Friday, October 10, 2008

More Layouts For Challenges:

Just finished making this one for a challenge hosted by {A Million Memories}. You have to use at least 50 of the same embellishment on your layout so I went with good ol' trusty eyelets. I'm trying to get rid of my stash anyway so this was a perfect challenge for that.

This is what I created:
The lady in the large picture is my wonderful mother-in-law, Felicitas. She is the bond that ties my Mexican family together. She is suffering from brain cancer and this picture was taken just a couple of days after chemotheropy. At that time, her cancer was only in the lungs. Just one short month later, the cancer spread to the brain and she is now undergoing radiation. The pictures from top to bottom on the strip are her father and step-mother, her oldest daughter and son-in-law, her youngest daughter and son-in-law, and her only sister and brother-in-law. She has half sisters but that is her only sister with her biological mother and father. They are very close. I am also very close with my mother-in-law. I love her so dearly. She has six children; two boys and four girls; 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Needless to say, this is a very difficult time for our family. We visited with her at our home in Mexico this past July and hope to return in December. We are praying that the treatment will help and that God will heal her and take away this awful disease. I used the Pencil Lines Sketch #104 created by Dawn Inskip. I thought the circular frame would be perfect for 50 or more eyelets. By the way, I used 57 red eyelets on this.

Here is another layout I created this morning:

I'm still trying to catch up on old Halloween layouts so this is another one from 2006. I'm trying to incorporate more pictures in the layouts so I can get more done. I love the laser cut apple paper that I bought at CKC in Charlotte!! I had been looking for it and so glad I came across it at the Night Crop. This one is for a few challenges: Megan's Complementary Colors and Cory's Journaling Challenge at Your Memories By Design & Pammy's Multiphoto Challenge and Rusha's October Fall LO Challenge at I didn't need to put the years since I have more layouts I've finished from this same year.

Just finished this one for Donna's Take A Closer Look Challenge over at Your Memories By Design. The challenge is to do a layout about nature. It is suppose to have journaling so I'll have to add a line or two about how these perennials only bloom in the fall. The flowers look more red than pink in this picture but they are actually the same color pink as the flowers in the picture. I took this picture today at an open field on the side of the road before you go onto the highway. It's about 2 minutes from the kid's school. Of course, I have more pics with the children in them. I've already printed them ;)
I really like the Spanish moss I added to this one. Gave it lots of dimension. I added glitter to the blooms of the stamped Martha Stewart bird on top and colored it in lightly with colored pencils.

Hope you're having a creative day!



Colleen said...

Wow! You've been very busy creating some great stuff! Love the strip of little pics in the first one!!

Erika said...

Hi there! I saw you blog on and thought I'd stop by and say hello! I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL. You and your family will be in my prayers.
You are so talented with all of your cards, flower arrangements and creative ways! Talk to you soon!

charity.sorrells said...

Great layouts Nikki!!

PattiM said...

Cute LO's. I'm behind on every past holiday.....LOL I really like the one of your mother-in-law. The eyelets really add to the overall LO and I love that they produce a frame around her. I love all the different LO's that come from one challenge. Hope you have a great week.


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Kristie Bentley said...

Awesome pages hun!!! I love all your little touches!

Corien XXX said...

Hi Nikki, to enter this contest please go to the AMM forum to the challenges