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Monday, September 01, 2008

Scrapbooking again!

(In a singing voice......) I have been scrapbooking a lot this week and oh, boy it DOES feel GREAT!

I give total credit to the Noel Mignon "Memory Lane" kit I received a couple of weeks ago. About a month ago I was asked by Noel to be the secret September Guest Designer for her kit club. I was excited to be a part of her awesome design team for the month of September and thought this was the perfect chance to get my scrapping going again. Once I had that kit in my hands, I couldn't stop playing! It's been a little over a week since I started and I've already created 5 layouts and have a few more in the works! Ah, it feels good to be "scrappy" again :) I even sat down last night and started a page using some Heather Bailey papers with my new favorite Elles Studio line of embellishments. So, my dear friends.......this blog is getting back to normal again with layouts and projects!



Okay, I'll stop rambling and just show you a couple of the pages I've done so far. I am posting a couple each Monday to the Noel Mignon blog, so I can only share 2 today, but I have a few sneak peeks I'll share ;)

I love these photos of my grandma Ann standing before my grandpa's new cars. When I was going through their photos, I found many pictures of my pretty grandma standing before a shiny new car. These photos were the perfect inspiration for this kit :)



I got a little on the grungy side with creating this next layout. It's been ages since I've used a brown ink pad and distressed my papers. When I first started scrapbooking, this was something I did all the time, but moved to outlining my layers with a pen instead. I was mostly inspired by the lovely poppies in the SEI papers in this kit and had to cut those pretties out! Here is my *dirty* page..ha! :)


Here is a few sneak peeks of the others I've created too!

I also created these this weekend as a special order in my Etsy shop. My customer wanted pink breast cancer awareness ribbons to adhere in the center of Prima flowers. I used my polymer clay in a sweet pink pearl along with tiny little rhinestones to create these........

I've been sketching ideas for Christmas embellishments to add to my shop in the upcoming weeks and am going to start designing and creating them today. So be sure to check out my shop in the upcoming weeks for Christmas themed buttons, frames and felties!


Aside from creating, this weekend was my Grandpa's 86th Birthday Celebration. He was so surprised that so many of our relatives came to celebrate HIM! He was choked up with tears in his eyes the entire weekend. He gave out lots of hugs and kept expressing how thankful he was that we were all there. He is so sweet and I adore him. Here are some pics I took that day :)

My dad, my grandpa and my aunt Sherry.
Grandpa and Heidi...awwwwwww....
Grandpa and his cake and him getting choked up...he is such a tender heart :)


Well, I should get going for the day...but, want to say to all of those around the hurricane areas....STAY SAFE and know that I am thinking of you in this most nerve racking time. Many hugs your way.

Enjoy your labor day and say hi. I've missed hearing from so many of you!

:) Tessa Ann

11 Want to leave me a comment?:

Rene' Sharp said...

Love your latest lo's Tessa. Saw the one under the favs at 2 Peas! Looks like you had such a special time celebrating with your Grandpa! You are so blessed to still have him in your life. I miss my Poppy so much!

Penny B. said...

Gorgeous layouts!!!

noelmignon said...

These are so beautiful Tessa Ann! I'm so glad to have you on the team for the month! YAY!

Jill Deiling said...

wow love your layouts, yay that youre scrappin! cant wait to see more! love your little clay breast cancer ribbons, those are too cute and pretty! happy bday to your grandpa!

Stephanie said...

Yay! So happy your scrapbooking again, I've missed my regular dose of inspiration :)

Cheers!

phamil said...

Awww, Tessa, I teared up seeing these sweet pictures of your Grandpa! He reminds me of my Dad!!! I'm so glad you have this time, and he looks like the sweetest person in the world, just like my Dad!!!! Hugs!!!!

Shannon said...

yay, you're back! I've missed seeing your layout. The pics of your grandpa,oh my, he's adorable!

~Nancy~ said...

Hey there girlie.. so happy to see you blogging again.. missed your gorgeous work!!! Love what you did with the kit.. they must be so happy to have you as their guest designer! WOW! Have a great weekend! XOXO

Greta Adams said...

hey hey....i love the tease sample...can't wait to see the rest!!

and those breast cancer ribbons are divine... i need to hop over and see if you have any left...my mom and aunt both battled and won breast cancer...would be a nice little happy for them

XO
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Suzanne Webb said...

Busy girl, can't wait to see the rest of your new LO's! You have to visit my blog for an award I gave you :)
You need a break from buttons, anyway ;)
Suzie

Queen of Paper said...

oh tessa you delighful thing! You know I love your work, BUT WOW... you so out did yourself! rgus have such a cool vintage look to them. I'm so in love with your style!
:)

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