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Summer Vacation

The staff from Craft Critique will be enjoying the next week with summer fun.  Get out and enjoy the sunshine yourself and we will see you back on July 12th with more great articles and reviews.

Some great summer crafts to feast your eyes on…

1. Blue and light blue handmade anckle booties with sun motifs, 2. Ice cream brooches, 3. O-DAI Craft “Bug” , 4. handmade marimekko giant multicolored poppies picnic blanket, 5. Toadstool House- UK etsy Challenge entry for July (Mushroom theme), 6. another day at the beach…, 7. Summer Time Fun Popsicle Soaps Guest or Party Favors, 8. beach hut cushion cover, 9. yummy summer ice cream , 10. Two-liter bottle necklace, 11. Lollypops skirt, 12. beach bucket, 13. Hot Dog Earrings, 14. Felt Magnet Set Fruits and Veggies, 15. Crochet Submarine, 16. Monarch Butterfly Sand Painted Pendant, 17. March Of The Gummi Bears, 18. Lighthouse Magnet , 19. 9: on the beach, 20. bees children felted headband, 21. kimberlee999a, 22. Springtime Flower, 23. Felt Squirrel, 24. Felt iced sweets!, 25. Hand Painted Summer Pitcher

Got any vacation plans of your own?  Summertime crafts in your immediate future?  Share your links!

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Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Post TWO!

Here it is… Part two… your post lunchtime virtual snack break! I am having an Earl Grey Latte… but you should pour yourself your personal favorite, cuddle up in your snuggie and get ready to be inspired.

Now remember, if you have been featured in this carnival it would be super nice of you to let your blog readers know all about this LOVELY celebration. That’s what makes carnivals fun… our readers go to your blog and your readers come to ours! One big happy, crafty, bloggy family. Yay!

And when you visit these amazing blogs be sure to leave lots of comments and spread the LOVE!

Elena made this wonderful Valentine’s Day box. She and her hubby have been using since the 1st. They put one reason why they love each other in it every day. All together now… “Awwwww!”.

Johwey Redington is more than a little talented. Wait til you see the hand cut pop up cards she made! Wow! And this Heart shaped holder.

Diana at Memory Crafter shared a link to all her Valentines! So sweet!

Our own talented Sara Jane shared two pretty cards with us… one, two!

Sweet and simple Valentine bookmarks by Paula Gray.

Jessica Jensen is stampy y’all! Check out her Valentine!

Holly Star made some super simple Valentines, and this amazing bear shaped album!

Do you like cards that are simple and simply pretty? We do, and aparently so does Kathleen Nelson evidenced by this card, this one, here, here, here and here.

Wait until you see this wonderful Stuffed Fabric Heart tutorial at Belle and Burger.

Kylie Couper shared this lovely love note with us.

Vegan treats have never been so sweet! I think even non-vegans will like these sweets from BitterSweet.

Siobhan is making valentine’s too! Poke around the blog for even more!

Katherine McKamey created these pretty little cards for a swap.

Melody had some wonderful coloring skills she shows off on this Valentine she shared.

Jennifer Priest is Totally Nuts, loves Mini Books and sometimes feels a little Fancy!

Hambly in the house! Thanks to Ania from Norway! Check it!

Creatively Yours made this Card sketch just for us… and you! Thanks a bunch!

Eye candy alert! Lots to see on Beth Perry’s blog!

Card inspiration aplenty on Abi Bundy’s blog!

Deanna Woodland has been busy making some super pretty Valentines!

A unique and pretty Valentine from Jo in the UK!

Someone has some mad crafty skilz… and it’s Ashley Newell! Check it out! Cards and alterables here!

Stampy McStamperson
has to be my favorite name for a blog! Let’s look at all of Regan D’Agostino’s work shall we?

A lovely layout from lady lillian about love.

Thank you Tobi Crawford for this and this. You wicked crafty girl!

Valerie Serfozo… scrapbooking… love… this!

Mary Leeson made a super sweet love card… and she has a giveaway on her blog too!

Wanrey has shared a well written Quilling tutorial… I especially love those paper roses!

Deidre Tasler shared this very pretty Valentine shirt and One, Two cards.

Our pal Jeni Allen is a stamping fiend! She sent us this, this, this and THIS!

There is a lot to see over at Stuff Lyssa Makes… But we especially heart this, this and this.

Someone has been busy crafting for Valentine’s day… and that someone is Megan Lock! Look here, here, here, here, here and here!

Michelle Hollings obviously loves Valentine’s Day. See all here realted posts here.

Long-time fan of Craft Critique Aimee Foley shared this sweet card with us!

Heather Grow created a journal/album made out of envelopes, Valentine’s day card, Valentine’s Day Count Down Calendar and a Valentine’s Day tree. Great job Heather!

Have you visited the Cuttlebug Challege blog? What a great blog… so many new ideas! Look here, here, here and here! But bookmark this one, you’ll be back!

Lee I. made this beautiful tribute layout to her parents.

Karen Murray sent us this precious valentine! so pretty!

Um, how cute are these tiny apple pies for the apple of your eye at Twig and Thistle? Or these brownies! Downloads to make your own packaging included!

Francine Clouden made this wonderful Valentine canvas and some chocolate dipped breadsticks (yums) and an altered box for them!

Susan Brown sent us her beautiful Valentine!

Laura O’shea created a paper flower bouquet… clever, clever! Loving the lolipop cover too!

Loving this simple but pretty card from Vicky at Paper Girl!

Bookmark alert! Epicurean style… wow… love this blog! This little girl skirt is so sweet!

And yes Angi, this is what we are looking for… we love your quilted table runner!

My fingers are tired y’all! You all might just be too talented. Remember… spread the word!

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Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! Post ONE!

What a perfect holiday to celebrate all our wonderful readers! What a crafty bunch you are… seriously. Now go pour yourself a cuppa, and strap in for HUNDREDS of wonderful Valentine related craft ideas from YOU, the reader.

And amazingly… this is only HALF of the entries! I will post the other half later in the day.

Now remember, if you have been featured in this carnival it would be super nice of you to let your blog readers know all about this LOVELY celebration. That’s what makes carnivals fun… our readers go to your blog and your readers come to ours! One big happy, crafty, bloggy family. Yay!

And when you visit these amazing blogs be sure to leave lots of comments and spread the LOVE!

From the Scrap Addict; Deanne Burton

Valentine’s Day Cards, Cupcakes and Home Decor from Craft Critique’s own Sarah Moore. Multiple pages of posts.

Here’s a bunch from super stamper Amy Rysavy
Hearty” Balloonabella Card, Love is in the air Fluffles, Love Card, Cherish Card, Super Quick Valentines Gift, Love Froggies Card… be sure to poke around Amy’s wonderful blog for more!

Ingenious Inking has some cards to share.

Our own Julia Stainton shared these works of art…
Simply Love, Feel the Love, Roses and Love.

Catherine St. Clair shared these projects, both with printable templates…
Hershey Bar Envelope Box, Target Mailbox Tins.

Cards, Banners and wonderful giftables at Something from Cassie.

Here is a link to all the wonderful posts on Sandy Hulsart’s blog with a Valentine theme.

Danielle Wycough shared THIS great Valentine’s Day post from her blog.

Andi shared these uber cute Playing Card Valentines.

Rachel Hope Baird had just a few things to share…
Valentine Card Kits, Friend who is Boy, Tree of Hearts, Wish for Love, Bittersweet, Elzybells Treat… be sure to poke around Rachel’s wonderful blog for more!

Mari Koegelenberg used her mad hybrid skilz to create adorable lolipop wrappers!

Sandi made a sumple but lovely LOVE Banner, and a Valentine Birdhouse.

Lori Gentile shares a tutorial for Valentine Snow Globes… I. love. them.

Amy Sammy has Valentine’s on her mind too! Visit her blog HERE.

Our own Kim Fox has a slide show with many a lovely card to see

Manyi Au at MAUstudio shares her wonderful creations… also availible for sale on Etsy.

Monika has a bunch of Valentine’s Day/Love themed cards and some other projects…
Priceless hearts cards, Love is sweet card, I love you card, Fluffles love card, SASI card & altered heart shape box, Love mini album… be sure to poke around Monika’s wonderful blog for much more.

Melissa Cochran shared this beautiful word book… LOVE!

Owlishy alert! We adore these amigurumi Hearts! Free pattern here!

Craft Critique LOVES Pink Persimmon and Darcy McNairy… check out this box filled with 3X3 cards!

Here are three recent Valentine’s Day project, LO and card tutorials on the Sisterhood of Scrap blog by Deanne Burton, Carla Robinson and Susan Coish, all sisters, co-managers and co-owners of the Sisterhood of Scrap Blog
Two Valentine Shaker Cards by Carla Robinson and here’s a twist: her DD made one, too!
A stitched “Love” layout by Susan Coish
AValentine’s Day Double Pouch Gift Bag by Deanne Burton

Here is a wonderful, recent Valentine’s Day card tutorial on the Scrapbooker’s Club House blog by scrapbooler and card-maker Wendy Visser.

Cammeron shared the unique valentine’s that her kiddos are handing out tomorrow.

Cute Valentine’s on Catt’s Scratching post.

TA Carbone shared some of her wonderful cards with us…
One, Two, Three, Four, Five.

Join me for a sweet double layout on the Daily Scrapper.

Check out Sue Blondin’s Valentine card making!

Andrea Vernagus shared a Micky Mouse valentine with us.

Lisa Jones created a wonderful tag card… really cool!

Tammy Caudell claims Valentine’s Day is her favorite holiday. We believe her.
Here, here and here.

Candice created a gorgeous mini book… just lovely!

I can see why this blog is called jensbrainthings… too clever!
Cupcakes, Heart Basket, Woven Heart

Anita from Cards and Coffee shared; this and this and this. Cute!

Barb Housner’s blog has oodles of great cards; Here, here, here, here and here.

Mireia Sala sends us this romantic layout all the way from Barcelona… so pretty!

Check out this 3D valentine on Home Grown Art… cool!

Janet Zeppa shared these pretty cards… here and here.

Gwen Mangelson’s blog had these valentine’s to share.

Check out Dawn Brown’s very pretty “Be Mine” banner.

Renee Powell made a precious acrylic Valentine’s day Album.

Amanda at Over the Top Studios made an amazing altered Candy Box and Party Cone… so pretty!

Kim Gruetzmacher at Crafts by Kim has a whole slew of wonderful cards to share.

We love this heart shaped mini album at Dragonfly Scraps.

Christine at Scraptime created a video tutorial for her sweet little mailboxes.

A lovey dovey post from Veronica Starr… eye candy alert!

A super clever gift idea from Theresa at Sunshine Memories.

Angela at the Paper Gourmet has many pretty things for you to see.

Robbie at Inked X 2 giving us many card to see… Here, here, here, here and here.

Be sure to see Aprils adorable Mouse Bookmark… what a great gift!

Allison didn’t forget to make some layouts featuring her honey bun!

We love this card Sandra Fracinetti created… love the bird!

The Sassy Stampin’ Divas made pretty Valentine… ooh la la!

Jenn at Double N designs knows how to make a funky Valentine! Look here, here, here, here, here and here.

Christina Klauer’s blog has the following lovely ideas; here, here, here, here and here.

Megan Klauer (Christina’s sister we are guessing?) ALSO is super crafty. Evidence found here, here, here, here and here.

Marix Marte altered the heck out of these Queen and Co. purse packages. A-dor-a-ble.

Valentine ideas aplenty on Renee’s Creative Journey!

Geeta Suggs, Rockin’ the A Muse this Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss this sweet candy box.

Ok Y’all… Dont’ forget, there is more to come… much more. So be sure to check back later today.

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