Thursday, November 10, 2011

Layout #64 - Scrapbooker's Anonymous

I started this layout weeks ago, and it just kept getting pushed aside in favor of other projects. It changed forms a few times, too, but I'm pleased with the end result. I followed my own sketch, but it still looked a little blah. Then inspiration struck in the form of Scrapbooker's Anonymous November challenge, which is to use 7 or more ribbons. Well, I always have a ton of ribbon in my stash, so this was great for me. I even have a couple pieces on here that I used to wear in my hair as a kid!

Ailis was right beside me as I was finishing this page today, and she filled in some gaps of the story. She actually brought the can with the already dead beetle to school for show 'n' tell, then couldn't find the beetle when she got there. Her teacher even went with her to Nolan's class to see if he'd stolen it! He denied it of course, but the "Missing Beetle Mystery" remains unsolved to this day!

Then she says to me, "Mommy, I don't think you're going to win with this page, not because you did a bad job or anything, but... well, people will just think the story of me caring for a beetle is, well... boring and... kind of gross." Gasp!!! No, how could they? I don't know, I think it's kind of cool, and it shows her caring heart!

Supplies: My Mind's Eye patterned papers, Close to My Heart stamp set (Classmate Alpha), ink (Indian Corn Blue), and some ribbon, Making Memories and unknown other ribbon, Creative Memories pen, staples
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15 comments:

  1. Hi!!! i love this. great use of the ribbon and I think the story is perfect. glad you got the layout completed.
    Thanks for playing along with us at SA. =)

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  2. I love your daughter's comment!!! I hope you DO win with this page. :) I love your ribbons. So cool to include one from when you were a wee girl. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. Always like your work, Roxy. :)

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  3. Oh it's a great story! What a sweet girl you have. Love the flowers across the middle and how you used those ribbons! And how perfect is it that some of the ribbon is from when you were little. Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

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  4. I think it shows her caring heart too! Great layout, Roxy! Thanks so much for playing along with Scrapbookers Anonymous!!!

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  5. It`s not so much about the content as the design Ailis. Sorry to say, but your dead bug was the perfect vessel for your Mom to create this amazing page! Love the ribbon tags along the side!!

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  6. What a lovely page and you deserve to win.. Sending lots of luck your way.. Take Care

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  7. Gorgeous layout Rox!!! I love the rich colour!! That flower ribbon is beautiful!! and I really like how you put ribbons down the first half of one side of the pics and then doen the lower half of the secon side.
    Ailis is such a sweetheart (: and I think you should definitely win with this one!!

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  8. Oh this is fab! I love the use of ribbon like that!! So clever!!! Hey thanks always for your lovely comments on my blog! You know the latest layout you commented on only lasted like one hour and an Aussie magazine asked to publish it! How's that for fast?! Wow!!! So hardly anyone saw it! LOL! :D

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  9. Love it!!! What a perfect layout, lovely photos, lovely story, lovely colours ...

    Hugs, Carole xxx

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  10. I think it's a lovely story and fab LO, great use of ribbons. Thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.xxx

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  11. HEy you....sorry I have been AWOL but life sometimes gets in the way. Just doing a catch up look at everyone's blogs and I am totally loving what I see!!!! keep up the great work, and look forward to seeing who all completes the challenge.

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  12. Gorgeous layout Rox... I totally love it... Thanks for playing along with US over at Scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

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  13. I love the story and the page! Love the colours you used! I'm pinning it so I can use it for inspiration later! (see, now you'll be on pinterest..)
    Gayle

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  14. Recording stories like that is what scrapbooking is all about. Glad you got your page finished and thanks for joining in at scrapbookers anonymous

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  15. ha ha- aren't kids just so funny- I love making pages about the tiny details in their lives- she will really appreciate this page when she is older
    thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

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