Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Measure of a Woman

That's the title of my layout! I stamped the title right on to this awesome Sassafrass paper!

This layout expresses how lucky I feel to be able to share my life with such beautiful souls! It's about how even though I don't measure up to the woman I want to be, I realize I must be good enough because here they are...smiling and least in a couple of these photos!

Let my start off by saying....this layout is crazy! I incorporated 4 challenges in this layout! Oh, by the way, I know there is a challenge blog out there that does this but I CANNOT remember the name of the site! If you know, please tell me!

Here's the challenges incorporated here:
1) Sketchy Thursdays: click here to see the sketch
2) Dream Girls: use "measure" in your layout, use the distressing technique, and use measuring tape
3) Vintage Plum weekly challenge: use vintage items or photos.
4) These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things (their FIRST challenge) COLOR. Well, as I've said many times, I LOVE turquoise! I also love the combination of turquoise and hot pink!

And this layout was EXTREMELY entertaining to do!! I had LOTS of fun fun fun!

Here's the journaling:

I'm suprised I was able to combine some Sassafras items with that damask pp by My Mind's Eye and that VP paper with the turquoise diamond patterns. I love the look of different things coming together.

That crepe paper was way too fun to work with!

And I made this prettiful butterfly! I used 2 different sized butterflies cut out of 2 different vintage books and stacked them on each other. I added some pearls and viola! I think my little butterfly is way too cute! I just added a couple sets to my Etsy Shop, if you wanna peek at the different sizes!

You can't see it in the photo, but my butterfly has some major bling! I used Dazzling Diamonds by Stampin' Up! Seriously, this stuff is NOT YOUR ORDINARY's this high powered glittery fairy dust. It's a SUPER ultrafine iridescent glitter and I think THAT'S what makes it different from other brands! Everytime I run out of my Dazzling Diamonds, I HAVE to get another! CLICK HERE for more info and how to use it! HERE is my SU website if you JUST HAVE TO HAVE IT TOO!

Well, thanks everyone for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!