Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A couple of layouts to share..Using Swirlydoos August kit!

All I can say about Swirlydoos new August Kit-Shabby Ambition is GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!! I totally love how Swirlydoos puts together such fantastic combination kits. They seem to 'fit' my style perfectly! For the first layout, I chose to do a photo of me and my son when he was about 3 weeks old. I have scrapped this pic before for my son, who is now 18, but wanted one for me. I love the picture and will treasure it always. So have a looksie!!
Now most of the products used here are from the Swirlydoos kit,  except, the butterfly, and of course the handmade flowers.

I heard a song awhile ago that reminded me of my feelings for my son from the day he was born. It's called "In My Arms" and it's sung by Plumb. If you have never heard it, and would like to, CLICK HERE. I love the lyrics. I'll post them in a minute..on with close ups..
I used Vintage Photo Distress ink on just about everything, and used UTEE on the smaller butterfly, which I got from Lisa Gregorys blog. She designs for Swirlydoos and has matching butterflies you can download and print out for your kit. I think these were from last months kit tho..but their fab!!

So here are the lyrics/journaling I did on this layout...

Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your curly cues
Your contagious smile.

And as I watch
You start to grow up
All I can do is hold you tight


Clouds will rage
And storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

Story books full of fairy tales
Of kings and queens and the bluest skies
My heart is torn just in knowing
You'll someday see the truth from lies

Knowing clouds will rage
And storms will race in
But you will be safe in my arms
Rains will pour down
Waves will crash all around
But you will be safe in my arms

Castles they might crumble
Dreams may not come true
But you are never all alone
Because I will always
Always love you

For my next lo, I am trying to finish up some of my daughters fairy pics. It's a lot more simple and I didn't put alot of details into it. But here it is..I did make the fairy charm and on the butterfly I used Glossy Accents. I also used some Prima Pearls which I Glimmer Misted. The mist didn't hold up too well. but it did give it a blueish tint.

Well thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you did!! Till next time..

Happy Scrappin!!


  1. You really create the most beautiful LO's with Swirlydoos kits.. I so love these 2!! Your flowers are beautiful. The photo of you and your son is precious and priceless...and that LO is just stunning. The lyrics are perfect..This is what scrapping memories is all about!! Love it Denise!!

  2. So pretty!! Love those kits and those flowers and pearls and... everything!

  3. Denise, your lo's are simply stunning. Just love them.

  4. Gorgeous LO's Denise!! Adore the first one with the song lyrics, and the handmade's stunning!! Love the lace frame & butterflies on the second one!! You've outdone yourself girl!!

  5. Oh my word!! Your work is simply gorgeous Denise!! Beautiful journaling/lyrics too!! I just want to keep scrolling up for another look!

    ~Gabi xxx

  6. Denise your layouts are simply, incredibly gorgeous!


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