Friday, October 11, 2013

Dear Friday: You Simply Shine!

Hello everybody.

Today I am sharing two layouts I made as part of the First Communion album from my friend's son.  Remember?  I've told you about it in several past posts:  HERE and HERE2.  It's the album I did not want to make all the pages talking about the Communion itself so I tried to give each one a different focus and personality.

For this one I cut cardstock and patterned paper to simulate a very colorful sun.  Also used some ribbon, ink and of course... stamps.  Both these stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  Some of the punched circles are placed in 3D for great dimension.


And this one is the one I positioned at the end of the album.  It's the one to preserve the program of the day as memorabilia.  I simply framed it with some elements.  The shaped cardstock at left was freely hand cut in white, punched the little holes with the Crop-o-dile, and then glued to black cardstock to cut slightly in the outside leaving an edge.

For the tag, I hand cut the shape, and stamped the sentiment  in white and applied embossing powder for heat embossing.  I embellished with a cutout made with the Cricut Machine.  Also used edge puncher for the black strip below.


I love using stamps for journaling, titles or making my own embellishments.  These are pretty simple pages made as part of an entire album and they are unique for the person to preserve the memories.

On a separate note...I have to tell you it's been hot in here... OMG... so humid.  I think we've had warmer weather in September and October, than during the Summer.  If you are wishing for some warm weather, come to Puerto Rico.

And it is Friday again!  It's a very special Friday... as everyday should be.  My birthday was last Monday, and we plan to celebrate tomorrow... Let's party!  And I will also have a week off from work next week, so today might be intense at the office since when you know you are leaving for a while, you will definitely find a lot of things to get done before leaving... right?

What do you plan to do this weekend?  Tell me about it.  Share it with me.  And let me know how you liked the pages and the stamps.  By leaving a comment, you might end up winning something from Unity Stamp Co. since this post will be linked to Friday's Friends with Flair.  Tks for stopping by.

21 comments:

Gwen said...

Great pages! What a wonderful way to savor these memories!

Emily H said...

Great layouts! Love your use of Unity!

Rachel W K said...

great layout, love that paper combination! have fun celebrating your birthday this weekend... i hope to go to the pumpkin patch (for the first time ever!) tomorrow!

Ruby said...

Lovely keepsake.

Rachel B said...

Stunning! I love the colors.

Crystal said...

I love the design and papers you used on the first layout! Very nice album.

Julie Odil said...

These are great pages, Myra! You always put so much thought into everything you do.

Meredith Adolf said...

These are great layouts! Have fun celebrating your birthday. Not much planned for the weekend here...just catching up on things around the house!

Laura Turcotte said...

What great pages! Have fun!

Terri Burson said...

Well this is just precious. Love the sunrays. What a sweet picture too of your little guy.

marilyn said...

Wonderful layouts. Love how you layered the dots on the sunray page.

Jen said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have fun! Thse are great pages and will make a wonderful book for your friend's son!

Cheri said...

Beautiful layouts! I really like how you created that fun sun background on the first page!

Donna Mack said...

Very nice layouts!!

JPScraps said...

Beautiful pages!

Angeline Choo said...

Happy birthday Myra ;) great projects

Michelle said...

Have a great week off! Lovely pages. The sun is spectacular.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The rays on the first layout really draw you into the photo, and the colors are amazing on the second!

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Happy Birthday to you! Nice job on the scrapbook page. I love the Unity sentiment stamp you used (it is a favorite of mine, too). Thank you for sharing your projects!

Tameko said...

Beautiful page designs. I love the rays on the first layout, and the elegance of the second. I hope that you had a wonderful birthday celebration!
Blessings,
Tameko

Miwa said...

Hip hip hooray, happy birthday! Love the layout pages, especially the first one - it'll be a great album! :)