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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Stylin' then and now

Vintage stickease and papers... in the hoard! are getting put to excellent use here in the Studio.
I still LOVE the look of these pert dresses. The long pink one is a bridal card and the short black and white one is a birthday card. The third silhouette of the girl is a friendship card!

I also put the cuttlebug to good use, as well as my sentiment stamps, and baby pink textured cardstock . The dresses and flowers feature bitty sparkles and clear sparkles , from Close to my Heart.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Growing Older Gracefully

Phew. A long hiatus with no posts in March!
I was back to work on creating layouts this past week, and finished 3 quite quickly that I will share here on the blog.
The first is called:
Grow Deeper as you Grow Older...
I interpret that to mean, be spiritual, and always remain True to your inner self.
And I like the image the words create, that of a tree growing deeper and stronger roots the older it grows.
I turned 50 in October, which was cause for celebration. I know myself better than ever before, and in spite of that, like myself very much! (humour)
It is a new period in my life, which brings strength of conviction, clarity, and even more passion than ever. I am so proud of my family and all that we have done together.
I started this beautiful fall layout back in October 09 as a class that I taught, using the Grace workshop on the go from Close to my Heart. I earmarked it to use for my 50th birthday layout. I had over 35 guests at my birthday, held at the Brights Grove Golf Club (aka Crabbies) and narrowing the photos down for a 2 page layout was difficult. I couldn't decide just how to do it, until I selected a sepia 5x7 of myself for the left hand photo. Then I was able to print lots of 2x3 photos of everyone there and put them into 4x6 flip flap photo protectors, on top of the page protector. Problem solved.
The embellishments are clear buttons backed with Grace floral paper, and metal edge anchors in autumn colours. I used a tiny bit of very arty Japanese paper in an eggplant colour, that I tore, and it really looks great with the golden yellow , rust and teal blue.