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Friday, June 11, 2010

Momma's Boy

It's Friday again...wooowhooo! I must start this post with yet another apology. I was so excited last week to start visiting all my bloggy buds and had a great start...then I started feeling ill and ended up in bed with what I thought was a stomach bug....but after several days of getting worse I finally went to the ER to learn that I had appendicitis....so I am now recovering and still lagging behind with all the fun in blog land.....I must ask again for forgiveness and send out huge hugs to all of you who have been such great sources of encouragement. I really do like my life to be ho-hum....and hope to get back to that soon. It just seems to have been one thing after another lately. So as I recover I promise to get out there and pay you some much overdue visits!!

This week I am combining the SOUS challenge with a DT submission for Generations Crafting. We had no sketch this week @ SOUS....but a fun embossing challenge. These wonderful Lullaby LaneWebsters Pages just require so little work...they are so beautiful all alone, so there really isn't a whole lot to this page.
The photo is of my precious son with the lovely bouquet of roses he gave me for Mother's Day this year. The title font is from Lyrical Letters. One of the embossed embellishments on my layout is this hinge I made in DS with the hinge from Storybook with the Fleur De Lis from Home Decor. I embossed with my cuttlebug and then added some Perfect Pearls by Ranger to enhance. I also used my crop a dile to add the grommets.

I've added 3 of the way fun to make Tim Holtz roses that are so ever popular right now. I love to add some xtra petals and have a tutorial coming up showing this technique. I have added a couple of Say It With Crystals Prima Bling to each side of my flowers.

I've used my A Child's Year cart to make the leaves to accent my roses. The buckle was a mark down find @ M's in the sewing section. I have cut 1/2 inch strips of card stock to resemble a belt and embossed with a border folder from cuttlebug. I used my black pen to add some 'stitching' and once again some of the perfect pearls in silver. Behind the photo I've also added two distressed pieces of card stock embossed with the handwriting folder and then accented with the green patina for Perfect Pearls.

Hope you enjoyed my take on the embossing challenge.....Please check out the other projects from the DT @ SOUS.

Please remember to check out Generations Crafting for all of your scrappy needs....you will find these wonderful Websters Pages and the beautiful Prima Bling along with so many other products available at wonderfully competitive prices!

Thanx for stopping by today!

20 comments:

  1. OMG hope you are OK!!! Make sure you rest well and get better real soon!! will be thinking of you. With all this and you still manage to create a fab layout, this is beautiful. That is one gorgeous son you have there buying you beautiful flowers like that. Love all the embossing and perfect pearls, so much detail. Gorgeous!!!

    Take care of yourself

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  2. Hello girlfriend - so glad to have you back! So sorry that you had appendicitis - yuck but happy you are back on the mend! :) I love this layout as I do love all of your work. It is really incredible how you can make paper look so much like a work of art with all the things you do; stitching, embossing (that belt buckle is awesome), etc. I love your flowers, of course! Your son is so handsome and how sweet to give you those BEAUTIFUL roses - a wonderful son! I especially love the Fleur De Lis that you made into hinges - really cool! Happy Friday Girlfriend! :-)

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  3. Sandy, this layout is gorgeous! I love all of the detail you put into it. The embossing is great and adds such a nice texture. Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Wow, what a time for this to happen with the end of the school year upon us!! (Not that there is a good time, but I know your job) I'll be praying for you to have a speedy recovery!

    This page is awesome. I am the new owner of a cuttlebug so as usual, you are my inspiration and this page is definitely inspiration!!

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  5. OMG Sandy, That's no way to spend the first week of "freedom"! I hope you are doing OK. Awesome layout...I love those flowers and how you've added extra petals. The picture of your son is priceless...either he's really growing or the previous pictures you've used are of him much younger, in any event, he is turning into a very handsome young man.

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  6. Wow lovely..great job on the roses..the leaves make them pop more ..good touch...great pic as well..very cute....

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  7. wow.... gorgeous page! Love your embossing and all your embellishments are great. You sure inspire me!!!!! Happy Friday!

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  8. Sandy, gf, this is such a gorgeous page. I love the LL collection, so that was the first thing I noticed, then that great pic of Mcauley .. and then that belt which I thought was store-bought .. what a novel idea! ... and those hinges are to die for, the roses beautiful and can't forget the BLING! Glad you were able to get this one done .. sure don't know how you did it! Rest, rest, rest! Talk soon!

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  9. Sandy... so sorry to hear about all the bad things!! Take care of yourself!!
    I am so loving this LO!! Your metal embellies are too cool (I am working with a few of these right now for my LO next week... but you will just have to wait a few more days before I send it your way!!) I love the way you combined them with the embossing... it give the page such a fabulous look!! And I really need to learn how to do those flowers... they are so pretty!!
    Barb :)

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  10. Oh how scary.. you had better take care of yourself. This is the most AMAZING layout, absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait for you to show us how to make those beautiful roses... WOW you are just amazing. Make sure you don't over do things, REST. Sending you big hugs

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  11. Oh Sandy,
    I do hope you are recovering and feeling so much better! Prayers for you, my sweet friend.
    This layout is gorgeous! I love the photo you used on here, all the detail are just so vintage. I can't wait to see your tutorial on these roses. I can't wait to learn how to make them....
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  12. Hope you're feeling better!! Your LO is gorgeous!! Love it!! Love the strap that goes down the page and your hinges. Get better soon.

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  13. Sandy, I am so glad that you were diagnosed and are finally getting better. You amaze me with your layouts! This is amazing with all the wonderful embellishments that you have surrounded this handsome young man with. I just love the hinges and the strap that make this page more masculine, even with the roses!!! I am trying soooo hard to keep up with you ladies but never seem to manage to.... I just posted last weeks challeng and here you are with another! Wish mine looked as nice as this!

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  14. I'm so glad you are feeling good enough to create with us.. Missed seeing your lovely layouts..
    I'm so new at embossing that I love what you have created with this layout..such an inspiration to me Sandy and You are a true gift to all of us scrappers.. :D
    hugs
    Nanné

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  15. OMG Sandy! I am so sorry to hear that! I thought you were in vacations!! Hope you get better soon1
    Well my friend maybe an appendicitis is a good resource of inspiration for you!! lol this lo is Fabulous!!! Wow these roses and the belt are my favorites embellies on this page!!! you have done a wonderful job!!!
    Take care Sandy!!
    Love
    Lidia

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  16. Sandy this is such a beautiful page, and love the hinge and the flowers and especially how you made that belt look so real with the embossing and by adding that buckle. Cant wait to see the tutorial on the roses. Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  17. Sandy- Sorry to hear about your appendicitis, but am glad to hear that it was diagnosed and that you are on the mend. Have missed seeing your beautiful work. This one is no exception! So beautiful. Love the roses and how they mimic the ones in the picture and I love how you embossed the belt. You are just too clever!

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  18. Sandy, stunning layout, oh so sad you have been under the weather, but glad to hear you are rallying back. Hugs

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