Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Family Is A Patchwork Of Love

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!  I should have been cleaning, instead I was scrapping.  I'll pay for it later.  I love the sketch this week over at Stuck On You Sketches, and wanted to enter their sketch challenge.  It is by Amee Gandy, aka as Southernbellescrapper.  I knew I soon as I saw the sketch what I wanted to do.
I knew that I wanted to do a family layout.  I had a lot of scraps and thought the idea of a patchwork quilt would be cute.  I also wanted to enter the layout in the current written challenge over at Butterfly Crafts, where you had to use  polka dots, orange, gingham ribbon, butterfly, scalloped edge, turquoise, cherries, pins, felt and bling. You don't have to use them all, but you have to use at least one.  I used polka dots, gingham ribbon and felt. I also wanted to enter it over at Practical Scrappers where you are challenged to use something old.  Most of the paper is old, and I've had the rubons for at least a few years.

The background paper is new and by Prima.  I did some machine stitching on the little squares and had a terrible time with the tension on my sewing machine.  I used two of my new Cricut cartridges, Songbird for the title and the fence with the little bird, and Straight From The Nest for the tree.
The cute little felt flowers are by Jillibean soup.  The rubons are by Three Bugs In A Rug, and the frames I found at Michaels yesterday.  They come in a little pad and are by K and Company.
The pictures were taken on Thanksgiving day, 2006. I'm sure you can tell by the expression on daughter's face that she wasn't very happy.  The beginning of that week she had her four wisdom teeth extracted.
Thanks for stopping by!  -Debbie

9 comments:

Sandy said...

Debbie...love these photos...your poor DD....she must have been in so much pain...bless her heart...I love the way you put this together...the quilt idea was just toooooo creative. I love all the little details you've added....the frames, charm, ribbon...well gosh everything looks fantastic....btw...thanx so much for the lovely comment you left me...it soooo made me smile....i really appreciat your encouragement...it means so very much to me...happy day my friend!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh my, Debbie, you are tempting me with some new carts, GF. Good thing my bday is right around the corner ... Love the patchwork, the yard scene, the ribbons are fab .. As always, wonderfully creative and lovingly put together! Thanks for joining in!

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie.... this is fabulous!! Love your take on the sketch... the quilt is brilliant!! You always do a great job with embellies... but you really out did yourself on this one!! I especially love your little bird and heart!!
Barb :)

tania said...

this is so so beautiful, love all the little details.

Nanne said...

Your layouts always leave me speechless and this one is no exception.. I ADORE everything you have so cleverly added, my fav being the little bobbin and thread..how utterly cute as a button is this?..LOL :O)
I'm sorry to hear about your DD, but I know exactly how she felt, I too had four back teeth pulled all at once when I was 13 to make room for braces..Ouch!!
hugs
Nanné

Rainbow said...

Hello Debbie!! Love this lo!! wonderful sketch!! love how you framed the pics!! great details!!
I have something for you in my blog, please come to take it!!
Lidia

Leah said...

Goodness I have all this trouble coming here and none of the pictures would pull up...finally though! woo hoo!
I adore this page! I have always wanted to do a "patchwork" page as well...with every page you do, I just can't get enough of your sweet details!
(pretty jealous too of your 2 new carts!)
Oh and I adore that title!!!

Kim said...

Oh Debbie, I simply adore this one! I love and collect old quilts, this is so perfect! YOur squares are the perfect patchwork for the layout! Love it!!!!!!
thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers again this week!
Blesseings,
Kim xXx

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Debbie, beautiful work. What I love the most is how you feel about your family and what you wrote about it. I love the patch work,and all the details, they are beautiful. Happy Tuesday!