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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Love this Picture!

My DH has hazel eyes, Gavin and myself have blue eyes, but my Marin has brown eyes and this picture captures them beautifully!  This layout is based on the sketch over at Once Upon a Sketch.  The journaling criteria is to use a quote.  The quote reads, "When I grow up I want to be... Princess!"  Yup it's a quote from Marin.  I had a different quote picked out that I actually had on the layout.  But it was a quote that I googled and kind of corny.  When I started typing up this post I decided it needed to be changed.
This layout is made up of a lot of stuff that was just laying on my desk.  I'm not always great about putting everything away after I finish a project.  I inevitably leave out something or if I only have a few of an item left in a package, I tell myself that if I leave it out I'll use it up.  Well I am happy to say that I emptied out 5 packages of embellishments on this layout!  Woohoo!!!  I also had some dress patterns laying around, I rumpled them up a bit, put them under the photo and added some blue ink.  I really like how it turned out.  A coworker of mine was spring cleaning and told me how she was getting rid of her old dress patterns.  Well I offered to take them off her hands and this is what I received...
Jackpot!  I was so excited and offered to pay her for them but she looked at me like I was crazy.  So anyway to thank her I'm working on a little altered project using some of them.  You'll see it here one day.  It's started but I'm lacking any real inspiration so it's temporarily on hold.   I know, this post is getting long... but I bring up the dress patterns because I'm willing to part with a few.  If you're interested in some packages, say so when you leave a comment and in say a week, I'll pick someone at random and mail them to you, even internationally!  How cool is that!?

And don't forget this months challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!  You can win some fun Nikki Sivils goodness!  Go check it out!

20 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful layout LEa... I love the photo too... the masking job at the background... and look at you huh... this LO full of gorgeous embellies... and i can relate how you feel... when you used/cleared some embellies... wow how great is that!!! Awesome... cant wait to see what you are up to???...hugs...xoxo

Missy Whidden said...

This is unbelievable! That is a gorgeous photo, and I really love how you have so many elements around it. Love the masking & the bling, and the dress pattern behind the picture looks really cool. Looks like you hit the jackpot with those!!

yyam said...

Pure gorgeousness!!!! Where do I even begin? I love everything about your page. The photo, the layers, the embellies....perfection Lea.

Lucky you...those old dress patterns are fantastic...can't wait to see how you work them into your projects! :)

P/s: Thanks for your sweet thought...means a lot to me! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!! PICK me!!! I would loveeeeeeeeeeee some!! WOW WOW WOW!!! How cool she gave those to you! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that lo!! That photo is BEAUTIFUL and loving the goodies you used up! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lizzyc said...

HI.. what a beautiful layout.. i love the cluster of embellies and wow.. what a treasure in all the old patterns..that is the thing with scrap bookers.. we dont throw anything out.. and the older the better!!

Heather Jacob said...

ooohh !! such a gorgeous page .. so soft and pretty ... and I think your friend is as obsessive as me with all those dress patterns !!!! .. I have a couple I found at a second hand store here in Adelaide..
they look gorgeous on a page or project ...
thanks for your comment on my blog Lea ... yes I do sound obsessive don't I ?? you gave me a good laugh !!! I must admit I am running out of space ??? big hugz x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is totally lovely, love how you used those dress pattern paper, and it is really a big jackpot! I had to go buy them from the store, LOL!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! LOVE everything about this!

Theresa said...

oooh. i love this. such a cute photo. all the fun embellies and the cute SC paper, not to mention the fabulous misting. =)

Anne said...

Hey, congratulations on being a favorite on Sketchy Thursdays. It looks like I won't have to eat my hat after all !! ( I knew I wouldn't!! ) The patterns looks great and I am sure there will be lots of ways to use them.

Natalie said...

OMG look at all those dress patterns - have fun with those!
Great page too
xxxxx

lisa said...

Such a pretty page : )
Wow, thats quite a few dress patterns!!! Should keep you busy for a while. Enjoy your weekend x

Anne Pennington said...

Great photo! This layout is so beautiful, and so precious! Great work, chickie!!

Irma said...

wonderful page!
Thanks for taking part in our OUAS challenge!

Yara said...

Hi, Lea! This layout is so beautiful!! Very gorgeous! Love how you framed the photo!!!

phamil said...

Beautiful page! Love the colors and softness of it! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Anne Pennington said...

Sheesh - I wish all this gorgeous stuff in your layout was just laying around on MY desk! Gorgeous!!

Anne Pennington said...

Oh, and, yes, please, I am interested in the old patterns!!

jennifer said...

stunning page, so many beautiful layers! I'm impressed you had most of this lying around on your desk. I usually clear up after each project, unless I'm taking part in an online crop. Perhaps I should start leaving some bits lying around!
What a fab amount of patterns, are you going to use any of them to make clothes? x

Proteusa said...

Such a pretty page! Love the misting you did in the background :)