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Sunday, February 8, 2009

February Challenge

This year I knew it was going to be a busy one so I didn't want to commit to something that if I can't complete it, then someone would be short my part. So I didn't want to do any more circle journals. I guess others were in the same boat as me in the group of Seasoned Circle Journal. There are 9 girls that are participating this year. Each month one person host the challenge and we are all to complete it by the 25th of the month. This month, Patti is hosting, who is also our den mother this year as Patty is taking a well deserved break from den mother duties.

This month challenge is to create something with green, blue and brown and with a red heart. Here is my take:

I decided to do a layout about my parents. I'm so lucky to have them in my life that who else can I celebrate about love than their love for eachother.

Here are the supplies I used:

My Little Shoebox
-Enjoy Life Line - Circle of Friends
-Red Lipstick Mini letters
-Cricket Sprinkle Glazed letters

American Crafts
-Character Line - Herald
-Craft Line - Elenore Battington
-Green Ribbon

-In Stitchz - Formal Flourish
-Parakeet Cardstock
-Parakeet Thread
-Red Flower

Hambly Lime Green Mini Graph Transparency
Fiskars Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment
Heart Doily

I cut out the center of the Circle of friends paper. Using the green graph transparency, layer all the other pattern papers and trim around to remove the excess. Using a sewing machine stich with read thread around the entire circle. All the pattern paper is scalloped using the Fiskars border punch. I used green thread (all 6 strands) and stitched with the pattern from In Stichz on the brown, Elenore Battington paper. For the flower medallion, I cut a 1"x12" parakeet cardstock. Fold every 1/4 of a inch. Adhere both ends together and a flower medallion is made.

I just love all the layers and textures in this layout. I'm so lucky to have so many people around me that influence my creativity. I learn from each of them



Patti said...

Beautious - just beautious. What an awesome photo of your mom & dad too, a real keepsake!

Debbie said...

Just beautiful Rocio. You are so talented!

erin said...

oh, rocio,
this turned out beautiful!!!

love it, love you!
see you tomorrow!

Marilyn said...

Rocio, what an amazing layout - you need to frame it and put in on the wall - beautiful in every way.

emelyn said...

Rocio! This is so beautiful, love, love, LOVE the colors and that heart is gorgeous. I love layouts about parents!

Sues said...

This is a fabulous LO! You are so talented!!! Just for that, go check out my blog for a special award!!!

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