Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The real Uninhibited me! layout

WOW...it's a good thing I go to work to get things done...lol...I don't know how I'd finish them otherwise!  Posting tutorials and layouts is time consuming!! 

I created this LO for the My Creative Scrapper challenge of scrap the scrapper and for the Do-It-Yourself Challenge at scrapbook.com hosted by Wendy G.  I've made 2 new tutorials to go with this layout, the Ribbon & Rose Vine  and Tattered Rose.  The pic is one I just took...well, actually Shelby took...when we went to the lake for the family photo shoot.  I edited it in Photoshop Elements using Vintage blush that I downloaded for free from The Coffeeshop Blog.  If you have PSE, you should really check out this blog...its got some great actions and goodies and all of it is free! 

For the DIY challenge, we were supposed to use the Ribbon Rose and Pinched rose.  My black flower is the pinched rose and I have 3 ribbon roses, 2 in pink and 1 in white.  I also did the twist for both DIY projects by making my own original tutorials that go with both.  I decided to use a pink and black color scheme for this LO b/c it went beautifully with the vintage blush effect on the photo.  I added some white flourish rub-ons from KaiserCraft.  Cut some black flourishes with my bigkick.  The title and the title block was printed/cut with my silhouette. 

The leaves are the swirly leaf stamp set from Heartfelt creations.  I inked some glossy paper with the Tim Holtz tuscan Garden alcohol ink.  Then I stamped the leaves with jet black archival ink and cut them out.  The mini roses in the upper left hand corner are Mini Paper Rosettes, I bought the punch just so I could make the flowers.  They are cute little fill-in flowers.
 Here is a close up of the ribbon roses, leaves, and the tattered rose.
 The pink fancy bracket pulls out to reveal my journaling.  It says: The real me is who I want to be, but it isn't who I've become.  I want to enjoy life more & take pleasure in the everyday moments.  I want to relax more and realize that some things can be put off until tomorrow.  Life is busy with a job, husband, kids, and a home to take care of, but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable.  I need to quit stressing about losing weight, so what if I never get back to my pre-baby weight.  I should quit stressing over the trouble that may come and just deal with what happens today.  I used to be so fun, ready always to try something exciting and go somewhere new.  I want to be happy.  I want to be free.  I want to be uninhibited.  I want to be the real me!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!


Diana Joy said...

Beautiful layout. Love the flowers and the punching you did. My fav colors

Anonymous said...

Love the Lo, love the flowers. So kind of you to share how~

MommaSaid said...

It's a stunning page with lots of love poured in! I've got your tutorials open in other tabs to view as the day goes on...and on...and on. LOL

It's an excellent topic to scrap; so hard to NOT get bogged down in the everyday details. Anymore, being relaxed and calm...Well, they're just about foreign to me. I'm rooting for you; you know, so I can see how it's done! ;)