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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thanks Theresa!

I was talking to my BFF Theresa last week about the GDT challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays and saying that I'd like to try it but wasn't feeling too inspired.  For March they're asking that you use:
1.  Pink & Green or Red & Turquoise
2.  Hearts
3.  A list about something/someone you love
and of course their sketch.
Well Theresa suggested that I use the Jenni Bowlin paper she gave me with the list of 10 and then she came over Friday night to crop and gave me the awesome rainbow looking paper which has both red and turquoise in it.  The wheels were turning and I was feeling the inspiration.  The rainbow paper is by Crate but it was specifically designed for Studio Calico, of which Theresa is a member.  I love this paper so much that I punched out my heart banner with it.  I inked around the hearts with my black copic and popped them.  I was originally going to stitch them together but I thought I'd see how stapling looked and it looks awesome!  Super easy way to make a banner and it still allows you to rotate the individual pieces to place them how you want.  I added a Bo Bunny flower, some Sassafrass stickers, a Jenni Bowlin ticket and  red and turquoise heart pins.
The photo is of my son Gavin.  He's such a character you can see my list of loves if you click on the photo.  But to explain no. 9, over a year a go I picked him up from daycare and he asked if I had discovered anything new today.  I told him, "Gavin, I discover something new every day."  Well don't ever say that to an inquisitive kid.  Now he asks what I discovered each time I pick him up.  It's hard to come up with a new discovery that's interesting to a 5 year old so now I go to Snapple Real Facts to try to come up with an interesting discovery for him.  But I just love that he asks!!!

17 comments:

anne g-i said...

love your heart banner - terrific page! fun, loving and boy-ish.

Karen Williams said...

oh I love the look of that paper- lucky you to get your hands on it and what was Theresa doing handing it over? cute banner and love the LO

Lynnda Hosni said...

No doubt YOU nailed it Lea... this is absolutely beautiful... I heart the rainbow PP...and FAB idea to do the heart banner... and the pins amd the bloom... this is definitely my fave of yours Lea....!!..Look at Gavin... so cute.... I love this one... hugs...xoxo

Theresa said...

awwww. I'm happy to have supplied a little inspiration for this..=) I LOVE IT!!!! and that is a great picture of Gavin...that crate paper is to die for isn't it??? I know I've said this before but you have an eye for mixing paper lines together..
Had a wonderful time hanging out at dinner tonight... vegging out on the couch now, blog hopping.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! I love love love the list, the rainbow, the hearts....and that flower!!! GORGEOUS! Thanks sooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Debbie said...

Lea this is great!!!! The mix of papers is perfect for your photo! Good luck with the gdt spot - you so deserve it!!!

Dawn said...

Great page! Love it..and Love that you look up a new fact everyday for your son! Such a cute idea!
TFS
Dawn
www.theinkedstamper.com

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an amazing page, love the DP choice and all the little details! FUN!

Amanda Profumo said...

Lea! I love this LO! So cute- the color, the design, the banner, everything about it is just darling! I soooo hope you get picked as a top 5 for voting... you'd be GREAT at GDT at ST!

Anne said...

Good luck with the GDT. I really like your page and all the story. I cross my fingers !!

Heather J. said...

beautiful page and I love your banner sooo creative ... that photo is such a insight into your son's character he looks like he is a deep thinker and interested in how things work ???
a little cutie...love the way you have used your papers ... Jenni Bowlin one of my faves ...
good luck with the GDT... hugz x

yyam said...

What a sweet layout! Love that heart banner! :)

tiffany said...

love your layout! that stapled banner is so cool, definitely going to have to try that one!

Keshet said...

Wonderful design, I love this! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!!

Heather said...

This layout is so fun! Love it! Thanks for playing with us!

lisa said...

Love this : )
Love how you journaled.

Ruki said...

how cute!! love this!! so sweet!!