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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!!!

26 comments:

  1. Computers can be a pain in the butt...glad you got yours back, we sure did miss you!Sandy, this is such a beauliful layout. It gives new meaning to a house is a home where love lives! I can't believe how much you and your son look alike, I guess I never noticed it as much as I do in this picture! You put so much love into all of your work. I love visiting your blog. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter!

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  2. Wow Sandy for not being done....this is awesome!
    I love the colors and that house with the edging just beautiful!
    I wish you and your family a very Blessed Easter
    Big Hugs Wanda:-D

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  3. Oh I have been having computer probs too--- this is another stunning lo, I love the color, your flowers and those pretty butterflies. Beautiful!
    Staci

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  4. Sandy, this is absolutely gorgeous!! The blue and brown colors are beautiful together, and as always your embellies are stunning!! Everything goes so well together, I wouldn't add a thing to it ~ it's perfect just the way it is!!! Have a wonderful weekend gf!!! XXXX

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  5. Oh I know what you mean, I am completely lost without my computer. EVERYTHING is on it (which is quite foolish on my part)
    Your layout is beautiful. I know that is simple compared to your usual elaborate designs but it really works for this page.
    Hugs,
    Kristina

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  6. Sandy this is beautiful and the title is perfect! It's obvious there's a whole lotta love going on. xxD

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  7. What a lovely house filled with love, Sandy. Both photos warm the heart. I love your scrap pages for the beauty each one holds within itself, detailing your lovely talent for creativity and your loving heart. Each one is very special and you always lay it out to tell a wonderful and endearing story. I totally understand about the dependency on our electronic devices - wow, how we ever lived without them. I will have to give the Geek Squad a thumbs up now. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, girlfriend.

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  8. very nice..love the houses and florishes...beautifull..
    left you an award on my blog

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  9. Oh Sandy, This is so beautiful.. I'm so glad you found the time to get this finished..
    That photo of the two of you is just priceless and I love the swirls and the little houses ..
    Great way to add a title as well..see, I can go on and on...LOL :O)
    hugs
    Nanné

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  10. Wow Sandy this is fabulous!!! love everything about this amazing lo!! every detail is just perfect!! love those butterflies!!! great desing, Beautiful page !!!
    Happy Easter!!!!
    Lidia

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  11. Wow, Sandy, I actually think this is one of my all time faves! I love the blues and browns and that happy, happy photo of you and Mcauley! Love that HA scallop border .. I have never cut it or seen it but it's gorgeous and I'm putting it on my list for SOON! Hope you don't change a thing .. I adore it!

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  12. What a beautiful Layout, Sandi. Don't change anything!
    I know it is better to live in a small house filled with lots of love and peace than otherwise. I love the looks of your house, it's adorable.

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  13. Gorgeous page Sandy and the detail is amazing. Love the scallop border and the butterflies!!! You make the most amazing pages. I am in awe!

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    Queen SassyLady
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  14. Sandy - Amazing layout. If this was done quickly, I can't imagine what you would have done with it if you worked on it longer. I think you should leave it as is. Who would have known that Zoobaloo had houses? Not me! Thanks, now I know. Love the scallop border at the bottom, and the paper choices are beautiful!!

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  15. Wow Sandy, what a beautiful photo of you and Mcauley. I love the colours and all the swirls, stunning layout, I love everything about it, the flowers, the butterflies. Your rock!

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  16. Another beauty Sandy. Your home is adorable!

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  17. I have already left you a comment, but just wanted to let you know I have a little something for you on my blog..
    hugs
    Nanné

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  18. Uh, where have I been? Ok gee, sorry it took so long to get over here!

    I love this sooo much Sandy! The page is amazing and I have got to tell you that I always enjoy how you do your titles! (titles as I always say are pretty hard for me!)

    what I love...the houses, butterflies, flowers, leaves...its all so great!

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  19. fabulous layout! i totally heart the blues and browns you used and the photos are just great too! love all the flourishes! hugs!

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  20. Sandy! I love all your LO and this is so beautiful! You are the Queen Of gorgeous LO. Sorry for not leaving any comments, but I've been very busy.

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  21. OH HOW PRETTY! Gorgeous design and beautiful papers and one TERRIFIC layout, Sandy! You always have such intriguing details... love your work!

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  22. This layout is absolutely STUNNING!!! I love all the elements you included making it have such a great texture and dimension :)

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  23. ohhh Sandy I know where you are coming from when Shane & I packed up and moved back to Ohio....we started over and I had to work 2 & 3 jobs to support us.
    This layout is sooo beautiful and made with sooo much love!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  24. Beautiful layout. I am going to scraplift that title!

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