Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Giveaway!!

I love to celebrate Valentine's Day year round in my layouts. I am always on the lookout for ways to incorporate hearts into my designs. When the idea popped into my head to make a patchwork heart, I knew I needed to give it a try!

I gathered all the papers from my stash that had red/pinks in them. The beauty of the papers from Scrappin' Sports & More is that they all coordinate so nicely together! For this project, I used:

Baseball Game Paper - #1237
Wrestling game Paper - #1254
Steer Paper - #1299
Pigs Paper - #1230
Defining Recital Paper - #1172

Then you want to cut your paper in strips --- I made mine wavy strips, but straight strips work great too!

Next you want to glue your strips randomly on a piece of 12 x 12 paper.

Next cut your newly made piece of paper into strips again --- straight cutter only --- making sure to cut them perpendicular to the strips that you glued down.

Next cut a heart shape out of another piece of scrap paper. Glue down your strips moving them randomly up and down so that they do not line up with any adjoining strips.

Now turn over your shape and trim the overages along the edge of your heart shape.

Then finish your design! To finish off mine, I added a dark background (#1043 - Defining Tae-Kwon-Do) and a photo mat (#1045 - Defining Volleyball).

There are no pictures! Can you guess why?

Scrappin' Sports and More is now on Facebook and we want you to become a fan! Everyone who becomes out fan on Facebook and/or signs up as a Follower on our blog here will be put in a random drawing to win the above layout. Sign up for both and have two chances to win this completed layout all ready for you to add a picture of the love of your life!

We will draw the winner on Valentine's Day evening, the 14th! What do you have to lose?