Thursday, January 6, 2011

Girls Day Out!

Good morning! I hope your day is off to a great start! I just dropped my daughter off at school and am enjoying a quiet cup of coffee! The days since I have been back from Indiana have been very busy but now that all the Christmas decorations are put away, the house is clean and errands have been completed, I am finally able to sit back, spend the day scrapping and catching up on some blogs! It is going to be a great day!

We have a new sketch challenge going on at Sketches in Thyme. Here is my LO....

I really wish I could have gotten a better photo of this LO... the colors look so much better in person! Oh well... we all have days like that, don't we?!  :) These pictures were taken during our visit to Indiana over the holidays. Prior to moving, my sister and I would take our kids to the local outdoor skating rink for an afternoon of fun. So of course, we had to fit this activity in while we were home! This year, Courtney, my oldest daughter decided to join us!! (It's amazing what your children will do for you when they go 4 months without seeing you!! lol!!)

The sketch this week is a beautiful one by Jana Eubank. I, of course, flipped the sketch to make it work better with my photos. I also left off the oval around the picture... it just wasn't working on my LO! Other than that.... I pretty much stuck to it!  :) 

I loved the way this ribbon border across the bottom of the page turned out. I wanted to pleat the ribbon and decided to use these yummy brads to hold the pleats.... I love the way it made the ribbon fan out at the top! 

I thought the letters needed a little bling so I added a little glue to the top of the letters and then sprinkled with glitter! I also hand stitched across the bottom of the red paper and under each of the mini letters that I used.... I thought it "grounded" those pieces a little more!

Supplies used:
Papers: SEI
Flourish: Prima
Letters: Thickers and Making Memories
Ribbons, brads and tree tag: SEI
Snowflakes: K & Company
Punches: Martha Stewart

This LO is also being entered in the Creative Belli Blog Challenge #108 - Snow!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today! I hope you have a chance to play along with us at Sketches in Thyme. Be sure to stop by and see what the rest of the design team did with this sketch! We also have 2 very talented guest designers you are going to want to meet! Have a great day and hopefully I will get a few projects done today that I will be able to share! There are a few challenges out there I would love to play along with!

Barb  :)


Tamara Morton said...

Hi Barb, I love your scarp page, this is a craft I haven't tried yet and you have just given me the inspiration to give it a go. Thanks for sharing it with us at Belli challenge. Good luck in the draw.
Tamara Belli DT

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Barb as always this is a beautiful page. Love the ribbon border and the detail. TFS

Fern said...

Barb, this is beautiful!!! Love all of the sparkle and the hand stitching is wonderful!! So glad that you were able to continue your family tradition!! And, isn't it amazing about our older kids... they seem to enjoy being around us more, like, maybe we aren't from another planet after all!! :o) Glad you had a wonderful time with your family, but also glad that you're back!!! Hugs!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Barb, welcome back! The pictures are great and so is your layout, filled with fabulous details. Have a great rest of the week!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out, love the details!

Denise said...

Love love love this layout Barb! So many beautiful embellishments and bling:))) Fabulous!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Glad you're back and getting in the groove again. Hard, isn't it? Love your page with these fab colors and that gorgeous ribbon treatment! Can't wait to see what you cook up next!

Jocelyn said...

So pretty Barb!!!! Glad you are back...I have missed you!!!!

Love all the BLING and pretties!!!!

Wishing you a great one!!

Angi Barrs said...

Beautiful layout. Love that ribbon border. :)

li-bee-ti said...

Barb, so good to have you back :)))
Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family.
The layout is so beautiful! I love all the sparkles and glitter, brads and ribbons. I also love this color combo and the dp you used.
But!!! Are you the rebel kind of girl??? flipping the sketch, taking out some elements... LOL
It's really great you came back and have some time to scrap again.

Becky B. said...

Wowie! I LOVE all of the detail work on this layout...just GORGEOUS!!!

Thebug415 said...

What a great LO! I know what you mean about getting the colors in the photos to show up. 12x12 pages are so hard to photograph to begin with, then to get the lighting right is very tough. Well thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge

Thebug415 said...

What a great LO! I know what you mean about getting the colors in the photos to show up. 12x12 pages are so hard to photograph to begin with, then to get the lighting right is very tough. Well thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge

all the days of our life said...

This is gorgeous. I just love these pp. great pictures.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great scrapbook layout, barb-a nice memory captured in a awesome design-thanks for playing along with us at the creative belli challenge

Robin Parker said...

Looks like you had a great day with the girls!! I just LOVE your designer paper. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your great page- looks like fun was had by all! Thanks for joinin gus at the Belli challenge.

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