Friday, August 29, 2014

life is GOOD........

Hi you all and it's Friday! A long weekend ahead, I'm so looking forward to this. I got some scrappin planned but we are also gonna be busy putting up tomatoes and tomato juice for the winter. We are seeing the harvest season and the garden coming to an end, a coolness in the air.
I have a layout that I made from a challenge in both my Big Picture Class SuperStashbusters and also the Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group. I love using Aly Dosdall's class sketches cause she does alot of layers and it's something I struggle with and so glad to do it with these sketches. This challenge is #5: Stamp It
The sketch that was used had all these extra layers so I used 5 different papers on this layout. I used all the pattern paper on one side and the cardstock on the other to ground the pictures.  Used a variety of stamps around the page and ink of choice was CTMH Goldrush for this layout. The stamps, ink and papers are from my current Counterfeit Kit.
 This layout was done with the 2 photos I had left from this day when our son came back from a tour of duty and Zach's 1st year event taking place. They had professional photos done, shows the beauty of family.
 I've sprinkled sunflower yellow pearls among the layout and in a nice design triangle for you eye to look throughout the layout
 I grabbed a this & that tags & things in Gold Toile the Shakespeare and butterflies on the page too that I had received in my early years of scrapping and the colors worked out perfect for this layout.
This was a fun challenge, I need to get into the stamping more.. It's a nice touch on the layout. Wasn't able to use up my kit this month but it was fun trying and I expect to use a few more papers yet this weekend before the month is over.
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you all a joyful holiday weekend.....


  1. So lovely! The neutrals really look great with the skin tones in the photos, plus that green is such a yummy color :~) Always nice to have a good sketch to follow as well.

  2. I am loving the layers in this layout and all the wonderful papers you used on it Tina! It is such a sweet layout and I love the pictures. Love when people show their layouts with pictures cause the pictures are what makes the layouts to me. lol Bret said that it was pretty cool up there and dreary, foggy mornings that he isn't used to down here. But he is liking school so far. Don't work to hard on the tomatoes. I hope work is going well for you too. Hugs. Brenda