Sunday, June 3, 2012
This week's Memory Keeping Monday challenge at Two Peas was to use designer paper on your layout all with the same type of print - all stripes, all chevron, all circles or whatever element. At first, I'm thinking - 'no way can I combine that much of the same type of pattern.' I loved Shannon Tidwell's idea to use frames to hold the different papers so I decided to give it a try.
She suggests using various scales of prints so some of my circles are tiny and others larger scale. The papers are from three different manufacturers so that mixes it up, too.
To carry on the circle idea I used round chipboard frames. Three of them are stamped with a woodgrain and embossed white. The other two are just stamped with a crosshatch pattern to give a distressed look. Actually I have to correct that, the smallest frame isn't chipboard but paper cut with the Cricut. I just didn't have quite enough chipboard circles the right size. Sahara Sand cardstock from Stampin' Up! makes a good sub for chipboard.
Thickers helped out with the title along with some new butterfly stamps from Inkadinkado. Their cling stamps are wonderful!
I picked the photo of my friend Karen and me for the circle theme. Our friendship has grown even more in the last couple of years and we really rely on each other for listening, advice, support and laughter. We have talked recently about how our conversations have changed over the years. We are talking about a lot more medical things. I think if you had asked us about this years ago we might have predicted such conversations about our parents, but not so much ourselves and our husbands! I cherish having such an understanding friend to lean on.
And that is why I put a quote on the page from Oprah - Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Thanks for stopping by!