Friday, February 4, 2011

A Sister...

I'm sharing something a little different in this post.  I love creating cards, which is what I usually share on my blog.  But, every once in a while I enjoy putting together a photo/stamped collage.  Well, actually, I LOVE creating these!  It feels like a very personal gift to give, and I put a lot of thought (and time) into creating it.  I probably get as much joy out of creating the gift, as the recipient gets receiving it.
This is a gift for some friends of my husbands family.  They recently had their second child, so they now have 2 daughters.  I wanted to focus on the relationship of sisters, not just on the new baby.  So...this is what I created:
Just click on any photo to see a larger version.

The finished project measures 12" x 12".

This project is going into the following challenges:
The Play Date Cafe - challenge #67
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C72 - create a card or project that incorporates vintage or shabby chic

What do you think?  I would love to read your comments. :o)

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Designer Series Paper: sweet pea, bella birds (SU), english garden (Making Memories)
Card Stock: bravo burgundy, night of navy (SU)
Ink: night of navy (SU)
Stamps: occasional quotes (SU)
Other: brown lace (Hobby Lobby), navy ribbon (Offray), clear swirls crystals (Prima), petal pink liquid pearl (Ranger), zots (Therm O Web), scor-tape (Sookwang), lattice bigz die (Sizzix for SU), the font used for the "Sister" quote is CK Alis Hand (this is from Creating Keepsakes website)


  1. What a beautiful layout :) And what a lovely gift to make and give away! Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. Wow this is gorgeous! A precious gift to give indeed, so so lovely!

  3. I think these colors were made for your layout! Just gorgeous!! So happy you shared this with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  4. A very subtle and elegant layout. Beautiful.

  5. So lovely to see a LO in our entries this week. You've made the colours work so well for you, such a lovely gift! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  6. Gorgeous use of our colors this week for a super layout! I spy an SU lattice die cut used here and love how it looks. THanks for playing with us at the CAfe this week!

  7. I really like your layout...such a great keepsake!
    Sue xx

  8. Oh, Susie! This is such a beautiful LO! LOVE your flourishes and all your paper punching! It all just makes those photographs, truly, shine! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

  9. OH MY! This is such a beautiful LO! I looooooove all the paper punching! This is a fabulous page! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

  10. You have nailed the colors sista! Love your beautiful LO! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  11. What a sweet LO - nice to focus on the sisters. And what an adorable baby photo! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!


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