Saturday, February 4, 2012

"It's All About LOVE" Blog Hop!!

LOVE Blog Hop
Welcome to the "It's All About LOVE" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything all about LOVE!!   You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!  Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to be entered in our Monthly Drawing (details available at

If you've hopped over from Suzanne, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please go to Lynda's blog ( to start at the beginning...

For the hop today, I've created .......

Jim and I re-met in 1969 at my cousin's home in Cincinnati.  I had gone there for the summer between my Junior and Senior year of high school. The picture from 1970 is my graduation picture, May 31st and we got married June 5th!  I was 17 and everyone thought because I moved to Cincinnati that I must have had to get married because I was pregnant!  Fact of the matter is that it took me nearly 11 years to get my son and that was only after we moved back to Springfield and the people we bought our home from told us about an infertility specialist..  The 1971 picture is our 1st anniversary and the small framed picture is just from 1973.  Then the final larger picture was when we went to Nashville, Indiana for our anniversary in 2007.  You can see that each of us lost that youthful figure but we still like to KISS!  LOL

This is a layout I did of my son's wedding.  It was a gorgeous day and when the sun started to set it turned the sky such a gorgeous shade of orange. I was so proud of him and he has turned out to be such a great husband and father..It really doesn't have alot of glitz or bling or layers but I wanted the wedding to be the focus not the "stuff".

 I have shared this layout once before but with the theme of this hop being love I felt that I really needed to share it again.  If you just look at my son's face as he looks into the face of his first born and also a son, there really are no words to do this picture justice. I don't know if you can enlarge this picture big enough to read the journaling but it is a Father's Prayer and it just says it all.

Well, that is my contribution to this hop.  I am not a crafter so much as I love to scrapbook.  I love to see all the crafts everyone makes and sometimes I feel like I let viewers down by not having one myself but it sure is fun to share my family and pictures with you all.

Now if you would be so kind as to leave me a quick comment I would love to hear all you have to say.  I will be giving away some blog candy to someone chosen by from among those who commented . Not exactly sure yet what I am going to put together but it will be fun and worth the wait to find out.

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

Your next stop is Rhonda!  Just wait until you see what she has designed for you!!


Michele from MS said...

Wonderful projects - thanks for sharing your stories behind them. The wedding photographs could not be any more perfect with that sunset!

Lynda Jeffs said...

Thank you for joining my hop this weekend, your project is just beautiful! I am one for the "story behind the layout", so this project to me was extremely special to see! Love the layouts!!! Great job!

Misty said...

I don't scrapbook, but your layouts take my breath away. Love the storys & yes I can see the love your son has for his son! Thank you!
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

ScrapMyWay said...

I think your scrapbook pages are more memorable and special than any card/craft project. They will last forever and so beautifully relay the feelings of that moment. The one of your son & the baby is awesome. I did read the journal poem and it is soooo perfect indeed.
TFS the joy of scrapbooking
Creative wishes,
Claire DT

bluecrayons said...

Lo's made with nothing but pure love. these are awesome. pics are great.

craftingwithblue at gmail dot com

Lori Comeau said...

Great projects, Love the multi year idea. I sent you an email a few days ago hope you got it. I was giving you the info on the journal swap.

Lady Fair said...

Very beautiful LOs, wonderful love through the years story. Love the touching photo of your son and grandson, reminds me of when my son was born. Thanks for sharing your family photos and the stories behind them. I'm a new follower.

Tammy said...

You do a super job!! TFS---Love the sotry that yo told in your l/o!!!
be blessed
Beyond Measure

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

WOW! you did a wonderful job on your LOs and love the stories...that is what scrapping is all about! TFS :)

Rachel Ventura said...

Very nice!

Suzanne said...

All our great layouts. I love that you shared how proud you are of your song and the great father he is. Super job and each is full of "Love".

Jens Craft Corner said...

I love your layouts. I love to scrapbook and so enjoy seeing other people's layouts. You did a really nice job on yours. Love your site!

craftaholic said...

Very sweet layouts and so much love showing in each and every one of them!! TFS!! I have been a follower here for some time!!
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

marg0006 said...

Nice Layouts. said...

I love looking at layouts more than the projects so there is no let down here. I love all three layouts and want to thank you for sharing pieces of your family's love with all of us.


Amy said...

Vicki, I am NEVER disappointed by your layouts!! The love and care that you put into each page far outweighs any card or craft I could ever imagine!! I love each layout, but my favorite for today is the first one of you and your husband -- To be able to see those similar pictures year after year is more precious than anything... You truly inspire me with the love you share for your family.

Thanks so much for hopping with us this weekend!!

Amy :) at

PS... Be sure you check out Lasting Memories Layout Challenges... Suzanne and I do layouts over there, and I think there might be a challenge or two coming up that would be PERFECT for you!! ;)

Janet said...

Your layout are beautiful! What a wonderful love story! the wedding layout is beautiful great photo's to work with!
I love the last one with the proud papa holding the newborn son!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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