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Monday, September 14, 2009

Naturally Sweet No Sugar Added

Good Monday everyone...this is the latest challenge at Creative Twist....Steph provided a sketch for us and the theme was feelin' fruity....I used a pic of my DS in 2005...it was Mothers Day and my boyssss made me breakfast in bed...Mcauley is holding a beautiful fruit salad they made as part of the meal. I did not have any fruit papers I loved so I decided...why not make my own....I downloaded some images and copied and pasted and played until I came up with what you see. The back ground paper is from Provo Craft....Michelle Andersen's Pathways. I borrowed a flower technique from Lynn at Pretty Paper Swirls...check out her blog....she has a great tutorial on how they are created. The naturally, no and added are all computer generated. I used lots of bling, stickles and a bit of ribbon. I also used my Martha Stewart punch along the edges of the paper and made my own photo corners and punched those as well...the flower center is the cornflower MS punch....I used it for my flower petal effect too....I found the photo corners blog hopping and cannot remember the blog so I plan on doing a tutorial....hopefully that will be done before I post this. I also added lots of craft stain to help the items appear aged.
Cricut Carts:

Storybook: font

Winter Woodlands: branch

Plantin: flower

A Childs Year: leaves

Indie Art: strawberries


  1. Sandy that's so awesome. I love the layers and the berries "peeking" out. Great page!

  2. GORGEOUS!!!! Love how the strawberries are peaking out :)


  3. Sandy, this is just beyond cute. Love how you "made" your own paper. You clever girl. Those flowers are just fab .. you WILL be seeing some of those on my work .. Heehee. You should seriously submit this for publication. And what a wonderful Mothers Day memory!

  4. Stunning layout Sandy, love all the detail you have put in, the flowers are beaut xx

  5. Oh Sandy where do I start. Love the papers you made, the flowers are amazing, will have to hunt down the cornflower punch and try those out. The lace, the bling so much beautiful detail, Just love it. And Mcauley is very very sweet, definately no sugar needed there.

    Kaye x

  6. Wow Sandy
    Just when I think you can't get any better ...you go and do it !
    This is awesome, such great details and I love the vintage feel of it...great job as always...
    Big Hugs Wanda

  7. Awesome! I like the berries behind the paper. Very nice. The colors are spectacular!

  8. this layout is stunning sandy! wow! all that detail is just gorgeous! you did one amazing job with this challenge! hugs!

  9. Wow, Sandy, I can't believe all the gorgeous details on this page! Stunning!