Project Alicia : WW: Love is in the air.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

WW: Love is in the air.

It may be a bit dark and dreary around these parts, but I can't help but be excited. I heart Valentine's Day.
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I recently received a sweet card from a friend. It was hand crafted and I was a little taken aback. I didn't even know homemade cards were still made. It touched me and inspired me to dig out some of my own crafting supplies.
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These are just a few of the cards I threw together. I'm sure all of us have some old scrapbook paper tucked away somewhere. Dig up some buttons or ribbon. Maybe you even have letters or punches that you could use. Stop at the craft store and see what treasures you may find for cheap. I actually found the doilies at our local dollar store last fall.
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Staple. Glue. It's so invigorating creating something from scratch. And although any note is nice and almost rare these days, wouldn't it be fun to deliver a few handmade ones?
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If you're in need of some last minute valentine's make sure to check out my Love Day Freebies. You'll find a baggie topper (that you just plug in your own photo to personalize) and a set of 3x4 cards perfect for Project 365.

And if you haven't had enough sweet treats this week, how about these mini monster cookies (with a dash of love)?
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Happy early Valentine's, friends!

Oh, and before I forget... I've had tons of questions over the last few weeks regarding my PRK Eye Surgery. If you have been contemplating the procedure or know someone who is, I wrote a post about my experience over the last few months with the hope of helping someone else along the way. You can find it here.

Also, just wanted to let ya'll know that my household computers just got debugged. It was arduous and a little painful. I was informed by my Boxaid tech that 9 out of 10 wp blogs have viruses and no one even knows. This is a serious issue, people. Viruses, spyware, malicious malware, worms- whatever you want to call it. It's nasty and it's everywhere! And I'm working hard to keep my home free of them. If you think your blog or website may be at risk, I encourage you to have it looked at. If your link shows anything suspicious, I'm sorry but I will not be able to enter.

That's it for now.

In case you're new here, this is Wordless Wednesday. But as you can see, I have a hard time keeping it wordless, so Wordful or Not So Wordless posts are always welcome here. You can grab my button in the sidebar but it is not required to participate. Just grab any photo and come link up! And if you'd like to connect with other WW participants, click HERE or one of the thumbnails below. It's a fun way to meet some new folks!

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103 comments:

  1. Really interesting what you were saying about blogs/virus, I'll have to look into that myself. Thanks for the info!

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  2. You are so darn creative and crafty that I feel so inadequate every time you post your DIY prettiness. lol

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  3. Aw, thank you. I seriously don't feel creative or crafty. In fact, today that little nasty thing called doubt snuck in. ;)

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  4. My tech told me that so many people have viruses and don't even know it. I'm trying to be proactive and not get too freaked out, but it seems just putting myself out there in the blogosphere puts me at risk. :/

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  5. Totally understand! I just installed a detector/cleaner and came up with a clean scan (well, I had a few plugins what were out of date)! Wowowooo. Thanks again for posting this, to be honest, I didn't even think about it!

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  6. Thanks for the warning about your normal linky provider - I will have to look into that myself. Also, if you get warnings, even if you can't/don't enter the site, if you can shoot the person an email letting them know what you found, that would be mucho appreciated!

    Cheers, and Happy WW!
    ~EdT.

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  7. Happy to hear you are recovering. those virus' & worms are nasty! good thing you caught it! I love all your creativeness. I really like the top card w/ the clothespins. ~Faythe @GMT:twitter

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  8. Good idea. Not sure how to contact him as I've always sent issues through the site, but I'll have to locate an email. He may not even be aware...

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  9. Thanks so much! Wish we had some blue skies today, but that's ok. Love is still in the air. ;) 

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  10. Hey, just a fyi- the tech did mention that keeping those plugins updated will help prevent attacks. 

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  11. I agree i think you are creative liked them all loved the pegs :-)

    Have a fantabulosa Valentine :-)

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  12. Wow, I love handcrafted cards.  There is something about the texture, paper and love that goes into making them.  Haven't had much time to make some but it's almost Valentine's Day and I've been inspired by your work!  Thanks!

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  13. I love hand crafted cards and gifts and these are lovely! Thanks for dropping by my blog and adding your link. Thanks to you for hosting also!

    Happy WW! :-)

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  14. Oh Alicia - if that's what you throw together I can't wait to see what happens when you're being all deliberate and everything!!!!

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  15. Those are darling Valentine's, and so easy to make, too!

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  16. Yes, very simple. I hope it inspires someone to get their craft on. ;)

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  17. Haha! Thanks Paula! It was fun to use some of my old scrapbook stuff that's been collecting dust. ;)

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  18. No problem Jackie! Thanks for the return visit! Happy WW!

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  19. Oh yah! Just what I was hoping for Nicole! And yes, I love actually touching it all. It makes me happy. :)

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  20. Thanks Sarah. I really enjoyed your sweet canvases. ;)

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  21. Thanks Steve. I'll have to try it again with some blue skies or photoshop it in. ;)

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  22. Mmm...those cookies look good! Might just have to run to the store and get some pink and red candies to put in my next batch :)

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  23. Simple but awesome.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/02/wordless-wednesday-bath-body-works.html

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  24. Serendipity is SweetTuesday, 12 February, 2013

    Beautiful cards Alicia! And those cookies look so yummy!

    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

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  25. Happy Valentine's Day to you! I love your cards :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  26. Lovely cards..those cookies look super yummy too!!

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  27. Beautiful projects and photos. I'm especially smitten with the LOVE clothespins. Very cool! Happy WW!

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  28. LOVE LOVE all the fun craftiness!!!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2013/02/wordlesswednesday-when-mamas-sick-w.html

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  29. You are so crafty and creative, I love it! Want to be IRL friends and hang out and bake?! Yeah, me too!!!

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  30.  Very fitting crafts and photos for the upcoming Valentine's holiday! I love them all!

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  31. I love the card with the little wooden pegs!

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  32. I am not the Valentine's Day type, but I love the doily card!

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  33. I have tons of craft paper and fun scrapbooking material but need to find the time for these. Cute ideas!

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  34. Those cards are awesome!!  I love them

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  35. Simply beautiful! :)
     

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  36. Very unique! i do love it! :) 

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  37. Hi Alicia! This was a beautiful post and I can see it took a lot of time to put together. I've shared it on Twitter with some #tags to help people find it. Thanks for sharing and for hosting another great hop! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  38. Beautiful :)

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  39. Happy Wordless Wednesday!
    would be great if you can visit and link up at my blog.
    Have a great Wednesday.
    Nan
    www.blogshe.net

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  40. So so pretty!!! Those cookies look super delicious!

    Take care!! <3

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  41. Far And Away/ SonishkaWednesday, 13 February, 2013

    I was kind of worried that I wont be able to link up as I had issues last week and I thought now that you re saying I might be bug infested and was ready to hang my head in shame lol. but all is good. Happy Valentines day! Love your set of photos and thank you for taking time visiting my blog. Xxx Sonishka.

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  42. Hey! I'm joining the link party here. I've enjoyed visiting other blogs so far. Thank you. It's my first WW.

    http://hernotesandkisses.blogspot.com/

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  43. These such cute cards! I totally love the first photo!
    Happy Valentine´s Day to you, 

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  44. I am so going to make homemade cards now xxx

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  45. Although Valentine's Day might be really special to some, I'll simply call it Thursday this year. ;)
    I must say your photos and artwork are really great - even though I don't really like the occasion. You always come up with great and inspiring ideas. Keep it up!

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  46. What wonderful ideas. Delightful.

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  47. Those are cards you *whipped up*? Ha ha ha! Ours (that we made with the boys) are a bunch of glue and then some ripped colorful paper. Bam! ;) Yours are works of art.

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  48. I love thought and time put into homemade cards.  They always brighten my day.  Yours are lovely.

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  49. I love to make handmade cards. You have done a great job! Thanks for hosting and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  50. Great cards! Love the one with the pegs! x

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  51. Lovely romantic ideas - I love Valentine's Day too! And thanks for the virus warnings :)

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  52. what beautiful Valentine's you created!! it is refreshing and so thoughtful when someone gives you a homemade card that they actually took the time to think about and create. 

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  53. I concur. I really was touched by my recent handcrafted gift. :)

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  54. No problem. Just be on the look out! 

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  55. Thanks Charlotte! 

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  56. I didn't even know anyone still did them but they are so fun to make! ;)

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  57. Thanks so much! Happy WW!

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  58. This year the kids don't have the traditional classroom ones so I'm off the hook. I'll just have them share a couple special ones with close friends. Those glued, ripped ones are the ones to really treasure though. Before you know it they'll be all grown up...

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  59. Thanks so much Keith! :)

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  60. Well, that was the goal so I'm happy to hear it! ;)

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  61. Thanks Verena! It was fun putting these together. Too bad we're so far apart- a craft night would be fun. 

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  62. Your blog seemed totally fine today when I entered. Sometimes it's not a virus but other issues with our hosting site. I wasn't even thinking of you when I wrote that btw. ;) So happy for you that all is good. 

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  63. Thanks Pieni! That's what I think every single time I enter your blog, so thanks! :)

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  64. Thanks Claire. Appreciate it! 

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  65. Aww, that's so kind of you Tina! Thanks girly! Really appreciate it! Happy V-Day to you too! :)

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  66. Thanks Rebecca! :)

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  67. Thanks for the kind words Brandie! :)

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  68. Oh yes- time. Something I can't offer, haha. So happy to hear you have some supplies on hand. Hope you get to whip up a few. It's so fun. ;)

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  69. Thanks. I picked up the doilies at the dollar store of all places. ;) 

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  70. Thanks Michelle. I had something different in my head, but it turned out fine. ;)

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  71. Thanks Theresa! I couldn't help myself. ;)

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  72. IRL? I would love to hang out and bake with you! That sounds like a blast! I'm in! :)

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  73. Thanks so much for the thoughful words and visit. Happy WW to you! 

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  74. Thanks. And the cookies were a fav of mine. ;)

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  75. Thanks so much! Happy early V-Day to you! :)

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  76. Thanks. And yes- simple is my favorite kind! :) 

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  77. mmmmm!  those cookies look yummy :).

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  78. Creating Through LIFEWednesday, 13 February, 2013

    I love handmade cards. Happy Valentines Day!

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  79. I love these! The cookies look delish! =)

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  80. Love those VDay ideas.  I'm curious about your issues with WP.  How did you find out you had a problem?

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  81. I heart all your hearts :-) Thank you for WW party.

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  82. Gina, this is a blogger blog. (And I had my tech double check it and it does not have any problem.) I didn't have an issue with wp. I merely had viruses on my home computers. I've been working with boxaid to eliminate and narrow down the source. He informed me about the issue with wp blogs. He also told me that if you keep up on the plug-in updates you are less at risk. I'm at my wit's end and I think us bloggers are more vulnerable because of all the sites we visit. I'm merely a messenger. ;) I just think the issue is bad enough that everyone should at least be aware. The problem these days is that these viruses are smart and methodical. And hard to detect. They act up a little. Nothing serious. It can linger for quite a while wreaking havoc before you even consider the possibility of a virus. By the time you're convinced it's something that needs fixed, it's deeply embedded and you've most likely infected others. Scary world we live in. I will not even pretend to understand why these hackers would use their talents for such destruction...    

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  83. Thanks Kristy! This is right up your crafty alley! ;)

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  84. Thanks Biti! <3

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  85. Thanks Trisha! :)

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  86. Same to you! Thanks for the visit! 

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  87. I love all of the cards... but your LOVE with clothes pins is the sweetest!!!!

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  88. I love handmade cards, and yours look so sweet. I also loved the monster cookies. Yummy!

    Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee
    Mama

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  89. It is a bit dreary here as well, though Valentine's Day sure helps!

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  90. So sorry to hear about your computer! I wouldn't have any idea what to look for on Wordpress to see if I have a problem. Hopefully I don't. What a nightmare!

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  91. I love visiting your blog, you always have such wonderful photos and such great projects happening.  Hmmm...I'm feeling inspired to make some cards and bake some Valentine treats!!

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  92. Lovely pictures, I'm still getting into the whole making cards stuff. I do have some supplies though. 

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  93. Beautiful cards!  I used to sell Stampin' Up years ago and still have a decent stash of hand-stamped cards.  It is nice to have them even though I'm terrible at sending them.  Which was the irony of being a demonstrator for SU.  :)  When I do remember to send one, I always get a good response from the receiver. They are so much nicer than store-bought cards.

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  94. Cute post very creative Happy Valentines Day!

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  95. Happy WW + Happy Valentine's Day, I linked up! And I know what you mean, I don't visit any suspicious sites either!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  96. So much love! The cards are beautiful, and the cookies look delish! Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for linking up at Good Girl Gone Wife :)

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  97. Fabulous work post! Happy Valentines Day

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  98. Lovely cards, they look so professional! 

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