B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kansas Son Flowers Bloom In Heaven

HI!!! Hope you are all well! This weeks challenge at SOUS is to use buttons...so buttons I used!
For this layout I chose a picture of my dad and uncle as wee lads....1932...wow~My dad is the wee one on the right....just a boy of 2yrs. I chose the title to represent these boys as sons of my dear grandmother...of course all of them are blooming in heaven now.
I used K&Co Tim Coffey stack. The marquee is from Sentimentals and is double layered with a solid card stock. The 'button holes' were created with markers and then I added the buttons that are stitched with embroidery floss. I laced the ribbon around the buttons to 'attach' the marquee that I cut apart.

Kansas is cut from 50 States, Son Flowers is from Lyrical Letters, welded in DS. The tractor and windmill are both from Heritage.
I created the sunflowers by layering 3 of the flower cuts from Graphically speaking @ 1/2 inch increments. I used the sun cut from the same cart cut at 1 inch and 3/4 of an inch and then added buttons to the centers. I used my fingers to curl the petals a bit. The leaves are from Heritage and the wheat stalks from My World. The fence is cut from Paper Doll Dress Up.
1932 is cut from Pooh Font, I love love love the 'wood' look. In the center of these flowers I added some beads held in place with paper glaze.
Hop on over and check out the DT creations.....you will enjoy what you see!
Thanx for stopping by today!!!!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

You're Going Places Baby....what a fab award!!!

Well what can I say....except thanx Barb.....I have received so many lovely awards and must apologize to the sweet blogger buddies who have passed awards that I have not had time to share....hope I can make amends when school is out on the 21st.....yay!!!!
I swore I would not allow that to happen again so here is a wonderful award passed to me by our sweet craftygirly.....hope you will pay her a visit...she is so very talented and just the bestest bloggy bud!!!

For this award I must talk about where I see myself 10 years from now and pass along to 10 other bloggers....so here goes....a little quote I like....I know it's a bit ironic for a scrappy little me...but I love the truth of it....so while I scrap my memories I try not to get bogged down in the past and focus on the future...so this is a wonderful award....
"I know why God put our faces on the front and not the back....because he wants us to look where we are going and not focus on where we have been."....touched by an angel....
Ten years from now.....I would love to have all unresolved issues with my son's in the past....I see myself being a fantastic gramma....very possible as my oldest son is 20 and youngest 14.....spending time with all of them and building more wonderful memories.....I hope to find myself settled.... emotionally, spiritually, financially and physically. I would love to be remarried to a true soul mate looking forward to many new and fun experiences together. I love to travel and hope to be able to do even more....I am sure I will still be a scrappy little blogger binding the friendships I have now and creating new ones.....
with that said I am passing this to SOUS....I love my sistas I'm not counting them in my 10....love to make up my own rules....LOL
I am passing to some faithful followers and some new followers....I want to pass it to all of you...but the fun thing is...we are such a small blogging world....I know you will all get it in time....as far as I'm concerned...we are all going places baby~~

Friday, May 7, 2010

You make me smile!

Happy Friday!!! Yay....another Friday and another reveal for SOUS. This week we have another beautiful Liz Qualman sketch to inspire everyone, and all of us have some very fun diverse layouts to share with you.
I chose these pics of Mcauley and I...my own little Mother's Day memento....You make me smile....and he does. I changed the photos to b/w and added the blue to my denim jacket. I had this fab 29th Street Market paper that I paired with some K&Co prints from the Tim Coffey stack.
Instead of my usual cricut flourishes I decided to use some pearl sprays and accent the layout with adhesive pearls to tie it together. The alphas are from Memory Makers. I purchased an inexpensive book called "Letters To My Mother"....I tore some of the pages out to add to my layout. I've used distress ink in tea dye on all the edges.
I'm still using up that lace doily...LOL....a little trim and another flower....boy I've really gotten lots of goodies out of one doily....and more to use! I've also added some metal brads tot he flower center. The paper flowers are layers of the K&Co paper along with some solid card stock. I've cut the flowers from the snowflake/flower cut on my Home accents cart....2 ea in 2 and 2 1/2 inches. I then pulled the petals from behind each layer to the front of the patterned paper.
I've been wanting to add a banner to a layout and this worked beautifully. I used Stand and Salute to make the banner....added some lace and pearls and then cut the title font from Storybook. There is a small MS doily punch border accented with pearls along the bottom of the pic. The marqee is also from Storybook.
Hop on over to the SOUS blog to see all the other fab creations and check out the winners of the Guest Designer spots.....Thanx for stopping by today!