Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Running in Circles...and LOVING every minute...

Ok, I swear you did NOT land on the wrong blog this morning!

I did it....I DARED....I made a layout! I know, crazy right? Let me just tell you that as with everything else, my children are the inspiration in EVERYTHING I do!!!

So let's take a look at the sketch that Madelynn drew for this week's DIEDRICH DARE:

Have you guys had a chance to check out the DIEDRICH DARE??? You may remember Twinkling Tuesday, Madelynn's very first challenge blog. Well, after a little summer hiatus, a cross-country move, and some serious creativity, all THREE of my older kiddos decided to collaborate and now bring you Whimsical Wednesdays: THE DIEDRICH DARE!

I couldn't WAIT to bust out my Unity stamps again and knew that this quote was perfect not only for me, but for Madelynn, too! Isn't it fantastic? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE quotes and the ones from Unity are awesome because they are the perfect size for either scrapbooks or cards, and better yet, they can be the focal point of the card which I also ADORE!I took this photo of her last year my cousin Kim (who has her OWN BLOG NOW!!!! YAY!!!!!) and I took our kids out to lunch and shopping. Kim and I spent WAY too much time talking and before I knew it, I turned around, and saw this pretty face in the back of my van just staring at us like 'are you EVER going to stop talking?!?" LOL! I quick snapped a picture of her since I had still had my camera around my neck and well....this little face says SO many things! LOVE my girl!

So other than the fact that I had to move over the center scalloped circle to accomodate this sweet little face, I followed the sketch and LOVE the fact that this circular piece of paper that I've had sitting around FOREVER became this page layout. I really love this week's challenge!

Speaking of this week's challenge, we HOPE you'll play along! Be sure to head on over to the DARE blog to see Sandra's creation as she is our featured stamper this week and to leave a comment on the Dare blog when you link your creation! If you are uploading to a public gallery such as SCS, please use keyword DDSC2. Thanks! And please don't forget to show some LOVE (Since it's ALL about the LOVE!) to the rest of my fellow DAREDEVILS...they rock the house, and they are:
Have a WHIMSICAL WEDNESDAY everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by!

30 comments:

kadie said...

The layout and the colors are FANTASTIC and this is one incredibly cute and memorable pic of Madelynn!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow just the cutest, awesome awesome ;job.

PaperCrafty said...

Fabulous LO Jess!! I love the precious look on Madelynn!!

Shesjetlagd said...

LOVE, love, love it!!! That's def the perfect little face! Makes me giggle out loud! It is perfect pink prettiness! :)

Sandra MacLean said...

Loooooooooooooooooooooooooove this!!!! I really, really love it Jess!! The colors and scalloped base, and the rhinestones...just GORGEOUS! Fantastic job this week girl!

Jacquie said...

Hey Jess!! This is TOTALLY awesome!! Haha!! So pretty!!...No...BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE it!! What a GREAT picture too! I wish I could have done a circle creation!! What did you use to do the shape? Hope you are well!!



Jacquie/Javablustamper!

MichelleO said...

GORGEOUS! I really love this page! And the photo is just priceless!
HUGS
MichelleO

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous layout. Thats a precious picture.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love round pages! Awesome. The bling is gorgeous and what a beautiful picture!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, Jess....seriously AWESOME, girl!

1CardCreator said...

Love the lay out, and your little girl is a cutie! ~Diane

Darla said...

I love your idea of doing a little scrappin page instead of a card. Madelynn is such a cute gal - and this facial expression is the best! I love the sparkly swirls and that quote is fabulous! Great job on the challenge this week Jess!

Gwen said...

Jessica,

Your lay out is wonderful! Love the design and the bling.

Smiles!
GWen

Vanessa Middleton said...

I am the #1 fan of hot pink and black together (note my scraobooking room!!! HAHA). The rhinestones are FAB, as are the Unity stamps. Great sketch, layout, picture, embellishments. In other words great EVERYTHING! I really, really love this!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I don't think I've ever done a round card, so this should be fun!

Adorable card/scrapbook page... I say that because this could easily be put in a scrapbook. So cute!

Hugs,
Lisa

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, wait a second... it IS a scrapbook page. I had my brain set to "cards," so thought you were making a special card for a family member. See what happens when you get preconceived notions in your head... they start becoming real!!!

By the way, your daughter is adorable.

Danni said...

This is amazing!! Love it!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely fabulous!!

Cassie said...

oh.
my.
MY!

jess - this is STUNNING. AMAZING. GORGEOUS!! Every synonym of those apply!

Kim R. said...

YAYYYYYYY!!! You did a layout!!!! Does this mean we can scrap again??? It is so gorgeous. I miss seeing Madelynn's pretty face.

Pam Varnell said...

Wonderful sketch by the kiddos. They are very talented. Your sample is gorgeous too. Love the pic of that beautiful girl!!! Hugs.

Randi said...

YAY! Thanks Jess and the DD crew!! So exciting! I had so much fun playing along!
I love the newest challenge! I'll be posting soon!

Jess your layout is so awesome and I love how you incorporated those Unity stamps! Wow! That quote stamp looks great on there!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Jess this turned out so so wonderful!!! I love the layout and you my dear need to scrapbook much more often!!!!

That picture of Madelynn is adorable too!!!!

Had fun talking to you tonight!!!

Heather

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

The Deidrich Dare! LOVE it! I am SOOOOO gonna play girlie!! LOVE this!

Julia said...

Gorgeous!! Love the layout, colors, picture.... EVERYTHING!

Deconstructing Jen said...

That is really gorgeous! I love all the details and layers... I could go on and on and on!

LORi said...

LOVE this Jess!!! Super adorable!!!

Gvendalen said...

Awesome round pages! Love this.
Please pop over to my blog where I have a little something waiting for you.
Hugs

Ann Kranitz said...

What a great sketch from the kiddos and I just adore your sample. What a fantastic picture of Madelynn. So precious!!!

Elena said...

GORGEOUS layout, Jessica! And picture is so fabulous! Very nice memories!