Friday, February 3, 2012

Fabulous Finds Friday

Hi, designer Carolina here to share some Fabulous Finds today. February's just started but I can see hearts in every blog I visit! We don't celebrate Valentine's day in Argentina, but our daughter has been going to American/International schools since she was three, so we now make Valentines every year. Any excuse to craft is a good excuse, right? So, here are the first ten fabulous Valentine projects I have found:

1.- These Chemistry Valentine Tubes by Aphra Bolyer are stunning. I love the colours, and the fact that you could use any kind of patterned paper, as long as you have a heart punch for those special touches. 
2.- Teresa Kline's Card with 3 Hearts makes my heart flutter. Don't you love the colour choices and all the distressing, embossing and glitter on that card?
3.- My favourite part of Deanna Misner's "They are my Heart" layout is the big heart that looks like it's been quilted. What a fabulous way to catch your eye and then let you move your attention to the cute kids in the picture. Gorgeous!
4.- I could really use some of these Felt Heart Bookmarks Alison has shared, as I continually lose my place in books and end up reading complete chapters twice (though I do enjoy getting the extra details you can get from a second read!). They are easy to make, could be made in any colour, and would  certainly make a great gift. There's even a free pattern for you to download!
5.- My daughter immediately fell in love with this Countdown to Valentine's Day Calendar created by Lindsey, and so did I. It is an easy project, but it looks totally stunning. I think I will do something similar for her birthday. Oh, my to-do list is ever growing...
6.- If you prefer a clean, graphic look for your cards, Valerie's "Love is in the Air" card is the right project to inspire you. I love the twine, the embossing, and the speech bubbles are fantastic.
7.- This "Sweet Love" layout is not only beautiful, Jessy included a fab tutorial that shows you how to make cute owls from patterned paper circles.
8.- Have you got Valentine's day decorations? I don't, and didn't even know they existed until I saw this LOVE Project by Rebecca Keppel. Now, I need to have one, how can I resist temptation when looking at such an amazing project?
9.- In need of some gift tags for those presents you are buying or making? If your answer is yes, you can't miss Suzanne Sergi's Sealed with Love Tags. My favourite tag is the one with the heart shaker box and the confetti. Which one is yours?
10.- I'd like to finish the list with another scrapbooking page, Megan Klauer's "I Love you" layout. I love all the hearts and small embellies "floating" in a vertical strip by the photo, and the way the title was arranged. Have a look!

Thank you for visiting Practical Scrappers today. There are more and more Valentine's Day projects being posted as we speak, so if you've also started to feel love is in the air and would like to see some more fabulous projects to inspire you, come back next week for Valentine Day's Fabulous Finds - Part II.

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1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for including my project!