Tuesday, October 19, 2010

LOC What Happened?

Today is our 19th Wedding Anniversary and can you guess what I got - it was the biggest shock when I looked at this photo  - what happened to us - where did we go!?!?!? LOL!

Having children makes time fly - they grow up so fast and before you know it they have gone from being babies you hold in your arms, to teenagers - and what happened to us in the meantime - we joke about it between us and my DH says he used to have a '6 pack' - but now he has the whole keg!!

As for me - I have my figure to my son, my hair to my DD1 and my sanity to my DD2 and none of them have come back properly!  LOL!  What can you do - you sure cant fight it! It seems the changes are here to stay - arghhh!!

I started this layout at My Scrapbooking evening with my friend and SU demo Ann - all of the papers are Stampin' Up.  Ann is used to me starting something and then coming home and either tearing it apart or adding to it - in this case I  added the Layers of Color Natural Flourish art stencil for the flourish behind the flowers, sponging it on with Distressing Ink

Layers of Color  Flowering Gems and Polka Dot Love art stamp sets for the flower centres and had Kindy Glitz added for some shimmer.

This gorgeous clock is a gift from my friend and neighbour Nat and I just had to use it on this layout - it symbolises how time flies by - and the wonderful years we have had together.

A little surprise is  behind the photo, a tag is  tucked away behind the torn DP.  I decided to do it when I came across a  gorgeous piece of embossed card stock and it was just the right size to make a tag - it just went from there.  I used an image from the Renaissance Hearts art stamps set for the top of the tag, colouring it with SU Chalks, cutting it out and adding that special touch of Kindy Glitz!

It is finished off with a Heidi Grace Rub On and a photo (of course!)  So what do you think? 

This layout is for the following Challenges:
Sisterhood of Crafter's - Show us You B-L-I-N-G
The Crafty Pad - Torn or Distressed Edges
One Stitch at a Time - Embellish It
Stamptacular - No cards at All!!
Our Creative Corner - Embellishments - The More the Merrier - flowers, clock, pearls, gems, RubOns
Cinema Saturday Challenge - Hand cut or DieCut
Gingerloft - All that Glitters or Blings
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - Ink and Edge Distressing 

You can see more of my projects in my Layers of Color Gallery, while you are there make sure you check out the other Design Team galleries there is so much inspiration waiting to be discovered, we are thrilled that Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Stamp CompanyYou are invited to join us on our SNR Group where there is lots of fun and chatter (No surprises there I know! LOL)  There are also discounts and previews that are exclusive for the Group Members - come and join us!!

Thank you for your comments and all of the encouragement you leave me here, it is appreciated!!!  I love seeing that you have visited - it makes my day!  God bless you!


  1. Linda, this is a gorgeous piece of art! I hope your anniversary was full of sweet memories and hopes of more to come! May God bless you and your hubby in even greater ways than he has before!!!

  2. Happy Anniversary. I hope you have a blessed day! I love how you have the natural flourish stenciled on the page. I love the happily ever after tag.

  3. Beautiful Layout Linda! I love how the chocolate background makes the colors "pop", the soft romantic touches, and lovely details. A treasure!

    Happy Anniversary you two!! It's all about maintaining your youthful love for each other. You radiate love! That's a gift and legacy to your children. Treasures indeed!

  4. Linda, you are so funny! I just looked at your now photo, and dear girl, you are gorgeous! Time has been good to you! Happy Anniversary to you and dear hubby! Your page is beautiful! You inspire me to 'think about' scrapbooking...lol!

  5. Happy Anniversary Linda :). How wonderful to have such beautiful memories showcased with these beautiful pages you create. These are just stunning.

  6. This is gorgeous Linda and that clock is to die for!

    Age is a wired thing, I still feel like 22, but they tell me that I am not anymore - where did the time go? Where did I miss out?

    The two of you look so good togheter, and luckily love does not care about age!
    I wish you another 19 good years togheter - and then another 19, and then maybe even another 19.


  7. Congrats on so many years together! You both look just as happy now as you did then- and I think you look wonderful, too! :-)
    You did an awesome job on this, Linda. Your details are amazing. That clock is awesome. What beautiful layouts.
    I hope you and your husband are having a wonderful day of celebrating!

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary...we celebrated our 12th last month & I have to agree time does fly, I can't believe my baby is 13 in February!!!
    Gorgeous LO hun, I love that clock its beautiful as is your picture..
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week!
    Good Luck!
    Hugs shell xx

  9. Fabulous layouts Linda! Wishing you and Hubby a very happy 19th Wedding Anniversary. Thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  10. HAPPY Anniversary Linda. You have not changed a bit. I bet you have enjoyed every day of the 19years..LOL..Lots of Hugs to you both..Loz

  11. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!!! May your life and marriage be blessed forever!!!

    Your post made me giggle...time does fly by..and trust me I feel it and see it in our photos too...LOL!!! Your scrap-page today is fabulous!!! Love all the perfectly planned embellishments...amazing design Linda!!!

    Big hugs to you and your family!!! ~Silke~

  12. Beautiful L/O- just like the people in the photos. I think the grand babies also steal something from us too - at least that is my excuse as to why my knees creak....

  13. Happy Anniversary to you both! My you celebrate a lot more of them. Time certainly flies, that's why it is so precious, just as you immortalize this wonderful picture of 2 young people in love and full of hope. Love this reference to time using the beautiful clock. Fabulous DP and such a lovely lay out. I love everything about your page WOW.Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular No Cards Allowed!challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

  14. Happy Anniversary, Linda! This is amazing! What a gorgeous design and photos. Time does fly when you are sharing and having fun with the love of your life.

  15. Beautiful project and great work Thank you for playing along with our theme at OSAAT Please pop back along play our prize winning game Very bottom of our blog post under girls cards Its fun and easy Two prizes to win and Good luck with our prize draw on Sunday too for more goodies with J sheen
    Liz xx

  16. What an amazing layout and I love the hidden tag! You are amazing my friend and always inspire me!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at The Sisterhood! We appreciate you supporting our challenge!

    The Sisterhood

  17. wow, Linda, your LO is adorable. I love it (your Clock, flowers, design and colours are great).
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this time. Good Luck!!

  18. Beautiful LO Linda totally gorgeous!! Thanks for joining in at the The Crafty pad this week! Hugz xx

  19. a gorgeous project Linda! Thanks for taking the time to join in with the challenge this week at One Stitch at a Time! Gemma :)

  20. Super layouts and great papers. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  21. Happy Anniversary, Linda! Your scrapbook page is just beautiful! Wonderful detailing and embellies! I really enjoyed reading your commentary, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenges this week!

  22. Such a lovely LO - your choice of embellishments is fab !


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