Love is in the Air!

It’s Valentine’s Day!  My fiancé and I usually stay home and cook on this holiday because, frankly, it’s too much headache for not much payoff.  The fiancé asked for Chinese home-cooking, so that’s what I’ll give him.  In return, he’ll be making dessert when he gets home from work–chocolate chip cookies, my fave ❤  In honor of Valentine’s Day, I have a layout to share about love.  The layout isn’t directly related to the fiancé; it’s actually about my love for Paris.  But, I’ve only been to Paris with the fiancé, so it relates in that all the lovely things I’ve experienced in Paris was with him 🙂

Paris je t'aime

The photo is from Le Mur des Je T’aime (“I Love You:  The Wall”) in the Montmarte district of Paris–a lively neighborhood with many art galleries and home to the Moulin Rouge.  This wall, located in a tiny little park, has “I Love You” written in different languages all across it.  We had to search for several minutes to find the words written in English.  Once found, we couldn’t help but take a couple of “action shots” of us jumping and pointing towards the “I Love You”.  I’m not going to lie, a couple of families with their children gave us peculiar looks….But as the saying goes, you only live once!

On the layout, journaling spots were created on the background paper (Crate Paper “Love Notes”) using gesso.  Each of the journaling spots lists a reason why I love Paris.  The title “Paris je t’aime” is layered with the fussy cut Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm words that read “a day spent with a big blue sky and sunbeams”.    A mix of brads, flair, enamel dots, and puffy stickers were used to embellish the vertical line of journaling.

I wish everyone a spectacular Valentine’s!  If there’s no significant other in the picture, there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate the Day of Love with another cherished one.

Layout Share: La Creperie Bretonne

One of the things I was sorely disappointed about during my first trip to Paris in 2012 was not eating a good crepe.  Our trip took place in August–the month of traveling for many locals (a fact we missed at the time we booked the trip).  So….unfortunately, many of the restaurants and cafes I had eagerly planned to try were not open.  The fiancé and I resorted to a creperie in a more touristy part of town on the very last day of our trip.  It was the only crepe we had in Paris, and it wasn’t very good at all…BUT we made up for it during our last Paris excursion at La Creperie Bretonne.  They were one of the few better-rated creperies open (many restaurants in Paris also aren’t in business on Sundays and Mondays), and we were not disappointed in the least.  Both the savory and dessert crepes were absolutely delicious.  I’m still salivating for the salted caramel drizzle….

La Creperie Bretonne

 

I really wanted to use the Dear Lizzy “5th & Frolic” 4×6 Project Life card on this layout because it’s one of the few items I have in navy.  Of course, the corners of the card are rounded, so I decided to also round the corners of the photos to match.  There’s a mix of embellishments on this page.  The mason jars are fussy cut from a Dear Lizzy “Lucky Charm” patterned paper.  I’ve used the mason jars on several other food-related pages in this album already.  There’s also some Maggie Holmes “Flea Market”, Amy Tangerine “Cut & Paste”, and Freckled Fawn elements.