Thursday, August 27, 2009

When I look at you, I see me.

Originally, I was planning on this to be a two page layout and the title to be "When I look at you, I see me." However, when I put them together the colors contrasted too much for me, so on to plan B. Well, THAT wasn't in my sketch. Could someone be trying to change me. So I spent the better part of the last 24 hours trying to come up with 2 separate titles, so these could become companion pages instead. I sincerely admire you journalers out there. You come up with such amazing titles with what appears little effort.

So this is my husband and oldest daughter and she definitely favors his side of the family, right down to the brown eyes. This layout is made using the Bo Bunny Deliah kit of the month from Lil' Lambs Boutique. I love chocolate and pink together as a color combo.

I made the center and outside flowers from the paper line. I like doing that to help coordinate my embellies to my page. However, it does NOT help me use up the ridiculous stash of Prima flowers that I have....and keep buying!!

This is my darling youngest and myself and you truly cannot get more two alike. She looks like me and has my personality (good and bad). I made this using Bo Bunny's Gypsy line. Here's a quick paper saver for you. When you are using these big die cut papers (which are all the rage at the moment), you can cut out the center of the square background paper to use as coordinating accents on your layout (see my small blue flowers below just happen to match the background paper). Now I know some of you out there would never be able to handle a big hole in the back of your layout. So go get some of that old, old paper that you just had to have and when you got it home, wondered what the heck you were thinking, and glue the patterned side to the back of your layout. Wha-la, you now have a white backing on your layout. It's cheating but who cares. Now you don't feel bad about throwing out your unused, unwanted paper.

Here's another handmade flower vine that I made. I've also used some of the new Distress Stickles by Ranger. At first I wasn't sure how these were different from regular Stickles, but after using them, I definitely see the difference. The Distress Stickles does not have the shimmer in it that the regular Stickles has and I really like it. You can see if you look carefully below. The blue flower centers are made with Broken China Distress Stickles. The orange centers are made with Regular Stickles and you can see they are a lot more shimmery.

Thanks for taking time to look.


  1. OMGOSH these layouts are breathtaking!! Love the colors and all the details.....beautifly done. The photos are sooo perfect for the centers.
    Did you make the branch (with the berries) in the top layout?Beautiful papers!!

  2. Cheryl~ these turned out sooo pretty!!!

  3. Brenda, thanks so much for the sweet comment. The branch with the berries is from Prima. I haven't tried my hand at those kind of vines yet. ;) Who knows...maybe that's next on my list.