Friday, April 19, 2013

FRIENDS WITH FLAIR FRIDAY GROWING IN UNITY

This is a two page layout I did featuring my parents and using paper by Echo Park. 
This is the left-hand page of the two page layout and I used the sketch from the Unity Stamp Company Challenge.  The tape is paper tape by 7 Gypsies.  The black cardstock is by WorldWin and the shimmery red cardstock is by The Paper Company and the white is from my stash.  I used Adirondack, Staz-On, and Ranger inks.  The banners are embossed using Stampendous shabby green embossing powder--love this stuff!  The twine is the red shimmer twine from The Twinery.  The vellum is from my stash.  I used Glossy Accents on the word GaGa, which is what the grandkids all call my Mother.  The banner and holly border stamps are from "A Simple Christmas".  I used the Marah Johnson "Carnivale" alphabet set again for the word GaGa.  The ruler stamp, love them/love her stamp, and the date block are all from the June 2012 SMAK kit.  The heart is from "The Time is Now" kit. 
This is the right side page.  I also heat embossed the banners like I did on the other page.  I also heat embossed the journaling spot using the Stampendous shabby green embossing powder.  In addition to the 7 gypsies tape, I also used some Tim Holtz tape.  The journaling spot stamp and the sentiment on it are from the "Throught All Time" set and the words mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather are from the "Roots and Wings" set. 
 
I'm very blessed with wonderful parents and wanted to do a layout of them this past Christmas.  My mother has been battling cancer and just finished radiation treatment on Wednesday for the second metastases.  Hopeful that it will stay gone this time.  Very thankful for the wonderful doctors and facilities at UT Southwestern. 
 
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win some Unity stamps.  I am going to link this up to Friends with Flair, so you will have two chances to win some Unity stamps.  I have really enjoyed my week of Growing with Unity and appreciate everyone's sweet comments very much.  I will announce the winner on Monday for the two itty bitties. 
 


36 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Marilyn! This is a beautiful layout!! The photos of your parents are lovely. I hope your mum will continue to recover, and that everything will go well with the treatment. Take care!

michib said...

Beautiful layout Marilyn. I love how you tie both pages together.

Laurie said...

Gorgeous LO of your parents, Marilyn. Love your stamping!!

Ruby said...

Beautiful keepsake of your parents.

Julie Odil said...

I love how you heat embossed the banners. What a great keepsake of your parents. You've had a wonderful week!

{VICKI} said...

Wonderful layout
I've enjoyed spending the week with you.

Meredith Adolf said...

What a great set of pages! I like the love and thought behind them, great job!

Cynthia said...

Great pages, Marilyn. I like the banners ... great effect.

Michelle said...

Good luck to you and your mom! Love your layout!

Angeline said...

i am sure that your parents love the pages! Beautiful stamping. What a great week of GUI you had!

Valerie said...

You've been on a roll girl! Nice 2-page layout! Way to go incorporating your stamps with Scrapping. I'm getting better but still need to use them more!

I am so sorry you are having to go through this again with your Mom! Praying she has the victory again!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful pages! I love the embossed banner going across both pages. Special pics of your folks.
I'll be keeping a good thought for your Mom!

Carol said...

Well, I have enjoyed seeing all of your projects this week, thanks for sharing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Emily H said...

You make great layouts!

Kris B said...

Great layouts! Thanks for a fun and inspiring week of GIU!! I've enjoyed spending the week with you! TFS God bless!!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very nice, great job with the Unity layout

Linda said...

your layout great reminds me of book.

Ava Gavloski said...

Great layout to remember your parents by in the future!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Great layout. My prayers will be with your Mom for a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing with us this week.

Tracy said...

Thoughts and prayers for your Mum Marilyn..beautiful layouts..ones to treasure for sure.
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Gaylynn said...

Wonderful lo for your Mom. Lots of great Unity in there I see. :)

JPScraps said...

Wonderful layout! I pray all goes well for you mom.

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful layout, Marilyn. I hope everything goes well for your mum.

Karen (karey2005) said...

My kids called my MIL GaGa when they were little. She hated it at first....but when they started calling her gramma, she told them to call her GaGa! Great memories. Fun LO!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Wonderful layout to capture some precious memories. Prayer and thoughts for your mom. :)

Sue D said...

wonderful layout--I like all the special details.

sharon g said...

The banner is so cute. I love this layout so much. Nice job!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have captured some very precious moments here. It is a layout full of wonderful details!

Natasha G.P. said...

I love your first layout. Having the doggy in the photo takes it to a new level of cuteness. I love your paper, too!

Tameko said...

Fabulous layout design. Such a wonderful way to document your memories!

angie blom said...

Amazing layout Marilyn, love how you used your stamps. and the sketch. thanks for playing and being this weeks GIU. hugs xx

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great! Loving all the washi, especially the banners!

jengd said...

Great pages! Yay- someone else who does 2pg layouts! :) Hope everything's good with your mom.

FeistyCrafter said...

Great layout to showcase your parents!! beautiful

Miwa said...

What a great layout! I totally love how you did the banner!

Mary said...

Great layout! It always amazes me when people use stamps on layouts. I don't know why, because they always look GREAT!