Saturday, October 22, 2011

Together Again

Hi Everyone and welcome to my blog. I started my Christmas shopping today…FUN!! I make a lot of my gifts but I still have to buy some. I came up with a fantastic idea today for making little gifts…I will try it out soon and post it.

OK so on to this layout! I used the sketch from Once Upon a Sketch, lots of new Prima Printery goodies and a few others from my stash. The theme of this layout is…to journal something that you remember for all the wrong reasons. Well this is a photo of my sister and her two kids. It is my sister’s birthday. We do not get to see each other much as we all live far apart…and this was a very special day. All of my brothers and sisters were there to celebrate her birthday, as well as many other family members. But that is not why we were there, it was not to celebrate her birthday, that was just a bonus. We were there to lay my dad’s ashes so that he was with my mom again. Together Again! So this truly was a day of many memories…and was so wonderful to have so much family there to celebrate it with. Ok so on with the sketch and my take on it.


I used lots of layers on this layout, and lots of distressing and inking. In this corner you can see a piece of Dusty Attic with the flowers. I first painted it, then I inked the edges, stamped it and used some crackle paint on it.

There is another DA piece beside the large flower cluster. The big grey flower is from Angelica’s etsy.

Last close up is of the journaling section. When I ordered this collection from sb.com..I also ordered a book of Prima Ledger 12x12 papers. I would definitely recommend this to everyone. On this layout I have used it on the back page and it matches great.

Ok well that is it for today. I will be back in a couple days with this months Sneak Peek from Scrap That! This is totally my fav Scrap That! kit to date!  Thanks again for stopping by and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend.  Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J

32 comments:

Cindy Gay said...

Shona--this is a first hearing your journaling. And it's fantastic. What a wonderful story. Memorable! TFS

Irma said...

The layering is UNREAL! love this!
Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Lydell said...

Lovely Shona! How nice to get together for such an important occaision, just when family is needed! I have one of those lovely Prima ledger pads, Its wonderful!!!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Love all the detail...gorgeous! Tks. for playing along with us at OUAS!

Bellaidea said...

love color combo!

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

LOVELY LO Shona!!!....Patty

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely love this .. the layering, papers, colours everything ... awesome work .. hugz x
thanks for playing with us x

Today for Tomorrow said...

Beautiful layout and special story. Look forward to hearing your idea for Christmas Gifts.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW shona! Yet one more gorgeous layout from you. Love it. Thank you for playing along at OUAS!

On a personal level..THANK YOu so much for your kind words and for your support lately. I appreciate it more than you know. Take good care!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. wow.. this is such a beautiful layout and what a special heart felt memory it evokes.. well done on the challenge..

LISA said...

This is just beautiful! The distressing is wonderful!!

Ira said...

Isn't it fabulous to be able to make such a fantastic LO to honour your dad and family? I know I have very dear and precious memories of the pictures we took when we laid our parents' ashes together, so it must have been a special moment for you, too. Great hommage Shona...

EFI said...

Woooow Shona!!! Your layout is fantastic!!! The color combi is perfect and all the embellishments are wonderful, i love the distressing! Really stunning!!!

KellyCreates said...

Your distressing is simply incredible Shona! Your Shabby Chic techniques are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this special memory on a layout :)

Lisa Barrie said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your day. Love all the gorgeous layers and colors.

Carole said...

Shona, hello from B.C. Beautiful layers and colours and awesome techniques, thanks for sharing!

Lean said...

Beautiful page with great memories.Love your techniques and stunning details.
byebye,Lean

Trudi Harrison said...

Hi Shona, this is an absolutely beautiful, heartfelt take on the challenge. The layering and distressed elements are fabulous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS

phamil said...

Shona, such a beautiful page, and what a day to document. Such a special time. Love your placement and embellie choices. Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along again at OUAS!

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is so beautiful and the layering looks lovely!!
Thanks so much for playing along at OAS!!

Helen Tilbury said...

What a pretty layout - thanks so much for sharing with Once Upon a Sketch!

Jasmine S said...

Your page is just beautiful. The colors, the layering, a fab pic and I love your story behind it. Thanks for joining us at OUAS.

Natalie Elphinstone said...

such as stunning page. I love all your layers and detailed design. Thanks for joining in at OUAS.

lynn79 said...

Wow!!! can you make a layering tutorial!?!

leanne said...

shona this is such a stunning layout love it!

Natalie said...

What a fabulous layout!
Thanks for playing along at OUAS!
xxxx

Vicky Varvadouka said...

Shona I love the way you distress and layer your papers!!! Beautiful job and color combo!!!Thanks for playing along at OUAS!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Gorgeousness in every detail Shona! just pure beauty!

Pamela said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!! :)

Patricia said...

one word : magnifique!

lynn79 said...

Congrats on your win!!!! Wooo Hoooo

Lisa Barrie said...

Congratulation on you win!! Such a stunning design, the colors are so beautiful and wonderful details!