Saturday, March 19, 2011

What it means to Love you Blog Hop


Anonymous patricia said...
its refeshing to see a couple working together. thats what love is all about.very nice
March 21, 2011 8:50 AM
Please contact me for your prize.

Good morning and welcome to the Hop.  Most of you know that we are trying to adopt some of our grandchildren and we have a hearing coming Monday.   To help keep my mind busy and stress levels low, I put together a hop to show just what it means to love that special someone in your life.  I hope you enjoy all the layouts the wonderfully talented ladies will share with you today.

I will start by sharing one that I made of me and my husband.  This picture kind of symbolizes how we live our live, we do everything together as a team.  Even those simple mundane tasks that would only require the work of one is always better shared.

All the paper is from DCWV and cut with my Baby bug.

I used lots of flowers in my favorite colors, primas, $ store flowers and even part of a cheap lei.

The title was cut from Jasmine in the blue and green with a white shadow, all cut from Cricut vinyl since Jasmine is such a thin cut it cuts much better in vinyl.  I cut the letters at 1" after welding them together.  Since I couldn't just do an auto shadow to my weld I had to eyeball it by laying the shadow letters on top of my welded word and "nudging" them into place and then welding.

this is how all the lettering looked prior to placing it on my background page

and see how nice the vinyl goes down.  Love it.

The hummingbird was cut from Pagoda at 3".  I choose this bird as it is also a symbol to me of our relationship how I can be free to flap my wings all the time yet stay safely in my place.

The bird cage is from french Manor cut at 3 inches and again I used the white vinyl for the background and blue paper for the top layer, but I only glued down the 3 horizontal lines so that the others would cast a shadow, giving it some depth.  And again, another symbol, you will notice there is no door on the cage, meaning I am free to come and go at anytime, yet always have my safe haven to return to.

Below is a list of the bloggers taking part of the hop, if at anytime you get lost along the way, just click on the blog button (which will be appearing later) to bring you back to here and you can find your way back to where you were headed :)

Me <------------------you are here
Bobbi Jo

On Monday afternoon I will be drawing one random winner from those that leave comments on this post to win a $25.00 Joann's gift certificate.

Have a great day all, and make sure you leave some love for the ladies.


Liza Henderson said...

I love how everything really means something to you. You two are an amazing couple. I am so privileged to know you. Best wishes!!

Kristi Chadderdon said...

Awesome job Dawn. And the story is very moving. I especially like the part about the hummingbird. That is how I feel but never knew a great way to express it until now. A hummingbird! :)

Karen said...

Lovely. TFS

Karen C
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Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Dawn love the page and story, you two are amazing any way you put it.
Cherylann (prinkles)

Tamara said...

I LOVE this layout!!! I might have to "scraplift" it from you. :D I hope all goes well on Monday for you too!!!

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alwayscharlie said...

Good luck on Monday!!I love the personnal symbolism of items on your layout and of course it all looks awesome!

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Mrs. Green said...

This layout is great! I love how you have the bird and cage symbols worked in. Thanks for having me in the hop!

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littlen said...

very pretty lo. tfs.

Lis said...

Neat page - so heartfelt. I'll be checking out all the blogs and cheering everyone on.

mommyfink said...

You two are so lucky to have each other! It is so clear how much the two of you love each other! Good luck on Monday! I know everything is going to work out and soon you can move on and simply enjoy being a mommy to those two precious little boys!!!

Squirlygirl said...

Your layout is beautiful Dawn! I love all the symbolism you used :)TFS with us and Best of luck on Monday, you will be in my prayers!


Dana said...

Very pretty! I love the birdcage and flowers in the corner! I just got the Jasmine cartridge the other day! Now I am excited to use it :)


Kymberlee said...

Ohhh my favorite colors in your layout.

Sorry for the scheduling snafu on my post :(

Nancy said...

Beautiful layout! I never thought about using vinyl on a layout - great idea. Thank you for sharing the symbolism of the cage and the bird - that makes it really special. Good luck on Monday!

L.B. said...

Great colors choices!! Thanks for the fun hop!

L.B. said...

Had to leave another comment now that i made all the stops that are up!! SO WONDERFUL. I think I am going to have to make my own layout on this very topic now. Wishing you all the best Monday!

Mandy said...

Dawn, it is beautiful! What a great way to show your love. I continue to keep you in my thoughts as monday gets closer. You are a special person!

roberta_mac said...

Husbands seem to be the word of the day, right? You did a great job, and every day is lovely day with the ones we love. ;)

M.M. DeZigns said...

Dawn - Love how you used the vinyl on the layout (never thought to do that). Praying everything works out for you!

SweetSassyDiva said...

I agree that doing everything together is so much better! :) Love the vinyl on the layout! I really need to do more with vinyl.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the cuts you picked.

Cindy said...

Dawn I love your layout. It's so beautiful how you added the meaning of all the cuts. What a perfect thing to document. I also wanted to thank you for inviting me to join your hop. I really enjoyed it. Cindy

Kate said...

Dawn, you and your husband are such an amazing and loving couple. I'm so happy I could be a part of your hop. Your LO is beautiful! Hugs!

Trisha said...

So, so beautiful. Love the Hummingbird and the Birdhouse. TFS and the chance to win. Happy Sunday and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Snowmanlover said...

Best of luck with the hearing Dawn! I loved hearing about how you do everything as a team.
This is so beautiful and special!
Hugs to you and best of luck. Barb

MLiss3 said...

Very nice picture, Dawn.
I love how you put it all together.
You can tell how special it is.

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Mary said...

Your layout is beautifully done!
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers this coming week. Good Luck with everything!

Clara said...

Love no door on the bird house, symbolic of true freedom and a sfe haven to return to.

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I love the cage without a door!

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patricia said...

its refeshing to see a couple working together. thats what love is all about.very nice

chignon said...

Wonderful layout, you did great creating the shadow for the letters! Great them for the hop, makes one feel all mushy inside :)