Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! It’s the first celebration of the new year…it’s a signal that spring is near…This year I had a new sparkling wreath that I won at a luncheon the week end before the 14th. Just perfect for the front door! But the best Valentines are inside…
Valentines hand made by my Pink Saturday friends in Beverly’s Circle of Friends Journal group…we’ve grown pretty close during our journaling for each other and Nancy had the idea that we make Valentines to swap among the group. What fun it has been…the first one to arrive was Nancy’s cute Scottie card.
the vintage “To My Valentine” arrow just really sets it off! It went right on my swirly tree…Her card was joined by one from Shelia…a cute little girl just as sweet as she is.
Look at all the details and the cute birds! Right to the top of the tree it went! During the week Dana and The Stone Rabbit set a darling card with a real key on it!
Aren’t my blog buddies just the most clever people ever? Two days later two more cards came…Jeanne’s with lots of vintage elements…
and a perfect sentiment, “Enjoy the simple things of life” Her card is anything but simple! That wasn’t all; in the same day’s mail, I found Beverly’s beautiful card with original art work! Now I can cut and paste for days on end, but original artwork? No, Beverly’s card is in a class of its own, layers of detailed paper and a cute necklace on her pretty lady!
Within another day or two, Kathy’s card with its handmade teabag arrived! As usual, her work is so rich with details that you keep discovering details!
There is a little verse about tea inside the tag and a handmade cup cutout. Artistic talent and poetry in one package. This has been so much fun to participate with the group and I love displaying the group’s creations on my swirly tree.
Before they are packed up at the end of the month, I’ll make a mug of hot chocolate and sit savoring the beauty of each one. I’m still watching for Grace’s to arrive and then the circle will be complete. I cannot thank everyone enough for sharing their talents and hats off to Nancy for creating the group and organizing us. I’mm off to Beverly’s How Sweet The Sound http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/ to see who is posting today.