This month is definitely a month of expressing love. We do it so many ways–a simple little three-finger hand sign, a hug, some chocolates, a valentine, a note…or in this case…a page.

Laura has done a beautiful job at sharing some loving sentiments about her daughter!


[ Designs | February Fourteen (sweet thing) / Hello There Class Freebies (heart + you) ]


Love the big title. Love the simple, yet delightful design. Love the journaling going up the side. Love the embossed layered heart. Love that she used one of her daughter’s selfies (putting those to good use!). Just love, love, love all around. :)

Let’s here what Laura has to say:

When Kerri suggested we create love-themed projects this month, I wasn’t really sure what I would make. Then I came across this selfie that my youngest daughter, Sarah, had taken a while back, and with the colors, I thought it would make for a great love themed page. My journaling is all about how much I love her, whether she’s the sweet thing that I know and love, or the sassy, stubborn, challenging thing that I see more often than not in her teen years. She’s not always easy, but I always want her to know how much I love her.

I decided to mix the “{heart} You” and “sweet thing” for my title. I cut both the heart and the “you” three times from my patterned papers. I layered the three sets of “you” letters together, one on top of the other. It thickens the letters up and almost mimics the look of chipboard. For the pink hearts, I ran each one thru a polka dotted embossing folder, layered them together, and then machine stitched down the center to hold them together. The sides of the hearts aren’t adhered together, so it gives some extra dimension to the heart. I also added some pink enamel dots to the top heart, right up top of the polka dots.

It’s awesome Laura! Love it!