Saturday, February 11, 2012

Saturday Link List - hearts

Do you see people using a heart symbol (♥) when they are sending messages or comments, and wonder how they did that?  If you're using Windows, just press the alt key plus the number 3.

There's a site called fsymbols, that has a list of alt keys you can use.


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Want to send some text art in your email?  Here's a pretty piece called Loving Heart, that you can type out (or cut and paste).  There are more complicated heart text art available on fsymbols, under the Text Art tab.



When I was looking around on Pinterest, I saw a bunch of cute garlands that looked so easy.  Having a large heart paper punch makes it a lot easier, but you can always use your scissors.  Isn't this one by ohsocrafty adorable.  You'll need a sewing machine for this, but it won't take long to dress up your window. 


I said I was going to get some Valentine's Day cards ready for my Etsy site, but I never got around to it.  If you're like me and haven't sent your cards, try sending one by email.    

Most of the sites I looked at say they're free, but once you get to their homepage, they ask you to sign up or purchase the cards.  The best ecard site I found is called 123greetings.  Most of the cards are animated and you can add sound if you want.  You can also pick the delivery date for the card.  If you decide to sign up there, you can list your friends and family's birthdays and will never forget to send another card!


But that's emailing cards.  If you'd rather make your own Valentine's Day card, there's lots of sites for that too. I thought Martha Stewart had a great idea using doilies and pink paper!  

You just have a little while til the big day.  Surprise someone dear to your.

8 comments:

Duni said...

I love using the heart symbol :)
Thanks for sharing the link - I've been looking for a way to add the star symbol.
Those cards are cute!

Karen S. said...

Thanks so much for the inside secret, and I'll have to check out the fsymbols site too. I really like the string of hearts...it gives me a great idea, thanks so much!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love text art :) And I'm so glad I finally figured out how to make the heart symbol while typing...LOL :)
Make sure you use the 3 on your number pad and not the 3 above your letters. That's what always messed me up!
I've used 123greetings before and love their site!

Kathleen said...

Very fun! Thanks for sharing =)

Judy Nolan said...

I forgot all about how to do hearts, so thanks for the reminder!

Rose said...

Perfect link list for this week! You know how much I love hearts. There are so many great Valentine's garland tutorials online. Maybe I'll get inspired to make one for next year.

BeadedTail said...

I love hearts and Valentines Day is my favorite holiday but since it happens during tax season I don't have time to do cards. I'll just have to play with hearts and stuff after tax season!

Nicole said...

I'm not one to send very many greeting cards, but that 123 greetings site looks like it has some pretty nice ones!
-Nicole
Knit, Nicole, Knit!

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