Tuesday, July 20, 2010

gift....

I haven't scrapped for a while because of the weather...I blame the heat:) It's easy smeasy to slap together a card...it is a smaller canvas...but a 12 x 12 layout requires so much more thought processing...lol

I actually stumbled across this wonderful sketch on
Sweet Peach Crop Shop's blog:
I routed it over to my bloggie buddie Sherry for a friendly challenge...make sure you pop over to her blog to see her inspiration from the sketch...I love her summery take.

Here's mine:


I absolutely LOVE this pic of me and the kids...it was taken back in 2008...they have changed sooo much since then...

All the paper is Pink Paislee's Queen Bee...Oh my goodness I love that stuff....I found that it actually coordinates with some of the K&Co Blue Awning line...that's where the chippies are from...the bling is Prima and the bloom is from Sherry! Perfect opportunity for me to de-hoard one of the several blooms I had commissioned her to make me:)

Check it out...I even used some of the Pink Paislee Artisian Tape...Each panel has been stitched and then the round panel is mega stitched...lol...I stitched around the circle about 4 times...

What really drew me to the sketch were the banners...love them...can't get enough of them...I teamed them up with buttons and bling....

This is such a wonderful sketch to work with...I was surpised at all the elements that eventually went into the layout...definitely one of my more time consuming layouts that I've accomplished...

Wanna see something fun....a 'blast from the past' kind of thing? Yvonne was oh-so-sweet and created a project last year using the very same pic that I used in today's layout...check it out here:

Treasure

Thanks soo much for taking a peek and you scrappers out there that make bumpy pages...what albums do you like?!!!

44 comments:

  1. love your layout, amy! what a beautiful photo of you and your two kidlets! love the papers you chose and love the banners with the buttons and bling! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  2. what a beauty. I love the layout, the earthy colours you have chosen. Love all the embellies.. the banners, flowers, floral.. button .. .everything about this layout that frames the gorgeous family pic.. Lovely ! :D

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  3. Ohhhhh WOW! It's fantastic!!! And look banners!!! LOL! You and your kids looks great, such a lovely pic!!! I totally adore this page.

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  4. you are the queen of scrapbooking now, girl!! another gorgeous layout! so so beautiful! love the sweet photo, too! fab!!

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  5. This is so adorable, Amy!!! Love love love this gorgeous layout! What a beautiful family!

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  6. wow!.. this is probably the most difficult sketch I have seen till date!.. and your layout is just WOW!!... rly awesome!.. totally rocks! :))

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  7. Amy, this is a wonderful layout and love the sketch you found to follow. the picture is too cute for words and I love how you used all those embellishments! really fabulous! hope you have a great week!

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  8. Gorgeous Amy! What a wonderful layout to treasure. (PS that sketch looks hard!)

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  9. WOWZA... Girl you have made one amazing layout. Love the richness of the colors and the bling. Everything is just over the top, looking at your layout and mine is like looking at night and day. Such a different look even though we used the same sketch.
    My satin flower looks so rich on that layout. I need to remember to use those once in awhile.
    I use the American Crafts D-ring books for all my pages then I can mix sizes in the book as well and since I don't scrapbook in chronological order I can insert the pages anywhere.

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  10. so beautiful, i love the colours!!

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  11. Oh, dear Amy...i see this is a great family picture...so obvious..the background just like paper wall, the flower paper pattern just like you guys sitting on a couch with celebrating banner, so sweet scrap layout!

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  12. What a gorgeous family and gorgeous lo!! LOVE EVERTHING about it!! wow!

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  13. *Gasp*! This is stunning Amy! The layering is genius and all of the little details you've added are perfection. What a priceless photo of you and your cuties!!!!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  14. Stunning Amy!!! Congrats on being a Trigger Target today!

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  15. i love the banner with the pearls ((brads??)) and your beautiful layering! i have found that when i am layering i feel as though it is too much or it doesn't flow well together, but yours looks magnificent!! i love the yellows and cream and brown accents. and that flower- breathtaking.
    i love your layouts, until the next cool day ;)
    xoxoxxo

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  16. Cute LO, and what a pretty outcome!!

    Hugs,
    Jen

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  17. You are sooooooooooooooooooo AMAZING!!! I love love love love this!!! The colors are GORGEOUS, the photo is BEAUTIFUL and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that banner!! WOW WOW WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  18. Wowza! What an amazing page!! The banner, the bling, the scrunchy flwoer, love it all! That photo of you and the kids is darling! I have to print that sketch out, love all the details to it, that will help me! TFS!

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  19. Stunning LO! So many pretty details! I find that three ring binders are good for bumpy pages.

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  20. GORGEOUS! Wow Amy, I am lovin' all the layers!

    (-: Heidi

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  21. Wow you really busted out the big guns for this card, it's amazing! Beth

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  22. This is one amazing page, the papers are super fabulous!

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  23. Your layout is so fabulous! I love that picture of you and your kids! :)

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  24. Lovely layout, sista! The family pix is so sweet! Love it!

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  25. Sooo pretty, love this LO!!! Great colors!! :) :) :) :)

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  26. AWESOME layout, girl! Your kiddos are so cute (and you, too, of course)! Great pic of the 3 of you!

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  27. Oh Amy. You and your kids are the most picturesque family ever! And what a lovely LO to display a great photo with. A bit different from yuor typical bright, funky colros, but just perfect.

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  28. That is one super-fun layout! I have that DP too so I love to see that you used it!

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  29. Oh my .... this is so Sweet.... I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee it so much... Amy.... you did so well.. the banner the pearls... the blink.. and of course .... the photo...its so sweet... my darling... love it Amy...xx

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  30. LOL you know you couldn't pass up a sketch that had banners!!! girl this is so pretty and i LOVE the pic of you and the kids :)

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  31. This layout rocks. I am telling you girl, banners must be the "IN" thing! So popular! Your kids are so adorable!

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  32. Gorgeous work Amy! I'm so proud of you! Fabulous textures and just the right embellies...I love this photo of you and the kids!!!

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  33. I think this is your most beautiful work ever...it rally catch my eye, it is beautiful1

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  34. that is a fabulous pic! love the awesome LO!

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  35. It's gorgeous Amy and I really love that paper too!

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  36. Oh my goodness, that is a tough sketch! You did an amazing job with it!! I love the colors you chose and the papers are gorgeous!! I think this one should be framed! :)

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  37. Love everything about this LO...the color choice, the banners (of course) and what a great picture! Fab!

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  38. girlfriend this layout rocks...okay so like aren't cha having fun making memories for the family...hugs

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  39. Oh my Amy! What a beautiful family you have! And the layout is so gorgeous! Awesome sista!

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  40. What an unusual color palette this is great. I love that sketch. I might have to try my hand at it too. Thats my problem I see all these great sketches, challenges, projects and there is simply not enough time in the day! Great job girlie!

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  41. I love this too!!!! Great colors and feel!

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Cheers,
~amy~