December 12, 2009

Valentines Day In December

Valentines Day you ask...it's not even Christmas yet! I know, I know...but since I received my advance copy of the new Romantic Country Magazine Valentine issue a couple of weeks ago I have been meaning to mention it in a blog post and well, you know how it goes at this time of year!! Anyway, my regular copy came in the mail today and I am assuming that most of you will have your copy soon if you don't already.
I  was invited to do a tutorial for you and I think that you will enjoy this Sweet and Simple craft.
I made these little art boxes last year and sold quite a few on the website, and now simple instructions have been provided for you to create your own. I really do need to go through those old lesson plans from teaching and see what else I can come up with, and hopefully will get some more tutorials up on the blog soon!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Jane! I received my issue of Romantic Country on Friday and it is truly one of the very best! I was so excited to see your gorgeous tutorial! The boxes are just amazing! I love hearts and have had them on the brain the last couple months :) I hope you are having a beautiful holiday season!!
    Hugs,
    Amy

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  2. Unfortunately that magazine is NOT availabe here :( But love your pictures so I can see some of it too.

    Hugs and congrats on all your accomplishments ♥

    Marian

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  3. Hello Janet... I haven't received my copy of Romantic Country yet... Rats! I can't wait for it, and to read your articles... as much as I love Christmas and my entire house is decorated for it, I am already thinking Spring... your little heart boxes are beautiful! I'm sorry people are copying your ideas for profit... you are so generous to give your tutorials for those of us who want to make them for ourselves... please know I will always only buy creations you designed from YOU! We are having a major blizzard here this morning in Utah... oooh, that sounds so wounderful sipping Pina Coladas by the pool! (I hate eggnog besides!) Love to you... kisses Murphy... Bisous... Julie Marie PS I love Tracie's My Petite Maison too, she is a sweetheart, just like you!

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  4. Hi Janet,
    I started savoring each page of Romantic Homes on Friday and still can't believe how beautiful every flip of the page is in its inspiration. I am going to try my hand at your Have a Heart section and make a few to give to friends. As far as the copying that people do, I so don't get it and I've said this before, but I can always tell if it's not the "real deal". There's much to be said and felt about coming up with an original :)
    Also, thank you for mentioning my little plates... wish I could tell you what it means to be there right next to you on that pretty page ~ most definitely comes from my heart!
    I love the idea of your atomizers as linen water vessels, another Fabulous Fifi idea. I am on my way to check it out as I have linen water (au lait d'amande) upstairs in a not so pretty plastic container that needs something more appropriate for its pretty scent.
    One last thing ~ that last shot is gorgeous and a pina colada sounds delicious in the Florida sunshine!
    xo (and more) ~Tracie

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  5. I cant wait to buy the new mag, it takes a while to come out here!
    I understand competely when it comes to copying ideas.I worked in a art and craft co-op years ago, and someone there kept copying my work.With only 25 artists, it was so obvious, and she sold her items at half the price.Hers were machined, and mine were handsewn.The board wouldnt do anything about it, so I abruptly left!It is quite upsetting when you put all the work in, and they take the credit.
    I love your little boxes!
    We sit by the pool here in Aussieland, sipping champagne, and eat cold meats, seafood and salad for Chrissy too!
    Enjoy the festive season,
    Sue

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  6. G'day Janet, what lovely creations & pics. Will watch for this magazine.

    Merry Christmas, TTFN ~Marydon

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  7. Congratulations on being published again! That's aweseome and very well deserved! Your boxes are very pretty and such a wonderful Valentine's project!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Julia

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  8. Hi Janet,
    Wow, congratulations on your publication in Romantic Country!
    How sweet that heart box looks from here.
    I'll have to buy this issue if I can.
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  9. Loved reading this post Janet, cant wait for Valentines day now I have seen those gorgeous boxes, look forward to the mag and getting the instructions! I really must subscribe to that magazines, they arent always easy to find over here in Australia.
    Alicia :0)

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  10. Hi Janet

    I'm still waiting for the last issues of RC to arrive, I'll look forward to this next one too! Congratulations on having your tutorial published, love the hearts!

    Thanks also for the link to me!

    I will email you properly in the next few days

    bye for now
    ox

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  11. Janet..Just received my issue of RC also...& LOVED it!! As always! I especially loved your gorgeous tutorial!! How exciting & fun for you to do! FiFi always out does herself..no?
    Have a very Merry & blessed Christmas my dear!
    Hugs..
    Deb:)

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  12. Cant wait to see this issue,,, I wandered thru Joann fabrics and was thrilled to see tons of Valentines items all pinks! Kayla loves all that stuff, she hangs it all over her room:) Thanks again Janet for that lovely box of PAris Treasures, I really love everything.I'll show you soon what I did with them, love, Kim xoxo

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