Garnet – Layout 8

Love is in the air at ScrapbookSteals.com and I love that we have our February guest sketcher that will make anyone fall in love with today’s steal, Love Me collection by My Mind’s Eye. Today Becci Manies shows how versatile the Love Me collection is by not only creating love-themed crafts or Valentine’s crafts, but a layout about New Year’s Eve!

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With the day of love right around the corner, I could hardly wait for “Love Me” to arrive on my doorstep. I knew that I wanted to scrap photos from New Year’s Eve with the collection, to show that these papers were gorgeous for not only the Valentine’s day scrapbooking layouts. The embellishment sheet is packed with adorable accents from the banner to the colored doilies.

Before I used each embellishment, I popped it off the sheet and lightly sanded the edges to make them nice and smooth. I personalized the embellishments by inking the edges, or adding glossy accents, Stickles or sanding them more for a worn look.

I find that I have a lot of iPhone photos that are already cropped to square shape, so I wanted to create a layout that I could use these types of photos or others could easily trim them down to fit the layout.

Ever since we put the Christmas decorations away, the girls have been asking what the next holiday is that we could decorate for. They were beyond excited to wake up one morning to see this banner hanging over our fireplace. I cut eight heart shapes out of the assorted Love Me papers and decorated each heart with the Love Me embellishments. I strung them up to a few long strands of twine and attached them with washi tape to make a beautiful Valentine’s Day garland.

Lastly, what would a love-themed collection be without a couple of Valentine’s day cards? This paper pack can definitely be more vintage looking with a little distressing and inking or it can be sweet and modern with it’s shades of pink and blue.

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Thank you Becci for sharing your talents and for giving me my break for the month! :)

Now for the exciting part of announcing this week’s random winner of the Garnet 7 sketch. Congrats are in order for Raelynn Goertz.

Raelynn, this has got to be one of the most precious layouts! What a sweet little peanut you have. Makes me kind of sad that my baby is nearing five!

Raelynn, will you do a favor and please send an email with your address to service@stealnetwork.com and we will be happy to send a prize out to you. :)

If you are new to our site and want to join in on the fun we would love to have you!

If you would like to be eligible for this week’s random drawing, be sure to have your layout created and posted somewhere online, as well as linked to this blog posting by Monday, February 6th at 11:59 MST.

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Oh and we also have one more exciting piece of news for you! Be sure to save the date for our next online crop on Friday, Feburary 24, 2012 from 6-10 PM MST. We will be up to our usual fun, games, challenges, giveaways and video chats! For those of you that are local, we would love to have you participate in person.