So Blessed!


I am trying desperately to dig myself out of this funk and just trying to get better.  My chest is giving me such a hard time, but as they say, this too shall pass!! (right?? Croaksmileyf

I'm so sick of hearing myself whine, so in an effort to get myself moving I finally made my way into my "cave" and I literally had to dust cobwebs off my stuff! lol.. so anyway I decided to make a scrapbook page I "envisioned" ever
since I got the new SU! catalog in January!  I was so thrilled that it came
together so easily and I just could not wait to share it!


I literally have been hoarding Nicholas' Communion pictures for almost 2
years now - it seemed that no matter how many different patterned papers I
bought nothing really seemed "good enough" for them!!  Not to
mention the never-ending search for the right embellishments!  Ever have
that feeling...that you just want something to be perfect, and yet nothing
really grabs you??  Well, I am so glad I waited this long!


Aren't these
papers just divine?? I even love the way they smell!! (please don't tell me I'm
nuts -I'm sure
you know exactly what I mean!!)  The colors are just BY FAR my
absolute favorite! sigh...

I cut out the
roses and mounted them onto the Kraft DSP and cut a slightly larger layer around
the shapes.  The entire panel is mounted onto my background using
dimensionals, and I also did the same for the leaves.  One of the flowers
on the leaf stem is stamped on Whisper White CS, and the other is a flower from
the pretties kit, embellished with a pearl from the pretties kit as well. 
I also used our Sizzix die to cut out the butterfly, and embellished it with
small pretties pearls.  I used my blender pen to add color to all the
flowers, just to give them a little more depth.  I am really happy with
the way this layout turned out and I am working on a few more coordinating
layouts for the rest of my pictures, so I will defnitely be sharing those as

This is
definitely a keeper! I hope you like it too, and I hope you're inspired to use
our gorgeous DSP for accents and anything else your little heart
desires!!  Also - wouldn't this make a great layout for a number of
occasions?  Weddings, Christenings, Special milestones, endless
possibilities I tell you!!

Thanks for


Supplies: **All Supplies from Stampin' Up**


Fifth Avenue Floral #113734; Sentiment from Embrace Life #114958

Cardstock: 12x12 Kraft,
Whisper White.  Other: Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper

Ink: Staz-On
Black, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss.

Accessories: Kiwi
Kiss/Veri Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Buttons, Beautiful Butterflies
Big Shot Die, Pretties Kit, Billboard Alphabet Die, Ovals Big Shot Die,
Horizontal Slot Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Blender Pen, 2-way Glue Pen,
Snail Adhesive.


  1. wow.. check out how long your hair is... :) Your better than me.. the cob webs are still handing in my cave... I just don't have the mojo since Gram died... For some reason I just can't drag myself in there.

  2. That is indeed a beautiful layout Alex. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Your layout is beautiful...I remember how hard it was to scrap my daughter's first communion photos. I agree with what you said...that nothing ever seems good enough for them!

  4. wow, what an awesome job...i really want this set now too.

  5. Oh Alex I am so sorry to hear you are not 100% yet! I hope that happens real soon! This scrapbook page is amazing!!! Wow, wow, wow! So, so beautiful!! i love the color combination and that paper is perfect! You did an amazing job of cutting it out and adding the vine and flowers! Just stunning!

  6. Stacy SCS TwinshappyMarch 18, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    What a sweet page! I love the layout you used and he is very handsome. Sounds like you have had what I had last week. It just keeps hanging on, so I feel for you. Hope you are better soon. Hugs...

  7. Oh no...sorry to hear you're not 100% yet...there's nothing worse than no feeling like yourself. Hope you get better soon.
    Your page is precious by the way!!!

  8. There certainly is the sick crud going around everywhere this month. Hope you kick it soon! This page is just gorgeous, and all the little touches you added really pull it together!

  9. Oh Alex! This is flippin' GORGEOUS girlie!! LOVE LOVE LOVE every bit of this! Hope you feel better soon!!! Hugs!

  10. Gorgeous layout! Sorry to read that you aren't feeling good. Get well!

  11. Wow, beautiful page and what a handsome young man. I am glad you are feeling a little better, I sure hope you can get rid of this soon! We miss ya.


I so appreciate your comments! Happy Scrapping! :)

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