Friday, April 2, 2010

"My Hero Mom"

Hello everyone! This is the project that is being featured on "Everyday Cricut"  click here to enter great giveaways.  A huge thank you to Joy & Melanie for this peachy opportunity. Tune in the first Saturday of next month for my next project.  (YOU WILL LOVE IT)

For my Mother’s Day project, I decided to do a 2 page layout in remembrance of my mom that passed away in January of 2007, who was my hero. I used the “Origins” line from Basic Grey, which is so fabulous and beautiful.

To create the layout, I built everything on the 2 green floral background sheets. I then added the 6x12 yellow floral piece to each side and wrapped the brown Stampin’ Up! ribbon around each page to cover the seam, adding a faux bow to the right page.

I cut the “My Hero” phrase from the Stand & Salute cartridge at 5” and trimmed off the extra stars. I also cut the shadow in the same size. The top layer of this cut is pop-dotted above its shadow for added depth. The “Mom” cut is from the Mother’s Day mini cartridge, and this was cut at 2” and layered onto its shadow. “Memories” and “beautiful” were both cut from the Home Accents cartridge at 1 ¼” and shadowed. All of the fun little flowers are from Life’s a Beach, and were cut at various sizes with layers and pop dots galore. The adorable mom with child silhouette cut is from A Child’s Year, and cut at 5” along with the shadow. All of the lighter colored cuts were lightly inked with Jumbo Java VersaMagic chalk ink. I also added some white dots with my white Signo Uniball pen.

The sweet yellow silk flowers are from Petaloo, and add just the right touch with this paper line. I cut 2 green photo mats with my paper trimmer, and these both measure 4 ¾” x 4”. The larger yellow mat is 7 ¼” x 5”. This is a great layout for black & white or sepia toned pictures, and would also work well with more modern pictures. Can you say “versatile”? Shut the front door as Joy would say. (I think she stole it from Scrap Guy)

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31 comments:

  1. Love it, Wendy!! Very touching layout!!! Thanks so much for sharing it, and congratulations on your gig at Everyday Cricut!!! It was so nice meeting you and Monique at CHA!!

    Hugs!

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  2. Gorgeous layout, chickie. You really made something beautiful to enjoy forever. Love ya lots!

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  3. This is such a beautiful way to remember your mother. What a labour of love! Your papers are absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. Beautiful layout and tribute to your Mom. I saw it on Everyday Cricut and had to visit your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. How lovely. You captured the moment and made it so special by using just the right elements. Love the cuts you have used.
    Thanks for sharing

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  6. sfread171@hotmail.comApril 3, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Beautiful layout, Wendy! Congrats on your gig at Everday Cricut! The girls there are the greatest!!!

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  7. This LO is so very special. I can see and feel the love you put into it. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. Fabulous page! Love the bling and the colors. The layout is one that can be used over and over.
    Thank you for that heart touching page
    Linda in Stanwood

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  9. Oh Wendy what an awesome layout. It almost made me cry, what a beautiful way to remember your mom. hugs my friend.

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  10. Beautiful and touching. I want that paper. Love how you used several carts for the titles. You are so talented! (awillmon39@aol.com)

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  11. beautifull L/O i am just learning to do scrapbooking will keep watching your blog for ideas thank you and good luck with the
    everyday cricut

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  12. Wendy, I was so happy to see your post over on Everyday Cricut. I just love your layouts and the photos are just priceless. Your mom was one beautiful gal. What a nice remembrance. Thanks, Pam

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  13. Beautiful layout. What a special way to remember your mom.

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  14. I'm so excited to be "introduced" to you and your wonderful blog. I think it will be added to my regular list of blogs to check out and see what fun new things you doing. :)

    I just love this layout!

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  15. Great layout. Love the look of your blog. Look forward to visiting it often!

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  16. A beautiful layout. You are very talented and I love what I have seen of your creations. I will be following you. Thanks for sharing.
    dianne31331

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  17. Thanks and congrats on having your layout on everyday with cricut. I love Joy and Melanie and your projects is beautiful. I know your Mom must be on cloud nine to have you do a page about her.

    Please check out my new first time ever blog I am making right now. I have several projects I just added and more to come.

    I have some giveaways going on too right now so stop on over and tell me what you think.

    Thanks to all of you ladies for being my inspiration. Visiting all of your blogs has given me the courage to make my own. Hope to see you over there, lol.

    chriswooten57
    http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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  18. Wendy, I was so impressed by your layout on Everyday Cricut, I had to see more of your style. I sure liked what I saw! Thanks

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  19. What a beautiful tribute to your Mom.

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  20. I think this is a beautiful layout, the paper is perfect.

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  21. I loved this layout! You're very crafty and what an awesome way to honor your mother! Thanks for sharing your work, it helps motivate me to get back to scrapbooking! I found you on Everyday Cricut and became a follower today!

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  22. Gorgeous layout and I also became a follower, I'll be back many times I'm sure for a little inspiration.

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  23. Gorgeous layout! Beautifully put together and I love how you used so many different cuts from different carts! I have lost many photos of my mom and dad, due to a flood. Your very fortunate to have such precious photo's! I'm now a follower...I LOVE bling...so how could I not follow someone titled Bling Queen! :) TFS!!

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  24. Great job, Wendy! I saw it on Everyday Cricut, but didn't realize it was you!! Congrats!!
    ~Rachel in Sacramento

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  25. Beautiful layout! What a sweet tribute to your mom...TFS! I've come over from everyday cricut, but don't have a blog so can't follow. I will be checking back tho. TFS!

    Carol
    aka cyimbugbitten

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  26. This is such a beautiful layout!!! Thank you for sharing it!

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  27. Great layout- I love this basic grey set too! I ended up buying pretty much everything "origins" related that there was to buy haha. Love those little flowers you made, very cute!

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  28. This is beautiful! I've been looking for layouts to finish my heritage album. This one would be perfect!

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  29. Oh my I love this layout. Great Job.

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