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Sunday, February 13, 2011

be mine

We don’t take Valentine’s day too seriously around here, but it’s still nice to do a little something sweet to celebrate the day.  At least, I think so;)

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image via YourHomebasedMom

On our first V-day together, Jimmy and I exchanged books and I still think books make a great gift (for a relatively small investment too).  It forces you to really think about what the recipient would enjoy receiving.  This year, Jimmy’s getting a hard cover book about his favorite college football team.  

Over the weekend, I also had some fun playing around with my Silhouette machine making homemade cards.

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Before I had a Silhouette, I always wondered how people used it, but it’s pretty easy.  I downloaded these images for $1 each:

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Which look like this on your screen just before you make the cuts.

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I had to cut the images three times, on different colored paper, to achieve this:

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After using spray adhesive to assemble the images, they looked like this:

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It’s so fun making these cards, I can’t wait to make more:)

and to my sweet baby James . . .

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Heart valentine

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28 comments:

  1. Awe! How sweet!!! Those cards are so darling! Great job! We're not too big on Valentine's day either ;) Glad to know I'm not the only one! lol James is just too precious!!! They grow way too fast!!! Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed it :) As always ;)

    xoxo

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  2. Love the cards you made! So cute! The flowers on your table are so pretty and festive too!

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  3. Super cute cards! I love the LOVE one! :) I would love to exchange books for V-day because I love to read, but the hubs not so much! :) I think we are exchanging DVDs this year. :)

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  4. Sweet cards, Megan. I need to get a Silhouette machine one of these days. My husband has a buiness trip tomorrow so we had a little Valentine's celebration today. I made him a nice brunch and he gave me a sweet card and flowers. It was a nice morning. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  5. James is so handsome in red. Happy Valentines Day.
    Mary Ann

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  6. Great cards - Would love a Silhouette machine! xo

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  7. Great Valentine's!! Of course, James is the sweetest! Mark bought me a book and great smelling candle at Anthro while we were away this weekend. Much better than candy and flowers! Happy Valentine's Day my friend!!

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  8. This is sooooooooooooo sweet. I love that you include James into your blog. Have a GREAT day!
    abby

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day, Megan! I love receiving books as gifts too. :) I came downstairs this morning to find some roses and chocolate. The girls each got a small box of chocolate and a Valentine Barbie (the little sister--Stacey, I think??) that was in Target's Vday section.

    We're staying home today b/c my oldest got sick last night. Figures. I'm so disappointed she won't be able to go to her preschool Valentine's party. :(

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  10. We don't go crazy for Valentines Day either but just have dinner together and enjoy each others time. I love that Silhouette Machine...I need one of those!

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  11. What sweet silohuette cards!!! I hope you and your family have a lovely valentine's day!! =) Your lil boy is too cute!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  12. ... hey, I really love reading your blog ... very inspiring ...


    p.s. Happy Valentine's Day <3

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  13. Enjoy your sweet day with your sweet boys!

    and you hung out with emily?!?!?! so jealous!

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  14. I love the idea of giving books to each other! I may use that idea for next year! ;)
    Happy Valentines day to you and yours!

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  15. Your cards look fantastic, Megan! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

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  16. So sweet, happy valentine's day to you, Megan!!

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  17. Happy heart day! You're right, books make great gifts. I love giving and receiving them. The sillouhette looks super fun!

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  18. Adorable - I was wondering how you did just the outline of LOVE - I was trying to do that with lips on my Silhouette and couldn't figure it out.
    Jennifer
    www.bigdandme.com

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  19. I love the idea about giving books! We don't take Valentines too seriously either, and right now it's more for the kiddos anyways (which seems odd;). And I so want a Silhouette! Great job on those cards!

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  20. Aw, look at his cuteness!! Happy Valentine's Day, Megan.

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  21. Those cards are great! thanks for sharing & happy valentines day xoxo

    www.luckylucychance.blogspot.com

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  22. hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

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  23. Thanks for linking this project up, Megan. :) I have a nice little library of projects now. Hoping there will be more next month! You are already much more proficient with your Silhouette than I am! ;)

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