share the love

There is something so sweet about taking a day {or month, really!} to celebrate something as wonderful as love.

Valentine’s Day is commercial … yes, I agree … but it is special, too.

It gives us an excuse to bake a cherry pie

 to serve our kids pink milk and pie crust cookies for an after school snack

to sip hot cocoa with heart-shaped marshmallows out of a dainty teacups

and indulge in frosting covered cupcakes.

It encourages us to send our loved ones handwritten notes

and deliver prettily packaged treats to our friends.

I like that Valentine’s Day has turned February into the month of sharing the love.

I was inspired by Valentine’s Day when creating the JDC | monthly february collection.

It is full of red, pink, whimsical flowers and fancy writing.

And is available now.

To receive these printable goodies, and new ones each month, you are invited to join JDC | monthly. It is just $9.99 per month {your first month is free!}.

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28 Responses to share the love

  1. Ktez January 24, 2012 at 4:47 am #

    Oh my, you are good….you make everything look so ‘delish’!

  2. Shelley January 24, 2012 at 6:23 am #

    Thank you Emily, for sharing your talents. This is beautiful (as always), and I am excited to get started on my Valentines!

  3. Amanda January 24, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    I love, love, love this months collection!!

  4. cailan January 24, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Wow. inspired much. xoxo, Cailan : )

  5. Evgenia January 24, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    so cute ideas

  6. Annaleise January 24, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Beautiful post! And so true, a commercial holiday, but also an opportunity to love on our families and friends!

  7. Melanie J January 24, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    What a beautiful collection Emily! It is so inspiring to celebrate all the aspects of LOVE.

    Lucky 7 Design

  8. Linda January 24, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    Hi Emily, I see where there is a free download for the thank you notes but then i see they are $4. I have tried to download them but when I do it is just your blog page. I am a little confused. I subscribed to your newsletter but not sure if that joined me for a monthl. i do not see in your shop where to buy the little valentine tags. I love all your ideas but not finding how to get them. thanks!

  9. Leilani January 24, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Sigh!! Thanks for bringing the fun into Valentine’s Day. As a kid I loved creating sweet little crafts in pink, white and red to bestow upon friends. This entry has further encouraged me to be deliberate about blessing my friends.
    You rock! (in the prettiest, most feminine way)

  10. jami nato January 24, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    stinkin cute.

  11. Carrie January 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Such beautiful images. I am desperately attempting to contain myself by trying to wait until February 1st to celebrate V-Day, but you’re making it so hard!!!

  12. Cathy January 24, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    I love piecrust cookies and I didn’t know anyone else made them! When I was growing up my mom always made them with the extra pie crust dough. And now I make them without ever making a pie!
    I live north of you in Skagit County and it’s nice to read blogs from this area. Thank you!

  13. Jenni January 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Everything you do is just beautiful, Emily! Especially love the pie with the bunting and the pink heart shaped marshmallows.

  14. Mary Jones January 25, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    Absolutely beautiful designs, as always! Despite the commercialism of Valentine’s Day, I do love an excuse to get crafty!

  15. Sonal January 25, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Can across your beautiful blog from Pinterest and I am in love with all your ides and the way you write.
    Eye candy and so inspirational.

  16. Kryn January 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Where did you get the Chevron Stripe paper? I have been looking at every craft store and still can’t find any!

    • emily January 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

      The chevron paper is from my printable paper collection. You can purchase it in the shop.

  17. Kezia January 26, 2012 at 2:02 am #

    Such a cuteness overload!! I’ve just found your blog and I love it – you are so creative!

  18. Jen January 26, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    LOVE it all! Thanks for creating such beautiful pieces! Where did you get the plate next to the pie in the first pic? I am loving the color and design!

  19. Jaclyn Bishop January 26, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    So I posted about Valentine’s Day and my husband gave me some grief. I then proceeded to link him to your post! Thanks for being a second witness to the fun Valentine’s can be and the good it can bring into your family life!


  20. Auntie! January 26, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    LOVE all the Valentine stuff Emily–so , so cute!!

  21. Jennifer January 27, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I love Valentine’s Day! A a good excuse to wear PINK, eat sweet treats, and snuggle with the hubby. Your collection is SO CUTE!

  22. lane January 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    ok, I’ve been crafting things from your site for a while now…I love everything you make!! my friends and I were talking recently about how we would love to have a crafting weekend with you at some point in our lives so you could teach us all your ways! anyways, even if we never get to meet you I will continue to make beautiful things from your site that are making my home even homier!! thanks for posting such beautiful things!keep on crafting!

  23. Leighann February 2, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I love your blog and have been following for quite awhile. Very inspiring Valentine ideas!

  24. KMP Modern February 25, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Wow, what a lovely collection that really celebrates Valentine’s Day, love and the spring season. I love those paper flowers with the red and white print, and those yummy treats are making me want to drive over to the bakery now. Thanks for sharing!


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