Saturday, September 10, 2011

More retreat layouts

Hi everyone! I seriously don't know what happened to my last week. Before I knew it, it was gone! In the meantime, I still had 2 layouts lying here since the retreat, waiting for journalling before I could share. I've managed to finish it off today, so here we go...
This is a pic of my daughter and 3 friends that I've been meaning to scrap for ages.  They made their own 'Twilight' t-shirts and then had great fun posing for pics afterwards.  I've used the Authentique 'Uncommon' range with a couple of extra bits.
 I fussy cut the flowers from one of the pattern papers and gave it a lift with some foam tape.
The pink doilies were made using one of the 'solid' colours from the range and the Cheery Lynn Designs 'French Pastry' die.  Wow! Simply love these dies and they give a perfect cut every time! The bird cage is a rub on from Kaisercraft that I rubbed onto acetate and then cut around it.
A bit of seam binding and a mini Green Tara rose to round things off.  Oh, and the punch I've used is the Martha Stewart 'Layered Arch' punch.
The following layout is of DH and I fooling around during a photo shoot that my gorgeous friend, Kathy, did for us.  You will have to look long and hard to find a photo of my DH with a straight face. The males in my house are just not capable of a decent smile. Lol!  Well, I was sort of playing along in this one!
I've used one of the gorgeous MME Lost and Found Two ranges called 'Breeze'. Just love the stuff!  The clouds are painted chipboard and the flowers are Prima with some Green Tara mini roses.  All the products used for these 2 layouts are available from Handmade by Suzanne.
A close up of my title. :)
That's all for today. I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!  Will be doing a bit of blog hopping later to catch up on all my favourite blogs!
Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comments!
Until next time.
M xox

21 comments:

Jasmine S said...

Fab fab. Love the colors in both pages. The girls in their Twilight t-shirts look fabulous and love the fussy cutting piece.
And the pics of you and DH are great with the frame. I might try and do that with the kiddies.
Love how you used the Lost and Found paper. I am actually doing a page now with the aqua range. Love it.

Colleen B. said...

These are both gorgeous!!! Especially love your cluster of fussy cut flowers :) Stunning pics of you and hubby.

Chloe :-) said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love all the added details - the seam binding looks fabulous in black! Must get me some :-)

Linda said...

2 gorgeous, yet different LO's, Marelize.

I love the fussy cut flowers in the first one & the colours are just divine (I love pink, black & white combo!)

The 2nd one is such a fun looking LO....especially those pics! lol. I love how you've scrapped that MME paper - awesome work :-)

Chantelle said...

Oooh, totally love both of these ones - great fussy cutting and the pictures are all great - your second LO is so fun - such a great idea. I think I bought the Cheery Lynn die-cut when I spied your LO at the retreat - so glad I did - enjoy the rest of your weekend with this gorgeous weather.

Lynette said...

Marelize...both these layouts are absolutely beautiful. I love the black and pink colour combination and the pink doilies are so pretty. Wow...and the second...what is not to love about MME Lost and Found 2?

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer said...

Marelize your LO's are always so delicate and fancy!! These are just lovely!! The fussy cutting and what you did with Authentique is stunning! Such a sweet photo and those T-shirts are terrific! Love the MME and the photos holding the frame are so cute! Great title too! :)

Debbi Tehrani said...

Both of these pages are just beautiful, Marelize! YOu chose the perfect papers and elements for each page. And how cute are those photos of you and your husband! So fun!

Rachael Funnell said...

Gorgeousness is what pops into my mind!!! these 2 layouts Marelize....
Are SO Wonderful!!!!
The Girls & those T- Shirts are FAB! The color combo is just Gorgeous....
& Love the layers in the fussy Cutting!!!!
The used of frames in the photos of you & DH are FANTASTIC... What a GR* idea!!!
Loving the MME paper too! GR8 choice......... xx

Leonie said...

gosh both these layouts are just super Marelize. love tjhe fussy cutting and design in the 1st one. And i love the way you used the paper in the 2nd LO. You've given it a real whimsical feel with the clouds and those cute photos and the tree branch. love em!

Helen Tilbury said...

Such lovely layouts Marelize!! I agree that doily die is totally awesome - I want to buy a sizzix just for that!! Saw it online the other day....droool...and what a gorgeous layout of you & hubs - such cool pics!!

Jules said...

absolutely gorgeous marelize! I just adore those Authentique pp's... your pages are just so beautifully constructed. :) x

Leanne said...

Both gorgeous pages and I just love what you have done with the MME. Great photos and design!

Lizzyc said...

oh such beautiful layouts...

Angela said...

Stunning Marelize!!!

I think I'll have to get some "uncommon" after seeing that gorgeous page of yours! :-)

Kim said...

these are lovely Marelize, I especially love that first one so so pretty!

Cathy said...

Ooooh totally loving both your LO's Marelize.. the colours and details are gorgeous!! Love the cool pics of you and your hubby and the girls in their tees!! awesome work!! :))

Tracey said...

Just fabulous.....I love both your layouts. I always love the extra details your add. What a great photo shoot too. I did the same frame thing for my daughter 21st on the weekend. Cool idea...so much fun!

Mandy said...

Ohhh...just amazing...I love the pretty girl twilight tee page with thaT adorable cage...love your frames photos...you have been busy and you really make me miss scrapping...xxx

Melinda said...

STUNNING layouts Marelize!!! I absolutely adore the 1st one with those cute doilies! :))xx

Kerryn said...

Fabulous pages Marelize! The colours are just perfect for the girls on the first page and the photos are just so fun on the 2nd. love them :).