Sunday, July 2, 2017

M is for Marvelous!!

Yes indeed, my daughter is definitely that....Marvelous!!
She's recently begun a portfolio of gorgeous photos taken by several professional model photographers who give you digital photos of the shoot in exchange for using them in their advertising. She's captured the attention of several more photographers, which is great for me because that means more scrapping! YAY!
This layout is now among my personal faves : )

The golden mustard with the perfect blue jean colored "M's" in this older (2014) Bo Bunny
 "Somewhere in Time" collection really makes the photo pop!  
There was a reason this paper sat in the drawer waiting to be found again!  
After all, why in the world would I scrap something with a bunch of "M's" all over the it?  
It was destined to be cut up and used as backing for a photo!  
I'm so happy it worked out because M really is for Marvelous in this case!

The title is die cut with the new Sizzix Tim Holtz Alpha-numeric Script Dies!!  
I'm so totally in LOVE with these!!  
You can keep the letters separated like I did on the layout Lucy's Beloved String.  
But this time I placed all of the letters together to form flowing script and they look fantastic!

Finding perfectly coordinating papers in another Bo Bunny collection, Rose Café, was quite the treasure!  
It has the perfect blues, mustard & maroon colors that seem to have been made just for this main page. 

Brianne has maroon coloring in her beautiful hair and the 
"work in progress & in the healing process" three quarter arm tattoo takes on a maroonish tone in this photo. 

What could be more ideal than dark maroon paper?!  
The Rose Café collection with its tiled look on the "Bistro" page spoke volumes!  
That's when I decided that this layout would be decorated with pretty die cuts!  
Cute matching buttons & stamps in this collection really helped add that little extra.

Look how perfectly the golden mustard colors from these two collections match!

I loved this stamp sticker in the Rose Café collection!!

Placing blue paper under a fleur de Lis punch really makes it pop!!

Sometimes I love to use the same paper collection instead of customary green for leaf die cuts.  
Don't they look wonderful with these small flower arrangements?
The pretty solid blue leaves really stand out against the multi-colored die cut pieces.
But the most wonderful thing that I'm so excited about 
is when two handmade flowers, that my dear friend Carrie gave me a while back, 
were a stunning fit with the blues in the paper!! WOW!  How cool is that?!
And they look fabulous with leaves that are die cut in the tiled paper!

Thanks for coming by and have a great Fourth of July!  Lisa : )
One more closer look at my gorgeous daughter, Brianne.

Products used:

Bo Bunny
Rose Café Buttons

Rose Café Stamp Stickers

Somewhere in Time - "Memento"
   (main layout page)

Rose Café collection

Rose Café - "Bistro"
(die cuts & circles)

Rose Café 6x6 paper pad
(die cuts & leaves)

Spellbinders Dies

Art Nouveau Style Nouille
Decorative Element

Splendid Circles


Tim Holtz Alpha-Numeric Script

Big Shot Machine

Magnetic Platform

Tattered Lace Dies
Ornate Leaves

Fiskars Punch/Embosser
Fleur de Lis

Tombow Mono Glue
(for script letter dies)

(for decorative die cuts & buttons)

Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
(for flowers, leaf dies)

Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers
2-tone Yellow Aster Daisies

30mm White Tuscany Roses

2-tone Royal Blue Sweethearts

Ditto Pigment Ink - Royal Blue


  1. Beautiful photo of Brianne and gorgeous layout! Love the punching along the edges and the layering of the die-cuts!

  2. Wonderful use of the die cuts. And I adore all the thought behind the details. Enjoy your 4th!

  3. Those script dies are awesome! I love the colors of this one! And those blue flowers are perfect! :D Yay!! Love this photo! How cool is it that just when you were thinking about needing photos Brianne gave you these!! I can't wait to see her tattoo when it's finished, too!


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