Saturday, February 12, 2011

Lots of Love Blog Hop!!! Come and Join the FUN!!

Hi everyone and welcome to the Lots of Love Blog Hop! This hop will be showcasing 14 different designers and their love inspired projects. If you are coming from Norma at PinkBlingCrafter your right on track.  If you are just visiting and would like to join the fun hop on over to Courtney at Krafty Keekerz. We hope you have a great time hopping along and feel some love inspiration this Valentine's weekend!

For those of you that don't know, I am expecting a little girl any day now. For my project I made a Valentine's Day Scrapbook page for her. Let's hope that she will be here by then. So onto my project.......

This layout is made with Stampin' Up paper. The backdrop is blushing bride pattern designer paper. I also used blushing bride, perfect plum, bravo burgundy, sahara sand, early espresso, and pear pizzaz cardstock on this layout. "The greatest gift of" was cut on early espresso cardstock using a Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die called Naturally Serif, which I rolled through my Big Shot. I cut "LOVE", "Valentines 2011", and "Pasiley Grace" using my gypsy with the Alphalicious Cricut cartridge. "LOVE" was cut at 1 1/2 and the other two were cut at 1 1/4. The top picture box is cut at 4 1/2 by 6 1/2. The sahara sand box was cut at 5 by 5 1/2. I then punched the edges of this box with EK Success Scalloped Scallop border punch. Then I cut the perfect plum stamped piece at 3 3/4 by 4 1/2. To make the heart stamps on there I used a Stampin Up Letter Plate called Heart Pressed. I took an ink pad and inked the plate then I sat my paper down on it and with the Multipurpose Platform, and Standard Cutting Pad, I rolled it all through my Big Shot and it embossed and stamped the cardstock. The hearts were cut using the Twinkle Toes Cricut Cartridge at 3 1/2. I then embossed the "Paisley Grace" with Sizzix Texture Plates Kit #4. Its a heart plate. 
The corners of the picture boxes are punched with an EK Success corner punch. I added a 2 inch stirp of per pizzaz designer cardstock at the bottom. I know that seems like a lot, but this was a really easy layout to make, and I really like how it turned out. Let me know if you have any questions. 

Now onto the fun part my BLOG CANDY.. Please become a follower and leave a comment and you will be in to win my blog candy. Since this is a Valentine's Blog Hop I am going to give away valentine products. 

If you are having trouble seeing what you can win I will list the items. 

Scotch ATG Refill Rolls
Jolee's heart bling
4 yards of Valentine ribbon
a wood mounted Heart stamp
a tube of Diamond jewels
2 sets of Valentine clear stamps
a shiny red bottle of Stickles. 

Also I want to announce that I am a Stampin Up! Demonstrator and if I hit 25 followers I will pick a winner who will get to pick out $20 from Stampin Up! This is a great prize (I think!). Stampin Up has great products and I love to introduce people to their stuff. Once again to enter to win this prize just follow my blog and I will chose a winner once I have 25 followers. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your next stop is my Aunt Patti at Patti's Paper FunHere is the line for the Lots of Love Blog Hop if you lost your place. 


  1. Bree, super nice layout, just waiting for the arrival of your baby to fill it with pictures !
    I am happy to help bump up your followers.

  2. Awww! I pray for a healthy and uneventful delivery for you! God bless your precious gift from God! What a great Valentine's gift from Heaven huh? Your LO is so sweet! I'm a follower! Love the blog candy!

  3. exciting! Love the LO. I found you on the hop and am now a new follower!
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  4. Beautiful layout, Maybe you can have a Valentine baby, congratulations and keep us upto date!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  5. Such a sweet layout. Congratulations also! Exciting!!! I am a new follower!

  6. that is an adorable layout!! I saw that layout and it immediately brought me back to last year. Last year I was uber pregnant with my daughter on alentines day, and it really was the best valentines we had (even with all the pregnancy complaints!) She finally came to see us on the 21st of feb, and then I really examined your page, and I realised that she has the same name as my daughter!! (Paisley, my daughters middle name is Elise) Paisley is a great name! Good luck with labour and enjoy your little bundle!! tfs

  7. Beautiful layout. Congrats with your little one and best wishes on your labor.
    glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

  8. Wow! Congratulations on your little one that is arriving soon..Love your layout..
    Just became a new follower..would love it if you checked out my blog.

  9. Beautiful layout!! Congrats on your little girl arriving soon! TFS!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  10. Super nice! Love your Blog!!
    Bunny Vance

  11. Pretty layout! Thanks so much for sharing...I'm a new follower!

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  12. Love your project! Congrat on the soon arrival of your baby girl! She is going to have such a wonderful mommy! Im a new follower! Thanks for a chance to win!

  13. New follower.

    Cute layout!


  14. Hi Bree, I wish you the best with you new baby girl! I love your layout!! Im a new follower. Have a great weekend/

  15. Super cute layout Bree!!! I'm now a follower and can't wait to see more projects. It's been fun doing this hop with you!!!

  16. Adorable layout! Good luck with the birth of your baby girl! Best Wishes!


  17. Cute layout! New follower! Best of luck on your upcoming bundle of joy!!!

  18. Cute layout. Congratulations on your new arrival. I'm your 24th follower. Hope you get many more. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


  19. TAH-DAHHHHH!!! I am your 25th follower, so bring on the candy and CONGRATULATIONS on your successful entry!

    cardmonkey at comcast dot net

  20. Congrats on your baby girl! The layout is super adorable! TFS and thanks for a chance! Follower #26 ;)
    smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

  21. Congratulations on your new baby girl! What a super cute layout!! Praying for you to have a wonderful delivery. Can't wait to see more of your projects for your little girl. Girls are so much fun!!


  22. What a sweet idea to make for your little girl. Congratulations to you, and praying for a safe and uneventful arrival.

  23. Great layout! Can't wait to see pics of the new arrival!
    thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)
    I am a new follower

  24. Your layout is just beautiful. Love those Stampin' Up products! I just discovered your blog on this hop but now I'm a follower and will be back when time allows to have a better look around. I want to see more of your projects.

    Anne (Anniebee)
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

  25. Adorable layout! May you and your little one have a safe and healthy delivery!

    ksully4597 at gmail dot com
    I am a new follower

  26. OHMYGOODNESS - well congrats to you and your hubby - how exciting for you! What a sweet blessing and what a new adventure awaits you! I have 2 grown children (and one grandson) and they make EVERYTHING worth while.

    I am a new follower - so very nice to meet you. and your background images are AWESOME!

  27. What a cute layout. Your little one will love it.
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  28. Great layout. What a nice valentine gift and memory it would be to have your first child on Valentine's Day. ( I was married on Valentine's Day so it is pretty special.) Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  29. Congrats! So excited to start following you.

    Thanks for Sharing

  30. I became a follower.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net