Friday, April 25, 2014

life is GOOD - Creative Embellishments April Challenge

Hi there

Happy FRIDAY!!!
There was a lot of love and meaning while creating this layout.  
I was inspired with this fun challenge over at
April Challenge
The photo inspired me to celebrate, here is my take:

life is GOOD
In April, (April 25th) my hubby and I celebrate our wedding anniversary.  
This year, tradition has us all about wood.
We were challenged to use 4 items from the list of 10. I went with:  mist /paint, a flourish, handmade flower, embossing and baker's twine.

I chose Studio Calico; Yearbook Collection (how fitting!) as my background.
I spritzed it with copper sheer shimmer and inked with bark ink.
I accented our photo with a heart lace doilie
I handmade the flower using MME paper, hand punch, embossing folder,
MME decorative brad (centre) along with LYB stick pins; wood words
romantic - right!?

I love wood flourishes - that is my last one! So, if I win, I know exactly what I'd like to order *wink
~ just sayin'
In my stash, I had this MME Citron "Party" Wood Frame
...just perfect for this LO. A little bark ink, and I accented the frame
with brown bakers twine, Thickers; Jewelry Box, and this lil'set of key-ring
I accented the number 5

I faux stitched it and created a sign; 
side by side
year by year
I had to add a rub-on (a fav right now) and a mini-wooden word
happy Anniversary
all in my stash.

I love how this LO came together, keeping our love pure and our picture romantic.
This LO is going in a frame and hanging on our wall (today)
~ this is kinda a BIG deal (we don't hang portraits?!) 


do it all over again!
you are the love of my life

Thank you for stopping by
~ Danie ~


  1. Danie...Happy Anniversary. I love the wood/fibre theme you took from start to finish. You're very artistic. Your layout and card are gorgeous. May your anniversary celebration be just as lovely.

  2. Fabulous! Thanks for joining the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

  3. Beautiful page! Love the flower, flourish and title. Thanks for playing along at Creative Embellishments.

  4. Beautiful LO!! Thanks for playing at Creative Embellishments!

  5. Sweet page! Love the neutral palette and delicate doily! Thanks for playing along w/the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

  6. Awwww So sweet and dreamy!! Love the neutral tones! Love it! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments!!

  7. lovely details, colour palette is great for a photo like that, thank you for playing along with us over at Creative Embellishments