Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year!

January Jax Starz Blog Hop!!!

Very sad to see Christmas go...I still have my decorations up as I write this!
But, I am very excited that I get to swap Christmas for Valentine's Day decor!!!

It's even more exciting because the new Occasions catalog is out Jan 6th!! 
There's a whole bunch of NEW items that are amazing!
That also means SALE-A-BRATION time!!
For every $50 in product you purchase (before shipping & tax) you get a FREE product. 
There are 11 special items to choose from! They even have bundle ideas & projects so you don't have to hunt around the catalog to come up with $50 to spend!!

The January Jax Starz Blog Hop theme this month is Valentine's!!!
I made this frame because I saw this great idea on Pinterest! It's a little different, but an easy and cute piece of craftiness to have out on my console (since it will be so bare without my Christmas decor!).
I love the idea of having this out year long to let my husband or family know
the things they do that help make me feel loved!

I found this double 4x6  picture frame and thought it was perfect for this project.
Buy a dry erase marker to change your "because" every day or when ever you please! It wipes off easily from the glass so you can change your reason as often as you want!!
Great way to make your Valentine feel appreciated!
Cute gift for spouse, parents, grandparents, teachers or friends!

These are the items I used!! I love all the NEW things the Occasions catalog has! Made this frame even more amazing!
Occasions catalog items: 
You Plus Me Stamp Set & Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack Bundle » p. 5 Wood 138879 $27.95 ∙ Clear 138880 $21.95 
Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape 137789 $4.95

Bow Builder Punch 137414 $16.95

Rhinestone basic Jewels Emballishments 119246  $4.95

Whisper White 8-1/2"x11" Card Stock 100730 $8.50

Top Note Bigz Die 113463 $21.95

Circle Card Thinlits Die 133480 $32.95

Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter 133751 $4.95

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 $3.95

Crisp Cantaloupe ink 131176 $5.95

Here is our permanent blog hop button ladies! Please use this every month! :)TO DOWNLOAD: Click on the image, then click Options, then click Download and save it to your computer. The instructions on how to link the image on your blog to the link for the hop are in the files for this group! :)

The "I love you because..." was printed on My digital Studio (MDS) software using my existing computer font..go here for a 30 day trial for MDS
if you like MDS or want to order any of the above items from Stampin' Up go to my website with hostess code: 6QNRDQ62

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Valentine's Day! Enjoy and be loved!


  1. How fun is that Monique? I love the idea of having it all all year long...sometimes we need little reminders and this is perfect.

  2. This is such a cute idea! I love the idea of remembering to tell the people around us why we care every day!

  3. What a great idea Monique! I love how you used the Top Note die for the bottom section -- looks awesome! I bet your family will love this :)