Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sew Much Fun!

It's going to be sew much fun at The Paper Variety this week! 


And Abby has donated an awesome October Afternoon prize.


When I saw the sketch at Frosted Designs this week; I knew it would be PERFECT for a wedding layout I've had in the back of my mind for a while.


My best friend since 2nd grade was able to come to my wedding! We send Christmas cards to each other every year, but I hadn't seen her in at least 10 years. I was so excited she could be there on my special day. These photos are so precious to me I wanted to really go all out on this layout.


You can click to view it larger and see the details. I used Basic Grey's Cappella patterned paper - it matched her mint green dress perfectly. There were some soft pinks in the paper, too, so I pulled those out in cross-stitching around the outside edges. Then, I zig zag stitched in dark green around the bracket. The beige in "childhood" better matches the bracket mat in real life :)


I have been hoarding these beautiful "bridal satin blossoms" from Tessa! I bought them over a year ago to go with this layout. I'm so glad I held out and waiting for the perfect time! I'm so proud of this layout. It's probably my favorite so far in our wedding album - and my hubby isn't in it LOL. Go figure! ;)

Be sure to swing by The Paper Variety and see what the rest of the DT created and link up your projects.

Speaking of which, next week we have something EXTRA special going on at TPV...


You don't want to miss it! 

Thanks for stopping by! :)

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9 comments:

patti west said...

Suzanne, Your handstitching is sure to inspire others to break out a needle & thread!!! What a gorgeous lo!! 3 Cheers for you!!! :)

Sue said...

Beautiful layout. The stitching is just perfect. Awesome job.

Joni Parker said...

Ummm...this is GOR-GEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs for Sketch Along Tuesday!!

Sandi said...

This is absolutely a stunning layout and how special that your childhood freind was able to come to your wedding.

Debbie said...

This is one gorgeous layout!! Those flowers are beautiful and go so well with the papers and your pictures! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs Sketch Along Tuesdays Challenge!

Angela said...

absolutely stunning LO Suzy! I love the BG Capella range! I have stored it away for my wedding album! a perfect choice for your photos too! thank you for joining the sketch challenge at Frosted Designs this week! xxx

mindy gallagher said...

suzy this lo needs to be framed & hung on the wall not put away in an album! it's soooo pretty! and the colors are so rich, i love it.

Fern said...

Oh WOW, absolutely gorgeous!!! Love, love, love, the beautiful paper, the satin flowers, and your handstitching..... It's stunning!!! Thank you for sharing and for joining us over at Sketch Along Tuesday @ Frosted Designs... Really happy you used my sketch on this beauty!! Hugs!!!

debbiebakk said...

This is just beautiful- I love it all- especially the colors those mint green satin flowers just pop that color so wonderfully. Glad you could join us a Frosted Designs.

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