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.
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:

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