Friday, August 5, 2011


TGIF!! I was soo excited to spend one of my first days "off" scrappin'! Summer school ended yesterday and it was like a weight lifted. I couldn't wait to get back to scrappin' our Colorado trip. 

I had a special picture of my husband with this 3 wonderful sisters and was happy to find the latest sketch at The Scrappiest was perfect for it.

I bought lots of new goodies for this trip.. many new camping/nature collections, travel lines.. but I wanted something a little different. I went to my stash and found a piece of patterned paper I've probably "saved" for 5+ years. 

It's from My Mind's Eye's "Wild Asparagus" line, called "you are my sunshine".  It's a heavyweight paper and almost feels like a canvas texture. And it was perfect for this photo and the background mat for the sketch.

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I just {love} how it turned out! I had some trouble finding what would "go" with this one piece of paper, but I went through more of my stash and loved mixing and matching different companies and lines.

The beautiful olive "bean blossom" is from Jillibean Soup. I added a brad (with the prongs removed) from Basic Grey to the center of the button to tie my colors together. I framed my 5x7 photo (which is handstitched!) with a Storybook cut.

The sprig on the right is chipboard from Maya Road, that I inked in dark brown (as I did most of the layers). The other pieces are cut from the Storybook cricut cartridge.

I didn't want to overwhelm the layers with more patterns, but the cardstock seemed too plain. So I ran the kraft layer through  my Cuttlebug "leafy branch" folder and inked it in brown. The subtle embossing was just what it needed. More brads from Basic Grey :) I love those colors!

I brought in the same elements to the top right corner, cutting my title/shadow at one inch from the Storybook cartridge. I also used my Martha Stewart "Cherish" punch around the page set on the entire layout.

Whew! Should I tell you this layout took all day? LOL! But I'm so pleased how it turned out. :)

In addition to The Scrappiest, I'm also linking my page to Craft Junkie Too's linky party and ScrapFit's flower challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend :) 



Theresa said...

this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE all the details!

Kristie said...

This is fantastic, Suzanne!! You showcased the photo perfectly and I love all the details you added :)

Missy Whidden said...

This is so pretty! I love all the leafy vines, and the embossing is awesome! You have the perfect details. That is a cool flower, too! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Such a wonderful Lo with such wonderful details. Love the around the border punched edges, the bracket frame wrapping the photo is such a wonderful touch, the gorgeous embossing on your Kraft, and how you dressed up your flower! Thanks for playing along for the flower Weekend Warm Up at ScrapFIT!! ~ Blessings

June Houck said...

I love Wild Asparagus! Great weight and texture and gorgeous prints. You worked the sketch beautifully. Thank you for taking time to leave a comment on my blog. I am your newest follower :)

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wendipooh13 said...

ohhh wonderful page and your flower is stunning!!! thanks sooo much for playin along with ScrapFit!!!!

Tracy said...

Beautiful page, love the color combination. Thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFit!

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