This layout I started designing for the Design Dollies Elements Challenge, but just could not get it blogged in time. Once I got back from bringing Nolan to his hockey tournament and doing the weekly groceries, it was past the deadline. Aw shucks, story of my life, as you well know by now! It was good incentive to scrap this photo we took on Christmas Eve with Jason's new gorillapod, though. (If you haven't seen these, they're pretty neat. They're about $20, and they're these little tripods with bendy legs, totally cute!) After I finished this page as a belated Valentine's Day present for Jason, I showed it to him and he said, "Where did you find the quote?" I told him I googled it. He said, "Do you really feel that way?" "Of course I do!" I replied. "I wouldn't have chosen that quote otherwise!" He said, "Aw, that's really beautiful, thank you!" Just thinking about it gives me the warm and fuzzies, which is great because I had another terrible day at work, topped off by witnessing Nolan get in a brawl as soon as I got out the door. Lovely! Ack, now I just pulled out Ailis's top tooth! Things are definitely looking up!
Anyway, back to the layout! I used a sketch from Sketchabilities, and the cupid frame is an image from Graphics Fairy. I cross-stitched some x's in two of the corners so I can enter the challenge at Scrapbooker's Anonymous, plus they kind of go with the love theme. The big piece of patterned paper was in my stash forever, but it was not 12x12, so I made my own background piece using cream cardstock, Fired Brick Distress Ink and some black Glimmer Mist. The red ribbon was tricky. First I hand stitched and gathered it, then stuck it down with glue dots, then stitched it down again because it was just not staying put. I don't know if you can see it that well, but on the black velvet ribbon is a silver buckle that I found in my mom's old stash of buttons. So cool! And that's about it. What do you think?
Tomorrow Brenna is turning one! Holy cow, this year went by at the speed of light! We don't have a big party planned but I will try to get some good photos to post. Have a good one, Roxy!
Supplies: CTMH cardstock and black ink, Tim Holtz stamp set, distress ink, and grungeboard, Prima flourish, Basic Grey and unknown patterned paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Creative Memories pen, unkown ribbons, buckle, and journaling card, thread, Graphics Fairy image, Canon matte photo paper