Monday, March 12, 2012

she's a lady

I don't usually refer to myself in third person on my layouts. However, my mom took this photo of me last year and it feels a little surreal to me. I often just feel and live like a big kid but I look like such a LADY in this photo. I don't really think of myself as a lady. At 31, I guess it's time I do?

I followed the March sketch over at C'est Magnifique. I'm loving their challenges! Simple and wide open for interpretation. Anyway, the papers are from 5th Avenue by Melissa Frances. 
I found them at Blue Moon Scrapbooking.

I keep this little tray on my desk to catch odds and ends and rejects from my projects. 
I always go fishing in this when I start anything new.

I picked out these pieces.

I sit the items on a coaster and set aside while I begin. That way, I don't forget or lose track.

"she's a" are from Authentique. "lady" is from Nook and Pantry by Basic Grey. The little flower at the top was made by my sister Vivian. The pink rose on the left is from Recollections, a Michael's brand. The vine lookin' print thing with lines is a rub on from Fancy Pants.

The white rose is by Stephanie.

Most of my LOs are about my little guy so I really pile on the flowers if I'm doing something girly! The largest flower and the white rose are by Stephanie. The text print flower on the right is by Vivian. The other filler flowers are Primas. I used my foliage Spellbinders and coordinating Heartfelt Creations stamps for the first time today. Didn't quite turn out. If all else fails, distress and add Stickles
And that's exactly what I did!

A fun view of those pretty flowers.

Another Spellbinders die. Also used for the first time today. This cardstock is Bazzill Bling. I wish I could get more of this beautiful cream color!

This scalloped edge is fussy cut from one of the MF papers. There I go with my favorite Distress Ink topped with Stickles technique again.

I love to wear dresses in the summer but the following photos 
will help you understand my more natural state of existence.
A runner.

A clown.


PaperCutsForU said...

You are a beautiful lady :)

Heather Lynn said...

it's so much to do a lo about yourself every once in a while! love your page..beautiful colors and flowers! you did
an awesome job with the design/placement! have a great week!~hl