Sunday, March 20, 2011

You & Me. Always. - A Wall Hanging w/YMH!


This is one of my favorite photos...& I finally got around to scrapping it! It's a photo of when my hubby asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve 5 1/2 years ago. After being set up on a blind date by mutual friends, we had been dating a 1 1/2 years when he popped the question. He did so in front of both our families & it was so wonderful! As you can see in the pic, I instantly burst into tears before saying yes. His sister snapped the shot at the perfect time & this is one of my most treasured possessions. So with that in mind, I made sure to use lots of beautiful Prima flowers, lace, & bling from Your Memories Here for this wall hanging! 
Supplies:
Patterned Paper/Title - Cosmo Cricket (hey sugar & circa 1934 collections)
Die Cut Plastic - KI Memories
Journaling & Date Spot - Shabby Chic Crafts
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress (walnut stain)
Adhesive - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Tulle Ribbon/Pen - Stash

I love the background paper I used too...but well, it's not actually paper. It is this lovely, thick, patterned plastic & I adore it's die cut shape. I also liked the masculine edge it gave to the LO. With the various shades of blue & that strong pattern, it contrasted well with the soft pinks & creams...kinda like our personalities! And the Cosmo Cricket kit from YMH keeps on giving....the kit (which is just $10 & there are 2 to choose from!) is chock full of fabulous goodies that you can use on soooo many projects! I know there are just a few left in the YMH Store so visit HERE & grab one of your own before it's too late! I also used my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to dye the pretty Prima lace that sweet pink...I love how I can always use their product to make what I already have work for me! And, the YMH store is full of fun Tattered Angels products...you can check them out HERE!


Thanks so much for stopping by again & letting me share this personal (& photo heavy post...LOL!) LO with you. I can't wait to finish it up with some sweet journaling! This project is also pulling double duty this week for a project over at Pile It On! Our challenge this week is Bling or Sparkle so whip something up & join us in some fun for your chance to win a fab prize! I would also love it if you would hop on over to the YMH Store & check out all of Kristina's wonderful products. And new to the store are some fab Helmar Adhesive products!! As well, don't forget to visit the YMH DT blog for some fabulous inspiration...just the other day, one of the DT gals altered a gorgeous bird cage with some beautiful Prima products! There are altered canvas ideas, mini books, cards, LO's, & more so make sure to take a peek right HERE. Well, I'll be back in a few days with another post for AiFactory so until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO/Wall Hanging in the following challenges! 
Pile It On! - Bling or Sparkle
Creative Scrappers - Sketch #147
ScrapFit - Glitter & Glam
Catered Crop -  FTR8 (mini print, blue, brown, ribbon, flowers, border punch, die cut, spring colors, scallops, circles)
Cupcake Inspiration - Inspired by the flowers & spring colors in the Inspiration Photo!
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
My Graffico - Anything Goes
If the Shoe Fits - Aquamarine
EIC - Inspired by the flowers, blues, & pinks of THIS @ Dollbirdies!
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by that lovely blue ribbon, the cream, & the soft feel!)
Crafty Ann's - Spring
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile On the Flowers
Southern Girls - Flowers
Amber's Crafts - Stashbuster/Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles - 3 Dimensional Project
DYSU - Add a Bow
Tuesday Throwdown - Add Lace

27 comments:

Ann Whitfield said...

What a wonderful way to capture such a treasured memory Crystal, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

WencheP said...

This is really beautiful. Love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Linda McClain said...

Ah, such a precious memory. Your project is just amazing. I love how the color just pops out at you. Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Virginia L. said...

Beautifullly done, Crystal!! I love the shape and the elements for this fantastic keepsake! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge! Hope to see more of your fab work!

Rae said...

Wonderful keepsake! I started tearing up just reading your story...(I know, I know...) lol

Mona E said...

What a fantastic creation! Love tha flowers you have used and the layout. Such a fabulous wa to keep one of your most precious memories. Loooove it. Thanks for joining us at WhoopsiDaisy this week. Hugs...Mona

Peggysue said...

Beautiful layout Crystal! You used Gorgeous flowers and the lace is TDF. I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Add a Bow challenge & hope to see you again!

Patricia said...

Very pretty love the flowers, thanks so much for joining us in our Flower Challenge at Southern Girls. I hope to see you again.
~Patricia

Allison said...

so lovely
thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
Allisonx

Natasha said...

What a wonderful way to display your most treasured memory. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

Natasha

CraftyNCrazy said...

Just beautiful! Such a great way to preserve such a precious memory.

Thanks for stopping by Amber’s Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!

~*~Amber~*~
http://www.amberscraftsandstuff.com

Alicia said...

This is so pretty! How romantic!! I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing your talent at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx

Claire said...

Just beautiful Crystal! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

EVIL twin said...

Just lovely. And what a sweet memory! Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a beautiful and creative wall hanging! Thanks for joining the ScrapFIT Workout!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Such a beautiful layout to preserve a beautiful moment it time forever! Love all the flowers.

Linda w said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful moment, love the layout, the 'papers' and all your bling. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuffs first challenge, hope to see you back next week. Hugs lin

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Teri said...

Beautiful project hun! Such a sweet story too!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri xx

Maria Matter said...

Wow, this is gorgeous crystal!!
love all the pretty flowers!
hugs

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Such a special photo, and gorgeous wall hanging!

Chris said...

what a great scrap page, I love all those flowers and the lace is beautiful too.
thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

mckinkle said...

What a fab make and the story behind it is perfect! No wonder it means so much to you!

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.


Keryn :)

de said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging! Beautiful!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired!

lesleyworth said...

fabulous!!!! i adore that background with the blue! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe! (times 2!)

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! SO pretty!!!! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations and Catered Crop!

Ruby said...

What a lovely creation! I love the contrast of the black and white against the colour! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC this week!

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