M made Valentines

Matthew stamped his own Valentine's card this year–he just loves to get creative! 

I created this layout by doing something different than just inking the edges of my paper. I ran the brush tip of a Kuretake Zig FabriColor Marker around the edges of all of the paper elements on my page. Then I doodled around the edges with a Wink of Stella marker, also by Kuretake Zig, to add a bit of shimmer and definition. The grey of the FabriColor marker looks like a shadow when paired with the Wink of Stella marker. 

The Wink of Stella markers are my new fave–they write so well but they have a touch of sparkle in them – plus they journal beautifully! I also added doodles around the edges of my page, also tracing the outline of punched stars with the Wink of Stella marker.  I wanted the page to be pink but have a bit of a masculine edge since it was about my son, so the markers I used were grey and black. I used crepe paper and patterned paper to add touches of blue and brown to the page.

Paper, Stickers – Crate Paper
Paper (pink), Twill Border – Pink Paislee
Stamp – Stampin' Up!
Wink of Stella Pen – Kuretake Zig
FabriColor Pen – Zig Kuretake
Ribbon – May Arts
Twine – The Twinery
Crepe Paper, Buttons – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Metallic Paper – American Crafts
ColorBox Pigment Ink Antique Pewter – Clearsnap

Don't forget about your markers when you work on your next layout–they can be use for more than just journaling!

Happy Doodling,

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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5 thoughts on “M made Valentines

  1. What a cutie pie kiddo! He looks so proud! Great layout and I love the doodling you’ve incorporated. How fun!!

    Posted on February 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  2. Great layout! Your son is getting so big..and handsome!

    Posted on February 21, 2012 at 4:27 pm
  3. So cute!! I can’t wait til my kiddos are old enough to craft with me.

    Posted on February 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm
  4. super cute. i love when the children want to craft. going to have to look into those pens.

    Posted on February 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm
  5. How old is adorable Matthew? His smile is amazing and he looks so proud!! I have a 4 year old son and he helps me with my crafts all the time and he loves to make cards for his friends too!! Love the layout!! I really love the marker around the edges – it looks refreshing!!!

    Posted on February 21, 2012 at 6:01 pm