Thursday, February 4, 2010

Playing around with Hearts, Paper and Scissors....a LOT of glitter!

I don't know what it is about holidays that brings out the kid in me, but they do.  Every one of them; Halloween, Easter, Christmas.......I love the holdays and decorating, making things special, baking yummy treats, I love it all!
I remember when I was in grade school (in the 70's when kids in school still had celebrations for each holiday....) the excitement that built up to Valentine's Day- first we had to make the special container to recieve our valentines in- it was something different every year; a pink and red mail box, a special woven paper basket shaped like a heart, a beautiful sparkly oversized envelope- these are just some examples that stand out in my memory.  The excruciating choices over the perfect collection of valentine cards to buy (very few people made their own in those days....) and of course the cards that were around in those days are now that makes me feel old!
Then years later when my kids were small, we made a big project each year of making our own valentines; it was so much fun!   Now they are too old to make such things anymore, or if they do, they know enough to make it themselves.  This year, I participated in a valentine swap with Christine Edwards  (since it's a secret admirer trade, I won't post images of mine till V-Day) and I had so much fun with it, I decided to make some ACEOs as well.....
So, while I should be starting my new painting, or working on this week's challenge at IA, I've been cutting and gluing and have used so much glitter, I look like I'm about to go clubbing!

Here are a few of them, I decided not to post them all for fear of boring folks to death.  If you want to see images of the others, check them out at my Etsy Shop.


WonderfulWire said...

Those are wonderful!! If I had the space (I live on a 30ft. sailboat :) I would be all into tons of decorating and crafts.. I still can do a little bit though :)

MaryL :)

luthien said...

how pretty stephanie!!! it's that time of the year again :)) i'm sure these will sell like hot cakes!

Magpie said...

These are so romantic and old-fashioned! My favorite kind of valentine! Isn't it fun to cut and paste?

Felicia Kramer said...

These are really sweet!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful vintage (one of my faves) valentines, Stephanie!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Stephanie, these are gorgeous!

Regina said...

Stephanie....lovely..beautiful cards!!


Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

They are adorable! I hope to do some Valentine "art" over the weekend...Have a good one!!

Mila said...

OMG!I love too all holidays in particular Christmas time where all it's magic...and I can take some days off ;)!
Lovely those vintage cards :))!
Have a wonderful day
Mila :)

Charlie said...

I remember the days....It was so exciting to get valentine cards from class mates. I kept them for years and them finally threw them out. Wish I had them now.
I love the vintage ones.
Yours are awesome. going to your etsy right now.
Have a great weekend.

Kathy McCullen said...

Homememade Valentines are the best and yours are beautiful. Your paintings, though, are just plain gorgeous.

priti.lisa said...

Isn' it fun to be a kid again? Snipping and pasting and best of all...pulling the dried glue from your fingers like layers of skin!

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