Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Love is in the Air

Before I start yammering too much, I would like to ask you to say a prayer or send a positive thought to those in Victoria, Australia who have lost so much in the recent, tragic fires. So many lives have been lost and so much devastation has been left in the fire's path. For those Aussies who read my blog, I have had you in my prayers. Stay safe!

Love is truly in the air. You can't get away from the Valentine's Day hype! We're going out to dinner and that's it! My next task is to make DH his card. I can't believe some of the things they are "hawking" on TV. Have you ever noticed that the Open Heart necklace that Jane Seymour is pitching for Kay Jewelers looks like a "Z" for Zales Jewelers? Ha! Look at the very end of the commercial. It looks like a fancy "Z!"

We had snow flurries yesterday (LOVE IT) and now it is quite cold and windy. I savor every day of cold temps because I know what is soon going to be here - temps over 100 for months!

I've done some love themed layouts. Here they are:


I Give You My Heart

When I saw this paper, even though it was Christmas, I knew it would be a perfect Valentine paper! Those hearts were meant for Valentine's Day! There is a sheet from this line that has all those hearts printed on it. I decided to cut them out and turn them into a flower. Each heart has been elevated on a pop dot to give some dimension. The yellow heart and the butterfly are made of felt. The handsome man in the photo is my sweet DH.


Once Upon a Time

This is DH and me on our wedding day. Look at how happy DH's face is! Love that mustache! You can't tell from the photo, but on the heart paper, all the white hearts are glittery as is the white cardstock on the flowers and the circle surrounding the photo. The LO just sparkles! I had this ribbon that I've used so sparingly in the past. It's almost gone, and I'll be heartbroken when I haven't any more, LOL. Also, there is a space between the bottom layer and the top layer of flowers which gives the LO much dimension. I love elevating things on pop dots. The papers are Doodlebug in case you were wondering.


Two in Love

I wish you could see how pretty this layout is IRL. I used papers with glitter so there is sparkle on some of the squares. I also took the chipboard alphas and circle, covered them with red Stickles and then dumped a very fine red glitter on them while the Stickles were still wet. I let that dry overnight. I also did the same with the little white hearts which I have also elevated on pop dots. I cut each of the squares using my Nestabilities scalloped square set available through Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking.

The best investment I have made is my Cuttlebug. With that little gadget, I can use the Nestie dies as well as all my Quickutz and Sizzix dies. If you don't have a Cuttlebug, you would be smart to get one. They are also available through Happy Scrappin' Scrapbooking

Here is the last LO with the Valentine theme.


Young Love

My two sweeties look so young, don't they? This was only four years ago! The four of us had gone out to dinner at a local casino that has a fantastic Chinese restaurant. We had so much fun! Love you guys! XOXO

For this LO, I used some heart embossed cardstock. Then, I cut out parts of KI lace cardstock for the flowers. The patterned paper behind the photo has flocked hearts. The flower in the upper right is elevated and built up with layers of flowers, heart shaped stick pins, and doily. I cut the circle from my last sheet of this red and white striped paper. *sad face* I liked it because it doesn't compete with the rest of the design. I added red rhinestones to some of the flower centers and added buttons and smaller flowers to others. I love all sorts of textures on a LO.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you like what I've done!


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