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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring has arrived!

Spring has finally arrived here in Michigan! It's been kind of a gloomy spring overall so it's so nice to see the sunshine a few days in a row! It's also been a busy spring, I've been spending very little time in front of the computer.  I was starting to stress over not keeping up with my blogging but this is supposed to be fun right!?  I'm not going to stress about it!  I'm sure I'll be back to blogging like crazy in no time.

I haven't been doing a lot of scrapbooking either. I think the weekend long NSD crop I went to burned me out. But I do have a couple of layouts to post. This first layout is one that I started at the NSD crop and just couldn't finish. I ended up adding a few more embellies, some waves at the bottom and a whole bunch of twine.  The pp and most of the chip board pieces are Cosmo Cricket.  The frame and fish flash card are MME.  And I have no idea who makes the clears.  I got them in an old kit.
This next layout is for Once Upon a Sketch and Fave Things.  This is the 3rd time I've combined these 2 challenges.  It's just so convenient to do so since they both go live on the same days each month. The journaling requirement at Once Upon a Sketch is to type your journaling.  Well this is my least favorite way to journal but I really like how it looks here.  For Fave Things you had to scrapbook your favorite picture.  This is an old picture of my grandparents.  I would guess that this was taken in the late 30's or early 40's.  I love my Grandma's hat and boa and her hair looks just fabulous.
I've been trying to mix manufacturers lately and I exceeded my own expectations here.  The base paper is by Memory Box, the next layer is from an 8x8 pack of Graphic 45, the striped paper is by American Crafts, the bullseye looking piece is Glitz, the tickets are October Afternoon, the big alphas are by K and Company, the mini alphas by Cosmo Cricket and I believe the crocheted flowers are by Stamping Up!  Yikes!!!

24 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these!! GORGEOUS!! I love love love both designs and loving the photo on the second one! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Irma said...

a marvelous mix of manufacturers! this is so unique...a fave of mine for sure!

sandi said...

Love both lo's! The first one is so playful! Wonderful!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Ahhh both layouts scream FUN and fabulous.... Lovely photos too... Take it easy...hugs...xoxo

Irini said...

Love both layout, the first is fun!
I love the photo in the second layout what fabulous memories! great take on the sketch and the challenge!
On behalf of Once Upon A Sketch and Fave Things thanks for playing with us!!

jennifer said...

Both layouts look wonderful, I love all the twine and sea creatures on the first one, it's so fun and under-watery! Well done for mixing all the manufacturers so well on the second layout too!

P.S. thanks for the ribbon, it arrived a couple of days ago and I can't wait to play! x

JulieJ said...

What a great favourite photo. I love your pops of colour with the heritage papers and your flower triangle.

cat lacigale said...

great layout. I love the vintage style. Good luck for this challenge !

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Gorgeous gorgeous work. LOVE the pictures and all the details. THANKS SO MUCH for playing along with us.

Keshet said...

These are both fabulous!

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

Great mix of manufacturers! Love that photo of your grandparents. Both layouts are wonderful. Just blog when you feel like it, and I need to start taking my own advice!

Anne Pennington said...

I love that photo of your grandparents!! What a classy shot!! The colours you used complement it well. I also LOVE the fishies and the baker's twine in the other layout. Thanks for playing with Fave Things!!

Deb Hickman said...

Two fab LO's. Love how you used the bakers twine.xxx

Bente Fagerberg said...

Love your layouts.
I am so glad you manage to combine your challenges and create this stunn ing entry for the challenge at OUAS. This is so inspiring.

Theresa said...

the page with Gavin is by far one of my favs. super cute photo and I love the way the twine reminds me of water and the cute little creatures seem to be floating around..
I do believe you are the queen of mixin and matching lines of paper. you do it so well. you really inspire me... =)

Scrapamum said...

Both layouts are great!!! I really love how you created the fish layout. So creative with the twine. Thanks for playing along with us at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things.

Debbie said...

Two fabulous layouts!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Fave Things!

Lena said...

Two very different layouts but both soooo gorgeous!!!
What a great pic of your grandparents, they look like moviestars!!!

{Ross} said...

Very beautiful this photo! Bella your page, thanks for playing with us!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

THese are both fabulous! The colours and papers and embellishments you have chosen for each are just lovely. Great layouts!!

Cynthia Lloréns said...

Love both layout, the first is so fun! and I love the photo in the second page what fabulous memories! Just a great take on the sketch and the challenge...we did a great job!!!
That´s my first time in here..and I love evrything...I´m follower now.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Kisses and huges from Brazil
Cynthia

Trudi Harrison said...

Your work is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing and for joining in at OUAS

Yara said...

Love, love both of this! You rock the Salt Air collection! Love the sea animals with the twine. It is awesome!

Wilsonbzay said...

Ahhh both layouts scream FUN and fabulous.... Lovely photos too... Take it easy...hugs...xoxo