Thursday, February 14, 2013

*American Crafts Valentine's Day Bl♥g H♥P!*



Hi!  Welcome to your first stop
(well besides the American Crafts blog)
I hope you enjoy your fun, love filled day of hopping!
 
I made a layout just for the hop & here it is:
 
"This Is My Happy Place"








I made this layout with AC's BRAND new CHA Winter 2013 release:
Dear Lizzy's Lucky Charm. I LOVE this line. It's so full of color & the details..
FABULOUS. I think AC  & Dear Lizzy knocked this one out of the park!

My layout is about my sweet kids. They were both home from college for
Christmas break & we all headed to the Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards
to take LOTS and lots of pics!
This is just one - and this one's even from my iPhone!
One of my faves.
My journaling is along the right side of my layout and reads:
"My ♥. My home. My EVERYTHING. I'd do anything for both of you.
I love you SO very much! (1/13)"

Here's a close up:




















I cut the Dear Lizzy Chipboard in half & placed the top half
on top of my photo, with the bottom half under my photo
(after backing it with patterned paper)

the heart background is made using my Silhouette Cameo.

I hope you like my ♥ day inspiration!

Now, how about some fun?
I have a little give away to share with one lucky person
who leaves me a comment telling me what's been their
favorite Valentine's Day yet!
(deadline:   Wednesday, February 20th.) 






















Now go hop & have FUN!
Here's the hop order:
 
 
Leslie Ashe <---------- that's me!♥♥♥
Andrea Budjack
Jen Chesnick
Jill Cornell
Sophie Crespy
Lilith Eeckels
Paige Evans
Leah Farquharson
Monika Głód
Angie Gutshall
Corrie Jones
Michiko Kato
Heather Leopard
Carina Lindholm
Melissa Mann
Kimberly Neddo
Patricia Roebuck
Erin Stewart
Diana Waite
Allison Waken
Becky Williams
American Crafts

Happy L♥VE day to you!

118 comments:

Ethan said...

don't really celebrate V's day ab\nd I have almost forgotten that today is V'sa day =) Love all the giveaways and if i get to win any of these, that would be my favourite v's days! XoXo

Ellie Augustin said...

My Valentine's are usually quiet but today I hope it will be added to a favorite as I am planning a Surprise Valentine's Party for my kids when they come home from school :)

Стокли said...

Cool background.
Today was a nice day - it feels almost like spring!

Puskis said...

Four years ago, then my first child was made :))

julie e said...

My favorite valentines days were when my kids were little and I would go into their classrooms to help with parties.

Stampin Mindy said...

This is gorgeous. I love the hearts and all the dimension.
My favorite Valentines would have to be the year my hubby bought me a vacuum. I know it sounds funny but after a few months of sweeping the floor I was literally jumping up and down when I saw the box! :)

xxMindy

Andrea Wiebe said...

Your layout is wonderful...love the colours!

I think this will be a very good valentines day...I've got all my little presents waiting for my valentines to wake up! Very exciting for me :)

Charlotte Brochu said...

Favourite Valentines Day? We have never been big on just one day a year, but rather trying to show love everyday and spend time with the people who are the most important in your life. I would say though that the first Valentines day that I held my first grandchild in my arms was pretty sweet! I love your layout. The background is fantastic!

Anna said...

Last year was my favorite because it was my 1st one with my beau. But this one has potential too ;)

Margie said...

Fabulous layout! My favorite v-day was probably the first one I spent with my hubby-he tried so hard to impress me!

Anski said...

Such a pretty page, love how you used the hearts in the background. I think it's this valentine's day!

sophie said...

HI Leslie! loving your layout so much!

Ifa said...

Not V day favourite, but our anniversary is on the 15th...who thought of getting married the day after V day, LOL. Still love that my dearest picked this date to get married. We are going to a posh restaurant tomorrow.

frankslycreative said...

Such a great LO, I love the background and that it's non-traditional Valentines colours. My favourite Valentines Day was in college when my then boyfriend, now husband, had my dorm mates fill my dorm room with balloons while we were out for dinner. Thanks for a chance to win!

Amanda
www.frankslycreative.wordpress.com

Barbara F said...

Having the 'kids' over tonight for all of us to get together and have homemade Lasagna and a great time together! Couldn't be better!! Love your creation!!

Christina Padilla said...

Feeling love in the air, seeing all of on ig and being thankful to have a wonderful man who is currently making our little family pink pancakes. Yep, he's a keeper. Happy valentines day sweetie!

Heather Leopard said...

Gorgeous layout, Leslie! I love your color choices!

Unknown said...

My favorite Valentine's Day was the day that my husband and I decided that we would celebrate our love the "14th" of each month. We were married on the 14th..........so it's V-Day but 14 is always V-Day for us!

Niina said...

Love the happy colors. Every Valentine that has sunshinge and happiness is my fave :)

Lilith Eeckels said...

Such an amazing layout!!!! HAppy Valentine's day! ♥

Jen said...

My favorite Valentine's Day was the year my youngest daughter was born. So fun to have 2 little sweeties to celebrate a day of love with!

Beth Hillier said...

Sitting here at work eating strawberries a co-worker brought for Valentines day. Your layout is awesome. Love everything about it!

MANDEE said...

Your VDAy LO is awesome! Such great inspiration! ;)

saltyair said...

I totally love this!! Beautiful colors.

PattyC said...

Love this hop.

Portos said...

Beautiful and interesting

stacy said...

my hubby's birthday is on valentine's day, so each valentine's day is special...usually us, kids, and grandkids just hanging out and having fun!

Desiree B said...

Love your layout. Really like the use if the cameo cuts backed with patterned paper.

I would have to say my favorite and most memorable Valentine's Day was when my stepdad proposed to my mom. I was about 8 years old at the time. He changed our lives in a good way. I see him more as my father and feel very lucky to have him in my life.

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute layout! Love that orange chevron ribbon and the journaling on the rigt hand side. My favorite Valentine's day was last year. We had a ton of fun making the Valentines for my daugher's class, and we surprised the girls with chocolate fondue for dessert.

Jeriberry said...

I really like this layout and the colors you chose to use!

Joanne Walton-Calvert said...

Had a special day with my best girl last year, we went wedding dress/ bridesmaid dress shopping, fish spa, pizza express then made cup cakes, divine

Allison Waken said...

Gorgeous - love the yellow! Happy Valentine's Day!

Laurie! said...

I adore the heart background on your layout! super cute!

This is the 1st Valentine's Day in awhile that I haven't been gone on a business trip, so it will probably be my favorite so far because I'll actually get to see my husband!!

zgagi said...

Don't really celebrate V-day but tomorrow my hubby has a day off so we're planning to go for coffee and some choclate cake.

JoAnna said...

My favorite Valentina's day is the first one I spent with my husband when we first got married. He was deployed and was able to come home to spend our first valentine together as a married couple with me. It's little things like that I cherish the most.

Anne Fisher said...

Cute layout! Love the photo and the journaling.

My favorite Valentine's Day was a couple years ago. I work 10 hour days and my husband had made a wonderful gourmet dinner: pork medallions with cheese stuffed dates and cous cous. With a lovely bottle of red wine, of course. I still think about that dinner. Yum! Food isn't just the way to a man's heart. ;)

Erin said...

Lovely! Happy Valentines Day!

crys tal said...

My favorite V-day was 2 years ago when my husband purposed to me!

PaperPixie said...

I love Lucky Charm and this layout is gorgeous!

This Valentine's Day promises to be pretty great. The first with three valentines (DH, DS5 and DS5months), DS5 and I had fun making cards for his class and we are going for a trip this weekend where we will get a fancy dinner and go to Archivers for the first time!

Houses Built of Cards said...

GORGEOUS layout! LOVE the colors!!!

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www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Janelle Shultz said...

that background cut w/ your cameo is stellar! i don't really have a favorite valentines day...they've all been equally amazing! my DH, kiddos & me.

Alisa Brandstetter said...

Leslie, love your work!! We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day. But today would have to be my favorite. I had an unexpected visit from my Grandaughter. We had a great time, because the weather was pretty and we could stay outside and play.

Alisa

Elin Larsson said...

Since it's Valentine's day I'd love to say: Just Love the Layout!
Lovely sketch, journaling, photo and paper behind the photo. Great job!

idahorhodes said...

My favorite Valentine was when my first baby was born. He came just after midnight!

Crystal said...

This year is my favorite valentine's day.

*Monica B* said...

I love seeing the new Lucky Charm in use! Super cute layout :) There isn't a special Valentine's Day that sticks out in my mind, but this afternoon I am spending with my niece & nephew, our own little V-Day party :)

Liana S. said...

I love your layout. Those hearts in the background are awesome. My favorite Valentine's day has to be the one where I delivered flowers for a local flower company to earn money for a not-for-profit group I am involved in. 3 days of delivering flowers. It was SO much fun to bring lovely flowers to people and see their smiles of joy and happiness and surprise.

Jennifer said...

My favorite Valentine's Days were all when I was a teenager. There's just something about sweet, young love.

Rhonda said...

My favorite Valentines Day was when I was 18 and gave my boyfriend, (now my husband a valentine. I am still giving him valentines 37 years later, and he is still my boyfriend. :o)

Jessica said...

Every year is my favorite Valentines! This year my daughter and I are going to have Taco Salads and watch a movie at home!
I love that you used different heart patterned papers in your layouts!

Wendy said...

I'd have to say today is my favorite! My husband got me something nice and we are having a special dinner tonight.

Aly said...

My Daughter has always wanted to be a writer, Really even before she could spell her name she wanted to write stories. One Valentines day her gift to me was her "First Book" (She was 8) She was so proud of it as am I, It is a treasure. She has made many since but that was my Favorite because it was the start of her living her Dream and she gave it to me for valentines day!

KimK825 said...

My favorite Valentines Day was about 6 years ago when my son was 8. Such a sweet boy, he handmade me the most adorable Valentine telling me I was the best Mom in the whole world.

I've kept it in a special spot and when I run across it, it brings back all of the wonderful feelings I had when I first opened it up. Thanks for sharing your awesome project!

JPScraps said...

Love the layout! I'm still waiting for my favorite Valentine's Day

Faye Marie said...

I don't really do Valentines day but in college one year me and my girlfriends did a Single Awareness day where we got dressed up and took ourselves out to dinner. We ended up watching Dirty Dancing and drinking wine coolers (we were pretty cool!) in our dorm room after dinner. It was great!

rush said...

we don't celebrate valentine's day. we do, however, spend every day loving each other. it has been over 18 years!

Susan said...

I think my favorite Valentines day was 50 years ago...my mother was pregnant with twins and was in labor. There was no way of knowing if they were boys or girls until they came. I had 2 brothers!

Cynthia B. said...

Sweet page about your kids! The new Dear Lizzy line rocks!
The one Valentine's Day that comes to mind is the first one I spent with my boyfriend (now-husband). We had just started dating in the fall, and I think we both knew it was a special relationship. It was also the night I found out he doesn't have much of a sweet tooth, because of course I gave him a bunch of cookies!
Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Valentine's Day.

Jennifer Robertson said...

It's hard to pick a favorite Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays, and every year is a great one! =]

elli thomas said...

THIS is my fav valentine's day because hubbie got me a silhouette! Loved seeing what you did with yours! Great layout!

Pam said...

My favorite Valentines Day is always the current one. because we've made it through another year. And I'm still with the one that I love.

Jenny Chesnick said...

Love it friend !

Heather Beasley said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Andrea said...

oh my what a fabulous page! I especially love the hearts! My fave vday has been this year-- my husband and I went shopping and out for supper. A great evening! thanks for the chance!

Cheryl Leong said...

Thanks for the chance. Spending time with my love ones would be an awesome valentine

Cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Sheri said...

adorable layout! Happy Valentines Day!

Kim said...

Lovely work Leslie! Sorry if this was a double post not sure if the last one posted!. My favorite Valentines Day was today!

Rita said...

so bright and pretty!

Jeanne said...

Love your background! Today was a great V-day with my husband and boys!

fourjacksonsmn at hotmail dot com

Denise Bryant said...

Fun layout! Love the colors!
Fave Valentine's Day.... helping out in my daughter's classroom with a Valentine party. It was a long time ago, as she's 30 now!
DeniseB

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Leslie - I LOVE your die cut heart background and how you trimmed the sentiment card in half. You're so creative and talented and I'm so happy you've been with AC so long!

Christy aka. Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Every Valentines day ends up being my favorite one thanks to my husband and son.

Andrea Garland said...

Love your layout so many great tips to apply in my next projects.
This valentine I spent the day working and watch a "the imposible movie such a good movie.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Christine said...

Saw this on fb and loved it...great colors and designs! Probably the year I found out I was pregnant was my favorite :)

leah said...

Very cute! Hope you enjoyed your valentine's day! ^_^

Pam said...

I'm not sure of a favorite Valentine's day. I think it was the one following my divorce!! Lol!
Love the LO.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Easy... 12 years ago I had my first date with my hubby, and that was pretty much it... been married for 10 now!

Olivia said...

So pretty! Love the yellow against the dark :)

This Valentine's Day has been my favorite as my Dad came & surprised me with a couple of Krispy Kreme doughnuts including the Valentine one - so sweet of him!

christine richaud said...

C'est tous les jours la Saint Valentin !!!

Dawn said...

My favourite has got to be this year's, my boys enjoyed receiving presents and the eldest wanted to read the words on cards. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ewik21 said...

This is gorgeous. I love the hearts and all the dimension.
This valentine I spent the day working ((((

julie said...

I absolutely love the page Leslie!!
I'd have to say my fave Valentine's Day is actually the memory of elementary school days when we made those shoe boxes with the opening in the top. I couldn't wait to get those babies home and check out all of my valentines and really study over what valentine the boy that i happen to have a crush on at the time chose for me.Was it an "I like as a friend or an " I want you to be my girlfriend" kind of Valentine? Oh the excitement of those days! lol!
Hope you had a great one!

♥ Sonja Bekker ♥ said...

Hi,
First...I love your Layout;) Great papers also ^_^"
Sorry to say we don't have Valentines day in holland
well not like yours.
We only have a secret Valentine ,with me that was when I was a younger girl .Now I'm married and he is my Valentine
But we don't celebrate in the Netherlands ;(
I would love it when it comes to our country xox
Sonja xo

applemimi said...

wow I love you LO!!!!!!!!!!! <3

Nikki said...

Fabulous! Love the colour scheme xx

Laura Turcotte said...

We celebrate at home, with a fancy meal. Exchange small gifts. Nothing fancy smancy.
Thanks for the chance, and great LO!

Luv2scrap said...

My favorite Valentine's Day was the time my husband and I went on our belated honeymoon after 25 years of marriage!! We couldn't afford to take a honeymoon when we got married and had always said on our 25th wedding anniversary we would take one...it was the best Valentine's Day ever!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Leslie, my friend, always amazing! Love that heart background and all that yummy detail. And esp that awesome SHOT! :)

Hope your Valentine's was filled with love!!

Lisa C. said...

Your layout is stunning!! I love all the hearts! My favorite Valentine's Day is any I spent with my hubby!!

Elena Stefanidou said...

My favorite valentine's day is always the last one.
Your layout is amazing!

Karey said...

The last 3 years I have created Valentines cards (35) for a class @ my church to give in baskets for people who are alone. I pray that each person who receives them will feel loved and that they day will be brighter. This has been my fav thing these last 3 years. You have to know that I don't have a design eye and have to make each card different.

val said...

8 years ago I called and asked the man who is now my husband out on a date! Such an amazing first date it was!

Scraptasticfun said...

My husband and I have a funny tradition of doing something more Halloween-y than Valentine-y on Feb 14. It all started when we were dating and my husband, thinking he was being romantic brought me to a college production of a streetcar named desire. He didn't know the premise... oooops. So every year we watch a horror flick or something like that. It's our fun tradition.

justasiam said...

My favourite Valentine's Day activity is always the most recent one! I always make valentines for my grade 1 class at school. They get so excited; it's fun to watch!

Carole Pillon said...

great layout !
thanks for the game, I give a try !

Nicole said...

Gorgeous layout! Love your work.

Patricia said...

Adorable layout! I love the colors you chose and how you did the cutout hearts! My favorite Valentines day is everyone that I get to celebrate with my family! Thanks for the chance!

eunice said...

Usually try to do something special at home to avoid the crowds. Love the LO. Thanks for the giveaway.

cassie said...

my favorite valentine's day was when my husband (before we were engaged) and I went to an Italian restaurant and one of the nearby tables had a candle accident and something caught on fire. I think the people at that table were in shock because they didn't do anything. My husband ended up putting the fire out.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

woo hoo! My favorite valentine's day was when i was living with my husband's parents finishing up an internship and when i went to leave for work that day I came outside to find teddybears buckled up in each seat of my car holding little gifts! I loved it!

Kimberly said...

This is simply FABULOUS as always my friend...LOVE every detail...so sweet with all the hearts! xoxo
Love ya,
K

Elena said...

We had a fun day at school with kids, then a nice family dinner.

Mandi said...

Every Valentine's day is like every other one I've had ever had. I don't have a guy in my life.

Rossana said...

I like your layout!

Julie GM said...

My fave one has to be years ago when I surprised my husband & girls w/a ride in an all white horse drawn carriage. They loved it! After we had a picnic by a lake & we were all dressed up. Gifts & plastic wine glasses to drink some apple cider. They loved it!

Christina said...

This year was my favorite Valentines day, even though my bf was all the way across the country on a trip, he still made sure to talk to me when he was gone. I went out with some single girlfriends and we had a great time!

Laura M. said...

Lovely layout! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Cristina said...

Hm, I am not sure which was the best one, but definitely not this year's unfortunately! We had a long day at work and no real celebraiton. :(
I love your page!! Such a cool design!

elli thomas said...

Any day I am surrounded by love is a great Valentine's Day!

stacie d said...

My husband cooked dinner, bought all my fave things. It was sweet.

Ashley Spiller said...

This years Valentines was the best. First Valentines as a married couple!!! He did Good. hehe I would love to win, Thanks for the chance.

Lisa P said...

Love your heart background on this page. Fabulous. I think the best Valentines was spent at a restaurant in the mountains that overlooked the city. Beautiful.

Diana Waite said...

FANTASTIC!!!

jojobeth1 said...

a couple of years ago, my boyfriend was very clever with his gift. He left me clues around the house which led me to more clues. the final clue had a key to a box in which my present was enclosed.

Crys Marie said...

Love the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kelli Thomas said...

I really love your layout! Just gorgeous!

Tamara said...

Very Cute blog. You have tons of wonderful pages and ideas.

Rossana said...

Love the layout! Thanks for the inspiration!