Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Love Day!

It's that time of year! Time to show the people you love...well that you love them! So this little guy was made to take to the kids Sunday School teacher this morning. She is a scrapper and I knew she would appreciate it! The first thing she said was..."oh I am SO scrapping this!" I can't take any credit for the idea though, I found it in the February Issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. I of course modified it to use up whatever I had sitting around. (BTW this sweet teacher knitted Chloe and I both matching slippers for Christmas because her son is in my Sunday School class. So cute!) So she totally deserved some homemade goodness...and I can't knit! :)
I used vintage buttons for eyes on this one and Prima fabric paper for the face. I made 3 layers of "feathers" which are just Heidi Swapp flowers cut in half and layered on top of one another. The base is made from 2 October Afternoon journaling cards. The top one I cut to give him some ears.
And then since I had all of the supplies out, I made him friend. Two is better than one right?

The only thing I would have done differently was used a scallop punch so that his wings had a fun edge instead of the Heidi Swapp journaling spots. I'm putting that on my wish list!
I hope you all are having a great Valentine's Day! I was woken up early this morning by 2 very happy and excited munchkins who were jumping up and down ready to open their gifts. By the time I got my bed made I came out to find that they had "wrapped" my presents they made me also. Chloe had gotten out a gift bag to put her drawings in, and Tanner had used a decorative metal box, that is sitting on the coffee table usually, to place his artwork inside. It was the cutest thing. I got lots of hearts and pictures with our names together and the words "I love ya" written all over them. Child-like love is the best kind of love...wouldn't you agree? Our afternoon was spent dancing and playing games (houseboat) and singing and doing school work for fun. A friend of mine on FB challenged all her friends to love their kids/families this week the way they want to be loved. There are so many ways to show love...and each person needs to be loved in their own way. It's not always easy to do, because we tend to show love the way we want to be loved. So today was all about the kids. Loving them the way they want to be loved. And you know I think it was very successful!

1 Cor. 13 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love NEVER fails!"


Erin said...

Hi Heidi--great post today! Appreciated the reminder that we need to love people the way they want to be loved, which may not be the same way we want to be loved! :) Have a great week! Erin

Samantha said...

Hi Heidi, Happy Valentines Day Friend! I think you may need to make one of those clever owls for dear Lexi, she loves em!

nAnnAlYnn said...

heidi---the little owls are really
cute. happy to hear about your day
with the little ones and the special
wrap. a-w-w-w-w-w.
i've been seeing fat robins in my
yard and i think it could be spring
soon. yay!

Lexi said...

I love this post. And I second what Sam said ;D

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