Tuesday, February 12, 2008

spt



since i feel like i rarely treat myself with *things,* this was an interesting challenge for me.

i have been having a lot of fun with paper crafts lately, and this banner was put together one evening not so long ago. it hangs over our entertainment niche, and makes me smile every time i see it.



i picked this up many weeks ago - sort of an impulse buy at the gift store. it's made out of window screen, and i LOVE it. i had seen a jack-o-lantern similar to this back in the fall, and i have become a little obsessed with trying to recreate the look. i am a sucker for pretty little things to hang on doorknobs.



i actually have splurged and ordered myself a piece of jewelry, and i have to say it feels very good to treat myself to something special. unfortunately, i don't have it to share for this spt, but let me just say, i can't wait to open it.




were you able to treat yourself with a special valentine?

37 comments:

Amie said...

Lelly, I usually just do spt if I see someone else's that strikes a chord.... but this week I actually came to see the assignment. I have been a bit out of the blog world so I linked so a few would know I posted. I hope that is ok (I know it is kind of a pain that not everyone can get to it.) PS - I come through Jill...

I enjoyed seeing your cute gifts to yourself.... a good plan really. I don't know why I haven't thought of it before, I am not opposed to giving myself birthday or Christmas gifts so why not Valentines too?

Holly said...

I love your heart banner--it would be impossible not to smile when you see that each day--the patterns and colors are so happy.

Glad you treated yourself to a few gifts. The wire heart is FUN. Can't wait to see your necklace too.

You look so pretty peeking out from behind the polka-dotted heart.

michelle said...

This really is a great SPT. Your hair looks darling! Did yo get a hair cut recently? How fun to look forward to a piece of jewelry! Good job on treating yourself! :)

Amy said...

You do look very pretty peeking out from the hearts. I love the heart banner...did you just choose different papers & cut it out yourself...but the hearts look too perfect. Hm. Can't wait to see the necklace!

Jenny said...

Your heart banner is so festive! Treating yourself to jewelry is always fun :)

Melinda said...

I love the heart banner and would love one of those for every holiday!! So cute!

carlo said...

oh that is such a cute, cute, banner. and i love the lelly smile you captured.

my desk is in an alcove in our kitchen and i need to start decorating it more often.

love that you bought yourself a treat! will you post it when it arrives?

carlo said...

oh and the doorhanger-- the doorhanger is just adorable!

donna said...

I have to agree with Michelle, your hair looks great!:)
Jewelry is a wonderful treat. I love jewelry:)

Amber Grannis said...

Cute banner! I love seeing all your creative projects. Happy Valentine's Day!

Michelle A. said...

So happy you ordered one that jewelry, and the paper crafts are reall fun looking! happy Valentine's lelly, and thanks for all the work you put into SPT!

linda said...

I love all of the colors in the banner...so cute and festive. Can't wait to see your treat that's on it way!

Have a great Valentine's Day!

stacy{s} said...

darling heart banner. love the colors. thanks for reminding me to treat myself with this spt. can't wait to see the jewelry you ordered. she does such fun stuff.

Elizabeth said...

Good idea to treat yourself with one of those necklaces. ANd I love your banner.

Courtney said...

I love the Valentine's decorations you splurged on! So beautiful and festive!

I am so impressed at your gifts to yourself...including the jewlery - it is always fun to open presents, especially when you KNOW what's inside!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Rachel said...

I really enjoyed this challenge! Your banner is awesome! Very bright and sunny! and you look radiant, as always! :)

Barb said...

Your heart banner is so cute with the patterned paper. Thanks for the challenge!

Becky Porter said...

Cute crafties!

Thanks for this challenge, Lelly.

michelle said...

Ooh, I love your heart banner! Great idea.

Janna said...

I splurged this week and bought paint for my kids rooms and a red shag 5'x8' rug for my front room.

Amy said...

Thanks for the idea this week. I loved doing it. Will we get to see the jewelry when you get it? Happy Valentine's Day!

Jossie said...

I'm excited to do SPT. How fun!

Jill said...

Love the banner and the door hanger! Thanks for a fun
SPT!

Holly said...

what fun - I love the hearts - so festive! Can't wait to see pictures of the jewelry!

Laurie said...

Cute banner Lelly. I love it. Great picture of you too. Now I have to figure out what my SPT is about....

Amy said...

Apparently I don't have enough real stuff to do, but I was looking at the comments on Jill's valentine's day post from last year and you wrote "we eschew the commercialization"...it made me smile huge because that's the word of the week! You rock!

The monkey bunch said...

Cute banner of hearts. I love the papers you chose. I have not had time to paper craft lately, but tomorrow I will. Maybe I will steal your idea;)

Alisa said...

thanks again for another great challenge..mine ended up being kind of lengthy. Funny thing...I think there were several others that had the same idea!
I have to copy everyone else and say that I love the heart banner!

Hannah said...

The banner is a great idea! I can't wait to see what jewelery you picked out!

Marie said...

I know that everyone has been saying it, but that banner is wonderful. I can't wait till next year and I'll copy it for my own home!

linda said...

Lelly, I commented earlier too but...

SPTs...my first one down, and hopefully many more to go.

Thanks for the s-t-r-e-t-c-h!

Emmanuelle said...

I love your heart banner !! I wnat the same :-)

Missy said...

Fun! Thanks for celebrating V-day with us!

Jill said...

Your heart banner is so cute. I'm such a Shmalentine's chump this year and haven't even gotten out any of our decoration (we have about 5).

I think treating yourself to one of Lisa's necklaces is a great gift to give yourself!

Poulsen Family said...

Oh, I have a spot I think that banner would look adorable in, maybe I'll go pull out my scrapbook paper and attempt to make my own...so cute! Thanks for the SPT, I love that jewelry too, and I'm usually not a jewelry person.

sarah said...

You have really good taste...sorry, my spt is so late...

Holly said...

Just added my late to the party SPT.