Good morning everyone,
It's getting colder and colder here in The Netherlands I love the cosy part of wintertime.
Peaceful snow (without rain though), lightning candles, hot chocolate, playing board/card games.....
It makes me realise how lucky I am with my hubby and son.
Today I want to tell you a little story about love.
My grandfather was born in Solo Indonesia he met my grandmother in Amsterdam they fell in love.
My mom was born in Amsterdam but when she was just one year old they moved to Indiana (USA) because my grandfather didn't liked the weather in The Netherlands :-)
Then two years later they had a son (Evert) and five years later a daughter (Ellen Jane).
They both where born in the States so my whole family lives there (in Sarasota Florida).
When my mom turned 19 they all went on a vacation to The Netherlands where my mom met my dad and fell in love.
Back in 1999 my mom and dad got divorced after being married for 25 years. If they didn't got divorced they would have been married 40 years in 2014.
They where the cutest couple ever!
My grandfather and grandmother couldn't live with or without each other they where like Archie and Edith from "All in the Family"....my grandfather died in 2003 and my grandmother still lives in Florida and I miss her big time.
So when I heard my sweet cousin Robert who's my aunt Ellen's son just proposed to his girlfriend that got me all smoesy inside....like those little butterflies you know what I mean don't you??
I love lovestories...
This layout I made for them as a present.
I used the fabulous "Vintage Autumn" collection by Maja Designs those papers are so awesome to work with and the Imaginarium Designs pieces go so well with these papers, a match made in heaven.
So much in love:
Aren't they the cutest couple ever?
I also used some amazing Cheery Lynn Designs dies.
Two pretty doilies, leaves and flowers.
The flag banner in the picture above is a new design, and I'm so in love with it.
I inked the chipboard pieces with just a little eggplant coloured ink then I used some pink ink to make it a little lighter. As for the chipboard pieces code:IDDL0018 RRP I used a technique I showed you before.
I also used some amazing flowers by Petaloo.
I also made a card for them.
For this card I used the same collection as for my layout...
I always enjoy matching my card with my layout.
Love that cute flag banner...
I hope you all enjoy my post today and if you leave me a comment on the Imaginarium Designs blog ==> here <== you can win a amazing prize pack to work with!
Have a wonderful and creative day