Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Forever Friends

Hello Friends

Gosh March is marching on isn't it?  I can hardly believe that we are up to the 19th already!!

Well, as it is Tuesday I have a scrapbook project to show you today....

This started with the central spotted square which was left over from a layout I did some time ago, and I was concerned that it would be crushed and spoilt in the Snippets box.  Then as I was looking for a suitable photograph I noticed that the reverse of the spotty paper matched the colours in Mandy's top so an idea was formed!  I gutted the centre of the paper and flipped it over so I got to see both sides and laid it on to a background sheet - which incidentally comes from the same KandCo paper pad of Blue Awning. 
I printed the phrase onto some SU Vanilla cardstock, on my printer, and then chopped and inked each word.  The flourish on the left was cut using a Sizzix die, run through an embossing folder and inked. 
All the card elements were made from the Snippets box using my SU Flowers stamp set and punch.  the leaves and tag were made using a Tim Holtz die.  The wooden "Forever" is from a set I bought many years ago, coloured with inks, and the "Friends" is from a ancient Basic Grey set.  Some Martha Stewart butterflies and hearts, a TH ticket and some lovely leaf ribbon I bought as I could not resist it.  The photo is mounted onto a  Snippet of KandCo paper and stamped with another SU flourish stamp.

I shall be taking this to the Playground as I have used a plethora of Snippets on there.  

Please let me know what you think!  Have a GREAT Day!



Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

FAB layout and nice embellishments.

Sarn xxx

Di said...

Oh YESSSS, I love this Sam. A perfect layout - love that sentiment, one of my favourites :)

Hugs, Di xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love this, that paper works a treat and that sentiment is one I've loved for ages. My friend bought me a hanging with it on! Take care Zo xx

Debs Willis said...

Really like this, great use of colours - I have only used a little of my Blue Awning pad - I'm still at the 'stroking' stage with it LOL!!



Samantha Read said...

Love your page and layout Sam, lots of lovely details :)

Alison Scott said...

Fabulous layout Sam. I do love those papers. Great idea to gut the square to show the other side.

tilly said...

a beautiful layout and super papers, love the wording

Kate said...

Lovely layout, Sam. These colors compliment each other perfectly. I love the flourish and those gorgeous flowers! I have this paper stack but never use it. You have reminded me of how pretty these papers really are.
Have a great day,

Bonnie said...

I love the way you used both sides of the paper!

Gill Edwards said...

thats lovely, what a clever idea to remove the middle of the card and flip it over, it does go really well with the photo. Im not a big scrapbook fan but that makes me want to have a go now.

Gill x

Terry said...

This is such a great page! Love the design! Have a great week!

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Sam,
This LO is lovely, the dotty paper is yummy! All in all it's a wonderful page. The flowers are unique, never seen them before, hugs Gay x

Jo said...

A fabbie page Sam, gorgeous colours and love the words!
Hugs Jo x

lisa said...

A great LO, Sam and what a lovely photo. I love those SU flower stamps you've used.
Hugs Lisax

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful layout...I smiled when i read the words...too true about special friends, eh?
That's the Canadian slipping through...we say eh? at the end of sentences!!!

Love the colours you used and the fab stamped bits. The leafy ribbon is so pretty and the green/blue combo is great.