Saturday, March 9, 2013

Simply the Best

(edited: sorry I forgot to schedule this correctly.  If you were looking for it, thanks for coming back!)

This week's Dynamic Duos are two of my favorites that happen to be leaving soon.  Insert: stocking up and hoarding. 

I was a bit stumped though!  I really wanted to do a layout and finding the perfect photo was challenging but I think I did it some justice.  My youngest is a complete Daddy's girl, find him and you'll find her! Take a look:

Once I had the photo, the layout was the next "huh."  A couple of weeks ago, a card caught my eyes because she paired the colors with black.  I got out a sheet of 12 X 12 black and the light bulb came on--why not do a chalkboard layout.

Now you'll never guess this simple layout took 2 hours!  I rubbed the craft white ink on my paper.  I got a bit out of hand where the title is and was going to put the photo there, but when I went to stamp the title where the photo is, I didn't get good coverage of my Versa Mark and the embossing wasn't going to work!  ugh! I then decided to put a little boarder on using a white broad point Galaxy marker-it's non SU but I like the thickness of this rather than the gel pen.

From there I got busy doing the banner.  I thought I'd do some layering on the doilies. Here's a closer view.

I always am excited with my project and then go and load it to the Dynamic page and then my bubble bursts.  These ladies are uber talented!  Head over and give them some love!


  1. Oh, Bobbie! The chalkboard technique is perfect with this layout! I love the way you added the black in with the duo colors. The stiped banners are especially attractive! Fabulous!!!

  2. I totally believe that this took two hours! So much work, but a beautiful outcome. This would translate into a great card design, too, with that gorgeous banner :o)

  3. Your work was well worth the time and effort because it is amazing. you caught mascuine and feminine all in one swoop;)

  4. Oh my heck, I feel like that every time I go in and see what all the other DT ladies have created! You shouldn't feel like that, though, because you are uber talented, too. You make me want to start scrapbooking again! And I'm no good at it! LOL.

    This layout is perfect for the colors and for that lovely photo you chose to use. What a fantastic photo! ;-) And your layout is fantastic, too. I absolutely love it.

  5. This is precious picture of your family, and you made into a wonderful family page...I know what you mean about two hours on a project...that's seems to be how long it take me to just make a card! but your time and effort was well worth it...this will become a treasured page.

  6. Just precious, I love that chalkboard technique and your fun banner!!

  7. So much to love on this one Bobbie! That chalkboard idea looks FAB on a scrapbook page, and the elements you've used to create the banner are wonderful!

  8. Bobbie, there is so much to love about this, I don't know where to start! I love all of the detail in those banners. Just gorgeous! :)