Saturday, January 30, 2010


I was sitting in a meeting the other day... having a super hard time focusing on the topic on hand... and I started doodling! Before I knew it, I had sketched out my next scrapbook LO! Who knew I could sketch?! Heehee!! Anyway... once I had this in my head, I could not wait to actually make the LO! My busy life was not cooperating with me this week so I finally had a chance last night to work on it. I think I finished somewhere around 2 this morning!! Good thing it is Saturday!

This picture is one of the few I have of my parents when they were dating and I absolutely love it! Aren't they cute?! :) I titled it Beginnings because it was the beginning of their new love/life together! They have been married 48 years! WOW! I guess I better start planning that 50th party soon!!

Supplies used:
Paper: K & Company (Marcella) and DCWV (Neutral Stack)
Cricut: Ashlyn's Alphabet for the flourishes
Jasmine for the title (I cut the title 4 times on cardstock and glued together and then cut it out with a patterned piece to glue on top of that! It kind of gave it the 3-D look of cardstock and I liked the way it made it pop from the page.
Flowers: Prima from several packs... all mixed together!
Martha Stewart punches (2 different kinds)
Misc.: Brads, fiber, and pearls
Tattered Angels glitter mist: Coffee shop on the flowers
Color Box Chalks in various colors of brown
Cuttlebug: photo mat
Lots of pop dots under the flowers and flourshes to give it some dimension!
And I even managed to still use stickles on just a few of the flowers!

After I finished I realized this would be perfect for the Practical Scrappers challenge this week which is patterned paper... I used 7 patterns!!

Thanks for taking the time to look at my LO... I would love to hear your comments!


Unknown said...

This is just stunning! I so adore all the papers you layered up on this one! I love the corner flourish, the flowers, the pearls, and all the details! Just gorgeous!
Kim xXx

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

okay...lets try this again...I so love all the inspiration you are giving me here...this layout is GORGEOUS! I adore the picture of your parents...just precious and priceless...I love love love k& am sold on the papers, patterns and know I am going to have to buy that border punch now....stop that! Isn't it funny how we tell the students not to daydream in class and we are just as bad...LOL...somedays I can't wait to get home to create what is going on in my mind....I think it is because we work in such inpirational environmnets! big hugz and happy day!

Nanne said...

that is such a fab layout.. I love the colors and prints.. I doodle at work too sometimes when I'm bored and can't wait to come home and start working on a layout...LOL You have so inspired me with this layout of yours.. :O) keep up the great work..

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout Barb. Gee, when I get bored in a meeting (almost everyday) I doodle, but only doodle. Will have to remember to think "sketch", not doodle. Anyways I love the color pallete. Love the old photo. The flourish and flowers are so pretty and love the little pearls. I have a ton of them. Everytime I go by Michaels I check out the pearls!

Sherri said...

Wow....that's a beautiful layout and a wonderful photo to scrap! You did an amazing job

Erin Morehouse said...

so much work in this! What a beautiful way to showcase that photo!
Practical Scrappers Dt

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb this is beautiful!!! I have got to pick up a pen when my mind goes there if this is what comes of it. I usually wait till I get home and then can't remember the details. This layout is wonderful, from a loving photo, perfect colors, textues and the detail that you put is this makes it complete. Thanks for inspiring me today.

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow I am picking my jaw off the floor this is so lovely and the content is so sweet! Your right it's time to think about their 50th because it will be here before you know it! Thanks for stopping by my blog with your kind words, have a great week! Beth

Unknown said...

lovely..loving all the details

scrappingnana said...

Gorgeous layout. Love that picture. All the embellishments are great. My husand and I will be married 47 years in July.

Anonymous said...

aww this is wonderful...someday (and I mean someday because my Mom is weird and stingy about photos) I will get some old photos to scrap, there should be a lot of them.
anyways, were you really up that late? wow! I mean I am up to but I am feeding somebody! LOL!
this is a gorgeous LO and I just adore it!

Brenda said...

OMGOSH!!!! This is sooooo amazing!!! You did a beautiful job on this!!

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