Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Live Laugh Love...By Kay

Hello fellow scrappers!  Kay here with my very first DT project for Berry71Bleu.

I thoroughly enjoyed working with this months challenge.  I'm a firm believer in documenting life events, memories & the various chapters that have made up my life so far.  This is one of the main reasons as to why scrapbooking became one of my favorite hobbies.

As scrappers, we tend to scrap everything around us but we hardly ever take the time to scrap one of the most important legacies we can leave behind for our loved ones--and that would be simply us!  Our likes, our dislikes, our guilty pleasures, our hobbies...who we are...what we represent...

This layout is me on paper.  I picked embellishments that represent me in some shape or form.
All papers used for my layout are by our sponsor, 13 ARTS. This lovely Berry71Bleu tag provided by Marivic added just the right touch. We say that all little girls are princesses right?  Well all those little girls grow up to be queens--and that would be us!  As women we are all special &  unique in some shape or form.  We are someone's daughter, wife, sister, aunt, grandmother or mom & each role we play adds a touch of something special to those that surround us.

Now onto some of the embellishments on this page that represents me.  First of all, flowers.  I love flowers (what woman doesn't eh?)  I love to grow them as well--my backyard is full of different kinds of colorful flowers that I tend to with much love.

I love birds--there are several bird feeders in my back yard as well.  When I see a couple of birds taking a bath in a puddle of water--I can sit back and observe them for hours!  My fave bird however, is the wise owl...and that's why I have a little owl perched right next to me.  :-)

Butterflies are a must for me.  They represent change & the start of something new.  They're also so very beautiful & graceful.

The pen nib is there because I love to write.  I actually have several short stories that I've written simply because I felt like writing!  I started in high school & still do it today when I find the time.
The light bulb speaks for itself.  'CREATE'.  Oh yes, I love to create...anything artsy is right down my alley--and this would be the second main reason as to why scrapbooking is a hobby of mine--it's how I release the artist within me.
Finally, I used several words that represent me & what I believe in.  Just the title alone of this page is me in a nutshell--live, laugh & love!  'Imagine', 'Smile', 'Spirit' and this tag that was part of the 13 ARTS paper jumped right at me--life really is so very beautiful--look around--live, love & be happy!!

Now it's your turn...take the time to document who you are and what you represent.  Your loved ones will appreciate your legacy more than you'll ever know.

Following are the full details of the challenge & the prizes.  Until my next post...

This challenge is no-holds-barred...talk about your new year's resolution, your dreams, your childhood, your best and worst moments, what makes you laugh, cry, mad...what makes you feel beautiful...your best physical feature, what you wish you can change about yourself...your pet peeves, your frustrations, your favorite food, color...maybe a secret? whatever you want to talk about as long as it's all about you. Since we are talking about you...(the queen!). Here is our January theme that you need to follow.
I've used our generous Sponsor 13 ARTS Frosted Life Collection...They are sponsoring the winner and our DT this month with this gorgeous paper collection.

Random Winner will receive a Vintage-style Skeleton Key Collection from 

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  1. WOW! Love that tag, too - & how thoughtful your LO is...all those things that represent you...go Kay! Really enjoyed looking at this:):):)

  2. Gorgeous page! SO emotional, so soft bur rich at the same time! Stunning project!

  3. Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeee all the flowers and the masking in the background!!

  4. Kay!! I love it! Truly well done!!! Thanks!

  5. Love the misted background and the tiny details, Kay!

  6. lovely page and awesome challenge. loved every bit of the page.

  7. Very pretty LO!!! So many beautiful details to discover!! Love it!

  8. Super layout Kay! Love, love, love this!! Love the super details and the sentiment too! ;-)

  9. I so enjoyed reading all about your layout Kay and 'you' ... and how each piece is a little bit of 'you'. I sooo love it, soooo inspiring, you have got me thinking in a HUGE way as to scrapping more about me and 'who' I am. Thank you. Beautiful, beautiful, layout.


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