Thursday, February 17, 2011

G45 Passion...

...or obsession...whichever way you look at it :) Speaking of that, I have 5 layouts I wanted to share with you all featuring my love G45!!

First up is one that is pretty special to me. It's a picture of Morgan about just a couple days after she was born. She was so alert right away, with her eyes open. I remember in the hospital, one of the nurses couldn't believe she was only born the day before. So I have this sweet picture of her that I haven't scrapped until now....and finally the perfect papers came along. How can you not be in love with Once Upon A Springtime? I hand-stitched the border around the page and used vellum to add softness.

Next up is a LO about my grandfather using A Proper Gentleman...what could be more perfect for a masculine heritage LO? This one is special to me too...he died when I was 12 and I still really miss him. We were so close and he was the one adult in my life I could always turn to. I made this LO for Scrapstreet using Unity Stamps, when Unity sponsored our DT. I'm not much of a stamp person, but these stamps I was happy to get!!

Next is a LO using a mix of Romantique and Once Upon A Springtime - I actually found that these go together pretty well! I made the border by using scraps of silk fabric underneath the pp border. Wasn't Morgan adorable? She'd just recently turned 1 in that pic.

Next up is another Steampunk Debutante LO, this one about my grandmother. The laser cut chipboard dress form and gears frame are by Scrapmatts. I embossed them with black powder and did several layers on the dress form to give it more dimension. I soooo love this line!!

And last is a LO about me as a little girl, using Once Upon A Springtime and appropriately called Once Upon A Springtime :) I did love the forest when I was grandfather used to take me with him for hours in the summers. The little square with the doll on it is pp from Playtimes Past. I hold onto all my tiny G45 scraps, I can't throw out even the smallest pieces! And now I'm down to very little with Once Upon A Springtime and it seems like yesterday that I was pre-ordering the entire line! Well, I had fun with it :)

In case you're wondering after all this, yes, I will be applying for the G45 DT (how could I not!) and I'll be posting my entire application submissions here very soon.


  1. wow Ilene,this is all so stunning!!!Gonna look twice,wanne be sure i've seen every detail!!
    Have a nice day,and wow,this is so amazinG!!!!

  2. Hi there.. i have just come across your blog and just wanted to say ..... AMAZING CREATIONS.. i love the fussy cutting of the papers and the placement of the embellies.. and even the male layouts.. (which i struggle with) are wonderful.. yes you have used the graphic 45 papers just beautifully!! thanks for the inspiration!! xx lizzy

  3. wowzwes~BEaUtiFUl LO's and good luck :)

  4. wow your work is amazing!!! love all the are an inspiration..thank-you

  5. These are stunning pages Ilene!!


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