My Honey and I are college sweethearts. I knew right away that he was the one. This picture of us was taken on one of our first dates almost twelve years ago, and since then, my heart has grown more in love with him each and everyday. He really is my Forever Valentine.
For this layout I used embellishments from the Love Notes collection - pulling from here and there to create little scenes of each of my six squares. Grid layouts are my favorite to create because I get to decorate each square on it's own while using it to tell pieces of a story.
When I look at this picture of us, I can still remember that feeling of butterflies in my stomach. I had met my prince charming and I knew it. I can't get over how young we look. We were only eighteen!
Although I made the six squares the focus of my layout and meant for them to be closely grouped together, I wanted them to all be different, but carry the same feeling.
Again, to keep all of the squares similar in style, I used doilies on three of them to tie them together. I placed them in a triangle pattern to keep the eye moving throughout the page. What doesn't say Valentine's Day like a bunch of heart doilies?!
Originally, I had planned to journal much more of our "love story", but space just didn't allow for it. Because I was working with three inch squares, I decided to keep my journaling short and sweet. It ended up telling the perfect amount.
I used a black and white photo on this layout to tie in with the black chalkboard elements of this collection. I really like the addition of black for a Valentines theme. I also used little pops of black in each of my squares to ground them. To me, there's just something special about what a little bit of black can do to a design.
Using this old picture of us is a great reminder that I need to take out my camera more to capture "just us" and our journey. Our love is a rare gem these days and is totally worth documenting.