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Friday, April 30, 2010

Legacy of Love

Hi all!!! Better late than never applies to this post in so many ways...sorry I was behind on getting this layout ready for the SOUS reveal today...but life happens. Speaking of life happening this is a photo of my maternal great grandparents. I have so little information on them it makes me sad, but I sure love this photo!
To the best of my knowledge this my great grandparent's wedding photo. I used some editing to create the individual pics from the original portrait. I am really inspired to get started documenting my family tree....few relatives left to help put the pieces together but through ancestry.com I was able to contact a third cousin who has already offered so much help to get me started....if you're reading this Mike a big cyber hug and many thanx!!
I used my fave K&Co papers for this layout (sketch by pagemaps). I also added some sheet music, lace, pearl necklace, bling, prima and handmade flowers. The title is cut from Heritage.
My frames, birds and marquee are from Sentimentals. The other cricut cuts are the Home Decor flourish.
I had purchased some old sheet music from a flea market and ran across these pages of The Wedding of Punch and Judy.....lol....I thought some of the words from the song worked really well for the theme of this page. My roses are the Tim Holtz that everyone is making right now. I also added some of the lace flowers I've been making from an old doily.
The light frame in this photo has been accented with paper glaze to help it stand out a bit from the background paper.
Some buttons for flower centers and accents...the letters for the initials are cut from Storybook.
I added a little poem that I thought of as I made this layout...Computer generated with Isabella font.
another doily flower....
a close up of some of the sheet music, lace and pearls....
The poem reads....
A little bird once told me of your legacy of love,
how two hearts were joined, with blessings from above.
But I only know small pieces of this tale you see,
I wish that you could bend from Heaven and tell the rest to me.
I know that my great grandmother passed away when my grandmother was very very young....I wish I knew the rest of the story....maybe I'll find out!
Thanx for stopping by today...don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations for this fab sketch....come along and play with us if you have time!!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Butterfly Kisses and blog candy winners!!!!!!

Oh how exciting for me! I get to post on a Monday...what a luxury!!! Not only do I have this fun layout for my DT spot with Generations Crafting....I am also announcing the winner of my blog candy....Jill is the wonderful bloggy friend who will receive a little surprise pkg from me as soon as I get her addy...Congrats Jill!!!!!

I would like to thank all of you for making the hop such a success...we all appreciate your support so much!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! Our winner at SOUS is Emily...Congrats Emily!!!!
My double page layout features pics of my great nephew and nieces....they all spent the night a few weeks ago and I have so many fun pics to scrap. Little Madalyn Mae was just born in Feb and her 2 big sisters, Lily and Adrianna along with cousins Donny and Carsyn welcomed her to the world with lots of love!!!!!!

How fantastic are these Websters Pages from the Lullaby Lane collection???? The are so soft and sweet...Just love them!

I fussy cut the image at the bottom right corners to tuck my pics into. I added lots of Prima flowers mixed with some silks and the lace is from a doily I picked up at a flea market...I cut it apart and made the strips and also made some flowers with some of the pieces. My flowers are accented with buttons, bling, pearls and stickles. I used my cricut to cut the flourish from Home Decor and the leaves from A Child's Year. My butterflies are from Setimentals. The image among my flower is from the paper collection. The scallop circle was cut from Stamping and I used the center cut feature to get my image in the middle of the circle. I've also added layers of book pages and doilies behind my photos.

The paper doilies are inexpensive white ones that I've sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in pink bubblegum. The are so pretty, wish you could see the glimmer on them. I also took apart a 1 tree candle holder to create my metal photo corners. The font stickers are from Basic Grey Nook and Pantry collection.
Visit Floren @ Generations Crafting for so many wonderful scrappy goodies....you can find these Websters Pages, Prima, Tattered Angels, Basic Grey and so many other wonderful products at her store. Don't forget to mention my blog for a free Prima bling this month with your order!!!
Thanx for stopping by...I so appreciate all of you!!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fairy Sweet.....Reflections....Blog Hop...Glitz Challenge!!!!!

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great Friday! Thanx so much for stopping by today....We have a fun blog hop going on for SOUS.....you will have so much fun visiting all the fun blogs and seeing all the creative stuff our DT has in store for you....and a bit of candy as well!
For this weeks challenge we had a sketch by Beggahuna and some fantastic Glitz papers to create with~ We all used the same sketch and the Maya collection for our layouts this week...I love to see what different ideas each of us have when using the same products...so much fun. My submission is a double layout of my grand niece and nephew.....Fairy Sweet Reflections of my little sweeties, Donny and Carsyn.
For Carsyn's page I used the hot pink as my accent color choosing to use the dark blue for the background on both pages. The fun green paper was a perfect complement to the pinks and blues~ I used my photo impact to make the pics b/w and add the pink to make her little tutu and flower pop.
The large circle is from Lyrical letters, the photo mats from A Child's Year and accented with pearl paint.
I fussy cut the flowers from one of the patterned papers from the collection, spritzed with glimmer mist and then added some silks in the soft green and hot pink. I used 2 MS punches for the centers and the leaves. The font is from Lyrical Letters.
The wings and butterflies are from Sentimentals and are accented with adhesive pearls as are my flower centers.
For Donny's layout I used some of the bold green and striped papers along with the patterned green and blue paper. My train, tracks, tree and fence are all from My Community.
My sun is from Graphically Speaking the clouds from Zoobaloo. The dragon is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up and and it's wings from Indie Art. The train and dragon represent the toys Donny is playing with in the sweet photos.
I chalked the fence with lots of yellow to fade the pink to more of an orange....matches his shirt so well!
Once again my circle and font from Lyrical Letters.
Hope you enjoyed what I've created this week. I will have a bit of surprise candy available to a random winner so please leave a comment to be eligible for that!!!
Now hop on over to Nanne's Blog....I know you will love what you will see there!!!!
If you have not been there yet don't forget to stop off @ SOUS for your chance to win these wonderful papers!!!!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Warning.....When I am an old woman I shall wear purple!

Happy Happy Happy Friday.....only 5 more Monday's left before Summer vacay....yay!!!! This weeks SOUS sketch is by our beloved Aymee Gandy....what a fun time I had with this one!!!! I used DCWV Le Creme stack and some fun findings I picked up at a flea market! I also featured a fave poem by Jenny Joseph....Warning....When I am an old woman I shall wear purple! Purple being one of my fave colors and the theme of the poem dear to my heart!!! With my 49th bday just a few weeks away I figure I should get in as much practice as possible!!! HEEHEEHEE!!! The pic is of silly little me.....a little photo shoot by my dear son Mcauley! He took the photos and chose the one for the layout.
The lace, flowers and butterfly are all from the flea market finds....the leaves are from heritage...can't really tell in the photo but I added some chalking to give some depth to the leaves.
How fun are these boots from Heritage and this wonderful dress form from Forever Young....how ironic is that....LOL.....once again the red lace and rosettes from my find....
The silhouette is from heritage the lace pieces and jewel flea market goodies....I added some ribbon and fiber to the brooch clasp to cover it and love the look of it!
The glove is from Sentimentals with fiber and a pearl accent....The date is MS alphas...the hat from Forever Young, photo corner Heritage and photo mat A Child's Year....
My title font is Blackletter and the poem is downloaded from the net.....Hope you all enjoyed my fun little layout....stop by and see my sisters @ SOUS....and join in on the fun if you have time.....don't forget to check out my side bar for a link to Generations Crafting....you can get a free Bling with a purchase....what fun.....just mention my blog or SOUS!!!! Thanx so much for stopping by today....hope you are all well and happy!!!!!
Here is the poem for those of you not familiar....
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me,
and I shall spend my pension
on brandy and summer gloves,
and say we've no money for butter.
I shall set down on the pavement when I am tired,
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells,
and run my stick along the public railing,
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other peoples gardens,
and learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat,
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go,
or only bread and pickles for a week,
and hoard pens and pencils and beer mats,
and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry,
and pay our rent and not swear in the street,
and set a good example for the children.
We will have friends to dinner and read the paper.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me
are not too shocked and surprised,
when suddenly I am old
and start to wear purple.
Jenny Joseph

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bloomin Love

Hi everybody! It may very well be that all I get to do is post for SOUS on Friday's until the end of the school year. The days just seem to be whipping by. I have not forgotten the wonderful bloggy buddies who have passed the awards to me, I hope to have time to add those this weekend. Thanx so much for your patience with me. Only a few more weeks of this and then I promise to be a better blogger, I miss all of you so much!!
Now, onto the challenge for this weeks SOUS layout. We do not have a sketch but our challenge this week is to add the most unusual thing to your layout. I add lots of stuff to mine on a regular basis so this really was a challenge for me! I was setting at my crafting table and saw this roll of drywall tape and thought.....hmmmmm what can I do with that!
The papers for this layout are a from The Paper Studio. My photo is of sweet Carsyn...she is so photogenic and always so willing to be in the lime light....I can't help but scrap her! This is one of the pics I snapped last weekend....I hope to scrap more of the weekend as I had five babes altogether!
I used a strip of the dry wall tape and added some ribbon and some embroidery floss to give it some artistic flair....it really is easy and fun to work with! I also cut strips for L,V and E. I added embroidery floss and buttons to the letters and a rose for the O. I curled back a corner of my paper and added some lace ribbon peeking out....I used a scrap of the ribbon at the folded corner.
My butterflies and marquee cuts are from Sentimentals accented both with a few adhesive pearls and some yellow stickles on the butterfly wings. Most of my flowers are silk but I threw in a few left from my tute last week. I also tore three places in the top of the layout, added some more of the lace ribbon and a little satin rose at the bottom.
I've also added some little dragonfly buttons and a little strip of a MS doily punched piece of card stock.
My leaves are all from A Child's Year. I hope you enjoyed my little bloomin beauty (i just think she is so stinkin cute!) and you are all having a fantastic day. Thanx so much for stoppin by to see me....I can't wait to catch up with all of you....If you are looking for a fun challenge lets see what unusual things you can come up with to scrap with....don't forget to go check out the girls and see what they have all done as well!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Just a quick note to say happy Easter and also a thank you to all of you for all of your support and encouragement. I have several sweet friends who have passed awards to me....Thank you so much. I will get them posted and passed as soon as possible!!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Home....a house where love lives

Happy Friday!!!! Hi all....I've been very challenged this week as my computer has been in the hands of the Geek Squad @ Best Buy.....it is running much better but I have been limited in access and time as I have been trying to work with the store to get everything up and running. So not only did I not have access to my photos, DS and computer....I have spent several evenings dealing with the problem.....Yay! I have my computer back and it seems to be running much faster....how much I depend on this thing!!!!!
So this layout was put together very quickly...just a couple of hours....so I feel like it's not quite done...but considering everything I am happy with it! I used Deja Views Home Collection stack...the papers are so pretty.
I titled this "Home....a house were love lives" because I went from being a SAHM living a very comfortable upper middle class lifestyle to a single working mom struggling to get by. This meant that Mcauley and I would have to move into a very modest rental property....We have been in this house for 3 years now. I am prayerful that I will be able to someday own my own home again....but I must say our home is so full of love....and that is so much more important than anything else!

My houses are from Zoobaloo...the 'smoke' is a flourish from Home Decor. The butterflies are stickers. The chipboard 'a' is from Heidi Grace.
Home is also cut from Home Decor as well as the larger flourish....the scallop mats are from A Child's Year....I have used both blue and white pearl paint to add some details.
The leaves are from Stamping and luckily I had some flowers left from the tute I made....the scallop border is from Home Accents.
My house is decorated for Halloween in this photo...the photo of the house and the pic of Mcauley and I were taken about the same time....that is why I chose these two photos.
I really love the sketch this week....and the other girls have come up with some gorgeous layouts...hop on over and check em' out....join in if you have the time...we'd love to see what you come up with.
Thanx so much for taking the time to stop by....I so appreciate all of you....your comments make my day!!!