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August 20, 2012

Thinking outside the box....

Happy Monday!

I had a very good scrappy week! My CHA prizes came in from Two Peas in a Bucket. I was so lucky to win two prizes; one for the Elle's Studio video comments and one for chatting with Wilna Furstenburg. Then, I found out that Canadian Scrapbooker is going to publish another one of my layouts. And it's a page that has a lot of special meaning for me, so that's even more of a bonus.

Here are pics of the goodies I won. I received all the Elle's Studio goodies shown in the video.



And here is the chat prize. Look at all that My Mind's Eye goodness!!!



I don't win prizes of any kind very often, so this was pretty exciting! So, I got to work using some of the Elle's Studio pretties, right away.

I love the new trend of using cut-outs on the background page. So, I challenged myself to give it a go. And I am so happy with the results. I also challenged myself to go through my older photos and pick from those. When I came upon this photo, I remembered that I had a plan for the journaling, but do you think I could remember what it was??  I think it had something to do with Nick's eyelashes, but I can't tell you that for sure. *sigh*  After staring at the picture for a while, the premise for the page just came together.  In the end, this probably makes for a better story than my boy's eyelashes. They are still pretty spectacular, but now that he's 15, he probably thinks this story is less embarrassing. ;)


Papers: Bazzill Basics, October Afternoon; Stickers & Alphas: October Afternoon, Echo Park; Journaling cards & diecuts: Elle's Studio; Buttons: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye; Misc: My Mind's Eye washi tape, floss, Studio Calico & Tattered Angels mists; 7 Gypsies stamps

I made the chevron cutout using my Expression and SCAL. It's just the "greater than symbol" (I know that has a proper name, but I can't remember it!) and I just copied and pasted it down the sheet. It was super easy! I'll be doing this technique again. Probably with a title next time.

Thanks for looking!

Sylvie

6 comments:

  1. Lovely page, Sylvie. Congrats!

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  2. LUCKY DUCK!!! What great prizes! And your layout is awesome! Make sure you share it on the Member Gallery over at Elle's Studio! Here is the link.... http://www.shopellesstudio.com/gallery/member/

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  3. Adorable layout!
    And what fabulous prizes! You hit the jackpot there :)

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  4. Wowzers! You won some great stuff {love, love, love that Elle's Studio box!!!}
    Great layout, I love what you did with the "greater than" symbol! :)

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  5. OMGosh...genius to use the greater than sign for chevrons! Great page!

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  6. Congrats on winning all those goodies, love your layout and the chevron

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