The Get It Scrapped lesson on symmetry inspired this layout. I almost bailed on the concept, shuffling it around into visual triangles instead. The title "loved" (using the Little Days font, cut out on my Silhouette) was ultimately what let me bring it back into symmetry. I think it worked well.
I enjoyed how the photo really drove my color choices, and that I was able to use both pink and blue. Not a typical color combination for me.
As I was pulling out embellishments the love theme came together, driven by the heart shaped doilies (cheap ones I picked up in the holiday aisle at Fred Meyer the other day). It was fun to run with the theme since Valentines Day is approaching! Katie and CSB also share a special love, which is so apparent in this photo.
As usual, the envelope, pink labels, blue heart and "you are certainly loved" sticker are all from Studio Calico kits. The blue backing cardstock is from way back in my stash... It is actually so old that it's faded and a bit worn on the edges, which is much more noticeable in this photo than in person.
One little touch that I thought turned out really nice is that I used some pop dots under the envelope flap to give it some dimension. It helps define the envelope as such.