Happy Monday! Here is my layout for the Memory Nest. I must say, that I thought I would get a lot more scrapbooking done this summer, but it seems to be difficult to find the time. I guess the nice weather has been calling me outside too much. My daughter recently bridged from being a Daisy to a Brownie in Girl Scouts. It was really cute, but the lighting was horrible. I tried to make the best of the poor photo quality. I spent a ton of time on the background of this layout, and you can't see most of it. I first used my markers to make this circle of dots. Then I painted more bigger circles. Finally I used this glaze stuff to make four different textured regions. You can see the triangles in the upper right best. I was going to watercolor so the textures pop out more, but decided that it might make the page too busy. I already have a lot going on and it is a bit tricky to read the title.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!