Love You Forever

Love You Forever. Are any of you familiar with that book?  My Mom gave it to me years ago and it is one of my faves for more than one reason! It was also the perfect inspiration for the title on this layout.  I love this photo of me and my mom!  When I saw it in my pile of photos, I decided to scrap it because I have been missing her a lot lately.  All the stress I have had lately with work and then being so far away from her has just made things even more tough.  I am thankful that my work situation has leveled out and I am looking forward to starting my new job in January.  I am also really looking forward to spending time with my Mom over Christmas weekend!

This layout is up on the Bo Bunny blog today as we focus on their brads.  I used brads to hold those gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard pieces in place (thank you Gabi!!!).  I also wrapped the little strips of tulle around them to hold that in place as well.  I had fun embossing the patterned papers using my Cuttlebug and various embossing folders. I then rubbed some ink over the raised images using a sponge dauber.  The Bo Bunny Enchanted collection is gorgeous in all it's black and white beauty, but it really just calls out to me to have a bit of color added to it.  I added color once again using a sponge dauber.

I also inked the chipboard pieces with some vintage photo distress ink (my favorite color!) and then added a nice thick coat of the Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  It added a very subtle bit of texture, but I love to play like this with my scrapbook stuff!  Last but not least, I used this sketch...

I created it for Creative Scrappers.  I hope you will give the sketch a go and play along for a chance to win a fun prize from Niklin Designs.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas!



  1. Oh Juliana this is just gorgeous - love the inking and distressing! What a couple of beautiful ladies here! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I know how the stress of work can be - I recently went back to ICU but find I can now have a better perspective and am dealing with the stress better this time.

  2. Gorgeous layout, Juliana! A lovely picture of you and your mom. Wishing you a very happy holiday season.

  3. Fantastic LO! I love all the little details you added, it makes it so special. Happy New Year!

  4. What a stunning layout, Juliana! LOVE that photo of you and your mom! I can really relate about missing your mom. I live on opposite coasts with mine and miss her all the time.
    Hope you had a very wonderful holiday! Happy New Year to you! May 2012 be the best year yet!

  5. Trying to catch up on my blog I follow since the holidays. This is s precious layout off you and your mom!! Hope you enjoyed your time with her!!!


Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa