Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Mother's Special Valentine Keepsake

I'm so glad you could join me today for another Tea Party.
I've brought something to share with you
that's very special to me.

It is something that my daughter and I
made together when
she was preschool age.

I first saw this verse on a pillow
as I was thumbing through a mail order catalog.
A Mother holds her child
in her Hands for a little while...
... in her Heart forever.

I loved it so much I decided to use it
with my Sunday School class of four year olds.

I changed the verse slightly to fit the paper better,
but I now feel this was a mistake.
I like the original verse better.
(I didn't have a computer with different fonts back then
so I just wrote it out by hand and photocopied it).

I brushed a light coat of craft paint
on the palm of her hand and
pressed  down on the paper
with the thumb spread away from the fingers,
I gave each of her fingers an extra little nudge at the knuckle for good coverage.

In the space between the thumb and fingers
 I drew a heart with white glue.
Then she lined up dried rose buds
along the line of glue.

Just let dry, matte and frame!
Thanks for coming,

My Valentine  "To Have and To Hold LOVE STORY Linky Party Marathon"
is coming right up so be sure to stop back.

To read all about it, click the button below

Warm Hugs,


  1. What a special keepsake! Adorable!

  2. Definitely a treasured keepsake. I am going to feature you on Pink Saturday this week if that is okay with you.

  3. This is so cute! I will def have to do this with my kids at church. Already have this year planned out but will do it next year.


  4. Those valentine heart cookies looks so good and I am trying to downsize my body

    I want to say Hi to Millie, she looks so sweet and I am trying to deceide when to get another dog I lost my little pug Sissy last April

  5. Oh, what a sweet memory to make! Happy Pink Saturday!

  6. Hi Betty,

    What a special craft keepsake! So beautiful - I still have crafts from my son when he was little - now he's a teenager and not so little anymore, but I still enjoy having such keepsakes and look back at those memories. :) Wishing you a most lovely Pink Saturday!


  7. Hi Betty, stopping by from LV's place who suggested a visit.
    Love this precious framed memory. So meaningful and treasured. Glad you're sharing with us.
    Also love your vintage Valentine goodies in the next post.
    So sorry about Millie. She's so precious. Love, love, love is the best you could give her. Our golden girl, Honey, was also born in 2000, but is now gone to doggie heaven due to a tumor. We miss her every single day and my advice to everyone with furry friends is to love them as unconditionally as they love us.
    Thank you for sharing.

  8. Hi again, BettyJean, just stalking your page for party info. :) I'm going to be working on my post today so I thought I'd check to see what it should involve. Hoping you have a nice turnout.
    Much love!

  9. Oh this is sooo precious--I love it and I also adore your beautiful header!!!

  10. And thank you so much for linking up to the party!!!

  11. What a lovely keepsake and a beautiful memory that each of you may share. Love it. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
    Hugs, Gayle.

  12. Betty Jean,

    Thank you so much for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17!

    Even as the party continues to grow, I’m glad I still have the opportunity to visit all the amazing projects and soak up the inspiration that is shared each week!

    Hope you’ll join the fun this week too– the party is in full swing!

    Best, Jenn

  13. Congrats -- your project was voted one of our Top 3 on last week's T.G.I.F. Linky Party at Craft Junkie Too! :) Stop by and grab the featured me button if you'd like. :)


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