Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Sketch, Red, Sky Blue, Celery Green, White & Candles = another Trifecta!

So - I found some time to create another layout to enter into the Design Dollies Challenge I was able to incorporate all of this week's Challenges - COLOR: I used ONLY the colors White, Sky Blue, Red and Celery Green, ELEMENT: Candles!, and their SKETCH.

Yes, the photos are from a 2009 Birthday Celebration - but, I didn't want to scrap these great photos, until I had the right "feel" for the layout to honor them.  You see I, like many people, started scrapping late in my son's lives, so I will NEVER be "DONE" with scrapping!  This seems to upset many people, or cause many not to even begin scrapping and honoring their photos and memories because the task seems so overwhelming - BUT - I look at it as an ongoing OPPORTUNITY and don't feel "pressure" to get "DONE" because if and when I am all done - what the heck am I going to do???? ( sleep maybe? LOL!)

My Grandmother "Mom-Mom" as she is affectionately called, and our youngest son Jake, share the same BIRTH DATE, September 27th.  There are "only" 76 years between their Birthdays, and we have CELEBRATED the last 16 years with a joint family Birthday - both of them wouldn't have it any other way!

There is always cake, fun, laughter, and this Happy Birthday Cake Hat somehow started to appear a few years ago, and has continued to be part of the celebration!

We are so BLESSED to have our Mom-Mom in our lives, and to have our AMAZING and Loving son Jake too!  I hope you like the layout!

Here you can see the Electric Blue Glimmer Mist ( and their Happy Faces!)

3 cardstock candles

Products used:   CTMH white cardstock, misted with Electric Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Lime Pastel Cats Eye Chalk, Green and Sky Blue Cardstock (scraps,) K&Co. Que Sera Sera collection ( patterned papers, ) Prima white flower, Bazzil green flower, Maya Road chipboard alphas, painted with Luminarte "Radiant Rain" Poppy Red Twinkling H20 dauber, the blue and red rhinestone "bling" was found goodies in my "stash" ( that's why I like playing with the Dollies - I use up thing's I've had for a long time and put them to good use!)  Oh - the "candles" on the bottom left corner are rolled up pieces of cardstock with a piece of string glued into the middle!  Please feel free to "lift" the idea! ;o)

I hope you like it!