Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm Ba-ack!

Thought I would do a quick post and let you know that I am back from a quick vacay to Santa Fe.  We had a fabulous time .. but it is always nice to be back home. Hopefully, I will be able to catch up on your blog posts in the next few days!

While you are here, I thought I'd share a layout that I did with one of our June sketches at Practical Scrappers. This layout was based on Jannike's (rosejen's) sketch, although I did flip it horizontally due to the orientation of my photo.

Here is the sketch which shows 3 photos. In place of those I just used one photo of my Dad. This is his highschool Senior photo, taken in 1940.  I found it last year after my Mom passed away. It was still in its cardboard frame.  A real treasure for sure!

I used some things from my June Swirlydoos kit, including the yummy Bo Bunny Timepiece collection with a mix of things from my stash. Because my maiden name was Key, I like to use lots of keys on my heritage pieces when I can.  The stopwatches were fussy cut from the papers, then I added my floral, bling and some Tattered Angels overlays that are so cool!

I had planned to post this Thursday with our sketch feature at Practical Scrappers but thought that in honor of Father's Day yesterday. I would post it today.

You will also note Pia's sketch on my left-hand sidebar ... and hopefully you can join in before the 23rd. Just email your layouts to for a chance to be featured! Can't wait to show you how I used Pia's! 

Have a wonderful, productive week!


  1. Welcome back and its so nice that you got to get away for some fun!
    Love the sketch and your layout. I bet that was great finding that picture. My Mom was visiting this past weekend and gave me her graduation picture still in the original frame and I will treasure it also.
    You have lots of wonderful keys you used and of course love your flowers!
    Sandy Davis

  2. Welcome back and hope you had a great vacay :) Lovely layout, you are the empress of vintage awesome layouts!!! :)

  3. Such a fantastic layout! I love this Bo Bunny collection - your photo is perfect!
    Glad you had fun on your vacation!

  4. Glad you´re back happy and safe my friend!!! Your layout is so beautiful and elegant!!!

  5. Sandy, you always do such beautiful layouts!

    I'm so glad you had a wonderful vacation, but it's always a pleasure to visit and see your gorgeous creations!!!

    Welcome back!

  6. lovely layout, Sandi! Glad to have you back!

  7. welcome back Sandi :) this is just an amazing layout and I love the use of the ribbon in it too...that photo truely is a treasure, glad you found it :)

  8. Hello Hello!
    Glad we both had good times on our trips...but you certainly got more bling out of it! LOL! Ok maybe not "bling" exactly but...LOL!
    What a gorgeous page Sandi. I just LOVE it!!!!!

  9. What a find, Sandi! And you made a beautiful, yet manly layout with it!!! Love that BoBunny paper and the fussy cut watches are perfect... Great colors and the keys with the ribbon are awesome!!
    So happy you had a great time on your vacation and glad you made it home okay!! Hugs!!!

  10. Beautiful layout! What a wonderful way to honor your father. I love the blue and yellow blended with the vintage look.

  11. Stunning layout Sandi, and what a treasured photo. Love all the keys and the beautiful Bo Bunny papers. Gorgeous use of the flowers.... Hugs x