Friday, November 11, 2011

November - Pinkalicious Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog and the November Pinkalicious Blog Hop for My Pink Stamper! You should've arrived here from Courtney's fabulous blog - Court's Crafts! Our assignment this month was to make a scrapbook layout or mini album. I'm a scrapbooker so I knew I'd be making a layout...but...this isn't just a scrapbook layout, it's a page from my heart.

I'm the youngest of four sisters. The four of us have almost always lived close and we've always been there for each other. My oldest sister, Diana, passed away several months ago...way too young. And now, with the holidays upon us, it's hard to think about her not being here with us. This layout is my celebration of my sisters...(click to view larger).

I used four of the sentiment stamps from the Flowers & Friendship stamp set from My Pink Stamper for this layout. Two are on the green leaves, and two are repeatedly stamped on the pink flowers.

Love is stamped on one pink flower and Friendship is stamped on the other.

Materials Used:

Cricut Cartridges - Gypsy font (Sisters), CTMH Art Philosophy (Flowers, leaves and vines), Martha Stewart Elegant Cakes (Scallop background paper)
Cardstock - Bazzill (Kraft), Core'dinations (Pink, Green, Beige)
Patterned Paper - My Minds Eye
Sentiments Stamps - My Pink Stamper Flowers & Friendship
Brown Ink and Brown Chalk
Pearl Bling - Want2Scrap

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your next stop on the hop is to Tracy's wonderful blog -Craft Junkie Too!

66 comments:

DIANA L. said...

This is so pretty I love all the flowers. Great inspiration.
DIANA L.
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TX Scrapper Mom said...

Great layout Sharon! Love how you used your stamps, and the flower are beautiful! :)

jody said...

Beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and design. Sorry for your loss.

Angela said...

Your flowers are some of the pretties I have seen! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy-CraftJunkieToo said...

I love love love this!!! Great layout and I love the roses!!

Tracy

Shelley Lee said...

Wow! Your layout is so pretty. I love, love, LOVE how you stamped on the flowers. What a great idea!!

sarah said...

Awesome!!Awesome!!U'r Sis will be remembered..great layout..
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Lillian Child said...

Those flowers are GORGEOUS!

June Houck said...

Sharon, I am so sorry that you lost a sister this year. I am so glad you created this beautiful page of the four of you. Truly lovely!.

Tracy said...

The flowers are so pretty! Great layout!

Tammi A. said...

this is a beautiful layout. i love the flowers. TFS

brittmartin0910 said...

Such a great way to honor your sister. Adorable layout. Thank you for sharing.


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Lisa said...

What a special layout about your sisters. Im sure it will be treasured for years to come.

Lisa
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JaniceA said...

So pretty, love the flowers. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Sandy said...

My heart to your family! The holidays are always rough. What a beautiful way to remember her! TFS

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the stamping in the flower.

Felicia said...

This is a great layout. I love the flowers and how they were stamped on the petals as well. Sorry for your loss. This is a great way to remember her though.
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happishay said...

I like the use of the stamps in the flowers, it is a really nice touch.
It helps to pick out an angel from the tree in a mall in honor of your loved one at the holiday season. It takes helps you shop for her like you use to and it is helping a child in need also :)

Missy said...

This is a terrific layout Sharon! I love those flowers & the pearls!!

Gaylynn said...

Beautiful floral design. The stamps fit the theme perfectly.

Yaneri said...

Beautiful layout!! Love the green and pink and the black/white photos! Blend so well!!

Yaneri

Laura (tweetyb) said...

This is gorgeous! Love all the flowers!!
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Kaitlin said...

Beautiful layout! I love the flowers :)

Mad Crafter said...

So pretty. Love that you stamped the flowers!!! Awesome idea. The colors are perfect!!! TFS!
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Creative Diva said...

The flowers are stunning on your layout. Very beautiful.

Hugs,
Patty
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Dee Burns said...

Beautiful LO and way to remember your dear sister. The flowers are amazing and the colors are perfect. Sorry for your loss.
Take care.

Dee B

gshrader said...

beautiful layout and such a lovely tribute to your sister.
thanks for sharing

Melissa said...

Such a beautiful layout! I love how you used the stamps and also the flowers!

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marg0006 said...

I like the pearled flourishes and pretty punched designs.
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2Bis2DO said...

Love your layout, and i love those flowers. I really need to learn to make these.
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Shawnee said...

Very pretty. Your flowers are gorgeous.

enolamom said...

Love your photos taken over time as well as your paper and embellishment selections. So, so pretty. I'm so sorry about the loss of your sis, but it seems although your time together was too short, it was fun and memory filled. Remember the good times when times are sad.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

What a beautiful layout. I love all the flowers and how you stamped inside of them. Very cool.

I'm very sorry for your loss. Hoping you find comfort in the memories as time goes by. God bless you.

Seahorse Creations said...

Great layout, love the flowers and swirls.

meredemaison said...

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful page spanning your lifetimes together! It's a fantastic tribute and way to remember your lives together. Thanks so much for sharing!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Oooh, you are so clever! I love how you stamped the flowers before rolling them!

Letillia said...

This is Beautiful LO! 4 Sisters wow, this makes me think of my girls! I hope they stay really close once they are Adults as well!

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MissChelle said...

Aw! I love this. Made me think of my sister. She lives too far away and I miss her crazy butt. LOL Loving the flowers!

Lady Fair said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, I know the holidays will be difficult for your family. Beautiful layout, so nice your family is blessed to be close. TFS

Mel said...

Pretty page for such lovely sisters. It must have been fun growing up together :)

Afton said...

I LOVE the words inside the flower petals, how creative!!

Simple Creations said...

Such an amazing scrapbook page. I love the flowers and how you stamped in the petals and leaves. Great job!

Angela

Mary said...

Your layout is so very special, it is just so touching to see you all together!!!! I hope you have a nice Holiday, your sister will be with you, I just know you will feel her there with you. Thank you for caring and sharing with us, I know it must have been very hard for you.
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Christine said...

What a beautiful layout. I love all the detail! You did an awesome job.

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Luvz2bhugged said...

Beautiful loving thoughts and prayers to you and your family for your loss

jamme said...

A great snazzy page. The flowers and all the detail you put into this page is not lost.

Poots said...

Wow...beautiful page...so sorry to hear about your sister. I also have 3 other sisters, and we all are close & live within 10 minutes of each other!! I feel your pain. Beautiful tribute to her!!

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Warm n Wonderful said...

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. These are some of the hardest pages to make. It is a beautiful tribute to your sisters.
Mary
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loving3boys1girl said...

Great layout! I love how you stamped on the flowers!!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Gorgeous layout, your flowers are so pretty, love the colors! tfs :-)


-Samantha :-)
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Meesh said...

Gorgeous layout Sharon! LOVE the flower detail & patterns! :o)

Michelle

Hawks Nest Hobbies said...

Your layout is beautiful. What a clever way to use MPS new stamp set. Think about the good times with your sis and let the holiday joy keep a bright and happy outlook on your life.
DebbieH.
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jordanbev5 said...

Such a pretty layout! Love your flowers and details!! So inspirational!
Beverly
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readysetstamp said...

Your layout is stunning! I just love it!! What a cute idea to stamp on the petals of your flowers!!! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

Beautiful. I love it. Live the stamping on the flowers--awesome idea. So sorry to hear about your sister. God bless you and your family. TFS

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Nice layout! Love how the word (love) showed up on the pink flower. Great Job!

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apieceoflifespie said...

I love this project. The detailing is AMAZING!

CA Scrapper said...

Your layout is gorgeous. So sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Big hugs to you.

Leslie

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Mrsscrappper said...

How wonderful this is, I love your layout.

Helen said...

So pretty Sharon!! I just love how you stamped on teh flowers :)

Denise said...

Beautiful layout! The flowers are so beautiful.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the flowers and how you stamped love on there. I also love the bling, sorry for your loss. And Thank you for sharing.
Lisa

SaraBug said...

Great Sister layout.I love the flowers. I like the way you stamped the petals.

Amy E said...

Wow, what a beautiful layout. I LOVE the way you stamped in the flowers!!! Really gives them some extra POP!

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Janet said...

I really like the idea to put the sentiment on the leaf. Very beautiful layout!
God bless,
Janet

ChatterScene.com said...

Beautiful LO