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Friday, May 23, 2008

Leave a comment to win a set of my flower embellishments (oh, yeah, and some new layouts..)

Okay, so here is the deal.

I would love to see some of my handmade felt embellishments on your pages. I lieu of setting up shoppe on Etsy, I would love to give away a set of (your choice) flowers to TWO of my readers!

So post a comment or question in my comments section and I will draw 2 winners. You can choose which set of flowers you would like by checking out my shop to the right of this post -->

I look forward to hearing from you, especially all of the lurkers out there..(wink)

Okay....now about my new pages!

As you can see, I have been playing around in my scrap room again. I stopped by Michaels last weekend just to pick up some adhesive and well....you know how that goes. I ended up with a basket full of goodies. The new Amy Butler is absolutely divine! I rushed home and found a pic to scrap and off I went creating away.

Just a little bit about the layout: The photo in this layout is one of my senior pictures. I still remember that day like it was yesterday. My entire family, horses and all, loaded up and headed out to the country side to the most picturesque ranch, where the photographer resided. We literally spent all day taking shots all over his property. It was so fun.

I can't believe 12 years has gone by since that day. Just creating this page brought back so many memories of my life back then, what I dreamed of what I wanted to be. It's amazing how you think you have it all planned out and THAT'S the only option..........only to have an entire decade pass and maybe what you've planned really played out the way you wanted or is something entirely different than you had imagined. I have always thought of life as a path in which we have hills and turns, we never quite know which path to turn on or go up........ and only if we pay attention to our intuition and our faith, we will always choose the path we are meant to travel. I hope that makes sense. I guess I am feeling all philosophical this week.lol.


Bare with me here in my extreme rambling session...

Moving right along ;)

Again, going back in time with this layout.This is my sister, Heidi and I in 1984. I can't say that I remember this day.....but, I did have a story to tell when I was choosing these photos to scrap.

The title sums up my journaling perfectly. From day one...both our appearances and our personalities were totally opposite. My mom would always call me *Day* and Heidi *Night*. Yes, we did have our sisterly quarrels, but as we've gotten older we are great friends and confidants to each other.

This was just one of those pages that was *fun* and came together quickly and I love the outcome. I had a hard time choosing what my background would be....black, white, aqua, orange???

Decisions, decisions......

I finally liked the kraft cardstock for the background. I felt it made the colors really "pop". I hand cut the adorable rainbow and flowers pattern and jazzed it up using a brown pen and Sassafrass Lass buttons. I chose to add my journaling on the rays of the rainbow. I thought that was the perfect location. I thought about writing it around the parameters of the layout, but ended up using creating a line border instead. I used my ruler and a brown micro tip pen. I used an aqua colored pencil to highlight the brown line and couldn't resist taking it just a notch further by adding 2 dots at the end and circling one of them with a white pen.

You see. Sometimes I just can't stop adding stuff.

And, um ya know....typing this blog post. Rambling.

Well, I look forward to hearing from you and sending 2 of you some goodies!

Enjoy your long holiday weekend!!
Hugs,
Tessa Ann











68 Want to leave me a comment?:

Julie said...

You look so sweet! :) I hope all is well, I think about you often! I always adore your flowers!!

Susie said...

Your layouts are awesome!!! Love the details. Your flowers are awesome

Tracey said...

hi Tessa

from tracey in ON, Canada,
A lurker coming out of hiding! hee hee
Love both of your pages. Is that Sassafras lass not the most fun PP ever!!?? Your homemade flowers are the cutest too........I am sure they would look great on one of my LO's! ;) Have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

I just love your LO's Tessa! Always an inspiration to me. Flowers are great too!

Jodi said...

Congrats on the etsy shop - your flower (and all other!!) creations are divine!! Love your work.

leewoodside said...

Always checking in to see what you have created. Gorgeous layouts as always and love those flowers.

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

Oh! me meee! pick meeee :-) I love the new flowers!!! and layouts too of course!

Michelle Lanning said...

ohh Tessa you know I would love some of those ;) Loving the layouts too!

michou said...

you know how much i love you mayouts! i love your style !!!

Amy said...

I just love your layouts always fun and creative! The flowers are the cutest and I can't wait to see what you create for the Creative Scrappers website in June. Am looking forward to seeing it!

Steph in NB said...

Love Love Love all your work!!!
Your flowers are adorable :)
Steph

Elizabeth said...

I never thought about making a LO featuring my high school senior photos...my mom just brought them over to my house.

Beth Warren said...

I love your layouts, they are gorgeous. I'd love to win the flowers - finishing a layout using Cosmo Cricket Gretel line and would love flowers to match that. (LO has dark brown, tangerine, blue, and other colors including maroon/dark red).

Sue said...

I love your flowers, they are gorgeous! <3
hope you are doing well, have a great day! :)

Donna. said...

Love that you are posting some new layouts! I <3 the first one. It really is amazing how fast time flies.

Good Luck opening the Etsy shop!

Virginia said...

Well, I cannot pass up an opportunity to maybe win a Tessa Ann original. :) I was so glad to see your post pop up in google reader today- I am always so inspired by your work. I must go play with some of that Sassafrass now- I loved how you paired it with a childhood photo. It's perfect!

Kristine Davidson said...

yes, yes , yes ! I love your flower embellies! I would love to put some on one of my layouts!
ok.. that's me begging!!!!

Great ramble today!!!!

{hugs! }

Anonymous said...

Love your bright and colourful LO Tessa :)
Kirsten N

Laura said...

Hi Tessa:

I'm writing from Mexico city, i read your blog every day.

Your work is amazing and that flowers so cute. I wish one :D

MandieGirl said...

I"m so glad you posted again...I AM a lurker, but really enjoy reading your blog. :) I also have been eyeing your etsy, so this could be a very cool coincidence. :)

Hope your weekend is fantastic!!!

Alycia Sanders said...

oooh tessa, those are just divine! the flowers and the layouts that is. =)

scrappy77 said...

Love the felt flowers! I love the sisters lo, it's so fun! I always love coming to check out your latest work! Hope your having a great weekend!
Monica

CandaceHNC said...

Found your blog from a "favorite inspiration" thread over at Willow Traders and had to comment since my daughter's name is Tessa Ann! Love your work! The flowers are very cute, so now your etsy shop is saved in my "favs" for next time I have some Paypal money :o)

Amanda L. said...

love that Day and Night layout....you rocked the Sassafras Lass!!

Melisa said...

love the layouts and your flowers are great!

Erica Hettwer said...

I love those layouts! I'm always looking for inspiration in scrapping my older, but not heritage photos. Thanks! :D

Robyn W said...

Hi Tessa Ann, i have just found you and i surely will be a lurker...i will be back

Shannon (Swell) said...

oh man i am constantly scrappin old school pics, so fun coming up with funny titles and jotting down random memories. anywho, awesome pages. awesome flowers.

Teresa Loop said...

Very sweet layouts!

I can completely relate to the high school picture layout - it DOES seem like you have it all figured out... my life has turned out completely differently than I thought it would, thank goodness!!

Great blog, I've enjoyed looking thru all of your entires!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Lots of inspiration here! and those flowers are awesome!


Angie

Loretta said...

Your layouts are such an inspiration to me. I love the flowers!

Baby's Got Scrap said...

Love all the flowers!
-Jaime

said...

I want these cute cute flowers! Loved the layout and your senior picture!

Sherri said...

I love your day and night layout ~ how fitting, one of my sisters ~ actually all us sisters are so different, guess I could use the North, South, East and West idea on my layout haha.

And love the pic of your senior year, it's nice when you have lovely pictures like that, even back when you maybe didn't scrapbook! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie :-) said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous....as are your layouts!!! I love your work & thank you for being such an inspiration!!!

Michelle E said...

Love your 12 years ago layout! The flowers in your shop are way cool too!

Linda said...

everything you do is just perfection...Love this scrappy goodness.

luvin'it said...

Tessa. I love your flowers. they are so cute and even if I don't win. I will still buy! Congrats and way to go.

Sew Susan said...

Very cute!!!

luvstoscrapbook said...

Your flowers are wonderful and the people that win are going to be so lucky. I love your layouts!

Jessica said...

I'm a lurker, popping out to say hi, and I love your LO's!!!! Keep up the great inspiration.

Jaime Lynne said...

Hi, T. I'm just checking on you and hoping you're doing well. I like you!

Martha said...

I love your flowers - as well as your blog! I totally enjoyed browsing through it! I'm hoping I get to use some on a page soon!

redmom said...

Wow I love your flowers!! Good luck with your etsy store, you'll do great!!!

Rox-Ann said...

What a great rak your flowers are gorgeous! Good luck with your ETSY shoppe!

Dominion said...

great blog!!! Love your scrappy style!! your flowers are gorgeous also!!

Jenn said...

hehe i checked out your etsy after you joined the CS forums and then I saw your blog and my jaw dropped to the floor! your pages are seriously some of the best I have ever seen! Simply amazing! Plus I have like 4 sets of flowers in my cart already! so a chance to win some would rock! thanks girly!

Lisa said...

Tessa, I met you at the Daytona Scrapbook retreat in October - wished you had come back in April - Your work is awesome AND you have a great personality.....LOVE your LO's! It amazes me with the embellishments you put on them - always wondered if you planned ahead of time or just add as you go....you inspire me LOTS! Good luck with Etsy - I've visited it a couple times after seeing your pillows.

Cheryl said...

I love your work and your embellishments are fab!!

Jane said...

Well, free give away?? I can't pass that up!! Besides I just love your work!!!

~Amie~ said...

I adore both of those layouts, you have inspired me to pull out some of my old photos and try to get some scrapped! thanks!

Margie H said...

Hey, coming out of lurkdom to say hello! Was thinking about you today...hope you're doing well!

Love the LOs~makes me want to bring out my supplies! LOL!!

Take good care!!! xoxoxo
MargieH in Chicago

caroline said...

love your layouts and your flowers... delicious! i would love to play with some of thoses, but can't really choose wich one!!!
thanks for the giveaway!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Those are so cute...I'd love to win one. You choose!!

Roxann
stampinrox@gmail.com

Scrappin Cheryl said...

Your flowers are so cute and your layouts are always amazing! We miss you at the Scrapbook-Oasis, come and say hello sometime!

Sandra said...

Great layouts....and your flowers are gorgeous!

Angie said...

I love your flowers,and your layouts are awesome!

Hooliganmama said...

Hey you.
Long time, no see. Are you still working at the LSS still? I need to stop in and see ya!

You always do the cuteest pages! I just love em!

I just became a demonstrator for "Uppercase Living" it a cute little company that makes the best wall art/decals ever. I think you'd love it!! Wondering if you'd like to have a party? Let me know. I'd love to see your scrap room!

kimosabescraps said...

wow, loving those flowers of yours... and awesome pages.. now you are making me want to go to Michaels! ha...

great layouts.. love the layering!

Kim

Jessica said...

Just found your blog. Those flowers are adorable. Love them and I would totally use them on a scrapbook page just for you!!!

Michele L. said...

just found your blog the other week...you are one talented chica! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win the funky and fun flowers.

sylv said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Your layouts and the items in your shop are fabulous!

dutchbird said...

I love your stuff! Especially the lay out of you twelve years ago! Time goes by way too fast!

As for the flowers I love them all and I'm sure that the two winners will be happy with any of them!

Merel (a.k.a. dutchbird)

Jenelle said...

Adorable LO's and I love the flowers!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tessa,

I'm a lurker but often talk about your fabbo work with the lovely Miss Ali Russell. Would love to 'play' with your beautiful creations. Hugs 'n' kisses Kirsty.

Penny B. said...

Just popped over here from the BG newsletter. AMAZING work!!

Dan said...

hey from Brazil!! love your work. such an inspiration! I really would love if u visit my blog (soulfine.blogspot.com)
Hope I win! lol
See u
Dan

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