I finished my week 3 scrapbook page for the 52 weeks challenge – so there are 49 more weeks to go!  Now to work on week 4.  For this page I ended up using several new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini catalog.  It ended up as a Valentine Page in non-traditional colors.

We celebrate Valentine’s Day a bit differently.  For many years now I have used this more as a celebration of all my boys.  I cook a surf & turf dinner – crab legs, lobster, steak.  I can spend the same or less and give all of us a fancy meal instead of Greg and I going out alone.   One year while Kyle and Tyler were in Cotillion we did a formal dinner with all the different silverware and dishes so they could practice what they were learning.

At the end of dinner we have a scavenger hunt for them to find treats and things around the house.  I usually create hidden codes or clues that they have to figure out.  We started this when the boys were first in Cub Scouts and learning about secret codes.  The codes got harder as the boys grew older.  About this time of year they start to ask if we are still having our scavenger hunt this year.  And this year Greg told me Tyler invited his girlfriend over to spend Valentine’s with us.

Here are the list of Stampin’ Up! Supplies that I used on this page:

  • Chocolate Chip card stock, ink and Stampin’ Write marker
  • Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (Occasions Mini Catalog)
  • Not Quite Navy card stock and ink
  • Old Olive card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Circle Scissor Plus and Glass Mat
  • Full Heart Punch
  • Modern Label Punch
  • Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch (Occasions Mini Catalog)
  • Small Heart punch (Occasions Mini Catalog)
  • I {Heart} Hearts stamp set (Occasions Mini Catalog)
  • Well Scripted stamp set (Occasions Mini Catalog)
  • Cutter Kit
  • Big Shot die cut machine
  • Movers & Shapers Die and Punch Windows Die
  • SU Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate
  • Twill Tape
  • Staples (not SU)
  • Date stamp (not SU)

I hope you like the non-traditional colors of my Valentine Page.

Have a great day!