My first project for for Doodlebug is up on their blog today. The Doodlebug French Kiss collection is the perfect way to document time spent together as a couple. My husband and I took a lot of selfies together on our trip celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. I used one of those selfies on this page to scrapbook my feelings about him and our getaway together.
I used lots of hearts and flowers on this page, including the shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.
I used the Cupcake Abigail Letter Stickers to create the first half of my title. I adhered the letters to white cardstock and then fussy-cut around them to create the white shadow effect.
I loved this couple die cut from the Odds & Ends because their hair color perfectly matches me and my husband. I used other die cuts from the Odds & Ends pack to create a little scene for them to hang out in. A few shiny Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles adorn the clouds. So cute! Everything is grounded on a border of the Love Always washi tape and a vellum circle embossed with a polka dot embossing folder.
I used the “SWEET” word die cut from the Chit Chat pack to complete the title, layering it right on top of my photo and accenting it with another floral die cut and the Heart Throb Shape Sprinkles.
Do you have a couples selfie shot you can use to document your feelings about your sweetheart? If not, why not snap one this week and make sure to document it using the adorable French Kiss Collection.
French Kiss – Love Always Washi Tape
Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I am getting ahead of the game this year by creating a card for my sweetheart using the beautiful Echo Park Paper You and Me collection.
A pair of swans (cut from the Swan Lake Love paper) are “swimming” on the sketched oval shape from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper.
I adhered the oval to the narrow floral card from the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper so that the flowers peek out on either side. I emphasized the flowers by tucking in more florals created with the Love You Floral Die Set and Ultra White Designer Felt Cardstock.
Next, I cut the “Love You” sentiment from the same die set using Gold Shimmer and Ebony Black Felt Designer cardstocks. I offset the layers slightly giving the gold paper a shadow layer underneath.
Finally, I added the “You Have My Heart” sticker above the swan and added tiny gems in the corners for a bit of sparkle.
Will you be making your sweetheart a handmade card for Valentine’s Day this year?
Hello! There are NEW sketches up at PageMaps for the month of June. Yay! I always love being inspired by Becky Fleck’s sketches! They are especially perfect during the summer months, when you want to keep creating, but don’t want to expend too much mental power thinking about where to start on a page … just pick a sketch, print a few pictures, and run with it!
Here is my page for this month!
I pulled out the Simple Stories Romance collection for this page of my daughter and her last Valentine’s Day box (sniff, sniff). I mirrored the sketch to match the direction my daughter was facing in the photo, so that she would be facing the title and other photos.
I used a large fussy-cut flower, and a clock trimmed from the 4×4 Elements paper to represent the circle in the sketch.
I then placed my title across the top of the smaller photos. The chipboard title had lots of pattern, and to help it stand out against the pattern of the background paper, I matted each letter with blue glitter paper.
Your eye starts at the top of this page, travels down through the title and supporting photos, to the journaling … to keep your eye from “falling off” the edge of the page, I used a couple of chipboard arrows to point inwards towards the journaling, and back towards the focal photo.
Summer is a time to be outside and make memories, but that doesn’t mean you have to fall behind on your memory keeping! Challenge yourself to grab a few photos, and use a few of Becky’s sketches at PageMaps this month to keep your creative mojo flowing!
Simple Stories Romance “Love Story” Paper
Simple Stories Romance “3×4 Journaling Card Elements Paper
Simple Stories Romance Combo Sticker
Specialty Papers: Blue and Silver Glitter Paper, Vellum
Large Scallop Border Punch: EK Success
Journal Block: Studio Calico
Gray Distressing Ink: Close to My Heart
Teal Zeal Ink: Memento