Monthly Archives: February 2011

Prompt #8: Love is … | Project: Love, Me

Prompt #8: Love is …

Written on February 16, 2011 by Kami in Weekly Prompts

Now that we’ve looked at what and how we love, we’re going to look at what love means to us.  For this prompt, let’s finish the sentence “Love is [fill in the blank].”  You can define love or describe love … ex. Love is [you] or Love is [beautiful].  Based on all your experiences with love — both good and bad — what have you learned?  Can you sum it up with one word or two words?

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Journaling: Love is…forever.  On February 24, 2007, we finally wrapped our arms around our son.  A family forever.  It was hard to believe the end of the adoption process was near and we would be able to take home our little baby boy.  We were finally a family….forever.

Supplies Used on the Layout: Template by Chrissy Williams “Sample 8” kit;  Jessica Edwards “Be Mine” kit;  Journaling Paper by Seal Scraps (Ashley Seal) French Tulips kit;  Frame by Just So Scrappy “Happy Fall Y’all” kit;  Font – Bradley Hand ITC;  Word Art:  Font – Fleurish Script

Prompt #7: Broken Hearts | Project: Love, Me

Prompt #7: Broken Hearts

Written on February 9, 2011 by SuzyQ in Weekly Prompts

Thank you for joining me this week as we continue Project: Love, Me. It’s time now to consider “the flip side” of love. Tell us about your broken heart. We’ve all had them … Something or someone that crushed you. It doesn’t have to be a story about a break up — it could also be something you really wanted and never got. How did you cope? What did you learn? Did anything positive come from it?

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Supplies Used on Layout: Heart from “Shine On” kit by Chris Greiser ; Paper:  Bluedream Designs “My Valentine” Kit; Alpha: “Love Letters Pink Alpha” by Connie Prince/DigiDiva Designs; Stitches from “Another Love Kit” by Scrappy Bug

Journaling: In January of 2006, John and I decided to stop fertility treatments and look into adoption.  John is a fourth generation, John Kerr, and I wanted to continue this tradition.  Therefore, I wanted a little boy.  We chose the international adoption program for Guatemala.  The children generally came home while infants and boys were readily available.  We submitted our application to a local adoption agency and started the grueling paperwork process.  All of our paperwork was completed by April and the waiting stage began.  On July 11th I received a call at work from our social worker.  They had a referral for us.  I received the email with a few pictures of our son.  He had a head full of dark hair and he was crying in one of the pictures.  My heart stopped…this could be our son.  I talked to John and we agreed that we would accept this referral.  This was our Jack.  We took a four day weekend to visit Jack for my birthday at the end of September.  The visit was bitter sweet because this precious little boy was perfect, but he still wasn’t ours yet.  We didn’t know when the courts would release our case, but it looked good.  The foster mom said Jack should be home by Christmas.  It was too much to hope for, but I wanted to hold onto something when we returned home.  Taking Jack back to his nannies was extremely difficult, but it was even harder to feel the plane take off.  I was leaving my baby boy in a foreign country with strangers.  My heart broke.  Soon after we returned home, we found out the court kicked out case out due to a typographical error.  I couldn’t believe it!  To add insult to injury, there had been a recent shift of parents hoping to adopt from China to switch their country of choice to Guatemala.  The Consulate’s office in Chicago was swamped.  What should have taken a day to pass through their office took over a week.  Needless to say, Jack did not come home in time to share his first Christmas with us.  It was a very blue Christmas, but it made his homecoming all that much sweeter.

 

Scrapbooking about YOU! | Project: Love, Me

Prompt #6: First Love

Written on February 3, 2011 by Kami in Weekly Prompts

Welcome to another week of Project: Love, Me!  Now that we’ve covered what we love today, let’s look back at our first loves!  Who or what was your first love?  Tell us about it!  What attracted you to your first love?  What did you love most about it?  How did your first love come to be?

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Supplies Used on Layout: Template:  Chrissy Williams Sample 8.3;  Audra’s Little Scraps “Craft Month” Kit,  Designs by Angel “National Craft Month” Kit, Scrap Warrior’s “National Craft Month” Kit,  CuddleBeez Scraps “Freebies”, alpha by Digital Scrapbook Experts “Girlie Girl” Kit; Suzy Q Scraps “A Hand to Hold” Kit; Wordart byScrap Girls “Refresh” Kit  Font:  Ali’s Hand

Journaling: My first love was paper scrapbooking.  I loved the pens, the idea books, the tools, the scraps, the ribbons, the punches, the scrapbooks, the storage bags, the paints, the stamps, the embellishments, the chalks, the stickers,  the adhesive, the paper…oh, the paper. I really loved the paper.  My Pazzle was a must have. Now they sit collecting dust  because I have found a new passion…digi-scrapping.  Technology plus creativity…a perfect fit!

 

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Prompt #5: iLove | Project: Love, Me

Who and what we love speaks more to who we are as women than probably anything else. Tell us not only what you love but why and how you love. Let’s get gushy and mushy — and hey, if that’s not your thing, then tell us that too!

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Supplies Used on Layout: Template:  Chrissy Williams Sample 8;  GB Designs “Lots of Kisses” Kit

Journaling: John, thank you for loving me in spite of my flaws.  You put up with me when I am grumpy, anxious, overwhelmed, happy, sad, frustrated and down-right mean.   I don’t always tell you that I am thankful for you and that I love you more than words can express.  You have given me two wonderful children that I adore more than life itself.  You work long hours in order for me to be able to stay home with our kids while they are young.  Sometimes, I forget that.  You are supportive of my “projects” even when you would rather stay home and relax.  Thank you for being a wonderful husband and loving father.  You mean the world to me and I love you.