Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Reflections of {ME}!

December’s DT assignment was to make a project inspired by me.  I don’t honestly think I’ve ever done a page just about me.  I’m usually the one taking the pictures, not the subject!  My 40th birthday, my husband had a party.  Although it wasn't a big party with balloons and streamers, it did have people I love and who love me.  My gift from him was a “day at the spa.”  This layout highlights that day, that WAS all about ME!  After my day of pampering, we went to a fancy dinner at Shula's!

I started out with the Carta Bella Beautiful Moments paper, I fussy cut the roses from one of the corners. 

Next I used a technique I learned at a crop in February, to use the Bazzill Basics jewel templates and their jewels (in clear) to create a beautiful accent to the page.  The template can be stuck to the page, I used repositionable hermafix so that I could easily remove the template AND the adhesive when I was finished.  The holes are different sizes for the two different sizes of gems which are also adhesive.  Place the appropriate size stone in the appropriate sized hole and remove the template.

I used two of the MM Butterflies to create a 3D embellishment also.  Several pop dots later and more gems, it’s perfect!

Adding things as I go along, the journaling block needed something extra.  I used some wired ribbon, folded it up and since it was wired, it easily stayed in place so I could glue it down.

The finished product is beautiful!  I love the way it turned out!  Very girly, very feminine, and ALL ABOUT ME!  

Turning 40 was supposed to be a traumatic and frightening thing, but to me it was just another day in paradise with my loving family and friends!