Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hug - two of my sweet men in my life

This is a layout of my youngest son Brandon and my husband on our beach trip to Galveston in June of 2011.  Brandon was so scared of the water all the wanted to do at first was to be held, so I was taking pictures of Brandon clutching to his daddy for safety and this wonderful shot came out if it.  He finally got used to the waves (after running to us for safety and assurance that they would not hurt him), then later he was all over playing in the sand and water with his older brother and cousins.

I used some fun new techniques on this one.  First was weaving of paper, I had never done it before.  I got the idea from a Swirlydoo challenge (since this is from my swirlydoo kit).  The bottom and top right red and brown sections are both woven, a really fun thing to do if you have never done it.  I even used some unconventional product on this one, the brown paper is from a brown paper bag some of my flowers came in that I opened up and cut into strips to weave, they even had the fun frayed edge to them already.

I then created this wonderful bow using my fun new bow tool, Bow-tastic, it really makes easy good looking bows.  I then used the tail on right side to hug the bottom of the photo by curling it around to the other side.  I layered in some flowers, and some fun pearl strands I picked up at Hobby Lobby to accent it all off.

For this layout I used this great sketch from Sketches in Thyme.  I changed it up a bit, the the general bones are still there.  The challenge ends at the end of the month, so head on over and try it out!!

I also used this layout at Frosted Designs for their fun challenge to use clocks or time on your project.  So head on over to them and have fun with that challenge!!

Challenges: - something new - 9/2 - navy - 8/19x - the sea - 8/30x - mix and match - 8/19x - blue, green, red, white, brown - 8/23x  blue - 8/23x - borders - 8/24x - pearls - 8/24x  distressing - 8/20x - LO - 8/24x - colors - 8/19x - beach - 8/19x anything goes - 8/26x - anything goes - 8/30x - blue - 8/30 - beat the heat - 8/24x - distress - 8/25x - boys - 8/30x - anything goes - 8/24x - threads - 8/21* - round - 8/19x - anything goes - 8/23x - outdoor fun - 9/1x


Erin R.


  1. Gorgeous layout and a beautiful photo :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  2. What a beautiful and creative layout! TFS and the inspiration! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  3. What a beautiful layout and wonderful photo Erin! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  4. Gorgeous LO, Erin! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  5. Beautiful,love the colour combo and the weaving looks fab, also what a great pic!thanks for joining us at CES this week,Karen

  6. This is quite stunning and the weaving adds a dramatic effect - I must try that idea soon. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week. I love it!

  7. Oh wow! What a great picture to scrap. I like the torn pieces on the bg paper. love how the bow "tail" goes around to the other side and becomes part of the layering. Super cute layout.

    Thanks for creating a scrap book page for For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you next Wednesday for the new challenge.

  8. This is really wonderful, both your picture and the whole LO. Great work! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  9. Such a cute picture! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

  10. wow this is fabulous,thank you for entering our mix and match challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  11. Oh my word.. how cute??? Thanks for sharing it at CRAFTY EMMA'S XX

  12. Hi!
    Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET Challenge Blog.
    Good Luck!

  13. FAbulous layout and great colours!! Thanks for playing along with us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

  14. wow what a fantastic page. Thanks for joining us at The OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  15. beautiful! love the picture! Thank you for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

  16. Love this LO and that is a cute picture of your son cuddling into his Daddy
    Thanks for playing along at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  17. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! That background paper is beautiful. Love it.

  18. Oh my such a stunning scrap page! I can see why you chose this photo, it's fabulous. Beautiful work, I'm thrilled you shared it at FOR FUN and hope you'll play again soon. Hugs from Ali x

  19. What a beautiful page! I love the way you did the lettering, and the colors are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!

    LM DT member

  20. Priceless LO! Love your photo! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

  21. OMG. I just love this! soo beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week. :-)
    LMDT Member

  22. This is so beautiful! I love it!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lasting Memories!

  23. Wow, simply beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog.

  24. How sweet! Thanks for sharing with us at FOr fun.

  25. Beautiful layout! Thank you for joining us at Crop Stop this week!

  26. Oh I love it! Absolutely gorgeous layout! Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" and good luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx

  27. oh this is wonderful.. love the woven paper elements
    Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month
    Lisa x

  28. Great layout there. Thank you for sharing your techiques with us and for entering this months BTC&G "Sea" challenge.

  29. Wow fab layout with lovely detail, thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

  30. omgoodness erin, this is gorgeous! I love this kind of pictures!!! Just gorgeous!

    Thanks for playing with us this week at CropStop's Challenge, I hope to see you play again soon!

    -- dalis
    PS. Just wanted to let you know that I also run a challenge blog called Pile It On! Where we encourage people to integrate more than one challenge.

  31. Fabulous work! Very talented!
    Thank you for entering our Anything goes challenge at PCJ.
    All the best in the draw.

  32. Wonderful layout--love the picture of your son & hubbie! Glad you joined us for Challenge #50, Distressing, at Simply Create.

    Simply Create Design Team Member

  33. I saw this on Practical Scrappers today - it's a beautiful layout, and that photo is just so sweet!


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