Friday, June 12, 2009

saying yes to OLW

having the kids home has been a lot of fun, we've kept very busy. i've loved it this summer. that being said, i haven't had much time to scrap. but i did want to get this one challenge done. it's for one little word, the challenge from karla was the word "yes." the first thing that came to mind was getting married. i had most of it finished last week, but then put it aside to work on the july studio calico kit (so much fun to work with!). i realized this morning that the deadline was today, so i grabbed the old sewing machine and attached everything. loading the photo onto the internet w/o my beloved photoshop and imac forced me to use my noggin, and even though it's not edited, and it's grey and dreary here, so it's not quite the right color, i think it turned out mighty nice, despite my handicaps! i'll load a better picture once i get my computer back :)

this is one of the engagement pictures kelly and i had taken, for our announcements. i know we look like we were 12. we weren't, i promise. so much fun to go through old photos, brought back a lot of memories. i stamped all the letters and hand cut them, and after looking for the appropriate size and style of the title and finding nothing, i decided to hand cut the word. love the final results :)
(edited version, much better image, may camera overexposes things so they are a bit darker, i have to edit...)

credits: stamps, studio calico; papers, studio calico, sassafras lass, chatterbox, collage press, GCD studios, my mind's eye; cardstock: prism, sheer: KI memories, chipboard heart: heidi swapp, tiny letter stickers: making memories

thanks for the challenge karla!

20 comments:

meganklauer said...

Great page! And WOW the handcut letters are awesome!

lisa truesdell said...

love the titlework. freaking brilliant. and you do totally look 12. =) cute, though!! ;)

Amanda said...

Love how it turned out, Emily! The handcutting, while crazy, is perfect! ;)

Lynn said...

This is adorable!!!

*Paula* said...

You were a BABY!! Look at you! Annie looks older than you!! You are both adorable. What a fun, happy layotu!

AK2CO Girl said...

oh Paula's comment has me laughing, wonderful page, bonus points for fussy cutting of which I am always a fan.

Elisa said...

This is perfect, Emily!!! I adore the stamped letter and the big YES.

And if you weren't 12 then you must have been 13...

*reyanna klein* said...

LOVE this! Phenomenal job!! And yes, you DO look 12, as a matter of face! LOL. You two look adorable!

So how old *were* you two in this photo?! LOL.

I just found some old (ha ha... seven years old) photos this week too. I can't wait to scrap them. :D

april said...

oh my goodness, i love this layout! those stamps, sister, you've got it goin' on!

Marti said...

I love this even more than when I saw it last weekend, Emily! It is fabulous!!! You do look like babies! The stamped title is just amazing, too! Great LO!

Tammy Vasser said...

Great layout, Emily. Love all the hand-cut letters and stitching - great details. Your layouts in CK caught my eye this month and I said "I know her!" (virtually of course). I saw several SC gals in this months issue! Thanks for all your inspiration!!

Debbie said...

Awesome layout Emily!! Great photo!!

Karla Dudley said...

aaaaaawwwwwwww look at you two! You look strait out the movie 'Cry Baby'!!!! Love the layout! Your journaling looks super neat-o!!! Thanks for playing along E!

-Karla

Mary Kay said...

Love that title. Must try that... Now, where are those Big Timber stamps I bought a month or two ago?

em said...

oh you are too cute!

kerry lynn said...

you look like babies ;)
fanfrantastic lo em
love
love
love!!
xo

Houston said...

Love it Em!

Vee said...

love love love your olw layout! :)

Vivian said...

You can never make another layout again because it would be impossible to achieve this level of perfection (well, save for the fact that you're barely legal here! :)).

Shari Steelsmith Duffin said...

I hadn't realized how much Annie looks like you. Mostly, she looks like herself, but I can really see a resemblance here :)