Thursday, March 11, 2010

a special gift 10 years in the making

Tomorrow is my 10 year anniversary with Mr. Dude. Can you believe it? Time has both flown by and it just seems like yesterday that we celebrated in a truly embarrassing way...we got married in Vegas. Once again... can you believe it?! It's true. I have my photo with "Elvis" (hidden away, but I do have one.)

To celebrate we get a few hours to spend alone together, a precious treasure as we get so few.

This is what I've made for my husband but we both get to enjoy the year-long gift. It took about 2 weeks to get the book made during nap time in the afternoons and a few hours on the weekend.
I made the book and used my Bind-it-all (first time using it and I've had it for over a year!) I made the tabbed pages out of card stock and covered the pages with patterned paper. Then I used Glimmer Mist and sprayed the pages to add some sparkle.
Each Page is labeled for one month, has quotes and notes and has a date planned and paid for. It was fun to make!

I'm only showing a few of the pages, he should get to have a few of the pages kept secret.
I hope you enjoy your weekend!

I'm linking this to Trendy Treehouse


  1. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse Friday Follow to say HI! Come by and say Hi!

  2. i am a new follower from the ff. i have enjoyed looking over some of your great crafting ideas. i look forward to reading more about a new blog friend. stop by and say hello.

  3. Following from Follow Me Fridays! I love paper crafts and I am always inspired by others. What an adorable book.

  4. That whole pre-planned and paid for date thing is awesome. Congratulations on ten years! Also, happy Friday Follow. Hope you stop by.

  5. This book of love is beautiful! And even more special is that you found bits of time here and there to keep it a secret. So special!

  6. Happy Anniversary and Happy Friday Follow! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your anniversary book, as I'm sure your hubby will too. It is beautiful!

  7. Happy anniversary!!! Love the book. It looks like it was well worth your time.

    Have a great anniversary weekend. Elvis.... too funny!!!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.


  8. Wow, this is spectacular!!! I am following you now from Friday Follow! Wonderful blog:)

  9. Happy Anniversary!

    I'm your newest Friday Follower.

    Come visit me at


  10. Just stopping by from Follow Friday! It is fun to find new blogs! I am now your one of your newest followers,

    I hope you come by my blog and return the favor.

    I blog about Remodeling, interior design and have tons of tutorials, so you can try the projects out too! We have a project link party on Fridays and a recipe swap on Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

  11. This is awesome! I truly love the idea. Thank you for linking up to my party and letting me "find" you!

  12. Stopping by from Hodgepodge Life! What a great idea! And your other projects are awesome! Come by and say hi!


  13. Hi there! I'm still hopping around from Friday Follow (Yes, I realize it's Tuesday-LOL-I have 4 Kiddos-you have to hop when you can) and I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to come follow mine! Have a great week!

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  14. Hello!

    We came across your site through the FF and decided to follow your blog. We are looking forward to reading more of your posts. Come on over and visit us when you get a free moment. Have a fabulous day! <3