Erin really wanted to make her Valentines this year. She remembered that I cut white hearts from cardstock last year for her to paint because that is what everyone did at her preschool. Make their cards from scratch. I was all for buying some at first, but she wanted to paint. So I cut out some hearts and she went to town with her glittery water color and acrylic paints. The hearts actually have a pretty shimmer to them.
After signing her name, she taped a tootsie roll to each one.
We are going to actually celebrate Valentine's Day as a family on Friday. Mike doesn't get in until late tonight, so we wanted to wait for him. I bake heart shaped sugar cookies every year, cook a favorite dinner and we exchange little gifts. :)
Now on to scrapbooking! So, if you read this post, I never did find the ticket stubs I was looking for.
But I did find my passport. Huge relief! :)
I decided to go ahead and do the layout anyway.
Here is the sketch from the October Afternoon blog...
I always, always have a hard time photographing layouts on black cardstock. The color just looks off,
and this time was no exception. The tickets on here are actually hand cut from a piece of patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic line by American Crafts. Not my real tickets. :) Used lots of silver and gold washi tape and also used some strips for my journaling. The stars at the top are made of fabric and I sprayed them with gold and silver mists. Kept things pretty simple as you can see.
If I do end up finding the ticket stubs, I plan on putting them behind each photo with a little pull tab. Something like I did here...
I also have a peek at another layout I just completed that was an assignment for Crafting Ireland magazine.
I hope you have a great Vday and weekend! See you next week :)