Well, when you think about being away from your sweetie for 18 weeks you think 'I'll be fine. I can do this.' Then when you actually are separated, you start going a little insane. I miss Caleb dearly and everyday seems to be harder than the last. Which is why his surprise made me feel so happy and fall in love with him all over again. One day I was at my computer and he asked me to look out my door. I was a little unsure and hesitant. But once I opened my door, I couldn't believe my eyes. There before me was a long box on the porch. I opened it up and saw the most gorgeous bouquet of 18 long stemmed red roses. They were breathtaking. I ran inside and put them in a vase (and took tons of photos, of course!). Now, the roses have wilted and had to be thrown away, but I still have the beautiful photos to look at.
The background paper is Kaiser Craft's Timeless Collection - Ledger. It gave the soft nostalgic feel that I wanted. Then came the hard part. I wanted to find embellishments that added to my picture instead o distract from it. So what better way than making my own? I used my FMIL's Silhouette to cut out all the black and red embellishments. Although it doesn't cut nearly as well as my Cricut, it was nice to have a wider variety of images. (The scrolls under and above the title had to be cut 3 times to get it right).
The red cameo background is actually plain American Crafts cardstock that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Mist and embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder. I really love the look it gave. Cameos are so beautiful. I wish I could have found a matching male one.
The last step was adding a little line of lace at the bottom of my photo. I felt it added a little more vintage romance to my page as well as a much needed texture. I have no clue what brand it is (it's from my FMIL's stash). Hope you enjoyed this post!