Saturday, September 28, 2013

Reunion LO

You might have seen other posts about how a group of us girls who
went to school and graduated together have been meeting up in Sedona for several years now.
Each time we have a little celebration on Saturday night, a nice dinner and
part of that includes a gift exchange. We all play the white elephant game and that brings on a lot of craziness as you can image when they dont want to part with their gift!
 The first year I made an album with a page devoted to each girl. I used their favorite colors and did a theme depicting their job and or hobbies. I added lots of other goodies and pics of Sedona etc. It was such a hit that since then most of the gals have started making gifts which makes them all the more special.This year I made a recipe book, wooden spoons, oven mitt and this LO.
I didnt take a pic of the recipe book but thought I would share the LO
 with you. I did in it browns with the idea that it would be pretty
 neutral for whomever got it. The sepia looks red here in the pic but
in person it matches perfectly!I stitched on the brown after
distressing it then added some stenciling using paste and inks.
I made hands for the metal clock using embossing powder and
attached with a brad. The chipboard is a piece I received from
Erin Blegan so not sure who makes it. The fleur de lis are cut from
Spellbinder die. I also used the Spellbinder rolled flower die and  made two from paper and the larger one is made from some screening that I aged.
  I like that its dark and blends in yet the see thru element keeps it from being too blob looking or at least in person its that way. The corner of the pic shows my sweet beautiful red headed friend Judy. The pocket watch is from one of MFP a Heinrich Co. the Take Time Set and the piece peaking out of the bottom pic is a stamped with the Pocket Watch Set then torn and stuck under the pic.I added glossy accents to the pocket watch to make it look a little more real. The corner needed something and the webbed ribbon seems to fit the bill. I also used some musical dp under the top pic. All the edges were distressed. This sentiment from the Take Time  Set was totally perfect for this LO. We have been friends from early childhood till now, sixty years, pretty special  dont you think!

This year we all wore long skirts and hats and were going to take  pics in the creek but due to all the rains it was raging and way to dangerous to try to get in so we did lots of pics around the property including this one in the tree.


jimlynn said...

OMGoodness!!! How much fun you ladies must have together!
Love the page and would think each and every one of them would want this. So very lovely.

Tammy said...

WOW Davi your layout is stunning!!! I love the fabulous photos and all of your gorgeous details! AND 60 years of friendship is truly special!
Hugs, Tammy

Kimberly S said...

Beautiful layout Davi, and what a fun time for you all. Everyone looks so pretty in their long skirts and hats too! Hope you're having a restful weekend. :) hugs, Kimberly

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Davi! What a gorgeous layout! Love the vintage vibe! What a fabulous way to showcase that pretty photo! Those flowers are divine!

Peanut said...

Love this LO and the pictures are fab. TFS. Such lasting friendship is a treasure. You are truly blessed, Davi. Have a lovely Sunday.
xxx Asha Sunny Summer Crafts

Ros Crawford said...

What a terrific page this is ... A treasured keepsake and fabulous photos ... Such a lovely thing to all keep in touch like that ...

Unknown said...

Your page looks fabulous my friend. I LOVE the photos of you gals.. How fun..


Unknown said...

How beautiful!! Loving the colors you used for your amazing photos, perfectly vintage and such a special page!

Mary Marsh said...

how special Davi to have lifelong friends-your reunion photos look like its a fun group as well-my bff moved to Virginia 2 months ago-miss her dearly

Benzi said...

This is absolutely awesome, Davi. Your layout is super and the photos are, too. What a beautiful group of girls and how wonderful to have those friendships. I love that tree in the last photo.

*Vicki* said...

I'm speechless Davi!! This layout is really amazing!! What a stunning way to capture those fun and playful memories!!! I LOVE IT! :) HUGS

Shannon White said...

Wow!!! What an Amazing Layout Miss Davi! Love all the Wonderful Blossoms and Vintagey elements! The Sepia tone pics are just Fabulous! And looks like a Wonderful time was had by all! Bet it was a Blast! 8-)


Lisa said...

Wow, what gorgeous pictures!! Your layout is stunning!! What a fabulous way to capture such special memories!! Love it!!

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