Wednesday, November 17, 2010

i love you

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.

I Love You

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)

I Love You CU stamps on block

With the theme of numbers set for the layout, I placed the large numbers from, I’ve Got Your Number, on a large acrylic block.

I Love You CU number background

Then I stamped the entire background piece of cardstock with the numbers and Versamark Watermark Ink.

I Love You CU Journal Tag

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.

I Love You CU borders

To add to the love theme, Classic Hearts from Spellbinders were die cut from self-adhesive felt. Making an easy embellishment.

I Love You CU pp

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

9 comments:

Jenelle said...

Absolutely beautiful LO, love all the little details, looks simple but so much too it!

Amanda L. said...

LOVE this layout........the school lined paper stamp looks cool........today I'm thankful for my son's smiles and belly laughs!!

craftymom205 said...

I am thankful for my good health.

BonnieRose said...

Oh my.. this is a fab layout.. and omg.. love that song!!!!!

Angela Fehr said...

I think this colour scheme is so dramatic! Very nice!
I'm thankful today for my cozy bed...yes, I slept in a little!

Liz said...

Huh! What in innovative layout. Cute! Today I thank God for my online friends. It's such a joy to check your email and have a nice, long note from an online buddy. I only have a handful of online friends but I'm so grateful for each one of them. It's sad when they come and go and I appreciate the ones that stay.

DeniseLynn said...

Such a fun page!! Today I am thankful for my mom. She is a woman who gives and gives to those around her. She takes people in and takes care of them until they can manage on their own. She's got a heart of gold I tell you! What a blessing she is to all who know her and how grateful I am to have her in my life.

whitneymaryann said...

Grateful for a day of productivity. And grateful for the 1-2-3-4 inspiration--perfect for so many three word sentiments, including mine to you: Thanks So Much.

Elaine M said...

What a wonderful layout! So many fun details to see - great job!