Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Smile ~ Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime


Hello, everybody! I am back with more DT projects for Floren at Generations Crafting, this time using Graphic 45's Once Upon A Springtime.  I love the colors in this mid-season collection.  I had this nice fmaily photo that I hadn't scrapped yet and it was a perfect pairing.

For contrast I chose a dark charcoal stripe pp from last year's G45 Le Romantique.  And then used one of the photo mats to accent my photo. Although the Once Upon A Springtime screams for fussy cutting, I had seen so much of that (these papers were highlighted in a number of kit clubs) that I chose instead to simply cut the little bunny family. 



My banner was cut with my Cricut Give A Hoot cartridge and embellished with bows topped with small roses.  The small dots that you see on the banner were chipboard pieces left from my Basic Grey Hopscotch project and were the perfect added touch. My letters were also some left over Creative Imagination foam stickers that I love!



Here's that little famly again .. I think they may have to appear again on some pages of my new little grandsons, don't you?



I added some gemstones to the floral print on the photomat and then placed a little heart chipboard in the corner.
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Next up is yet another frame!  They are so easy, fun and addictive!  Here you can see the gorgeous teal color of this patterned paper.  Using the frame as a template, I then applied the papers with Modge Podge and did a bit of inking. Normally, I paint my frames first but this one was already a nice finished color, so that wasn't necessary.



Added some of my favorite Prima tea roses from Floren's store, as well as a gorgeous Prima Say it with Pearls flourish.  The tag was just the right size for embellishing the frame.  Although I am not big on fairies myself,  I decided to use just one as it complemented the frame so nicely.



I forgot to mention that this is little dggd Peyton who recently had some new photos taken .. I am sure you will be seeing more of these ..



Just one last close-up of the right side of the frame.

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Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

  1. Sandi these are all beautiful. Love the bunny family and your banner. Your posts today are very "spring" looking.

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  2. I love how you used the contrasting charcoal color on the layout. It really makes it pop. And the frame -- gorgeous. It makes me want to try it! Beautiful creations.

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  3. Your LO is gorgeous!! Love the banner. The pic frame is adorable!!

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  4. Sani, love both projects. I love that collection, great choice! Congratulations again on your win.... love the fact it was you!

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  5. Gorgeous layout, love the dark brown and the little banner is adorable! Your frame is fantastic too!

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  6. Sandi,love this beautiful layout you made my friend and that frame well is stunning!!

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  7. those are both stunning Sandi.. I absolutely love this paper collection!!
    hugs
    Nanné

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  8. Sandi with that layout you really stayed true to your vintage flair but the lines are clean and crispy, really good. love your framd and the darling girl in it :)

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  9. I meant crisp, not crispy, like fried chicken, lol. ROTFLMAO

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  10. Another gorgeous layout, Sandi!! Love the G45 papers and the bunnies are adorable!!! Your frame is beautiful!! Love the colors and bling!! Peyton is precious!!! Can't wait to see the new photos!!! Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!!

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  11. Stunning layout Sandi. Love those G45 papers, you have used them beautifully. Great banner and cute bunnies, you've got it all happening, but maintained an uncluttered elegant page. The photo frame is too gorgeous, and a stunning photo of DGD. Now I know where to use those blue Prima roses... Hugs xx

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  12. Beautiful, as always, Sandi! Love the bunny family. The alternating colors are the banner are quite eye-catching. And look at that darling frame! You seriously make some of the most gorgeous things!

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  13. Beautiful Page & frame! Love the bunnies:)
    ~Kim

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  14. Sandy, both of these projects are stunning!!! And I love the color of that frame, and picture of the pretty little "lady".

    I love everything you do, my sweet friend!

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  15. so pretty...love the page and the frame is soooo cute...that banner is fab...i've been working on a layout with a banner for aaaaawhile now...may have to lift those little buttons...love the look!

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  16. oooooo these are both amazing I was going to atempt a frame this weekend lol :)

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  17. These are all gorgeous! tfs!!

    I left you an award on my page!

    http://www.paperandi.blogspot.com

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  18. I have to say this is my favorite collection that Graphic 45 has made. Your layout is gorgeous and I love all your fussy cutting!!! Little Miss Peyton looks so grown up!!! Great job with the frame. Just love the flowers and bling!!!

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  19. They look gorgeous. I haven't been a big Springtime collection fan until I saw your projects

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  20. Beautiful, all the time, Sandi! I love the rabbit family. The alternative poster is quite eye catching colors. And Darling that frame the look! Seriously some of the most beautiful things to do.

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  21. These all of the photo frames are very beautiful and that indirectly also make your all pictures more beautiful. They are so easy, fun and addictive. I will also try them to make these at home.

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