Today's layout is featured as my design team challenge over at Platinum Scraps. The sketch was originally a one page layout but I only do two pagers. For my project I am showcasing a layout of my granddaugter Symone and my newphew Jamarian enjoying a popsicle on a warm Summer day.
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Oh what a super cute line of paper by Bo Bunny. Too bad it was created with a boy in mind. The papers were actually pulled to create a boy layout at Treasured Memories for a make and take.
Well, Little Miss Symone acts like a boy at times but all girl at others. She is tough as nails, but loves her lipstick, mascara, (she sneaks in her Tee Tee's bag), and fingernail polish. Now Jazmine on the other hand is girlie all the time.
I love the colors of the line. Lots of bold and bright colors, but how can you create something girlie out of something masculine?
My trusted friend Phelicia saved the day. In a previous class they made grass out of the little strips of beaded ribbon. I loved the effect, but it is tedious cutting those beads. But it is worth it. After I had my grass, I was like now I need some flowers because Symone loves herself some flowers. The little roses just added that extra ump to create something beautiful.
In the original sketch the title was black. Can you say did nothing for the layout. I decided to change my title from geared up to Girlie Girlsand layer for a more dramatic effect. To create the grass effect, you cut each bead on the top row going horizontally. Then you go back and completely remove every other bead horizontally. It creates that staggered look.
Some one suggested that you take the beads you cut out and glue them in various rows to create the different heights of blades of grass. I didn't do it in the layout, but I will try it on another one.
To create the curl on the flower stems, we just used a paintbrush and twirled it around the stem the staggered them throughout the grass.
I was super excited to have the opportunity to visit my daughter this week in Lafayette, Louisiana. That meant that I could visit my favorite scrap store, Treasured Memories. I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to scrap, but had no paper in my stash. Yes, for those of you who are saying no way she didn't have any paper, believe it, I have plenty of paper, but none to match the photos.
This layout is my daughter, Tiffany and her future, maybe, lol fiance, Herman. Our town has added a beautiful waterfall landscape to the downtown area and we all love it. These photos were taken one Sunday evening.
I popped the flagstone in various places and it added so much dimension. I cut the My Mind's Eye paper in strips then weaved the wood. I am truly pleased with this layout.
I would like to say Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mom's on our special day. It is not easy being a mom but someone has to do it. I have been home to day since church working on a layout I started last night. I am so relaxed when I am in my scraproom.
I have a few layouts to share that I made recently. The first one is a layout I created for Platinum Scraps. I was really surprised at how this layout turned out. My girlfriend says that I love to use every little space on my page. But I followed the sketch to the letter and I am so glad. The sketch came from Sketchy Thursday.
This is a photo of my granddaughter and my future son-in-law. They were downtown on our riverbank. They are such characters together. I have no clue what they are looking at but it had their attention.
My second photo is one I created for my Disney trip with the local high school band. I am actually working on several books. This is not an original sketch. I believe I found this one on bing.com. My motto is if the wheel has been created, then it is no need to recreate it. So with that said, I have lifted this layout.
These are various photos of the group after our week at Disney. It was so much fun, but also very tiring.
Can I say that the last month has been hell for me. But any of you know me, know that I believe I serve a big and mighty God. Now that doesn't say that the enemy hasn't tested my faith. I am asking God to allow me the strength for the journey.
With that said, I have to realize that many of us are struggling, whether it be personal or professionally in our lives. But I want to encourage you hat even in the darkest hour, hold on.
As I was reading my devotional this morning, it takes you to Genesis 50:20. As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.
Joyce Meyer says further on that this verse is a testament to how when others try to harm us, God will allow us to come to a place where we have the ability to overcome good with evil.
She reminds us to never forget how big our God is. Whatever happened in the past, it doesn't dictate your future. Trust God and he will turn things around.
Know that this day, God loves us dearly.
Ok, I was so frustrated the other night when I had the chance to view my personal blog and I saw that my layout from last Friday at Platinum Scraps. I am trying my best this year to juggle work, family, fun, and commitments and thru all of that become a better me.
I can't remember what all I had said but anyway, thanks to this new format on blogger and my inability to comprehend it, it did not post.
So without further ado, here is my take on the card sketch used for last week. Thanks for being loyal followers and do come back for future projects. The card sketch was selected from pagemaps.com.
If anyone knows the name this punch, please leave me a comment in the comments section. I realized that I have all of my punches but did not keep up with the names.
I am mother to three adult children, Darrin, Tiffany, and MJ. Mother in law to Roxie. Grandmother to Kinya, Kennedi, baby Trey, and Hailey Poo. Godmother to David and Jazmine, and God mother in law to Candice. I love creating layouts to showcase my beautiful family. Sit, down, relax, and enjoy.