Friday, February 4, 2011

One Love mini book

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of my wonderful marriage to a equally wonderful man.  I wanted to do something to show him that I love him more now then the day we got married, so I made him a mini book.  I am still not sure that I feel that it is finished, but I have given it to him and he loved it, and some of the things I thought of adding were more "femine" touches, so they may not have been fitting anyway.   Before I start to share the pictures, let me say, I would love to share all my cricut info with all of you, but unfortunately my gypsy with all my cut files broke again and is once again on its way back to provo craft.

Here is the front of the book. I decided on a gate fold book.  This is the first time I have attempted on of these.  The red heart fits behind the purple heart to keep the book closed.  Closed it measures 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches.

When you open up the book this is what you see.
These are all pictures of us before we were married.  This is a full size page that open to the left. It also has a pocket and inside I tucked some of the letters that we wrote back and forth while he was in basic training.

When this page is opened this is the next page, which opens to the right.  It is another pocket page which has our wedding invitation and a couple more letters.

When that page is opened, it revels the wedding pages.  The center is a half page so both sides open.

Sorry for the glare in the pictures, this book is very long and it was hard to get good pictures of it.  Next the middle two pages  are open  and there is more of the wedding and reception.

Now it goes back to a left opening page from here and behind it is our married life, with another pocket, this one has letters from hubby's numerous deployments. The love page is also in a pocket and hass some journaling on it.

This center page opens to the right to reveal a large page with family photos on it, through  all the years of our marriage.

Once again, the middle page is split and opens to reveal the last page.  The journaling on this page reads, "A true love story never ends."

That's it, now we just have to figure out ho to close it back up until the next time! :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day! - oh and if I can magically find my cut files when my gypsy is returned (very very doubtful!) I will more than happily share them with you all!  One more thing, most of the papers in the album are from DCWV elegant stack and old world stack.

Ok, really I am done now!  Bye!


  1. So sweet. You and he have the same MAJESTIC LOVE, I had for twenty years with my Jimmy. Be blessed and love every day, always say I love you every night and never go to bed angry. I know Jesus had a hand in showing me, I could love and give my heart, body and soul- and I sense that you both have been Blessed with this Wonderful Consuming Love!
    Aunt Jean

  2. Love your album! Excellent!!! Happy Anniversary!

  3. Yall are a wonderful couple...I hope you have MANY MANY years to come !!! KK

  4. martha or known as momFebruary 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM

    that is the most super way to say i love u and we are strong and good for each other hold my hand that is all we need!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it mandy what a way to show your love!!

  5. This is amazing and will be treasured by you both!!!

  6. You did a great job on that mini! Thanks for sharing!