by laura janning

My Love Story and Easy Valentine Art

February 1, 2014

I always tell my husband that I wish I knew him my whole life. He says....."you have".

When you love someone,
all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen -

He tells me we are soul mates and destined to be together....
I say " I know"
Real love is feeling like being a part of that person's
life almost isn't enough. It's more like a feeling that
you would live in the same skin with them if you could
and share every thought, heart beat, and emotion as one.
- Rod Cannon -

And when we married....we said  "I do"
 One woman, one man
with hearts so true
come before you
to say I do...

He takes her hand
to have and to hold
Their hearts embrace
and never let go...

The love of one man
The love of her life
They join as one
as Man and Wife...
- Gretchen Gould -

And then one day our love story grew....  into a beautiful family

Love is when you look into someone's eyes,
and see everything you need.
- Kristen Kappel -

This sequins heart represents how every other project and craft is done in our home, regardless of how big or small....with love, heart and purpose. Memories, that will create stories for our book..... that we will be reading for a lifetime.
And each day, I look forward to turning the pages in this wonderful story of love!

Valentine Sequins Heart

Supplies needed:
chalkboard paint
Sequins- I used 2 1/2 packs for this heart
Paint Pen

Step 1: Apply chalkboard paint to a blank canvas board. Allow to dry.

Step 2: Trace a heart on your board. I used this heart as a template.

Step 3: Secure the sequins inside the heart with a hot glue gun. I started with the outline first and then worked my way inside the heart.

Step 4: Continue overlapping the sequins in the heart until it is completely filled. 

Step 5: I used a paint pen to write the 'X O'. Use a piece of chalk to season the board. 

Love with all your Heart!

Grateful for~
grateful hearts filled with love

PS- Don't miss these other bloggers who are sharing their own heartfelt stories of love and home.
hearts at home_3
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  1. Oh Laura, What a beautiful and sentimental post! Love the pictures of you and your hubby and family. What a great diy! So filled with love!
    I'm leaving feeling all warm inside!

  2. What a beautiful love story!

  3. Hello! !
    To a friend.
    I will send the favorite song of me.

  4. What a beautiful story, Laura! And, I love your beautiful sequin heart and the pictures of your family. So happy you shared it all with us!

  5. You are blessed beyond measure...I loved seeing the pics of your family. That heart is adorable...you could use buttons too! Have a lovely weekend ~ Ann

  6. Oh I love easy and super cute projects like this! I'd Love it if you could share it over at our new Linky party…Design {it} Friday!

  7. Love your post Laura! You are so blessed to have such an amazing family.I love the meaning of this pretty craft too <3

  8. You make a great looking couple! I hope you enjoy many many years of happiness together!

  9. Those of us who have found long lasting love are truly blessed. I never take it for granted. I tell my Honey I love him every day.

  10. What a lucky man! Both of you are so fortunate to have found your heart & soul mate. Really lovely post Laura. Your story was enough …and we got a bonus, a great tutorial. My girls LOVE it! Lara wants to make it for her soon to be re-done room. Thanks so much for being on tour with us & sharing so much.

  11. Beautiful story. And I was trying to get a closer look at that beautiful bride that you partially cropped out!

    :) Linda

  12. What a beautiful post Laura! I love how you shared your story and your art is wonderful too!

  13. To see the two of you together, anyone can tell you were meant for each other…you two are blessed to have each other and your beautiful family…two souls as one…..Love the sequined heart!..

  14. Such a sweet and heartfelt story, Laura ~ I love it! Thank you so much for sharing. You have such a sweet family and the photos are precious.

    Love the heart! What size canvas did you use?


  15. Such a beautiful love story Laura and I adore your sequin red heart project too!!

  16. What a beautiful post! Isn't love grand? :-)

  17. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing:)

  18. Laura! This is such a beautiful post! Loved hearing your heart for your husband and kids shine through and the sequin heart craft is just so sweet. You are blessed for sure my friend! :-)

  19. Hi Laura Such a beautiful love story and I adore your sequin red heart project too!! You blog aré besutiful you have a new follower from Chile

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  21. I read, enjoy and learn from your blog. Thanks! Keep on posting.



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