Tuesday, April 29, 2008

To Ariel, aged 39, to be opened on the day you become a dad

Alby says, KAYA!

Photo-finish! I made this layout in record time - 30 minutes!!! Anyway, this layout, no matter how quick to put together, means so much to me. It's not just because I love the photo here, but also because of the theme. I debated a bit on what to write in my letter. It's a bit personal so I compromised by sharing the stuff I feel comfortable making public. The rest, I will just write in a separate letter.

Hidden Journaling:
Dearest Ariel,

Congratulations! You're a dad now. Today, the Lord answered our prayers after a long wait. I am thrilled to be taking this journey of parenthood with you. I'm sure our relationship will change somehow, and I know it could only be better. While I know that there will be challenges ahead, I am sure we can face them together with the help and guidance of our Lord. I love you very much, even more now that you are the father or my child. Let us continue to nurture our relationship (and keep our promise of spending a week away each year - just the two of us) because a strong marriage is one of the best gifts we can give our child. I love you honey!


Supplies Used:
PPS - Webster's Pages Sweet Charity Collection Serendipity; Flowers - Prima; Buttons - Autumn Leaves; Velvet Stickers and Vinyl Shapes - American Crafts; Rub-Ons - Fancy Pants Write Now; Journaling Papers - Prima Pasties Sticky Notes; Others - Flower bling, lace (all from the Feb Kit of Studio Azul)

Other Supplies: Prima Super Fabulous Journaling Squares (used for the well-hidden letter)

Techniques Used:
I just layered everything together using glue dots, stapler, and photo adhesives. The most difficult thing I did here are sticking those velvet stickers (the adhesive won't hold!), and the rub-ons (they wont stick!). :D

About Me:
Hi I'm Alby! I'm married to Ariel. Been scrapping since 2005 but only got to know about acid-free scrapping since last year. I love scrapping because it helps me showcase my photos creatively. It is my stress buster and my "me time". You may see some of my work at my blog.


Lee i. said...

Hey Alby, like I said yesterday, a 30 minute LO is an impossibility for me, but you really pulled this one of. I like the simplicity of the embellies cause the focus is really on your lovely photo. I pray Ariel gets to read this letter very very soon. You both will make cool parents.

Donna Espiritu said...

wow great job alby! ganda for a 30min layout ha! :)

Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...

Hi alby! I'm so happy for you and your hubby, best of health on your pregnancy... and great layout!