Home Is Where The Heart Is

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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!!
Tessa Ann