Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Greetings


Hello, my friends!

Just a quick little post today to share some sweet little Valentines with you…

DSC07850_edited-1 {a re-purposed glass spice jar given new life filled with sweet Valentine treats}

…a couple of easy peasy projects for loved ones made with images from Crafty Secrets' new, fabulous & downloadable Vintage Valentine Kit

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…topped with some soft pink seam binding and a pretty vintage button, nothing could be simpler…

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…just a bit of baker’s twine from Vintage Street Market around the ribbon for a bit of texture & color…and that’s it!

And now for a very vintage Valentine…

Valentine 5_edited-1 {don’t you just love fairytale cottages?  I do!!!}

This was made using the GORGEOUS free downloadable image from Crafty Secrets available here…it’s an Art Deco lover’s {me!} dream come true!

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I added a lot of iridescent sparkle to the flowers on the image which you really can’t see here…another gloomy, almost-rainy day here in California…

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…vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, very old & velvety millinery flowers and a bit of lace finish it off…


“You make my heart sing”, it says…and that’s a pretty good thing, isn’t it?!

That’s all for me today—I’ll be back later this week with some more Valentine ideas & the winner to my birthday giveaway—it’s not too late to enter if you’re interested!  {and thank-you all for the very sweet happy birthday wishes!}



  1. You're not getting older Julie, just better! Love your projects, have a great Birthday week, Marilyn.

  2. Ahhhh you always have the prettiest posts! Just adore the vintage Valentines! Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

  3. Love those beautiful Valentine's images, especially paired with vintage millinery!

    Have a great day!

  4. Gorgeous pieces, Julie! I bet Valentine's Day makes you happy with all the pretty things you can make! I love those little velvet flowers!


  5. Darling lil Valentine gift, Love the twine.
    Your card is so pretty and I can't help but drool over the velvet millinery flowers!!!
    hugs Lynn

  6. For some reason,
    "You make my heart
    sing" makes me think
    of the song "Wild Thing!"
    Hope your week has
    been calm and happy
    and NOT wild : ) !!!
    Off to check out what
    I've missed.

    xx Suzanne

  7. such a sweet little jar of marshmellows Julie! everything you touch turns out so perfectly sweet!

  8. Julie, these are really beautiful. I love the details on the card - it is a real feast for the eyes! So happy you are posting again, always such a treat to visit you Anna xx

  9. I just purchased this digital kit this evening...can't wait to play with it. I've enjoyed seeing your samples..lovely as always Julie!

  10. Do darling....Happy Valentine month to you my sweet friend. xoxxo

  11. Hi Julie, I missed your birthday post. Happy belated birthday to you! Love the heritage page you created and that first baby picture of you is soooooooooooooooo cute! You make everything ..... groovy! Now Suzanne's got me singing Wild Thing! Ha! Best wishes to you! Tammy

  12. I LOVE that little jar of sweeties!
    Mary x

  13. Sweet Valentines!!! Those images are gorgeous! Tfs!

  14. Just to show you how old I am...when I read the card that said "you make my heart sing"
    My mind instantly went to an old song from my teenage years
    WILD THING, you make my heart sing
    You make everything GROOVEY baby
    my goodness.
    I LOVE vintage valentines cards. In fact for as long as I can remember, valentines cards have been my favorite !!

  15. Happy Birthday Julie. Love your sweet spice jar.

  16. Julie, your Valentines are beautiful! I love that sweet Crafty Secrets heart on the bottle, I went right over and ordered it. Can't wait to play with those sweet images!

  17. Happy B-day. Love the jars, very pretty.

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    Kisses from Spain ^^

  19. great collection of valentine day SMS... i will be using these text to impress my gf

  20. Another way to make sure your Valentine’s Day with someone special is a great day is to really put a great deal of time and effort into the planning.