Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day this year, I made my dh this mini heart album & I'm so happy with the way it turned out :) I ended up giving it to him last night because he'll be working late tonight as they're filming a commercial at work & he just informed me that he's going to be an extra in it! How cool is that??? That is, if the commercial makes it on tv. He said they've done them there before & he has yet to see one of them on tv. I told him that this may be his chance at stardom ;)
Anyway, here is the inside of the mini album. I used so many different things in it.....a lot of the stuff I've had in my stash for YEARS, so it felt good to use some of that up :) You can click on each image to enlarge. The papers are all from My Mind's Eye Kiss & Tell Collection.
Pages 1 & 2: All of the pictures in this album were taken just the other night when Jim & I were playing around with the camera.
Pages 3 & 4: Here I used a Basic Grey rub-on (the heart with wings) & overlapped it with a rhinestone heart that I found in my fit perfectly! I also used some Queen & Co felt border & made it into a swirly.
Pages 5 & 6: I found an old little heart lace doily in my stash which worked perfect for the book & I used another heart rhinestone on top of that. I also added rhinestones to the lace trim at the bottom. The X & O are chipboard which I stickled.....I like calling my Stickles that :)
Pages 7 & 8: I also stickled the chipboard hearts on this page, used some fiber down the center of the 2 pages, more Queen & Co felt border with rhinestones, a clip that's been in my stash as well as Primas.
Pages 9 & 10: I put a Heidi Swapp ghost heart outline overtop the picture which I painted with Making Memories Glaze & I stickled the swirlies on the cupid....wish they showed up better in the picture cause they look really cool!
Pages 11 & 12: Lots of different things on these 2 pages.....AC Thickers, Primas, HS flower, MM Love Story chipboard heart, rhinestones & a sparkly heart sticker that was in my stash.....don't even know who makes it or where I got it from, it's that old!
All I did on the back was a Basic Grey Happily Ever After rub-on. I may add more.....just not sure what.

I also made a Valentine's Banner that I planned on hanging in our home, but that didn't work out the way I wanted it to :( Since I made it double-sided, I was hoping to hang it in the entryway so you could see both sides, but it's top heavy which made the hearts turn upside-down. Ah well.....he's some pictures of it anyway:
I used Basic Grey Blush papers (I still love that's my absolute favorite line from BG!), lots of Primas & rhinestones, chipboard & stickles.
Not sure if you can tell if you enlarge this picture or not, but I stickled all of the dots in different colors on the "Sweet" heart in the looks so cool!

Now for a Valentine MeMe that Sophia posted on 2 Peas a few days ago:

1. What's one physical charateristic that you love about your mate? Definitely his eyes & his smile.....those 2 features are what attracted me to him in the first place :)
2. What's one personality trait that stands out about your mate? His wacky sense of humor....he can always get me to laugh.
3. How long have you been together? On February 18th, it'll be 19 years. Married? 18 years as of last Christmas Eve.
4. Would you say that you loved your husband first for his brains, his brawn or his bankbook? Definitely not his bankbook....he was in the Navy when we met, lol. I'd have to say his I said above, his eyes & smile immediately caught my attention :)
5. Did you pick out your ring or did he surprise you with it? He surprised me with it :)
6. How did you choose where to be married? Since we got married on Christmas Eve, we weren't able to find a church to get married in, so we got married in our condo by a US Navy Chaplain.
7. How is your marriage different than it was the day you married? We're older & chubbier, lol ;) It's stronger & keeps growing stronger each & every day. It's not perfect (whose is???), but we've battled through so many obstacles together & refuse to let them break us!
8. What do you love the most about your mate? He's an optimist & can see the good side in everything!
9. What's something that you do to keep your marriage happy? Always telling each other "I love you" throughout the day. In the morning when he kisses me before he leaves for work & again when he calls me from work to let me know he made it there safely, when he calls me during his lunch hour, first thing when he gets home from work, whenever one of us goes somewhere without the other (quick trip to the store, etc.) & when we go to bed. We also kiss & hug each other quite can never have too many hugs & kisses :)
10.List one word to describe your mate for every year that you've been together. Humorous, Smart, Kind, Caring, Honest, Affectionate, Hard Worker, Handsome, Optimistic, Dependable, Strong, Devoted, Loyal, Cuddly, Romantic, Fun to be around, Friendly, Wonderful Father & Husband, Lovable.

There you have it.....feel free to do it on your blog as well.
Happy Valentine's Day.....hope it's a great one!


Rachael said...

What a beautiful album!!! I feel like the slacker wife now!! LOL I'll have to whip something up!!

Have a lovely day!

toners said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow! TFS :) I hope you both have a very happy Valentine's Day!

tm1 said...

I love both your Valentine projects.
I also love your scraproom.


Jen said...

Gorgeous album! You did a beautiful job. Happy Valentine's Day!

Lorrie said...

How romantic!!!!!
I love that album. I'm going to take some fun pics of dh and I tonight, cause I like your idea!
Have a sweet and romantic night.
I sure do hope that your DH makes it on TV.. How cool to be married to a STAR!!!!! =)

Noelia said...

What a cute little mini!
Happy Valentine's Day!


Marie Starr said...

That album is flat out fabulous! Great, creative valentine idea!

Maureen said...

Love your album. Happy Valentine's Day

Kris said...

What gorgeous Valentine's Day projects!!!! Love 'em!!!

Kelley Popp said...

Awesome album Benita. Love the photos and all the stuff you used. Great mini book as always.