Monday, January 31, 2011

Hearts and Love

 More Valentines Gifts that I am loving:

Valentine String of Hearts Print by Tascha

Tascha's paintings are adorable! So sweet and lovely.  I love the crackle finish she has put on this one.

Valentine Octopus Lovers Tentacle Love by Black Baroque

 Sweet tentacle love! This is a unique antiqued print that has great contrasting colors of black and red.

Personalized Valentine Keepsake Box by Love Naturally

Love Naturally personalized box is an awesome gift that is wood burned.

Love Mouse Couple by Quernus Crafts

This couple is made from polymer clay and is an adorable ornament.  It can be used as a cake topper too!  Sooo cute!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

5 Valentine Gift Ideas for The Ladies

What do women want for Valentines day?  I have come up with my top 5 gifts that many woman would love to receive that are truly unique and amazing.

1.  Cook her a romantic meal at home.  Any guy can take a girl to any restaurant for Valentines Day.  It would mean sooo much more to have your undivided attention and a romantic meal with lit candles.  Also some added fresh flowers are a nice touch!

2.  A gift certificate for a massage.  Your woman has knots and stress she needs to let out!  Check around at your local message therapist locations.  Allot of them are having deals for Valentines day.  She will adore you for this one!

3.  Name a Star after your love.  That is one of the most romantic things  I have ever heard of!  You can go to Star Registry.  Your star will be copyrighted and you will be given a certificate of the coordinates and a detailed star chart with your star circled in red.

4.  Customized pop art of you lovely ladies face or of the two of you.  She would love to hang on her wall.  Jill Pearson turns your photo into a piece of art onto a canvas your choice of size.  Very unique gift! I love the colors she uses in her art pieces. Jill Pearson's Shop Here

5.  Personalized book necklace made by The Silver Diva.  This book is made of sterling silver and hand stamped.  The book comes with 3 pages including the title page.  You can have the book stamped with any saying you would like.  You can also add additional pages!  I love this gift! Shop here
Hope you enjoy my list of great Valentine gifts that I think are truly unique!

Homemade Valentine Gift Tutorials

Handmade Valentine Tutorials:

Shabby Chic Crafts shows you how to make these cute little hearted doilys filled with red hots.  Very simple tutorial here.

Teacup Valentine's Day  Card by Martha Stewart:
This is my favorite handmade Valentines Day Card Ever! It has a real tea bag inside teacup made of cardstock.  Tutorial here.

Jane made these Valentines from chalkboard paint and old book pages.  You can really write on them with chalk!  Great for teachers and students too! Tutorial here.

Antique Style Valentine by Martha Stewart:

This Valentine was made as early as the 1790's.  The message reveals as you open the puzzle folded Valentine. Such a unique idea! Tutorial here.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Handmade Valentine Paper Crafts

Valentines day is around the corner! I found some of the most unique handmade Valentines day paper crafts I had to share from Etsy:

Little Love Tags made by: ThePaperAddict

I love these gift tags!  First of all they have hearts. I love hearts and second of all they are made from my favorite 2 colors together.

Love Paperie a Garland of Handcut Hearts by:  PaperPolaroid
These sweet paper hearts are hand cut and hang from an invisible cord.  Black and white vintage feel to them and can get you in the mood for valentines day.  I would hang them up all year because they are sooo cute and I love hearts!

Little Surprise Owl Love Notes by:  Kraze4paper
These handmade cards are diecut, hand drawn, and hand stamped.  Great for valentine giving.  I love the googly eyes!  The owls are soooooooo cute!

Quilled Gift Enclosure Card made by: Goumo

 This Card has been made by a unique quilled technique that is embellished with beads, pearls and rhinestones.  This card is so lovely and unique any woman would love to receive.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Red Flowers

Started a painting for my brothers new place. I wanted black and grey to match his furniture. So I added some bright red flowers to give it some happiness!

Then I went to add clouds and added more shading.