Sunday, January 1, 2012

sunday...welcome 2012! (and AWDML January 1 Reveal-Authentique (1/3)

Happy New Year! May God bless us in this new year and may things get better worldwide!

Today is the first of a new month and over at A Walk Down Memory Lane we are celebrating in style! This month's featured manufacturers at A Walk Down Memory Lane are Authentique and Paper Smooches. This means that this whole month Authentique and Paper Smooches products are 25% off over at the AWDML store! Now, this is my first time working with both manufacturers and I have to say that I love them both! Authentique papers are amazing-great thickness (for distressing), awesome patterns and amazing colors! Paper Smooches has great clear stamps and their alphabets fonts are great! (more on this manufacturer on the 15th).

Today, I have a very girly layout to share with you. Now, I'm not a pink scrapper in any way but when I saw the Uncommon Collection I knew I had to have it!

Here's what I did with it:

cardstock: Bazzill;
patterned paper: Authentique Uncommon Collection (Unique, Distinct), Pebbles The Mr. and Mrs. Collection (Wedding Floral);
letter stickers: Authentique Uncommon Alpha Sticker Petite Type Circle, Doodlebug Designs Loopy Love Cardstock Stickers (Ladybug);
stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studios Embellished Butterflies(Black);
flowers: Prima Flowers (Petunia Rondo);
rhinestones: Zva Creative rhinestone bling;
ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Antique Linen);
tools: Imaginisce i-Rock Heat Setting Tool, Imaginisce i-Rock Hot Rocks Compact Crystal, Spellbinders Rose Creations die, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Trim Punch, Ranger Ink Blending Foam Tool Handle, Ranger Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Cuttlebug Machine, Pazzles Inspiration Machine;
other: doily, sewing machine

This picture was taken on Feb. 14-Valentine's Day (2008), Wedding Proposal Day(2008), and Day that hubby and I got legally married (2009) (our church wedding was in May 2009). We took this picture in his room after we got back from Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens and I was proudly wearing my engagement ring. We set up the camera on his dresser and put a timer to get this picture. I'm so glad that we did because this is the only good picture that we took that day!

I used a lot of layers for this layout. I wanted to go for soft and romantic and the Uncommon Collection was exactly was I was looking for!

I used pink Prima flowers that I've had forever because, as I said earlier, I don't scrap with pink too often (I have no idea why I bought these flowers in the first place...). I also used Jenni Bowlin Butterflies and Zva Creative bling.

I love how the title area looks! I don't ever do long titles but I absolytely love how they look! I used Authentique's bubbles stickers for the title and Doodlebug design pink letters to finish it with a pop of color. I placed the title on a white doily from Walmart's cake decoration aile and finished it off with a Martha Stewart punched lacey border.

Of course, I layered my papers, distressed and machine stitched them. I also clustered my flowers and butterflies.

I handmade the cream colored roses (link to my tutorial) this time,  using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations Dies (Spellbinders), and small rolled up flowers. I die cut a few leaves and added them to the cluster to finish it up. Lastly, I added a few butterflies, some bling and a few randomly placed rhinestones with my i-Rock-love this little tool!

Thank you for supporting my blog! I bet that 2012 will be amazing!


  1. your roses are just gorgeous....stunning work!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love those roses! I have to get those dies!


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