Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday in Paris


Last night my hubby finally came home after being gone working out of town for almost 2 weeks. And today my mother in law is flying home after being here helping me out for several weeks. So a lot going on in my house right now.

I'm sorry I didn't post yesterday. But I'm here today with a couple of layouts to share.

I made one yesterday for two different challenges at Sketches4all. One of the challenges was for Christy's Around the World Challenges. This one was Paris.

I struggled with this challenge because I haven't been to Paris and I wasn't sure which direction to take.

I knew I wanted to do the challenge so I finally decided to use an adorable stamp that my good friend, Kelly Massman has. She was kind enough to stamp it out several times for me on card stock and mail it to me to use after I raved about a project that she used it on!!

It is of a woman walking a dog with a basket in her hand. The dog looks like a schnauzer to me and I have 3 schnauzers. And the woman just looks elegant (and French! ha).

I had picked up a piece of paper that had the Eiffel Tower on it thinking I could use it in some way and ended up using it as the base of my layout. I added eyelets around the stamped image. Inked and colored it and used pop dots under it to give it dimension on my layout.

I decided to combine this challenge with Lucinda's (most likely expired) "F" Challenge (also at S4A). The challenge is to use an "F" theme. Mine was Fly to France. Next you had to use fasteners. I used staples and eyelets. And finally you had to use something from Fiskars. I used a Fiskars edge punch and my Fiskars scissors for the fussy cutting.

After I posted the layout on Lucinda's challenge I noticed the date that the challenge was it is probably not still going on...LOL Oh worries

Christy's is definitely still going on until the 28th so I'm good to go.

I also finished up a two page layout that I started a while back. I started these pages at CKC in Seattle and came home and finished up one of the pages but put the other page aside in my to do pile. (quite a large pile!! LOL)
Last weekend I worked my way through a bit of that pile. And finished up this layout with some photos you might have seen recently of my baby girl. What do you think?
Okay that's it for now.
Keep an eye out here because I have some exciting news and a giveaway coming SOON.


  1. Your layouts are fabby! I can't wait to play with my new stash that I won here on your blog! Thanks again!

  2. Beautiful, your daughter looks adorable!
    I've been to paris and you got the feel of it!
    your project turned out great!

  3. So cute. I love that you used the little Uptown Girl!!!! I recognized her right away! Very cute use of it!!!
    Love your adorable girl layout, too!

  4. oh hun,you always make the most amazing layouts these are just lush,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  5. Love the France Lo and what a fun stamp Kelly sent you so cool!!
    Very beautiful two pager the pictures are precious!!

  6. I think they look awesome. Paris sounds like such a tough layout. I think you rocked it!

  7. These are super fab! Love the France one and the photos are so adorable in the other!