Friday, May 7, 2010

Spring Break

Before I get to my post today... wanted to share some good news.... My Once Upon A Time layout was picked as one of the winning layouts over at The Pink Elephant!!!! Yeah!!! Another award!! I love winning awards!! Thanks ladies for picking mine!!

AND..... So super excited to share that .... I was picked to join the Stuck On You Sketches Guest Design Team!!!! Can you believe it?!!! So.... soon you will be able to check out some of my work over there!! If you haven't visited the SOUS ladies, you need to!! They have a new sketch challenge that is up today and some wonderful examples of their take on the sketch!! Go check it out!!

Now... on to the real reason for this post...It's Friday again and that means a new challenge is posted over at Frosted Designs!! This week your challenge is to sand something. You can sand the paper, letters, even the photo if you choose!! (Which I did!!) Now come on and join the fun... this challenge is so easy because we all do it!!! :) So... grab that sand paper and get to it!! Then link up your project at Frosted Designs so that we can all see the amazing talent you have!! While you are there, check out what the rest of the design team created!! You won't be disappointed!

So.... I am still scrapping those cruise pictures... and have many more to go!! (When you only put one picture on a page it really takes a while!!) LOL!! This LO is going to be the one that goes in the front of the cruise album...with a teenage son who was more worried about his social life than family time, we did not get many pictures of all four of us together. But I do really like this one!!

What do you think of my flowers?! I had fun making these because they were quick and easy and I like the look of them! Well, if you want to know more about them, you will need to hop over to Lidia's Breaking Barriers blog because she has a wonderful tute on how to make them!! Her's look way better than mine but for the first time, I think mine turned out just fine!! (Besides, my internet was down the night I made these so I was going by memory... and that is always a scary thing!!) You can go right to the tutorial by clicking HERE!! Thanks Lidia for sharing your talent!!

The papers are from Making Memories Great Escape pack. I LOVE these papers for vacation photos!! They are fun without being too cutsie!! The letters are from my Paper Poppy Kit Co. March kit (?) and the metal brads are from Spare Parts. I sanded the blue cardstock around the picture, the letters and the picture itself!! Lots of sanding going on but I love the final LO! I know it is simple but sometimes simple is good!! I didn't want to over do it with the embellies and not focus on the photo!!

I am so grateful to all my bloggy friends for your continual words of encouragement and kindness!! I am so glad to have found this sweet little community!!
Barb :)

17 comments:

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE this layout and your flowers are gorgeous... I love how you used the patterned papers for this... I have some of those same papers... I feel a scraplift coming on!!! LOL :-)

Jocelyn said...

Love this one...what great colors and patterns!!! Those flowers are FABULOUS!!!

Wishing you a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!!!

Brenda Benoit said...

You did a fab job on the flowers..i am about to try and make my own..I also like the background paper..i never know how to use that type of paer..good use of it....

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Congratulations!!!! Your work is beautiful and your flowers are adorable, love them! This page is beautiful too, love the colors. I feel the same way... the only pictures I have is my kid's weddings... I told them they better start making babies because I am running out of pictures! Happy Friday!

Leah said...

Well shoot, how excited are you!!!
Lots of good news to share!!!

Thank you for being such a good bloggy friend...

When are you coming over?

Leah said...

oh snap, I forgot to even saying anything about the LO...hehe...love the papers you chose, its a cool LO and such a great photo!!!

Pat said...

I love the design & those flowers are FAB!!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats Barb. I'm going to have to check out your work on your new design team. Love this layout. I've just started doing the Frosted design challenges. Will have to submit to this one too.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great LO and the news about SOUS is WONDERFUL - WONDERFUL such a talented team and your work will be an asset to them! Can't wait to see what you do!

Sasya said...

cute, lovely page, Barb!!

Jamie Lane said...

Great layout, love your flower! I will have to stop by to see the tutorial!!

Brenda Benoit said...

Ps...congrats on the design team pick...you sooo deserve it...

Kim said...

Congrats on the winning layout! Second, Congrats on the guest dt at SOUS, you SOOOOOO deserve it! You inspire me in every single post. I love this layout. The papers are fun and the flowers are amazing. I certianly am inspired by it!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Denise said...

The flowers are really cool! I like them. Congrats on winning and the guest DT spot on SOUS. You are going to be one busy lady!!! You'll have those cruise pics done in no time (even if they are one at a time, lol.)

Sandy said...

Gorgeous Layout! Such a fun pic....you did a fab job on the flowers...Lidia is so wonderfully talented and you did a fab job with her tute....congrats on the gd spot @ SOUS....please email me @ Sandra_Windsor@yahoo.com so I can send you some info....yay!!!!Hope you had a fantastic mother's day!!! With the holiday weekend I did not get my award posted but promise to do so soon...thanx so much for including me!!!!

Fern said...

First off, congratulations on all of your blog wins, Barb, and for making the GDT over at SOUS! That's exciting!!
Now for this beautiful layout ~ Luv the family photo!! And that's tooo funny what you said about your teenage son and his social life, but sooo true.. And your flowers are totally gorgeous!! I think Lidia would be proud of you!! Another beautiful layout for your cruise album!!! Take care! Hugs!!

Rainbow said...

aaaawww Barb!! I feel really bad for taking so long to come to see your flowers, I really appreciate you have used my tutorial and then you mentioned my blog, you are a sweetheart Barb Thank you!! I love the lo and the flowers are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the papers you used to make them!! you did great my friend!!
HUgs

 
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