Stamp Review Crew - Valentine Edition

Today, the Stamp Review Crew has joined together to provide you with inspiration for your Valentine and love projects. This time, we are not sticking to one stamp set. Instead, it's a "free for all" based on the theme.
http://stampreviewcrew.blogspot.com/2015/01/stamp-review-crew-valentine-free-for.html
First, here's a quick card made using  a "faux" Bokeh Technique. The true technique begins with adding all-over color to a piece of watercolor paper and then adding dots (or other images) in a random pattern over it; it's meant to mimic a photographic technique which blurs the background and draws the focus to a particular area. If you google search the term, you will see a lot of samples with dots of lights scattered throughout the image. Well, I took a short cut for time's sake and just added different sized dots of color on standard card stock using ink daubers, Classic Ink, and the negatives from circle punches.

Image from One Tag Fits All; Note Tag punch
Next, I'd like to share a 2-page scrapbook layout that I created a few years ago. That may be cheating as far as blog-hopping goes, but in the spirit of love I wanted to share it with you and remind you of what a blessing our pages can be. We can forget that sometimes. But this weekend, my Aunt Martha passed away after a battle with cancer. These pages, created after a fun visit where we enjoyed all sorts of things together, remind me of how much she enjoyed visiting, exploring, eating a variety of foods, laughing... and how much she loved her family. Our hurting hearts remind us of how much we love her. And our pages help us to remember our moments and all they represent.



Thanks for allowing me to share my love for her with you.

Your next stop for inspiration is Rochelle Blok - so from Melbourne, Florida you are headed to Melbourne, Australia!



Going the other way? Here's your link to the super talented Ann Schach:


http://stampinchic.com/2015/01/the-stamp-review-crew-valentine-edition/

Wishing you lots of love in your life - now and always,
Adriana B.



Comments

  1. Lovely projects, Adriana! I am so very sorry for the loss of your aunt. Thank you for sharing those memories.

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    1. Thank you, Yapha. I didn't want to bring the mood down, but just wanted to share how our books can be such a comfort and serve as a reminder of good times. Thanks for your message.

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  2. Your "faux bokeh" is fabulous - sweet card! love the background! And I am so sorry about your aunt......so glad you have those wonderful memories......

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    1. Thank you, Linda. This card was fun and quick to make. It actually became the focus of a class and the ladies really enjoyed it :) Thank you for your comment.

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  3. What a fun card, Adriana! I love the bokeh effect on your card with the cute little tag! I'm sorry about your aunt's death and so glad you have these amazing pages to look back on with fondness. That's what scrapbooking is all about!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Dawn. And yes - this is what sb is all about!

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  4. Great 'faux' Bokeh card Adriana. So sorry to hear of your Aunt passing away. Scrapbooks are a great way to remember the times you had together and the memories that you shared. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Rochelle. When I started scrapbooking, I thought it was mostly for my kids. Now I'm reminded that it is for all of us. :)

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  5. I love your 'Bokeh' background with the sweet little tags. Thanks for sharing your memories through the scrap page too. So sorry to hear about your aunt. Hugs :)

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    1. Thank you, Bronwyn - glad you enjoyed the project :) Welcome to the Crew and thank you for your kind words.

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  6. Your bokeh card is so pretty. Love the colors! I would also like to offer my condolences on the loss of your aunt. Thank you for sharing the scrapbook pages with us.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I appreciate your comments.

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  7. Your bokeh card is so pretty! Beautiful scrapbook pages and wonderful keepsake memory of your Aunt. I am so sorry for your loss Adriana many (((Hugs)). Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Holly for the comments and especially the (((hugs))).

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  8. Cute card, Adriana! So sorry about losing your aunt. And a very good reminder about our pages!

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  9. Thank you for sharing a beautiful card and a beautiful reminder to treasure life. May you find comfort in the treasured memories that you have. Sorry for your loss.

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  10. Lovely card, and great Bokeh stamping. So sorry to hear about your loss, and glad you could share your loving scrapbook page with us!

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  11. So sorry about your aunt. The scrapbook pages are a lovely remembrance. I really like your bokeh card.

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  12. What a sweet card! And the scrapbook pages are beautiful - what a wonderful picture of your aunt and your little ones. Sorry to hear of her passing.

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  13. I love your bokeh card, Adriana! It's a great choice of colors. I am so sorry to hear of your aunt's passing. Your scrapbook pages are a wonderful tribute to her memory.

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  14. Very pretty, soft and lovely first card! What a lovely tribute to your Aunt Martha and your family....so sorry for your loss!

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