Gratitude Day 16: This week I am definitely thankful for being a stay at home mom! It has been such a privilege to be at home with my son, spending his years before school with him. It wasn’t something that I was sure I even wanted to do. And there are some frustrating days when I think, yikes. But these past four years have been the best time. I know how lucky I am.
There is a song on the radio that inspired this layout, called 1,2,3,4 by the Plain White T’s. The lyrics say, “there’s only 1 way, 2 say, 3 words, 4 you…I love you.” Super sweet and now that I have a great number stamp set from Mint Motif, I could easily create the journaling tag. But more on that in a minute. (one more note, the photo is from Valentine’s Day 2008, even better to fit the theme)
Then I stamped the entire background piece of cardstock with the numbers and Versamark Watermark Ink.
For the journaling tag, I stamped the handwriting line from School Basics onto cardstock. Then I cut it down and rounded the corners. The numbers were stamped in red ink. When I designed the numbers, I made them fit the handwriting line perfectly. :) See yourself making tons of these tags now? Think of the possibilities! The hearts, from What a Card, were stamped in pale pink.
To add to the love theme, Classic Hearts from Spellbinders were die cut from self-adhesive felt. Making an easy embellishment.
Just a quick look at the patterned paper. Not only is it stylish with its red and text, but read it. Its all about happiness. Silly things to be happy about. A final perfect little touch! :)
What are you thankful for today? thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Stamps-Mint Motif (I’ve Got Your Number, What a Card, School Basics), Patterned paper-Bella Blvd (Midterm-Text Me, Steve’s Keys, Mid Term Borders and Blocks/Hello Beautiful-Thanks a Bunch), Ink-Stewart Superior (Palette-L’Amour, Bella Rose, Water Lily),Tsukineko (Versamark-Watermark), Felt-Wal-Mart, Cardstock-Bazzill, Border punch-EK Success (Notebook Punch), Spellbinders-Classic Hearts