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Friday, January 28, 2011

"Celebrating Our Milestones" Blog Hop, Day 1

When my husband and I were married, we never really went on a honeymoon.  It's my fault because I was terrified to get on a plane.  I still have problems with flying, but now I am brave enough to try it every now and then.  In 2007, he surprised me with a trip to Puerto Rico.  It was our first vacation in our 17 years of marriage. 

The trip was absolutely magical!  We stayed at a beautiful resort which was right on the ocean.  I will never forget this beautiful experience.

I decided to use Graphic 45's "On the Boardwalk" collection as the backdrop for our photo.  One of the techniques I use time and time again is inking.  I try to ink everything I do because of the definition it adds to my project. 

Another technique I use is detail cutting.  Here, I cut around a mermaid and inked with chalk ink.

Here is the finished product.  I slipped my photo behind the mermaid.  The top half of the mermaid was adhered using foam squares for added dimension.

Foam squares are another must have for me.  They allow you to add beautiful layers to your projects.
I used scallop edge scissors to trim my wave.  I love the look of it! 


Patterned Paper:  Graphic 45, Webster's Pages
Lettering:  Webster's Pages
Ink:  Colorbox
Embellishments:  Bakers Twine - Papertrey Ink, Pearls - Prima
Tools:  Scallop Edge Scissors
Sketch:  Creative Scrappers - Kristine Davidson

You will now be visiting the blog of Marilyn Rivera.  Just click here.

Tomorrow, I will celebrate my wedding day!  Here is a sneak peek for you.


Thanks for joining me today. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.


 

64 comments:

Tomoko said...

YAY!!! You made the photo albums!!!! Your blog and creations are BEAUTIFUL!!! Now, you need to teach me!!! lol!!!

hugs

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout, lovely aqua color, you always add so much detail to your layouts LOVE IT...you make a good looking couple! BTW we share the same fear, flying! :)

Honeybearz Designs said...

What a beautiful layout. You both look so happy. Thank you so much for sharing.

Celeste said...

Oh wow STUNNING layout

Lora said...

This layout is GORGEOUS - love all the details you add while still keeping the focus on your photo. This is my first visit to your blog but it won't be my last.

Tanya said...

What an elegant LO!!! Love it!!! Your detail is awesome!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

myapyapooh said...

Very beautiful layout, I would love to take a trip to Puerto Rico one day.

Chrissy said...

Wow, Robin! First off, I'm glad you hopped on that plane had such a wonderful vacation! Second, what an amazing page! I love the techniques and styling of it.

lovemypaper said...

Very pretty layout what a wonderful vacation spot!

Zulma said...

Beautiful LO Robin! great d/p and embellishments. Nice mermaid image. Thanks for sharing, Zulma.

Amy said...

Beautiful LO Robin! The Graphic45 papers are perfect, gotta love that Mermaid!

Kim said...

Your Pages are Beautiful!
new follower:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Jordy said...

Very beautiful layout!

Sandy said...

Wow! So so beautiful! TFS

P1x3L.F3T1SH said...

Very detailed and lovely LO! TFS! <3

scrappinmomma said...

What a beautiful layout

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Jolene said...

What beautiful layouts..I love your sneak peek for tomorrow!

Clare D. said...

Beautiful, as always! Now I am want to scrap! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Sandy said...

So lovely. The vibrant colors really make it pop!
Congrats to you both
Huggles
Sandy
sandypumphrey@comcast.net

Lovebug Creations said...

Don't blame you...I'm scared to fly as well. Got over a little but wont if I dont have to! :)
Beautiful LO! Love the colors! TFS!

Kimi
kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Monique Nicole Fox said...

love this :)

Abby said...

WOW I am glad i found you!! your LOs are just so beautiful!!!

Cards-by-Montana-Reflections said...

Beautiful layout! TFS

Debi
cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Love your layout, the colors are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Becks Cricards said...

I love this layout! It totally captures "VACATION"

TFS!

brittmartin0910 said...

Your layout id beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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Michelle said...

Your layout is gorgeous.

Sonia said...

Hi Robin
Amazing Layout! love the colors, the details.. especiall the Mermaid look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your work!
Pre Congrats for your anniversary.

Sony
Sonia-Studio60

Jean-Marie said...

Oh, Robin! This is one of the prettiest layouts I've seen! The Graphic 45 paper is so perfect for this project. Gorgeous! So glad you overcame your fear!
Jean-Marie: jms822 at yahoo dot com
www.dragonflydestiny.blogspot.com

Janis said...

I love the look and feel to your blog. Your page layout is gorgeous. I love that paper! So cool the way you cut out the mermaid and inked around her. It's so beautiful. I'm a new follower. I can't wait to see what you do next. :) Janis northrose@slowar.com

Trisha said...

You are certainly a very talented lady. This layout is absolutely beautiful. I am a new follower. TFS. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Annette M said...

Your work is beautiful!!! I am so inspired by your gallery! Absolutely stunning, didnt see a LO that wasnt gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing and so glad I came across your blog through the milestones blog hop.

http://creatingforlife.blogspot.com/
moran99@comcast.net

Dina said...

your work is beautiful! Dina arm1997@msn.com

AJoy said...

Great job! It's nice to visit blogs that have a different style than you.

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Joana said...

Great layout! Love the mermaid :)
Thank you for sharing.

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Stunning layout...liking them all, but I think this one is on the top of my list. Did you fly to Puerto Rico...congratulations....LOVE the music on your blog!

BuggaBeeAndMe said...

This is my first blog hop as I am new to blogging. Robin, yours is my favorite I've come by so far!! Your artsy flare is beautiful. Congratulations on the milestones you are celebrating!

MARILYN said...

Beautiful page, Robin! Hey you came here to PR, Great!!

Annel said...

what a beautiful page I love the colors
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com

Scrappin' Sista said...

Amazingly stunning. I love it! All the inking does set the stage so nicely. TFS and the chance to win.

Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
http://onescrappinsista.blogstpo.com
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful lay-out! Your paper choices were great!

LesleyfromWI said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Love all the details.

Vicki said...

Beautiful layout. Love the color. Can't wait to see tomorrow's layout - those flowers are great.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Dawn, RI said...

What a lovely LO. Its tastefully done. I also like how inking looks... Dawn RI

chignon said...

I think your layout is just beautiful Inking is a wonderful technique to really add a finishing touch to a page. Your peek for tomorrow sure is intriguing! TFS

Yoli said...

Since I'm Puerto Rican I personally think you could not have picked a better place to vacation. LOL. Luv that you weren't afraid to cut the beautiful Graphic 45 paper. It all works beautifully together. Great job!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the inking technique.

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful use of the Graphic 45 papers and a great couple shot!

craftaholic said...

Very nice LO!! TFS!! I am now a new follower on your Beautiful Blog! I am also very affraid of flying so I make sure that I am very tired before I get on the plane and then I sleep through the flight...LOL come check out my blog sometime!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Have never flown but would like to - love your creativity! TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Cindylu2u said...

What a fabulous layout, love all the inking you did on it, looks super!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Paula said...

oh girl, what a great layout! I love the colors and all tte details you put in it. I'm sure the plane trip was worth it, LOL!! Looking forward to seeing more from you - your site is great!!

JeNn said...

im glad I found you. Your work & techniques are great. I cant wait to see more. love it!!!

anderson.jenn4@gmail.com

Sue said...

Your page is gorgeous. I love your work. So much detail. Great job cutting the wave with scissors. Just the perfect touch.

ssedlak@gmail.com

scrapaholicjen said...

Gorgeous layout Robin - love the paper choice. Beautifiul!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

McVic said...

IM a new follower- you layouts are amazing.
kace
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Your work is incredible! TFS.

paperbutterflies@sbcglobal.net

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

you layouts are amazing...Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

A Scrap Above said...

Robin
Girl, you are very talented! I love the detail you put into this LO, simply amazing!
I am a new follower of your blog.
TFS
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

joni said...

Wow, what a great layout!!! Looks like you all had a fabulous time! TFS
hugs,
joni

arcocha at yahoo dot com

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Love the use of the ink. Makes everything really stand out

Becky Dunham said...

This layout is stunning Robin! I love the colors and that compass is fabulous! I am a new follower - thought I already was :)

Anna said...

Love the layout and all the wonderful inking and details. Just amazing.
I'm now a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

stefeni said...

Beautiful layout. Looks like a relaxing vacation with those soothing colors you used.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com