Sunday, October 14, 2012

You + Me = Love



Hello paper crafters!  Today I'm sharing a layout designed with a photo of my in-laws, Chris and Fred Waldorf.  Married 48 years!  You don't hear that very often these days.  2 very special people with hearts that overflow with love, kindness, and the spirit of giving.  They are a blessing to all of us!




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Project Details

Patterned Paper : "Happy" from "The Good Life" line by Fancy Pants
Stamps : Hero Arts "Friendly Flags", 7 Gypsies "You + Me = Love", Gina K. Designs "Lovely Labels 2", Hampton Art (love heart), Technique Tuesday (script heart)
Dies : Cheery Lynn Designs (Nautical Wheeler doily)
Punch : Marvy Uchida (small butterfly)
Paper / flower embellishments : Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" Emphemera Flowers
Smaller doily's and white butterflies : Martha Stewart
buttons : Jenni Bowlin Studio Vintage Style Buttons
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Challenges

Scrappin' Happy - Use a one word title - "Love"
Scrap Fit - bows or buttons
Bearly Mine - pearls and swirls  (I have a swirly pearl embellishment extending from the top of the "you + me = love" image and one along the bottom under the love and butterfly, but I realized it's diffictult to see)
Top Tip Tuesday - things with wings
Word Art Wednesday - "kindness"
Let's Craft and Create - borders (lace border below photo)
Simon Says - dies or punches (doily die and small butterfly punch)
The Paper Shelter - love beats all
Fairytale - use a photo

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And here is another layout with a photo of my daughter Nicole and her cousin Adrienne.  They were at the end of a tunnel slide.  I used lots of old chipboard elements and buttons on this one.  And I"m linking it to the October challenge over at "Scrap It Girl".  She wanted us to use 12 or more buttons.  If you need challenge inspiration to get some of your photo's scrapped ... then you can check out my Scrapbook Challenge Blog List HERE.


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23 comments:

Mandy said...

Two fabulous layouts Melisa! Thanks so much for coming and joining in with our borders challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

coldwaters2 said...

What beautiful pages the LO's are perfect the colours and embellishments are fabulous, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week
hugs
lorraine x

Gemiel said...

Hi Melissa,
I get so excited when people share a layout with us at Word Art Wednesday!!! Your layout is beautiful. Love the soft colors and the lace, doilies, pearls and vellum butterflies...such romantic touches. Congrats to your in-laws for 48 years of marriage. Thanks for blessing us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a sweet picture, and all that purple is just divine. Love the flower of buttons, and just embellished SO wonderfully. Thanks for sharing this, Melissa. It's darling.
Have a blessed week, and keep creating....love it!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your layouts are beautiful. I love the in-laws one! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

Kate said...

Beautiful layouts, Melisa. I especially love the first one. I love hearing about a couple staying together for so long! Unusual nowadays. Such a blessing! And I do love that verse. One of the first verses my little one memorized.
Kate

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Two gorgeous layouts here. The first one of your in-laws fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Lisa S. said...

I love both LO's and the first one is perfect for our Things with Wings challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Those butterflies are so pretty and I love that sweet picture. Congrats to your in-laws! Your color scheme coordinates so well with her sweater. ;)Thanks for sharing!

Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

Michelle said...

They are both so lovely.
Thanks for joining us at FAirytale.
LG Michelle

Deborah Jennings said...

I am loving the "You + Me = Love" layout. Congrats to 42 years of bliss to Nana and Papa!

Marlou McAlees said...

I love your beautiful layouts :) thanks for joining in with us at LCC x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous scrapbook page, you both look so happy. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Bianca said...

I love both of your layouts! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Jenny said...

2 ganz bezaubernde LO´s. Gefallen mir richtig gut. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

Lisa M said...

Absolutely LOVE this LO and the picture is worth a 1000 words. Gorgoeus colors and textures and so much fun to look at. :) Your butterflies are a beautiful touch as well.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
Have a great one!
Lisa xx

Lynn Le5 said...

Wow! Those are a lot of buttons! Way to go. Great layout and I like what you did with your flowers. Love that little paper clip too.
Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT

Missy Whidden said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous pages...I love your scrappy style :) Love all those buttons! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT!

Samantha said...

2 awesome pages LOVE both of them too! pleased you entered the 1st one at Top Tip Tuesday for our Things with Wings Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Kerys said...

WOW! Well done combining so many challenges into one layout! I love the layout of your in-laws - gorgeous colors and SO many details! Thanks for joining in my blog challenge this month :-)

PokSa said...

What beautiful projects. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Dawn said...

Beautiful page, love the colors and layout and of course the use of buttons. Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

Becky B. said...

Gorgeous layouts!! Thanks so much for entering Scrap-It-Girl's button challenge. :)

Maya Oren-Dahan said...

Beautiful layouts! I especially love the first one! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

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