Monday, 23 September 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Ruby Ruby...


Happy Tuesday to y'all!  I am secretly hoping this is going to be a quick week.  For one last week was sooooo long and this week I have a nice weekend lined up.  More on that later!

As is customary on this here blog, I aim to put up a scrapbooking project of somekind on a Tuesday.  I have to say I am pretty chuffed with myself that half way through September I am still managing to keep it going with only a small number of minor not happenings!  I shall try and run it through for the rest of the year.  However, despite my efforts, my photo piles/albums/boxes/tins have not gone down.

Talking about storage for photos, I have a large tin which holds A LOT of photos in, semi in order too.  You may recall that I recently lost my Aunt unexpectedly.  Well blow me, the week after her funeral I decided that whatever photo/s I put my hand on when I dipped it into the tin, I would scrapbook.  They fell on these piccies I am showing you today.  They were taken at my Aunt and Uncle's 40th Wedding Anniversary some 8/9 years ago.  (Need to check on the date for journalling purposes.)

I bought this Prima paper some 4 years ago and knew that it was perfect for a Ruby Wedding type layout and am so glad I hung onto it for just such an occasion.  So a VOS used again!  Layers of ribbon and lace (lace from Funkie Junkie Boutique and used veeeeery sparingly).  The flowers and flourishes were all made from raiding my Snippets box.  

I see some Bo Bunny Snippets in there as well as various pieces of plain cardstock. I also tried out my new punches from McGills so NBUS in here too.
The lettering was cut with my Cricut and then I used my embossing pen and added two different shades of pearls - one Cosmic Shimmer and the other TH.  You can see the tag which is tucked in the side of the larger photo.  The mounts for the photo have been stamped with TH stamp and embossed with gold.
You remember the cupcake sleeves that were on my desk, from my Nephew's wedding?  I painstakingly cut the butterflies out, edged them with TH DI in Aged Mahogany and manipulated them to shape before adding some ruby blings on.  Only used one so I can repeat this idea again, or maybe use it for a stencil?
Some more detail of the paper, flourish and flowers.  I can see I am going to love this punch set! I have also used my trusty SU flower punch too - my other favourite! st BTW the "cake" is a pyramid of profiteroles!!  Yummy!!

I am taking this over to the Playground as there are lots and I mean LOTS of Snippets included.
I am also taking this over to Mema's Crafts September Challenge which is Ribon/lace and/or flowers I got the lot in this layout!

Thanks for calling by.



scrappymo! said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! You have lovingly made so many fabulous embellishments...Loved to hear how the butterflies came about!

I think you have a look of your Aunt about you! Just a glimmer but it is certainly there.

Loving the flowers you have made and how you repeated the ruby theme throughout even them! The lace and the ribbon are perfect with this.

I can hear DH out trimming the cedar hedge. Rules here say no more than 6 feet and we were creeping over! I have done a massive clean of the RV and of the bunkie over the last couple of days. Seems silly to clean it for winter when we will not be here...but that is me!!! lol

will be glad to head home tomorrow and life to take on the winter routines. I have kept up my walking so am happy with that.

Take care Sam...looking forward tot he next scrapbook layout!

Anonymous said...

Wow1 Hettie-what a gorgeous page-so much detail and a lovely layout :)
I have never made a 12x12-I did have a play but felt a bit overwhelmed with all that space I think-but I have just bought some Project Life clear pocket pages-and will be having a play at scrapbooking but on a smaller scale!
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Di said...

Oh Sam, this is such a stunning layout - all the more poignant as it's your lovely Aunt. There's a whole load of love and care in there - you clever girl. It's really beautiful, loads of snippets used too.

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I absolutely LOVE what you've done here Sam. I'm sure it must have been therapeutic to make something so gorgeous for your Aunt in her memory. It's a really lovely page with a great layout.

Sarn xxx

Belinda Basson said...

Loving all the layers and texture going on here. Also the colours and I have a THING for circles...I don't have lots of photos...I have piles of pages...more on that tomorrow.

Karen Petitt said...

That really does smack of serendipity doesn't it. It's a very fitting and beautiful creation. I know you put your heart and soul into this one - we just do that sometimes don't we? Stunning work thanks for sharing it with us Karen x

Kate said...

Love the circular format. Gorgeous embellishing with the flowers. So full of lovely things!

Mrs A. said...

My but there is such a lot of painstaking detail gone into this page. It is both stunning and beautiful. A lovely tribute to your Aunt. Hugs Mrs a.

Terry said...

I have boxes of photos and a really nice weaved chest that holds tons of photos! I wish I had started this years ago! Your page is as lovely as can be! Such a beautiful way to capture life's precious moments! Love this!

Sue said...

Oh wow Sam! this is stunning its absolutely gorgeous!! sorry its taking me so long to getting around to comment but the heads been on another planet LOL this is so pretty :) huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

This is a riot of gorgeousness!
Pretty colours, wonderful assortment of embellishments making it all quite fabulous.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Diane said...

Great memories for a lovely scrapbook page.

Hugs Diane

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, first of all, you gave me goosebumps describing how you just reached in the photo box and pulled out your Auntie's photos. (I'm so sorry for your loss.) It gives you pause, doesn't it? You have turned the photos into museum-quality art, Sam. Truly. Your attention to detail and the amount of detail ... I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow! Your layout is stunning! Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in the challenge and visit often for those impromptu chances to win prizes.

Debs Willis said...

This is just beautiful! Sometimes life just jumps out at us and provides what we need - great that your aunts photo popped up!
Debs x

Sue - said...

A beautiful page for your memories. What a good idea making one day a scrapping day. I just might have to try it as I have masses of photos too.

butterfly said...

How strange that those should be the photos which came to hand - and what a glorious layout you've created around them. The colours work so beautifully together, and I love all the flowers - exquisite with the papers and those tiny ones. Fabulous composition - can you tell that I love it?!
Alison xx