Hello Everyone! I love October so much! It is just the best month ever! I love the pumpkins, I love the falling leaves, I looooooove Halloween! And I super duper love this month, October, because this is when I met my hubby. We met in October 2005. And we immediately fell in love and started dating! And then, about a year and a half later we got engaged, and then about a year and a half after that we got married...also in October. October 17th is our wedding anniversary! And every year, we make something special for each other and we go out at least once, sometimes a couple of times...to celebrate our anniversary! This year, we have a couple fun outings planned. And for my handmade gift for my hubby, I created this layout for him, which commemorates our anniversary and our love for each other!
I used the oh so awesome October “Waverly” kit from Citrus Twist! I am super excited to be a new member of the Citrus Twist team and this is my very first layout that I have made as a Design Team member!!! Yaaaaaaay! Anyhow, I wanted to share with you this lovely little layout I made and go through the steps for it, so that you can make something similar to celebrate you and your love this fall. Whether or not your anniversary is this month, I think Fall is a time for love...it's just in the air. We fall in love in Autumn, as easily as the leaves fall from the trees!
For this layout, I wanted to do something special, vintage feeling, and elegant. I decided to use elements that I thought really captured my love for my husband, our relationship, and our October anniversary. I chose the bird patterned paper from Crate Paper's Gather collection by Maggie Holmes because my hubby and I call each other “love birds”. I chose the piece of vintage book paper because it was vintage but also because of the feeling it gives...like it is a page from our love story. I like the implication that it gives too, that each anniversary is a new chapter in our marriage. I love that the words across the top of the page say “home again” because Ryan is my home. I used the gold glitter thickers that say “loved” from Gather and the little black labels that were part of the exclusive cut apart sheet from Citrus Twist, to create my title – “oh my...LOVED...today...everyday”. I am so very very loved today and everyday of my life because of Ryan. Our love is very special and I wanted to make this layout for Ryan to let him know that he too is so loved by me...always. I used the word “always” at the top of the page with a chipboard sticker and I added a couple little labels with it at the top of the page too, which have the date of our wedding, and today's date on them (stamped and written out).
I used a leaf to add a bit of Fall flair to the page. To embellish my layout, I added a vintage button, a cute brad, and an exclusive flair button from the kit that says “this story”. At the bottom of the page, I used a little bit of washi tape and to that I added a couple of little “x” stickers for more depth. To make a sweet decorative paperclip, I used the adorable tassels from the kit and strung them on so they dangled down the side of the page. I also decided to do some hand-stitching here and there around the layout, to give it more of a "handmade from the heart" feel.
To finish, I wrote “happy anniversary on the vintage book page....to give the layout the feeling of a kind of card. I think it is better than a card though...because it holds at its center, a picture of me and my beloved...one of my favorite pictures from our engagement shoot...which I think really helps tell the story of our love!
I hope this has inspired you to make a special layout this Fall season, for the one you fall for everyday! And please, check out the new Citrus Twist “Waverly” kit...its perfect for October and Fall and if you want to see a cool haul video for it, you can find one on my YouTube channel...Fairytale Scrapbook!