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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Ingredients:
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)

13 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  4. A very subtle and elegant layout. Beautiful.

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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:}

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

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  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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