Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Best Friend!


He is my husband, my partner, my lover, the father of my children, my childhood sweetheart, and most of all he is MY BEST FRIEND.

I have known him and loved him for more than 1/2 of my life.  He is the one I can turn to, who will always listen, and give support whenever needed.  Plus  - we have fun together!

So - when I saw a design challenge for the Design Dollies Blog this month "This week's challenge is in honor of Friendship Day, which was August 1st! (Who would've thunk?). Create a project honoring a close friend!" - I knew who would be my subject.   

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This photo was taken when we took a "Cruise to Nowhere" out of NYC, back in Oct of 2006, for our 24th Wedding Anniversary.  Phil truly is...

I had fun doing all kinds of "stuff" to this layout.  I made the frame using a Fiskar's edge punch.  I made the flower using a heart punch and a circle punch. I made a folded pleat on the bottom left. Tearing, rolling inking, and of course masking and Glimmer Misting!

The paper is "foof-a-la Red, Black, Cream" that I got from my favorite scrapbook store, Scrap-a-Doodle-Doo in Ramsey, NJ.  The lace is antique lace that I bought at a weekend we went away down the shore earlier this year.  I added buttons, brads, and the letters were left overs that were a bright shiny silver - so I roughed them up with a sanding tool, and inked them with black Versamark - then added a little silver SMOOCH paint too! Oh - the black card to the right of the photo is the cardboard that Prima flowers come on - I liked the shape - so I sprayed it with a little Glimmery "Elixir of Life" and gave it a new life on my layout! =D

Here is a close up of the card.

Here is a close up of the lace.  See the little piece that I turned red with Red Velvet Glimmer Mist!
Just YUMMY! Oh- and here you can see the pleating and some silver shimmer in the left corner too!

Here is a close up of the flower I made using punched out hearts that I inked on the edges, spritzed with water, then smushed up, and let semi dry.  While they were still a little damp -I put a decorative brad through the ends and did some more smooshing and crinkling until it looked the way I wanted.

Well - I hope you enjoy looking at this layout as much as I had fun making it!
Thanks for looking,