Friday, June 10, 2011

Thankful to be Me ~ SOUS ~ June 10, 2011


Hello and Happy Friday, everyone! June 10th? How did that happen? Before you know it, it will be mid-June!

Anyway, this week we have another fabulous sketch by Beggahuna with lots of eye-catching negative space. Although I am the one who chose the sketch this time, when it came time to do my layout, I wasn't sure what photos I wanted to use that would work.  I decided I wanted to scrapbook about my birthday this year .. which was fabulous .. but I didn't really have many photos of that day! So, I improvised and figured this would just be a trial run at the sketch ... because the photos were not that great. But in the end, I loved my page!  (I can't seem to get a very focused shot of the page for you but so be it!) I made a companion page that has the same paper but merely has a couple of pockets to hold my birthday cards.   

Don't you love the bright Hoopla papers from Glitz Designs? I bought mine from Floren at Generations Crafting knowing they would be great for someone's birthday! I trimmed the papers with the birthday cake so that I could lay the Zebra striped paper behind it and let it peek through. I also used my craft knife to cut around the cake so that I could snug my larger photo closer and replicate the sketch a bit better.

I used my Martha Stewart deep-edged Floral Vine punch on some black cardstock and placed it all the way across the page and beneath the bottom photo. The black flourish is a Fourish with a Bling from Ness Waller. Thank, Ness! 

"Thankful" was cut with my Imagine using my Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons cartridge. I really need to explore that cart more .. it has some great fun stuff!  I finished out my title with some Making Memories tiny alphas that say "to be me." I have such a great, loving family that I cherish every day!  

Lastly, I added some Prima flowers from my stash, as well as some K and Company butterflies. They were the perfect finishing touch! Like I said, meager beginnings but I'm very happy that I captured a few memories from that day!

Now that the end of school has come and gone, I hope that you will have some time to play along and use the sketch this time. And a big thanks to ALL the visitors that we have had for the Blog Hop this week .. a huge success!

13 comments:

  1. love your LO Sandi.. terrific colour combo .. love X:)

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  2. Love this page and the color combination works so well. Oh, the photos are perfect for this layout. TFS

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  3. wow this is stunning...love the greens and the black just pops on here :) gorgeous layout

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  4. Black, green and white are the colors in my home. So, YES, I truly LOVE this color combo! Beautiful layout!

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  5. What a beautiful layout, Sandi!! Great papers and bling!! I love that you scrapped YOUR B-day... Kuddos for you!!!:o)
    I decided to do my grocery shopping early this morning because it's been so darn hot down here...and since I have to drive so far, I didn't want the cold things to get hot!! Too expensive to have to through anything out!! Stay cool!!! Have a wonderful weekend!! Hugs!!

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  6. Another really cool and beautiful layout -- a great way to remember your birthday without the pictures!

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  7. Such a beautiful layout Sandi!!! I love those Glitz papers and the greens and black.

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  8. Love the black against the bright green!! Looks like you had a terrific birthday :)

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  9. Looks cool and such a refreshing and clean color palette! Love it, girl! ;)

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  10. These are not your normal colors...I love what you did with them! Glitz does put out some awesome stuff!

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  11. Sandy, your layouts are always stunning! I always know when I visit you my mouth is just going to drip and my eyes will bulge... lol!

    You do such beautiful work, my sweet friend!

    Hope all's going well!

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  12. Sandi... this LO is beautiful!! I love the bold colors and the punch you used on the black cardstock really looks stunning!! It looks like you had a great birthday!!

    barb :)

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