Sketchy Thursdays & CR84FN15

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Good morning!  I hope that yours is starting out much better than mine.  Do you ever get the feeling that everything around you is crumbling, and you just want to throw your hands in the air and quit?  Well, that's exactly where I'm at today.  Plus, I'm, still, recovering from our family, Valentine's Day dinner at Red Robin.  The food didn't settle well with me.  So, I'm letting go and reminding myself to soar.  But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.  They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind.  Isaiah 40:31  All that aside, I do have a sweet, little layout, for you all, today.
I started, this layout, by adhering the yellow polka dot and green, floral, patterned papers to the Intense Teal, cardstock, layout base, which had been distressed with Moonlight White ink, and machine stitching white-threaded, straight-stitch frames around the edges of both.  After adhering pictures, I set Jumbo Eyelets, approximately 3-1/2" above the bottom edge of the layout base, on either side; laced them with dyed, with Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist, and crinkled, seam binding ribbon; teal ribbon; Peapod twine; and green, paper roses.
I, then, stamped the journaling image, in Old Olive ink, on Very Vanilla cardstock; distressed it with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks; framed it with a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock; and journaled, in Basic Black ink, She's so tiny!  Now, I can't wait for Brooke to get here!  A couple, Very Vanilla, cardstock strips, which, also, had been distressed with Tea Dye and Antique Linen inks, gave me a place to journal, Sam and Kim Ryden (To see some of Kim's papercrafty genius at work, check out her blog here.) just 3 mo. before your friend Brooke arrived.  11.2.08.
My full title reads "2 (two) new FRIENDS" and is made from a number card, the flowers on which I dressed up with yellow glitter...
as well as green plaid and black alphas.  The latter of which were anchored with messy, white-threaded, machine stitches.
A green, polka dot, photo tab, anchored with a Vintage brad, completes the look.
My inspiration, for this layout, came from Sketchy Thursdays' current sketch...
Create For Fun's Color Challenge #15...
 and my February, Jenni Bowlin kit.
Here's the deets:
  • 1 Pink Paislee Double Sided Paper
  • 3 October Afternoon Double Sided papers
  • 2 Basic Grey Double Sided Papers
  • 1 Coredinations Embossed Cardstock
  • 2 Bazzill Cardstocks
  • 1 October Afternoon Die Cut
  • Exclusive Mercantile Paper (2)
  • 1 sheet Sassafras Lass Woodland Whimsy cardstock stickers
  • October Afternoon Schoolhouse Number Cards
  • Vintage Valentine Card
  • Doodlebug Mini Jewels, bon bon
  • Exclusive Mercantile Stickers Tab Sheet
  • Exclusive Mercantile Large Bingo Card Month
  • Pillow Box containing:
    • Maya Road Ruffle Blossoms - cream and golden yellow
    • Maya Road Love Notes Chipboard Set – styles will vary
    • Maya Road Trinket Pins
    • Doodlebug Welcome Home boutique brads – styles will vary
    • May Arts Ribbon
And, finally, just for fun, how about a picture of my baby girl reading her new, Valentine's Day books and wearing my new, cowboy boots?
You've got to get a closer look at those boots.
I'm loving them in so many ways!  They came back, with me, from our trip to Dallas for my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend, of which I, absolutely, promise to have pictures, for you all, before the close of the week.  I've sorted, deleted, edited, and am ready to show them off, but would you believe it?  There's not a single picture of myself in the bunch.  Sigh.  Anyway, thank you so much for looking in!  It means the world to me!  And I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Journaling Blocks (Hero Arts) Paper: Daffodil Delight & Very Vanilla (SU); Intense Teal (Bazzill Basics); yellow polka dot patterned (October Afternoon); green floral patterned (Jenni Bowlin) Ink: Old Olive & Basic Black (SU); Moonlight White (Brilliance); Tea Dye & Antique Linen (Ranger) Other: Jumbo eyelets & Vintage brad (SU); green polka dot photo tab (daisyd's); seam binding ribbon (Zipper Stop); Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels); teal ribbon (Hobby Lobby); Peapod twine (The Twinery); green paper roses (Taylored Expressions); yellow glitter (Doodlebug Design); number card (October Afternoon); black alphas (Basic Grey); green plaid alphas (Sassafras); white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome)


Diana Joy said...

Your layout is wonderful and one can tell you put a lot of time and thought and creativity in your work. tfs. Good use of the sketch.

Lynn said...

Oh gorgeous layout Jinny. Hope your week gets better...I find I have to write down what needs to be done when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I put a ton of pressure on myself to get things done or try to fix things that are out of my control. Once I write it down and really ask myself what needs to be done today...I feel better. thanks for always sharing with us. Love those boots!

lisa said...

Love your page. The stitching is a lovely touch x

Unknown said...

Oh, loving this color combo! Great boots too! So glad you got to play along with us at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Hugs Jinny, so sorry you're feeling frustrated and generally yucky. :-( But I LOVE your wonderful LO and the way you used those colors. AND, your boots are so cool, and your daughter looks sooooo sweet wearing them!

Diana Fisher said...

I love your layout!! And that kit looks fabulous!!

Stella said...

You used a lot of pretty stuff for this LO and it turned out gorgeous. And you can never go wrong with a picture of a baby. Lovely!
Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN this week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page! Love the bright colors and I love the title with the number card!
That kit looks amazingly yummy!!
Thank so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwwww...I am sorry you aren't feeling good... hopefully soon you will be! I love love love love that lo! I loveeeeeee the photos, the colors and loving the stitching...and that photo of your DD is ADORABLE! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome LO Jinny! Adorable photos and love the details especially the shimmery tulips! Hope you feel better soon! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Keshet said...

This is just beautiful, love the details! Thanks for joining the fun at Sketchy Thursdays this week!!

Jenny said...

Such a pretty layout! Love it!! And shes a cutie pie!! :) :)

Deborah Frings said...

What an amazing layout!! I really like the pictures - and all the lovely details you've included! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Unknown said...

Wonderful layout, Jinny! Sweet photos! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I just love this color combo--and your LO is super beautiful! LOVE all the details and how you stitched and added glitter--LOVE LOVE LOVE! Love the boots:) SOOOO adorable:)

Kathy R said...

Hey, those people in your photos look familiar! Jinny--I am always impressed with your talent. Love the stitching especially!

Sue Lelli said...

Jinny, LOVE the two friends title the BEST! FAB layout! And those boots and your girl are darling! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!