If at any time you get you get lost, hop on back to Amanda's blog. Also at the end of the hop, head on back to Amanda's Blog. I hear she has some sweet Valentine's Day blog candy! And, if you read through to the end of my post, you will find some blog candy here as well! Now on to my project:
This picture was taken of Sal and I on our cruise last summer. It was Casual Portrait Night, the kids were off with their friends and we found our favorite photographer who had coaxed a natural smile out of Mark on the previous night. Anyway,the shoes came off and Voila! We have what Sal calls our Matt Lauer/Katie Couric photo. (I keep reminding Sal that Meredith Vieira is Matt's sidekick but he is out of the house long before the Today Show starts.
Since the photo was very white, I wanted it to blend into the background so that the focus of the page would be on us. I thought that the Dear Lizzy Hearts worked beautifully to do this. I added some chipboard hearts and the transparency from Sugar Rush and grounded the picture with the thin scallop from the same collection. For the title, I used a combination of pink Thickers and grey letters which I cut from my Cricut four times and stacked to give them the same height as the Thickers.
I felt that the title said it all so my journaling is simply the yellow punched tab that ran through the computer to add the date.
Now, since this is the first time I have participated in a blog hop, I thought I would give you the opportunity to win some blog candy right here. If you would like the chance to win a set of the Sugar Rush chip stickers that I used on my layout, please leave a comment here telling me about one of your favorite Valentine's memories. If you become a follower or subscriber, leave me a second comment telling me you did and your name will be entered twice. Once your've done that, hop on over to Becky's Blog for some more inspiration!
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy); Basic Grey (Sugar Rush)
Embelishments: Basic Grey Sugar Rush (Take Note and Chip Stickers); American Crafts Thickers;
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch (Scallop Sentiment); Marvy Uchida Punch; Cricut Cartridge (A Child's Year);