February 10, 2009

THE MARINE CORPS BALL

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!!

30 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Really fab page Alex!! Just LOVE those popped out flowers!! Gorgeous!! TFS!! :)

corinnesomerville said...

Alex....this is gorgeous !!! You did such a beautiful job on this page. Definitely a WOWZA !!!

Love ya and miss ya :(

scrapnnMO said...

I have something for you over on my blog. LOL!

Your layout is absolutely STUNNING! I love the colors and those beautiful flowers! Gorgeous photo! ♥

Hugs, Dawn

Michelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alex, what a gift!

Dawn Easton said...

Alex, that page turned out wonderfully! You've showcased their gorgeous picture beautifully!

Marilyn said...

What a sweet tribute to your friend's daughter - this is awesome Alex - love how it all came together and those flowers are just awesome!!

Vicki said...

Beautiful layout Alex. Really highlights the picture. Hey, I have tons of Marine layouts left to do, maybe I should send them to you, lol. Of course she was thrilled with it, beautiful.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors and how it all comes together so wonderfully!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous lo Alex, love all the pretty flowers and the beautiful papers. Hugs Nikki x

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

They DO make a gorgeous couple. . .and what a gorgeous page to display that! You are so thoughtful!

Risa Malieta W. said...

What a beautiful beautiful layout Alex! You really did an awesome job with this page and the flowers are divine!
hugs
Risa:)

Louise Forsyth said...

Beautiful layout! love the flowers down the side.

Dani said...

Gorgeous layout! Those flowers are the perfect touch!

Heather P. said...

Oh, this is fantastic, Alex!! What a gorgeous couple. :)

Chris said...

OMG! this is beautiful!! i love those cut flowers, it just totally makes your page...sing!!! LOL

Diane said...

Gorgeous layout Alex! You nailed it
as you always do!! Such a sweet looking couple!

Lauren said...

Great layout Alex. The details are awesome.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Beautiful page Alex, love those glittery flowers. Such a nice photo too. :)

Deb said...

very sweet of you to make this page for her, I am sure she will treasure it and it will give her some comfort while he is away!
Have a great evening, Debx

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are just too sweet!! How could she not love it!!

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful page! Love those flowers!

Rose Ann said...

Beautiful page, beautiful couple!! I love all of the flowers, Alex!! Wonderful!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful, awesome awesome job.

Lesli said...

Very cute page Alex - I love the flower border!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Alex this is such a gorgeous page and a sweet keepsake!!! You are so creative and very special!!! I agree....creating for others truly is a joy!!

Manna said...

Fab page, Alex! What a cool gift! Love the layout too!

Chris said...

beautiful page!! I love the flowers down the side.

LuLu said...

Stunning page Alex and you are right . . . they are a very handsome couple.

kathleenh said...

Beautiful page Alex! Those sparkly flowers are gorgeous! I bet she's going to be thrilled!

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