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Friday, January 8, 2010

Future So Bright....Gotta Wear Shades!

Hey hey hey....and happy Friday. We are back to our regular weekly sketch at SOUS, this is a fab one by the talented Becky Fleck @ pagemaps.com. For this layout I wanted to use these wonderful pix of Mcauley I snapped at the beginning of the school year....he is growing up so fast....and has a 'future so bright....gotta wear shades'! These are once again K&Co papers, some plain card stock and pages from a book. I did some distressing and used some craft stain on the edges as well.
These sunglasses are cut from Ocean of Words, I find the educational carts have tons of fun cuts, lots of hidden little treasures. I used some of my fave lace accented with some bling. The Believe and butterfly brads were part of my Christmas scrappy goodness from my sis and are by EK success. I also added some buttons and wire.
I used 3 pix and did some cropping and enhancing in PhotoImpact. The 5x7 has a blurred edge, the 3x4 I made b/w and the 2x2 is from a larger pic.....I wanted to crop out almost everything but his face. I love the little lock and key charms I found at M's, I tied them with a bit of twine
My photo mats are cut from A Child's year and all the hearts are from Plantin. I really like the look of the mix of patterned papers and the pages from the book. The tiny dragonfly is another brad from EK.
The sun is cut from Graphically Speaking and the font from Lyrical Letters. The quote...."Walk toward the sunshine...the shadows will fall behind" is computer generated. I found it on one of my fave sites for quotes and titles....scrapbook.com.
It's so good to be back with the weekly sketch challenge....you have all been such faithful and encouraging followers...thanx so much for that~Hop on over to SOUS and check out the other designs from Sandi, Leah and Nanne.....can't wait to see what all of you come up with as well!
I want to thank all of you for leaving such touching comments on my blog. Tears literally come to my eyes when I read them. Your thoughts, prayers, and support are so dearly appreciated....you have all become such a wonderful part of my scrappy life....I look forward to everything 2010 has in store for all of us!


  1. Sandi where do I start, Outstanding, love the multiple pics, the colours, the detailing. All what we have come to know and love about Sandi. Your talents still trully amaze me. I just love the title and the quote is perfect. If this is what is to come in 2010, bring it on.

    Kaye x

  2. The details are amazing :)
    is a layout!
    Whoo! Hoo!!

  3. Sandy the collaged layout is just gorgeous, fab detail. Sandi

  4. Hey, girlie, just came by to get a closer look .. this one is FAB. Love those sunshades and all the hearts and embellies you added in there. Great great great pix of Mcauley .. and yep, we pray a very bright future for him! XXOO

  5. Hey Sandy!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and welcoming me back! Your support means the world to me! This layout is so breathtaking! I don't know where to even start everything is just soooo perfect from the pictures to all the details you have added. You are such a great inspiration. I can just see all the love you put into your layouts and that's what makes them so awesome. Keep on inspiring us hopefully one day just a little of your talent will rub off on me!! I sure hope so!! Hugs!!

  6. Hi Sandy, WOW! You know, you are such an inspiration because your LOs are ALWAYS STUNNING. You bring elements to the page that tell a story all on it's own. And you pick photos and lay them out so that everything works so perfectly together. Sandy, thank you so much for those beautiful words you left on my blog. It really means a lot coming from you because you are so talented and so sweet. I just love seeing your beautiful pages. Like you, I've always been behind the camera and in life - always behind doing this and that; kind of forgotten. No more. :D I really love this layout. It really is amazing how you are able to make such magnificent art like that; so amazing! :P

  7. Hi Sandy
    Such AWESOME AWESOME details.. Great pic , what a handsome fella he is! I love that lace soooo pretty.
    Big Hugs Wanda

  8. awww SANDY!!! Your post made me cry! I love this layout and love seeing all the details and love you put into your work!

  9. Sandy,

    I don't know what I can say that hasn't been said already... this LO is fabulous! I love how the embelishments you use always enhance your LOs not only in beauty but in content! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Sandy... I am so jealous of your eye for details! You always have the perfect embellishments to compliment your pages! I really like the way you altered the photos and love the use of the book page! Beautiful LO! Barb

  11. Stunning layout...love all the details and the sunglasses you cut out are so great....love the title and he is such a handsome guy....great pics...TFS

  12. wow! your work is always so interesting and inspiring! I so have a scrappy crush on you! LOL

    I will have to take a closer look at some of the carts I've written off as not interested in... I bet there's stuff I didn't know about, like you say, hidden treasures.

  13. Oh, I love all the little doo-dads and charms on here! So much to look at. Cool title....
    Hugs, Margie

  14. I'm gonna start with how handsome he is! I bet he has lots of phone calls from pretty little girls. This layout is full of pride. I know that you are beaming at the fine young man he is becoming. I know it is a difficult road and you are driving it slow and steady making progress at every turn. I'm so proud to have gotten to know you this past year.
    I have seriously got to try uing book pages, love it! Love all the deets in this one!
    kim xXx

  15. Another winner of a layout. Great masculine page with lots and lots of elements.

  16. AWESOME Sandy. So much detail! I don't know how you do it...you are amazing!

  17. Fantastic layout! I love every detail!