Monday, January 31, 2022

12x12 Valentine's Day Gnome Layout

Happy Monday everyone! Valentine's day is exactly 2 weeks away and I have some fun upcoming projects to get you ready and in the spirit. Let's start the week off with a cute 12x12 gnome layout. This is an easy afternoon project and uses the Photo Play, Tulla and Norbert's Love Story Collection. Perfect for a few pictures of date night, your littles at school, or a fun evening with friends celebrating Galentine's Day!

I started with the pink hearts and arrows paper called Cupids as the base and layered on Doodlebug's petite prints linen in swimming pool and some white card stock (product links below). 

I made a grid of small squares with some of the colorful prints from this collection and added the You're So Sweet sticker in the center. Tiny enamel stickers are my favorite embellishment so I added a few hearts for more detail. Then I used foam adhesive under the candy hearts for dimension.  

On the lower half, I added the Cupids paper (love the aqua color and the little gnomes!) and a band of the colorful stripe. The xoxo border sticker was the perfect black and white detail I needed to finish off the page and ... voila! Valentine's Day layout done!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 💗 I hope this makes your Monday a little brighter.

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Friday, January 28, 2022

NEW Valentine's Day Album + 20 Fun Activities

Happy Friday! I have a brand NEW Valentine's Day album to share with you titled You Color My World and it's filled with pretty colors, flowers, hearts, and ... lots of cute rainbows!! Also in this blog, I've listed a bunch of activity ideas for Valentine's Day that are not only FUN but make great picture moments!

Valentine's Day Mini Scrapbook By Artsy Albums

To purchase the instructions for this album, visit:

I designed this with the Doodlebug Design, Lots of Love Collection and it's perfect for saving photos of anyone who brings color to your world, like ... your sweetie, your littles or grandlittles, your friends, a beloved pet, or your parents. This makes such a wonderful keepsake.

Valentine's Day Mini Album with rainbows, hearts, and flowers

Since the holiday is a few weeks away, I thought it would be fun to create a list of fun Valentine's Day activities that you can do with anyone. After all, fun activities make great memories and that means ... awesome photos!

Valentine's Day Mini Album page with a pink rabbit, a hot air balloon, elephant, bear, and hearts

Hold that thought ... oh my goodness, can we just discuss this cute red page? The lined card for journaling, the pocket, the rainbow tag for photos, and what about the cute little animal die cuts IN the pocket!?! You can add a love note on the back side of these (or dates, locations, etc.). I love that!

Valentine's Day Mini Album page with a mailbox, mail, and pretty flowers

Ok, back to the activities. No matter who you spend the day with ... the important thing is that you have fun. So, here are some Valentine's Day ideas. 

  • Start the day off with heart-shaped pancakes in bed or, go to breakfast with a friend and have mimosas!
  • Take a yoga class (at the studio or virtually) with someone special and ease into your morning.
  • Plan a movie marathon for the day and stay home in your cutest pink pj's!
  • Go on a scenic hike and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Play in the snow - build a snowman, make snow angels, go ice skating or sledding. 
 Valentine's Day Mini Album page with a rainbow, hearts, flowers, and a pocket
  • Visit your favorite sweet shop and indulge in cupcakes, chocolate, ice cream or cheesecake. Treat yourself ... it's Valentine's Day!
  • Visit an escape room. Find an easy, fun one or a challenging mind bender.
  • Take a cooking or painting class together.
  • Plan a day at the spa with massages and facials.
  • Go bike riding. Find a scenic location that's bike-friendly. Stop along the way to take a few selfies!

Valentine's Day Mini Album page with 6 folding cards, flowers, gifts, birds, and a cute teacup 
Ohhhh, how cute is this page above?  These 6 little flippies are adorable and can hold lots of fun photos from your day. Also loving the little candy hearts at the bottom. 😊
Ok, sorry! Back to the fun activities ...
  • Go roller skating. Who remembers the 80's on a Saturday night?! 
  • Build a backyard fire, roast marshmallows and snuggle under the stars.
  • Make a chocolate fondue dessert with fruits, marshmallows, cookies, and pretzels. Yummmm!
  • Be brave ... go to a bar and try karaoke. Maybe have a drink first, lol. 
  • Go on a wine bar hop, tasting new and different wines at each place. Treat yourself and try the really expensive one! Then Uber home.

Valentine's Day Mini Album page with pretty flowers and hearts
  • Visit a museum - for the holiday many offer scavenger hunts, private tours, and after hour parties.
  • Cook together and enjoy creating a new recipe.
  • Keep it simple and have an indoor picnic. Order take-out, spread a cozy blanket on the floor and play your favorite tunes.
  • Plan a game night with your girl friends and celebrate Galentine's Day!
  • Rent a cozy cabin in the woods or a hotel room on the beach and get away for the weekend.
Valentine's Day Mini Album with pretty rainbows, flowers, and hearts

No matter what you and your special someone (or friends) decide to do ... take pictures of the fun throughout the day and save them in this beautiful You Color My World album. 

Update: This kit has sold out but I've added the links for the instructions and the products used below. My instructions are simple, step-by-step and include measurements and full color photos of each page. Happy scrappin'!

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