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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25 comments on “Valentines”

  1. Tracychele @ The Week-Ender Reply

    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 Reply

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

  3. 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 Reply

    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. So cute!

  6. 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. So pretty!

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

  12. So very cute!

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

  14. Steph @ somewhatsimple Reply

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

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

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

  18. Cass @ That Old House Reply

    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. Very cute!!~

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

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

    Poppies at Play

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

  23. Its So Very Cheri Reply

    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 Reply

    lovely letters! love it!..

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

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