58th Anniversary - My Mom & Dad

My Mom and Dad just recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary! My Mom knows how I often wonder if she will be here for the next one with her not having been well for years now. This last year her health issues have greatly affected her, but she is an amazing woman and an incredible trooper. I'm glad my parents had another year together and hope more for them. I love them both very much. I've wanted to make a scrapbook page of them for quite a while and this seemed like a perfect time and occasion to create a layout about my parents.

I'm also entering this in a challenge! Yeah for me! I haven't done that for a while. I'm entering this layout in Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4 - Show Some Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!  To the left is the inspiration collage and to the right is the Challenge Blog Badge.

 So here we go!

I've converted the photo I'm using to B&W and using some of Graphic 45's Sweet Sentiments papers, and chipboard pieces. I seldom use bling so with this challenge, this is one of those times. I used an older pearl & bling flourish from Prima and cut it up a little.

Just FYI, there are three items on this layout from the 8 x 8 pad - the small cut-a-part over my Mom with the roses in the boat, the little boy with the blue bunch of flowers under my Dad, as well as the sentiment strip. Everything else is from the 12 x 12 pad or chipboard tags.

You know I always like to show my work from all angles for you; then I'll show you some close-ups.

Detail close-ups -

In the photo above, you can see that I painted the filigree metal from ButterBee Scraps and placed it behind the chipboard tag with the hearts on it. The heart chipboard tag is covered with Glossy Accents. I thought this would help add to the "bling" factor.

With the photo above, you see the "glitz" in form of bling and pearl flourishes with the arrangement of fussy cut flowers. And in the photo below, the detail of the stitching around the Martha Stewart "Cherished" border punch.

Let me know if you'd like to make this layout for yourself, because I took photos in the step by step making of this layout because I had something in mind for them, but things have changed.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my challenge entry!

Happy papercrafting everyone! 

Added April 2, 2014

With so many wonderful projects entered for this challenge, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had won challenge #4 with both this LO entry and my card entry "Easter Card #3". Wow! Thank you Gloria and CHA DT!


glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Can I just say this is heart stopping gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Galachko said...

Wow! Great layout! Love all details.

Christy Butters said...

Oh my…I just love this.
Your layers and sparkle just complement the photo perfectly.
So glad you shared with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is a stunning layout...really, really amazing. All that gorgeous fussy cutting and layering makes my heart go pitty pat. I love that you are preserving this wonderful celebration in a glorious setting like this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4: Sparkle, Glitz or Glam!

Tammi said...

beautiful BEAUTIFUL layout!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Vickie said...

What a gorgeous LO. I love all the layering and the chipboard pieces that you use. I like the idea that you used a black-n-white picture. It pops with all the colors that you used.

Pammejo said...

OKAY!!! you stole my heart with the photo, love the layout, every detail of it. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders!!

mow180 said...

Ahhh, Sabrina... I feel the love - it is a beautiful layout.
Congratulations to your Mom and Dad!

Jan Marie said...

Oh, so very beautiful in every layer, every detail and so touching. . what a lovely tribute to your dear parents! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

GASP! I love all the layers and fussy cutting and bling. And the paper of course! The photo is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

lost coast scrapper said...

Love this, beautiful layering! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Donna Idlet said...

Love your layout! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.

Dana Nelson said...

It's lovely, Mom!