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December 30, 2010

Awesome Examples Using Love You Because Layered Templates

I received an email from Melissa last night letting me know that she had used my Love You Because Layered Template Set to create 8×8 books for her husband and kids this past holiday. I clicked on the link and was so inspired to see how she had used the templates and to see her amazing photography! This is exactly what I hoped people would create with this product.

I especially love how she included little notes from the rest of the family on the last page.

Thanks so much for sharing your books with me Melissa! You can view all here books here.

UPDATED : Melissa put together a blog post showing her HowTo for this project. Check it out here.

Here’s another one:

I need to bump this project up on my list to make for my family.

So awesome. You can grab the Love You Because Layered Template set here.


  • 1.
    Alice P said…

    Beautiful projoect.

  • 2.
    Gina Crowley said…

    Love this.

  • 3.
    Mrs. b said…

    This is so so so lovely! Totally awesome!
    Thanks for sharing the link!

  • 4.
    Raylene said…

    Too right! Her photography is awesome! Really inspires me to learn my camera functions! Goal for 2011!

  • 5.
    Shelly K said…

    Simply beautiful! Simply Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  • 6.
    Kerry A said…

    Wow…these are fabulous! What beautiful photography and great gifts for her family to treasure always!

  • 7.
    Yolanda said…

    So inspiring. These will be absolute treasures to her children as they grow. I love the use of images and very few words to tell the story.

  • 8.
    Vickie said…


  • 9.
    Michele H. said…

    this is so wonderful!

  • 10.
    Erin B said…

    Wow – those are awesome!!

  • 11.
    Sam F said…

    So, so fabulous! Beautiful photography!

  • 12.
    Lee said…

    Took my breath away. Just gorgeous :)

  • 13.
    Melissa S. said…

    Thanks for the inspiration Ali!!! I had a blast making these!

  • 14.
    Charity said…

    Those are great. What amazing photography.

  • 15.
    Jane Toft said…

    I’m motivated to buy my first Digital SLR camera even more now! Simply stunning.

  • 16.
    Barb in AK said…

    The templates just make the photos stand out so much. They are PERFECT!
    and the photographs are AMAZING!!
    What wonderful keepsakes!

  • 17.
    christen said…

    her books are fabulous and inspirational. thanks for sharing!

  • 18.
    Rachel Wright said…

    Absolutely stunning

  • 19.
    liz kartchner said…

    if I could I would drop everything I was doing and make that right now!
    love it.

    • ….
      Ali said…

      That’s what I felt like when I it too!

  • 20.
    Lisa said…

    WOW! Amazing photography. Great job! Simply perfect.

  • 21.
    Deb J said…

    What a great idea. I just went out to buy and download the Love You Because set. I can’t wait to try this. I can do this throughout the year for presents for next Christmas.

  • 22.

    So beautiful! This would make a super cute Valentine’s Day book! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • 23.
    Brooke said…

    Thank you for the Inspiration! What beautiful photography.
    Love it.

    LG Brooke

  • 24.
    Brooke said…

    Wonderful projekt!
    Thank you Ali for the Inspiration!
    LG Brooke

  • 25.
    melissa deakin said…

    amazing books.
    lovely inspiration.
    hoping to make some for my children real soon.
    beautiful work, melissa!

  • 26.
    hope s said…

    What an awesome project!!! Makes me want to do a book right now.

  • 27.
    Michelle said…

    I love the templates but does it include your font? How did she get that?

  • 28.
    Debbie said…

    Please would somebody tell me how I can learn to take photos like this? I also love how she’s made the colours of the numbers match the photos.

  • 29.
    Sherry G said…

    These are awesome! Thanks for sharing them on your blog.

  • 30.
    Judy Webb said…

    Some are artist, either with paper or digital. These are awe inspiring. My descendants will have to accept less.

  • 31.
    Molly said…


  • 32.
    Jenni Hufford said…

    this brings me back to the core of what i love so much about this hobby. this is what scrapbooking is all about. thank you so much for sharing this.

  • 33.
    Jan Davis from Canada said…


    absolutely breathtaking, thanks for sharing this with all of us..


    your beautiful photos and words speak to the heart and soul of all mothers, who love the unique gifts that make each of our children sparkle in their own brilliance :)

    very touching and authentic Melissa, a joy to read my dear :)

    Thank you,

    • ….
      Melissa S. said…

      Thanks so much for your kind words Jan!

  • 34.
    Kasey said…

    How fabulous! :) Love this project!

  • 35.
    TaraMcK said…

    awesome, I have this set in progress for my two boys for valentine’s day. This is shuch a big inspiration!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • 36.
    Denise said…

    That’s a stunning project and family keepsake. Thank you for sharing it.

  • 37.
    Sabine F. said…

    Those are amazing pictures and a fantastic project. Thanks for sharing.

  • 38.
    dawn said…

    This is amazing and beautiful. You captured such awesome and fun pictures. Love the journaling on each one, what a true gift for any child. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  • 39.
    heather said…

    chills…nuff said.

  • 40.

    Wow! I am also impressed. Great idea and such a sweet sentiment. The photos are amazing. Thank you for sharing these with us.

  • 41.
    Kathy said…

    I have just bought Ali’s templates, very inspiring.

  • 42.
    Lynn L said…

    Super awesome books! Her photos are beautiful but the meaning in the books are so special. Her kids will cherish them always! Thanks for sharing!!:)

  • 43.
    Erika Bates said…

    This is incredible! Love love love her photography!!! I would love to do these for next Christmas for my family, I could get started now lol Thanks for sharing.

  • 44.
    Angie blom said…

    I agree with Jan.. This is a beautiful thing!! Very inspired MelissaThi is on my list for valentines day!!

  • 45.
    Kim B. said…

    Wow — those are all so beautiful — for some reason I loooove the chalk pirate ship layout.

  • 46.
    Kerry said…

    Just amazing and some fantastic photos! xx

  • 47.
    Shirley said…

    She rocked this!!! I hope she doesn’t mind but this will be valentine’s gifts in my house.

  • 48.
    Ann said…

    Melissa- can I ask what DSLR and lenses you have? Obviously you are a pro!

    • ….
      Ann said…

      Found your site from Ali’s link to your blog..incredibly inspiring work!!

  • 49.
    Robyn Meierotto said…

    wow! these are wonderful! so fun & heartwarming to look at!

  • 50.
    Liz Freeze said…

    WOW! Her photography is blowing me away. Ohhh to be that skilled with my camera.

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