Friday, September 21, 2012

Go, John! Go, John!


Another Friday... another reason to celebrate... a weekend has just started!!!!  Yeih!
Hope you are as happy as I am!

Let me share this layout about my husband.  In 2009 he started eating healthier and exercising.  He lost about 45 pounds and he's ran in several 5K and 10K events.  He's been a real inspiration to others.  I admire him for that because it requires determination to continue doing it even after he reached his weight goals or considering how sacrificed it is to run almost everyday and eat healthy most of the time.   I am very proud, and I thank God because I have him by my side.  He gives me strength.


So I made a layout about this.  I shaped one of the photos as an oval and placed it with 3D foam dots, and framed with stamped dotted circles around it.  The stamp is from Unity.

I used a paper from Scenic Route I have to admit I have since I started with this hobby around 2007.  Do you have some papers you've had for a long time and have tried to use them but still haven't?  Well, that is the case of this paper.  It has several stars printed on it... very cool paper.  I hand-wrote my journaling in the big star.


I also used a Unity tag stamp with two hand cut triangles, to create a banner.  I love the final result.  It looks very hand made...  I love making my own embellishments when possible...


I also used washi tapes to frame the multiple photos in my layout.


So this is the whole page...



I'm linking this to current SEM Challenge which was the first inspiration for choosing these photos and honor my husband's perseverance.  And I'm also linking it to today's Unity FWF and current  Unity Challenge.

Have a very nice weekend.  Thanks for your comments.



26 comments:

Julie Odil said...

My husband and I are long-time runners. You're right, it takes commitment. Your husband looks great! Congratulate him from me. Great layout.

And, I love Rotties!! Gentle giants.

Crystal said...

Great layout! I love your inspire banner and how you fit your journaling in the star. Congrats to your husband, running and racing can be very addicting in a fun way!

Joan Figueroa-Jiménez said...

Me encanto ese LO!!! Un abrazo, Joan

Gwen said...

Very cool layout! Love your banner and how you used the tape. My dd and I just started running with a 10K training app on our phones. I'm 50 and she is 25, no time like the present!

Eva said...

Your layout is awesome! Congrats to your husband for sticking to it, and I know that it is not always easy. I just started running 6 weeks ago, every other day, I am up to 3 miles, and have not missed a day yet, but there have been many days I wanted to :)

Jen said...

What an awesome layout and way to go to your husband! That is awesome!

FeistyCrafter said...

Great layout!! Stars for your superstar!! GO JOHN !!

Ruby said...

Love the star theme for your husband. This is a great keepsake.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

I love this page about your husband! what an accomplishment for him too :-)

JPScraps said...

Wonderful page! And a big CONGRATS to your hubby.

Lisa H. said...

what a sweet layout. love the banner/tags!

Linda said...

What nice layout. I love the colors you used.

Sherri said...

This is really great Myra, what a fabulous keepsake of an amazing experience. Thanks for linking up with us at SEM, we sure love having you :)

JAY said...

Fabulosa página y dile a John que felicidades!

Angel said...

Love your layout with the stars and banners !

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic! (I have paper older than that)... LOL!

Julie Odil said...

Hey Myra, I love your dog story you shared on my blog. I remember the great layout you did about your boy awhile back. Here's my email addy in case you're ever looking for it again: julieodil at charter dot net

Again, thanks for sharing!

Emily H said...

Wow! Awesome layout! Very inspiring!

angie said...

cute layout!

Amber S said...

This is a great layout. I also have really old paper including some Scenic Route! Some I love, some I don't. But I can't seem to part with either!

Michelle said...

great layout! love the oval pic!

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

What a great LO! Love it!

Cara G said...

Great job Myra...love those stars too! Thanks so much for your faithful participation in our SEM challenges...you rocked yet another one!!!

blsd2scrp said...

absolutely love this layout! the details and elements are just great! I have to admit I too have paper from when I began scrapping...from 1998!!!! aahhhhh! I know, it's tragic! thanks for playing along with us at SEM!

Tracey Gregory said...

What a great celebration layout! Your love for your hubs shines through!Thanks so much for sharing your story and art with us at SEM!

Nicole Brenna said...

This is a great layout... the little banner is just perfect but the most interesting was the color scheme... it works perfect and really makes the photos pop.