Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love Notes

Hello my dears! Valentine's Day is just around the corner and as you may or may not know, it is absolutely my favorite holiday-that's-not-really-a-holiday.

I just love love and I don't care who knows.

I decided to use that as the theme for my first gift in the 2013 Pay it Forward Creative Challenge.
At the top of my list of things I love is, of course, writing. I am partial to Moleskine for jotting down notes, so I picked up a package of plain softbound journals and decided to decorate them in a Valentine-y fashion.

Here is the result:

Ha! Just kidding. As usual, I got busy with a paint brush before figuring out what I was going to do and things got weird from there. Obviously I thought glitter would make it better. It did not.

After reevaluating my skills, I decided the simpler, the better.  With a thin coat of glue, I made a little glitter heart on the second notebook (as pictured at the top of the post).

The third notebook, inspired by Cupid's arrows (so cheesy!) I painted on a big red chevron, using a bit of washi tape as guidelines.  Don't scold me for wasting pretty washi tape, it was the perfect width for my needs.

Et voila! Two simple but pretty notebooks.

So watch your mailboxes, Challenge winners, someone will be receiving these shortly.
(As for the first attempt, I am keeping it on top of my desk, as a glittery reminder that less is always more. )

Now get out of here and go write someone (or something) a love note.

I'll start:

Dear Gruy√®re Cheese,
You complete me.
All my love,

Supply List:
-Moleskine Cahier Pocket Ruled Notebook (Set of 3) in Kraft Brown
-Washi tape
-Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Tartan Red and Wedding Cake
-Martha Stewart Fine Glitter in Smoky Quartz


  1. Ooh, fun times! This reminds me of my painting adventures (:

    1. :) I wish I were better at painting, it's so relaxing.

  2. Hmmmmm this makes me remember that I have some creative pay-it-forward work to do! I hope mine turn out as cute as yours.

    1. I'm sure they will. You are the one who introduced me to Mod Podge, after all. :)


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