Friday, February 15, 2013

February's 2 Page Layout Blog Hop

February Blog Hop featuring a 2 page layout. This is the first Blog Hop for us where we have featured just scrapbook layouts. We hope that you will take the time to leave comments on our posts, as we love to get feedback from our viewers....positive or negative, whether it was something that you really liked or some new technique that was used that you would like to learn how to leaving us comments, we get to hear what you like, and what you want to see. Thank you… now on to our hop! 

If you have just hopped onto my blog, you can start here as this is a circular hop, but if you came from Candra of Paper Dragonfleur then you are in the right place!

Products Used:
Tommy Paper Pack
Tommy Workshop stamp set
Kraft Cardstock
Outdoor Denim Cardstock
Versaink stamp pad
Heat Embossing Gun
Gold Embossing Powder
Dimensional Elements
Gold Twine

I'm the last stop on this blog hop unless you have started with me, then you will want to head to Michelle's blog where you will also find the complete list of participants for this blog hop. You can find the complete list here: My Creations With Michelle.

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to create your own scrapbook layouts using some of the designs and paper seen along the way. Join us again in March when we will be featuring our new 5x7 Hinged Display Tray.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Valentine's Day Fun Facts
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children ages 6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine's cards with teachers, classmates, and family members.
  • Approximately 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged on February 14th each year - the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas .
  • According to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated one billion valentine cards are sent each year, making Valentine's Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. [An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent for Christmas].
  • Hallmark has over 1330 different cards specifically for Valentine's Day.

Our latest project was to help the kids with their Valentine's.  As we like the concept of the Candy Crackers as call them, they are so easy to make and I can see them being used for many occasions throughout the year.  Like most Crackers these include a candy treat and a joke.  We did bi-lingual ones as the kids are in French Immersion programs.  Not easy to find French acrylic stamps but we pulled something together as you can see below.  Hopefully the kids will like them as well, they may give them a thumbs up.