Friday, January 4, 2013

A winner, a new layout & my 2012 favs! :)

Good afternoon friends!!  I've got a super full post for you today so I hope you've got a few minutes to visit. ;) First I need to announce the winner of my birthday giveaway...
 

Doris said...
I guess my favorite birthday present is my wedding day. Yep, they are one and the same. Good, bad, it's the gift that keeps on giving!
mnmomma107@aol.com
December 20, 2012 11:12 AM

 Congrats Doris!!!  I guess that's definitely one way to make sure your hubby remembers your birthday and anniversary right?  Lol!  I'll contact you asap about your goodies! :)

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Now I'd like to share a new layout with you!  My sister's birthday is next week and I wanted to create something for her because she always loves handmade gifts.  She even has a few layouts that I've made her hanging up in her house!  Well, the last time I was there I realized that I hadn't made her one with our mom in it yet, so when I saw this picture of the two of them together on her FB page, I snagged it, lol!

 
 
 
Supplies: Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking Collection - Corsage, Memories, My Party, Adorable, Rose Petals; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Ali Edwards Stamps - Family Is, Family Circle; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; Fiskars 3" Circle Punch; EK Success 2 1/2" Circle Punch; Fiskars Round & Round Circle Punches - Extra Large, Large, Medium; Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch; Martha Stewart Circle Cutters; Tim Holtz Edge Distresser; iRock; Jolee's Hotfix Jewels - Jonquil; Bella Blvd. Washi Tape; Basic Grey Button; Twine; AR Berkley Font

I found a wonderful quote online about a mother and daughter that matched the feel of the picture and decided to use it for the journaling, and it also went perfectly with my title which I had already stamped and added to the page...pretty freaky huh? ;) Anyway, I absolutely adore how it all came together and I really think she'll love it too!

Note: The design of my page was inspired by this sketch...


My friend Ashley found the sketch on Pinterest and shared it with our scrapbooking group last month, but it only linked it to the Ideas For Scrapbookers website, not a specific post, so I can't give credit where credit is due. :( So, if anyone out there knows who created this sketch, please leave me a comment letting me know who it is and I'll link them up!

I'm entering this layout in the following challenge...
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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The last thing I'd like to share with you today is my top ten favorite layouts from 2012. :) I did one of these posts last year and it was really fun so I've decided to do it again...

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
There you go!  It's always great to look back over what you've done the year before isn't it?  It's such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. ;) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today!

6 comments:

Ange said...

Great birthday present for your sister! The layout looks fab! Love your top ten too. Happy scrappin!

Doris said...

Oh, wow, thanks so much, April, for having the contest! See, my birthday/anniversary still keeps on giving! Doris

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats to Doris!! I love love love your new lo!! I loveeeeeee the colors and loving the tree! And your faves are amazing! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Dan said...

What a great gift for your sister! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Julie Bonner said...

Your layout is great April!!! I LOVE that die-cut tree & the circle framed pic - I always shy away from circle pics but after seeing how cute your's looks I must try it for myself :)

Heather Landry said...

I'm pretty sure that Dolores designed that sketch from Ideas For Scrapbookers. It looks like her style!

I love the layout that you made for your sister. It's SO sweet! She's going to adore it.

It was so fun seeing your favorite pages from the last year. Wishing you tons of creativity in 2013 too!