I used cardboard for the photo mat and tags; it's painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint in walnut stain and antique linen (thanks, Holly!).
I used the poem "Normal Day": Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in a pillow or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return ~ Mary Jean Irion. (This poem reminds me to appreciate today and the simple things, like my girls snuggling in my chair).