Sep 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

For my U.S. friends, I hope you are enjoying the long weekend with family and friends! We are still hibernating because it promises to be in the 115's all weekend. Which means pool in the morning and late night and movies and indoor play. That's ok, I guess, just being together for 3 days with no school and early mornings makes it worth it.

So I promised to return with my Scrap Tiffany reveal for the vintage challenge. I dug into my stash of October Afternoon Thrift Shop for this layout about my Grandma:
I cut apart a K&CO lace frame to go around the "vintage" mini book page. And the butterfly is by Jenni Bowlin.
The blue flower is by Maya Road and I think may be the last one I have in that color--I've used them here and there on several pages. I am not usually one for distressing too much, but I felt this layout called for it. So I used an edge distresser to rough up the edges of the vintage patterned paper background. But since I don't do it very often I guess I distressed with a little too much gusto and ripped a several inch tear into the background! My mouth dropped open, I said "ooops!!" and then decided I was goingt o use a large damask matte for the photos anyway, so problem solved! I don't let myself get too hung up on those kinds of accidents--this is supposed to be fun after all lol! 

While I had the October Afternoon out, I came up with another layout rather than use the yellow patterned paper leftovers for a card:
Lots of stitching, another Jenni Bowlin butterfly and...
those October Afternoon journaling cards and mini alphas are the finishing touches.
And to be fair (because when you have two children everything must be EXACTLY even, or at least that's what they keep reminding me) here is a layout of my little guy with his cheesy grin:

Have a great weekend!
:) Rebecca


  1. Awesome layouts!!! You have been busy there!!! Stay cool. It's not quite that hot here. Just low 90's.
    Hot enough for me. I'm ready for Fall!!! Have a great and safe weekend!! :)

  2. Fabulous creations, loving them all!!

  3. hi REbecca! you seem to have a great week end!! and also seem to deserve it ! kids are tough to handdle sometimes! but i always tell myself that if they have their teenage crisis at 5 they will be calmer later!! i love your layouts and particulalry the one about your girl!! it speaks to me i suppose!! your boy one is stunning! great background!have great day!

  4. OH I just so LOVE Cheese, it is so bright and eye catching,lovely and soft for your grandma...especialy love the title to this one

  5. Love all of the LO's Rebecca, hope you stayed cool on your long week end. Do you know how hot 115 is in degrees celscius,(thats what we use here) i dont but it sounds hot.

  6. Your layouts are just great Rebecca!

  7. Great layouts, Rebecca! I love the one about your grandma-- perfect product choices!
    And I had to laugh at the journaling on your five going on 13 layout-- I can SO relate!

  8. fantastic layouts! love the bright cheerful colors!

  9. Your layouts are so gorgeous! You rocked the Vintage. I have to laugh at your journaling for your DD. I thought it was just girls, but we get plenty of the same in this 2 boy house too.

  10. fabulous job with those great papers!

  11. Great colors! Love the sweet photos!
    So much inspiration here

  12. Awesome pages girl!
    Love what you did with the thrift shop! The yellow and black combo is gorgeous on your dd's page! Also love how you used Block Party from BoBunny! Your son's cheesy grin is fabulous!