Moments.  That’s what my friend calls little vignettes.  Don’t you just love that term?

As I was organizing my studio, you know, the one I talk about showing you but never do? I uncovered a little frame I picked up at the thrift store last year, and I remembered Jennifer’s post I had read that morning and pinned, and just like that…I was inspired. So instead of defaulting to “too busy,”  I sat down at my table and had some Valentine fun creating a little ‘moment.’

 

Valentine Moment - Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

If you follow An Extraordinary Day on Facebook, you’ll see that I like to share free printables on occasion.  Little bits of graphic art are a fun way to give meaning or interest to a vignette.  Or, simply stand alone, looking fabulous.

My printer and my computer aren’t talking these days.  It’s frustrating.  But, I had an idea to look through my basket of cards for a bit of graphic art.  I found this simple card that I hadn’t sent to anyone and cut it down to fit the frame.  I put the glass behind the card in the frame.  This bit of art gives the vignette purpose. (Note: in a photo or two, you’ll see that the card slipped down a little.  I fixed that with a dot of sticky tack.)

 

Happy Heart Day Card Framed - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

I loved how Jennifer used some burlap and an antique heart and key in her fancy frame…and that inspired me to dig out a lovely pewter heart.  It’s from Longaberger’s Sweetheart collection…way back.

I had a small piece of burlap in my stash and cut it to fit and placed the pendant on top.  It seemed blah.  Earlier I had been cutting pieces of discontinued Longaberger fabric samples from their cardboard holders, so I grabbed the pile to see if one might do the trick.  I love this fabric.  For me it has a hint of a woodland look and the bit of red was just what was needed to give it life. The burlap is secured to the backing piece with some double stick tape.  The fabric topper is also taped in place.  I’m planning on taking them apart after Valentine’s Day.  If you want yours to be more permanent, you’ll want to use a little glue.  The glass was not used.   To secure the pendent I simply looped it over the top of the back insert to the frame and slid the backing piece in place to hold it…so easy.

 

Longaberger Pewter Heart Pendant framed with fabric & burlap - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Since the fabric had a woodland look to me, I thought it would provide textural and color contrast and keep the ‘moment’ from being too froofoo (is that a word?!) by adding in the giant pine cone. I set all of this in one of my favorite Longaberger Baskets…the Swoop Tray.  To brighten and replicate the neutral colors in the frame, while providing textural contrast, I added a vintage doily to the tray.

 

Valentine's Day Tray Vignette - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

All this sweetness is fun for Valentine’s Day.  But, I wanted to do one more thing to make the vignette meaningful.  One year for Valentine’s Day my husband gave me this little vintage heart box that he picked up at a local antique store.   I’ve written down Bible verses about love to add to the box.  During Valentine’s week, I thought it would be meaningful to pull out a verse and read it and meditate on the verse.  After all, this is the love holiday and now, more than anytime, we all need to be more loving towards each other, don’t we?

 

Valentine Heart Collage - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

You may want to choose your own verses.  To make it easier, I have seven for you.  Each one is linked to Bible Gateway so you can copy them into your program, like Publisher, and print out and cut in strips for your little heart box.   Because I have the wild idea that just maybe you might want to do this too!

Here they are in no particular order… Matthew 22:37, 38;  John 3:16;  Ephesians 5:1, 2;  1 John 3:16;  Colossians 3:12-14;  1 John 4:7-12;  1 Corinthians 13 (the love chapter).

 

Inspiration Vignette of Gold Framed Valentine mementos & Graphics - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

So there you have it.  A Valentine Moment with Meaning.

 

I’d love to hear what you do to make your Valentine’s Day special or meaningful for you and yours.  “Share Your Thoughts” below.  I read and respond to each one.

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 Love,

Diane

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Comments

  1. so pretty, I love that fabulous printed fabric and metal heart!!

  2. Oh, what a beautiful idea–to read and talk about those things with the husband. And what a cool little box to keep the notes in.

    Of course this is lovely–What a creative spirit you are. And what pretty results you get. That metal heart is adorable but I’m liking the red and white framed card you put together. Just gorgeous! And put ’em all together….brilliant!

    I’m so glad you’re having success on your facebook page. There’s a place I’ve not dabbled in(I did sneak a peek–that’s all that’s ‘allowed’ unless you’re a member…LOL)–it’s a bit more to bite off than I’m willing to chew. But I’m glad for you…..the more you can carry the message, the better. And the bigger the support system must be greatly appreciated right now.
    Ohhhh……but you’ve given me ideas! *laughing* Like I need more ideas being tossed around in this brain!

    You enjoy the upcoming weekend, ma’am. Make sure you’re making time for YOU, eh?

    *hugs*

    • You are the most wonderful blessing in my life Mel!
      Haha! I think the reason I still have the VD card is because “I” liked it a lot after making it. That’s a funny thing…making cards to give and then liking them so much I have to make one for myself or just keep it. Silly me.
      I’m glad to took a sneak peek at FB…thank you. Yes…it is one more thing to do…but it is fun, too.
      An Extraordinary weekend is head for you…. I just know it! 🙂

  3. Stopping by from Studio JRU! Love your projects!

  4. love what you have created! i must admit i have not thought about Valentines day yet….although i should be thinking about it as my son has his birthday on Valentines day 😉 popping over from Studio JRU

    • Haha! I think if my son’s BD were on Valentine’s I might be thinking about something else too…and something more boyish. 🙂 Happy Birthday to YOU…yes…you too…and your son!

  5. Oh how lovely! And what a fun project. I love it when I get sidetracked productively and come out with something delightful. Thanks for a fun visit for Pink Saturday!

  6. These are so pretty…I’m glad you enjoyed your “moment”!! I’m having a Homemaking Weekend Linkup party and would love to have you come join, if you’re interested!

    Have a lovely weekend,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  7. I really like the card in the frame. While it wouldn’t be as pretty, I’m thinking I could write those phrases on a certain dry erase board in my kitchen or maybe just print them and put them on the fridge. I’ll have to think about it a bit more. Thanks for the idea!

    • Thanks Jean!
      You know, I think your ideas are good ones. Valentine’s is a few weeks away…there still time to come up with a plan! 🙂

  8. Love how you put this together, the results are wonderful! Also love the verses you keep in your special heart box.

  9. Just darling! Always let the creative spirit loose, it is good for the soul.
    xo
    Olivia

  10. Hello Diane! I love your sweet heart frames! Easy projects with a lot of appeal are huge in my book, and your is wonderful. Made perfect by the Bible verses!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings,
    Doni

  11. Love your little “moment” and the idea of putting “love” verses into the heart box from your hubs!

  12. Very creative!

    My PINK
    Have a great weekend!

  13. Love these.. So very cute. Found you on Tutus and Tea Parties.. pinterest party and pinning this for sure from there.

  14. Simple, sweet, and meaningful. I like that 🙂

  15. “A Valentine moment”… oh I just love that!! These are so pretty. Simple and pretty… which is just prefect! 🙂

  16. Oh. Can I just say “Oh” and sit for a while. … … … while I think about the inspiration of not passing up the moment and just organizing . . . thinking of all the frames I have (or think I still have) in the garage . . . and Longaberger baskets. I have, let’s see 5 of their, no 6 of their baskets. I got them in the mid-late 90’s. If only I had more b/c I just love them. I figured you must be a representative … then see a link on Longaberger toward the end of your post. Hmmm.
    Anyway – thoroughly enjoyed your post.
    I came here by way of Sarah’s Homemaking Weekend Link. Me? I had posted about mom’s vintage embroidery (which I would love in a frame or two or three) but put in a book I made – b/c that’s they same way they were when I was growing up – in a steno book.). Hope you can stop by and share them with me.
    Thanks! Thanks! Jenn

    • You are so sweet Jenn. I am learning. The impromptu creations are the ones that put wind beneath our wings and make the necessary tasks go so much easier…and faster.
      Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave your kind words.
      May your week be truly extraordinary!

  17. I love the printable and the beautiful fabric! It looks great. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent.

    Hugs
    Kathy

  18. So wonderful!

    – The Tablescaper

  19. Beautiful! I love the idea of reading a different Bible verse on love each day. Thanks for sharing your idea. I’m sharing it on Facebook.

    Found you on WLW.

    Blessings,
    Keri
    http://growinginhisglory.com

    • I’m so glad you liked it! Giving meaningful tie-ins has been important to me lately.
      Thanks Keri for stopping by and leaving your sweet words. 😀

  20. Those are so very very pretty! I need to make some Valentine decor now. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  21. What a wonderful way to celebrate true love! Fabulous idea. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

  22. What a great idea to incorporate the Bible verses in that box, Diane! We all need reminders on what love really means. I’m actually working on a post about that right now but it’s not fully formulated in my brain yet. I may “borrow” your idea in my next Valentine vignette, I mean, moment.

  23. simple, sweet and personal = is just perfect for Valentines day. Thank you for linking it up at the party at http://www.finecraftguild.com.

  24. I do so love that term “moment.” When I have a “moment,” nothing had better get in my way until I turn that moment into a reality. My husband will see me getting that glazed look in my eyes and will say “Oh, no, what is she thinking now?” I love what you did in your moment of inspiration. It is positively lovely!

  25. Thank you so much for visiting Homa Style and linking your Valentine vintage window and these sweet frames.
    Have a wonderful Valentines Day!
    Remember to visit again on the last Wednesday of February for the Inspire Me link party.

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