Monday, September 24, 2012

Lots of Feelings in these Glitz pages....

I have had a crazy summer.  We moved from Houston back to central NY after having lived there for 5 years.  When I first moved to Texas, I was very homesick.  But over the years, I really got connected, and I was surprised at how sad I was when it was time to go.

While looking through my stash of Glitz goodies, low and behold there was a "Texas" and "New York" die cut in the Happy Travels Whatnots pack. They were perfect for me to use on this layout habit what I have been going through with this move.

I began by cutting out a Texas and New York State shape from the black background paper using my electronic die cutting machine and some svg files from the web.  I took a circle stencil and used the map stamp from the "Happy Travels" collection and stamped some maps in black on the black background for some tone on tone. 

I splattered some paint and then layered some papers, die cother and stickers. I left a large card for journalng that pulls out from the side of the page.

In contrast to my kinda gloomy page, I have been waiting to do this next page for such an long time. The Happy Travels epoxy stickers and the title stickers both have the phrases "I love you in the morning.  I love you in the afternoon.  I love you in the evening". Now, being a mom of a 3 year old, I know that those are the lyrics to the song skinamarinky dinky dink, which my daughter and mother happen to love singing to each other!

I stamped around the border of the pagea with a music note stamp from French Kiss collection.

I was thinking of the color of the sun in the morning, afternoon, and evening, so I used some circles with those colors and added phrase stickers to them.  I also cut out a Vintage Blue peek-a-booain't I some heart shapes and layered them on the circles, too.

Be sure to stop by the blog on Saturdays to get some great tips and techniques!

Supplies :
True Places
Glitz Designs Papers: Vintage Blue, Happy Travels, French Kiss
Glitz Designs "Whatnots": Happy Travels
Glitz Designs Epoxy Stickers: French Kiss
Glitz Designs Stamps: Happy Travels

Skinamarinky Dinky Dink
Glitz Designs Papers: Pretty in Pink, Dance in the Sunshine, Afternoon Muse
Glitz Designs Epoxy Stickers: Happy Travels
Glitz Designs Peek-A-Boos: Vintage Blue
Glitz Designs Stamps : French Kiss


Unknown said...

I love both of these layouts! I certainly miss my friend but I am soo happy that you are back with family! Oh and we gotta talk about your use of burnt orange for Texas! mwuuuah!

Cathy said...

Amazing pages! The Texas/New York is just stunning Audrey! Thanks for sharing!

glorygirl said...

YES! The emotions definitely come through. I can feel your dilemma in the first layout and the second one, well, it makes me want to cry it's so precious! GREAT JOB on these, Audrey!

orange gearle said...

Love that skinamarinky dinky dink layout!

Diana Waite said...

I really like the feel of your first page--and the pictures in your second are just CLASSIC!

Anonymous said...

such fabulous pages! That skinamarinky is SOOOO cute :)

Texas Cattlewoman said...

Your second layout is drop dead gorgeous! Love It! Your first I can so relate. Except in reverse for me. I moved to Florida right out of college from Houston. Spent a month in Chicago and three in my birth state of New York (Marathon) as part of my job. I loved the traveling but got so homesick I found a way to get back to the state I so love and have called home since the age of 9. Your layout is amazing, just love it!

Unknown said...

love these layouts, especially the second for the photos are precious.