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Give a Cheer
Give cheer Give a Cheer

Toddlers can be challenging (and the sky is blue, lol). But just when you want to wring their little necks, they can turn everything around with a smile. This layout is all about the tension of that relationship and about how, no matter what, you just can't help loving your kids. Even when they are two. Very, very two.

Journalling inside the hinged heart reads:

I was thinking about you today. It is Valentine's Day and I was thinking about all the different facets of your personality, particularly some of the more challenging aspects that we have been seeing lately: the definace and continual testing of boundaries. I was thinking about you and how you can be so infuriating, but how, at the same time, I feel such a fierce protectiveness toward you. I guess that is what they mean by "unconditional love."

And then, when you came home from daycare with a chocolatty smile all over your face and played so nicely with your brother and sweetly wished your grandparents "Happy Valentine's Day!" over the phone, my heart melted.

Adam... Will you be my Valentine?

Thanks for looking!


Products Used:

Basic Grey Products:
Lollipop Shoppe Collection
-- Paper, Raspberry
Motifica Collection
-- Paper, Clay
-- Paper, Clay Pattern
Fusion Collection
-- Paper, Ruby Shoes
-- Pink Flamingo
Blitzen Collection
-- Paper, Cranberry
-- Paper, Ice Blue
Lucky Collection
Aged&Confused Sublime Collection
-- Paper, Cinnamon

Imagination Project Products:
Gin-X, Paper, Flowers of Steel, A Moment of Wonderful

KI Memories Products:
Paper, frosty patterns, Black & White Chic Stripe
Paper, Holiday Collection, kiss me, polka
Paper, Holiday Collection, kiss me, Layers
Paper, Holiday Collection, christmas, Ticking
icicles, mom's words, ice cubes
icicles, mom's words, ice tiles

SEI Products
Paper, aunt gerti's garden, stylin' stems

Heidi Swapp Products:
ghost shapes, flowers, pink
ghost shapes, hearts, pink
Rub-on transfers, apple pie, icee
small flower jewels, pink
chipboard kit, circles, pink/brown
ghost letters, rhyme uppercase

Scrapworks Products:
color rubz, red/hot pink multi-pack

Bazzill Basics Products:
cardstock, black

Other Products:
Doodlebug design inc., heart sequins, loopy love assortment
Offray ribbons
Hirschberg Schultz & Co., Inc., Jewelry & Craft Essentials, 8 mm Faceted Acrylic Jewels
Swarovski Austrian Crystal, Flatback Rhinestones
The Paper Company, India Paper, India Gold
Provo Craft vellum
Apollo Transparency Film
Darice Craft Designer, 3mm rouhd rhinestones
Ink pads from StazOn, ColorBox MicaMagic, Archival Brilliance and Jim Holtz Distress Ink
JoAnn Craft Essentials black glitter
Making Memories black wire