Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Just a Bit Out Of My Comfort Zone!

I just couldn't resist joining in on the fun with K. Andrew and her Vintage Challenge this week. If I had to choose my favorite technique or style I would have to choose Vintage or Shabby Chic. I don't do a lot of layouts however I am teaching a scrapbook class at Michael's and had to make some sample :LO to show my abilities. I actually shocked myself. I absolutely fell in love with this LO. The subject was my inspiration . The little angel in the picture is my husband's grand-baby. Isn't she the cutest? You should see the red hair! For me this pose just screamed "vintage" and that's exactly where it took me in the choice of color scheme and papers. I also challenged myself with attempting to make everything homemade and I almost succeeded. There are two "newsprint flowers" and pearls on the LO that came from Michaels-the rest of the embellishments were either cut with the Cricut, punches or made by hand.
Recipe:
Cartridges:
Cindy Loo;Once Upon a Princess;Just Because Cards;Paper Lace
Papers:
DCWV Glitter Stack
DCWV  Lace & Linen
Colorblock Papers
K & Company
Tim Holtz Distess Inks
Lindy's Moon Shadow Mists
Tattered Angels
Pink & beige flowers handmade
Antique Lace bought in Mass. Antique Store
I cut multiple layers to give my words additional dimension.
I must admit this is the very first time I have have submitted a LO for a challenge. This is really out of my comfort zone! If you haven't already go check out the challenge at  Getting Cricky with K. Andrew and see all the great projects the design team created. Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to look!
Have a wonderful week everyone!
Later!

19 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS, KATHIE!! You KNOW I love, love, LOVE this layout... You've never entered a layout for a challenge??? Ahem, WHY NOT??? You are one of my most talented friends (and wild and wonderful TOO!!)... I am shocked at this news -- Lemme tell ya... You should DEFINITELY submit more layouts!! I love all of your flowers, and I love the pink pearls, and I love the layout... A+ for you!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew this week!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  2. Super LO. I agree with Amy. You really should submit more entries. You are very talented. TFS,
    (:(:Smiles:):)
    Robin

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  3. OMG, I love everything about this. It is just so beautiful! I think it's has to be the prettiest layout I have ever seen! Good luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
    http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

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  4. WOW - this is so absolutely GORGEOUS! Stunning! What a fabulous layout and beautiful picture! I love everything about it!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  5. This is beautiful! I love absolutely everything about it!
    Thanks for playing along with Getting Cricky!

    JulieK-Getting Cricky DTM
    http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

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  6. WOW! This layout so beautiful and the black and white photo is wonderful. You did a fabulous job on this challenge.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou

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  7. OMG! I love it, the colors are awesome, great job
    Rebecca M Getting Cricky DTM

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  8. Oh my that's beautiful! Love everything about it! I sure need tonuse my cricut more often...so love the colors.


    Thanks for playing along with us ay Getting Crickeys simply Sunday challenge.

    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

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  9. Stunning LO, just gorgeous. I can see why you fell in love with it! ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. Impressive and beautiful! You have done an incredible job with everything on this!

    Getting Cricky DTM
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/

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  11. Your layout is absolutely gorgeous. I love all your little extras. Thank you for stopping by during the teacher hop. I am a new follower. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Stunning! Wow!
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
    http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  13. Absolutely stunning :) Hugs x

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  14. WOW This is an amazing layout!! I am in love with those flowers and butterflies! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simply Sunday Challenge!!

    Lots of Love,
    Erika Getting Cricky DT

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  15. This is absolutely GORGEOUS--such a beautiful marriage of elements and texture!
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
    Thank you for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!
    www.gettingcricky.com

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  16. Wow I can't believe yo are feeling out of your comfort zone. Your layout is BEAUTIFUL!! I'm loving the shabby vintage look! Great job:)
    I'm peeking in from ScrappingMommas link up party!!

    ~Kim
    http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

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  17. This is totally gorgeous!!!!! This is so beautiful :)
    Gina
    ginascraftingspot.com

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  18. You need to go out of your comfort zone more often!!!!! Thuis is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Wow what a gorgeous layout!!!! Fabulous!!!!

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  19. I have something for you on my blog! Pretty tasty looking :)
    Gina
    ginascraftingspot.com

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