Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Lovely Blog Hop!!

Hello and welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop! If you have just stumbled upon this blog hop you can follow along by starting at Everyday is an Occasion. If you have been following along you should have come from Missy over at Quick Chick Designs.
The idea behind this blog hop is to make a Valentine's day project, card, etc.. . I decided to make (drumroll please......) a LAYOUT!! You all must be falling over in shock!! I know, so outrageous for me! haha!

For the LIFE of me I can not get my layout photos to come out straight. They are square! It should not be this hard!! Ugh! Anyway, I did the best I could ;)
This project was really a comedy of errors. Should have been very quick and simple, but pretty much everything that could go wrong DID go wrong, but somehow I managed to get it done!
This is a Valentine's Day blog hop and I do not have a Valentine this year, but I DO have a new love: my brand new DSLR camera. I think this is going to be a forever thing... I decided to do a page about my new love rather than a silly boy. Ha!

I am once again using MME's Lucky in Love collection. I have gotten a lot of mileage out of this kit!! I love that it is sweet and romantic, but doesn't scream Valentine's Day. So if you are doing a layout about, say, your love for your camera instead of a husband or boyfriend it still works!!

I did something fun with the title. I love the look of those block letters (not sure the exact font title or style name, but I've been seeing it alot lately- particularly with Elizabeth Kartchner's work). This was the best I could do using the Boys will be Boys cart. I designed the lettering on my gypsy (this is where my night of errors began) and then cut it out on my Cricut on throwaway paper. I then laid my template over my page and used spray ink to 'color in' the title. 

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! I hope you have been inspired by all the amazing talent exhibited here today. Big thanks to Jill for organizing this! Mwah!

Your next stop is Lisa from A Mermaid's Crafts.

Whether you have an awesome Valentine to shower with affection, or you're paying tribute to inanimate objects like me I hope you have an AMAZING Valentine's day! Until next time!!

Supply List:
Paper, stickers: MME Lucky in Love
Cartridge: Boys will be Boys
Spray Ink: Mr Huey's, Smooch Spritz
Washi: Bella Blvd.


  1. Great layout. So full of life and fun. Love the way you did the title.

  2. Great LO Heather! Seriously, I need to start making LO again, that's what started my paper obsession years ago. I always feel like my LO's stink. Great to be hoping along with you today..Holly :-)

  3. I love this a great LO! An ode to your camera! I love what you did with the letters! It has been fun hoping with you today!

  4. Fabulous LO, Heather. Thanks for sharing. i am your newest follower (#199)

  5. What a sweet layout -- I love how you did the title -- that's a cool technique!! I'm a new follower -- Hope you'll come visit me too!!

    Amy :) at

  6. Your LO is fabulous! Sometimes the ones that give us all the trouble turn out the best. I'm a new follower. :)


  7. Totally awesome layout. I love all the elements in the layout.
    Cindy Lou

  8. A wonderful layout-- fun hop

    DIANA L.

  9. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the design and the elements you used!! The title looks fabulous!! What an awesome layout!! So happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. What a fabulous LO - love the colours and the design. TFS

  11. Fun and fabulous! I love the title of your layout too!

  12. I love all the different elements in your layout! The washi tape is so cool! Fabulous design! TFS!

  13. This is a great LO, I love the papers and colors!!

  14. Beautiful layout! I love the spray ink. I've never thought of that before but will be trying it out now! So fun hopping with you- keep up the good work!

    Happy Crafting,
    Kelsie Ann