Friday, January 23, 2009

I Love You Book and Heart Candy!

Here is a Valentine that I made my husband. It's a chipboard book entitled "25 Reasons Why We Love You." I, along with my two little ones and my husband's children wrote 5 reasons why we love my husband and their father. Below is the cover of the book.
I used the elements found in the Love You Much bundle. The stamp on the cover is from the stamp set and the paper is called Candy Cane Lane. I also used the heart punch and the top note die. The font is from SU as well. I covered my 4x6 chipboard and used my cropadile and jumbo brads to hold it together as well as a jump ring. I tied ribbon from the mini catalog and got to use up some scraps.
These aren't all the pics from the album but most of them. Here are pics that I took of all 4 children and then a pic of the 5 of us on Christmas morning. Can you see my impossibly small tree in the background? It's because of my 2 year old tyclone Tyler. Maybe next year we can get a normal sized tree.
Here is a pic of Tyler on one side and on the other is a top note die with the 5 reasons. I repeated this with the other 3 children and myself.


Here is cutie pie Lily.

The older children and myself wrote our reasons in our own handwriting for that personal touch.
This one of the last pictures in the book. I just love it. Lily is such a sweetie but Robert is looking at her so intently and just having fun making her laugh. I hope you enjoyed my book!

Now onto some other fun stuff, the candy for the day. Comment on this post to win this 6x6 Basic Grey paper pack Eva. I will select a winner and post next Wednesday. If you are a subscriber, you may comment a second time.

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62 comments:

Annelies said...

Very nice present, I'm sure he'll be happy with it! Your daughter is such a cute one! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

AbcHobby.it said...

Hi,
great book... it's lovely, very very nice!!
nice candy too, thanks for the chance to win!

hugs elisabetta

Rachel said...

I love your little love album! I just know your husband will treasure it. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel said...

Am I a subscriber if you're in my Google Reader? If not, just ignore this post. :)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

That is so cute! Lily is adorable!

Rita said...

OMGosh Cindy! He is going to luv it....what a fabulous gift!!!

Luv your new blog look!

Rita said...

I have you on my Google reader does that count? Thanks for the chance at some awesome paper!

StampinCathy said...

Cindy this book is amazing. I just love it and I know your DH will too. I sure wish I lived close to be able to play with you. Thanks for a chance at this pretty paper.

StampinCathy said...

Whooo Hooo!! Here is my second chance. Thanks

MelissaS said...

What a pretty and thoughtful gift! I'm sure he will adore it. Lily's smile is contagious, and I love the photo of all of you together. Thanks for sharing :)

MelissaS said...

I'm a subscriber, so here I am again. Take care and have a good weekend ;)

mudmaven said...

What a great book! Lily is getting so BIG! ~chris

mudmaven said...

Great candy too .. I subscribe via Google Reader. ~chris

Jill W. said...

What an amazing book! You also amaze me with the things you make! What a cherished gift!

Jill W. said...

Thanks for the chance to win such fun paper!

Kate said...

The book is adorable! I did a LO of reasons we love my hubby and my kids couldn't give me any reasons, lol!! They are 4 and 2...

Kate said...

Thanks for a second chance! I love Basic Grey. =)

Erin said...

What a cute book..... Thanks for the chance to win such cute paper..

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Such a cute book...such a nice gift! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I subscribe through google reader...thanks for the 2nd chance! =)

TheLittleFrog said...

What an adorable book and the papers are so pretty!!! I linked you to my blogcandy list:)) Greetings from Lucia

TheLittleFrog said...

I am also a subscriber:)

Melissa in NC said...

What a special gift, I'm sure he'll treasure it.

Melissa in NC said...

Second chance *crosses fingers*

Julie Mutch said...

Oh Cindy, what a beautiful gift to give your hubby for Valentine's Day! You did a great job and I'm sure it'll mean so much to him that it came from the heart. You have a beautiful family! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Hugs,
Julie

Regina said...

What a gorgeous album, absolutely perfect!
Thanks for offering up such wonderful blog candy it’s so generous of you!

Regina said...

I'm again.
I'm a subscriber

Mony said...

Very cute!I linked it on my blog!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

What a fantastic present. He is going to love it.
Thanks for a chance to win.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I am also a subscriber.

Linda said...

I love the book---what a great idea. Your pictures are absolutely precious.
Linda Peterson

Darlene L said...

What an awesome project that your dh is just going to cherish forever. I love the top note die pages with all the handwritten reasons. The photos really add the final touch to the album.

Darlene L said...

Here is my second entry as a subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win Basic Gray paper--they are such a great line of designer paper.

Val said...

What an awesome book. I'm sure your husband will treasure it, especially since it comes "from the heart". Thanks for the wonderful "candy" too!

Val said...

Here's my second entry as a subscriber. Thanks!

linda patti said...

what a great keepsake for you husband! it should make his day! and thanks for a chance to win some 'candy! yum!
tpatti@windstream.net

linda patti said...

my second comment, being a subscriber...i'm going to attempt making a book like yours! thanks for the inspiration!
tpatti@windstream.net

bubbles32 said...

This is absolutely adorable. I'm in love with this idea. I love your blog, thank you for the chance to win.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Cindy, I love your book! What a wonderful gift.

Jaime said...

I love your book! I need to do something like that for my hubby; I think he'd love it!

I love the paper, too!!

Jaime said...

I think I'm a subscriber because you're on my bloglines. Does that count? :-)

Chris said...

What a treasure this special book will be for your husand. It will capture this time in your lives forever!

Chris said...

Hugs from Michigan. I'm a regular reader/subscriber.Thanks a bunch!

jules p said...

i love your heart book. very pretty.

jules p said...

i just love your blog. you are so creative.

Anonymous said...

You did a great job with the book - I'm sure it will be very loved!

Swedie

Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks for the candy offer.

Anonymous said...

I love your book. It is so sweet and a great gift. Your little one is a cutie. Love Basic Grey products, thanks for a chance.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I am a subscriber. Thanks for a 2nd chance.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

bluemoon said...

Such a lovely idea & great look to your book for your dear hubby. He'll be blown away for sure. Great idea. tfs & pretty paper candy too, thx. :) bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Linda said...

You have a wonderful blog with lots of great ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Linda Peterson

Lastel said...

What an awesome book for your husband !

Lastel said...

I am a subscriber , so here is my second post , would love to win that pretty paper !

Shannon Roberts said...

I absolutely love it!

Shannon Roberts said...

I am soooooooooo a subscriber!

Jen said...

The cutest little book ever! I might just have to get me a big shot just so I can have that die. I love it! Maybe you could make me a template to use in the meantime????

Moni said...

Great book, lovely pictures! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs, Moni

Moni said...

Yes I am your subscriber, thanks for the second chance! Hugs, Moni

Ikki said...

What a lovely idea - your HB will love it being "loved" in this way.
I thought your blog was great and I subscribe and also link your candy offer in my sidebar. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea and for the change to win some great candy. ikki

Ikki said...

Have subscribed and received comfirmation, so I look forward to see more, and more. Thanks ikki

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Oh my gosh I love your Valentines book and what a great idea having each one write 5 reasons why they love their dad. Won't that be a wonderful surprise to look at down the road when the children are grown. I just love the idea of preserving now what is precious to us. I only wish I knew about scrapbooking years ago when my children were little...I wouldn't have so much catching up to do :)

bluemoon said...

oh forgot, 2nd chance for being a subscriber, love your blog, thanks.