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Friday, February 12, 2010

Treasure This

I really must begin my post with an apology. I have not been out and about this week at all!!!! I have missed all of the wonderful blog posts and hope to catch up on some this weekend. Along with 'normal' life I had the flu last weekend and it seems to have taken me all week to get back in the saddle.
Of course Friday is SOUS reveal...we have a really beautiful Liz Qualman sketch and a challenge for Valentine colors. I used DCWV for the background and the bright pink papers and of course had to throw in some K&Co with the floral! Several weeks ago I won a wonderful punch from Judy and finally had an opportunity to use it on this project, I love it!!!! Thanx again for that wonderful blog candy Judy!
The oval and frame are cut from Home Decor, I added the cut of the Sweehearts heart in DS, embossed, inked, layered and filled with buttons and beads. You can see the hearts from the cut in the left hand corner. I added some silk flowers, ribbon, metal embellies, more buttons and the tiniest of flowers.

This paper flower was created with layers of one of the Sweetheart flowers...I crinkled, inked and stickled. The butterfly is one from the January 1st tutorial I did on SOUS.
This flower was made with another Sweetheart cut, wet down, crinkled, layered, inked and stickled.
This is a closeup of the center of the layout. This is not a fantastic picture where quality is concerned but it is a very special treasure to me. It is the last photo of my mom with myself and my siblings....she looks so happy. We truly were everything to her and she reminded us of that up until the very end. She was such a blessing.
The font is cut from Plantin and placed inside of little metal adhesive tags. I also cut some paper circles for the larger metal tags, added some ribbon and placed them along the side of the photo. A few drops of pink pearl paint finish it off.
We have a special Guest Designer, a blog candy winner to announce and all the other creations from the awesome DT.....so hope you will head on over to SOUS and check all that out!


  1. O-M-G
    Sandy I love this soooo Beautiful!
    What awesome details as always, I am lovin all the buttons and I think you are the Queen of hand made flowers...lol
    I am glad you are feeling better I think I am comming down with a cold his week ...YUK.
    Big HUgs

  2. Sandy this is a beauty, those flowers are awesome, glad you are better and sorry you had to endure a bout with the flu. Hugs

  3. Beautiful page and such lovely details Sandi! I could get lost in looking at all of the special touches. Hope you're feeling better! xxD

  4. This as usual is beautiful! I especially love the way you incorporated the buttons in the hearts. So pretty!

  5. Sandy! This LO is beautiful like always! Im glad you are feeling better after having the flu. You don't have to apologize for not leaving us comments, sometimes life is really busy and we all know you work. You have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Sandy, this is so precious! Love, love all the details, embellishments, the colors and the picture is so nice.Very nice page!
    Have a great and loving Valentine's Day!


  7. Sandy, this is just wonderful! I'm sure that photo means alot to you! I adore how you filled the empty heart spaces with buttons and beads .. and I love that butterfly - yummy!
    You really should frame this one and keep it out where you can look at this great memory and the mom who inspured it!

  8. Beautimous! Hope you are over that nasty flu and feeling mighty fine!

  9. Sandy this is a beautiful page but the sentiment that you feel when you look at it is immeasurable and for that I am happy for you! I love the buttons, and flowers and I MUST do those butterflies! Just beautiful! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

  10. Hi Sandy, so sorry you had to batter with that awful flu bug. Your layout is gorgeous, as usual. I'm always amazed that you can still find different and exciting things to put on paper! WOW, you amaze me. It's so lovely to look at and you are so crafty - it just amazes me. I love the flowers, the butterfly - everything is just beautiful! ;D Have a great weekend girlfriend.

  11. Sandy this is beautiful! I always love your work but this one is probably my favorite I just love everything about it! All the details and just knowing how special the photo is makes it all the more better!! Love your work!

  12. Sandy, that is just beautiful. I love everything about it....I just love pink and brown together. And, the picture of you Mom is precious...what a nice memory. I'm glad you are feeling better.

  13. Fantastic work!! love this... fantastic details!! I am so glad you are feeling better!!! Have a great weekend! :)

  14. Sandy... your LOs never disappoint! I get so excited for Fridays just so I can see what you 4 ladies have come up with each week. You provide so much inspirataion for so many people... I am just glad I get a chance to play along! And I must say... I couldn't believe it when I say the closeup and realized you put each and every button and bead inside that heart!! That turned out so amazing! And those butterflies are to die for! I am going to have to take an afternoon and make several of those up... they are such a perfect embellishment!
    I am glad you are feeling better... :)

  15. Ohhhh Sandy this is sooo amazing!!! Love all your flowers and the details you have added! What a treasure!!!
    Glad you are feeling better! hugs

  16. Oh Sandy! Simply outstanding! I absolutely ove it.

  17. Sandy - your flowers are amazing! I need for a little of you to rub off on me. Absolutely love the clusters of buttons inside of the hearts! Love the use of the embossing around your hearts! I always look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

  18. Sandy, sweetie, this is absolutely stunning! I love your flowers and all of your vintage fabby details. My fave of course, is the buttons in the hearts! Such a fantastic idea. I so love what you do and you bring such joy to me, both for creative ideas and fabby fellowship! I heart you!!!!!!
    Hugs and prayers for feeling better....I hope that you and your very handsome son enjoy your Valentine's Day together.
    Kim xXx

  19. My jaw hits the floor everytime I see a new piece of work from you! simply amazing!! This is beautiful Sandy!!

    I won! I won! I WON!?!? How cool is that!!!???! Thank u for letting me know! I love all your work over there at SOUS!


  20. Ooooh so pretty! Hope you are feeling better.I've been out of town and not able to visit as I'd like. Take good care of yourself! Big Hugz :)

  21. What a truly stunning layout Sandy! and a special one to treasure. Just love those flowers, you talented girl! Hope you are feeling better soon, been missing your creations.

    Kaye x

  22. Sandy, your eye for detail is truly amazing!!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Hope you are feeling better and getting stronger everyday!! Sometimes it takes awhile to get over that nasty flu!! Don't over due it or you will be right back in bed!! XXX

  23. I certainly hope you feel better soon. Oh my I love all those embellies!!! DELISH!

  24. another gorgeous layout! absolutely love the way you punched the pink paper! really makes everything pop! beautiful work girl! thanks for always leaving some great love on my blog too! you are the best dear! hugs!

  25. I love all the details! That is such a wonderful photo and perfect title. I love the frame around it with the hearts and those cute metal tags. The heart cutouts filled with buttons are fabulous!

  26. Sandy another work of beauty..here!! Oh my you have just dropped my jaw again!! Love it!! The cutouts the buttons..the pic..all awesome!! The butterfly and the pps are so well coordinating!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!! Thanks again for stopping by, I am so glad you are feeling better and back in the saddle....girl I know how ya feel and it takes a little time to get swinging again...I tell everyone I don't have time to be sick, lol!! For the past two weeks someone has been sick here, I have had someone home from school it seems everyday for the past two weeks.....tomorrow I hope everyone is going back. I so love your choc. lo too I stopped by and someone took me away and I don't remember if I left a comment.....old age here....I adore it!! very creative and sooo yummy!! Thanks again for everything and you really brighten my day girly....I need that link to get back to the kids blog too. Thanks, Dawn

  27. Sandy, what a beautiful LO and what a precious photo. I really love the flowers. I learn so much from you, Thanks!!

  28. OH wow Sandy.. I can not believe I missed posting a comment on this wonderful masterpiece of yours.. I'm so sorry!!!
    That photo along with the story just touched my heart so.. You all look so happy !! How wonderful of you to share this with all of us..
    You have chosen such beautiful colors and I adore those hide-away buttons, very clever as usual.. :O)
    You so rocked this sketch..

  29. This is just beautiful. I love your flowers and I especially love the way you did the buttons, I want to try that!