Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #37 "Inspirational Photo"

Good Morning all and to all you MOM'S - Happy Mother's Day.

Welcome to another Lasting Memories Challenge.  This week's challenge is all about this "Inspirational Photo".  I really do love the color scheme and didn't have a hard time with this one at all and it all happened by mistake...hehehehe.  Don't you just love it when something finally goes your way???
When I got home from work the other day Miss Bella was in the yard with her daddy.  They were commenting on my tulips.  This is the first year since we've lived in our house (10 years this June) that I've had more than a handful of tulips.  Every year I get 2 or 3 here or there and this year I actually have a cluster of them...hahahaha.  I ran into the house to get the camera because Miss Bella was trying to smell them.  She would sniff and look at me like "they don't smell!".  She had such a confused look on her face.  I did restage her smelling them, however I couldn't stage the confused look. 

The very next day I found out what this week's challenge was going to be and check out the colors...Karen couldn't have picked a better pallette to work with.  YEAH me.  Even Miss Bella's spring jacket fits the color scheme.  I immediately went to work and this is what I came up with:

I have no idea what the background papers are...they are from my stash...(personal goal again, hahaha).  I loved the orangish paper because it has words like, flowers, sunshine, blooming, happiness, etc.  LOVE IT.  I then tore this pinkish paper that had some orangish color in it also.  I did faux stitch with my white gel pen around that piece, but it's kinda hard to see in the photo. 

I doubled backed the photos of Miss Bella with the colors in the pictures.  That paper was from DCWV Scrapbook Kit in a Stack - Birthday Textured.  I think that really popped the pictures.  I then cut "stop to smell the" using my SCAL in the CK Kiddo font. 

The tulip came from the Cricut/Card swap that I belong to over at FB and it was the perfect color combo, thanks so much Felisa.  She stamped the face with the Peachy Keen "Laughy Taffy Face", hmmm maybe I need this set now too.  Isn't that face just the cutest? 

This whole page came together beautifully. I added a sheer ribbon to the neck of the tulips and also on the left border and some bling to the top right.

I hope I've inspired you to do a layout with this "Inspirational Photo" color pallette and hope to see you enter the challenge over at Lasting Memories.  Who knows, you might be in the Top 3...I look forward to seeing some of your creations.

Again, I am wishing all the Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day and hope you have a beautiful one.


  1. Those look great! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

  2. Wow, did I ever give you the perfect challenge this week! How cute are those pics too!! Gorgeous LO! Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Perfect take on the challenge!! How so perfect that her coat matches PERFECTLY!! It was meant to be!!

  4. Lovely LO and i enjoyed your story and looking at the photos! Who is MISS BELLA?


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