Valentine Blog Hop

Blog Hops with Heart

Welcome to Blog Hops With Heart Valentine blog hop featuring products we love! If you started at the beginning you would have come from Amie Kiger’s blog, but if you’ve started here you can still make it around the circle by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

My project today is a Valentine themed layout that was inspired by Big Picture Classes. One of the first classes I took was a 30 Minute Layout Class. There were so many helpful tips and after taking 76 classes (and counting) it is still one of my absolute faves! It transformed the way I organize my ever growing stash of products and I also discovered my love for a long reach stapler after taking this class! Seriously, one of the best products I’ve purchased in a long time!

Crate Paper, CTMH, Valentines

For my layout I started with a white cardstock base and then layered multiple patterned papers from Crate Paper. I also threw in a newsprint B&T from the the retired CTMH Heartstrings Paper Packet. I didn’t get any photos of my husband and myself on Valentine’s Day  because our plans were cancelled due to weather. So I snapped a couple photos of the gifts we exchanged and also of the weather from that day.  I typically scrapbook photos of the people I love, but I love that these photos are a little out of the ordinary for me because they document the memories from that day perfectly! The photos were matted on white cardstock, followed by Hollyhock Cardstock, and a final layer of retired blush cardstock.

Crate Paper, CTMH, Valentines

 After I had my paper arranged the way I liked I just started throwing on embellishments from Little Yellow Bicycle, My Minds Eye,  Amy Tangerine, and a few other pieces from my stash including doilies. The journaling card is from the retired  CTMH Heartstrings Picture My Life Kit. I used the Heartstrings WOTG Stamp Set in Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™ for the title on the journaling card. For final touches I splashed some pink & red mists from October Afternoon & Heidi Swapp. I also added the little splashed stamped hearts from the CTMH Documenting Moments Stamp Set in second & third generation Hollyhock Exclusive Ink™.

Now you are off to Becca Whitham’s Blog! I was fortunate enough to see a sneak peek of her Valentine’s project and I know you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by!


AHSC #102

It’s time for another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!!


My card this week features another Picture My Life™ card!! I started with a Kraft Cardstock Base, followed by a Blossoms B&T Duo™. To add a little dimension and appeal to the card I added another small layer of kraft followed by a small scrap piece of Lagoon Cardstock. I used an American Crafts punch to create the border along the edge of the Lagoon Cardstock.

CTMH: Skylark PML

For the top layer of the card I used a card from the Skylark Picture My Life™ Kit. The sentiment is from the retired, 4 my Friend Stamp Set, in Chocolate Exclusive Ink™. I added a couple strands of Baker’s Twine and attached it to the PML card using the Mini Stapler. I threaded a couple retired wood buttons with colonial white waxy flax (also retired…still sad about that… I love that stuff!)  I felt like the card was too heavy on the right side so I added some sloppy stitching to the left of the PML card.

CTMH: Skylark PML

I hope you’ll join Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!