Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Crafting

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone out there!

Ava was only 11 days old last Valentine's, so making/sending cards was not on the top of my to-do list at the time. This year, however, I was determined to make some adorable cards to send to Ava's grandparents. 

So I busted out some construction paper and white paint to make a few handprint cards. Luckily, the weather was nice enough last weekend to allow us to use the paint outside. 

(Please excuse both of our outfits...they were just-in-case-the-paint-is-not-as-washable-as-it-claims-to-be clothes.)

First, we got down the (very messy) handprints...

Then I let them dry...

While Ava ran around collecting leaves...

Then, I cut around her adorable handprints in a heart shape using scalloped scissors...

And glued them onto more construction paper along with a "Happy Valentine's" greeting. 

 Considering this was my first attempt at crafting with Ava, I am pretty happy with how they turned out. 

And I think her grandparents were quite pleased as well :). On that note, I apologize to all of Ava's aunts, uncles, and great-grandparents...a one-year-old attention span means that we only had time to get three sets of handprints, and thus, only grandparents got cards this year. 

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My name is Catherine, but most of my friends call me Cat. I was born and raised in Austin, went to TCU, and ended up in Dallas for law school (where Josh and I met). I decided that being an attorney was not my cup of tea and pursued a career in legal marketing. I am now a mother of two attempting to balance family with a full-time job, which is always an adventure. I love: my sweet babies, handsome husband, very large family, and fabulous friends; trying new restaurants; wine; TCU football; holidays; cooking; The Bar Method; pajamas; Topo Chico; reading; coffee; Central Market; carbs; the beach; mani/pedis; Anthropologie; binge-worthy TV shows and podcasts; trivia; French 75s; Pinterest; cheese boards; The Ticket; dancing; Sprinkles cupcakes; The Texas Rangers; fresh flowers; thunderstorms; naps; Tex-Mex; the Texas Hill Country; porch-sitting; ranch dressing; throwing parties; and my job. I hate: working-mom guilt; snakes; heights; waking up early; ignorant people; stomach bugs; paper cuts; green fruit; snoring; bad hair days; the sound of people eating (Misophonia); scary movies; bad drivers; pulpy OJ; trimming baby fingernails; and Miracle Whip. That pretty much sums it up.


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