Do you read the Aunt Peaches blog? You should because it is hi-lar-i-ous! Her posts often make me laugh out loud and her craft projects are like no one else’s.
I recently signed up to be part of the Aunt Peaches Valentines Swap. It’s a fairly simple concept. You sign up, you get the addresses of three fellow swap-ees to whom you send a Valentine and in return, you get three Valentines from three different swap-ees. No prizes, no reposting on Twitter and Facebook to increase your chances of winning; just the chance to send some random kindness into the world via a Valentine, and get a little something in return.
I recently wrote about going to a Valentine making get together, but I decided not to use those Valentines. I wasn’t 100% happy with them. I needed to make more so more I would make. Then I had a great idea! I was going to make a pendant that could be detached from the cards and worn on Valentine’s Day!
I went online and found some Valentine graphics I could use on printable Shrinky Dinks. I love my Shrinky Dinks. If you don’t believe me, just check out this jewelry and these dog tags. I kept the card fairly simple so the earrings would stand out. I couldn’t resist a pun. I wrote, “I'm de-pendant-- on you being my Valentine.” Groan . . .
These are hitting the mail today. I have a couple of overseas people so I hope they arrive by February 14th. I can’t wait to get my Valentines!