Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Non-Valentine Layout Using Secret Crush

Hello Flockinistas!

It's Alicia, here again with a layout showing that just because the line is themed for a holiday, it doesn't have to be used that way!
This time of year, I always find myself with a large amount of "themed" supplies.  I use to think was a problem, until I realized that just because they are part of a "Christmas" or "Valentine's" line, doesn't mean they only have to be used for those holidays.  Using supplies that you can get from Suzanne in the Flamingo Scraps store (NOW New and Improved!), I combined the Pink Paislee "Secret Crush" and the Teresa Collins "Now and Then"  lines to create a very un-Valentine's Day layout of my husband and I out for my birthday this year.  I took this picture myself standing in front of these giant fire bowls near the restaurant we had dinner at this night.

The background paper, the damask, the doily print and the pennant flags below the pictures were all taken from the Secret Crush line, while the clocks and blue patterned paper came from Now and Then.  The "This Moment" sentiment was cut out from one of the papers in the Now and Then collection, and with the blue and gray color scheme, these supplies no longer look like they only belong on a Valentine's layout!

For a  texture and to add a little interest, I have layered a doily on top of one of the Fancy Pants Filter Paper embellishments, which I just inked with a couple of my Prima Chalk Edgers to coordinate with the rest of the color palate of my layout.  I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add that tab from the Secret Crush Photo tabs directly to my photo.

In addition to the digital brush that I applied to my photo before printing, I used a couple of the stick pins, mini-clothes pins (aren't they adorable?) and some of the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon as accents on this layout.

This little journaling block is the bottom half of the library card tag which is included on the "Now and Then" elements sheet that comes with the collection pack.  The little pennants I cut from some of the larger elements from the Secret Crush Paper Goods die cut pack!

So, I hope this has helped everyone get a lot more use out of those "themed" supplies that can be used year round!  Leave a comment and let me know how you have re purposed some of your "themed" products!

Until next time!



  1. great layout Alicia! love the title on the photo too! Donna

  2. Super cute layout Alicia. I love how you used the paper from this collection.

  3. Love this layout and the papers together are just awesome!!!

  4. Wonderful wonderful "out the box" use of the paper lines and love all the on trend little details!!!


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