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My Fencer

Can you believe this is my 5th post this week?  Wow – what got into me?  I think I had to make up for not having any crafty mojo a couple of weeks ago. 
I am still trying to work on at least 1 scrapbook page per week.    I decided to use this picture, which I totally love, of my daughter.   She is proudly showing off  the silver medal she won at her first fencing tournament.
I played around with the photo in Photoshop a little bit.  (You can see the original photo in my right side bar.)  I used some tutorials that I found in Pinterest and like the way it turned out. 

2012-03-24 Fencer scrapbook page WM

I’m still trying to get back on the swing of scrapbooking and need some inspiration to get me going.   I was inspired by this layout I saw on Pinterest. 

Since it is Saturday, I also have  a song to share for Music Saves My Soul.  If you would like to play along, you can link up your favorite song, or a song you would like to share, on Marcea’s blog.

I was listening to Buddy Guy this morning on my iPod and decided I wanted to share this song.   Then I found this video with Buddy and John Mayer.  It brought back some fun memories at Summerfest.   (If you don’t know what Summerfest is, check out the link.  Let me know if you are coming!)  Anyhow, it was raining out and my friend and I found Buddy Guy playing on the blues stage.  While we are watching him, some guy walks on stage and starts playing.  It was John Mayer.  He was playing in a different area of the festival, finished up his gig and came over to play with Buddy.    It already was an awesome performance but that was just the icing on the cake.

Have you heard of Pinerly yet?!   This is an exciting new way to manage your Pinterest boards!
It is not yet open to the public.  You have to request an invitation like you did for Pinterest. 
Click HERE to sign up and request an invitation!

Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!
  • Papers:  My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hazel paper pad, Papertrey kraft CS
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up corner punch, Sweet N Sassy heart die, Papertrey Block Alpha Upper Die & Tiny Tags Die
  • Embellishments: Misc. buttons, dew drops, flowers, cotton twine, epoxy flowers, Papertrey silk ribbon (colored with copic marker)
  • Fonts:  Jenna Sue from
  • Technique:  Custom made rub ons  - You can see my tutorial on this technique HERE


Elaine said…
What a gorgeous page and layout Cheryl .
Well done to your daughter, a silver medal WOW
Hugs Elaine
Karin said…
Great layout! Love the stitching and all the embellishments :) Great video and song post this week!
Robin said…
love that page Cheryl! Great embellishments! Congrats to your daughter on winning a medal
KraftyKoolKat said…
What a lovely page layout. Well done to our daughter you must be proud of her.

Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for your visit and you are a talented scrapper. Your daughter will always cherish your beautiful creation.
Audrey Pettit said…
Awwww, what an adorable layout, Cheryl! I just love how you work the patterned paper. Love all these patterns you put together. You are so good at that! And love all the sweet little bits and bobs around the photo. :)
Yolanda said…
Terrific layout. I love the papers and the stitching. Thanks for playing in the Tuesday Throwdown.
Donna Mosley said…
Aww! Cheryl, this is a gorgeous page, love the fab pic and pretty embellies.

Donna x
Cheryl said…
oh this is just gorgeous Hun,really love the picture and those beautiful embellishments,hugs Cherylx
Annette said…
your layout is so amazing...Love that picture and congrats to your daughter for her winning exciting..
Rose said…
Cheryl, your daughter will love to revisit this moment that you've captured each time she sees this lovely spring-toned layout. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's Light Airy Spring Colors challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose
Shelby said…
Love how you've changed the tones in the pic...looks too cool and matches the layout theme just perfectly.

Anita said…
cheryl, that's a beautiful page.
I love this picture of Liz too! As an athlete all my life, she definitely looks like a contender!

Love the look in her eyes too!!

Great elements on the page. You're going to have a fabulous book!!!

I'm enjoying the song too!!

Kim Pope said…
Beautiful layout! I love your pic and the elements you used on your page.
Anonymous said…
What a gorgeous page, congrats to your daughter!
Shelly Schmidt said…
Such a great page- your daughter looks like a young lady now- not the little girl from when I first saw a picture of her! Cool photo editing too!
Sue from Oregon said…
Great page...listening to Buddy and John right now and then heading off to Pinerly!
Nicole said…
Gorgeous LO Cheryl and a pretty daughter. Hugs, Nicole
Gina said…
You can see how happy and proud she is in that photo, congrats to her! Your layout is gorgeous, I love the combination of your embellishments.
Lori said…
Very cool with the photo! She's darling! Your layout is wonderful!
Lorraine said…
What a cool layout and your daughter is beautiful! Congrats on her winning the silver medal! Way to go!
Marianne said…
I always admire people who can take their photographs and build a page around them and you do it brilliantly. The page looks great, and you must be so proud of your daughter and rightly so!
Heather Huggins said…
Beautiful layout. I love the soft colors.
Julie said…
Gorgeous layout!! Great papers and embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Create this fortnight! Juliexxx
1CardCreator said…
Super layout and Elizabeth looks adorable!
Carol said…
Fabulous layout Cheryl. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog this time. Carol DT x
SusanLotus said…
Very nice layout!
You remind me I need to start making more LO´s as well. Too many photos just laying in boxes.
Have a nice weekend!
Hugs said…
Great LO Cheryl!
--Thanks for entering the Dilo En Español challenge! ~Gaby DT member
What a scrapbook page you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

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