Sunday, April 21, 2013

♡♡ Paper Issues: Serendipity ♡♡



Paper Issues Blog Design


Welcome to Paper Issues “Serendipity”

If this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning!

Here's the hop listing in case you get lost along the way:

Paper Issues Blog
Amy T. ☛ your'e here ☚
Audrey
Diana
Leslie 
Melissa
Pamella



Super Sponsor: Elle’s Studio
Theme: Serendipity
Giveaway: 5 packs of Serendipity goodness

Other ideas for inspiration:
Chance
Fate
Destiny
Luck Fortune
Kismet

I am so lovin' the new Elle's Studio Serendipity Collection:


The photo was taken last year, on my birthday by one of the kids.  

I do truly feel that I'm a lucky girl to have met Darin. 

Let's be honest, dating in your 40's when you have kids is pretty challenging.  I hit the ♥♥jackpot♥♥ with Darin.  He's kind, supportive, calm...the calmness always comes in handy when I'm freaking out about something.


All the paper elements are Elle's Studio.  I ran the shipping tag through my printer with the serendipity definition.  

The scallop trim on the top is the 'tab' on one of the 12x12 sheets I had to work with.  

The triangularly flag was preprinted via Elle's Studio, the rest of the sentiments are various SRM stickers.  

Since the sentiments are all going the one direction, I had to 'fix' the {XOXO} tag.  Originally it came with a 2 printed on the bottom...well, it was going the opposite direction of everything else so I trimmed the floral pattern from some Elle's packaging and then layered the 'pure joy' cut out too.


I wanted to bring out the pink so decided to stitch all the flags/tags down to the shipping tag.

Next up on the hop is  Audrey of Audrey's Reflection.

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53 comments:

Laurel said...

Awesome layout! Great photo!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Monique Liedtke said...

What a fabulous page! Loving the photo and the story!
Have a great weekend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love your page it is fabulous! You are Darin are so cute together!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

So pretty, Amy! I'm lovin' the layered and stitched banners!

Juliana Michaels 17turtles said...

Love how you stitched on the little tags and such! Very cute layout!!!

Crystalena82 said...

I love the stitching and color choices! This looks like a fun line! That little serendipity dictionary excerpt is wonderful! :) Thanks for sharing!

Margie said...

Lovely layout-soft and pretty, beautiful stitching!

Anna Sigga said...

What a lovely layout!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Beautiful! Simple and classy. And I love how you did the tags! Love the story behind this too!

Jennifer said...

Great layout, Amy!!! Love all the little details! (=

Shemaine Smith said...

Aww love seeing a bit of your "real" life. Fantastic job on the layout sista!

Julie Shearer said...

Super cute layout ! I love the shipping tag . Very cool . TFS .

Kerry said...

Fabulous layout! Love how you printed the definition on the tag and all the little tags/flags. Great collection by Elle's Studio!

Buffy Burnside said...

awesome layout!

wendipooh13 said...

wonderful page and such a cute photo of you two!!!!!

orange gearle said...

Wow! I love that background paper!

Karen B. said...

You are a multi talented wonder.

Caroline said...

fabulous layout girl :)

Els said...

Your layout is stunning, Amy!! Great picture too, you look both so happy :)

Michelle said...

Great layout Amy! (you look so happy!) I adore the way you stitches those elements to the tag. Brilliant!

Angie Tieman said...

You, freaking about something? Inconceivable! But I am glad you found a keeper! Your layout and photo are beautiful!

Ashley Horton said...

Fab page Amy!! Love that you printed the definition on the shipping tag...I'm going to have to give that a try! And awesome use of the Elle's goodies!

Marielle said...

Beautiful layout Amy !!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEEKKKKKK!! I loveeeeeeee this! LOVING that photo of you two and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the pennants!!

Mary Jo said...

Super cute page! Love how you used the tags under your journaling!!

Lynnda said...

Sista.... you should do more layout!!! This layout is fabulously sweet and beautiful!!... lovely photo of you too...Sweet!... hugs...x

Andrea Amu said...

Cute! Love that you printed the serendipity definition on the shipping tag!

Crystal Schneider said...

Very pretty page.

Unknown said...

I love the stitched sentiment banner strip! great layout and an awesome pic! so happy that you found a wonderful man dating in your 40's...maybe there's hope for me yet! :)

Amy Kolling said...

Amy....what a wonderful layout! I love all the little tags hanging off the definition tag. P.S. would never have guessed your age! 40 is coming for me this year!! :)

Brigit Mann said...

Such a nice layout, I love how you stitched the tags!

yyam said...

Beautiful page Amy. Love the pennants!

Glad you found a great guy!

P/s: You should scrapbook more girl...you are a natural. Did you not start scrapbooking before cardmaking?

Sylvia said...

Fabulous page, love all the color, Amy! Hope your weekend was perfect! Have a wonderful Monday.

McStamper said...

Great layout - lucky you.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful layout and beautiful picture!

Brandi said...

What an adorable layout! Too cute!

TesaB said...

Wonderful page, such a sweet photo of the two of you! Gorgeous papers and tags and flags - the design is great!!!

Unknown said...

Elle's makes some pretty nice products to help with making the perfect layouts!

teresa said...

Pretty layout!!

Kathy Skou said...

Love this!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is beautiful! Love that sweet photo and love it paired with the gorgeous gray background paper. Fabulous design with the layered banner goodies and tag. LOVE!

Tammy said...

Such a thoughful and inspiring layout! Great job Amy!

Pam said...

Lovely LO ! Congrats on finding your love !

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Awmy, love your layout!!

Evelin said...

I love your layout! Make more! :D

Karenladd said...

Love all your fun layered embellishments on the page and it's great seeing a layout for a switch!

Alice said...

you are a cute couple! =) love all the tag/tab details on this. great design, too. beautiful layout, Amy!

Missy said...

So Cute Amy! I love how you used the labels as banners

Lyndal said...

I reckon Darin hit the jackpot too Amy!!! Gorgeous page :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super sweet picture! Encourages me to do a layout in time for National Scrapbooking Day!

Lisa Arana said...

very cool, what a great page!

isa@scrapdisa said...

Gorgeous layout, and thanks for sharing your feelings. I love the banner !!!