfect and you did a beautiful job..I just love them both.

  4. All My Yesterdays

    Cool! Love the LOVE and the banner. Funny how the little ones *eat* everything..just so it's not something bigger than him (O:
    Have a good week

  5. Barbara Jean

    Love your hearts, and LOVE.

    Did you know there is an attachment for your Cricut that enables you to hook right up to the computer so you can do anything that is on it?

    I'm just new at it, so have not done that yet, but have the name if you want it.


    barbara jean

  6. Barbara Jean

    Good morning sweetie.

    Thanks for the note, and yes, it is surecuts, but i have not tried it.


    barbara jean

    PS How do you get your letters on the Love so perfect? Glue on paper then cut around them with exacto knife? Or just cut shape and glue on? thanks

  7. Lisa

    Girl, I hear you! It's so much more difficult to get projects done the more mobile my little one gets! Your LOVE letters are so cute! I wouldn't have thoght to use black scrapbook paper, but it looks awesome!

  8. Kaysi

    That's so cute! I love it when my kids sleep in, then I can sleep in too. I wish that I loved Valentine's… maybe I would decorate more for it. Oh well

  9. Steph @ somewhatsimple

    I love that love sign and that garland is one of the cutest I have seen! I will be featuring this post for sure!

  10. Jamielouwho

    Oh, cuteness!!!! Absolutely PERFECT!! You really put my valentine garland to shame.

  11. Cass @ That Old House

    How adorable!
    I admire that you can get ANY projects done in crafts with a little one in the house.

    Love the LOVE letters!

  12. Andy Porter

    My eyes are happy looking at such cuteness!! Thanks for the link!

    Poppies at Play

  13. Its So Very Cheri

    This gets an Its So Very Cute Award and will be in my featured list in a bit.
    FYI — fun give-a-way starting tonight