Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Love Boat {Creative Scrappers Sketch No. 216}

I am thrilled to announce that I am on the Creative Scrappers design team again. I love Creative Scrappers sketches and I was privileged to be on the team last summer and I'm so happy Kristine picked me when I applied again this summer. I'm doubly excited to be on the team with my good friends Tracee Provis and Jenny Evans.

So here's the first sketch I got to work with, and it's a fabulous one (well, yeah, they all are):


And here is the page I made. This is for the book I'm making for my sweet friend Monica (she's my best friend's daughter). Her husband, James, has been battling osteosarcoma for 6 long years and sadly passed away Friday night at the age of 23. 



Here are some details. When I was searching through my stash for papers to use, I came across this old MOD collection by Autumn Leaves and thought the colors and flowers had a tropical feel that would be perfect to go with the pictures. I love it when I can use old stash. The letter stickers are by Sassafras Lass (red) and Webster's Pages (teal).


I love adding word stickers to my pages. They add a little extra to the message on my page, and these were some fun embossed stickers I found in a K&Co. pack. I love these Martha Stewart doilies and wish I could find some more. And how perfect was that little My Mind's Eye brad that said "Cruisin.'"


I wanted to add some leaves to the flowers and I was trying to decide what color when I remembered these leaves on an SEI Poppy paper and when I checked, the color was perfect!


I saw Monica last night and gave her the two pages I've made so far, and she loved them, so that made my heart happy, and I look forward to making more pages for her. Rest in peace, sweet baby James.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page. Please be sure to go take a look at all the awesome work the team at Creative Scrappers did, and I hope you'll play along with us!



25 comments:

sandi said...

Debbie this is just so pretty! The love is shown so strongly here and the two of them look so happy. So sorry to hear about the passing of her husband...this is a beautiful memory...beautifully done.

Lynn Murphy said...

Love the gorgeous colors and that sketch. Hmmm....

Jenny Evans said...

It is hard to think of what to write, it breaks my heart! Please pass along well wishes to her!!!

You have captured the memories of these photos perfectly!! Love this!! The papers are so bright and fun, and you rocked the sketch!! :)

Ashley Horton said...

Love this paper line and the way you used the CS sketch, Debbi!! This is such a thoughtful idea for her and I know she will treasure all of the pages you are creating for her to remember her husband!!

Em said...

Hi hun, feels like forever since I have visited you or CSI, thanks for your blog lovin and WOW loving this page hun its stunning your friend will cherish it forever. Sending you lots and lots of love in this hard time xoxox

Lizzyc said...

Oh Debby, I am so sorry to hear of James passing... I am sure the layouts will be cherished, and this one looks wonderful and bright and you have used the sketch perfectly i think.....

Cindy Gay said...

A great memory page. Sweet of you to make them for your friend's daughter. Sad story but a memory she can hold onto.

Marelize said...

What a great friend you are Debbi. Monica will treasure these memories for years to come. Sad to hear about James passing at such a young age. Looking forward to see more lovely memory pages for Monica. xx

Linda Eggleton said...

Such a bright, fun, gorgeous layout...love it!

Sarah C. said...

What a thoughtful gift. I'm sure she will treasure these pages and the entire book.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a great page Debbi!
Love it!
TFS~

BabyBokChoy said...

This is a great take on the sketch. I really like how you tilted your photos. I can't believe I wish I have that MOD collection, lol. I remember how "all the rage" those were!!!

Adrienne said...

Beautiful Debbi! sorry to hear about sweet James!

diveloonie said...

Way too young, so awful!
Love your page and what you are doing for them!

Fluffy said...

Life can be so unfair, but the memories James made are being preserved forever in your wonderful pages & I am sure they will bring some comfort to Monica. I love these bright fresh papers and your cute cut out elements. Oh and by the way "You Rock!" Txx

Em said...

Congratulations on your dt appointment!! This is a fabulous layout...bright,funky and fresh! xoxo

Deb said...

What a lovely tribute to James; I'm sure Monica will treasure it for years to come! My deepest sympathies to his family and friends during this most tender time. God bless you all.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Congratulations on your dt appointment!!
Loveeeeeeeeeeeee your page!!!

Karen said...

What a wonderful thing to do for her Debbi. This page oozes fun and love and I'm sure she will treasure it!

Keren Tamir said...

Great take on the sketch I love the color combo!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Congrats!!! Awesome work!!! :D

Kerryn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :).

I love this page you've made as well as why you've made it. It's nice that you can bring a little light to someone during a very difficult time.

Audrey Pettit said...

Stunning! Another gorgeous page for Monica's book!

Eila Sandberg said...

Wow! what a gorgeous happy and colourful page and a wonderful take on the sketch! Congrats!! The album is going to be amazing, full of love and joy. xoxo

Lynette said...

Gorgeous layout of this gorgeous couple. Another labor of love from you to Monica.

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