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Valentines with Altered Pages Collages!

  Hello and welcome to February- a month filled with LOVE and SNOW- at least in my neck of the world! heehee
Today I am sharing with you some of my Valentine's I have made- some to be hung in the windows and others for sharing- hope you find some inspiration in my post!
DecoArt Liquid Glass used on this one

 I started out with some paper heart doilies and cardboard hearts I had. After stringing the red hearts and then gluing them to the lace doily- the fun began!
 I printed out Altered Pages Valentine collages and fancy cut the pieces I would use
The Distress Markers were used to outline the Love quote to give depth to it.
    Lots of Stickles glitter glue here- yes, I am a fan of Stickles!

   And now close ups of each Valentine- using the collage pieces
Stickles used on this one

Liquid Pearls used on this one

DecoArt Liquid Glass,Embossing Powder&Stickles used on this

Stickles,Embossing Powder&DecoArt Liquid Glass used on this Valentine

This one was created with AlteredPages Gold Leaf- I love this stuff- it makes every piece elegant!

Altered Pages Products used:
To Thine own Self be True  Collage
Always in Love Collage
Heart-ily Agree Collage
GoldLeaf - Try It
Nori Paste

Other products used:
Doily Hearts
Red Ribbon
DecoArt Liquid Glass
Cardboard Heats
Distress Markers
Liquid Pearls
Embossing Glitter

 For my organization tip, I am sharing my marker and pen storage that I upcycled. 
My hub had bought at auction about 12 of those metal and plastic drawer organizers-used for nuts,bolts,etc.
Seeing that he had so many...I snagged a few for my own use! teeheehee

 This one I painted up in some of my fav colors and added some favorite papers on the side and back. I filled the drawers that pens and markers would fit into and removed others for my longer ones. 
I had an issue with my pens/markers going dry- so after a bit of research, I found that many artists suggest laying them vertically-

Thanks for visiting make sure to pop in all month as there are all sorts of inspirational projects as well as great organizing tips coming your way!
 Jackie ")


  1. Super cute hearts and did not know it is best to store markets vertically. Thanks for that bit of info!

  2. I wish I had that tip years ago! I do not like throwing markers and pens away! Can I be your Valentine♥ The Valentines are beautiful♥

    1. Oh my gosh- you certainly are my valentine Jackie! xoxo

  3. Oh yes, the pens must be stored horizontally. Like your idea here. Which reminds me how I had some original display racks for Caran D'ache crayons from an art store and I gave them away. Wish I would've hung on to those. The product by DecoArt...the Liquid Glass is divine stuff. But of course you know how to utilize these products in such a fine way. You've made me homesick for a valentine's box and valentines.

    1. Oh Darlene- I will have to send you one- no homesickness around here! heehee Thanks for the visit!

  4. Lovely and fun Valentine's cards and another great tip for storing markers,

  5. I think your Valentines are adorable. And I love your sorter idea. One caveat on marker storage, read the package. Some markers, such as dual tipped, recommend horizontal storage to prevent one side from drying out, while other brands recommend vertical storage with the tip pointing downwards.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments and shares Robin!
      I have yet to have any markers say vertically- which kind do you use? My curiosity is now peeked!

    2. Uniball and Gelli Roll gel pens say to store them vertically with the tips pointing downward.

  6. Beautiful Valentines!! So lovely :)
    Cool storage Idea...dh has several he's not using...I may have to scavenge one and stick my markers/pens in one ;)


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