My Valentine Journal is still under construction. What is fun about these books, is that you can just keep adding and layering as much as you'd like.
When the postman delivered some beyond beautiful mail to me, I saw that all the cards that came were perfect additions to my book.
This heart shaped collage was from my pal, Lori. It's meant to hang, and I had it hanging up till the holiday was over, then I decided to glue it into my journal as a pocket. The slight over hang to the side is nice, because she has used pretty papers on the back of the heart too and I'm glad that they peek out.
I've always admired Lori's work and am excited to have a special example of it in my Book of Love.
What's in the pocket? Love notes from Sugarwings. She wanted her artwork included in the book too, so she made some hearts and notes for me to slip into pockets and envelopes.
Guncle Randy made this card for me. He is a thoughtful guy who whips up cards for every occasion to send to everyone he loves. That, plus working 60-70 hours a week as an award winning, top salesman for his employer. And taking care of his family of 4 pooches, cultivating a floral fairy garden, and making gourmet dinners with his husband, Guncle Kevin.
He is a guy who seems to be able to do it all. And who always thinks`` of surprising others with special treats in the little spare time he has. Which makes the cards he sends even more special.
All three of these sweet cards came from friends who I don't see nearly often enough, and that I enjoy so much when I do. My Valentine Journal started out as a love note to my husband, but as I worked on it, the pages became filled with family and friends. And puppies. Even a chicken. There is just toooo much love out there to limit the pages.
Its good to know that there is room for the book to grow too. When I think its done and full, there is still space for more heartfelt sentiments, the more I layer and add, the better it looks and the more meaningful it becomes.
ps- if you are into journalling and are sometimes stumped for the ideal quote to add to your pages, Hope has an app for that now!! I purchased it and it's a fun one.