Friday, May 13, 2011

All Dolled Up + GIVEAWAY

I’m both happy that I’ve had this chance but at the same time sad that this is going to be my last post here at the SEI blog. But like what the saying goes…some good things have to end and today I wanna share a layout I made with the Couture paper line, flowers from the Summer brights pack and die cuts from the With all my heart pack.


Do you have a child that wants to be their mommy’s copy cat? Well I am blessed to have one. My daughter is so into getting herself all dolled up. Now mind you, I’m not one to put makeup on regular basis but when it’s Sunday, I try to dress my best for church and I think that’s where she gets the idea of getting all dolled up too. These photos were caught while getting ready for church about a year ago. I’m so happy to have caught these photos of here in her favorite element, mirror in front and lip gloss in hand! What could a girl ask for more?

I had cut out three identical flowers from pattern paper here using my die cut machine then layering it with pink flowers and finishing it up with pearl brads. I also added some die cut shaped from the With all my heart pack that had the pink color scheme.

Remember those lace cardstock that I’ve used in my Mothers and Daughters layout plus the mini book? Well I was able to extend it to this page as well. The lace created a subtle background for my title. I had combined letters cut up from pattern paper with a die cut machine plus letters stickers from the White Elegance line.

So that’s it. I hope I was able to inspire you to try something new this week. Whether it be creating something for a unique mother’s day gift, challenging you to journal about relationships, making cards in one hour or recycling items that might have been thrown away. I always find myself in my most creative when I step out of my comfort zone.

Happy crafting everyone!

Signing off.
Grace

Thank you for joining us this week Grace! It has been a blast. We love all of your projects and they definitely inspired some great homemade gift ideas. We will make sure to stop by your blog to keep up on your future projects.


GIVEAWAY TIME! Ready for a chance to win some of the paper-crafting products Grace used this week? Just leave a comment on this post by Sunday, May 15th at midnight MST. Include in your comment which post or project was your favorite this week. The winner will be announced Monday.

48 comments:

Lindy said...

WOW....lots of inspiration this week. I loved all of Grace's post but this is probably my fav. My daughter is four and she does the same thing. I just can't seem to capture it on film. She always catches me. LOL

Thanks Grace for a great week!

Erin said...

My favorite post of the week is the one about embellishing frames. I do a lot of this in my side business and it was fun to see how others get the job done. Well done Grace!

Karen Williams said...

this is my favourite post- my daughter does the dame but she copies her Grandma not me- I don't wear make up- Nancy loves to rub cream on her face and then say "is my face nice and smooth!"

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Kelly Massman said...

This is my favorite from this week! I love the sweet photos and she's made such a cute page to go with them!!!

thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

Kee said...

So many to choose from, but this was prob. my fav post because it made me remember my daughter at that age. She is 14 now, but it seems like yesterday. Thank you for sharing your lovely work. :-)

cjs said...

Absolutely beautiful pages (and little one, too!). This is my favorite post...I have an 8-yr old that loves to get 'all dolled up', too!

kaw1963 said...

I really liked the step by step tutorial of the frame, but my favorite post was the four cards. Thanks for a terrific week!

Donna said...

I just joined the SEI club at the Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan May 5,2011 and found an email in my box leading me here. Glad I followed! This is the first post of Grace's that I have read and therefore my favorite..I love what she wrote about being most creative when she stepped out of her comfort zone. I will have to remember that and put it into action!
Thank you Grace!

Scrappy Rat said...

It's a tough call, choosing just one, but I love the Friends and Flowers card (the quote slips my mind, but it had those words in it). Very cool! I love the flowers around the quote itself, especially.

ginalovesdave said...

I love how Grace used the lace cardstock that perfectly matched the pattern of her daughter's sweater, so that is my favorite!

Leanor said...

I love today's post. It is great to catch pictures of your children when they least expect it. I think it shows their true character. Thanks Grace and thanks SEI

smahrty said...

all the posts were great this week! I really liked the card set and the mother/daughter layoug.

Elin said...

My favorite was for sure the mom love frame. It was so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

kris said...

My favorite is the card set - loved the combination of colors and the simple design that is easy to duplicate vertically and horizontally - LOVE IT!!!

Melissa Klettke said...

I love the use of the lace cardstock. It's always so difficult for me to figure out what to do with the lace.

Thebug415 said...

Well I liked them all, but I really enjoyed the Mother/Daughter LO from Tuesday.

Cherie said...

I loved the quote frame, and loved the layouts too! I really need to go play with with your paper, even though it is in almost ALL my projects! What a fun week. Everything was beautiful, fun, and amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

I liked the family album best. Thanks for the fun week and the giveaway.

Deb Long said...

I loved them all, but the card set post was perfect. I love making cards too, and the idea of being able to get several done at once is fantastic!

wolfdancegillette said...

Beautiful page. My friends and I get together and crop once a month. We come up with challenges and often it is to use things from our supplies on hand, so multi layers of flowers and things like that are right up our alley!!

PaperJewels said...

Loved the Mothers & Daughters layout. Your style is alot like mine. Happy Scrappin'!

Karen said...

just love the mother & daughter layout. Like your style

Anonymous said...

Great layouts I would use it for my beautiful granddaughter, Amelia Mae. She is grandma's little angel!

brenlubrant said...

I love your layout you did for us today. I love the white lattice paper mimicing the while lattice sweater on your little girl. However, my favorite project this week was the altered quote frame. Thanks for sharing this week.

amy dudrey said...

I love this post - My daughter is now 20 but I dearly remember her wanting to copy mommy and getting all dolled up , Its even more special to me and makes me so glad that im a scrapper, she fell and obtained a skull fracture and traumatic brain injury and lost quite a bit of her memory, thank god she can look at her scrapbook of her life and read about all the things she has done !~!! Beautiful page I love the white scroll.

suzyQ2 said...

It's a toss up between the framed quote and the Mothers and daughters page. I love the soft feminine colors. Beautiful!

Scrapamum said...

Fabulous inspiration Grace! Thanks for sharing with us.

Tab said...

The cards were all really cute!

jan said...

Mother's and Daughters! Also enjoyed the frame tutorial. nice to have the details!

retiree3 said...

I like all the projects, but I liked the frame the best./

Beth said...

My favorite was the photo frame - love how she made it all new!

Grace said...

Never having had a daughter to catch in a photo such as this one, has always been the little sadness in my life. So, I do have to choose this layout as the best! It makes me smile and wish I had little girl pictures to work with too! Great job, Grace!
From one Grace to another

KellyG said...

Lots of great projects this week! Love this layout, perfect touches on it!

Renee said...

Grace, thank you for visiting! Thank you, too, for all of your inspiration! I love today's project, too!! I love how everything came together for a beautiful layout!

Kabrina Walton said...

I love the all dolled up that was so precious!

Brittney said...

I really loved the cards this week. Fabulous!

Tigerberry said...

I have to say I like the "All Dolled up" layout. I love the use of the lace background that brings out the lacy top she is wearing. I also like the pink flowers that are not too large for the subject and bring out the pink in her top. What a cute subject.

sharon said...

I am partial o the Friends four cards. Not only is the paper out of this world but the planning and development of the four cards is thoughtful

Sharon L

Mathew said...

I am inspired by the mothers and daughters layout. It is stunning!

Jess said...

Loving this layout! Great projects and cute photos!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love Grace's bright friends cards. They are SO lovely!!

AnnaD said...

I love this layout, save this one to scraplift.
Well done, excellent.
KLOve that we can combine different kits!

Scrapycandy said...

Who wouldn't love to get one of those cards? The bright stripes, the mixing of patterns, the gorgeous flowered papers. Just terrific! Thank you!

Kim G said...

My favorite project this week was the Friends Card Set. I'm always looking for new card inspiration - and I LOVED the papers used in that project.

Kim G

Melinda AKA medialady said...

My favorite was the friends cards because I am always looking for inspiration for cards.

ruffybobbins said...

I LOVE all dolled up!

jengd said...

I had several - the frames and Mother/Daughter layout were beautiful and I love the message from kite page. I've scrapped several "bad day" layouts of my son and they're some of the most fun to look back on.

 

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