Paper Cut Valentines

Here it is, the middle of February.  This is always the time of year to assess where I am but this year I have decided that it is not possible to know.  I am always moving and shifting, finding new things to try and why hinder myself by saying "Stay focused, Amy".  So I am embracing a new art form and I will see where it settles in amongst the other "things" that I do.

Over the past 2-3 years I have been drawn to the art of paper cutting.  There are some amazing things that I have seen but here is an example to wet your appetite.

Mind blowing right?  

Another artist that I am a huge fan of is Elsita Mora.  Her work is lovely and her blog is stunning.  I find I can get lost there but I always walk away with a smile and wonderment.

With that in mind, it was Valentines Day yesterday.  When I was a little girl, my God Mother Janie, would always make me a handmade Valentine.  It was a small gesture that made an impact on me.  I have always encouraged my children to do the same and this year I thought I would combine my desire to try paper cutting and my need to set an example by making my own homemade Valentines.  

I started on my Pinterest board with a project I pinned last year.  The first one was for my husband.

I was pretty happy with it and when my daughter came home from school I showed it to her.  She asked if she was getting one too!  So guess what I did on Valentine's Day.  

My son is turning 11 in April.  He has a passion for the outdoors and camping.  He told my husband a few weeks ago that someday he would just like to have a lot of land and a simple life.  His Valentine was the next one I tackled.  I made him his cabin in the woods.

He is growing up so fast, so I wrote "Wherever you roam, there will always be warm hearts waiting at home."

The last one was for my daughter.  She is 100% girl and is full of hugs and kisses.  She loves to share her art and ideas with me and we talked about possibilities for other Valentines when I showed her the first one for my husband.  Here is what I came up with.

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day and were able to share it with the ones you love.