Friday, November 12, 2010

It's Friday and I have some projects to share!

I know I say this every week, but TGIF!!!!!  First off, I'm finally better, not 100%, but I would say 80%.  It's been a long month and I'm so glad to be over the hump and getting back my energy!
I have a couple of projects to share with you today.  My first is a layout for the new sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches.  
We have a beautiful sketch designed for Stuck On U Sketches by Vanessa Waller ( Ness)
 When I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to do another layout of my grandparents.  After my grandfather retired from the RCMP, he worked for a while at a security position at the British Embassy in Canada.  I found this picture of him and my grandmother, along with the original invitation to attend an evening affair at the embassy. 
I scanned the original invitation and printed out a copy for my layout.

I used a little bit of everything on this layout, from Basic Grey and Graphic 45 papers, Prima flowers and roses,  K and Company butterflies and Making Memories.  I did a lot of fussy cutting with the Graphic 45 paper, and believe it or not I trimmed the layout with peach seam binding!
Please pay a visit to Stuck On U Sketches to take a look at what our wonderful DT has created using the lovely sketch by Ness. 
Friday also means a new Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs!  This week's challenge is a word challenge, using thanks or thankful on your project.  I chose to make a card to give to my mom for Thanksgiving.
I chose to use some of the beautiful Teresa Collins paper from my November Sweet Peach Crop kit.  Don't  you just love that big beautiful flower by Maya Road and the little Jenni Bowlin butterfly?  Please come over to Frosted Designs to see what the rest of our DT has created and while you are there don't forget to check out our Sketch Along Tuesday sketch!  There's still time to enter this challenge.   
Okay now, there should be no excuses for not being creative this weekend.  We have a new sketch up at Stuck On U Sketches, a new Fabulous Friday word challenge at Frosted Designs, a new sketch challenge which I shared with you yesterday at Sketches In Thyme, and a sketch challenge over at Artful Delight.
Let's get those creative juices flowing!!!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
. . .  Debbie

25 comments:

debbiebakk said...

Just love your SOUS layout so much to look at and just lovely, I love the butterflies and that lacey peach flower is beautiful. Yes my creative juices will be flowing this weekend_I'm so excited to be going on a 3 day Scrapbooking retreat- I did 34 power layouts and I'm ready to scrap. So I'll be posting lots of pages next week for quite a few challenges and then some. Glad to hear your feeling better.

Lilavadi said...

Super works!!! Very interesting, unique and wonderful!

Marianne said...

What a great card!!! You put in a lot of work and it's very unique and lovely!!

tania said...

Hi Debbie, I love all the details you added to this layout, your card is beautiful:)
Thanks for stopping by @ my blog:)

Diana said...

Your SOUS is full of yummines to look at. I love that little picture frame. Just GORGEOUS!!!
The card is Amazing as well, I love that black flower, were was it when I was looking for a black flower. LOL

Jocelyn said...

OH,that LO is just stunning!!!! The card is adorable tooooo!!!

Wishing you a great day!!! I really have this junk on my chest and it is miserable!! I agree, Baltimore is filled with Beautiful people!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your layout and card are both so beautiful. Love how you used the invitation on your LO. And that Teresa Collins paper is FAB :)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

WOW Debbie, that lo is beautiful! Your card is sweet too.

CraftyGirl said...

Wow!! that is a lot of challenges! Your LO is spectacular!! I love that you include the invitation along with the photo! And all that fussy cutting looks amazing!!
Your card is stunning!! I adore the flower and butterfly on it!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! I love your layouts. They are full of details, match perfectly and give a warm and cozy feeling. !

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness this is just amazing, stunning !!!
Oh all those wonderful details are fab...such a great picture and how fun to have the invite. I LOVE THIS

Fern said...

Debbie, you have the most amazing family photos to scrap!!! This is gorgeous!!! Everything from the photo, invitation, papers, and all of your fussing cutting is just fabulous!!! Your card is beautiful, as well!!! So glad you're feeling better!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!!

Star Rork said...

wow so much pretty details!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Totally love this one, Debbie! I know how pretty those G45 papers are in real life .. love that you fussy cut those flowers! Looks awesome. I think it is fantastic that you have that invitation to the embassy .. and that you included it! Love the flowers and b/f of course..... And seam binding .. are you kidding me?!! You rocked this one@ Love your card for your mom! Glad you are feeling better finally! I won't be doing too much creating .. :( Busy family weekend but that will just give me some great memories and new photos to scrap!

Maria Elena said...

Wow Debbie what a elegant details you have in your LO... All combinations come perfect !
Your card with that black flower is unique - great job !

Have a great Friday ;-)
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Cindy Gay said...

What a Wonderful Day is a wonderful layout. The photo of your grandparents is precious, as is the layout!

BabyBokChoy said...

Seriously, that layout is amazing!!! I am not exactly too good with that particular line from G45, so I think you outdid yourself, amazing!

artfuldelight said...

Seriously your LO's are absolutely fabulous. Now for a stupid question (I think), How do you keep your LO's safe. They have such dimension to them, if you put them in an album, don't they get squished?

Just beautiful though! So happy to hear you are feeling better!

flowerdisco said...

debbie...what an amazing lo. you mut put it in a shadow box. it's gorgeous!

hope you are feeling better too. thanks for your thoughts and sweet words. same here for you sister....same here!

Nanne said...

Sandi took the words right out of my mouth.. but I just needed to add that once again you took my breath away with one of your stunning layouts..
I too love the fact you scanned the invitation and added it to your layout adding just that little touch of detail again..
Hugs
Nanné

Lea said...

Beautiful layout! What an intrigueing life your Grandparents must have had. Also love the card. Great colors, and you're right about that flower! I just love it!!!

li-bee-ti said...

I'm so happy to read that you're feeling much better!!!
This is a stunning vingage layout, Debbie!!! The photo is really something and your design of the page is so perfect!
Way to go for that fussy cutting! you certainly have a lot of patience.
And the card is so beautiful! So dramatic and I'm sure your mom would love it!
Have a great weekend!

Stine said...

SO glad you are feeling better! Love how this turned out. Love the fussy cut flowers and the real flowers. Great picture to scrap.

annette said...

WOW oh WOW !!!!! fantastic cut work & love your photo ... X:)

Ness said...

Wow Debbie your layouts are absolutely stunning, love what you have done with the sketch. Love Ness xx