I've been playing with my some new dies-- Poppystamps Bailiwick Background die....such lovely swirls and Impressive Obsession's Love You heart die. Also, a brand new product for me--Kooltak foam clear pads -- they work just like any dimensional adhesive squares but they're clear. Why ever has it taken so long to come up with this brilliant idea? I popped all my little hearts and the sentiment with them. Black pearls and spica glitter pens to finish it up. Valentine's Day will be extra fun this year with these great new products.
Catching up on layouts, I barely finished this double spread in time to add it to my Christmas album before this past Christmas morning. I like to have it on the coffee table in the living room so it's available for the kids and grandkids to look at past Christmases. The top left photo lifts to reveal journalling and a photo of the grandkids' daddy who was tragically killed in October 2011. I think the comfort of family traditions and sitting down to a meal together brought a bit of comfort to us all.
Getting back in the groove, I needed a quick birthday card and this design fit the bill. Simple and cute. Martha Stewart butterfly punch, a few pearls and gems and one of Paper Smooches adorable stamps (from their Sentiment Sampler collection). I saw this design somewhere quite awhile ago, but apologize for not giving credit. I just don't remember. Hope all of you in colder climes are staying warm. The forecast tomorrow for here in Phoenix is 75 with clear blue skies. Come visit!