Monday, February 09, 2009

Easy peasy Valentine's....

Valentine's Day was definitely on our mind this past weekend as the kids get ready for their parties this week at school. I really didn't want to do store bought Valentine's this year, but I needed something easy that the kids could help with. Here were the two projects we created.Chloe created this super cute cupcake drawing, I wrote You're Sweet and then we scanned it. I printed six to a page, we cut them out and Chloe signed them all. Super easy, super sweet!
For Lowell we needed to have many, many Valentine's since he has a few different classes. I opted for the collage approach. We covered construction paper with various scrapbook papers ripped and haphazardly glued down with a glue stick.
I let them dry for a few minutes under some books to flatten it all out, then we cut out hearts for Lowell to sign. Again, easy and fun!
I received another fabulous package for the All the I Love swap. My partner was Kathy in Belgium. This heart garland is so beautiful. She layered and stitched on each heart and it is just gorgeous!
As if that wasn't enough she filled her package with lovely papers, trims, chocolates (yum!) and this too cute for words little satchett with a mushroom appliqued on. I love everything.
Thanks, Kathy!
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Can't wait to see what everyone else is up to for Valentine's Day!

12 comments:

jennalee said...

Hey Kari- wanted to know if you want to join in an easter egg garland swap? come see at artrageousafternoon.blogspot.com

jenjen said...

What a cute banner and fun things from your swap. Lucky you!!!

Jen

Shell said...

I loved the projects you did with your kids. Making the Valentine's Day cards and heart more personable.
And you got great gifts with at your swap.

Amy said...

Hi Kari - Love the collaged valentines - what a great & easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

TOTALLY diggin' the collaged hearts! May have to do some myself! xo

*SHeRRy B* said...

Awwww.. I just love Valentines Day!

MyMosaicMind said...

Kari, the valentines the kids made are adorable! Love them!

The Other Side of Me said...

I loved your Valentine ideas for your kids. I will definitely tuck those away for future school room valentine's. Very clever.

The banner is sweet. Sounds like it was a fun swap.
Tammy

Tara Autrey said...

Although I don't want my babies to grow up too soon, I can't wait to make your Valentines with them! Great ideas; keep them coming!

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Kari,
I made a "Kiss Kiss" Valentine Love Letter Tin, and some altered Valentines. I really enjoy this fun holiday! Come and see what I've made at
http://herartnest.blogspot.com/
Thanks, Nancy

Katie Gonzalez said...

I love the collaged hearts! So pretty and simple. They look fun to make, too!

Adriana Jordão said...

The chipboards recovered by different pieces of papers are marvellous!I t's a great idea! I love them!