Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Circle journal - what I miss when away from home

Good morning!

Here is my next layout created for the circle journal.  This one is for Lisa, who wanted to know what we missed when away from home.  I tried to use lots of color for Lisa!

What do you think?  I used a little inspiration from a sketch on PageMaps, as I was feeling a bit burnt out!  I know how much Lisa loves those butterflies, so of course I had to use them. :)

To create the Crumb Cake (that name always makes me hungry) layer, I used the "negative" from the butterfly die-cut, sponging Crumb Cake ink into it like a stencil.  That gave me great images of the butterflies, almost as if I had stamped them!  I also stamped the flower vine from Vintage Vogue in Crumb Cake.

A bit of stitching on here too, as you can see.  Even hand-stitched the buttons on at the bottom!

So when I'm away from home, I'm always missing:
1.  Seth - when I was at the beach with my family, we talked over video chat almost every night
2.  Fluffy - she's like my child, so I'm sure those of you with children (or furbabies too) can relate!  :)
3.  my own bed - nothing like relaxing in the comfort of your own!
4.  home-cooked food - I guess I end up eating out a lot when away from home.  To me though, there's just nothing like a good home-cooked meal.  (I know the picture is of food not really "cooked", but it was of a recent meal of smoked mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, and yummy homemade garlic bread.. hey, that's cooked!  lol)

Here's my sign-in tag for Lisa (sorry, it's a little blurry for some reason):

Hope you like it all, Lisa!  :)

Circle journal layout supplies:
Stamps:  Jumbo Outline Alphabet and Good Neighbors (both retired), Vintage Vogue
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry and Crumb Cake, VersaMark ink
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
Accessories/Tools:  Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, Little Leaves Sizzlits die, Metallic Brads, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White buttons (retired), Spiral and Scallop Trim Border Punches, Stampin' Sponges, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journaler, sewing machine and thread

tag supplies:
Stamps:  Sentimental Journey
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso
Paper:  Early Espresso and Naturals White cardstock
Accessories/Tools:  Crop-a-dile, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Metallic Brad, Word Window and 1" Circle Punches, Cutter Kit, Basic Black Stampin' Write Journalier, sewing machine and thread


  1. Well, if Lisa doesn't like this we need to have a serious talk with her!! LOL

    so cute. And I love what you miss. I even miss Jim while I am at work. Everyone here says give it up!! You are just at work. But we even worked together for over 25 years!! So I really know what you mean.

    I would miss my fur babies, too. They are my family!!

    And I love to eat at home. Jim...he likes to eat out because of the time and mess, but me...nothing like home. So I think you did a great job on that and love the way you put it all together. Just great!

  2. Great layout! I love the crumb cake sponging especially, what a great idea!!! Jennifer A.

  3. I love it! Look at all the awesome color! It's just beautiful!! And the butterflies... they are just perfect! I'm so excited to have this in my book. Thank you Melissa!


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