Friday, October 14, 2011

H2H Challenge Lay-Out With A Story!

This weeks challenge is From Our Heart To Yours “Lay-Out with a Story”
I confess I’m guilty of not creating many scrapbook page lay-outs because I am a 3-D, mixed media, card, and home-d├ęcor kind of gal.  So this week taking the plunge into story telling was a true challenge for me and I have to admit not only was the challenge enjoyable but it allowed me to create a keepsake of our sweet daughter many years later doing the same thing as she did when she was a babe’.
Here's My Story From Our Heart to Yours:
Several years ago when I started as a CTMH Consultant, during one of our summer Idea Book releases I created my first intricate sewing machine lay-out using “Boom-Di-Ada” with our darling daughter picking, sniffing, and at that age snacking on a flower (dandelion) she found in our landscape.  Here is a very old pic (my apologies about the quality of the photos in advance).
BOOMDIADASIDELINESURPRISEIMIt amazes me each year to see the different things she discovers and learns about.  K is one of our little miracles and I mean that in every sense of the word.  If you read my last post about artwork that I hand drew and created through a tragedy then you can understand more why.  One of the things K has taught us over the years is to appreciate all that mother earth has surrounded us with.  She also taught Daddy a lesson in expressing love.  Affection or terms of endearment is not one of his stronger suits and yet K has seemed to touch some part of his heart that allows him to do just that. 
Ever since she was a bitty babe’, Daddy would go out on random days to find the prettiest flower to pick for her and put it in her hair or hat (she was a baldy for years).  I’ve enjoyed watching K frolic in the landscape where we live.  As she grows older I continue to capture random moments of her enjoying all that Mother Nature has to offer and of course now, when she does go out into the landscape to find and pick her very own “Flower”!  Re-creating this cherished memory in a new lay-out was a lot of fun to do.
This is her Flower Find…I also did a poem in the lay-out for her to see and always treasure.
Here is the Left Page showing the Poem.
Here is a Cluster Close-Up, though not as intricate as the other on 2nd page of the lay-out, all were created using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge.
This is the Right page with the Flower Cluster created using the Cricut Art Philosophy Collection cartridge and bling assortment.
Thanks to H2H for the challenge this week!  Just hop over to see more inspiring stories from the DT and H2H members who have played along and join the fun (Click the H2H sponsor button to the left)! Thanks for stamping by…
Just a reminder: Under my post marked CU2012 is a share your artwork linky to participate in the Creatique Candy blog give-away.  It is a “Heart of Winter” discontinued pack and you still have a chance to get in on the drawing by linking up to one of your pieces of art.  Since art is interpretive and can consist of anything, you can share whatever your heart desires as long as it was created by YOU!   
X714B “Roxie” Level 2 paperpack
(Colonial White & Desert Sand Textured cardstock – discontinued)
Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy Collection (All Flower Shapes)
Z2111 Chocolate Exclusive Inks Pad
Z697 Sponge (Cut in 8 pie wedges)
Z1294 Sanding Kit
Z1466 Bling Assortment
Z1096 Neutral Assortment Embroidery Floss
Z1617 Bulk Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain
Printed Photos w/ Epson Workforce Pro in sepia @ 4”x6”
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Lisa said...

Both layouts are really great...

Haley D. said...

Your layouts are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing them and especially your story with us at H2H!

Brenda Frerichs said...

VERY, very well done layout. :-)

Marie said...

Awesome layout (and sweet story!)

Melanie said...

ohhhh.. ahhhh... so pretty.