Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Designer Showcase: Valentine's

February is the month of Valentine's and Love.  So today, for our Designer Showcase, we'd like to share some projects with this theme to help inspire you.

When I think of Valentine's, I think of vintage. Vicky's style is wonderful for this theme.  In her first project. she has amazing distressing and special touches that add a great nostalgic feel.  I love the contrast of the dark distressed edges and crumpled map with the softness of the netting flowers.

On this project Vicky adds some shabby colors and textures. This layout is so sweet with the flowers, hearts and pearls. I really like the border below the photo that Vicky created using individual flower petals. Neat idea!

The colors on this page just scream Valentine! The red, pinks, cream and black are so classic.  Yet Heather has included some cute elements that keep the layout up-to-date. The photos are so brilliant, I can almost smell the flowers!

Cindy shares three layouts about love. This first is about her love for her son.  She gets straight to the point in her title/message! The three photos on the side really add motion and emotion to the page.  I also think it is incredible how well she matched the paper colors to their outfits!

On this page, Cindy highlights the two loves of her life, her husband and her son. I think it is really great that she included photos over time. The way she has attached the tag adds to the classy feel of this page.

Cindy made this page about the love notes that her husband leaves hidden for her.  This is just precious! This is a great "life" page.  It's about some of those little moments in life, that really make a big impact. Not all memories have a photo with people in them, some don't even have a photo. The important part is just getting it recorded.

This digital page by Dolores would be an amazing gift for Valentine's Day. Not only has she created a beautiful page with a wonderful photo, she has also included a lovely note to her husband.  Writing a letter or note is a great way to journal your feelings. Dolores has also included a scripture passage. Another great way to journal!  I am in love with that pretty, swirly heart in the background!

Who would not want to sneak a little love note into this gorgeous mail box?  Nancy created this to do just that, hold love notes.  Oh my, this is just beautiful. Even the little flag is decorated.

All the little details really make this project shine! Check out the gold edges to the flowers.  Beautiful!

This is a Valentine gift box that I created. I recycled an empty ribbon spool to create it.  The lid opens and small treats can be placed inside. 

We will leave you with the classic Valentine, a card.  This card is made using digital papers that I printed and cut into the shapes.  The flower is made from seam binding.  Cards for Valentines day are a great craft project to do with the kids.

Now that is a lot of lovely inspiration for Valentines! We hope you have fun creating!