Who doesn’t want to try their hand at the art of paper and mixed media? I have been admiring this popular trend for a while now and recently signed up for Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion Workshop in the Spring.  (Workshop is April 30 and May 1, www.maryengelbreit.com for more details) When my granddaughter ask me to help with a Valentine box for school, I thought it would be the perfect project to get my feet wet.

Baby Buttons on red & Dress Forms - "Tiny Tailor" fabric

I’ve gathered a little bit of everything that looked very Valentine-y from my supply stash.  A good friend offered her secret decoupage paste concoction. I’ve soaked a few items in this morning’s coffee. Hmmmn, I wonder what we do next.  Let’s see, do I have anything else red?

"Camp Christmas" fabric heart - gift from Joan Ford

Of course Sydney believes that her gram can “make” anything, considering my extensive artsy, craftsy background. So, the pressure’s on.  I’ve made my share of Valentine boxes in my day.  Surely I can …..um, er, uh, well. We’re  doing this after church tomorrow so, you still have time to post any helpful hints under comments!

shoes - "Tiny Tailors" fabric