Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Her Best Day Ever

Ever have an idea pop into your head for a layout design, and you just have to get it out asap?

I had the idea for this background on the way home from dropping the kids off at school on Thursday last week, and just had to come home and get it out.  Thanks to the lovely greyness of the skies here, and working Friday and Saturday, I was unable to get a photo of the layout until this afternoon when I got home from work.  I loved the Fall paper combinations, and colours in the November Scraptastic Home kit so much, I wanted to showcase them all at once on the same layout, and thought that something like this would be a great way to do it.
You can still see how completely thrilled she is to have opened her new 5c.
Pulled in some of the embellishments from the November This Life Noted kit, as well as the Add-On kit here also.  Really love the colours of the sequins this month.
 Took the smile sentiment and used 3D foam tape to pop it off the page.
The brown letters were from the This Life Noted kit also.  And I typed the "14th birthday surprise" onto a scrap piece of cardstock, and popped it off the page, layered over top of one of the cardstock stickers in the kit.
We celebrated Belle's 14th birthday last Wednesday.  Belle was shocked when she opened this iPhone.  If there is anything we've learned as parents it is to never say never.  As much as we thought we would never buy our kids a phone, we certainly changed our tune.  With the amount of time this one is at school late, or out with friends, or late at the Dance Studio, we found it would certainly be worth the extra few dollars a month to be able to get ahold of her whenever we need to, and vice-versa.  All that to say we caved, and she's one happy girl.

Thanks for stopping by today friends.  I sure appreciate it.

eta: my friend Nicole just posted these gorgeous layouts on the Scraptastic Blog today.  Seeing them again today, I remembered that she shared them on FB awhile back, when she first completed them.  As much as I thought the stitched triangles were my genius idea, I think my sub-conscience might have remembered seeing them on her project.  Bummer, I thought they were my idea, but she obviously used the idea first so I want to give credit where credit is due.  You can see more of Nicole's gorgeous work on her blog here.

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That happens to me ALL.THE.TIME!!! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING all the triangles!!!!!

Lee-Anne said...

LOVE THIS SHERRI! It is amazing!!!

Leigh Penner said...

What a great layout! I love those triangles!

Ashley Horton said...

Love this page Sherri!! The triangles are so fun! And I love that you added the stitching and sequins to each one! Such a cute touch!

Leslie Germain said...

Gorgeous Layout, Sherri. Love the triangles, patterned papers and the way you put it all together. Great vision. And yes, as a parent you never say never because you just never know.

Ruth G said...

Wonderful LO! I love the triangles/arrows and the papers!

I'm with you about holding out on getting a phone. We got one for our daughter when she turned 14, too. I think it's a great age because they really are away a lot more and it gives us all piece of mind that we can communicate when it's needed without relying on other kids.

Thanks for sharing your creation and your thoughts!

mk said...

Beautiful layout. Love how you used the triangles. They always scare me, but you've rocked them!

Kerryn said...

I've popped by via the link you left on Leanne Allinson's FB page. Glad I did, your work is gorgeous. LOVE the design of this page particularly!!!

Leanne said...

Oh wow! thanks for sharing your link!! I love the triangles. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creative goodness..x