Saturday, July 16, 2011

Counting The Reasons Why I Love You - The Scrappiest #128

The weather here in Maryland has been gorgeous the last few days!  Temps in the 80's with a nice breeze.  I've taken advantage of it and have been spending time outdoors tending to my flower gardens.  The hot humid days are expected to make a return any day now.

I've got a layout to share of my mom.  
It was taken years ago.  She is sitting on the steps of the house I grew up in. 
I used my July Artful Delight kit along with sketch #128 from The Scrappiest, which I flipped.
I got a little adventurous on my layout and actually did a  little stamping.  I used a brick wall stamp from Prima  and a doily stamp from My Mind's Eye.
I also used a stitching template from Bazzill to make the pretty flowers.
There is still plenty of time to enter the sketch challenge over at Artful Delight for a chance to win the July kit.  You can check it out here.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeee that lo! I loveeeeeeeee the photo of your Mom and loving the stitching! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

April said...

What a great page Debbie!
- April

Missy Whidden said...

I just saw this on the Artful Delight blog and had to come & let you know that is just beautiful! I love the brick stamp and how the papers' colors coordinate so well together. The stitched flowers are perfect! I'm a new follower :)

Court said...

I LOVE that brick wall stamp!!! And how did you make such perfect flowers with the sewing? Love it Debbie!

Angi Barrs said...

Love the photo of you Mom. And the stamping on the page is fab. :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Hi, Debbie! What a fabulous photo of your mom .. just warms my heart. Love your stamping and oh, my word, the stitching is perfect! How did you manage that? As always .. a fave for sure!

Nanne said...

You always have this perfect way of getting just the right colors and emblies spot on.. this is fantastic and that title goes so well with the prints..
That photo is such a treasure and you've done an amazing job capturing the beauty of it for generations to come..

Debbie Bakk said...

What a beautiful page of your mother - how precious is this? Love th brick wall stamp and the stitching on those flowers- WOW. Enjoy your weekend.

yyam said...

Just beautiful! Love how you use such fresh colors with a vintage photo!!!:)

Lea said...

You're ability to mix vintage photos with such fun paper and make it looks so awesome is amazing! Love the stamping, and those flowers, I'm a collector of the Bazzill stitches templates, I should dig them out :)

Cindy Gay said...

What a beautiful layout, made with love as evidenced with those flowers! Great design. Great brick wall (stamped?) background.

BabyBokChoy said...

I noticed the brick wall immediately, it looks fanTAStic!! This is so classy and elegant! Great great layout!!!

Lynette Jacobs said... really made the sketch your own. I love the stitched flowers, such a perfect touch. Thank you for playing along with The Scrappiest.

Liz Chidester said...

Super cute!! Your stitched flowers are adorable!