Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pieces Of Me

I had a lot of fun working on this layout.  It drummed up a lot of memories, some good, some bad.  Over the weekend I was cleaning my bedroom and caught myself looking around.  Certain items caught my eye and I decided to take some pictures.  Now mind you that my bedroom has been decorated the same way for the past 6 years.  It underwent a major overhaul after my marriage ended.  I wanted it to be my space and a reflection of me and what I love.  I didn't want anything in it to remind me that is use to be "our bedroom", with the exception of the pictures of my kids.  So I filled it with soft pastel colors, beautiful flowers, lace and other nick nacks.  Things that would have been forbidden by my ex.  What I love about this layout is that it expresses me and gives others a glimpse of what I am all about.    I based it on the current sketch over at Practical Scrappers.   

All of the paper came from an old K and Company paper pack, Margo.  The colors in the paper match my room perfectly.  I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge to cut out the title.  I added some beautiful lace that I bought at a fabric store a few days ago.  Almost all of the flowers along with the pearl flourishes are by Prima.  I did take a rose, some ivy leaves and little beads from some of the floral arrangements in my room to add to the layout. 

9 comments:

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... this is stunningly gorgeous! What a personal look at you and your life the way it looks today. This soft, feminine side really shows through in your work.... and it is beautiful! Thank you for giving all of us a more personal glimpse of who you are...
Barb :)

2amscrapper said...

So beautiful and personal. Thanks for sharing both the story and the layout.

Sandi Clarkson said...

Debbie, what a great, fun layout! Super girly ... love ALL those pearls! The whole thing is just scrumptious!

Scrappin Kaz... said...

Hi there! As I said on SB - this is absolutely wonderful! Such a beautiful job on this LO! Thank you for sharing!!

Scossie Jane said...

A beautiful layout Debbie, so soft and feminine, you certainly rocked the sketch xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous. So soft and pretty. I love all of the pearls. I'm so glad you have been able to make it your room and a reflection of the new Debbie!

Leah said...

Wow, you seem like one smart woman to me! Change to suit yourself! That is smart and not everyone could do that!
The photos are beautiful as is this LO...a beautiful tribute to a soft, gentle place all for you! (hey I'd give anything to rip my bedroom apart and start new! LOL!)

Ann-Katrin said...

So beautiful and full of sweet details. Love it! Thanks for playing with my sketch.

Cinnabon said...

I think this is the most beautiful layout I've every seen. Simply gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your story, and I am glad you have a place you can go and just be you. I sure would love some details on how you did the center part with the alternating pieces of pp! ;)