Sunday, April 25, 2010

Frolic

Happy Sunday to everyone!  It's chilly and rainy and dreary here in Maryland.  I wish the Spring weather would turn around and gives us lots of sunshine and warmer weather.  I actually had some free time last night to scrap and finished this layout of my mom and her little brother back from 1940.  My mom and her family are from Canada.  My grandfather was a Royal Canadian Mountie, and my mom spent her childhood in many different areas of Canada.  This particular picture was taken at Fort Chipewyan in Alberta.  All of the paper and stickers I used are October Afternoon,  Fly A Kite. 

I am entering this layout is a few challenges.  The first being Sketchy Thursday.  I've been wanting to give one of their sketches a try and when I saw this week's sketch, I loved the idea of using some patch work.  Here is their sketch.
This layout also qualifies for a challenge over at A Cherry On Top for their April Die Cutting Challenge.  You are to use a die cut machine to cut out your title.  I used my Cricut and the Don Juan cartridge to cut out my title.  I cut it out twice, inked it and used some pop up dots.
I just recently purchased Tim Holtz's paper distressing gadget and love it!  I used it to distress all of my patchwork squares and my tree, then added some machine stitching.
Isn't this tree adorable!  I cut it from the Cricut cartridge Just Because Cards.
What I love the most about this layout is the picture.  I laughed at my uncle with his curly hair and clothing.  I love that the picture captures my grandmother's hand writing, depicting the location and date of the photo, and even includes where she corrected the date.  To me the picture is priceless.  I framed it with a cut out frame by K and Company.

15 comments:

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

This is gorgeous! I love the pictures... how precious. Your page is really beutiful. Happy Sunday!

CraftyGirl said...

Wowzers Debbie!! This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the patchwork and your take on the sketch... and that picture!!! How wonderful is that?!! Great job scrappin' this one!!!
Barb :)

Tammy said...

Don't you love the fact that you have your grandmother's handwriting? Awesome job on the challenges. Gorgeous layout!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Debbie,this is so adorable and swwet!!! Cherry on top?? One of my favorite on line shops!!

Susan said...

Debbie....this is amazing!! I was over at the ACOT gallery and what do you think popped off the screen at me? YUP....it was yours! I LOVE IT! I don't know your ACOT name so when I came to see what you posted on your blog here, I had to chuckle! As you know, I absolutely adore all your pages!!!! This is no exception. I love the vintage look of the frame and that tree is just great! I might have to get that Cricut Cart. Its amazing to me that I have 30 cartridges and still never have the ONE I want! :) I owe you email but will probably wait till tomorrow!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love this one, Debbie. It's so happy and cheerful! I just got that cart but have not used it .. that tree is fantastic! Fab photo.. another pricless LO!

Leah said...

LOVE it!!!!
I was putting together a LO yesterday and actually was thinking about you...I think it was one of my first trees I"ve put on a LO and it made me think of you! LOL!!!!
and then I come see this...now I know why!!!!
xoxo Leah

Darien said...

OMG!!! This lo have so much dimension!!!!! And Beautiful colors!! You did Gorgeous!!! As always!! Hugs!

Jocelyn said...

Oh Debbie...this LO is Stunning...I love that tree and the little banners are tooooo cute!!! So many wonderful colors and details!!! What a Fabulous Pic!!

Thanks for the kind words that you left for me!!!

Wishing you a great week!!!! :-)

ellen s. said...

what a gorgeous layout! the details are amaZing and i just love the word frolic! just makes me happy like this lo!

Andrea Amu said...

That K&Co. frame on your photo here looks amazing! Well, the entire layout is! Just so many sweet details. Don Juan is such a great font and it looks perfect here. Love that tree too :D

Amy Engel said...

Love the whimsical feel of this page and your take on the sketch is amazing. The colors are cheery and playful. Good job!

Amy E

Rainbow said...

This is adorable Debbie!! I love the colors!!! beautiful page!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Just yesterday Lydell gave me a "lecture" on not skimping out on details and NOT be lazy with my layouts. I am reminded the importance of details looking at this, yes, it's the little things that make a layout outstanding, like this one. Machine stitching aside, you cut the letters, you inked it, and then popdotted them, that title seriously is eye-catching!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I just love love love love this!! i loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the stitching...and that YUMMY tree!!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)