Sunday, July 8, 2012

I'm "In Love" w/ Webster's Pages!!

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Good morning everybody :). It's Sunday morning here, had a great time last night visiting with a friend of mine who is more like a brother to me than a friend- we grew up together, born a month apart, our parents were best friends...don't get to see him much, so it was really nice to just laugh and talk. Also took the kids to the lake yesterday evening to swim and relax...I love summer. I love the smell, the warmth, the water, the wind...if only it lasted longer! I know for many of you, it's winter- and being in the middle of this heat wave, it's hard for me to picture winter. Hopefully it stays that way for a while!

But anyways, what I'm here today for is to share with you a layout I put together, inspired by the "Beyond" challenge over at Bird is the Word. Immediately what came to mind when I thought of the word "beyond" was the love I have for my husband. Sure- we're just like any other married couple- we do things that annoy one another and what wife doesn't like to complain every once in a while about her husband? But I love him with everything in me- and I know he feels the same. And when I sit down and think about what brought us to where we are now, I still get those raging butterflies I first felt when I fell in love with him. Our love is one that reached beyond the limits that tried to keep us apart- and we made it through. He really is the love of my life...

Here is my layout, featuring the ultra-gorgeous "In Love" collection from Webster's Pages (my first wedding layout using this wedding-themed paper):

"So Happy Together"

 I put a lot of love into this one! Starting with the carriage which I fussy cut from one of the papers, taking out my craft knife to cut out the spokes and undercarriage before adding the pearls and bling...seriously, took me way too long, lol. But I really didn't want to hold back on this one or rush anything. So I just took my time...

 Here's a closer look at my "loaded" carriage, full of blooms and lace and bling :).


My hidden journaling, which reads: "Our love is beyond measure...beyond my wildest dreams! Josh & Erin, June 20th, 2009".

I added punched paper layers, doilies, and strings of pearls to the top half of my page to add a romanticized, and layered effect...

Yet another fabulous Scrap FX chipboard title! Painted white with gesso and stamped with a Prima flourish stamp to blend with my layout.

Gotta love trinkets and resin treasures...perfect little touches :).

Supplies Used:
~Webster's Pages "In Love" papers
~Scrap FX chipboard title
~Prima Marketing & KaiserCraft flowers
~Prima Marketing resin treasures (bird)
~Teresa Collins metal key
~Melissa Frances pearls
~Martha Stewart Border Punches: Optic Dot, Eyelet Lace, Garden Rail
~Prima Marketing flourish stamp
~Prima Marketing Chalk Fluid Edger Pad: "Shabby Tote"
~KaiserCraft bling
~Webster's Pages bling (on carriage)
~gesso, lace, cheesecloth, pearl strands, doilies

So glad you stopped by today. Wherever you are, I hope you are well. And I appreciate the time you take to check out what I've been up to lately. For those of you who are still "in" the weekend, I hope it's winding down nicely for you- and for those of you just starting your week, I pray it goes easy on you!! ;)

See you soon :),

42 comments:

Lizzyc said...

HI Erin, this is exquisite, and the love you have put into this is an expression of your love for your husband.. I love all the details.. it looks like a fairy tale.. really really beautiful... and thanks for joining in at BITW!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Have to agree with the other lizzy!!! It's just got Cinderalla written all over it...beautiful beyond belief & the patience for that fussy cutting????!!!!!

Sheila said...

Very beautiful and detailed! Love the gesso and stamping technique. Gonna have to try that!

Linda Eggleton said...

It really shows the love & time that you've put into this....beautiful page with such fine detail :)

Heather M said...

Very fairytale wedding like. I love the layers of border punches & the bling you added to the carriage.I cant wait until I dive into my Webster's warehouse goodies. Have a nice rest of the weekend Erin.

Missy Whidden said...

This is beautiful, Erin! The carriage is so fitting for a wedding page, and I love how you filled it with flowers. I love the pearls, too...everything is gorgeous!

aina said...

wow! This must be one of the most wonderful LO`s I`ve ever seen!! Just love all your details! Thank you for this inspiration and I wish you a great sunday :-))

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Erin, you amaze me every time, this one is frame worthy!! that photo is just gorgeous with the clouds in the background, so beautiful!! the carriage is such a pretty accent, very romantic :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous LO. Amazing work with the beautiful carriage!! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Di Garling said...

Totally DEVINE. Love this Erin. Just beautiful & so many gorgeous details too. Cheers Di xo

lynda said...

Stunning LO but I have to say that the photo still outshines the layout! BTW, I have a question. All of your LOs are 3-D. Are you able to store any of them in albums? If so, how? I haven't found any products to help me w/ this.

blsd2scrp said...

WOW! such a lovely and beautiful LO! I have just started using gesso because you and Kelly inspired and motivated me to! It's fun! Thanks!:)

Evgenia Petzer said...

so beautiful! breathtaking! love it!!!

Keren Tamir said...

gorgeous Erin, both the LO and the picture!!

Ashley Horton said...

Totally beautiful Erin!! I love the doilies layered under the strips at the top and the pretty "Cinderella" carriage...perfect for the theme of your page!

haldi said...

GREAT! Very gently, like a Princess page

jannekevanveen said...

beautiful i love it hugs janneke

Vicki said...

Absolutely beautiful wedding page. Cutting out the carriage was definitely worth it. :)

Rachael Funnell said...

OH! WOW! Erin.. This is Truly BEAUTIFUL & yes you can see the love you have put into this!!!
All the little details look SENSATIONAL Girl....
It's always a Delight to see your Creations over @ BITW..... x

Nat said...

Erin, this LO made me feel like I was really at a wedding. The papers were perfect and had you not said anything I would never have guessed that the carriage wasn't a store bought embellie. What a sunning LO, I can see the love you in to this.

Jo said...

All that fussy cutting & work certainly paid off Erin. I love all the punched edges too. A stunning page!

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a gorgeous and magical page you've created, Erin! Love all the pretty pearls and flowers and that carriage loaded up with the pretty bits, but my favorite detail is the layered punched paper with the bits of doilies peeking out--that looks so, so pretty!

Jasmine S said...

Perfect, romantic, pretty and dreamy. You really have put a lot of love and detail into this and every piece is worth it for that gorgeous photo.

Helen Tilbury said...

Absolutely perfect Erin! Not a thing I would change on this one - it is totally exquisitie!!!

GLOANN said...

So beautiful!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Absolutely stunning!

Beverly Sams said...

This has to be one of my favorites of yours! Simply Gorgeous!

KAT said...

erin, i'm a new follower. what a beautiful blog. congratulations on being a winner over at websters pages. if you happen to get the contact mail will you send it on to me? i won the halloween collection. i can't seem to get the email to go thru. says its an invalid address. i certainly don't want to miss the chance to get this. thank you, and again, congratulations on your royal christmas win!

kat schriber
cen30611@centurytel.net

Mary Pat Siehl said...

one word-- AMAZING!!!!

ingrid said...

oh my... this is the most gorgeous wedding page I have ever seen!!!! just WOW!
hugs,
Ingrid xxx

Alyssa said...

Oh goodness. This is just beautiful!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Truly amazing!!!

Em said...

Seriously Erin....one of the nicest WP layouts I have seen!

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Wowwwwww
it's a great page
Love love and Love it!
xx and tks for playing along at us at BIT

okanogangirl said...

oh my goodness! I love the way you tucked the doilies under the layers. Beautiful!

Vibeke said...

WOW!!! This is so beautiful!! I really love this layout!!:)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a delicate and intricate layout! This is a real fairytale-like layout - just love it! Sooo beautiful!!! :D

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Uauu...very beautiful page,
Thanks for play it us in BITW!

glorygirl said...

Wow! Insanely gorgeously detailed page. Beautiful!

ELLEN said...

This page is "beyond" gorgeous! All the attention to detail is wonderful. Really like all the layers of punched paper borders.

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Wonderful layout and so many beautiful details in it!!! Very romantic!!
Hugs.

Mrs Frizz said...

wowser, congratulations Erin ...