Thursday, October 25, 2012

In Real Life

My friend Danielle is part of the Use It Tuesday Blog.  It's a challenge blog where whole idea for the challenges revolves around using up your stash.  Great idea for those of us with more product than we'll ever use in this lifetime.  Truth be told, I actually purged a ton of scrap supplies at the beginning of summer.  Entire collections, that I was just done working with were given away to a friend.  I like new.  I like only focusing on collections/items I have a plan for.  No more buying anything just because it's cute, and I think I may use it one day.  I did, however manage to hang onto a few things that I just couldn't get rid of.  Like this fabulous orange chevron paper by My Mind's Eye.  It's about 2 years old and from their Lime Twist collection.


Lucky for me Challenge  #42 is to use the colour orange.  As it turns out I had several "old" items that I held on to that were in fact orange (I must really like that colour, who knew?!)  I decided that I would go with an all orange and white design.  This photo of my scrappy girlfriend Carol, and me was perfect for the page.
The Amy Tangerine tag, and brad, Jillibean Soup sprouts, Prima sculpture flowers, and that fabulous doily (my last one that size, sniff), were all items I had been hoarding saving.

Journaling reads: Getting to meet Carol in real life, after chatting online for several years was one of the most fun things ever!  We met up when D & I went to Vegas.  A few hours over shopping and lunch was the perfect way to really get to know each other.  She is awesome!

Carol - this layout will always bring back sweet memories of meeting you in person and our wonderful time together connecting over all things scrappy, happy, and everything in between.

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  If you're interested you can check out the Challenge #42 here.

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14 comments:

Danielle said...

WOW Sherri, that layout is awesome!! Love the touches of orange on the white and the photo of you 2 sweeties is so cute :-)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you're playing along with us, your work is fabulous!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the chevrons and the doilies!!!!!!

taraelias.com said...

How fun is this! Love that you got to meet Carol, and love the LO, it's fabulous!

Lee-Anne Thornton said...

Fantastic layout Sherri! I love the doily and the way you cut out your chevron. Looks great!

Debbie P said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I just found that challenge site yesterday! Love your layout!

Mag said...

Beautiful layout ! love how you used the chevron and cut them !

Stephanie U said...

You rocked this Sherri! Love the white and orange color scheme as well as your design. Thanks for playing along with UIT!

Haven_mom4 said...

So glad you've been saving these items for the orange challenge.

Vic Lau said...

This layout is sooo pretty! I love your use of the accents of orange. Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday and I'm glad you used up so stash :)

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Wow - love all the white on white - makes the orange really pop!
Very cool design - love how you have put all the pieces together.

PS, I wish I could be there with you...

Pam said...

LOVE this! I am still hoarding this paper, ha ha!

I love that you and Carol got to meet, I would have loved to have been there! You girls are so cute!!!

Marjolaine said...

Hey, I know you! Your layout is gorgeous. I love that's it's mostly white with touches of orange. I'm glad you hooked up with UIT, hope you will again soon!

Caroli said...

Love this LO!!! Love the orange an white combo and all the embellishing you used, really pretty!
Thank you so much for playing along with us at UIT, hope to see you around often 😊

The Mama Monkey said...

Just email us at UseItTuesday {at} gmail {dot} com and we will get your guest DT spot all lined up! Congratulations!!! :)