Monday, January 9, 2012


Well, I have been challenged, and I think I just might have lost!  I want to share with you a layout I finished today.  The layout was created for my own pleasure from a Let's Scrap sketch, but I was challenged this week by Sue, one of the Let's Scrap Design Team members, to create a flower using paper tape.  You can find this tutorial and technique challenge on Sue's blog.  What seemed a simple tutorial was not at all simple for me--but I am going to continue to practice, practice, practice!  I will let you decide if I met this challenge!

First, let me introduce you to my mother, but as a very young girl!  I have always loved having this photo of my mother, yet, only in working with it to create this layout, did I discover that I really think I looked like my mother when I was a "bit" younger.  This realization led me to include a second, but smaller, copy of the same photo in my layout.

I usually show you the finished layout first, but, this time, I want to show you all the pieces'n'parts that make up the whole!  From time to time, I have been sharing more vintage-themed layouts with you--first, because I really am lovin' the look, and, second, because a lot of the photos I have and want to scrap are older photos, which don't look quite right on the newer, more trendy and vibrant papers.  Here we go:

And, here is that troublesome flower:

And, finally, the finished layout:

I am happy you stopped by so that I could share this layout--and its construction--with you.  Please leave a comment so that I will know you were here--and because it makes me feel good!  If you are not already a follower, please join others who come by from time to time!  

Happy New Year to each of you!



  1. I'm so glad I popped over to check out the closeups of your layout. It is just stunning, I love the idea behind using the two photo's and the quote and title are perfect for the page. I also love that you included a clock, key and butterflies, these are a must to all my heritage pages and I am always happy to see them on others pages as well. The doilies and flowers give it some extra texture and make a great addition. I'm not sure what you don't like about the flower you made, I think it turned out great.

  2. This layout is incredible! You did such a beautiful job and put so much work into the details.

  3. lol oh Kaye I think the flower is fabulous! Your layout is so , the paper and accents suit these gorgeous photo. The whole layout has a warmness to it, like a hug! I LOVE it!

  4. Kay, as always, a beautiful layout! You know I am a big fan of your work and this is no exception! Your details are stunning! I think your flower turned out great! I just bought my tape today! HUGS Mindi

  5. So glad I popped over here Kay. The detail shots are just gorgeous! I think the tape flower is beautiful. I have to try this out. Hugs, Beth

  6. I loved looking close up at your beautiful layout Kay and I think your flower looks incredible! You can tell this was a labor of love! Hugs, maggie

  7. Hi Kay, this is beautiful and what memories this piece must have for you.
    I oooheed and ahhhed over the embellishments and I say that flower is beautiful although I am sure it is a knack. Is this tissue tape (like Tim Holtz kind?) or different?
    Lovely work.

  8. Wow, Kay . . . I'm so glad I've stopped by to check out the detailed shots of this stunning layout! One can see your love through your work!!! Lovely work!!!

  9. hi Kay .. i did follow up and joined you.. fabulous work and look forward to many more visits.. have a great day and thanks for joining me in the blog hop... Bev

  10. Hi Kay, Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad I inspired you to use hymns in a project. This scrapbook page is absolutely BEAUTIFUL, I love it. What a lovely tribute to your mother. ~ Abby

  11. Love this scrapbook page! I love the embellies and that tape flower is so awesome!

  12. This is a great page! I love all the elements that make up this page...lovely! I love that butterfly too...if I am not mistaken it's Graphic 45. Not sure if you have ever visited this site...but I think you will love it..
    Take Care
    Denise x