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12×12 | Adore You

Morning, friends; and happy Friday!  It’s Jinny here today, and I hope you all have wonderful plans for the weekend.  After having lots of activities for several weekends in a row now, my family and I have got a more relaxing one to take advantage of; and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one, weather-wise, to boot.  Before it gets started, though, I have another happy memory to share with you all.  Enjoy!

I started this page by anchoring a number of 3″ strips of paper, from Claudia’s With All My Heart Collection, horizontally and with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, down the right edge of the 12″ x 12″ watercolor paper, base page.  I also added a vertical, skinny strip of our The Best Thing print and secured it, too, with more silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I then added a little gesso to the prints themselves, before painting lots of soft, colorful watercolors over the background.  A punchinella stencil was used to smudge Pumice Stone Distress Ink behind where my photo would lie, before everything was splattered with more of those same shades of watercolor used above, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  My photo itself was then matted with white cardstock and backed with lots of happy, coordinating prints, all anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, and a folded sheet of vellum.  A Sweetheart Shipping Tag, laced with white string, tied in a bow, was tucked under its right side…

and a combination of Floral Bouquet Die Cuts and Peonies Stickers embellish its top right corner.

Its top left corner was decked out with a “you+me” My Favorites Sticker, which I backed with white cardstock and popped up with foam tape.

An Adore You Word Art Die Cut, backed with that darling Bingo Bear Vintage Die Cut, both of which were popped up with foam tape, creates the title.

A Happy Heart Flair Button, backed with silver thread, grounds the photo…

and turns our attention to the journaling, which begins with a “today” My Favorites Sticker, surrounded with Love Story Word Stickers and Lovebird Word Die Cuts.  The journaling begins above the photo and ends below it.  It reads, Your entire year was made when you met Miss Weiler.  She asked you…

lots of questions to see how well you paid attention in class, and you knew every single answer.  She even did a few teacher spins with you, which totally made me cry.  We took far too much of her time, as she was helping with the curriculum booth, but she was super kind and went out of her way to make you feel extra special.

A couple of extra strips of patterned paper, anchored with silver-threaded, straight, machine stitching, along the vertical, left edge of my design, as well as an April 23, ’16 Flutter Tab and a My Favorites label Sticker, which I used to include 1st grade, complete the look.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful weekend, y’all!  XOXO

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