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OK, NOW I feel much better. This is more like me!! After I posted the last one, I hopped over to my friend Barb's blog at Crafty Girl. She is on the design team at Practical Scrappers and showed her take on the weekly sketch that I had forgotten all about! I looked around to see if I could get immediate inspiration and I did! I had just received an order from Crafty Steals containing some nice KI Memories paper assortments. The photo was already sitting on my desk as were ALL of the other embellishments except for the
Making Memories epoxy shapes (the heart, the love tag and the photo corner). THOSE I had to dig for and have had them for well over one year (probably closer to 3) so yep....another one qualifies at Practical Scrappers for the weekly challenge! My title started with the "Be Mine Forever" woven tag. Frosted Designs challenge this week is to use a song title on your page. I was a little annoyed at myself because last week I had done the Pina Colada page and that would have worked but it was done and posted long before the challenge came out. I'm sure people do that, but I figure if I'm going to play along with all the challenges out there, I want to create something new and make a dent in my scrapping. Besides, I don't really do them for the prizes...even though its fun to win stuff! I just LOVE challenges. Simple as that! That is not to say I don't LOVE when I can combine several challenges into one layout as I have done here!
I basically used the sketch to a "t" but added the flowers and bling up the right side. The title is a line from the song "Forever" by John Michael Montgomery which qualifies it for the Frosted Designs challenge. The pink letters I got on clearance at Walmart and are by Martha Stewart! They are blowing all Martha's stuff out and I've been able to get a few really good deals! The black letters are Doodlebug and the woven tag is Making Memories. All of the paper its from KI Memories. The flowers are my cheapo wedding aisle paper roses and some small blue silk flowers from AC Moore....a whole stem with 25-30 flowers was only 49c. I used some leftover pieces of bling and vinyl flourishes that have been floating around so I got rid of some stuff, finally made a layout I like and am ready for the next one! But first I MUST go to the bank!!!! So this time I really mean it....I will not be back till later! Sorry about the not so great photo...I had a hard time finding a shady spot on the porch...its HOT and BRIGHT out there today!