Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunshiny Days

I feel like I have been a bit neglectful of my blog lately. Sometimes life gets in the way of creating. Life is good like that. :)

Definitely in the mood to scrap some older photos lately. The song at Scrapping the Music this week is Because of You by Kelly Clarkson, such a beautiful song and immediately brought to my mind how much Em has changed our lives. Especially the joy she brings to my mom. So this is for them! :)

This is getting triple duty with some beautiful papers from Fancy Pants from the AMM store and my digital tip for The Next Step. Full directions for adding some hybrid elements to alter your papers over there.

And a close-up of the background- over cardboard I glued some Fancy Pants chipboard paisleys, (they are on clearance for $1.80!!!) then over painted with yellow paint, let dry, then gesso and wiped part away for a sun washed look. The texture is gorgeous!!


And why my week has been so busy. Em and P are taking swim lessons every day and loving every minute of it! Before this week, we couldn't even get her to put her face in the water and yesterday - the third day - she is jumping off the diving board and swimming underwater! I am so proud of her and P!!



I think she is proud of herself, too! :)

Just working on a couple of things that I can't share yet....but I will soon!! Oh, and a little toot! I was on the Graphic 45 blog again - this time for being published in Sew Somerset using G-45 papers!

See you all soon!

Lucy

27 comments:

  1. Oh Lucy...just love this LO and what a tribute page it is!!!! That pool looks so inviting...can I come play tooooo!!!! Look how adorable they are in their swimsuits! Have a wonderful day sweet friend and thanks for sharing your talent with us!!!! :)

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  2. Hi Lucy! Oh how I hear you on life getting in the way of creating. Sounds like the story of my life! LOL!

    I love you take on this week's STM. I'm smiling right now because I have been wanting to scrap this song but that "life getting in the way" thing has kept me from it. I was going to go the opposite direction though. Funny how different songs bring up such different feelings/memories for different people. This song was extremely popular when I was going through my divorce. Not necessarily a good time in my life but it lead to many good things. Things like new-found strenth and inner peace. I've been looking for a way to get that on one of my pages and what better way than through this song.

    Sorry if that was TMI. LOL! I just thought I would share! Ha!

    Love the pool pics! Can't wait to see them on a page! :)

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  3. Gosh! I forgot to tell you congrats on the Graphic 45 blog! YAY!

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  4. Yay for your toot, girl! Love that LO and the gorgeous background - great idea to use the chipboard like that! Go em with her swimming successes - I need to get noah in lessons this summer!

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  5. Wow! Lucy, this layout is stunning! I am loving all the texture! Em is so adorable... I say it every time, but it is oh so true! What a big girl jumping off the diving board and swimming!

    I made a layout using some of the stuff you sent to me for the RAK!! Love the mist spray! I posted it on my blog :) Thanks so much!
    ~Chelsea

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  6. Lovethe background on your page Lucy. Gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with us at STM.

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  7. Congrats on the pub Lucy!!

    Love the page you did of your Mom, she is going to love it too!

    I totally get the life getting in the way of creating. I cleaned up my scrap room and I am ready to go. hopefully tonight i will get some scrapping in.

    Em is so cute...love the pic!

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  8. Beautiful work! Congrats to Emma! Yeah for her!

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  9. Emily, aren't you a clever little thing.
    Love your page Lucy, the detail is amazing

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  10. Lucy congrats on the Graphic 45~!!!! You are so talented! I love the new LO. The chipboard and cardboard painted looks so cool!! I have lived the life in the way story all week LOL!!!Can't wait to see when you win this battle and create some more :D

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  11. I love the texture on the layout Lucy!

    Em looks so sweet in her floral suit!

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  12. I found you thru Chelsea Cook's blog:) Your creations are AMAZING!!

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  13. Stunning hun!What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing as always.

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  14. Awesome LO. I like how you gesso'd the chipboard. Your daughter is so cute. Looks like swimming is fun for her.

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  15. I LOVE the way you made the background of your layout!!! I can't believe I wont ever going to try this ;-)
    ANd congrats on the Graphic-45!!!

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  16. LOve the LO, but just have to say how cute Miss Em looks in her bathing attire! She's too cute!!

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  17. lovely tip for the hybrid elements on paper , Lucy ! love the paisley chipboard bg you created ! Congrats on the Somerset toot !

    & wow ! Em is swimming underwater already by the 3rd day ! wtg !

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  18. This is just so beautiful! Love everything about it!

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  19. Congrats on Graphic 45 spot and pub! Love your cool layout. Those pool photos just look so inviting. I can't wait to feel some warm weather like that!!

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  20. Hi Lucy, I know what you mean about life getting in the way of creating, I'm there myself right now! Still, I'm loving every minute of it, so all's good!

    Your LO is gorgeous! Thanks so much for the close-up and explanation on your techniques, I'll be trying something like that real soon (that is, as soon as I have my life back on track LOL).

    And yeah for Em!!! Another milestone to be scrapped!

    Oh, and btw, I received your wonderful RAK this week, thank you so much (and thank all the other ladies over at The Next Step too from me please!!!!) I'm so loving it, I can't wait to find some time to get started with those fabrics and that glimmer mist you sent me. And you won't believe how many stamps I have right now LOL (I received some in several RAKs), no more excuses now not to stamp (ouch).

    xxx Peggy

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  21. Such a pretty layout! As always! Congrats on the pub and the additional toot!

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  22. Gorgeous LOs and I love that technique! Congrats on the PUB! You do such amazing work!

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  23. Definitely have to check out TNS for the new techniques! Love that LO and all the fun things you did!!!

    Congrats on the pub and the G45 blog! So well deserved!

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  24. The dimension on this page is just wonderful. I really like the background page you showed too. Emma is growing up so fast!
    Happy you had such a creative week even though it was busy :)

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  25. ah! you're so right. the texture is gorgeous! I must try that someday :D *hugs* ...

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