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Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Best Is Yet Unwritten

Good Saturday everyone, I hope this finds you and yours well and happy! Today I'm posting a scrappy page of me....I do not consider myself very photogenic and seldom have photos of myself that I like...along with that I am soon to turn fifty in May....I actually like this photo and when I thought about the transition from my forties to fifties I thought this is how I would like to remember being 49. I also think that we can spend a lot of time stuck in our past and lose sight of the future....So, this layout is inspired by the song "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield...I tweaked the words a bit from 'the rest is still unwritten' to 'the best is yet unwritten'. I believe that regardless of the ups and downs of life...while we may not be able to control our destiny...we can certainly influence it....we are each born many man, yet die but one. So it is time for me to live my story...What a wonderful time to be me, I am grateful for everyone in my life and the lessons and experiences they have helped me gain...without each of them I would not be me...I am grateful to God for guiding me...he never said it would be easy...he simply promised to be there!
I have once again used K&Co papers, lots of distressing, inking and layering. I have used several new techniques on this layout...hope to remember to give credit where due....and made some fun flowers as well.
So have you seen the wonderful Prima Romani Rose collection? They are the inspiration for my large fabric flower. I had to give it a go on my own and I have to say it was quite easy to make and I am very happy with the outcome. The butterfly is from M's recollection series...as are the tiny rosebuds. Gate is cut from Ornamental Iron and I've added a faux metal technique that I found on youtube, click here to see that video by Scrappinings. Mine turned out a bit different that hers but I love them and will do it again! I just love youtube vids for inspiration and Scrappingings has lots of fun tuts!! The alpha stickers are from Destinations, found them on clearance @ Big Lots.
The paper flowers are all from Mothers Day Bouquet. I have added puff paint to the larger ones, and stickles to the others. I have added stamen to two of the designs. The title font is the diamond cut from Jasmine. The photo corners and the branches are from Straight From the Nest. I have computer generated...Everyone has a story...how mine ends is up to me! I used glossy accents to adhere them to Tim Holtz fragments and then backed them with a frame cut from Heritage.
The is made from the letters that were left from the diamond cut part of the title. These flower centers are made with adhesive pearls and then I covered them in glossy accents.
My feather is from Sentimentals. I cut the peacock feather and then the plume pen @ 2 1/2 inches and then added the pen tip to the peacock feather.
Well, I hope you like it! I really enjoyed making it.
Thanx for stopping by and have a great day!!!!


  1. Sandy, you are a beautiful person, both inside and out!! And I so agree with you about our distination ~ a lot of us have had things in our past that have hurt us, but then, it has actually made us a stronger and better person because if it.. Your layout is absolutely stunning and I LOVE the title!! The layers upon layers are amazing and your flowers are beautiful!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!

  2. First of, I want to say.WOW!!!! you look GREAT!!
    Your LO is fantastic!! I love the flowers, I really need this cart! Love the gate, it looks super cool!! I also could spend hours on YouTube. lol I love the softness of the colors, It makes me feel the peace you have found. (I hope) What you said is something everyone should listen too. There will always be a fork in the road, and it will always be our choice which path to follow. Sometimes we choose the wrong one, but finding our way back only makes us stronger. I wish you peace and happiness!!

  3. Lovely page, my friend but not as lovely as you! But ... as for the layout, love your details, flowers and gate. And geez, I just bought puffy paint last weekend and tried it on a sample flower. Looks great, so I'm anxious to try that on a layout. Here's looking at you kid!

  4. Sandy, this Lo is absolutely amazing.I am 2 weeks from my 50th birthday and lately, found myself scrapping photo's of me from this year..Yup...I do want to remember 49 as an awesome year, and headed towards a different decade knowing that I have everything I want in my life right now. You are so right that The Best is yet Unwritten. So glad you are comfortable in your own skin. It is a wonderful feeling isn't it!! This LO has been such an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing!!!
    Big Hugs,
    Lisa xoxoxo

  5. Great Layout! I wish I would of thought to do that. Thanks for sharing all your details!
    Hugz, Z

  6. Beautiful layout Sandy! Love every detail as always and glad to see you scrapping again!

  7. sooo beautiful Sandy!!! Sorry I been MIA ...life happens as you well know....I will get your award posted this week...thank you sooo much for thinking of me...having a rough time with my eyes...joy!
    Love love love all the details you added to your beautiful layout!

  8. Wow, your layout is just beautiful, so much to look at, I love all the detail.

    Tracey xo

  9. Oh Sandy I LOVE all your techniques of layering! I would LOVE to learn how you do your layering and evolve your layout as you work! Simply magnificent! And I think you are very photogenic! I am now a follower! I wanna learn how to do this!