10 Years

I love, love, love the richness and subtle contrasts that the colors of fall bring us. Such great inspiration for scrapping!

This is my layout for the current NoelMignon challenge. (Check it out!)
I used part of the lovely sheet of Hambly rub ons from the Sweet Sue kit. I cut the far right strip of squares off because I am hoarding them for another layout. I also purposely didn't entirely rub on some of the little details- I wanted them to look distressed.
I made this envelope using my Silhouette machine (although you could easily trace one of the lovely Maya Road envelopes onto the paper or cardstock of your choice for the same effect). Instead of using the two cardstock circles as the closure, I used two of the vintage buttons from the Sweet Sue kit (along with some embroidery floss). I love looking for little ways like this to add a unique touch to a project.
(I loved Diana's idea of cutting out the die cut from the kit to make leaves, so I did the same thing!)

Inside of the envelope, I have notes from my hubs over the past ten years. I wanted some sort of journaling on the layout, but I wasn't sure what. I usually turn to song lyrics for these types of layouts, and these are the lyrics I used (from one of my favorite artists, JJ Heller).

You have a way of stirring up my soul
Did you know
When you hold me in your arms the way you do
It feels like coming home

And I am lost for words
You’re more than I deserve
And when I cannot stand
You are where I land

And when the years have stolen youth away
I will stay
You will be the keeper of my heart

Until my final day


  1. ok i thought the Sabriel cowboy layout of yours was my favorite. but this one might be now.

  2. Beautiful Virginia. I love those lyrics you posted!!

  3. I'm so happy I stumbled on your blog...I'm totally re-inspired to scrap again...my 10-year anniversary is coming up in October...I'm so going to have to "scrap lift" those song lyrics to use in a lay-out...perfect!! Just love your blog and your work! Thanks for the inspiration!! ☺

  4. I'm so glad I stumble upon your awesome blog! You've totally inspired me out of my non-scrapping slump! The hubs and I have our 10-year anniversary coming up in October, and I'm going to have to "scrap-lift" your song lyrics for a lay out...perfect!! Love your work and your blog...thanks so much for the inspiration to get back into the craft that I love so much! ☺

  5. Great layout you did a very nice job with all the details tfs!!!

  6. LOVE it, Virg! I love the red with the teal. What a gorgeous page.

  7. Virge your layout is so pretty but the lyrics made me lose my eye makeup. That is exactly how I felt about your Grandpa. Also really like the background music on Noel. The whole package is great.

  8. Gorgeous LO V! Love the lyrics too!

  9. I am so glad I found your blog - actually stumbled upon it! This layout is WONDERFUL - not only because of it's focus (your 10 years together :) but also because JJ Heller is a favorite of mine too! Thank you for sharing your lovely creativity and God Bless you.


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