Here's a quick how-to for the Valentine's decoration Miss Cita showed you.
Grab a piece of wood the size you want and sand it down. Paint a thin layer of pink and let it dry, then paint a thin layer of white and let it dry. Some pink will still show through, which is fine. Bella helped me paint and she did a great job.
To distress, go over the whole thing with sand paper. In some places, I only sanded enough to let more of the pink show through, and in others I sanded right down to the wood.
The hearts are something I saw in an American Girl magazine way back when I (or more accurately, my mom) was a subscriber.
Cut strips of paper and roll both ends. You can roll them around a pen or pencil or just roll them with your fingers. Fold the middle in half and bring the curled ends together to form a heart.
Mod Podge the whole board to seal it and add your hearts and any other embellishments you want. I just used liberal amounts of Mod Podge all over the bottoms of the hearts and put them on the board. I used gentle pressure with the palm of my hand to secure them and that was it.
The best part? I only used scraps from other projects, so it was 100% free! That's my kind of project.