I am excited about Valentines Day coming up and all of the love we will be seeing. Denise-Dee's Designs From My Heart is hosting our Sweet Heart Valentine blog hop. This is so exciting, there are 27 fabulous designers, lots of eye candy and lots of Valentine Sweets to be had. The hop is from Feb 14th through the 16th so you have plenty of time to make it to each blog and leave a little love. LOL. The beginning of the hop is at Dee's Designs From My Heart so make sure to go back if you didn't start there. Denise will have all of the fabulous details on how to enter in the grand Valentine giveaway. If you arrived here from Sandra - 365 Days of Cricut you are hopping in the right direction
Denise asked each of us to create something that we wish our sweetie would give us for Valentine Day.
I thought I would love to receive a small journal with love notes and some of our favorite photos of us over the years and that is what I created. I hope you enjoy my journal that I will be giving my sweet husband of 37 years.
I laid the back and front of the book out so you could see the details of the covers. I used Pink Paislee Cupid Papers, Tags, and embellishments, along with Making Memories Charmed metals, Love Notes Slides, and Love Note Ribbons throughout my Maya Road Book.
Pages 1 and 2. On page 1 I fussy cut a two small flower, glued one down and placed the other on a pop dot, added some Glossy Accent to the center to give it a raised look. I also added my ribbon that wrapped around to the front of the book as you can see from the previous picture. All of my pieces that I have added to my book are distressed using the Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked with Chestnut Roan Ink
Page 3 is a diecut and again two flowers that I fussy cut, distressed, inked and glued it to the front on the paper that I had placed on the page. Page 4 is a diecut from the Postcard sheet that says 10 Things I Love about You. I distressed and inked but before I placed it to my page I added a small ribbon tab to the right off Postcard. I then added my metals and ribbon to the page.
Here is a close up of the metals on the page.
Page 5, 6 , 7 and 8 are pretty simple I just used some of the Postcards that I fussy cut along with flowers. Just remember to distress and ink so you have consistency throughout your book. I also added just a little Glossy Accent here and there for some character.
On page 9 I added a metal "Memories" label and placed it on pop dots. I also stapled my brown check to the top of the "Always and Forever" Postcard before I placed it on the page using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Page 10 is again just one of the pretty Postcards.
Here is a close up of the metal embellishment. I hope you have enjoyed the written instructions for my Maya Road Journal. It truly is simple to make and would be a wonderful gift to give to someone you love.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to go to the next stop on the Sweet Heart Valentine Day Blog Hop which will be over at Paula's Owl Be Scrapping I am sure she has something really special in store for you.
And now for a little Valentine Candy: How about some Scrappy Cat Journal and Believe Stamps, oh and no Valentine would be special if there wasn't a little surprise.... so expect a surprise in your package if you win the giveaway.
*Make sure to become a follower of my blog if you haven't, leave a comment telling me what is so special about the sweetie in your live and an email so I am able to contact you"
Again thanks for stopping by and make sure to stop in regularly. Pammejo