Sunday, 30 January 2011

Young, Free & Pretty Terrified {Layout}

It's been a busy weekend as hubs is away on business so I am taxi-driver & cook, two jobs I normally get the weekend off from when he is around.  With 2 teenagers in the house & one "almost there" {now with a girlfriend!} there are many trips up & down the highway to the local mall, the teenage meeting-place where they watch movies, concerts, etc.

I was really in the mood for scrapbooking last night though so got this one done for an all white challenge over here at Candy Shoppe Designs & combined it with the Sunday Sketch over at Studio Calico. 
As I was working on this layout I was thinking about how my daughter is feeling now that she is about to embark on University life, which means that she will have to be hundreds of kilometres away from her family.

That's what inspired me to come up with the title, which I really like.  Funny, this pink Maya Road mist is almost finished but I have about another dozen that are nowhere near through...I've been dying to use some real twine on my layouts now that I have finally received my order of it.
If you want to see any of the images in more detail just click on them & they come up pretty huge.

Supplies:-  Bazzill Basics Swiss Dot (White)
Text Print - Scenic Route (Multi Expressions)
White lace cardstock - Creative Imaginations (Chocolate Numbers) Reverse-side.
White tissue paper
Maya Mist (Pink)
Tim Holtz {Ranger} tag - painted with Gesso
Making Memories Alphas, packaging (black/cream strips),"My Girl" embellishment & black rub-on alphas
3 colourful handmade buttons (courtesy of Pearl - Singapore)
White button (courtesy of Jessy - Malaysia!)
Butcher's twine
Caramel ink (Color Box)
Kaisercraft Mini-alphas

I also took some photos of her & her best friend, who is leaving for another university tomorrow.  Will put those up on the blog tomorrow.  Exciting times ahead but also laced with sadness.


Diana said...

Just beautiful Helen. THIS is what scrapbooking is about, creating beautiful memories of our real lives. The photos are amazing, the title is great and the entire LO is just wonderful.

Penny said...

Lovely, Helen. Enjoy your last week!!

topkatnz said...

I love the title too. Thing is we both know that once she tastes that freedom she will never look back...

Jessy Christopher said...

Wow how thoughtful of u to rmbr that white button!! I wouldn't know that was from me. Lol! This layout is definitely very different from ur usual choice of colors! I like the subtle colors and the photos went well with ur color scheme :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Simply beautiful Helen, the page, the girl and all the beautiful details! I know right, I have one supposed to go to college this year and decided to defer and stay home for a year, but soon, she is meeting her collage advisor again next week, let's see how it goes....

Bernadine said...

Lovely layout Helen. As always you ar ea inspiration. Enjoy your last week with Chelsea. xxxx

kate blue said...

woop woop, the detail is totally awesome! Love that you use different shades of white..
thanks for allowing us to inspire yoU!

KitKat (Candy Shoppe Designs Team Sugar)

Lynette Jacobs said...

I love the muted colours of this layout and those colourful buttons are out of this world.

salme said...

So pretty! Love the photos! Thank you for playing along at Candy Shoppe Designs!

- Cinnamon Swirl

Pearl said...

bwahahaha ! i did a double take when i saw the buttons before I looked at your supply list ! yeah ! I thought I recognise them ! lol

what a fab layout ! Iwould have a problem with an all white challenge ! exciting times ahead for your Missy off to Uni now ! ;)

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi my dearest Helen!! I sure hope those teenagers arent driving you totally insane! LOL..Oh the pleasures that await me :o) !!
So so so sorry I have not been to visit your blog earlier. I have just had a LOT on my plate these last couple of week, but with the beginning of February, a new year 'oficially' starts here in Australia. School is back, most people back to work, most obligations over. So nice to have my life back!! So ..this layout is totally and absolutely awesome. I love the COOL feel of it. I like how you have used the different 'whites'on here. Really makes the photos pop. Also love what you did with the tissue paper and string! Really clever. Hoping you are well!!! .. Take good care and hope all is better healthwise. Anticipating your next layout!Love, nadia.

Ella Swan said...

Posting this one for Shayne who is still having issues leaving a comment on my blog

Shayne Spacey Sheard Beautiful LO Helen, for some reason I was unable to comment on this post. Good luck for the next couple of weeks - she'll be fine!
Yesterday at 08:38 · Like

Marilyn said...

Wow, love the ruffle with the twine!! Fantastic Page!!love the tittle!! Great pictures as always!! I have two teenagers..I understand you 100%, lol!! Beautiful work!!! I'm your new follower. Take Care, my friend!!
HUGS!!!!! :)