Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Key to my heart Layout and one quicky LO

Here is a layout I worked on yesterday  for the Nuts About Sketches Challenge.  I am also entering it in the Lasting Memories Layout Challenge "Simply You".  Why this is Simply me is  I became a grandmother for the first time just 19 months ago and I now have 3 precious granddaughters.  Being a grandmother is the best thing in the world.  I am so blessed that I actually take care of the middle one Kenzie on a daily basis and see the other two at least once every two weeks.  So this is what I am all about now- loving my grandkids. 
  I started with the sketch for the first page.  I used Penny Lane paper from last year.  I also used a heart punch from MS and some ruffled purple ribbon I got at Michaels recently.   I also used a die cut circle, a doily, some green stem ribbon from MS ( I have been saving this for a special project), and white flowers which I misted with Rum Raisin and Purple Passion Glimmer Mist.  I layered flowers with two sizes and then added little felt flowers with gems to center.  The key to my heart is from Sugar and Spice cart.  I cut it out but used a K and Company metal key which I tied a scrap of ribbon around.  I almost always do two page layouts so the second page is done with more pics and the MS punch and one flower.  I am really happy with how this all came together.  

I also did one other quick layout yesterday.  I have this huge stack of Nursery Rhyme papers and I decided to take advantage of the cute paper.  I cut once piece up and used it for borders and little pics.  Took me about 15 minutes and my photo stack is getting smaller.  :)


  1. I love how you used a real key in your title and your flowers are so cute! Congrats on being such a fabulous grandma, it's nice you have such a close bond with them! Beautiful layout and thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories! xoxo Charity LMDT

  2. Love the Key in your title!! And your beautiful border strips going across your 2 pages. Grammy's are the best!! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories!!
    LM DT

  3. Gorgeous pages... all 4 of them! Happy to here that your photo pile is going down... The pictures are adorable and that punch is definitely one of my favorites! There is a wonderful balance and flow to your pages, and those flowers are adorable! Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!

  4. Awesome pages. Love the key and the heart borders. Adorable pictures. Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

    Vicki LMDT

  5. How precious are both these lo's Suzanne?!! I love the Key to My Heart lo, the key is awesome and I love those flowers as well as the MS punch!! The pic of Kenzie are so preicous, but my favorite pics are the pics of Kenzie sleeping. The lo is simple and just about as sweet as it can be!!! I am really loving that paper!!

  6. Hi Suzanne!! Congrats on being a first time grandma! Your LO's are beautiful as are your grandbabies! I love that key, very nice touch and perfect embellishment. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!!

  7. I love how clean yet very detailed this LO is!!! Congrats on the gorgeous grand babies!!! :)

  8. What a wonderful layout...congrats on being a grandma. From personal experience I will tell you this is the best time of your life...as you well know by your layouts. They are very touching.
    Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.
    Brenda LM DTM
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  9. awww I absolutely adore adore your layout!!! The double page is amazing. Love it Suzanne! Thanks so much for joining us at Nuts About Sketches!!

  10. What a gorgeous colour scheme. Love that heart border. Thanks for playing along with us at Nuts about Sketches.

    Deb xox