Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm so in love with being in love and loving my kids! I know.. too much chocolate! Anyway, I joined two challenges and made these 2 LOs. One about our anniversary and the other about the consequences of marriage.

I used Making Memories papers on both of the LOs. I actually used the Paperie collection on the anniversary LO. I thought I would use it for Christmas, but then when I saw the pics, I thought a red and white colour scheme will do well in the love theme. I based this LO off of a sketch found in the Oct, 08 issue of Scrapbook Etc. I usually don't scraplift, but this challenge requires it... and I have fun doing it. It is a wonderful sketch and I made some changes to the LO. I used the Slice to make the circles and the journaling spot (got to love the Noteworthy Slice Card)! I used a Fancy Pants journaling stamp as well. In order to match the tones of this LO, I stamped the title using the beautiful Technique Tuesday Big Timber Meadow stamps. I stamped the title twice and cut and layered with foam stickers to achieve the 3-D feel.

This picture was taken on our 10th anniversary, at Cafe Deco at the Peak. There is a hidden pic with us and our kids. We have arrived at the 10th year mark with 2 wonderful gifts. :) The small pic is from our wedding.


This other LO is also about love:
"I'm not sure why I love you, from the second you were born
And my love will only grow, even when my body is all worn
Every tear you shed, every song you sing
You tug at my heart string
And I still don't know why I love you
I just know I'll always do"

I read every book about taking care of babies, but none talks about how to start loving you both. When you were born, I realize it is NOT a conscious decision. It just happens. Just like that. Like I was just programmed to do it, without questioning.

The pictures were taken last year, and everything in the pictures, I hand made. My daughter's teacher had a special V-day party for the class and let all the moms came in a day early to decorate each kid's desk. I used my scrapping supplies, of course, and my die cut machine and stickles. :) I also made 2 cards for my kids, with the help of all family members.

I used Making Memories' Love Notes line in this LO. I had fun making my own heart embellies. I used the Slice to cut the layers, stickled them and glued them together. The title are acrylic words (Garden Party), but I painted them white.

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