Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #64 - Titanic

Good Morning Everyone! Every Saturday over at Cinema Saturday Creative Challeng, we pick a movie which is our inspiration to create a card, LO, etc. And this week for our 64th Cinema challenge we are featuring the Oscar winning movie (actually 11 Oscars!!!) - the epic movie: Titanic - which among many awards - also won Best Picture! This movie is simply amazing - the music, the costumes, the visual effects, the story, etc. Its actually hard to watch it again without crying (okay - sobbing! :) The challenge requirement this week is to use a little bit (or a lot) of blue and silver in your creation - Please stop by the Cinema Saturday Blog for more details, to check out our inspiration corner and to see all of the sample creations for this week's movie!
Everytime I think of this movie, I always hear music - actually - just one song..."The Heart Does Go on" by Celine Dion.... sigh - and it always makes me think of Jack and Rose "flying on the bow of the boat... don't you just hear the song in your head right now! So I created a little card of the bow of the boat with the sentiment from the song from the verse - and I cannot listen to it without crying... every single time.... even watching the video is so hard - I am also sobbing by the end... (here is the video from YouTube - you can watch it here - sorry that this video is rather poor quality... but between my sobs - I don't even mind the quality.... )

This sentiment from this song has always touched me - how love can just touch us one time - but that one time can be for a lifetime - so I created my card based on this part of the song and
used the sketch that I created for the Saturday Sketch Challenge over at Paper Craft Planet (if you are playing - please upload with the tag: SK013010). You can join our sketch group here, become a Cinema Saturday fan on the group on PaperCraftPlanet and check out this week's sketch album here. I had fun creating this sketch - but then there was the problem of making a card with it - lol! I used the circle element as a porthole and then created the boat by folding a sheet of blue cardstock and taping down a deck and then cutting out some smokestacks. I added a little bling around the porthole, did a little embossing, some silver ink distressing and finished it with a silver bow. I printed the sentiment from the song - I simply cannot tell you how deeply these lyrics go into my heart... it always moves to hear this song - simply beautiful lyrics and melody and the feeling behind it - is just inspiring....

"Love can touch us one time, and last for a lifetime, And never go till we're one..
Love was when I loved you, One true time I hold to, In my life we'll always go on..

Near, far, where ever you are, I believe that the heart does go on,
Once more, you open the door, And you're here in my heart - And my heart will go on...."

Sigh.. what a movie - I couldn't even watch parts of it last night as I made this card - because it just made my heart ache... actually sniffling right now just thinking about it... I loved making this card - here is a shot from "under" the card:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Blue cardstock from stash and some Kaiser Off shore paper
InK: silver brilliance ink
Accessories: Martha punches, spellbinders, Kaiser bling, white gel pen, satin silver ribbon and dimensionals

Can't wait to see all of your Titanic creations this week!!! Please head on over to the
CInema Saturday Blog for more details and samples!!!
We hope you will join us and play along!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wishes and Dreams Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!!
Sorry for being such a bad blogger this week!! I went to CHA over the weekend and just got in last night - still recovering! I cannot even tell you how amazed and beyond lucky I felt to be there with so many amazing crafters and to walk amongst so many superstars!!! (pictures coming soon!)
After not crafting for a week, I am psyched to jump back right into it by joining a wonderful blog hop tonight with Gina K. for the Wishes and Dreams blog hop! The Wishes and Dreams stamp set was created by Gina's talented daughter Alicia K. I love the whimsy look of these sweet fairies and this particular one is my favorite :) I made this card for the upcoming bday party of one of my sweet friends, using the SCS sketch 264 from last week:

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Kaiser and Co and scraps
Stamps: Wishes and Dreams by Gina K.
Ink: Memento Cottage Ivy and Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 1, Sakura gel pens, dimensionals, ribbon from stash, stickles, copics

I had so much fun coloring in this sweet stamp and cutting out some clouds and adding glitter (glitter always makes everything better - don't you think!? ;) This is such a sweet stamp set with sweet sentiments in beautiful sentiments: Check out these links for even more inspiration with this sweet set:

Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing Alicia's Wishes and Dreams stamp set in the Mister Linkey Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - check out her blog for the details.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are all doing well! Wishing you happy wishes!
Sankari :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #63 - Australia

Today over at CInema Saturday - its our 63rd Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, where today we are featuring the 2008 Oscar nominated movie: Australia in honor of Australia day which will be celebrated on 2008! This movie is in honor of all our "down under" CSCC players! This movie is set in WWII times and unfolds the history around that time period. Even though it has a historical backdrop, this story really is about the full spectrum of love - love of a mother for her son, love of a grandfather for his grandson, romance, love of the land, love of freedom. The colors in this movie are very earth tone and so we thought our challenge requirement would be to use Kraft in your creations.

The main element that drew me into this movie was the beautiful love story of the grandfather and his grandson Nallah and Lady Ashley and Nallah. I love when Nallah says - i sing you to me - as he weaves magic to create his destiny. The two hearts represent Nallah and Lady Ashley (hers is the one with the bigger bow) and the smaller one has the sun behind it to represent his grandfather) and the "hole" in his heart is filled with the love of Lady Ashley:

I hope you all play along with us this week!
Please check out the Cinema Saturday Blog for more details!!!

Sending you big hugs!!!!
Sankari :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You - Thank You card

Good Morning Everyone!

Today Kazan has another FABUlous sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You!!! I seriously love this sketch and love its slightly tilted look - I think the hard part for a card is when you have a lot of ideas - but not enough time to actually do it. I can't wait to make another card with this beautiful sketch. This week's sponsor over at 2 Sketches 4 You is Starving Artists and it was so much fun to use these stamps - I especially loved the sweet little bee (who has a little bit of stickles on his wing :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket - hello sunshine! and Prism green cardstock
Stamps: Starving Artists
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cottage Ivy
Accessories: EK sucess punch, green stitched ribbon, skarua glaze pen, crystal stickles, liquid glaze, dimensionals, corner chomper

I hope you have a chance to play along this week! Can't wait to see what the other DT members have created with this sketch! Stop by the 2 Sketches 4 You blog - to check out more details of this sketch challenge, the prize for this week's card of the week winner and to see all the samples from the rest of the DT!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Hope you are having a FABU monday!!!
Ciao for now! ;)

Always and Forever - FireCracker Designs

Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Monday! This is the third week of being a Guest Designer for FireCracker Designs - where this month I am truly loving playing with the beautiful stamp set: Parisian Romance - all of the images and sentiments are tres romantic! I love this fleur de lis stamp set which was so much fun to color in (I tried to give it a gradient look of darker on the bottom to lighter on the top) and also simply loved the font on this sentiment. Initially, I had a black ribbon for the card, but somehow it felt too much so I thought maybe a silver one might be better?
Here is a closer peek at the card - I loved giving the fleur de lis an extra shine with the crystal lacquer and then adding some bling with some rhinestones (one little tip is to add some TomBow to your rhinestones for a more assured stickiness :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism Cardstock and Bazzil bascis
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Brilliance silver
Accessories: copics, sakura glaze, liquid glaze, rhinestones from Kaiser, cuttlebug embossing folder, heart punch from MS, EK success punch and tombow adhesive

I really loved making this card - and can't wait to give it to DH for Valentine's Day! Maybe I should share my stamps with DH this year and ask for a homemade card too!!! If I do and if he does it - I will definitely post it on my blog!!! You can check out more of these wonderful stamps here and also check out Pamela's blog (the owner of Firecracker Designs). This month, Pamela is offering $2 off the purchase of this stamp set: A Parisian Romance with the coupon code "sankari " :)
Thank you so much Pamela!!!

Can you believe that we are more than halfway thru January? Is it me or is this month flying by?? Hope you are having a beautiful Monday!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Center of Attention -Favors!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!

Today, some of the Baker's Dozen girls and I are showing some of the sweet Favors that is available over at Taylored Expressions - where today through Sunday - there is a 15% off SALE on all favors!!! How awesome is that!?! And with Valentine's day right around the corner (is it me - or is time just flying by so fast! wasn't it just Christmas??!), we have created some projects with these super sweet favor options!

I absolutely love this sweeeeet clear acetate heart favor box! It is so versatile and can hold so many yummy treats (red hots, M&M's, jellybeans, etc.) or you can even use on part of the favor to go over your card and give your card dimension (you can also add some sparkles inside the clear favor with your card - creating a "snowglobe" of sorts) - sooo many different possibilities! I created a little card and favor giftset using the beautiful newly released stamps from Taylored Expressions:

Here is the little card that I made using the new Sprinkled with Love set ( I paper pieced this sweet little Cupcake and then inserted it into the clear acetate favor box). I love this sentiment: "You're Such a Sweetie" :)

And here is a closer peek at the clear acetate favor box filled with Almond Joy Reeses Pieces (yes - they are sooo goood!!!) I used the sentiment from the Cuppie Love Scenes Stamp Set: that reads: "Everything is better when its shared with you..." LOVE that sentiment!!!

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Sassafras Lass and Prism Cardstock (Rose Medium)
Ink: LadyBug Red and Tuxedo Black from Memento (and brown colorbox chalk)
Accessories: Clear Heart Acetate Favors, brads, dimensionals, TomBox adhesive, pink and orange ribbon from Taylored Expressions, MS punch and Sakura glaze pen

I hope you enjoyed these sweet little favor boxes - man was it hard not to finish the whole Reeces Pieces bag while making this!!! Please check out the other super sweet kinds of favors that these amazing ladies have created today:

and of course!: Taylor VanBruggen

And check out all the favor boxes over at the
Taylored Expressions store where they are 15% off now through Sunday!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on more of these!!!
Thanks so much for visiting today!!!
hope your Saturday is inspired!!!
Sankari :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Sassafras Lass and Prism Cardstock (Rose Medium)
Ink: LadyBug Red and Tuxedo Black from Memento (and brown colorbox chalk)
Accessories: Clear Heart Acetate Favors, brads, dimensionals, TomBox adhesive, pink and orange ribbon from Taylored Expressions, MS punch and Sakura glaze pen

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #62 - A Night at the Museum

Over at the Cinema Saturday blog - this week we are featuring the the 2006 movie: A Night at the Museum! This movie is filled with action, adventure, comedy and a wee bit of romance as well! There are literally SOOO many possibilities of cards you can create since this is a Museum of people, animals, etc. from all around the world! Our challenge requirement is adding something miniature in your card (in the movie - there is such a vast array of different scales - from the huge dinosaur to the little tiny cowboys and roman soliders - so we thought to make our challenge requirement one of scale - just adding something miniature in your creation :) You can check out the Cinema Saturday Inspiration Corner for this movie to help out

Can I just say that there are waaaay toooo many things/elements/ideas in this movie! Its so hard to just pick one thing - there are so many different options - sooo much so that a last minute procrastinator like me had a hard time to pick something - so I finally created a bookmark from the the theme of the movie: "Knowledge is Power" since after reading through the history books, Larry the nightwatchman - has a better idea how to handle all the people, animals etc. of the museum who come to life after sunset! The funny thing is that during our 2am conversation, Brooke also created a bookmark! We totally laughed about our brain cramps and our bookmarks!

Here is my bookmark inspired by the cute big dinosaur who likes to "play fetch" in the movie - that I made for our son who is a total dinosaur fanatic right now - the little dinosaur is for the miniature element of the challenge.

I thought that border punch looked like the back of a stegosaurus - totally very simple - very quick and the best part was giving it to my son when he woke up!

I hope you enjoy the movie challenge this week - its definitely one with lots of possibilities!!!! Please check out the Cinema Saturday blog for more details!
Happy weekend and Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Verve January Release - Day 2 of Sneak Peeks!

Good Morning Everyone!!!
Did you catch the start of the sneak peeks on the Verve Blog?! Julee has created some amazingly beautiful stamp sets for the release this Friday!!! Yesterday, the Divas kicked off the sneak peeks with some amazingly gorgeous samples! Today, we continue the sneak peeks with samples from the stamp set: Accent Notes! Check out the Verve Blog to check out what yumminesssssss Michelle, Tosh, Shannan have created for your viewing pleasure!!! I totally adore every stamp in this beautiful stamp set and here is my card using the Accent Notes set:

You know me and sunshine - I can't get enough of it (especially with all the weather that we have been having!) The background of the card is stamped with one of the beautiful filigree stamps that Julee has designed. I stamped the circle motif and spellbinded it out (can that be a new verb? lol!) and then popped up the sentiment on a circle that I had punched out. I created little rays with just some strips of yellow paper attached with glue dots - and then created some stripes on the bottom with a copic and a gel pen :). And for the final touch - a bit of bling, a strip of ribbon and some liquid pearls :)

I can't even tell you how I loved making this card! The release party for all the stamp sets that Julee will be releasing will be happening on Friday Night!!! And you could win some awesome Verve-y goodness too!! We have 5 challenges lined up for you - all you have to do is to complete a challenge and upload it (you can check out the Master thread for more info!). You can also do all 5 to be a Verve Champion! Here are all 5 challenges:

Challenge 1 :
Chipboard challenge brought to you by Michelle (upload with key word: VSJAN10A)
Challenge 2 :
A Valentine Favor challenge brought to you by ME!!! :) (upload with key word: VSJAN10B)
Challenge 3:
A color challenge brought to you by Amber (upload with key word: VSJAN10C)
Challenge 4:
A sketch challenge brought to you by Teresa (upload with key word: VSJAN10D)
Challenge 5

My challenge was to create a Valentine Favor Box! I created a cake slice favor box stuffed with Lindt Chocolates :) (which as Maureen was mentioning is a hard thing to make especially when you are trying to save enough chocolates for the picture you are going to take! lol!) I decorated a cake slice favor box that I had - but you can create one of your own with this template. Here is my favor box with a super sneaky sneak peek (more on this stamp set later this week!) from the stamp set called: Love's Flower which will also be released on Friday!

Here is a picture of the cake slice box from the side:
From the other side:

From the top:

And then when it is opened to reveal all the yummies within it :)
(see, I didn't eat the whole thing! (just most of it :)

I hope you enjoyed all the sneak peeks today! You can check out the Verve blog here for more information - and check out this Master thread on the SCS forum for more details as to how to play along!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!!
Big sunshiney hugs :)
Sankari :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You - Happy Valentine's Day cards and a Bonus Sketch from ME!! :)

Good Morning Everyone,

Today over at 2 Sketches 4 You - Laura has a fantastic sketch for you and the sponsor this week is the Cutting Cafe. It was so much fun to play along with all of these beautiful sentiments and fonts and images!
I really loved this sketch - there can be so many ways that this sketch is interpreted!

I especially loved the printable stamps from the All About Valentine's Day stamp set. The one that caught my eye was one stamp that had so many beautiful sentiments in different directions all expressing different words associated with Valentine's Day. I have been loving the Valentine's paper from MME and love the fact that in photoshop, you can change the color of the digital stamp to match the color of the paper you are going to use. After coloring the different sentiments, I also created a row of flowers (also from the same set) and used it to create this card:
Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME and Prism deep red
Accessoires: heart punch from Martha, dimensionals, bling, sakura pen, Ek success punch, corner chomper, brads, flower punch and glue dots

AND guess what - this week I am in charge of creating a bonus sketch - YIKES! I am definitely not much of a sketch artisite in any way - but had fun with my hand it it... I came up with this sketch and then created the card to go along with it. I used the sweet little birdies kissing and the sentiment: YOU and Me and also printed out the square background with all of the little dots (you know me and dots!!) and the sweet hearts on it. I printed it out twice so that I had a chance to cut out the hearts and to pop them up on some dimensionals. It was really fun to create two cards from the same color scheme - and I am loving the yellow in these valentine papers from MME! it makes everything so bright and fun :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: MME and Prism deep red
Accessories: heart punch from Martha, dimensionals, bling, sakura pen, Ek success punch, corner chomper, brads, flower punch and glue dots

I hope that you my little bonus sketch and that you will play along with us this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You!!! Hop on over there and take a peek at all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team and check out the yummy prize for the Card of the Week winner this week!!!

A big thanks to our wonderful sponsor The Cutting Cafe!! And a big thanks to you for stopping by today to say hello!!!
Have a wonderful Monday!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Joyeux Anniversaire - Happy Anniversary!!!

Good Morning Everyone!

This is the second week of being a Guest Designer for FireCracker Designs - where this month I am loving playing with the beautiful stamp set: Parisian Romance! I love all the sweet images in this set and all of the fonts and sentiments too. This card is one that I made for my DH :) Our 11th year anniversary of our "first date" is coming up next week - and I wanted to make him a special little card. I tried to create a little "cafe" look for the card with the awning going up in a side angle - how I wish we could be at a cafe drinking cappuccino's.... but for right now being in the freezing cold in the cornfields with some hot cocoa will have to do :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (boyfriend collection)
Ink: Potter's Clay from Memento
Accessories: corner rounder, sakura glaze pen, liquid lacquer, ribbon from stash, spellbinders, martha stewart punches and dimensionals.

I can't believe how quickly the time has passed by - I am so very grateful for each day - what a special gift we get to open every morning when we wake up - just the gift to be alive! You can check out more of these wonderful stamps here and also check out Pamela's blog (the owner of Firecracker Designs). This month, Pamela is offering $2 off the purchase of this stamp set: A Parisian Romance with the coupon code "sankari " :) - Thank you so much Pamela!!!

Hope you are having a beautiful start to your Monday!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #61 - A Knight's Tale

Welcome Everyone to our 61st Challenge: the 2001 movie"A Knight's Tale". Every saturday over at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge, we pick a movie from which to create a card/layout etc. from. This week, we chose the romantic comedy adventure movie: A Knight's Tale (starring the talented Heath Ledger - still can't believe his passing). The tagline of this movie is: "From peasant to knight, one man can change his stars" so we decided that we would make the challenge requirement to be to add a star to your creations. If you haven't seen this movie - I would totally recommend it - it is fun, has a modern twist in a renaissance movie and is full of romance, valor and comedy.

I have to say that I was a little skeptical about this movie when it first came out but as soon as we started to watch it - I really fell in LOVE with it and since then, I have seen it at least 15 to 20 times over the years. Its just a sweet story with a modern feel (if you haven't seen it yet - its an awesome date night movie - as I think the DHs will like the jousting/and all of that too). I made my card inspired by the romance between Jocelyn and William. She asks him at one point that if he loves her - he will lose each joust in the tournament... love those scenes between them). I created this card based on the saturday sketch (you can check out the album here and upload your card with the tag sk010910) at Paper Craft Planet.

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock and Cool copper from the Paper Company
Ink: MEmento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Silver, Platinum, Copper inks
Stamps: Swirly Stars (stars from Verve) and the crest is a download from the internet
Accessories: corner rounder, dimensionals, gromet, EK success punch, heart love pin, Fleur de Lis embossing, Spellbinders.

I used the fluer-de lis since the tournament happened in France, the copper and the silver to show the metalwork in the movie, and the red for the love between Jocelyn and William. I LOVE the part where they create their own crest - a Phoenix rising from the ashes - this is such a symbol to me in the movie - of the power you have to create the life that you desire and to forge ahead through all difficulties and obstacles.

I had so much fun making this card - and I hope that you will join us over at Cinema Saturday and play along with us!! We just created a little inspiration corner to help with ideas so if you have been wanting to play along but perhaps thought it seemed to hard - please do check it out - we hope it helps!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!
Happy Jousting!
Sankari :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Color Inspiration #57 - You Lift Me Up!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Kristina has a color inspiration challenge (#57) up on her blog that has such a yummy grouping of colors! I couldn't wait to play along :)

I used the Love Everywhere stamp set that has this super cute little balloon (I popped the heart out with some dimensionals) and the sentiment is from the Cuppie Love Scenes stamp set - both from the newest release from Taylored Expressions. This card was super quick to make and I had so much fun making it :)

Card Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock and Snow White cardstock
Stamps: Love Everywhere and Cuppie Love Scenes from Taylored Expressions
Ink: LadyBug red from Memento
Accessories: Spellbinders, cuttlebug embossing, liquid pearls, Sakura gel pen, chalk for background, ribbon from stash, EK Success punch, pearls from Kaiser, dimensionals, spica glitter pen.

What an awesome grouping of colors. Kristina got her inspiration from the Joel DewberryCollection - you can read more about it on her blog. The mustard color is the basket for the balloon, the saffron color is in the strip and the yellow behind the balloon, the coral is the background for the card (and the red and blue are in the strip of paper and balloon).

I am so happy its Friday! Hope that you have a great weekend!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Sankari :)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

RELEASE DAY -at Taylored Expressions!!!!!!!

Good Morning Everyone!!

Today is the BIG day over at Taylored Expressions, where Taylor is releasing 3 new SUPER cute stamp sets along with a Valentine's Day Key Ingredients Kit. Today we are showing sneak peeks from the stamp set called Cuppie Love Scenes - which has the cutest little scenes with Cuppie and the sweetest sentiments!!! All of the creations today use the Valentine's Day Key Ingredients. One thing that Taylor will have in the store today - is the beautiful new product that is known as Frameabilities! This is the creation of Jamie Pyles - and each of these are handmade to go with the nestabilites set! It is such a beautiful way of accenting your creation!! I used my circle frameability to coordinate with the scene of Cuppie at the movies :)

The first card that I made uses this super cute image of the Cuppies at the movies. I LOVE this stamp sooooo much!!! Many of you know my LOVe for Cinema and my movie challenge blog - and I can't even tell you how excited I was to see this stamp set - there are soooo many possibilities with this stamp set! I created a little circle card and used the Velvet heart trim from the Taylored Expressions store. One thing that Taylor will be offering this release is a Valentine Acessory Add-on option (where you can sample all kinds of accessories from the heart velvet trim, heart pins, heart rhinestones, etc.). I love this trim and thought it would add a little cinema drama to have it flow from the chipboard pieced heart at the top:

Here is a closer peek at the beautiful polymer Frameabilities that will be carried at Taylored Expressions - these are seriously soooo beautiful, delicate and add such a great unique touch to any card:

For my second card, I used this sweet scene of the Cuppies on the couch - there are so many different possibilities with this stamp set - I loved paper piecing this cute couch and then adding some trim and chipboard heart and faux stitching :)

I loved coloring and paper piecing this card. One little cute embellishment that will be available are these super cute Polymar Clay Buttons - here is a closer peek of it:

The other most favorite scene that I LOVE from this set is of the two cuppies flying in a sweet little Balloon. I paper pieced the chute with the Valentine's Day Key Ingredients and then created a scene using the cute stamp set of the Cuppies from the Year of Sweets 2 stamp set by masking off a section:

by masking of the middle portion, I was able to create this little scene of the cuppies flying over the rolling hills (hills were created with a large scallop punch)

Here is a closer peek of the Cuppies in the Balloon... aren't they just sooo cute and happy! :)

The last thing that I created was a little LOVE journal for my DH for Valentine's Day using the cute Chipboard book that was avaible with the Places You Will Go Key Ingredients kit. I covered the photo of us with some clear acetate and am planning on filling in each page with a scene from this set and also am leaving room for some journaling. I found this picture of us up at the cabin (where my DH spent his summers growing up)- I think we had been married just a month when this picture was taken - I love this picture so much and it has become a special little place for us to go to with the kids and the whole family. The heart is paper pieced and then cut out in the middle.

Here are the first two pages so far :)

Page 1 - I tried to keep the pages simple so that there wouldn't be too many layers making it bulky and thick when closing. This page is going to have journaling of the lift that my heart had the first time we met :)
Page 2 - I LOVE this sweet image of the Cuppies enjoying a romantico meal together :) I paper pieced the cupcake liners and napkin and then colored in the rest:

This is going to have journaling of our first "date" together :) which was a very sweet and lovely night (which now come to think of it was 12 years ago this month! wow!!)

I absolutely had such a blast creating these projects and can't wait to finish my DH's Vday gift!!! I know what the last page is going to be already! It is going to have the sentiment: You're my Happy Ending :))))

I can't wait to check out all the amazing creations by the Baker's Dozen as well as some special guests who are peeking along with us - so surf on over with me!!!

Hope you enjoyed all of the peeks this week!!! Check out all of the stamps and Key Ingredients over at Taylored Expressions!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!
Big hugs to all,
Sankari :)