Handmade Valentine Cards

For me Valentine’s Day is really about my girlfriends…married or not, I think this holiday is the perfect time to recognize your friendships.

Giving something handmade is so very special.  It shows that you’ll take time out of your busy life to make something special!  What better way to show a friend how much you care for them.

My Handmade Valentine Cards

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Tips on making your own cards

  1.  Be creative with your papers-use gift wrap, textured paper, cardstock…go for it

2.  Load up the layers…like with all good design, there are several layers to add depth, interest and style

3.  Use stamps and different color ink pads

4.  Find some fun stickers, but limit yourself, so doesn’t end up looking cheap

5.  Add some shine with rhinestones and glitter glue

5.  Use finer tip sharpie markers

6.  Ribbons & Lace add so much

7.  Make sure you have supplies:  scissors, decorative scissors, glue & a hole punch

8.  Don’t make your cards all the same.  Think about who you are giving your card to and let their personality inspire you.

9.  If you are going to mail your card then make sure the envelope is cute as well…pink or red and add a nice sticker next to their name.  Don’t forget to use a colorful marker.

10.  Give your self time.  The layers of glue need to dry sometimes over night.  Ink needs to dry as well.  Give yourself weeks that way you can run to the store to pick up one more thing to add!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Reflecting on 2012

As I think about this past year I have a lot of happy and accomplished feelings.  I honestly feel like this has been one of my best years, as everything seemed to fall into place, with family, friendships and business decisions.  I feel so much gratitude with how balanced this year turned out with love, my family, relationships, friendships, the blogging community and my ever so grateful clients.

A few of my favorite moments of 2012

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My Mom!

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James using his Red Ryder BB gun!

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Night Before Christmas

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Celebrating Michelle’s 40th

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Getting our Christmas Tree

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Holiday Celebration

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Ugly Sweater Day

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Leigh & Kate

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John making his Gingerbread House

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Yankee Swap Fun

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My 41 Birthday Party

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Mommy Sandwich

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Lyn

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James loves fishing

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First day of school

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Amanda’s Birthday

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Mohr Family Reunion

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Jacobsohn Family Reunion

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Cousin Jack

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James’ boat

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The Cape

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Sister Florecita

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Mohr Family

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Grandma

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James’ birthday

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John graduation

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Mark & I

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My baker

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Declan

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John turns 5

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James & Mark

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Fairytale Ball

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Susan & I

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Ace

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Tasha, Arianne & I

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My family getting to meet President Obama DSC_1304

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Celebrate!

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Kim & Lyn

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Happy New Year from the Jacobsohn Family!