Monday, June 20, 2011

Winner winner chicken dinner!

I'm not sure where that expression came from, but .... I am a winner!!!! Glue Arts and Crate Paper teamed up for a giveaway on Facebook over the weekend. The only requirement was to post a comment about the colors used in your wedding. I was the winning post! The new Crate Paper Portrait Collection will be coming home to me, as well as a Glue Arts Pro and refill. What a way to start off the week!

Today was another reveal day at Cookin' Up Creations.  This layout was inspired by a quote challenge on the Burlap and Buttercups blog, posted by design team member Nathalie.

"I will be the gladdest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one."
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Afternoon on a Hill"~

Some more of the photos from the Quad Cities Botanical Center seemed appropriate; combined them with Basic Grey papers, as well as some trims from one of our sponsors. The Ribbon Jar. The crochet lace brought out the violet in the iris, and the green in the ribbon perfectly accented the foliage in the photos.

It also qualifies for a challenge by Crop Stop design team member Michelle to use some nature themed motifs. Let's see ... butterflies, a bug, greens and flowers ... 

The Birthday Bash is still going strong at Cookin' Up Creations! The challenges will continue through June 30 ... still plenty of time to join in. Several of my layouts fit various challenges.

This week's challenge on The Paper Variety called for two different fonts in the title. The layout also fits a challenge on Scraptastic Kit Club's blog to use a summer theme and to alter an embellishment in some way. What says summer more than sunglasses and bikes? And I covered some ugly chipboard buttons in paper to match my layout. 

Those two shady characters are my sons back in the summer of 1987. They were seven and two. The lovely young lady is my oldest daughter, who was nine. I love scrapping those old photos -- the photo quality often is lacking, but the memories make them worth preserving along with the stories.

Thank you for looking -- have a great day!


Anonymous said...

Wow! You've been one busy scrapper, Barb! The "In Bloom" LO is beautiful ~ and has entered you into our drawing! =) ~ and I love your "Cool in the Shades" LO! Too cute ... and what great color combinations!

Jeannine said...

I don't know how you can create so many adorable pages in such a short amount of time but you do!

More great pictures of pretty flowers! You must have a gorgeous yard if all of these were taken at your house, my word.

Love the "cool shades" page. lol What silly boys! I like how you used the buttons. I really like using buttons on my pages too, so you've given me an idea to use sometime. :)

Vicki said...

Congratulations on your win!! Love the "nature" layout. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Blog Hop challenge!

Barb P said...
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Nathalie said...

Congrats on your win Barb! That Portrait collection is a keeper :) I love the page that you have created for the Burlap & Buttercups challenge! Thank you so much for your participation! And your second page has a great design and super cool photos too :D

Lisa H said...

How awesome that you won! woo hoo! I really like your layouts too, especially the flower one. Very nice!

Katie said...

You won...congrats! You have also been a busy little designer. I just love both of these layouts. In Bloom is so pretty and feminine. The Shades one is just cool! Thank you for joining Crop Stop's Blog Hop!

Lynn's Place said...

The pages are adorable ...tfs

kramer_buffy said...

that is one lovely garden and page!

Thanks for playing our "Sunshine" Challenge in the CropStop Blog Hop!

-- Dalis

CropStop said...

Your entry is a delightful addition in our summertime blog hop challenge! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CropStop and we hope you enjoy the challenge as much as we enjoy your entry.

ona_i_ja said...

Beautiful LO!
Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Blog Hop!

~Michelle~ said...

whoot! Thanks for playing my CropStop Challenge...your take on nature is exactly what I was hoping for! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Rosie said...

Awwwww, you lucky girl! I love the layout of your scrapbook page! You definitely captured the nature theme...the embellies are perfect! Thank you for joining in our CropStop blog hop challenge. Hugs, Rosie