Saturday, February 15, 2014

You are my Heart

Valentine's plans changed just a bit here but not too much.  It snowed for 24 hours ending about noon on Thursday.  We got a total of 6 inches which isn't that much but enough to shut N.C. down.  Fortunately although we live in one of if not THE smallest county in the state, we get our roads scraped pronto.  Our DOT does a fantastic job.  They passed my house as soon as the temperature got above freezing.  It hadn't even quit snowing yet.  Still, everything in town was closed so I couldn't get to the butcher shop for the ingredients for the Valentine lunch I had planned.

With a few modifications, we had lunch together on Friday and watched ice skating in the evening.  Holidays are usually low key affairs here.  We did pose for this quick photo on Thursday just after the snow ended.  I only took one as it was cold out there!

For the page, I'm using Webster's Pages Sprinkled with Love collection along with some of Allison Kreft's Recorded collection from last fall.  These blend together well.

The mixed media heart meets yesterday's LOAD prompt to use a product or material not meant for scrapbooking.  I mixed up some heavy gel from the art department of the craft store with Perfect Pearls to make my heart and also to draw the one around us.  I remembered these transparencies from My Mind's Eye so the gel is actually on that and not the photo.

The video shows the process for doing both of these and getting the heart border.

Watch at YouTube:

And I did a fresh sketch for this one:

Last year's sketches are available as a downloadable PDF here:  52 Sketches

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day and are thawing out from the recent weather.


  1. Such a great layout, such a sweet photo of the two of you.
    I love your sketch…I think I want to try it.

  2. Lisa, this is soooooo adorable! Such a super sweet photo and you did an amazing job with all the texture and interest you added to this page!
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Sylvia xx

  3. Nothing better than a "low key" holiday! LOVE the picture and the beautiful sketch and page you created with it.

  4. i am in love with this layout! i like the pretty colors & designs of the papers. i like the heart frame on the transparency with the gesso & perfect pearls. the cut out hearts along the bottom are divine too.your photo is precious as well.

  5. this is a great valentine/love layout Lisa-I really like how you mixed the paste and perfect pearls to create the texture-a creative idea for he heart surrounding your photo-we had another 4" of snow overnight and turned to freezing rain in the morning-it shout a lot of our schools down-but now the sune is out and we are on the start of a 3 day warming trend-whoo-hoo!!

  6. Even in the freezing cold, you look like a couple of real love birds! Love the layout and the fun-loving spirit it shows. Thanks for sharing.


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