Saturday, February 18, 2012

Side By Side.....Year By Year.....

In celebration of my hubby's parents' annivesary I broke out my new stamp set from JustRite.  The set is called Always & Forever Medallion Labels and I'm completely twitterpated with it.  It coordinates with the JustRite Nested Medallion Label for perfect borders every time.  I've used purple (her favorite color) and green (his favorite color) to put together a card that is neither too feminine nor too masculine.

The doily on the background layer is cut from the Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl Die. I cut one side and then ran it through again with the die the other way to form a complete circle.

Each of the corners is embellished with fancy brackets that were cut using a die from the Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday set.  Gems were then added for a little bling.

I'm really hoping this card will get to them before their anniversary in MARCH!  Yep----I said it, March.  I'm not exactly sure why, but even when I get cards done way in advance they seem to arrive late.  I suppose it's because I'm always waiting to find that perfect gift to go with it.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Breathe In The Freshness Of The Sea

Today I have for you a card that exudes warmth and tranquility.  I worked on this card over the weekend, but didn't get a chance to color up an image to go with it until last night.  Copics were used in the BG and YG families to capture the salty freshness of a spring day near the ocean.

Trees: YG25, YG07, E47
Grass: YG07, YG67
Sky:  BG000, BG70
Clouds:  BG70, C1
Tower:  N1, N4, N8

The lighthouse and sentiment stamps are both by Stampendous.
The bow was made with a Bow Easy.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pretty Princess

I consider myself to be lucky because I began scrapbooking very early in life.  Because of this I've been able to stay on top of pages for current events.  Now before you get frustrated because you're still working on Easter of 1994, hear me out!  Sure, it's nice to feel caught up and not worry about remembering details for twenty years worth of life.  But the more I think about it, I believe I'd prefer to be behind with my scrapbooking.  I go to several weekend scrapbook retreats (thanks to my oh-so-understanding hubby) and I see so many women reminiscing over their spirited and loving toddlers who have grown to be "spirited" teenagers in what seems like a blink of an eye.  I love the idea of reliving the past and being able to spend an entire weekend remembering events that meant so much to me.  Granted I have a fairly poor memory and will have to begin making notes so that I can remember all of those little details, but that won't be too hard to do.

With that being said, I created a layout today for pictures of me when I was just five years old.  It will be fun to talk to my mom and find out more about myself when I was little.  I'm positive it will be just as much fun for her as it will for me.

Sizzix Flourish #2 Bigz Die

Castle is from P.28 of Paper Doll Dress Up and is cut at 6" high.

I added a hidden journaling tag that slides behind this decorative square.