Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life Is Good . . . Be Happy

Last night I was visiting some of my favorite blogs and and came upon Sketches In Thyme and instantly fell in love with their current sketch challenge.  Now mind you it was around  9:30 last night and the challenge ends today, so I started this layout last night and was surprised at how quickly it came together.
The sketch they chose is from Page Maps:
I love these pictures of me and my mom.  They were taken 4 years ago on Mothers Day.  I've been holding on to the Life Is Good collection by Echo Park and thought the colors were perfect to compliment my pictures.
I also used a few papers from Echo Park's Little Girl and  Sweet Summertime along with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch.
I had worried lately that my cretivity had taken a hit with all of the stress in my life, but will have to say I felt so encouraged last night after I finished my layout!
Yes, life is good!

25 comments:

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Love the photos of you and your Mom. Sweet layout. :)

Linda said...

Wow you did a fabulous job!!!! So nice and sweet!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a beautiful layout, and great pictures of you and your mom! I love your page!

Lea said...

Fabulous LO! What great photos! Love all your layering, the litle home banner, the tree and clouds!

Tanya R said...

This is full of pretty goodness. Love it Debbie.
Hugs
Tanya

Maria Elena said...

Nice and pretty LO ! I have same papers.... I feel like I HAVE TO work on mine ! xoxo

Have a great Wednesday ;-)
Maria Elena ~
http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Adorable Debbie! I love the photos and all the little embellishments. You are right, the colors and papers are a perfect compliment to the photos. Love that sketch, I may have to play along as well!

GreenScrap said...

I love that layout!! Is so cute and happy!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Jocelyn said...

OHHHHHHHHHHH this one is just PERFECT!!!! Love the colors, and all the embellies!!!!

Wishing you a great one!!!

Kelly Massman said...

That is a great sketch, and you've done it proud!

Dawnll said...

I am telling you -so many people just loved this sketch, I think you have done an amazing job with this beautiful layout of you and your mom.
Miss having you play along, it is great to have you play

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful LO! LOVE IT!!! That collection from Echo Park is one of my favorites!!!

Fern said...

Debbie, it looks like you've found your mojo!!! WOW, this is beautiful!!! The papers are perfect with these priceless photos!!! Wishing you a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!!

aussiescrapper said...

Deb, I only wish I could combine colours like you have here, I feel a little like you at the moment, I am struggling with DT mojo, sort of just want to do my own thing. Might even take a little break from challenges....I just want to be creative and making this stunner of a layout in the block form is something I would just love to try, can you tell me how do you oranise your papers, in manufacturer groups or all together and just pick ones that you think go together? Love to you, hope you are getting back on top. Melxx

Tammy E. said...

Beautiful page Debbie. I wonder why you hit creative walls, but you inspire us with every layout. I am so sorry that life is tough right now. I pray that each and every day will get better and better.

mforquer said...

Debbie - I love this layout!! First, those Echo Park papers are fabulous...and I absolutely LOVE how you laid everything out!!! Gorgeous!
hugs,
M

scrappinlil said...

FAbulous layout...I love it all. I too entered into this challenge. It was very easy to put together. Easier than some of the challenges I enter. Great pics TFS

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love that line...and loving how you put this all together!! Just BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sandi Cl~ said...

Deb, this is gorgeous. As for your crativity .. that will never take a real hit .. you'e a natural if there ever was one. It jsut flows! Hope the stress settles though and we get to see more of your lovely work! Great photos, too!

Erin R said...

oh wow, great colors and love that layering!! Thanks for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!!

lizaveta said...

Oh, what a great LO!!! I love it!
Thanks for joining with us at Sketches In Thyme!

Stine said...

Gorgeous Layout Debbie!! Love the colors and all your cute embellishments. Great sketch. Think I will save it for later :)

Nanne said...

Thats just utter talent to get that layout done as quickly as you did.. Its beautiful as always :)
hugs
Nanné

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a brilliant take on the sketch, fantastic!

Christine said...

Gorgeous layout...you always amaze! I linked this up on Practical Scrappers!