Friday, August 3, 2012

"I do"

Hello my friends...  Happy Friday.

I'm so stressed... I have so much work at the office...  and will be out of town in a business trip the whole next week...  But you know what?  I always say we humans need sweet and sour to be able to compare and appreciate... so, Thank God for scrapbooking that helps me calm down... :)

I made this layout a few days ago and was waiting to finish some details before posting, but the more I look at it, the more I think I'll leave as is...

The base paper has already a lot going on, but it is perfect for the topic because it has lots of romantic phrases and images.  I made the layout for the current Unity Challenge with the theme of "I do"...   I wanted to use the theme in a funny but serious way...  I mean, when you look at the photo and the title, it's a joke because I used a photo of my dog and myself in bed, and the title is "I do"... LOL!

But let me get you through it and then to the more "serious" part.


First, note I used chipboard letters for the title, and below it I stamped a swirl.




I also stamped the same swirl in the opposite direction on top of the "I love you" message printed in French.




I used two stamps of hearts and heat embossed them, then cut and assembled together.  One of the hearts is from a stamp that says "with much love and sympathy" and the other one "Home is where the heart is", but I used only the hearts.


I replicated one of the hearts and used for bottom part of page with washi tapes.


Finally, I stamped this shape in a line printed paper to make a journaling card, and cut.  Then stamped the "you+me=happiness" sentiment on top.


 


That's seven Unity stamped images in a layout!

And this is the whole page.



Here's the serious part... I really meant "I do" with my dog.  I used to be fear of dogs and at some point decided to change that.  And long story short, my dog has been a blessing in my life.  The journaling says:  "Dear Malbec (my dog):  You are very special.  I thank God for the opportunity to feel your unconditional love.  This is something every human deserves to live.  I don't regret to have accepted the challenge to overcome my fear for dogs."


I hope you liked it...  

I do.







19 comments:

Barb King said...

Very sweet, and great use of the stamps!

jennifer mitten said...

I love it! I felt the same way about my cat....

michib said...

Beautiful layout! I love how many different stamps you used :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous layout!

JAY said...

Maravilloso el layout y maravilloso tu amor hacia Malbec.

Ruby said...

Beautiful layout and great stamping.

JPScraps said...

I do like it! It's gorgeous!

Mirta Sanchez said...

I like it! Love the monotone creamy redness, love it!

Linda said...

this very pretty and very sweet I love you layout!

Julie Odil said...

Oh Myra, I love this. The layout is great, and I highly appreciate your "I do" theme. My husband is sure I love our 2 dogs more than I love him. I just smile when he says that, because in some ways, I do. Dogs are so special, giving of themselves and never expecting anything back. Plus, nothing makes me laugh more than the antics of my dogs. I'm glad you have gotten over your fear! Congratulations!

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Noelle Reese said...

Great layout! Great stamps, Great Dog!

Sonia said...

De primera intencion creia que el layout estaba dedicado a tu esposo y a ti je je!... Te pareces a mi esposo que le profesa un amor asi a nuestro perro, es el 2do que tenemos pues el 1ero lo perdimos hace 3 años (algun dia te cuento) yo me impacte tanto pense que ya no tendriamos otro perro... fue dificil poder adaptarme otra vez a nuestro nuevo perro.
Te felicito!, hiciste un trabajo muy bello y dedicado a una mascota muy especial para ti, Malbec
-Sony
sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

onecraftymama said...

I love it! Love the beauty of the page, and your love for your dog. I know mine has changed my life for the better (and she must know I'm talking about her - she just came over & licked my leg. lol!)

Jocelyn Olson said...

I totally love that fact that you have a pic with your pup and the "I do" title That is perfect! Your LO is gorgeous--great colors, great design, and I love how you used the stamps!

Pryn said...

FABULOUS layout, Myra!!! You always ROCK the stamping and I look forward to seeing how creatively you use them on your layouts. Malbec looks like he is loving his "Mommy & Me" time :) I am so glad that you were able to conquer your fear of dogs because you and Malbec are soul mates :) Thank God for dogs!!!

I am sorry that you are having such a stressful time at work. I pray that it disappears quickly. Hugs to you!

Emily H said...

This is such a beautiful layout!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What precious doggie photo! You have showcased it beautifully!

BloomingPink said...

This is really a GORGEOUS layout and what is even better is the meaning behind it.

Dogs are AMAZING, LOVING, and sometimes challenging best friends you'll ever have in your life.

Cheers!