Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love Remembered...

Well, I did it. Finally finished the Valentine's Day book for my hubby, Lee. The base is a heart-shaped chipboard, sized about 6 inches. I picked it up at Michael's for just $1 - and it included the ring as a binder!

Here's a close-up, showing the layers of elements and detail...
I think the cover is just too sweet for words. I've used pictures of me and Lee on our trip to San Diego in December 2007. It was a rememberance of sorts - celebrating our anniversary, but also visiting his very first duty station, the USS Midway, which is now a museum.

Here is the second page spread. This past December, we celebrated our 23rd anniversary, but I still used a pic from that San Diego trip a year prior.
A close-up of the detail of flowers with pearly centers...And the german scrap as a regal trim.


In addition to a photo of Lee next to the hull number of his beloved ship, I used a lovely stamp from The Stampsmith - I call them The Lovers! Other stamp credits are available on request. Just email me.
More detail...
This spread is my favorite - simply because of the photo! My Lee actually smiling!!!

Here's a little detail... stamped die-cut letters from Basic Grey...

Last page, I promise! This one kind of got away and went very girlie and valentine on me! It's all good, though. Lee loved his book. But more importantly, he loves me! Thank you Lee for being my valentine all these years. Here's to many more to come!

11 comments:

Robin said...

What a wonderful book, Flo!! I am so HAPPY to see you creating again. You have no idea how much I missed you and your art!! I can see that we both have wonderful husbands that we cherish. John loved the book I gave to him too. I watched him smile bigger as he turned each page. It is so nice to be loved by sweet men, isn't it??
hugs!

Sue said...

Your book is wonderful; I'm sure your hubby loved the work you put into it!

JanetB said...

It's beautiful! I know he loved it...I made a "coaster" type book for my friends 25th anniversary and they loved it...Was a lot of fun to make..Lovely work...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. I love this book. Hearts are my favorite thing so I really like everything about this book. You did a great job. It is a treasure for him to keep for years. Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely heart project!!! I can see why your dh loves it!!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

Hi Flo!
What a special Valentine project! I LOVE it!!!

Nettie said...

this is gorgeous Flo, bet your hubby was thrilled;o)

MrsETaylor said...

Aren't chipboard books so much fun to make. I love yours. Thank you for taking a moment to follow my blog Flo. It means a bunch!

Toodles

Autumn Rose Crafts said...

Gorgeous work Flo! I love this Sarah x

Susie Jefferson said...

I love your little book! You have great colour sense as well as an eye for design (I love Stampsmith too!) I bet your husband was a little teary-eyed when he got this. I love your blog background - don't great minds think alike, LOL (shows we have taste).

On another note, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

rockwelldesigns said...

What an adorable mini scrapbook! I haven't made any minis in a while now but sure do miss making them. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie