Sunday, March 14, 2010

You Lift Me!


This is for Made With Love's Lift Me Challenge #1. I didn't think I would be able to meet the deadline for this challenge. I think it was the longest I've ever taken to complete a layout. Bits and pieces were added throughout the last 5 days to get the right look.

Papers: DCWV, Bazzill & Hambly
Alphas: American Crafts & Adorn It.
Ephemeras: K & Co, 7 Gypsies
Stamps: Kodomo & Prima.

Paint & Embossing Powder: Making Memories & Tim Holtz 


I folded the little circles using a tip from Christine Middlecamp's layout.


The flower you see is handmade by me!

When I had finished and proudly showed it to Graham, he went, "There's no indication of the photo being taken at the Grand Prix. I can hardly see the track. Put something that's car related into the layout. You must have something, don't you?" I still find it strangely odd yet comforting after all these months of scrapbooking, that my boyfriend would continue to actively provide feedback for such a girly hobby. And he never fails to amaze me how he would actually scrutinize my pieces, touch, poke, and sometimes ask questions when I show him my work. Most of the time anyway. And I adore him for that. I know many husbands or boyfriends who would just go, "Ah." Graham doesn't, and I love him for that.

Coming from a graphic designer background, he was very supportive and encouraging when I first picked up this hobby 9 months ago. And still is. I still remember back then, when I came across pretty patterned papers and showed them to him, he actually took an interest. "It's all graphics related, isn't it?" when I asked bewilderedly, "You're actually interested in the papers?" Then there were the Hambly screen prints when I first discovered them and how they were manufactured. I was so excited to show them to him as he had previously worked in a silkscreen printing company before. So that was 9 months ago. These days, I still show him some of my rare finds from time to time. But my stash has grown exponentially that I don't think he would be that interested if I were to show him every interesting Prima or stamp I've come across.

So for that little request, how can I resist adding this.


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