{Happy Valentine's Day!}

Happy Valentine's Day!!  Are you doing anything special today?  My kids came home from school so excited and on a fun little sugar high (yay!).  I spent part of the day at school living vicariously through them, remembering Valentine's Day and the excitement I felt passing out my Valentine's to my classmates when I was young.  I love that this school embraces holidays and celebrations - it's part of childhood memories that I think are so important.  Both kids class had a little celebration and it was so fun to be a part of it.

I've had several e-mail and friends at school asked me how I made these cards.   The mustache is an overlay (from Oh Snap Boutique)  that I added to the image and I made the chevron background paper in photoshop.  Added text and printed then off a little smaller than the size of a business card.   I used my home printer an Epson Artisan 810.  And the trick I finally found was in the printer settings (not in the normal place you'd think it would be... in a later box that is easily dismissed.  You need to choose the specific type of paper and the image quality via the drop-down menus.   With this printers set up it's not intuitive and I was ready to toss it since it printed images so badly.  But then I discovered this part.  You have to do it each time you print pictures though, a bit of a pain but worth it.

Here's the little tags we made for our Valentine's day treats.  :)  We had fun making them.

Tonight we're celebrating by just being together.  Jeff and I typically don't do anything for each other but we still enjoy the holiday and make it fun for the kids.  Sometimes a card and an extra smooch and we're happy.  Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!