Monday, February 8, 2010

My Valentine's Exchange - Part 1

My new friend, Lynne, was my partner in Dolly's From My Cherry Heart Valentine's Swap.  Lynne should probably start her own blog.  I love the title her daughter thought up - Things I Made in My Basement.

Since Lynne doesn't have a blog, I thought I'd share what I sent her today and share the delights she sent me tomorrow.

I started with some papier mache hearts I bought last year.  I painted them and got out my MS glitter and glittered them all the way around!  That was fun but messy!  I have a ton of these hearts left so I'll have to make some more of these.
Next was a photo frame I used Mod Podge on.  I painted it pink and found this cute paper at Michael's.  I love the look of the sanded edges.
Then I made some clothes pins that I also Mod Podged with some scrapbook paper.  I've had this paper since last year so I don't know if it's still available.  Again, love that sanded edge look.  I have got to make some of these to put in my kitchen.  

What do you use to keep the contents of those open bags fresh?
This is a little banner I made with ......yes, you've guessed it...the beloved Cricut.  Also pulled out a little more MS glitter to give it an extra sparkle.

Cute little frame from Michael's and the vintage valentine is one I found on the internet last year.  I wish I knew who I should give credit to for it.

This was a papier mache box I painted and....can you not Cricut this time....I Mod Podged a doily and put a little scrapbook embellishment on it.
Here's some heart shaped cherry flavored candy in a sweet box.
These are some picks that match the box.  I got both of these at Joann's.
These I didn't make but they were so cute.  Don't you love those $1 bins at Michael's?  So many adorable things.  The book mark was from Barnes and Noble.

Is it okay to have a favorite?  I hope so because I do!  This looks even better in person.  This started with some wood hearts that had a little edge or rim.  I saw on someone's blog last year how they put pearls or beads in them and they looked so pretty.  I bought the wooden hearts but never made that project.  

I got to thinking about what I could make with them and came up with this.  They were painted white, then glittered with MS pink.  Then the beloved Cricut came out to cut out the letters.  These I glittered with MS silver glitter.  They were hot glued to the red striped ribbon.  
Now I have to confess - I forgot to put it in the package I sent to Lynne.  Do you think it was a Freudian slip?  Well it's on its way now along with a couple other things I meant to include.

Here was everything all packaged up - well not really EVERYTHING - 
Thanks to for all the kind comments and well wishes while I was sick.  I still have a sore throat, but I'm doing better now.

Hope you enjoyed your visit today.  I always enjoy having you over.


  1. I am amazed at the wonderful things you can do with Mod-Podge! I love all the frames you create! Hope you're feeling better.

  2. Dear Sweet Bee,
    So glad you're feeling better. Your valentine swap is so CUTE! I love all the glitter and glam and the sanded edges. Great Blog! Sherry

  3. I think I am going to have to get myself on of those cricuts! Everything you make is wonderful!

  4. WOW! Lynne is going to love it all! Everything you made is so wonderful, and I think that LOVE wallhanging is my favorite too. I don't know how you could part with it!

  5. Oh my sweet bee, you've been very busy. I would be on top of the world if I opened a package like that. Even if it didn't have the awesome heart banner. I've never done a swap, I'd like to one day-looks like fun. Someday I need to find out exactly what a circut is. I kind of know but I don't understand everything it does. Lisa

  6. i love that pic frame you made!! i want to be YOUR swap partner sometime:) your blog is very sweet to read:)


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