Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lasting Memories Challenge #125!



So my sister had my little baby nephew last Wednesday!! Woo hoo!!
With that said, you will see me making a lot of 'naked' layouts for our challenges for a while. I will try to get some of JaKobe (my son) in there but I really want to get a book started for her! This page is 'apple of my eye' and is 6x6. It will fit a 3x5 pic with hidden (or not so hidden!) journaling behind the pic. The green paper is embossed with my cuddle bug folder 'swiss dots'. The apple and sentiment are cut on my Cricut using the All Occasions Cards cart.

I used Crystal Effects on the apple to give it that shiny apple look.....if that makes sense! lol! I popped the sentiment on pop dots that I painstakingly had to cut into itty bitty pieces to fit behind the letters! ugh! Thank goodness for my fabulous Tweezer Bee scissors! (I was not paid any promotional blah blah to say that either!)

I inked the edges of the apple pieces and the sentiment so it would stand out from the paper. Of course I had to use my white gel pen to stitch and accent the page. I also distressed the edges of the papers. The star border at the bottom of the page is a felt embellishment strip I bought in a rak.

Ok, enough of me babbling about how awesome I think my page is and go get started on yours and get it linked at Lasting Memories by Saturday night!!! GO GO GO!

Thanks for checking out my page! And I LOVE reading your comments!!


Michele said...

AWESOME is an understatement!! Your APPLE is gorgeous!! I do not have crystal effects and I need to invest!! Can't wait to see the progress on this book. My Niece is prego (13 weeks) and I am thinking of doing an album as well. But need to wait until they find out what they are having. YOU could be some of my inspiration for sure!! :)

Norma Gomez said...

Congrats to you and your family on the new addition! Great layout, that apple is awesome :D Thank you so much for joining us for the Feb PWP DT Blog Hop!! I'm happy to be a new follower :D

Lisa said...

What an awesome layout!! I love, love the apple!! Congrats on your new nephew!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for the PWP Blog Hop :)

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Denise Pustelniak said...

That is so special that you're making her a book!I'm sure it will be amazing as is this page! That apple rocks!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

This is so cute! The Swiss Dots embossing folder is one of my favorites! I love how you also added some stitching around the photo mat. The shine on the apple is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration and for leaving me some love on my blog!

Shay said...

A is for adorable! This little layout is surely going to house a an equally adorable picture of your new nephew. I love all the dimension and colors you used. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave a little love on my blog!

Kimberly Clark said...

great apple!!!!! congrats on the new nephew!!

Karen Wilson said...

OMGosh - LOVE that apple! This is awesome!!