Saturday, May 1, 2010

LOC Because of You

Hello everyone - it is Saturday morning here and unfortunately I have woken up 'under the weather' not often that happens, so I am going to take it easy today and hopefully beat it. I have been looking through old photos, which is always lethal for me as it makes me long for the day gone by, when we all know that we retain happy memories and forget about everything else.

  At least these days I do something productive with the photos - how could I resist scrapping these - the kids on their first bikes!  I got the 'bones' of the page completed at my Scrapbooking night and then came home and added a few Layers of Color touches and was happy with it. 

These butterflies from the Butterfly Collector art stamp set - they are just so gorgeous and something I reach for often with scrapbooking AND cardmaking - who can resist them, they lift a project and bring joy to look at. 

I cut them out and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - Peeled Paint - I love it's richness.  I then coloured them with SU Chalks/Pastels using a Blender Pen.

You know I had to add that sparkle of Kindy Glitz - I amaze myself regularly at how I use things like Kindy Glitz and I am not usually a 'glitterly' person - and flowers - I was never a fan of flowers but now, I have 'seen the light' and use them on everything - well almost - funnily enough, none on this one! LOL!

I added a corner from Layers of Color Touch of Elegance, this set lives up to it's name - it is so elegant and just the right touch for this otherwise bare corner,  I added some highlights with Chalks and ppicked up the colours on the DP - how easy is that!! 

The other touches are from the SU Scrapbooking Kits that we used - this layout was super quick, while I like that fact I do enjoy taking my time and adding those touches that add to the scene I am creating and capturing the 'moment' from days gone by - oh, I am sounding OLD - guess it comes with how I am feeling today!! LOL!

This is for my Twisted Sister Challenge this week, where Terri (aka  Brat Cards aka the Brat)  challenge us to finish something we have had sitting there for ages - this layout had been sitting in my folder for ages waiting for those final touches and to be added to the album - so I am happy to have completed it - I do have a card I finished as well - it was only waiting for brads or buttons - I hang my head in shame - and that is a major fete as when I do that it feels like there is a HEAVY METAL concert happening in it - I will see how I go and may post is later - or NOT!! LOL! 

I am linking this to:
The Crazy Challenge - Buttons, Brads or Eyelets
AiFactory#34 - Buttons
Stampavie and More - Distressing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D - butterflies
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today, just as well it is a cyber visit, I would not like you to catch this 'LURGY!"  I do appreciate your comments, you make my Day!


  1. Oh Linda... I'm so sorry you are under the weather today!!! Take it easy, rest and get better!!! I love your adorable page! I need to find the old photos and get scrapping!!! You are inspiring me to get to it! I am so far behind on all the kid's books!!! I started them before I knew about stamping and they are so basic that I know I'll have to go back and redo them all!!! Love the little touches you added to this... the touch of elegance stamp, the butterflies and sparkle! Just adorable!!! Hugs and prayers that you feel better SOON!!!

  2. What wonderful memories, and your page showcasing them is jut fabulous!

  3. Not fun to be under the weather, hoping you feel better very soon. I admire you for scrapping at all, we don't even print out photos, much less put them into scrapbook pages. Great touches of sparkle and embellishments.

  4. So sorry you don't feel well, Linda. I hope you get over it soon. And what a great layout. It has so much movement with the LOC butterflies, esp works well with the bike photos.

  5. Another gorgeous layout Linda with the glistening butterflies, gorgeous photos, and the buttons!! I hope you feel better soon my friend!!

  6. Sorry you not feel to good today hun, you take it easy and have a crafty day..it always makes me feel better lol

    love the LO, and those gorgeous photos, butterflies and buttons its just stunning

    Thanks for joining us at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!
    hugs shell xx

  7. Hello Linda! I am so sorry you are under the weather! I am saying a prayer for you now.

    I love this layout!! Those butterflies are gorgeous and the pearls in the center perfect. I love how you built a path down the center of the page with the butterflies and textured brads!

    I'm catching up on all things LOC today, then I'm off to try and create a layout or 2, since it's National Scrapbook Day! I hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

  8. Linda,
    This layout is gorgeous! Those papers are just perfect for the photos. The butterflies and covered buttons are divine! Thanks for playing along again this week at Practical Scrappers.
    Kim xXx

  9. A beautiful layout Linda, gorgeous photos! I love the butterflies. I hope your are feeling much better today :-)

    Sharon x

  10. Love the greens you choose for this, it goes so well with those precious moments, you have captured. Thank you for joining us again at the "Crazy challenge" this week! Is always good to visit your blog.
    hugs Nana

  11. What a beautiful layout. I love the colors and design. You really did a wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Practical Scrappers.


  12. I have see your LO in every single detail.... they are amzing!!! I love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.


  13. Gorgeous page! Love all the detailing! Thanks for joining us AiFactory


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