Hi all!!!! WOW!! Yesterday was a busy day - getting ready for a class tonight, we are going to be doing a wall calendar, too fun!! I will share those pics tomorrow, but today I want to share a scrapbook layout I made for my friend's daughter (both are customers whom I have come to really like!) Isn't she beautiful??!!! (and, he is not so bad himself, they make a gorgeous couple!) She has been married to a Marine for a little over two years and of those two years, he has been deployed to Iraq twice and will be leaving shortly for his third deployment. They attended their very first Marine Corps Ball this year as a married couple and she was so excited when she showed me the pics that I asked if I could borrow one. I created an 8x10 of the photo she gave me and went to work! I made this layout for her and put it in a frame so she could hang it up if she wanted to! She was thrilled - and I was thrilled that she was thrilled, lol!!!! Everything used is Stampin' Up! The flowers are actually cut out of a piece of dsp from the Pink Flamingo paper pack - love, love, love that paper!! And, the accent papers are from that pack as well! I used the wonderful new eyelet border punch, the scalloped edge punch, lots of buttons and brads, and of course our yummy riding hood red striped ribbon! I thought it matched so well with his uniform pants, I just had to use it! The cut out flowers are covered in versamark and iridescent ice, then heat set - didn't they turn out fabulous!! Here is a closer look at just the flowers, I have to say, I was quite pleased with them!! I was excited to give this to her - one of my favorite things about being a crafter is making things for other people, it just makes my heart sing!!! So, I was really happy to do this for her!! I hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by - I am off to finish kits for tonight, it is going to be a fun one!!