Sunday, February 14, 2010

LOC In my Heart

I am so loving scrapbooking at the moment, funny how we go on runs and I am loving this one....I was so inspired by the Inspiration Challenge on SCS, you can see what inspired me here and had to bring out the Layers of Colour images, which I LOVE using with Scrapbooking.

The DP with the circle cut out is leftover from the page I did for my DH's birthday, I saved it from our Scrapbooking Class (thanks Ann), which worked well for this layout!  My DD1 is not a 'girly girl' but definitely feminine, so my challenge was to use flowers but no to go 'frilly' and horrify her - what do you think!?!  I used a page from one of the old Hymnals that I was given by 'our friend Jack' and distressed it with a light touch of sponging, this was layered onto a small piece of DP that has had an adorable fence added, using the Martha Stewart Fence Punch (thanks Pat)and some of the fabulous wood grain from McMahon Five Designs.

The flourish is from a pack I picked up from 'Hot Dollar' I painted it with Tattered Angela Glimmer Mist in Sand - painting it is less messy when I am being lazy (LOL) and sponged the edges with Distressing Ink and added a Chickadee from the Layeres of Color art stamp set Backyard Birds.  The Chickadee and all other images, have been coloured with Chalks and had Kindy Glitz added, it is popped up onto foam dots to sit on the swirl.

This sweet little sparrow has also been popped up on foam dots and layered onto the DP and music.

The layered flowers have been sponged with Distressing Ink and attached to the DP, I have added butterflies from the Butterfly Collector art stamp set and popped their wings up with foam tape, which is not as high as the dots.  The sentiment is from Autumn Leaves, I love the ticketed look and am going to be adding sentiments to my layouts more - I just love Ingvild'sBlog and have been inspired by her art - FABULOUS!!

This sentiment is also from the Butterfly Collector set, I have sponged around the edges.

Phew - there you go!  Thank you for making your way down to the end of this longer post, but I wanted to show you all of the details - I did try to keep the chatter down though - do you know how hard that is for me!! LOL!

I am also linking this to the following challenges:
Pile It On - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - All you Need is Love

Stampin' Sisters In Christ - God Loves You - I would love this layout to be a reminder to my DD1 of her heart for God at this tender age and His love for her, as she grows up and finds her way in life, it is my hope that as she looks back to her childhood, she would be reminded of her faith, our faith and the Love God has for her, that it never changes and is new every morning...and that it is real for her each day and will always remain - 'in her heart!'

Thanks you for looking and for your fabulous comments - I love seeing that you have been - you make my day and make me smile!  Love it!  Weekends go past too fast, I hope you are enjoying yours, it is Valentine's Day here and WET - perfect!  Happy Valentine's Day to you all - make sure you tell those you love how important they are to you - if they are nearby, give them a big hug - don't be shy!  LOL!  God bless you!


  1. Linda this is a gorgeous layout. I love the colours you have used to spell out Bronte's name, the little bird sitting on the end of the flourish and all your beautiful flowers. All the fabulous details just point out how much thought and love has gone into your creation.
    Hope your having a great day!

    Sharon x

  2. Only you could colour a sparrow what looks to be green and brown - and make it look good :-)!

    Wonderful page, Linda, and I trust you have hugged Ron today. My DH has had his hugs, and loved his card.

  3. This is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us over at CCT this week :D
    Hugs x

  4. Oh Linda..... this is just gorgeous!!! So many beautiful details are piled on to this page... and so many special touches that have deep meaning! I love the old hymn you used... we used to sing that all the time!!! Bronte will cherish this forever! TFS!!!

  5. This is so stunning Linda. Your daughter must be thrilled. The detail and colours are perfect..Loz

  6. This is stunning Linda!! Love your layout, the vintage feel and all your details!!! Love the crocheted flower, the butterfly..... The hymn is perfect!! Gorgeous my friend. Bronte will love this!!


  7. Linda, I LOVE your page so much!! I need to start doing more pages of my precious girls. I just LOVE your distressing and those gorgeous birds and flowers!! I was wondering if you could actually punch a fence out of the wood paper with a MS border punch such as this but was too chicken to try...thought it would break my punch! GREAT to see that it won't *Ü*

    Your daughter is so beautiful and I think it's truly wonderful that you are spurring on in the faith and scrapping it too! She must be so proud of her mum!! Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

  8. WOW this is spectacular,love the design and gorgeous embellishments!!! You have placed your flowers and butterflies perfectly and these colours are definately feminine and not too girly!!
    Hugs xx

  9. Oh my god, this is wonderful. You did a great job, i really like it.
    Have a nice evning, lots of love linda:)

  10. Happy Valenine's Day (even if it is late ;D) my friend!! Linda, this page you've made here is beyond gorgeous!!! I love the way you've framed Bronte with the flowers and butterflies...so gorgeous and not too girly. I see I'll have to get you some more of these flowers :D:D, you sure are getting lots of use out of them. Love it!! Thanks for sharing you gift with us!!! Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  11. Amazing! Very feminine, not girly, you pulled it off fabulously. How do you get your pastels so vibrant? Love the look.

  12. This is soooo stunning Linda!!!! I have just spent quite some time looking at every detail!!! WOW!!!!!

  13. Hi Linda

    you have made an amazing page, this is beautiful, I love the earthy clours and beautiful feel of texture.


  14. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you included the hymn! Have a great week and Happy Valentine's Day!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! :)

  15. wow hun this is truly stunning such wondeful detail hugs cheryl xxxx

  16. WOW Linda!!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!! What a gorgeous design and your embellishing is just so perfect!!! So many wonderful details to look at and your daughter is just beautiful!!!! Awesome, awesome layout girl!!!

  17. Oh Linda, what a lovely page for my Grandaughter Bronte, and I'm sure she was thrilled with it. All the details are perfect and will be a cherished Heritage page for her in the future. It's all part of building memories, and you are doing it in a very special way. Well done my girl. Luv Mum...Lesley AKA SuperNan

  18. Linda what a beautiful page to remind your dd of Go's love for her. I love the details

  19. Oh this is a lovely page!
    Thanks so much for entering my blog candy!

  20. How beautiful...and the layout is nice too ;) you have a such a lovely young lady for a daughter..her smile is so warm :)

  21. Hi hun, another stunning creation and I hope she liked it.

    Hugs Ali x

  22. Look at this memorable creation that you made to memorialize the age and time of your daughter. Truly intricate and a mastery of fine and delicate details.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :o}

  23. Gorgeous layout. Your DD is sure to know how much her mom loves her.

  24. Linda, this is just so amazing and perfect from your description of DD1 -- it is delightfully full of beautiful detail but yet not too girly-girly. Thanks for taking the time to show every little specialty you've added to this. Awesome!


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