This blog was formerly titled "Sentiments and Scrapbooks."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine Theme Scrapbook Layout

USE L Page Canon2 strt and crpd in pse auto levels copy

Left Page of 12x12 two-page layout

USE Right Page iPhone PSE

Right Page of 12x12 two-page layout

I have always loved Valentine’s Day. Even though I was never very creative with my Valentine boxes at school, I always enjoyed seeing what the “other girls” created (there was always one, in every class, who could do incredible things with a shoe box…I was so envious). The Valentines I received in elementary school looked very much like the ones on the Tim Holtz background paper used on the Right Page here.

I used some pieces of Tim's Valentine stash to embellish the left page, adhering the pieces to grungeboard for dimension. On the right, the tag is one I made and posted a few days ago, with the plan to use it on a scrapbook page. The doilies (from my kitchen, for holiday serving) were inked with Festive Berries (edges with Walnut Stain). Festive Berries is also the main ink used on the tag, because it happens to match our frosting color.  I scanned my “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” music, and printed it as a 4x6 photo on cream cardstock, then inked the edges with Gathered Twigs.

The hearts on the two pages were cut using two dies: Love Struck and Heart Set (both mini movers and shapers). Some were cut from grungeboard and painted (gold and black paint dabbers) or inked. Some were cut from card stock.

The music notes hearts (Mini Hearts Set) were cut from grungeboard that was first collaged with Tim’s tissue tape. After cutting, I coated them with Glue ‘n’ Seal and then partially inked (Vintage Photo).

Tissue tape hearts selected

Spending a day with my mother, baking cupcakes with my granddaughter, crafting with all my fun supplies, and making a scrapbook layout—a combination of some pretty special things from my life!

2 comments:

okienurse said...

Gorgeous layout Barbara! I love the idea of using your mothers on the left and granddaughter on the right! Two of your most loved people! Thanks for sharing! Vickie

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful layout.... love the pics! Your mom looks like a sweetie. Happy Valentines Day!