Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Designer Series Paper


She's a butterfly and oh, my, how time does fly. When I was putting this layout together, the Martina McBride song kept running thru my head and I couldn't help but think of butterflies and how they change and grow and become something beautiful. But, they also spread their wings and fly away someday. So, I'll just enjoy the time I have with my baby and pray that as she grows, she spreads her wings in the right directions.
This layout is for my scrapbook class today, but it also was a good fit for today's Blogger's Challenge. I used a strip of the Designer Series Paper that comes in the Flower Power Card Elements Kit.
Ever since I got that kit, I have LOVED this paper. I love the color combination, love the patterns and love the wide, uneven stripes. I so wish I could get a whole pack of just this paper! Anyway, my 12 x 12 cardstock is More Mustard stamped with Doodle This in More Mustard ink. I layered it up with Perfect Plum, Rose Red stamped with Rose Red ink as well and an Old Olive square from Holiday Traditions Designer Series Paper. The photo mats are Old Olive cardstock.
The butterflies are stamped from Flight of the Butterfly as is the quote along the bottom panel - "If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies." - unknown
I did use my Big Shot on this layout for the title, but I used one of my older Sizzlits Alphabets, not an SU! one. I know, shocker! But, it just goes to show that you can use all your dies, no matter what size in this machine. So, I'm just making use of what I have! Besides, I love the font of this one too.
My journaling area will actually be to the right of the photos in the open space. These photos bring out a lot of emotions in me and I just couldn't bring myself to write those feelings just yet. Especially when I saw the painted butterfly on Emma's hand in the top photo. Wow. Love that girl!
So, go hug your kids and then check out the other Blogger's Challenge players - they are amazing!
Happy Friday,
~~Robin

14 comments:

  1. OOhhh love the layout, the paper lends to a beautiful flow on your page.
    Connie Paxman

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  2. Awesome layout, and such a sentimental topic. Only yesterday my kids were running around...now they are grown and married...sigh

    Great job on incorporating such great examples with your DS paper. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  3. Super fun layout! I am SOOOO far behind in scrapbooking I haven't created a page in about a year. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  4. What a great page about you and Emma!! Treasure that little girl....they grow up way too fast!!! Great job!!!

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  5. Great layout, Robin! You always come up with such pretty scrapbook page layouts.

    And wow...look at that hair! ;)

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  6. Such a cute scrapbook page of you and Emma - great way to incorporate the DSP.

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  7. Great page! I also love this paper and color combo...so fun!

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  8. They grow up fast, don't they Robin? Mine have flown right out the door. Love your layout! Awesome job with the DSP...wish we could get a big package of that, too!

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  9. Wow Robin, This page is simply fabulous. I didn't do my challenge yet, but i'm off to go play! Just gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful page Robin! Just love how you used the DSP as a border on this page!! Gorgeous!

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  11. Great colors and layout! I love the idea of capturing the then and now for scrapbooking!

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  12. What a wonderful scrapbooking page layout Robin! Such a beautiful color combination! :D

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  13. Great layout--it showcases the paper beautifully.

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  14. What a sweet pages...Your pictures are wonderful and the colors are just so pretty together.

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