B 4 blessings.....my 4 boyssss

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!

25 comments:

  1. What a fabulous layout Sandy...You make us smile with all of your talent! Gorgeous paper with just the right embellishments that go together so well! Everytime I see a picture of you and your son, I am amazed how much you two look alike! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Lovely layout...love all the shades of soft blue.

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  3. Very cool how you added the blue to your jacket! The entire layout has a wonderful feel. LOVe the banner! xxD

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  4. Wow!!! This is really beautiful! love the blues w/ the black & white photos. Another great job Sandy

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  5. Well I am smiling at the wonderfull job you did on this...love the lace,colors,title..well everything lol....you have mad skill girl....

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  6. Sandy, this is another beautiful page filled with details and wonderful embellishments. Happy friday to you too!

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  7. Sandy, stunning layout, love the colors and detail. Sandi

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  8. Hiya!
    I love this LO...really really enjoy this one!
    And I love the mileage out of a doily, who knew! LOL! But I know I've done the same thing w/ stuff...get lots of use!
    Love the photos are you know, the papers, colors...all works so well together!!!

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  9. Another masterpiece, Sandy! What a great title and your colors are to die for. Hug that boy this weekend!!

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  10. Wowzers girly!! This LO is gorgeous!! No really... I mean it.. gorgeous!! I LOVE the banner across the bottom... the lace and pearls you added look so fabulous!!! I really like the cute little letter peeking out from the top of the pictures!! Everything about it is just perfect!!
    And thanks for picking me to be a guest designer!! I am so excited!
    Barb :)

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  11. Wow Sandy, you did an awesome job. I love this one alot one of my favs. I love the embellies you used and the pearl spray. I also love how you added the parts of the book to this for texture and look. TFS

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  12. What an amazing layout. You do such awesome work.

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  13. Sandy this is amazing! From the photo to the banner and all the little embellies this is amazing! So soft and oh all those pearls in just the right places. This is wonderful.

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  14. Beautiful, Sandy! Love the altered photo and great layout of the title! Hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day!

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  15. Awesome job on this one Miss Sandy! Love the Tim Coffey paper .. I have it but not used too much of it yet. Glad to see how you used the b/g piece. The photos are just wonderful .. can't get over how cute the 2 of you are together! And this has got to be the BEST banner I've ever seen bar none!Of course, I adore the pearls and doily pieces! So much talent in one little girl!

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  16. Oh how beautiful is that blue, Sandy. I do so love this LO - the flowers and doily are so cute! I'm just loving that banner - it is really outstanding on the LO - perfect addition as are the pearls - really nice! I hope you've been doing well - getting ready for the weekend and I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, girlfriend! :-)

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  17. Sandy,
    First, Happy Mother's Day one of the BEST MOMS I know!!!!! You have no idea just how I admire you! Big hugs and smiles to you today and always!
    This is in your true stunning fashion. I am so loving the blues and creams, love how you did the jacket blue, and the dainty flowers are perfect. The banner is a great addition.
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  18. Love this layout! The banner is so gorgeous with the lace and pearls. Beautiful doily and pearl sprays also. Have a great Mother's Day!

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  19. Saw your LO on the Cricut MB and had to come check out the details. This is very beautiful, and that lace is so gorgeous, and love the flowers and pearls.

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  20. Beautiful layout, love the lace in the mix, just perfect!

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  21. Sandy, this is gorgeous!!! I love the pearls, the lace, the distressed pages under the photos and the banner!!! Everything works so well with these beautiful photos of you and Mcauley!! I just love how you added that little bit of blue to the photos!! It's just gorgeous!!!
    Also want to thank you for letting me be on this fabulous team as a GD... You girls do beautiful work, and I'm so honored!!!! Hugs!!!

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  22. Beautiful Sandy and what lovely photos of you and your son. Love how you tinted your jacket to blend in with your colors! You details are amazing as always and I love the colors you chose. Hope you had a great Mothers Day!

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  23. GORGEOUS! so beautiful and the pic is perfect! love the blue you added to the black and white image! perfect touch! and the doily accent is so pretty! just makes it all come together! love it! hugs!

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  24. OMG Sandy I am always so behind with my visit to your blog!
    This lo is so pretty my friend!! love the design!! great layering!! beautiful photos!! love the color combo!! great page!!
    Hugs
    Lidia

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