And this week also comes with a lovely sketch from Em Stafrace over at Page Drafts.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - Circles, stripes, polkadots, mesh, rubons, stack something.
Testimony - IW - day, support, ties.
My journalling (one the back of the layout) says:
I would like to give you some advice and I hope you will take it to heart. It comes from deep inside my soul and from my experiences. Your dad and I have had our troubles along the way - big troubles and small troubles but I have learned a lot and a problem halved is not nearly so bad. One of the greatest gifts I think we have given you is for us to have stayed together, we didn't quit when the going got tough - we toughed it out. Life is hard and it is not always fair but the grass is never greener on the other side. You have to work at it every single day but it is worth it. A close family is a tie you cannot break.
Say 'I love you' often and show it too. Don't take each other for granted. Keep having private time alone together. Laugh, share secrets and have fun as a couple, he will always be your go to guy. Support one another always. Make sure that you also make time for yourselves you are a couple and not siamese twins joined at the hip. If you make time to do the stuff that feeds your soul you will always have things to talk about.
Say "Thank you" for all of the the things he does for you. Anywhere he takes you. Any gifts he gives you. Let him know that you appreciate what he does for you.
You can come and tell me anything you want. I'm your mother and love you very, very much. I don't promise to have all the answers but I can listen and sometimes once you have verbalised something the answer comes to you anyway.
I think you have a good man. Treat him like one and he will act like one. He will lay the moon and stars at your feet for your pleasure. And you will be in his heart forever.
I love you very much and I am proud of the woman you have grown up to be. I can't wait to see where the next part of your journey takes you and I am so grateful to be a part of it.
I love you to the moon and back.
(The photo of Storm and Lloyd was one taken by his brother at their engagement party this weekend.)
Here are some close ups.
I used my nestabilities to die cut the circles in black cardstock, and the arrows are all chipboard, one was left raw and the other two were just painted black.
I painted the title black and used some diamond glaze on the YOUR....
Lots of flowers layered up and layout done.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave me a message I really appreciate it.