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Anniversary: 7,354,160 Minutes with You

Hey everyone, it’s Raquel here today kicking off Anniversary week on the Pink Paislee blog. For today’s layout I used the Fancy Free collection by Paige Evans. I have chosen a design to go with the symbol of love: hearts. I also wanted to get a little creative with the title of my post and the subject which I will go into detail further into the post today.

Here is the layout I created:

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #fancyfree
Here is a process video of the layout:

For the main layout design I used a heart cut file and backed it with a mix of photos and 6×6 patterned papers. I chose patterned papers for this particular layout as I wanted the patterned designs to be in smaller prints. I also printed my photos into 2×3″ and framed a couple of those behind the hearts.

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

So let’s get to the anniversary part of the post shall we. 2016 marked my husband and I’s 14th year of being a couple. I wanted to document this in a different way. So instead of having a title as simple as ’14 year’s I decided to get a little creative. Online in the website timeanddate.com there is a Duration Calculator. This calculator allows you to input two dates, your starting date and end date. I inputted our anniversary details and found out the following:

Hubby and I have been together:
5114 days
14 years
441,849,600 seconds
7,364,160 minutes
122,736 hours
730 weeks and 4 days

How cool is that?!? I went with the minutes figure to document in this instance as you can see below.
How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

Hearts are a hard shape to frame photos within, and I still had a little trouble even though I printed my photo smaller. In the image below the photo was actually too small on the left hand side. Nothing that a cute puffy flower won’t fix.

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

The layout is mainly of a vertical design, however I created three clusters of embellishments to help balance the page. This cluster below is made up puffy stickers and buttons from the Fancy Free collection.

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

The photos I chose to frame in the cut file design had to be ones that had the subject more off center. This is because otherwise, the center of the heart would be going through heads. It took me a little while to find photos of hubby or hubby and I that were suitable. But I am so glad I took the time to find them as I am pleased with the result.

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

Due to the background being white and the cut file being white too, they need something to help distinguish them from each other. When creating layouts with designs such as this my go-to technique is to place a foam adhesive under the cut file. This gives the layout a little depth and dimension and also creates a shadow, helping us to see the edges of the cut file away from the background. I love doing this, it is such a subtle but effective technique.

How many hours, minutes or seconds have you spent with your loved one? Learn how Raquel documented an anniversary in a unique way in todays post. @raquelLbowman @pinkpaislee #pinkpaislee #layout #12x12 #ppfancyfree

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope this layout has inspired you! Be sure to check back and see what the rest of the design team create for Anniversary week.

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2 Responses to "Anniversary: 7,354,160 Minutes with You"

  • Charlotte Boyd
    May 22, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Where did you get the heart cut file? I have been looking for this.

    • Raquel Bowman
      May 23, 2017 - 1:07 am

      hi Charlotte, this one was a digital download in the Elle’s Studio store