February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day~

Aren't these just GORGEOUS! Thanks honey~

And for those of you wondering what my chicken feeder is wearing this month: 
I used some of the yummy Echo Park papers that came in my MCS kit this month, thanks Mom!
I am really loving sewing my hearts down the middle so they have wings. For these I used Spellbinders to cut the scalloped hearts and then I backed them with a simple scalloped circle.

I also decorated this adorable little tin mailbox that I picked up at Michael's. Baby bear is VERY disappointed that he can no longer use it to park his cars in;). Kids!

I used last years Making Memories Lovestruck collection for this project...still my favorite Valentine's line:). Remember this layout {using Lovestruck} from last year:

Hope you all have a wonderful day filled with the sweetness of love~

February 13, 2011

~Sledding Weather~

This has really been SOME winter here in the south...we have had 7 or 8 accumulating snowstorms...I've lost count. I could blame it all on Santa, who picked this year to bring all the kids sleds for Christmas but that wouldn't explain the storms that hit BEFORE Christmas. I think the storms are over. Today was sunny and in the mid-50's and it is supposed to go up from there all week. I know, I know it is only the middle of February. So guess what I have been scrapping lately? That's right, I have about 265,000 snow photos from this winter and here are just a few in a new layout based on this week's sketch over at Let's Scrap.

This is Cheri's sketch:

I was a bit hesitant to cut the main photo on this page but I love how it turned out! The page is also rather dimensional with lots of foam squares, ric rack and buttons. I used my favorite Pink Paislee letters and some Fancy Pants Frosted papers.
Everyone went sledding this year, even baby bear!

February 8, 2011

Tips, Techniques & Tutorials ~ Hanging Heart Valentine

I'm getting ready for Valentine's Day!!!
Isn't this just soooo cute? This card is super easy and fun to make. Here is how I made mine.

 Cut TWO double sided pieces of pattened paper 5 - 1/2 inches by 8 - 1/2 inches.

 Fold one paper in half like a traditional card.

 Fold the other paper into a W shape.

I used a scalloped heart Nestability and ran it through my Sizzix to cut out my heart.

 Because the paper was folded, the heart has a big ugly fold right down the middle:(.

 So I embossed that fold right out!

 Love how pretty this looks!!! So glad that ugly fold was there to inspire me on;).

 This card ties closed so run some adhesive down the side of your card and be sure to place a piece of ribbon on the adhesive before attaching the die cut piece of the card. Be sure to keep your adhesive in the first inch and a half or so of your card.

 Stick down one side at a time.

 Voila! Don't you love the way my card keeps changing colors? Flash off, flash on.

 I used the scrap heart that I embossed to decorate the front of my card. I sanded it lightly and later added some gold paint.

 I stamped a sentiment, decorated the corners and placed it right under the heart.

 Here is the gold paint. I ran some along the edges of the card and just a bit over the sanded parts of the embossed heart.

 Back on the inside, I used some more of the paper scraps to run XO strips down each side of the inside of the card. I also made a hanging heart with some of the smaller scalloped heart Nestabilities and a bit of floss. It is just taped up the back of the card with a piece of coordinating paper covering the floss tail ;).

The finished card.

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