Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mine Would Be You

Good morning and happy Sunday! What a beautiful day! Have you heard the new Blake Shelton song "Mine Would Be You?" I just love it! It talks about all the things you love about someone, all of the little details that make your relationship so special. My favorite line is "What's the greatest chapter in your book?" When I heard that I immediately thought of my boys. And cried. And cried. They are the most amazing creatures, the greatest gift the Lord could have ever blessed me with. Everyday with them has been an adventure. They have completely filled my life, my whole heart. We have been through some really tough and trying times! I believe that those are the times in our lives that bring us closer to one another, building these strong ties that bind us together. And you know what? When I think of all of these struggles that we have been through? They are some of the greatest times of my life. I wouldn't have had it any other way.

So here is my layout that is up on the Marion Smith Design's blog today. I used the stunning new collection Mad Tea Party! I loved this collection right when I saw it, the colors are so pretty and the roses and ohmygoodness how I love Alice in Wonderland!! One of my faves ever.

For my journaling spot, I created it using Marion's new stamp sets! I combined the alphabet set "Typography" and another set called "Serendipity" that has a mixture of line breaks and other elements so you can create your own chalk style art and things like that!

I was scared at first, but I just grabbed a scratch sheet of paper and started to play and I was ok after that. It was actually lots of fun! Yes some of it is crooked, but I like to think that's what gives it that charm........right?? Maybe?? A little??

To go along with my book and chapter theme I wanted to use some book paper, but also wanted it pink sooo I sprayed it down with the new Blush Color Shine by Heidi Swapp! This is my favorite new color of hers, you could say I'm a little addicted.. The old paper took it like a champ and is very shimmery and beautiful!

Lots of layering and tucking;

Another stamp technique I used was heat embossing. I love doing this! You can call me a nerd or whatev but everytime I heat emboss something I'm like "WOW IS THIS MAGIC?!"   I might even squeal a little. Don't judge. I used light pink powder and an adorable dainty new butterfly stamp that Marion has, then just fussy cut around the stamped image. Super cute and easy embellishment!
Thank you for stopping in today, and please make sure you check out Marion's new Mad Tea Party line, it is gorgeous!! Have a beautiful day!!
Love, Rah


Lizzyc said...

Oh my! Everything about this is beautiful.. the thoughts behind it, the papers and flowers and design. really love this special layout!!

Linda B said...

Sarah... this is gorgeous... G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!!!!!!! Love your layout... the cardboard is a great contrast to the roses... love the clocks peeking out here and there! The paper collection is SOOOooo pretty... typical Marion Smith. Everything she does is a knockout, right?
Have a wonderful evening!