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…
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Tracychele @ The Week-Ender posted on January 25, 2010 at 9:21 am (#

    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. [email protected] posted on January 25, 2010 at 10:40 am (#

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

  3. CC posted on January 25, 2010 at 10:59 am (#

    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 posted on January 25, 2010 at 7:54 pm (#

    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. Joyce posted on January 25, 2010 at 8:58 pm (#

    So cute!

  6. Barbara Jean posted on January 26, 2010 at 12:32 am (#

    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

  7. Shelly K posted on January 26, 2010 at 8:41 am (#

    So pretty!

  8. Barbara Jean posted on January 26, 2010 at 10:00 am (#

    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

  9. Lisa posted on January 26, 2010 at 11:51 am (#

    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!

  10. Kaysi posted on January 26, 2010 at 11:58 am (#

    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

  11. WhineNRoses posted on January 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm (#

    I love the banner and the LOVE letters!! How very pretty!!!

  12. Beckie posted on January 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm (#

    So very cute!

  13. Julie Bagamary posted on January 27, 2010 at 4:59 am (#

    The LOVE letters are great. I like the buttons on them too.

  14. Steph @ somewhatsimple posted on January 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm (#

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

  15. Jamie posted on January 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm (#

    super cute! may have to make my own LOVE sign too!

  16. Jamielouwho posted on January 28, 2010 at 7:56 am (#

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

  17. fawnda posted on January 28, 2010 at 8:40 am (#

    Tthe banner is darling and I LOVE the "love" blocks!!

  18. Cass @ That Old House posted on January 29, 2010 at 3:53 pm (#

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

    Love the LOVE letters!

  19. Debbie posted on January 29, 2010 at 4:08 pm (#

    Very cute!!~

  20. FlaCpnLover posted on January 29, 2010 at 6:56 pm (#

    Very cute; I love the LOVE letters…might have to give them a try!

  21. Andy Porter posted on January 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm (#

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

    Poppies at Play

  22. Alecia posted on January 30, 2010 at 8:06 am (#

    Your banner and LOVE letters are soooo pretty! I LOVE them!!

  23. Its So Very Cheri posted on January 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm (#

    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

  24. fitty's pinky rose cottage posted on January 31, 2010 at 10:57 pm (#

    lovely letters! love it!..

  25. Virginie posted on November 30, 2010 at 2:16 am (#

    just featured these LOVE letters on my blog and linked back to this page from
    Thanks for sharing all your great ideas