Monday, August 20, 2012

ODE to GREEN!

Okay, okay - I know I've said before that I was never really a fan of the color GREEN - maybe it is because my first car was a 1960 something Dodge Coronet, that was my Great Grandma's - yes I was LUCKY to have a car of my own, but this one was the UGLIEST color GREEN! It also had a leak somewhere, so when it rained, the floor on the back seat would fill with water, and it would actually "slosh" around! LOL! 

Anyway - I think I've made PEACE with the color (sorry, couldn't help it) - and have been using it on the last few layouts that I made.  I guess it was the dress and jacket that I bought and wore for my cousin's wedding back in 2009 that help GREEN to find a place in my life - and now on the last 3 pages that I made too!

The papers I used are a combination of what I've had in my stash for a while from 7 Gypsies, We R Memory Keepers, and Simple Stories. I love mixing paper lines and manufacturers, along with pattern and colors.

SO - here are the last 2 in my "TRILOGY" or I guess you can call them my "ODE to GREEN."  CLICK HERE to see the first page.

I hope you enjoy them - and that they bring you inspiration!
Needless to say - we had FUN at this wedding - it was at an AWESOME Venue in Tribeca, NYC.  The chocolate covered strawberries we delicious  - my friend Pattie made one for me by free hand paper piecing, and then I "dipped" it in dark chocolate (cardstock) and drizzled some white chocolate (cardstock) on it -  Love how much FUN it adds to the layout!

Here is the last of the Trilogy - Love this top photo of Phil and I!  The couple with us in the bottom photo is very special to us - it is my husband's brother Dom, and his wife Deb - but -we are doubly related - as you see, Deb is also my Dad's youngest sister -so that makes her my Aunt, and Phil's Brother his Uncle! 

I am BLESSED to have all of them in my life!