Friday, February 20, 2009

10 Things I Love About You

This adorable little album was created for the Close To My Heart(TM) album retreat for consultants held in Salt Lake City in January. The creater and instructer was Nona ( Do I even need to tell you how incredibly talented she is? I thought not.

I added my photos and gave it to hubby for Valentine's Day. I also strayed away from the original a bit, but only because I didn't have the directions with me while completing it at a local crop. All products are Close To My Heart(TM)

This is the album cover. This new little album will be available in the Close To My Heart Summer/Fall 2009 Idea Book. It measure's 8.5 x 5.5 an comes with 5 tabbed pages. The "10" on the front are sponged Dimensional Elements numbers and attached for a great 3D effect. Can I just say "SWEET"??!!

Inside front cover: The quote was also something I altered to better fit my needs. The paper packet used for this project is called "That's Amore."

Page 1: The number one, again a Dimensional Element, sponged and then stamped for texture. These are old photos that I scanned and sent to Walgreens to print. I love printing out photos in the wallet sizes to use in my layouts!
Page 2: I will try not to be redundant in telling you that all the numbers are Dimensional Elements, okay? I knew you'd be happy about that. My husband has a large extended family and this is but a few of us. I could only squeeze so many people on one page, yes? The tabs are all labelled in this album using our Rub-Ons. I really wasn't expecting to like them and never got real excited about them... Until I Used Them!! Let me tell you I own them all now. What fun!!!

Page 3: Isn't my husband a cutie? TAKEN!! The bird is stamped from the "Love Language" stamp set. Very cute!!

Page 4: This is my side of the family, Mom, brothers & their wives. The number 4 was covered with texture paper and trimmed then sanded. I love the elegance of it. Hearts are also stamped from the "Love Language" stamp set. Aren't they pretty?

Page 5: My husband and my two little goofy girls... faces covered with flour while making cookies. Such long ago memories, it feels so good just looking at pictures like these! The cute little colorful paper clip isn't really holding my title in place, but I fooled ya, right?

Page 6: Although I loved being a soccer Mom, it was really my husband who was involved. More cherished memories and good times. He was an amazing coach who stayed with the team from it's infancy until we had to move away, when the girls were going into 10th grade.

Page 7: One of my very favorite things about scrapbooking is journaling tags that slip into hidden pockets. I feel so clever when I do those!! This tag slips right between the red & white papers. This is Harriett, a friend of ours who lives with us. Unfortunately she is terminally ill. I am so blessed that my husband understands what it means to me to be here for her, just as he welcomed my Mom into our home while we cared for her for three years. Did I say he is amazing?

Page 8: I love this page!! My husband truly does support my interests and my Close To My Heart business!! Btw... the couple in the center of the photo are the owners of the company, Jeannette Lynton and her husband David.

Page 9: This is what a man looks like after diving through a large mud puddle full of goose poop. Yes, I did say "diving." A challenge made to his soccer girls that if they won the game he would dive through. The won and he dove! Apparently it looked like so much fun, many of the girls followed after him! This tag slips right behind the '9.'

Page 10 (a): Ah, Sweet Youth! It was fun mixing up the numbering style on the tabs. Notice some are spelled out and written either horizontal or vertical, while others are simply the number. The great thing about scrapping is that there is no wrong way. Do whatever makes you happy!!

Page 10 (b): Well, this is a moldy oldy! Our engagement photo. My 20 year old daughter thought the silhouette thing just a bit weird. I thought it was so cool at the time. Now she's got me wondering!! Since I wanted to show just how much the *me* became *us* I made little flaps for my wallet sized photos to show off our growing family.

Page 10 (c): Here we are as a family of three.

Page 10 (d): ...and here we are a family of four! It was hard to stop with only "10 Things I Love About You." Maybe next year I'll do 11 through 20. My husband took this little book into the office with him. I doubt I'll ever see it again before he retires.
Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this little book with me!!
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Products mentioned in this blog are available from Close To My Heart at
My Acrylix(R) stamp set: "Love Language" D1343 $22.95
(set of 13, page 57 Spring 2009 Idea Book)
My Reflections Level 2 paper packet: "That's Amore" X7107B $12.95
(10 - 12x12 Cardstock Sheets, 2 each of 3 colors, 4 neutral
& 12 - 12"x 12" B&T Duos(TM) 2 each of 6 patterns, page 25 Spring 2009 Idea Book)
Rub-Ons: "Love Letters" Z1098 $9.95
(3 - 6"x12" sheets, 1 each of Black, Chocolate, White Daisy, Page 93 Spring 2009 Idea Book)


  1. that is really the most stankin cutest album ever!
    I love each little detail on your pages, Betsy!
    Especially the page about Harriet, and the little flip album on the very last page.
    What a true piece of art!

  2. I love this Betsy, you did a great job.