Tuesday, 27 April 2010

S.A.M. Creative Challenge # 8

Hi again every one. I have entered in a challenge set up by the girls at Stampamemory. The challenge for this fortnight is to create a layout using a photo of yourself and list five things that you like about yourself. Scraping myself is not something I normally do, but thought it would be nice to have some memories for my kids of me and what I was like! So.... here it is!

I have used Bella Rose DSP along with Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, the Scalloped Circle Punch and two clear Rhinestone Brads all from Stampin' Up! I have also used my Bigshot for the very first time! Cutting the topnote shape for the journaling. The chipboard letters, flowers and bling are from my stash.

This photo shows a close up of some of the embellishments. I actually painted the chipboard letters with crackle paint and then went over the top with crystal effects to make it shinny. I punched Riding Hood Red card stock with the scalloped circle punch and the snipped it to make the petal shapes for the bottom layer of the flowers. I used Close to Cocoa ink to age the edges of the DSP.

The last photo shows the journaling. Just incase you can't read it.....

About ME @ 40....

After recently becoming a single mum I have learned a few things about myself. I have discovered that I am a lot stronger than I ever thought I was. I am capable of coping with three gorgeous kids on my own. I am happy with my own company (something I never thought I would be!) I can manage a budget! I love to mow the lawn. I have found my love of craft all over again. I have conquered my fears of different things.... I have always wanted to learn to ride a motor bike! So, I now have my licence and love it!

All in all - I am happy being me!

Well there you have it - a page on ME! Hope you like it...


  1. Great layout & I love your journalling...GO YOU!!!

  2. What a fabulous layout, and such powerful journaling. Thanks for taking part in the challenge. Love your chipboard letters by the way - crackle paint and crystal effects combo is a stunner!

  3. Fantastic layout - very pretty.

  4. I love your layout, it's simply stunning. The journalling is awesome too... Thank you for sharing it :)

  5. Jeanne this is stunning and the journalling is awesome. One of your best and you deserved to win this challenge hands down. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. Congratulations! xxx

  6. Jeanne that is stunning!....Good on you and you deserved to win as beautiful!....Love Bettina. xxx

  7. Jeanne, this is a really beautiful layout. I love everything about it; all the elements come together beautifully. Great, honest, journalling, too. Love it!