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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

So Excited!!!

Do you ever get to the point where you just don't want to be in front to a computer.  Well, that's how I've felt lately.  So I'm a little behind in dishing out some blog love but I know you all forgive me.  But I have something really exciting to share.  This weekend, some friend and I are going on a scrapbooking retreat!!!!  Thursday evening through Sunday, I'm so excited.  Jealous?  I know you are!!!  I spent most of my waking hours last weekend printing photos and figuring out which pp to bring, and I'm nowhere near done.  But enough of that, I do have some layouts to post.  This first one was a labor of love.  It was sitting on my craft table for days and I was struggling to get it right.  The paper and butterflies are from February's Artful Delights kit!  The picture is of Marin, wearing toy binoculars and carrying a magnifying glass and calling herself, "Marin the Great Looker".  This LO was for last weeks DT Challenge at Let's Scrap.  There is another DT Challenge posted this week, the challenge is to use transparencies so go check it out right here!!!
This next layout is for today's sketch reveal over at Let's Scrap.  This time I opted to only do the left side of the sketch.  Go check out the entire sketch, what the DT did, and the yummy goodies you can win right here!!!  For this LO I wanted to try to combine Echo Parks Be Mine line with Graphic 45's Alice in Wonderland Halloween line.   I can't remember what the green paper with the black scalloped border is, I know it's from a Halloween line.  So Theresa when you comment will you remind me what it is?  But I love how this turned out and it's my kind of color combo!

Now for the last LO, it's a new month so there's a new challenge posted at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  This month the challenge is to use at least 7 flowers.  Not homemade flowers, but flowers that you've had in your stash for awhile and just haven't used.  On my layout I used a bunch of silk flowers that I once loved but now I want them to be gone so I can make room for better things.  This is a very simple LO, just a super bright piece of green card stock, some doodling and the flowers.  But I felt with these colors it was best to keep it kinda simple.  Oh and the prize is ever so wonderful, I really want it for myself.  The picture of the goodies on the SA blog doesn't quite do it justice.  But trust me, it's wonderful!!!
Have a good weekend everyone, mine starts in about 9 hours!!!

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh a retreat would be FUN!! I love love love love these lo's!!!! Just GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee what you did with Artful Delight's kit...and sooooooooooooo IN LOVE with your SA lo!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jocelyn said...

Oh I wish I could join you...I so need some time away...the retreat sounds like so much fun!!

Love all of these....you should entire the one with the Butterfly at our challenge at Paper Issues!!!!

Love all those colorful flowers!!!

Have a great time!!! :-)

Theresa said...

Ahhh. you know me well my friend.. yes, I do know what that paper is. It's from an older Pink Paislee Halloween line.. Is it sad that I know that??? Ha!!! =)
I just love your layouts. You have a way with color and putting things together I would never think of. and yes, I'm super excited about our retreat. today is going to be torture. ack.
try to stay focused today..

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I certainly understand about wanting to unplug from the computer and I am jealous of your scrap weekend! Maybe I just need to create one for myself right here at home. Great layouts, all of them. Love the variety. I have those silk flowers,too, and it's time for them to move along!

Missy Whidden said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The first LO is amazing...the papers, the flowers, the detail! I love the butterflies...it's all so pretty. I love how you did the banner in the 2nd one, and those pics are adorable!! I love the effect of a huge explosion of flowers in the last one...so bright and colorful!

Anne said...

I am so jalous !! we have a scrapbook day in our village hall in a few weeks but nothing like a "weekend retreat !" Lucky you, enjoy !! And your pages are beautiful by the way !!

scrappylikethat said...

awww...love the little explorer pic and the princess dress-up is too cute! Fun and pretty LO's. They especially caught my eye because of the G45 papers. I love that Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge because I also have a bunch of silk flowers that I always move over in favor of newer, fancier ones. I've been giving them to my daughter to scrapbook. I'm gonna see if I can make something right now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Ahhh Lea... you are making me green with envy!!!... how I wish I could join you too...it would be FUN!!!....But I certainly understand about wanting to unplug from the computer ......Beautiful layouts as usual....Lotsa nice and yummy goodies... gorgeous flowers there... woohoo its time to get more... dont you agree... heheheh... have fun luv... cant wait to hear from you!!.... hugs..xoxo...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

You have been busy and get a lot done here!! Love all your beautiful layout, especially the first one, you know I adore soft tones and girly stuff, that is so beautiful!

Yara said...

By the time I write this, you should be at your scrapbook retreat! I woul love to join you! Wonderful layouts! Love the frame and the combinations of papers with the G45! and the layering of the second one is amazing! I could not tell is from Halloween! And great use of the flowers! Love that it is colorful!! Hugs! Yara Looking forward to see what you create at your return!

anne g-i said...

have a wonderful retreat - what fun!!! love your LOs!

Kim said...

Your LO's are so Cute!
~Kim