My Valentine's Project

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My Valentine's Project

Copying most of this from my blog entries about it so you can see too. Smile The kids really loved it, and the two adults who have seen so far (in person) have been impressed.

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From Saturday:
I've been wanting to do these hearts for days, but just haven't had the time. This is the first one, I hope to get the rest done tomorrow so that I can decorate the fake ficus tree with heart ornaments. It's gonna look great!

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I have to confess that this wasn't my idea to start with. Craft Gossip (love that site!) linked to this great tutorial on making photo heart ornaments. And so, yes, I will be making hearts with photos of my kids too. And I'll share pictures here when I'm done. Oh, and I got the printable that I used for this particular heart here - I also printed it larger and put it in a frame. LOVE IT!

Here's two more views

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Today:

I'm back as promised to share photos of my Valentine's heart tree. Smile I spent a couple of hours on Sunday making all of the hearts, and I'm quite pleased with how they turned out. I had them in a cool pyramid while I was working on them. Wish I had my camera then, it would have made a neat picture.

First, I have to share my favorite photo of the day. Jack is checking out one of his photo hearts on the tree. Smile

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Here are some of the hearts
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The tree in its glory ...
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Natalie with the tree
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And this neat one of Natalie trying to figure out the words on the Valentine heart
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in the kitchen, the subway art framed along with cards my mom made for the kids
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Last, but not least, the treats. I also had candy bars for Rich and I - I printed off a fun Valentines wrapper for each, but I didn't take a photo. I didn't design the wrapper, and didn't think to photograph the bars.

Each kid had their own bag with Dove chocolates inside. That was a hit! Their names were hearts just like the ornaments. And they hung their names on the tree after they opened their bag.
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I hope to get back to scrapbooking this week!!!

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Cute, cute, cute! Your kids look like they really enjoyed those.

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These turned out WONDERFUL!!! I am SO going to try this now! I *need* some for my cubicle. Smile

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MAN! I thought I was supermom for having treats all on the kids bed for them when they got home from school but you are way cooler!! LOL! I love the tree, what a great idea. Also, did you take that pic behind the subway art?

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Again Gwe your are my super-hero mom! These absolutely ROCK!!! Wow!

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"tialee" wrote:

MAN! I thought I was supermom for having traets all on the kids bed for them when they got home from school but you are way cooler!! LOL! I love the tree, what a great idea. Also, did you take that pic behind the subway art?

why, yes I did take that picture. Smile

here's a link to the entire thing so you can see all of it - http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolmama72/5010936348/in/set-72157623411340693/

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"coolmama72" wrote:

why, yes I did take that picture. Smile

here's a link to the entire thing so you can see all of it - http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolmama72/5010936348/in/set-72157623411340693/

MAN! It sent me to flicker where I had to set up an account so I did and then I still could not see the pics Sad Looks awesome though from what I can see!

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I don't know why it made you create an account. That's so strange! Actually, I just looked ... I thought I had it set up for public and it appears that it's not public. Anyhow, having a Flickr account is great. Add me as a friend on Flickr, I'll add you back, and you can see ALL of my photos. Smile

Here's the photo, I should have just shared this the first time instead of the link.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

I don't know why it made you create an account. That's so strange! Actually, I just looked ... I thought I had it set up for public and it appears that it's not public. Anyhow, having a Flickr account is great. Add me as a friend on Flickr, I'll add you back, and you can see ALL of my photos. Smile

Here's the photo, I should have just shared this the first time instead of the link.

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I LOVE IT! I will try to figure out the flicker thing and add you. I ordered that macro converter lens so I am sure I will be bugging you with Questions once it gets here:) Great photo!