Saturday, February 11, 2012

Love is in the Air - Part 2

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the Love is in the Air blog hop!  If you've arrived here from Nicolette's Beyond Scrappin' blog, you are in the right place! If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.  In case you get lost along the way, the complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.
Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a project having to do with Valentine's Day or Love. This super-fun hop will be showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything to do with LOVE since that is what Valentine's Day is all about right!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop. From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love. 
 For today's project, I'm showcasing an unusual color combination for my Sugar Shock Valentine's Day layout (and I apologize in advance for the slightly gross photos, lol).  I think it's great fun to add a bit of the unexpected to our layouts, especially when it makes our photos pop.  In this case, I latched onto what was a small bit of color in the photos, but the main topic of my layout, and made it stand out.

Yes, my odd children all have blue/green tongues - thanks to Valentines with Fun Dips in them. (You can click on the photo to make it larger and see the details and patterns on the paper more clearly.)  As usual when it's too quiet in the house, I found this disturbing scene: the "sharing" of the Fun Dips by pouring them in a pile on the kitchen table and taking turns licking.  I'm so glad they seem to have outgrown this phase; it's been a few years since this incident and I can just now bring myself to scrap it!

I started with the more traditional (and a little "wild") Valentine colors in the Roxie collection from Close To My Heart, and added some Lagoon cardstock for the base.  The title is cut using my Cricut - "sugar" is from the Nursery Rhymes cartridge and "shock" is from the Cuttin' Up cartridge.  I added a shadow to the "shock" also in Lagoon.

I cut hearts and the bracket shape in my title from the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge collection.  I stamped on a few small ones with a coordinating heart stamp, and two pink ones with the "You're Sweet" sentiment.  I colored in the open parts of the sentiment with a Tulip marker to coordinate with the papers.  I attached bling buttons to the small stamped hearts, then adhered all of the hearts to the edge, popping some up with foam adhesive tape.  Finally, I stamped the "You color my world" sentiment on the heart in the center, and again colored in the open letters with the Tulip marker.  (Note: the stamps I used are no longer available, but the technique works for any sentiment with open letters.)

All of the products used in this project are from Close To My Heart.  If you don't have a consultant, I would love to add you to my newsletter list (above left), and invite you to shop on my website 24/7.

Thanks for stopping by again today!  I invite you to become a follower or follow by email (above right).  Make sure you hop on over to Jamie's My Amusing Life blog next to see what she has to share with you! 

The complete blog hop lineup is as follows: 
Lisa Pontious -
Kristy Asche -
Doris Parker -
Nicolette Simpson-
Lori Brown - - YOU ARE HERE!
Scraps To Treasures -
Ashley Townsend -
Beckie -
Janet Royer-
Jessi Buehrle-
Angela Urell-
Kimi and Pamela -
Christina -
Mindy -
Janet Smith -
Erica -


  1. moments like this are precious and I absolute love your LO!! love how their tongues are clear with the BW pic!

  2. Great layout!! Super fun! Christina

  3. fabulous job! you really inspired me for a different take on the Roxie paper pack! Thanks!

  4. Your layout pages are great I love those photos they are great cute kids BTW. Color choices are great!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  5. cute layout, so much fun to capture these everyday moments and scrap them to keep the memories

  6. Great layout!

  7. very nice layout thanks for sharing

  8. I really love the color combo!! It is sooo effective with the awesomely gross photos -- tee hee!! Great lo!
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  9. adorable layout. I love the colors used.

  10. That is a super cute LO! I love the strip of pix on the side!

  11. This is SO cute!! I love that paper and what cute photos to scrap! : )


  12. Fabulous LO! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  13. awesome layout! TFS

  14. What a great layout! Thanks for sharing!


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