Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Of Love Challenges

Hi friends and fellow crafters! I hope everyone had the best Valentine's day! Before I get to my projects, I wanted to announce the winner of the Michael's 15.00 Gift Card. Congrats to Linda, Threadbear who said:

Your banner is absolutely adorable!! Kaylee surely has one of the best aunts ever!!
Tanks Linda, I'll be sending you an email later!
On to my project. Over at Noel Mignon's FB page, we are having a Book Of Love Crop. So I have been working on some pages for a mini book. My pages for the book are 6.5 by 7.5 inches. So far I have completed 4 challenges. Here they are.
This will be the 1st page in my book. The challenge is Young Love. I really enjoyed this challenge because it gave me a chance to scrap a very old picture from 1985 of Pete and myself. I used papers and stickers from my Noel Mignon February Kit and a frame from Heidi Swapp. I added some Cute heart embellishments and a DCWV journaling card that my friend Sherry sent me in a wonderful Valentine's Day swap. I will make sure to post the amazing Disney art she created just for me later! Some Diamond Stickles around the edges of the stickers and on to the white hearts on the patterned brown paper add a little sparkle to the page.
Next is Recipe For Love. For this challenge we had to follow the recipe that  is listed below.
1 Photograph
2 Alphas
3 Patterned Papers
4 Pearls/Enamel Dots/Brads
5 Stickers
Here is my layout. My picture is from 1981, and was taken after one of Pete's softball games at a party at my BFF's house in Jersey City. My 2 Alphas are the I and U from a set of Story Tellers Alphas that I had. The 3 patterned papers are from my Noel Mignon February Kit and a Recollections Valentine Paper stack. My 4 enamel dots were also from my friend, Sherry, I love them! My five stickers are a heart from DCVW Vintage Collection and the tab, blue pennant, date block and the Be Still My Heart were in my NM February Kit stickers from Jillibean. Gosh we were young.
My next challenge is the Wedded Bliss Challenge. Naturally, I used a picture from our Wedding in 1989. I cut my title using my Cricut and the font from Nursery Rhymes. The paper is from Recollections. The banners are from Pink Paislee and I sprayed them with color mists from Mr. Huey  Pinstripe and Heidi Swapp's Blush Color Shine that was included in my Noel Mignon February Paper kit.  I sewed them together and used 2 pretty flowers that came in my February Paper kit. I also used the Sweetheart Primer card and awesome Love paperclip that came with my kit, some Prima flowers from my stash and pretty butterfly I had.
Finally for today, I completed the Shades Of Love Bonus Challenge. For this challenge we had to use a color palette found at The Sweetest Occasion. I enjoyed this challenge. I used my Cricut and the Baby Steps cartridge and created a page using a picture of Danny when he was 6 weeks old. Oh how I wish I could have a few of those moments back. He is the most precious part of my heart. Wasn't he a cutie? I attached his picture to the mat using my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I also used it on the hearts. I lifted this idea from my crafty friend Sara.  My hubby loved this layout.

I am having lots of fun with the Book Of Love challenges. I can't wait to do more. Hopefully, I'll even come up with my cover for my mini book! LOL!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Happy Crafting!


  1. Your pages are beautiful Colleen. And the picture of Danny is ADORABLE!! I love my tiny attacher too!

  2. great pics! a lot of work and a lot of love. WELL DONE!

  3. Love your layouts, especially the one of Danny!!

  4. I was so engrossed in your beautiful layouts that I forgot to say how excited I am about being the winner of your blog hop drawing. Thanks so much!!