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April 8, 2010

Love

Good Morning everyone, its Sheila aka SassyLady and I am so excited to do this TBBM page for you today. A TuesdayTreat on Thursday!!! This is a simple page that anyone can do. This is my handsome hubby and I at our daughters wedding 11 years ago!  I used TBBM for the circle and the grunge flowers. The word Love is from the Sweethearts cart and the swirls are from Home Decor.
The background flocked paper is from Me and My Big Ideas... the Sassy Stack (imagine that), the glitter paper is from HL and the black and white patterned papers are from K and C Company from their
Specialty Stack. While at HL I just couldn't help but use a couple of items from the bridal department to complete the look of this page. It's amazing what your can find to put on your pages to dress them up for little of nothing... and I am partial to the pearls.
The first thing I do when I make a layout is design it... everything I want on the page appears on my first page of My Gypsy Woman. I then highlight the item, tap add a page and paste so it will be the exact size I want. I use any square box from any cart to show where my photos will appear. I always cut out extra flowers as I always end up with more on the page than my layout shows. After I alter the flower they will be a different size and I don't want to loose the look I started with.
I just love this.... one cut... To get this look I used one TBBM circle and copied it, set one right on the other and then resized till I got the look I liked and welded them together. I then added the swirls and once again welded for that beautiful single cut.
I actually have two pages of flowers but didn't want to bore you with another page of them. I did cut the word Love three times from scrap card stock from the DCWV Taj Mahal stack. This gave it the look of chipboard and more of a presence on the page.
 
Beautiful clean cut, the blade was set at 5, pressure 4 and speed slow. cut 3 times.
I coated the back of all the flowers with Mod Podge to keep them from ripping with I rolled them with a thin cuticle stick or you could you the base of a slim paint brush. I rolled each petal toward the bottom. Christina from Creations from Christina has directions for this flower on her blog, however this one was totally altered for an eight petal cut.
I removed two petals for the center of the flower.
And only 1 for the next.
I glued the two together and then trimed the bottom a little so they would sit flatter.
I used a little tiny black flower with a pearl in the center on the inside of the flowers I am making. I place the center into the two bottom pieces that were just glued together just staggered a little. I did all eight flowers not knowing how many I would actually use.... as they are black and white any leftovers can be used on many things.
For you Pam.... this is what I do after I get all my cuts ready. I lay all the pieces on the background paper and start placing any embellies on the page too. In this case I chose the charm I wanted, and the pearls... I used two different sizes and styles. After I get the look I want then I adhere all the components.
So lets put it together... I used pop dots under the photos so they would be lifted off of the glitter circle to prevent the photo from having a slight crease. The pearls, flowers and charm were adhered by using large glue dots.
I used a silver charm and tied a white ribbon on it and used glue dots to adhere it to the paper, and I used cut portions of the pop dots to lift the word Love.
 
Well I sure hope you liked my little TBBM project today and hope you have fun making one also! Gypsy cut file available at ShesASassyLady.
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25 comments:

Bobbi said...

This is a beautiful layout. I really like the flowers. I will have to go take a look at Christine's tutorial.

Magoo said...

What a gorgeous page!! the circle with swirl attached is sooo pretty and elegant. You nailed this page - totally bang on :)

Those flowers are just so cute- thanks for sharing how you did this. I find it so helpful to see a layout broken down step by step - I always get overwhelmed by all the little details and just don't even start.

Another fabulous project - you never disappoint! :) :)

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Love it. It's gorgeous. I am partial to pearls too.

M1kk1 said...

Elegant layout! I will have to try those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Dakota Bear said...

Fabulous layout! I love all the detail, especially the flowers.

Jodie R said...

Oh Sheila! I LOVE it! You did a fantastic job! The pearls are beautiful, the flowers, everything is amazing!

You know, I make the mistake of looking at TT first thing in the morning and then I spend all day at work dreaming of what I could do! I even use my postits to practice on things sometimes. Thank you for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

=D> Beautiful page!!! I love the added pearls to the flowers and the circle for everlasting Love! Bravo! Great work!

R Gilliland

Lee said...

Way to go girl! Beautiful!

joeygirl86 said...

Awesome LO!! tfs!

flowerdisco said...

sheila....this is stunning!!!! omg...those flowers, the flourishes, the circle...but have to go back to the flowers. beautiful beautiful.tfs!

nice photos too.

Deb said...

What a beautiful page.

Sherry said...

Beautiful LO. =D> I love the circle and swirls. I downloaded the cut file from your blog. TFS! Now I guess I'll have to get TBBM before it retires!

Traci said...

Wow, Sheila! That layout is FANCY SCHMANCY!!! Sooooo gorgeous! You can just tell it was created with lotsa LOVE :) Your work is beautiful!

Granny said...

Just love this layout and all the details on your page.... love the flowers & pearls.

cissi said...

Oh Shelia, it's absolute beautiful and so is the couple in the Pic :). You did a great job on it and with your instructions. TFS

Carol said...

OMG, I really love this page! That circle with the swirls welded to it is totally brilliant! And I'm going to try those flowers out tomorrow! They are lovely. Thanks for sharing all of this!

Anonymous said...

Classy Page in black and white with a touch of color. I like this.

yvette said...

What a Treat indeed!! It is an amazing LO, and I so love how you welded the swirls to the circle. It's elegant, classy and posh!! I love it!

love2create said...

Sheila, that is an absolutely gorgeous layout! You deserve a pat on your back for all that you put into it. Great job!

Jean

Adamaris said...

Sassy, very classy LO.
I love it
one question do you cut the first page with
all the elements together?
I also do this to see my project together but.
End up separating things to cut

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I do not cut the 1st page, that is for me to know exactly where I want my paper & hand made embellies like flowers, swirls etc... the rest I add as I feel needed.

Deanna said...

What a beautiful layout. Sassy, you are so talented.

Rozette said...

I love the layout. I am going to have to try this for one of my wedding layouts. I also love pearls.

Anonymous said...

This is a very nice page. I remember this night as I was at this wedding too! I hope you and my brother ontinue to be as happy as you are here.
Your favorite sister-in-law!
SB

Anonymous said...

I had to look at the pics more than once....You're both all dressed up and having such a grand time - LOVE was in the air ..... Really like the layout in black & white with the red 'Love' - Beautiful page!! Laura D.