Surrounded By Love: SPCC 19

10/12/2009 08:46:00 PM Edit This 12 Comments »
Hi everybody! I can't believe it's been a whole week since I've posted. So, maybe I do have a life after all! Actually, I'm shifting into quilting mode now that the weather's turning colder. I've got some flannel squares ready to go to make some rag quilts. They are so soft and cuddly. I'm making one for my 3-month-old granddaughter and one for my almost-22-year-old daughter (shhh, don't tell, it's a surprise).
Well, back to scrapbooking! It's SPCC #19, and these are great colors. Every week, Samantha has wonderful color combos and a great prize for the winner. This week's sponsor is Susan Zuzarte. She is so talented and energetic. Be sure to check out her blog and the great prize!
The picture in this LO was taken in July, while I was in Wisconsin. My twin sister had just lost her husband quite unexpectedly, so we gathered for a memorial service. My family does a great job of celebrating life and sending off a lost loved one. This was the first time in many years that my dad and all seven of my siblings were together, so we could not let the opportunity pass. The title says it all.
I used SU Close to Cocoa for the base, and cut circles (with Coluzzle) out of Green Galore, Taken With Teal, and DCWV Pocket Full of Posies. The letters were cut using the old Big Shot. The left side of the base was stamped with VersaMark using TAC's Simply Divine. I then went over it with a Stardust Clear Gelly pen to add sparkle. The flowers are Prima, highlighted withCarolee Sparkles (which I have had for years). Can you tell that I love Sparkle and bling?

12 comments:

Kristina said...

Great LO - Love the circle and the words around it.

Emily said...

Such a *sweet* layout!

Emily-SP Diva

Melisa said...

Very "sweet" layout. Fabulous job!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

Great job with this LO! It is a wonderful, sweet LO that everyone will look back on and love!

Danielle said...

Excellent lay out!!
So glad you continue to be a part of SPCC!!

Roxanne McCleary said...

Love your layout! Really gorgeous!

Allison said...

Susan, this layout is awesome!! I love how you "surrounded" the circles/picture of your family with love and your faux stitching on all the elements! The DCWV Posies stack has such adorable prints - great choice! :)

Sandra Farrell said...

I love how the layout evokes the title of surrounded. Great job!

Heidi said...

This is so pretty! I love to see how different people translate the color combos, ie who uses which color most. So much fun! Great job!

Heidi - SP Diva

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful LO! I love the flowers!

AuniLeigh said...

Just checking out your LO's. I really love this one! What are the swirls on the left side? Very cool

Susan said...

The swirls on the left side are Simply Divine by TAC, which I stamped in Versamark and traced with Stardust Glitter Gel pen.