Monday, March 8, 2010


The wonderful ladies over at Stuck On U Sketches have another amazing sketch this week by Becky Fleck from Page Maps. I used a picture from my grandmothers 93 birthday party! It was a surprise party and believe it or not, it is the ONLY birthday party my grandmother has ever had!!! A side story for you... my mother took my grandma for her very first facial that same week!! Can you believe it?! 93 and so much she still has not done!!

So, in this picture, are both of my sister with my mom and grandma... I know, you may have to look closely, my baby sister looks a LOT like me!! She's a little taller, but people mix us up all the time!! And all of our relatives that I had not seen for years, kept reminding me how much I look like my mother... what do you think?! A little family resemblence?!! heehee!! You will probably be seeing some more LOs in the future from grandma's party because there are a lot more pictures I want to scrap.... I might just have to make a mini album!!

I also tried something new on this LO.... after checking out the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, I decided to play along there too. The challenge was to make "crackled glass" using heat embossing. I tried this technique on the tag with our names on it and love the way it turned out! It is always fun to try something new!

Supplies used on this LO:
Cricut - Home accents, Stone Script
Embellishements - Prima Flowers, metal accents from Making Memories, Clock from Heidi Swapp
Papers - DCWV Neutral Stack, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus
Various inks and glimmer mist
Clear  and Gold Embossing powders

Thank you to all of you who take the time to comment... I really enjoy your feedback!


Crystal said...

I love it! Amazing!I always WANT to do shabby chic but cant do it! LOL! Great job!

Sandy said...

Barb this layout is both breathtaking and a treasure. What a lovely generations picture with all the hotties in your family....and yes, you ladies do look alike. I adore the color and those papers are fab fab fab....the cut for the top layer is fantastic...I love the crackle tag, the flowers, the little clock tucked behind...well I guess you can tell I just love all of it! Well Done!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Barb, this is sooo precious! what a beautiful photograph of your loved ones and yes, you all look alike. I love that technique, it turned out very pretty. Yes, you need to make an album!!!!!! wow.... 93 years old, how precious is that.

Fern said...

What a beautiful layout, Barb!! And such a wonderful milestone to scrap, 93, wow!!! I think a mini album is a fantastic idea.
It sounds like your grandmother had a wonderful girls day out with you mom!! BTW I do see a little family resemblance going on here!! XXX

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb this is a beautiful LO, loved that tag and the flowers are beautiful. The embellies are perfect and what a wonderful momento of the ladies in the family! Thanks for sharing your talent.

~JulieH~ said...

Such a beautiful LO, ans a lovely photograph of the ladies in your family. Love the crackled glass you've captured a wonderul vintage feel. Thanks so much for joining us at the Cuttlebugspot

Nanne said...

"Wow!" was the first thing that popped into my mind when I opened up your blog post.. this is so amazing and I love the technique you used on the tag.. Looks fab and yes, you look exactly like your sister and both of you look like your mom.. How sweet is that?.. :O)

Shantaie said...

gorgeous!!!! {love your blog!!}

Thanks for taking the cracked glass challenge with us at, cuttlebug challenge blog~ Shantaie

Unknown said...

Wow this is sooo just pops off the page and grabs your attention in all the right it..

RobinJ said...

This is so gorgeous! I love all of the flowers and metal accents. And Grandma is just beautiful!

Unknown said...

this is really something! don't you just love that cracked glass look (or use Crackle Accents by Ranger) much easier!
I love your embellishing and the family photo is what I like the is fun to see this because you mean so much to me thats it fun to see your family (plus I totally get the sister thing!) Your family are such cuties!
Another great LO by my blog sister! LOL! (thats now what I have decided you are to me!)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, I just adore this layout. Family is so precious to me! My MIL lived to be 100 and she too didn't have that many cakes or parties. Yep, you and you sis look so much alike .. pretty cool I think Love what you did with your page! Your design at the top is really cool! Thanks for being part of the SOUS family!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

What a wonderful layout! I love all your embellishments.

Unknown said...

Girlie, you are on a roll with these fab pages! Love all the flowers, pearls, and this photo is great! Your style is so wonderful and you always inspire!
Kim xXx

Maria Matter said...

Hi Barb, this is a gorgeous LO hun! I love the bunch of flowers you used!!!
Blessings, Maria

Pat said...

Barb this is gorgeous!! Love how you framed that beautiful photo.

Margaret said...

Fabulous LO and a happy memory for days to come!

Anonymous said...

Great layout! Love all the texture. Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Jean said...

Your Grandma and your Mom must have been delighted. It is a beautiful and thoughtful layout. Love how you've arranged the flowers and such about the photo. Have a lovely day!

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