Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Been meaning to say ...

I've said it before and it's a little earie, but I often think of things just before they are about to happen - like a type of ESP. Today on my drive to work, I thought I should blog about the inspiration behind my SHOUT layout for the American Crafts Design Team Competition. When I got to work, I checked my blog comments only to see an email from the person who inspired me - Anita Meade - a regular visitor to my blog. Check out this talented scrapper's work - http://anitameade.typepad.com/
You see it was Anita who left me a lovely comment about 'good men being celebrated' and it was referring to my wonderful husband - that was a while ago. It prompted me to use her words on the SHOUT layout and they were just perfect. I kept meaning to thank her for the inspiration after the DT was announced and I kept forgetting. So when I read her comment today about her noticing the journalling that I used on my SHOUT layout, I was disappointed that I hadn't surprised her first and also I was spooked that we both must have been thinking of the same thing that morning. So thank you very much Anita ! Could you send me your email some time please?

If only I could come up with some Lottery numbers - now that would be cool ;)



The journalling reads : "A friend of mine once said, 'Good men should be celebrated and those of us who are lucky enough to have them should shout it from the rooftops.' Sp here I shout as loud as I can ... Manuel, you are the love of my life, the one who makes each day more wonderful than the last, I will love you always and forever - 10 July 2008"

8 comments:

Michelle Jamieson said...

Such a lovely and heartfelt layout...just beautiful Leanne!

Chelle Xx

Michelle Jamieson said...

Forgot to add...I've given you an award. Check out my blog for details!

Chelle Xx

kerry said...

Leanne what beautiful words.take care Kerry xx

helen karanfilovski said...

Oh, Leanne, the photos of your boys are too cute!!!
LOVE your work - as always:))
Helenx

melissa deakin said...

i just love that layout so much!
hopefully the ESP-thing will lead to lottery numbers someday! ;)

Anita Meade said...

You are very welcome Leanne! I am so happy that my little comment inspired this layout....I'm sure your husband is very grateful to have you "shouting it out to the world". This is a beautiful page. Anita. xxx

Tammy James said...

LOL Leanne ... and in another strange co -incidence.
This is my first visit to your blog after moderating the comments on Nicole's post at RW, Anita referred to your blog in her comment, I thought I'd pop by and see what she was up to and followed her link here to you, where you are talking about her! Full circle!

amanda said...

oh this is beautiful. The words are so heartfelt and honest.

thankyou for your stunning and INSPIRING work.

you rock :)