Sunday, July 21, 2013

Our story blossoms

I have begun to put some scrapbook pages together for my daughter's wedding book.  She requested family pictures of all of her relations on both sides to be included in this album.  What a wonderful family keepsake!  This family included their picture in a Christmas card.  I cut out their names which were embossed on the card and included it as a tag.  Here I show the reverse side of the tag.  I have also include a pic without the tag.
Use Your Words  is a new challenge site.  The challenge word for this month is "story". 

 I have been look for just the right photo to use this glorious green paper (Harmony).  Since the photo was taken out of doors I wanted to continue that theme in the paper choice.
 Mine is the poor girl's work shop.  In other words, I make use of what's on hand.  For distressing the paper I used the edge of my scissors.  Worked out pretty well!  lol!
 A view without the tag.  Red Carpet Studios challenge is to add flowers. Check!
 This is a view of the tag I create from the Christmas card.  The reverse side reveals the family names.
 I am a huge fan of Graphic 45.  Here I have incorporated this fabulous car from the "Proper Gentleman" Collection, A timely point of view paper. I wanted this layout to have a more masculine feel with a smattering of feminine touches.
 I used pop dots under the bird for dimension.

Graphic 45;   Tropical Travelogue collection, Rainforest paper for the leaves.
                       Bird Song collection, Harmony and Longevity, Pearls of Wisdom for the background papers.
                       A Proper Gentleman collection,  Sporting Aristocrat, A Proper Gentleman, Timely Point of View as supporting papers.

                         Bird Song chipboard.

Baker's twine and buttons.
Spare Parts for the larger of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I always enjoy your visits!


  1. Very pretty! I love all the dimension and details. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge on the Use Your Words blog!

  2. Lovely page! Thanks for sharing at Use Your Words.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous page! Love all the details. Thanks for joining in our first challenge over at Use Your Words!

  4. Such a fabulous page, love all the layering. Thanks ofr joining in at Use Your Words :)

  5. Beautifully done, so much detail! Thanks for joining us at UYW!

  6. How sweet you are making an album for your daughter! I love how you incorporated various details from the card into your layering! Thanks for joining our very first Use Your Words Challenge!

  7. I love the story you chose to scrap! And the details on your page are just marvelous. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Words!

  8. Beautifully put together! Love the concept behind the layout too. So glad you joined us at Use Your Words!

  9. Beautiful page! Love the design and fussy cutting. Thanks for joining us at UYW.

  10. Beautiful page!!!
    I love the photo and the colors you used!
    Thanks for joining us at UYW!

  11. Your page is so lovely! I think scissors make the best distressing on edges! Thanks for joining us at UYW!

  12. Beautiful page! At TJSC we don`t allow to combine with other challanges. Sorry, but rules are rules. We hope you stil will come back and participate again.

  13. Love all the embellishments. Thanks for playing at RCS!!!!