Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dream As If You Will Live Forever

I'm pretty sure I am going to regret this layout in the morning! I should have been asleep 2 hours ago! I didn't intend to do another layout tonight but as I sat here looking at some stuff and thinking about what I would scrap tomorrow, it just sorta happened!

I received my very first monthly kit from Swirlydoos and as you can see, its GORGEOUS! Its chock full of beautiful papers by Glitz from the Laced with Grace collection with some lovely K&Co papers mixed in. There is sooooo much in this kit that I will have MANY pretty layouts from it, this just being the first! The flowers are all from the kit and are a mix of Prima and the green ones came in a big bunch but not sure the brand. The only things that were NOT in the Swirlydoos kit was the bling flourishes, the foam glitter Thickers which I inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink and the velvet scallop trim atop the photos. Isn't it a lucious kit just based on this one layout? It even came with a whole package of Hambly stamps and while I am not a stamper, in fact, it terrifies me, I used the vintage book stamp TWICE on this page!! It really looks like it belongs there doesn't it? Don't tell me if it looks awful!!! I also used a Tim Holtz large flourish mask wth Burnt Red and Harvest Orange Glimmer Mist on the left side but once the page started to take on a life of its own, it sorta got covered up!

Hopefully the misting, inking and stamping is present enough to qualify this layout over at The Paper Variety where the challenge is "inking, painting, or misting". I also used a quote for my title that sums up exactly what I wish for my daughter! "Dream As If You Will Live Forever, Live Like You Will Die Tomorrow" which means I can enter this page at Bird Is The Word for the FOREVER challenge.

I used a sketch by another one of my new favorite sketch sites, Let's Capture These Sketches. I distressed the tan K&Co paper for the May Technique Challenge at A Cherry On Top.

Its been a while since I did a frilly, flowery page and I missed it! Now I must drag my butt to bed!
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absolutely beautiful! i'm awaiting on my very first Swirlydoos kits. I can't wait!!! thanks for playing along this week with The Paper Variety.

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a)

Gorgeous. Love the colours, flowers and all the bling. :)

Vicky Varvadouka

Hi Susan! Since you have visited my blog, you must know I love that paper line!!! Your layout is fantastic! I love the design, the distressing and that quote is something we should all live by!Thanks for playing along at BITW!!!

Nadia Cannizzo

This is absolutely gorgeous! You will LOVE the Swirlydoos kits..I've been getting them since December and they are awesome. I wanted to thank you for the lovely words you left me on my blog! I am so flattered to say the least that you find some inspiration on my blog and in my means a lot to me :o) THANKS SO MUCH!

Thank you also for playing along at Lets Capture These Sketches and Bird Is The Word..I always look forward to your entries! take care Susan!


What a sweet layout!!! I love those photos! The colors are great and you did a fabulous job distressing!! :) Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Variety.

Helen Tilbury

What a great layout! Love that quote!! Thanks for playing at Bird is the Word :)


Beautiful LO Susan.. love the quote and all your gorgeous detail!! Thanks for playing along at BITW :)

Chloe :-)

So gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at BITW :-)


Gorgeous page!! And hope you have caught up on your sleep! Fabulous to have you playing along at Bird Is The Word!
Lou xx


This is gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

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