Friday, January 29, 2010

SSCC Mum & Kids

Thank you to all of you who made such lovely comments both here on my Blog and on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge last week when I represented Layers of Color as Guest Designer.  I was very touched by your lovely comments, they mean so much to me.  I so appreciate the love and support you have shown - thank you!  {{{hugs}}}

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ is brought to us by PeggySue, the scripture we are given is:

 "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."  1 Peter 1:23 (NIV)

For this challenge, since most seeds come up as tiny green shoots, use the color green somewhere in our creation, not all over green, just a touch somewhere.

I have created a double layout this time, it has been a while since I have done one and it fitted well with this weeks challenge!  I do have at say that there is probably a bit more green that I had first envisaged, but all in all I am happy with it! 

The DP is a feature, I have noticed that I love using DP as the base that I build my layout on, it just doesn't feel right with plain CS, but I may surprise myself one day!  The fabulous lettering was given to me by my DH - he saw it when he was out one day - they started off a pale lemon with a aqua swirls, but as I was sponging around the edges I really liked the way the Old Olive caught on the raised swirls, so ribbed the dauber over all of the letter...I love the 'vintage' feel they have taken on.  Three added gems finished off the word 'Mum' nicely - a girl's gotta have her BLING! LOL

I used a stamp from the Layers of Color art stamp set Fleur Heart on the left hand scallops, these have been coloured with chalks and had Kindy Glitz added.  Even though these images are only small, they definitely add so much to the layout - it can be the littlest things that add so much - this is definitely the case here!!

The next page has DP from the same set.  I actually started these at my Scrapbooking night, which is once a month.  My SU Demo and friend Ann runs a fabulous class - I am always inspired by Ann's work and she has so much patience with us all....I don't think there is a night that I have come home with a finished project BUT I do always finish them!!

The sentiments are Rub Ons from Kaiser, makes the journalling side of things so easy!!  I have used a lot of tearing and sponging on these pages, it is a favourite look of mine and as I look through my album I see it on nearly every page.

The gorgeous flowers are part of a RAK from my dear stamping friend, Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz) I love these and have used different sizes and added a variety of brads.  the leaves are from the Layers of Color art stamp set Flowering Gems- these have been chalked and had a light tough of Kindy Glitz added...I love using stamping on my layouts and the leaves fitted perfectly with these flowers.

How true is that sentiment...our children are like tender young plants that we 'tend' for a time.  It is an adventure watching them grow and take on their own personalities and become the unique people that God made them to be.  I am sure that each of us had no idea what it would really be like to 'grow' our children, in all honesty, they have probably 'grown' me as much as I have them.  They have made us laugh and made us cry but filled our heart with so much joy - I am grateful to God for blessing me with these beautiful people, to be part of their lives has been my calling in life.  I look at these photos, taken at the end of a long day out and I know that I have loved and been loved - they are a blessing to my DH and I - I am proud and honoured to be called 'Mum!'

Thank you for stopping by and for your encouraging comments.  I love knowing that you have been, you know it makes my day!  God bless you!!  {{{hugs}}}


  1. Oh my LORD!!!! Linda, you have outdone yourself with these two pages, my friend!!!! Girl, I am speechless over the perfection and beauty of these pages!!!! I love the colors you chose and all of those different elements of embellishment. WOW!!! Those white flowers sure look good when you use them....I can't get them to work for me...I know it sounds strange, but they never ever look so fabulous on my creations. Your DH did good with these chipboard letters...they look amazing the way you've kicked them up a notch ;D. Amazing work, my friend!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  2. Wow Linda - these pages will be treasured forever - they are absolutely, positively gor-juss!!

  3. Oh those pages are gorgeous!! Such rich color and fabulous detail. How sweet of your DH to bring those letters home to you and you used them masterfully. Thanks for participating in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

  4. They are such gorgeous pages,magnificent details and a beautiful colour combo!!! The photos are lovely and so precious!!
    Hugs xx

  5. Spectacular! I really, really like the letters on the first page, great job. The quote on the second page is one of my favorites, too. The color combo is so soothing, like a mum!

  6. oh linda hun these are gorjus pages what special layouts too brilliant detail and the word mum is just stunning great colurs too hugs cheryl xxxx

  7. Beautiful layouts Linda....love the scalloped edges and the flowers and lace add a lovely touch:)

  8. These are wonderful Linda. I really love that color combination. One of my favorites.

  9. Hi Linda, These pages are absolutley gorgeous..the colours,papers and layout are all just perfect..
    Mandy xx

  10. What a gorgeous layout with your beautiful family. The colors are stunning. So classy and sophisticated. tfs

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  11. Linda, your family layouts are so precious! I love the happy colors and "Mum" and "Kids" words are spectacular! :) Michelle

  12. Linda, these are truly stunning....the colors are so fitting with the photos, the green tones really pick out the trees in the pictures just perfectly. I love everything about these layouts....the cutout mum and kids, flowers, the Perfect sentiments...you have inspired me to get working on my son's scrapbooks again.....Thank you for that!
    I feel so blessed to be the mom to my little boy and there isn't a day that goes by that I am not thankful for being the one who is fortunate enough to "grow" my little sweetie. A true blessing for sure, one I cherish each and every day.
    You are such a blessing to us Linda.

  13. These pages are so gorgeous Linda! Love the color scheme and your flowers, but most of all those GORGEOUS vintagey letters!! Wonderful job sponging those! I also love everything you said about children and we tend them for a while and watch them grow. So true! Beautiful job...thank you so much for sharing, and thanks again for entering our challenge at SSCC! *Ü*

  14. Amazing,beautiful,gorgeous! I could go on and on. The pages are wonderful but the words touch my heart.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SSCC.

  15. Oh, wow! That is gorgeous! I love the color combo. Thanks for playing with us at SSCC! :)

  16. Hi Linda, What a lovely tribute to you being a proud mum and loving all the moments it brings. Just adore the scalloped edge great job. x Chriss


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