Thursday, March 17, 2011

"There is no greater gift...

...than today." That's the the saying you have to include on your layout if you are playing along at 'Kraft It Up' this month. I think its such a beautiful qoute and there are at least a hundred photos I could use with it. I decided to go with this one of my two kids and myself. As anyone with teenagers will know, you don't often get kisses from them at this age. Well, that's if you can call that a kiss what DS is giving me here. Lol! Always the clown. :)
I thoroughly enjoyed doing this layout. I used a doilie I bought from an Op Shop and cut a circle from my newly purchased denim fabric. I used a scrap piece of red fabric to mat my photo and cut a flower and the word 'today' from denim too. The little crocheted flower was made by me and the red buttons are from my stash. In fact, I think the only scrappy items I've used in this layout is my sheet of Kraft cardstock, the little red paper flowers and the mini alpha stickers in my title! That must be a record for me!

A close up of the different alpha stickers, the stitching and fabric.
My denim title.:)
Hope you are all having a great week. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments.
Till next time.
M xox

19 comments:

Jasmine S said...

Just love the doily and denim together. Great pic to match the quote and the burst of red is awesome.

Kim said...

wow this really knocks my socks off, the denim against the red and kraft looks fabulous!!!totally totally cool!

aussiescrapper said...

Oh wow I love the combination for the doily and denim almost like boy and girl embellishments as I feel the denim is boy and the doily is girl and I pray I am still getting kisses from Nate when he is your children's age. What a stunning photo. Melxx

Anthea said...

Just beautiful. The LO is gorgeous and the photo is just adorable. I hope my kids love me as much as your kids seem to love you when they hit that age.

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi Marelize! This is so gorgeous...How cute are those kisses they are giving you...Ahhh boys will be boys.LOL...Thank you for playing along at KIU!!

Wendy said...

Love the material and stitching Marelize looks fantastic! Great photo .... you gotta love boys eh?!?!?! x

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely beautiful ... love the pic sooo gorgeous .... lovin' this page .... hugz x

Leonie said...

oh Marelize, this is fab, the denim and lace look awesome together!

Liz Weber said...

HI Marelize, that is indeed a wonderful quote to match a very wonderful, heartfelt layout. That photo just speaks volumes about the love you have for your kids and the love they have for you. Thanks for sharing another beautiful layout! Have a wonderful weekend with your family Marelize!

Rachael Funnell said...

Just gorgeous Marelize!! What a Fab photo & a lovely moment to capture.....
The denim looks Gr8 on the LO!!!
XXX

Jennifer said...

What a great LO!! So creative with all the fabric use!! You have proven that we can scrap amazing LO's without the LSS! Love the denim, red and kraft look!! Sweet photo. Yeah, I only get a kiss at Christmas time from my DD's. hee hee

Cathy said...

Gorgeous LO Marelize.. love the denim and the red really pops!! What a beautiful photo. Thanks for playing along this month :)

Belinda said...

WOW!!! Love the doily Marelize and your use of denim. Gorgeous.

Charmane said...

THIS is gorgeous Marelize! Looking forward to working with you at Handmade with Suzanne! YAY!!! Love Charmane

kathie said...

Gorgeous Marelize!

Clare said...

Hello my beautiful friend!!! so sorry i have not been around to visit for a while but been poorly again. Just trying to catch up with all of your gorgeous layouts. They are all stunning. What a gorgeous picture of you and the kids, i did laugh at raspberry kiss DS is giving you!!!. Absolutely love your use of fabrics with this LO hun, the sentiment is so beautiful too. Be back soon darlin. Big hugs Clare xxx

Ruki said...

great LO!! the color combo is awesome, with the denim...stunning!!

Monica said...

This is beautiful!! I love the use of denim, it is so eye catching :0) Beautiful quote too ;0)

Sharon said...

Hi M, Love this page. Great job with the fabric. Where are the layouts from the weekend???? Don't tell me you weren't productive because I wasn't there. Thanks for the tip on the cricut design it worked out perfectly. Sorry to use your blog but your email is at work and I know you need more comments LOL!! S XXXX