Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thought today of all days would be a good day to share some of my scrapping on the Close to My Heart challenge page Heart 2 Heart. This weeks challenge was to include a card, layout or anything this week featuring a heart.

First, just to wet your whistles for hearts, here are some yummy cookies the kids and I decorated today to give to our special Valentine's. We placed them in small bags and taped them shut with a sticker. Tip of the Day- Before placing your cookies in a decorative bag, freeze them first for at least an hour. This will make the frosting hard and ensure that it does not stick or make a mess in the see through bags.
Here is the layout I decided to post. It is one I had partially finished for several years now and just never completed, but thankfully today's challenge motivated me to get it done. It feels good to finally see these cute pictures of my daughter's first Valentine's day on a layout.

It is a very simple layout using a mono-chromatic color palete. I used colonial white, holly hock and blush and a very old CTMH wooden stamp set.

Although, I love all the new papers and new patterns it is feels good to use some of my old paper to create a page that is clean, crisp and simple.

I look forward to participating in more challenges throughout the year and plan to add some creations for the 1st and 2nd weeks of February once I get around to making what I have in mind.

Any suggestions for getting a better picture would be much appreciated. I tried to take the picture near a window to use natural light, but unfortunately it was a little overcast today.



Corina said...

Hi Amy!
That is one CUTE baby! Love the layouts too!
Thanks for joining us at H2H and I hope you join us next week too!

Happy Valentines Day!

Karen Day said...

I have a little bit of that checked paper still kicking around somewhere in my craft room! Glad that we inspired you to get your project finished - and thanks for sharing it with us at H2H this week :o)

Lorrinda said...

Love the layout, and what a cutie pie! Glad to have you join us at H2H this week!

Jessica said...

Cute layout and cute baby, thanks for joining us at H2H this week!

Mary said...

Your layout is really adorable (as is your baby!) Thanks for playing along with H2H!

Melanie said...

growing up i never was a big pink fan... but now that i'm surrounded by boys and seem to always scrapbook in blues and greens... i'm coming around. Jalous of you beautiful pink layout!!

Lisa Stenz said...

Very cute! (The layout and the baby!) Thanks for sharing! *Ü*

Melinda said...

Absolutely darling - both the baby and the layout!