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Monday, August 16, 2010

My Favorite layout This Week...Oh Boy!

Well here I go again with a wonderful challenge that I couldn't resist.
I have never played with Sketchy Thursday but that didn't deter me either... they had a sketch that lured me in. 
That is my excuse and i am sticking with it.
Isn't this a great sketch? See I bet you want to play along also?
You have until Saturday August 21st to post and enter your use of this sketch.
Oh I am in love with this gorgeous picture of my beautiful daughter.
I knew as soon as I seen the sketch with a circle I had to use this photo. So what do you think?
Do you think I did a good job with the sketch?
The paper is from DCWV and I have been hoarding I mean collecting, or I mean saving for a special day.
I used a couple different sheets from the Mariposa stack and cut and pieced them on this layout.Don't you love all the glitz and shine on this paper? I also used that strip of purple paper from my scrap pile- I believe it is from Michael's.

I added crystal sugar to the flowers to make them shine and also to the big flower I pieced.I did some quick stitching with my sewing machine that I keep set up remember all the stitching I did last month?
Those beautiful flowers are Prima and are really some of my favorite. Man I wish I had a case of these. 
Wish I knew someone that could make that happen.
The title says:
My Beauty 2010

This layout also fit the Practical Scrappers challenge to use Stitching this week, so I will be adding it there.

I never told you why I was doing this great layout.

You have until Saturday, August 21 at 11:59pm EST to post a direct link to your layout in the comments of this post

The Sketchy Thursdays Design Team will then have the always difficult task of narrowing down the field to a Top 5.  The Top 5 will then be posted here sometime on Monday, August 23 and the voting poll will be up on the sidebar until 6pm EST Wednesday, August 25.  September's Guest Design Team Member will be announced the evening of Wednesday, August 25.

Thanks for stopping in today, I really appreciate all your visits. I will let you know I am trying to keep up with commenting on every one's blog, unfortunately I have re-injured -popped out my shoulder and am trying to rest just for a few days.Yes my honey had to pop it back for me!!! I am recouping well but only typing with one hand so it has slowed me considerably -so please understand why I haven't hit every one's blog as frequently


  1. Dawn, what a fabulous layout and beautiful daughter you have. good luck on the challenges you have entered.

    glad you enjoyed SNC's blog hop, thanks for stopping by!

  2. This is a stunning lo, Dawn!
    You did a great job on the sketch. Good for you not "saving" this dp anymore... LOL
    You really cracked me with your post...:))
    The flowers are very beautiful, and I love the shining look you gave them.
    BTW, there are atleast two challenges going around about the color combo of green & purple (look at my blog if you're interested).
    Good luck at ST!!!!

    Oh, and feel well and get all the rest you need!

  3. a GORGEOUS scrappage, I think its spectacular!!!

    Sorry to hear your shoulder is bad, take care!!!!

  4. Dawn,

    As a hoarder, collector, saver, I see us as fast friends ~LOL~ My auntie recently (well 3 years ago now) moved to WI. I keep promising/threatening to come for a visit.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Glad to have you join our blog hop and Scrappin' n Chattin'. I hope to get to know you more~


  5. Oh Dawn, how did you reinjur your shoulder? Honey you are in my prayers for a super speedy recovery! Don't worry about commenting, just let Pippie give you lots of love!

    This layout is absolutely stunning! I love the photo of Melissa! She is a natural beauty, just like her Momma! The papers are so feminine and colors are so pretty! You rocked the sketch!!!

    Prayers for you, sweet friend!
    Kim xXx

  6. So pretty! Great pic and flowers!

    I hate to hear you have re-injured your shoulder...sounds so painful having your hubby pop it back in....*shudder*!
    How long does it take for something like this to heal??
    I do hope for a speedy recovery for you!

  7. Dawn this is beautiful!! Love the sketch.. beautiful flowers and so is the photo of your daughter..
    Have a wonderful day sweetie..
    Take care and don't overdo it!! That has to be painful!! :o( Hugs!!!

  8. Oh no Dawn! Sorry you hurt your arm again. You should be relaxing, reading a magazine or watching tv or something. Bubble bath maybe!? lol

    Love your page.

  9. Such a pretty layout! Feel better soon... {hugs}

  10. Oh my word is this ever fabby Dawn...gorgeous page and a what a beautiful pic of you dd!!! Gorgeous sweetie!

  11. I love the colors and the layout! You do such a great job!

  12. Ohhh this is gorgeous!! Your daughter is beautiful too! I will have to use this sketch for something this week - FANTASTIC! TFS!!!

  13. Great LO! Nothing wrong with "hoarding" paper...I do it all the time! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

  14. Hi Dawn, such a pretty layout... but oooh, I am so sad to hear you have reinjured your shoulder... prayers to you, and thank you for yours to me and all of your well wishes... feel better soon! Jack mailed your recipe book out for me today, hope you enjoy it... xoxo Julie Marie

  15. This page is fabulous Dawn, just beautiful. Annette x

  16. you have the best subject ever for your scrapping - your very beautiful daughter. i'd love to see a page with you & hubby!!!!!!

    oh, the cricket is OUTSIDE my bedroom window and NOT in the house - thank goodness!!!!

    my haircut is ALWAYS the same, just a little shorter so no new picture for me - lol!

    hugs :)

  17. Dawn you did such a wonderful job with the sketch! Simply beautiful! Take care of yourself and get better soon!

  18. Your DD is beautiful!!! And you ROCKED this page!!! Great sketch!

  19. This page reflects the beauty of your daughter. Fabulous job!

  20. What a beautiful LO! It showcases the picture perfectly.

  21. beautiful papers, and I love how you added the flower where you did.

  22. Lovely stitching! The flowers are a wonderful touch! Thanks for playing at Practical Scrappers!

  23. This is GORGEOUS!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeee the photo and loving the colors!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  24. beautiful! glad you played along with us!


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