Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Day ~ 2009; Creative Belli Challenge #83

Good Wednesday morning everyone!!  It's time for another Belli Challenge and this week it's Hearts of anykind..  What a perfect challenge for some Valentine's Day Cards!!  We also have some new faces on our Design Team so please check out their beautiful work.  AND our Guest Designer for this week is Christine Nay, so please check out her cute Valentine's Day Card, too.
I made a layout for this challenge using photos from last year.  Savannah is 3 1/2 and little sweet Colten is 2 months.  The "BIG APE" was a gift from my DH 2 years ago.  But instead of just giving him to me, he stuck it in my truck on the passenger side one morning as he left for work.  Well, when I went out to put my things in my

truck, all I could see was a silhouette and I actually thought someone was sitting in my truck..  Oh man, was I scared.  I was there by myself and there was someone sitting in my truck..  Well, we laugh at it now, but I told him not to do that again!! lol  Anyway the grandkids looove to play with this guy so around Valentines I bring him out and they have a blast with him.  He's so big, soft, and cuddly that they just lay on him while they watch movies. 
I also did this layout for a few other challenges:
Creative Belli Blog Challenge ~ Hearts
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch Friday
Creative Card Crew~ Punch It ~ Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Simon Says ~ Punch It
Crafty Creations ~ Valentines or Love
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Fancy edges or corners
The Crafty Pad ~ At least 1 animal
Humble Pie ~ At least 2 blingy things
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Lots of Layering
Your Next Stamp Challenge ~ Anything that Sparkles
And here's what I used :
Doodlebug Designs Beetle Black Crushed Velvet
Red Hearts Shiny Paper
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
QuicKutz ~ Flourish ~ Cookie Cutter Die
Pink Pearlized Texture Paper ~ Framed the photos, you can't see this very well.
Sticko Letters
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box ~ Black Numbers
Me & My Big Ideas ~ Soft Spoken Chipboard  ~ Love
Red Sugar Coated Bling ~ corners
Thanks so much for dropping by, and please check out the wonderful projects the Belli DT (Anne, Ceal, Chris, Debbie, Holly, Jenny, Joan, Joy, Liz, Maria, Robin and Steph) came up with, and this weeks Guest DT Christine Nay.. Now let's see what you come up with, and be sure and upload your project to Mr. Linky so that we can all see!! 
Have a wonderful day,
and please stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Crystal said...

How CUTE Fern I just love how you cut these pics!!! They are sooooo adorable and what a wonderful page!!! TOOOOO CUTE!

Paula said...

Wow Fern this is such a beautiful scrapbook page the layout is fantastic along with all the fabulous punch detail. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Fern, these grands are so cute, and I just love the pictures with the ape. We have one we got when we purchased a printer years ago, and the kids STILL love it!! Well done, my friend!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Such a fun story and what a great, snuggly ape! He does look like he would be great to curl up in! Love your heart border!

Liz Williams said...

A fabulous page that will become even more precious as years pass! Those pictures are just adorable. I look forward to working along side of you on the Belli team.

Joan Ervin said...

Fern...this is soooo cute!!!! What an AWESOME page!!! Sweet little Savannah and Colten take center stage and you have showcased them beautifully with all the fun and fabulous Valentine details!!! You are such a wonderful Grandma.... Will you adopt me???

Linanna DESIGNS said...

What a totally awesome card hunn and page, you've been busy, thank you for joining the CCC challenge this week Linda x

Holly said...

How stinking CUTE is this page?!?!?! Wow!!! I love the punched heart border and these stinking CUTE pictures of the kids with the stuffed gorilla.

Maria said...

Beautiful scrapbook page! Thanks for joining our challenge at Humble Pie. Hugs, Maria

gina g said...

Beautiful page and i love the heart border around the edge lovely layout and pics of the sweet children. Thanks for joining the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Ann said...

Love this page, the red is gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Humble Pie

joy said...

What a darling layout! The story is great also! This was a great page! The red and black are beautiful!

Suzi said...

This is adorable Fern, love the layout and the corners and edging are just ideal for OSCC Thank you for joining us this week. Luv Suzi x

Debbie said...

Hi Fern - what a fabulous layout and brilliant
Thanks for joining us at The crafty pad - hope you can join us again. :)
Good luck in the draw. :)

xxDebbiexx The Crafty Pad

Rose said...

such a sweet page! luv the monkeys and the kids look like they do to ;) thanks for joining us on crafty creations this week :)

Karen (Your Next Stamp) said...

Your kids are adorable! My son would love that big ape! Thanks for playing along with us at YNS

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with your LOVELY work!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Suzi said...

Hi Fern, I have my other hat on now, your work is lovely and I thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week, good luck in the draw.
Hugs Suzi x

Itzuvit said...

This is just so cute!!!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC. Hugs Itzuvit xx

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along in our Love/Valentine Challenge at Crafty Creations! Cheers Claire x

Sandi Clarkson said...

Cute, cute page. Kind of funny because I just did a monkey page last week. Love your story! Have a great wek, Fern.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous layout, never thought to do a square border with that heart border punch.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

shelly said...

lovely card thank you for sharing over at ccc

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