Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

It's Valentine's Day! {although not sure why I'm so happy as my sweetie works all day and late tonight too}

But that doesn't mean we can't have a bit of fun!

I have a few more crafts to share with you from last week's TV show that there is still time to make or even rework for Easter!

Felt Stuffed Hearts


Sizzix Big Shot Heart Layers Die
Wood Felt

1) Hand cut or die cut heart shapes. I recommend wool felt as it cuts better and has a clean edge.
2) Stitch layers together...leaving an opening.
3) Add a bit of stuffing and then close up the heart.
4) Sew on a button or fun embellishment.
5) Be sure to make several of these...they look great in a container, basket or just strewn around your house!

Handprint Garland


Wool Felt
Scrapbook Papers
Heart Punches
The Twinery Twine
Small Clothespin clips
Sizzix Big Shot Heart Layers Die
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares
Small circle hole punch

1) Trace your child's hand on backside of paper. Cut out to make a template.
2) Next trace the template out on several fun papers. Use the heart punch and punch the heart out of the hand.
3) Hand cut or die cut heart shapes. I recommend wool felt as it cuts better and has a clean edge. Use Extreme Adhesive Squares to adhere the hearts together.
4) Punch holes through finger tips and top of hearts. String twine through.
5) Clips heart punches onto fingers and use clips to attach hearts and hands onto twine.

*This would be easily adapted for Easter add eggs and bunnies, birthday's and much more!!

So how about we have some fun this Valentine's about...a GIVEAWAY!! Everyone loves that!!

I've got some great goodies...brand new Feb/March Simply Handmade(I've got a sweet project in there!!lol) a small pack of Shabby Chic Valentine Diecuts, a "Love" stamp, plastic heart filled with some ribbon and candy, felt hearts and and Little Yellow Bicycle's Sweet Love Line which includes some pretty papers, Lace Cut Cardstock strips, Rubons, Spinner, Matchbook Album Kit, Fabric Tags, Clear Diecut Shapes and a Decorative Edge Tablet with chipboard Album!'s that??!!! And don't be surprised if some Glue Arts products find their way into the box too!!

Just leave me a comment and let me know your favorite romantic/comedy movie or book!

Mine would be...Pride & Prejudice(book and Colin Firth version and new movie...actually all things Jane Austen!!), 50 First Dates, Two Weeks Notice, Notting Hill, Moonstruck....oh the list goes on and on!!

I'll pick a winner this Wednesday, February 16th! So don't wait to leave your comment!!



  1. My favourite book of all time is wuthering heights. And as for movies, I love P.S I love you 9the book too), the wedding singer, and Atonement.

    What a wonderful giveaway.
    Happy Valentines Day
    Kel x

  2. Happy Valentine's Day, Julia!

    I <3 Dear John....

    Thanks for the chance to win...

    erika.seever at

  3. Sweet Home Alabama is one of my favorite romantic movies. Thanks for the chance to win !!

  4. Cute projects!

    I love 27 Dresses for a newer romantic comedy movie and I LOVE the Colin Firth version of Pride & Prejudice. One of the best movies ever!


  5. My Best Friend's Wedding...I've seen it a lot, and love it every time!

  6. I love all the old romance novels, my fave movie is An Officer and a Gentleman.

  7. What a great giveaway! My favorites would have to be P.S. I Love You, Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride!

  8. My favorite romantic movie would be how to lose a guy I'n ten days. No matter how many times I see that one it always makes me smile and laugh!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I don't really read romance, I am more of a thriller suspence type reader (when I get the time to read) I like romantic comedy movies.
    Thanks for the chance to win some blog Candy, I am a new follower. Hope I am not too late. Maybe come follow me too.
    Melissa D

  10. Happy Valentine's Day!
    I love Dear John and a old time favorite is Pretty Women!
    Thanks for the chance for the giveway and the prizes look great!
    Have a great evening!

  11. I'm pretty much a romance novel junkie. Nothing classic...just a story I can get lost in. For movies - I like the Wedding Planner, Wedding Singer is pretty good and While You Were Sleeping.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kristina MacKeen
    kmcorzatt at netscape dot net

  12. Pretty Woman is my all time favorite

  13. Gone With The Wind would probably be my pick. I HOPE THAT I WINNNNN

  14. Love your Valentines stuff....especially the tote bag! Thanks for the chance to win!!


  15. Hi Julia,
    Love your projects. As for favorite romantic movie...Sleepless in Seattle is one of my all time fav's!

    P.S. Where can you find wool felt? I haven't been able to find it. Thanks so much!

  16. My fav movie right now is the Blind Side. I love old movies too.

  17. My favorite romance movie is a little-known movie called "The Whole Wide World" and my favorite romance book is the book that the movie is based on ("One Who Walked Alone" by Novalyne Price Ellis). It's the true story of a romance b/w a young schoolteacher and Robert Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian. It's a beautifully sad story!

  18. I love 27 dresses in the recent ones..and a walk in the clouds!thankyou for the chance to win such awesome stuff! So cool! Am a follower now! You have an awesome blog full of inspiration!

  19. Anything with Tom hanks and Meg Ryan, so I will pick Sleepless in Seattle.

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  20. Right now I am hooked on Wanda E. Brunstetter's romantic Amish novels. My favorite romantic movie was Love Story,with Ryan O'Neal and Ali McGraw.

  21. My all time favorite romantic movie is " Somewhere in Time". It's from the 80's with a very young, good looking Christopher Reeves. """Sigh"""

  22. Gone With the Wind...I love the movie and I read the book about every 5 years, and I always find something new every time.

  23. That is some great blog candy! Thanks for a chance to win! I'd be thrilled!....
    You've Got Mail is a fave of mine. Love Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan.

  24. Thank you for the crafting ideas! You directions look easy to follow.

    Loved What Women Want. Helen Hunt was great in that.

  25. Oops, forgot to give e-mail address

  26. Favorites are always hard to name but I'll go with My Best Friend's Wedding. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Hope you've not picked a winner yet. I picked up a stomach virsus for valentines day and was unable to even look at my computer late monday and yesterday. My favorite romantic movie is Dirty Dancing

  28. I'm probably too late, but still have to say I just found our blog and LOVE it! I WILL be back. My fav romantic movie while not a comedy though is Bridges of Madison County. My heart starts beating faster just typing it out! LOL

  29. Great blog! I truly love how it’s easy on my eyes and the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which ought to do the trick! Have a nice day!

  30. that is definitely what I was searching for, You have saved me alot of time


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