As you may have guessed from the title this doesn't happen that often, and even more amazingly I have not only finished one, but two layouts from the class... Julie and Karen pick yourselves up off the floor!!
Seriously though the girls from Scrapbook Sisters outdid themselves with these papers and layouts, and I'm going to be completely honest and admit that on an average Tuesday evening after a day of work then rushing home with the kids, a quick handover with hubby and then out again my brain is usually fried and I tend to
copy scraplift the examples while I am there and then either use the left over papers and cardstock for more layouts when I'm at home, or use them to make cards :-)
So, drum roll please... here's one of the finished pages (with journalling and a title and everything!!)
The picture is of my son wearing his suit at his aunts wedding but after he had changed out of his proper shoes (he couldn't walk properly in them!) and back into his trainers :-)
This is the original picture
OMG! This was taken when he was about 18 months old!! He's so small there!!
I used my own border punch, letters, twine, red (on the wings of the butterflies) and antique linen (on the ticket) distress inks, gems and Tim Holtz ticket.
With the exception of the chandelier, which was a stamp, the paper (Distraction from the Love Struck range by Creative Imaginations) in the middle of the LO is as it comes, how lush is that!! I want more of this range and try and see how a card looks :-) It's matted onto a neutral/kraft coloured piece of bazzill, which has been stamped on the top and bottom edge with a flourish stamp. A circle has been gutted out of the middle of the cardstock and this has been stamped all over with the flourish stamp and matted behind a black circle onto which the photo has been matted. Holes punched in the top to line up with the sizzix die, then stuck down and tied with some twine.
I used some letters from my stash and matted them onto some red CS from the kit and grouped them with the rest of the elements
I love this layout (and not just because I like the photo!!)
More to share over the next few days, cos I've been quite busy!!
Thanks for stopping by
P.S. If you have time why not enter my Spring Colours challenge over at Ladybug Crafts Ink and the Easter Animals card challenge at Scrapbook Sisters