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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

CM Valentine Blog Hop

You have reached the fifth stop on the Creative Memories Valentine Blog Hop.   My fellow CM Advisors and I are sharing some ideas and inspiration featuring the new Watercolor Love collection!  FBHeaderWatercolorLove

If you’re hopping in order you’ve arrived from Diana’s blog and at the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Fran’s blog.  Be sure to visit each blog and finish up on the CM blog where, if you leave a comment, you’ll be eligible to win a fantastic prize bundle! (More info including the complete list of Blog Hop stops is at the bottom of this post.)

Watercolor Love – new this month!


Being the Mom of 2 boys I don’t get too many opportunities to use feminine papers in my scrapbooks.  Blues, greens, browns – my pages overrunneth with those colors but pink – not so much.  

That is about to change!  This collection is obviously great for weddings and Valentine’s/Love themed pages but I have plans for all sorts of layouts using these fun papers.  I can see using these gorgeous patterns with photos of our garden, summer fun and lots of family photos.  I have many favorites that aren’t part of a specific event but ones I still want to include in our albums.  Like this one:
CM Valentine Blog Hop

Items used for this layout:
Fall In Paper Pack (background wood grained paper – love this!!)
Watercolor Love Paper Pack – Paterned Paper
Shades of Red Designer Cardstock  – dark red used for all mats and tiny hearts on envelopes
Shape Maker System & Square Cartridge –envelopes
Border Maker System & Heart Chain Cartridge -hearts on envelopes
ABC/123 Black Stickers  - Title
12” Trimmer
7” Personal Trimmer
All Purpose Scissors
Regular & Mini Tape Runner

To make the mini envelopes: punch a square using the Shape Maker System and Square Cartridge.  Fold 3 of the corners to the center and tack down with a little adhesive from your Tape Runner.  Add a “leftover” heart punched with the Border Maker System and the Heart Chain Cartridge.  Adhere this tiny heart with your Mini Tape Runner.CM Valentine Blog Hop

CM Valentine Blog Hop

To help the Watercolor Love papers stand out from the background I matted them with solid cardstock and also fussy cut the bottom of both layers with my All Purpose Scissors (so glad they’re back!!)CM Valentine Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by!  Here is the complete line up for today’s Blog Hop:

CM Valentine Blog Hop
Sarah Fitzgerald
Candace Bouldin
Julie Tambrini
Diana Miller Brinsley
Lisa Brown Graham <-----You are here!
Fran Allen Smitherman
Noreen Smith
CM Blog <--- Leave a comment to win the wonderful prize bundle shown below!!

CM Valentine Blog Hop

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase the Watercolor Love collection or any other CM products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at 
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!


  1. Stunning!! What a great touch with envelope!

  2. Those tiny envelopes are adorable! I love the way the Watercolor Love papers coordinate with the woodgrain pattern! Great job Lisa!

  3. Love the envelope idea! So simple, but adds a lot!

  4. Great idea to use the Watercolor papers as accents on the layout. I'm going to go try the envelopes this afternoon.

  5. I love the contrast of the woodgrained background with these pretty papers. And who said moms of boys can't use pretty pink paper covered in hearts? Sure we can! By the way, that is a great family portrait!

  6. Like others, the woodgrain background attracted my attention with the contrasting pinks. Thank you for the suggestion to make quick envelopes for a page. Adds to your finished page!

  7. I love the page layouts and the ideas along with the details in the embellishments and creating tiny pockets for keepsakes on pages.

  8. VERY creative indeed! Especially love the little envelope idea! Trying ALL of it! Thank you! Cheerfully...Deborah

  9. so super cute thanks for sharing :)

  10. My customers are going to love these envelopes - I will make sure to give you credit. And I am using the Fall In album for my 10th anniversary trip in September - what a great idea to combine that paper pack with the Watercolor Love. Adding them to shopping list, thanks for the inspiration Lisa!

  11. Those envelopes are so cute!!! Definitely going to use some on my layouts. Love this combo on the woodgrain paper.

  12. I love how you used the woodgrain paper on your page, also, the little envelopes are so cute. Let's just say I love your page especially with all the new Watercolor Love Paper Pack!!

  13. Love the contrast of papers and envelope very nice.

  14. I like what you did with this layout, this was very creative. I like that your encouraging us to fussy cut on our layouts.

  15. That wood grain looks so good as a background on this layout, and looks so nice with the black and white photo.

  16. Love this collection and way you so cleverly used it...

  17. Love the layout.
    The little envelopes on their own paper is a fun idea.
    Love the wood background.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. Adorable layout and your sweetheart mini envelopes were cute..

  19. Fun looking layout
    and love the little
    Carla from Utah

  20. Lisa I love this layout! The envelope is so cute!

  21. I love the rustic look of the valentine layout - a good way to keep it masculine for your family of boys!

  22. Awesome page! Love the little envelopes!