Thursday, January 13, 2011

Valentine's Day project with MME's "State of the Heart"

Hi! Let me first start by introducing myself! I'm Emily, but you can call me Em if you'd like and I am so thrilled to be your hostess on Thursdays with creations made from items you can find in the HappyNScrappin' store!! 

A quick bit about me... I've been scrappin' since the beginning of 2009 and am obsessed! I LIVE to create, as so many of us do! I am mom to two awesome kids, who you will probably see in some of my layouts. I mainly create layouts, but also do decorative items, canvases,  altered items, mini's, and some cards on occasion! When not blogging here for HappyNScrappin' you can find me at my personal blog, Through Emily's Eyes. 

Now, time to share.....

I was thrilled when I found out I got to work with My Mind's Eye (MME) State of the Heart collection this week. Seriously, it is perfect for Valentines day layouts, cards, gifts, decorations, etc that you may need to make. I decided since I don't really have many Valentines Day decorations around that I would create a banner for our house. The collection worked perfect for it! Below is how it turned out. 

Banner in full.

Side view from the left. 

Side view from right
I also took some close up shots of a few of my favorite flags on the banner so you can see how I did them. 

I hope you liked this. It was really easy to do. I prefer, when creating banners, to give them some strength behind the patterned paper or cardstock, so my secret is to cut cardboard triangles for the flags, and THEN adhere the PP over them and decorate. It creates a longer lasting, tougher banner. 
Here are the products that I used from the Store to create the banner: 

 State of the Heart  12x12 Paper "Love You Lots" 

State of the Heart 12x12 Paper "Romantic"

State of the Heart Accessories Sheet

Shimmerz Spritz 2 oz. - Barn Door 

Thank you so much for sharing this project with you and having me here! I can't wait to share what I have for you next Thursday!! I will also be having a giveaway! 

Be sure to check out Gabby's project with the Basic Grey Hopscotch line Here

See you next Thursday!! 


  1. great banner, Em! I love it!

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS banner!!! Seriously stunning.

  3. Love your banner Emily! and you have me wanting some of that Road Show Lace Trim by Fancy Pants
    ... on my way to Happy n Scrappin' store! (and of course I know how to crochet, but easier to purchase! :) Gaby
    PS...and Welcome!!