Saturday, May 1, 2010

I Scrap To Capture The Moment . . . Cherish the Memories.

Happy NSD and Saturday to everyone!  I decided to participate in the NSD activities over at Scrapbook.com. They have lots going on and tons of prizes.  Their All Day Challenge is Why I Scrap.  I had these pictures and papers together for a layout and decided to design my layout to coincide with their challenge.  I can't believe how long ago these pictures were taken, 20 years ago.  Jeffrey was such a loving "big" brother to his new little sister Sara.  I based this layout on the current sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays.


I love the rounded scalloped frame which I cut from the Cricut cartridge Straight From The Nest.  I also used Street Sign for part of the title.   I got adventureous with my sewing machine and stitched a grid on the white cardstock.

Anyone who knows me, knows I love to mix patterned paper.  I used paper from Sassfrass Lass and Crate Paper.  I had recently purchased some of the Cosmo Cricket Material Girl collection, and when I was looking at the chipboard, I knew I had to incorporate sewing into my layout. I also used some material, which I gathered and then added to the bottom of the layout.
I used my Quickutz Stiletto Skinni Mini alphabet for the wording at the bottom of my layout.  I had also recently purchased some large felt flowers and leaves by Jillibean Soup.  The heart buttons I purchased at Jo-Ann and the others I found in my stash.  Perfect for the button challenge over at Practical Scrappers.
 I have spent almost my whole entire day online.  I've participated in four blog hops and have had a great time. Found a bunch on new inspiring blogs and lots of tutorials! 

19 comments:

FawnKreations said...

Love the colors! Very cute page and love the sentiment! =)

Jocelyn said...

So pretty...great colors!!! Love how you used different lines!!

Happy NSD!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Oh wow!! this is fabulous!! The pictures are so adorable an the papers/colors you used are just devine!! Another great one!!
Barb :)

Diana Fisher said...

This is stunning! I just love all of the wonderful details!

Scrappy Gifts said...

Wow amazing - so bright and cheery. You've been busy today. Wish I had known about some of these other NSD activities. Happy NSD! If you're not too busy, come over to my Blog From Community and participate in my Online Crop Challenges and Games. Only a few people are participating so you'll definitely be getting a prize if you can participate! http://theblogfrog.com/935825/forum

Oh and I'd love if you linked this up to my Scrappy Saturdays! http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/05/11th-scrappy-saturdays.html

Kim said...

I love how you mix up patterned papers, this layout is a perfect example of how well you do! Love all the bold colors and fun embellies! Just fab, as always!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love these bold colors, Debbie. And wow, talk about using your sewing machine .. fantastic idea to do the criss cross. This is one of those layouts that you will pull out and admire for weeks! Love it!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Wow! Very pretty!

Caro said...

Beautiful, beautiful LO! I can't stop looking at all the wonderful details!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers.

Sarah said...

Happy NSD! I've been over at sb.com too enjoying the festivities. Love your layout, those reds are beautiful and so many gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along at Practical Scrappers!

tania said...

this is so pretty, the colour and details are just perfect!
have a great day!!

Julia said...

Oh my goodness this is so bright and cheerful. It made me feel good just looking at it. :)

Tammy said...

What bright, pretty colors. Adorable! And I love the photos!

lisa said...

Lovely colours and lovely LO.
Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays x

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Gorgeous page! Love all your details and embellishments. So pretty!!!! Happy Monday!

BabyBokChoy said...

Lovely layout and I love love the fresh vibrant colors you used, have you checked out Cosmo's latest line!!! You would love the colors there :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I sooooooooooooooo loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! that STITCHING ROCKS and love love love love the colors!!!!! Thanks soooooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

mely said...

WOW
A great layout with fantastic olors

Fern said...

OMGOSH Debbie! This is gorgeous!!! I luv all of the textures and layers you've added to this beautiful piece of art!! Great job with the stitching, too!!! Beautiful job!! Hugs!!!