Just Us Girls is having a fun challenge this week to make a pennant banner with the optional challenge of a "love" theme. I knew this was one challenge I wanted to take on this week because I wanted to make a valentine decor item for my family. Every year on Valentine's Day I write my husband a poem that sends him on a hunt through the house for 25 reason why I love him on hearts. (This will be my 12th year doing this). He ends his hunt in our bedroom where I have our bed decorated with balloons, a gift for each member of my family (wrapped to match the decor, of course), and a homebaked goodie for each one of my valentine's. I wanted to make a banner to hang on my headboard this year, so I was thrilled it was a challenge this week. There was also a color challenge at Embellish Magazine that I thought would be a great starting point. The hardest part of this whole project was getting a good photograph. I liked how it turned out, but I'm thinking it is a bit "girly" for my 3 boys. My 2 girls, though, will think it's fabulous! Oh, well! Valentine's Day tends to be a bit feminine anyways, right?