Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Twisted Tuesday Challenge #76 - Rose for my Sweetie

Hello Blog world!

A wonderful Mother's day was had here in my neck of the woods!  I got breakfast in bed, a chance to go for a run, an hour (or so) to listen to my audiobook while I stretched and did some yoga and had a yummy yoghurt parfait with strawberries and dark chocolate chips eaten on the back porch swing in the sunshine.  Hubby and the kids hung out in the backyard and took care of some gardening with the grandparents.

I hope those of you who celebrated Mother's Day this past weekend had a special day as well!

On the creative front, another challenge is up and running over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges: Challenge #76

Challenge: Use a rose on your creation
Twist: Use a sweetheart theme (Make a creation with your Sweetheart in mind: Spouse, adorable, child/grandchild, etc)

Here is what my grey matter concocted:
patterned paper: K&Company; date card: 7 Gypsies; plastic tags: Making Memories; rose dies: Sizzix; letter dies: Quickutz; chipboard letters: unknown

This layout was based on a sketch from Page Maps: June 2013

I also based it on the colour scheme over at Color Me Scrappy:

When I took this picture of C3 and her Nonna a couple weeks ago I was taken aback by how beautiful my Mama (in-law) looked (moreso than usual of course).  Love it!  I couldn't wait to scrapbook this photo and this challenge was just right for it (since the "rose" part of this challenge also comes in Nonna's name).  My girls are so very blessed to have such AMAZING grandparents (on both sides!!) who would do anything for them and who love my girls to the moon and back (a hundred times over!).  

I hope I have inspired you to take on this challenge!  I look forward to seeing your creations!

I'd like to submit this to the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: M (for mother)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Flowers
Scrap it Girl: Mothers or Mother Nature
Colour Me Scrappy: DT Challenge (N=Nonna, E=inked Edges, W=washi tape)

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. beautiful and such a special page!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Color Me Scrappy!!

  2. Such a lovely LO. Cute pic. Great work. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

  3. Beautiful LO!! Such a sweet photo!! Love it!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  4. love this layout! the details are great and love the photo.

  5. This is such a great take on the sketch! I love how you used the Making Memories plastic tag (I have that unused! yay inspiration!) Wonderful layout and sweet picture! Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! Hope to see you next month! :)

  6. This page is wonderful! Love the design and colours. The photo is so sweet. I too still have some of those Making Memories plastic pieces. It looks so great here. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  7. Wow! Your "gray matter" indeed concoted an amazing layout! That picture is too precious for words and I liked how you made it the highlight, but still built such a beautiful "frame" for it with all of your elements. I love the random look of the ephemera and the color palette is fantastic. It turned out to be both whimsical and sophisticated and I enjoyed seeing it so much! Thank you for inspiring us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  8. Gorgeous colour pallet, and what a special layout. Thanks for joining just at Scrap it Girl

  9. absolutely beautiful layout! and a great way to use up those paper and ribbon scraps

  10. Gorgeous!!! I love your take on the sketch and that is a great photo. Thanks for joining us at Scrap it Girl.

  11. Beautiful layout. Love the roses and the color pallet. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl! :)

  12. that is precious....thanks for taking the May Scrap It Girl Challenge!


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