Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Auntie Shawn Day

So, I don't know how many people have seen the episode of Sex and the City where Carrie decides that because she's not married and doesn't have kids, she's getting shorted on gifts. She has to buy for bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays and so on without being equally compensated. Anyway, my sister picked up on this theory and ran with it! So, she decided that there was such a thing as Auntie Shawn Day and it requires both a gift and a cake....she's always been a bit spoiled if you haven't already guessed!!! She determined that Auntie Shawn Day was to take place in October although, she allowed me to choose the day....lucky me.

This year, I got her a really cute clock from a local artist with a fun, goofy dog on it in bright colors for her kitchen (she's color deficient and as we speak, her kitchen is an electric blue color...its been fire truck red and sunflower yellow in the recent past....don't ask! ;O) ) Plus, I'm working on her Hawaii pages from the trip we all took back in January of 2008. She's not a scrapbooker and depends on me to fill her scrapbooks.

Here's the first page. Do you think I went a little overboard by chance? I wanted to cut the letters for "Hawaii" out of the photos I had taken of different flowers around the islands. So, I had intended to keep the page pretty plain, but, it kind of took off from there. I don't get to do too many girly pages!! I love this layout from Inspired Blueprints (Sketch #19) and will definitely be using it again, hopefully toned down some next time!

I used my Cricut to cut the letters, Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper with a little Sweet Leaf cardstock, Extreme Happiness stamp set, paper flowers from both CTMH and Bazzill Basics, flower gems from an old CTMH Connections Club, butterflies cut with a Martha Stewart punch, and pearls from Recollections (love these sizes!).

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