Monday, February 16, 2009

I love me

 its FINALLY here - time for the great reveal !!!! the very first design team challenge ! the assigment was so much fun ! ! ! i had a great time with this project. i have never done a layout "all about me" it was a time of self discovery....

i started by picking out paper and embellishments that mimick my style.
little did i know that this was the easiest part of the assignment. the hard part was narrowing down all the things i wanted to put on the layout.......i choose to go with the theme of "i love me - self discovery ."

if you look closely at the tags on the right side of the layout, all the letters in brown, if read from top to bottom , spell out the words "self discovery". i listed things about me that make me, me..... :) i cut out large blossoms and used pop dots to make them stand out. i also used some of my favorite ribbons and flower embellishments along with the added touch of the key, crown and fleur de lis locket, being my signature mark. the finishing touch was the ivory tulle that accented the pages. the tulle, having a special meaning behind its usage, was the same tulle that i used on my wedding day.....

and there you have it.......

so to be a little more specific, the following items were used:

* paper *: Fancy Pants - Blossom; Crate Paper - Mia Collection; Bazzill Cardstock; Iron Orid Designs - Journal notebook; Making Memories - Passport Die-cut Stamp * inks *: Dew Drop - Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate; Tim Holtz - Distress Ink - Peeled Paint * stamps *: Background stamp by Anna Griffin; Stampin Up - "Be Happy" Collection * rub ons *: Making Memories; Sonnets; K & Company; Kaiser * tools *: Paige -lower case - Quickutz; Basic Grey - Precision File set * supplies * : Tacky tape; Zots; Inkssentials "Pop it" shapes * embellishments * : Maya Road - Velvet Pleated blossoms (pink and mauve); Spare Parts - Antique Flower Brads; Paperbilities - Tags; Assorted Ribbon


  1. It's beautiful, Tanya! What a neat little trick you did with the tags. I love how you filled up the entire layout. Can't wait to see it in person.

  2. Your layout is really beautiful, Tanya. I love the shabby chic look that you give to your layouts. See you tonight.

  3. I know you didn't put this layout together last minute. The details are amazing! I heard that this is your first 2 page layout. You did an awesome job! Thanks for posting today.

  4. Tanya, this is so beautiful!! I can tell that you put a ton of heart into it. Great job on your first Design Team assignment!! :) Jeanne Pellerin

  5. How unique you are!!! This is a lovely layout to look at. Everything is pleasing to the eye! I like your style and look forward to seeing more.

  6. Wow is all that I can is beautiful! I can't wait to meet you...I love having your mom in my classes each ya'll scrap together alot? Well, you did a great job!

  7. Hi, I am Monica.......don't think we've met. I hang out at TM, too. Your l/o is great. I was at the store when Janet was put'g them up---it is even prettier in person....good job.