Friday, August 14, 2009

Thinking happy thoughts - SATU and My favorite Things

After my earlier grim LO and posts, I decided I wanted to make some LO's that make me happy, and both following LO's do just that!

These are a Few of my Favorite Things

This first one I made for the challenge over at "These are a Few of my Favorite Things". While going through the other ladies' entries, I noticed that some of them were planning on making an album out of the LO's created for this challenge site. I thought this was a splendid idea, and decided to make one as well. All my LO's for this challenge site will be 6x12 LO's, a wonderful size to scrap on!

For this LO I used cardboard for the background, a foam flower stamp (with gesso), and a small flower punch ... that's it. A very simple LO, but I love looking at it. The title reads: "for you mama" and the words in black just say "My favorite flowers". Though actually strictly speaking tulips are my favorite flowers, the wild flowers picked just for me by my children are the world's most beautiful bouquet in my eyes.

Scrapping across the Universe

Well, I guess it's obvious I like the look of those stamped flowers huh?! I wanted to create a fresh and cute LO for the challenge over at "Scrapping Across the Universe", nothing too fancy, so I went with a very simple background again.

This is a very old pic of me and my husband from early in the beginning of our relationship ... almost 20 years ago!!! Ah, we look so young *sigh*. And it really was love at first sight for the both of us ...

I drew the birds after finding the images on the net by googling "love birds" ... aren't they the cutest? I used that hearts' T-shirt of Chloë's again, I so love those bright colours. I found some pages out of a book titled "Flirting for the camera" (which you can read just on top of the pic), which I thought suited this pic perfectly. The leaves I cut out and painted a little while ago, but never used them ... I added them now just to add a little extra colour to the LO. Again a very simple LO to make.

I think I might be too late for both challenges ... we'll see, I get mixed up with dates sometimes because of the time difference, but that's okay, I made these just for me. Like I said, they make me happy just by looking at them, and that was my main purpose here.

Love xxx Peggy


  1. This is fabulous.. love them!
    send me your address for your free bling to

  2. Both LO's ARE AMAZING!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them!!!!!!! And I agree....FLOWERS from the kids are the BEST EVER!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along with us! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. These are just totally AWESOME!!!! That layout of you and your hubby is just STUNNING!!!!! You really rock! Thanks so much for all the awesome inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been doing the "few of my favorite things" too - just so much fun over there!

  4. Prachtig werk Peggy!! Heel mooie en creatief!!

    Saskia :)

  5. Beautiful LO's! ♥ what you did with the gesso & flower stamp.... adorable photos & title! Thanks SO MUCH for playing along with us at TAAFOMFT! :-)

  6. Oh Peggy....I love these LO's and look at you drawing your own birds....How awesome is that!!!!! Don't forget to check out Butterfly Crafts for the Cyber Crop all weekend....there are awesome prizes up to be won!!!! Some cute challenges!!!!!! Have a great weekend sweet friend...I am just tuckered out!!!! :)

  7. OH Peggy, wat zijn deze alletwee fantastisch!!!!
    En wat een goed idee om een album te maken met FAVO layouts!! Ga ik ook doen, onmiddellijk!
    Wat geeft dat een mooi effect he, stempelen met gesso!
    Je layout voor SATU vind ik ook helemaal super!! (Jammer dat ik al gestemd heb en de winnaar al bekend is..)Een t-shirt van je dochter gebruiken en die vogeltjes..., echt helemaal top!!
    Dankjewel voor het meedoen met deze 2 challenges! En ik vind het supergoed van je dat je deze layouts echt voor je plezier gemaakt hebt!!

    Wens je een fijn weekend!


  8. Wow..LOve the stamping with gesso!Great effect!I love the photo's and the cardboard...beautiful design!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us!

    LOve your SATU LO the birds and the fabric hearts!Beautiful!

  9. YAY Peggy! So glad you decided to play along at Favorite Things! I love what you did with this one. I'm not the least surprised that we share a love for tulips. For me it was a toss up of tulips or wildflowers. I went with wildflowers because they seem to represent "freedom of spirit". But the kind pick by your children...what could be better!

    Your SATU Lo is equally amazing. Love the stamp and gesso! Great idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy your time with your family! xoxo L

  10. Wat een schitterende lay-outs! Ik vind ze beide heel mooi! Zo zie je maar weer dat je helemaal geen dure spullen hoeft te kopen om mooie dingen te maken.


  11. Oh Peggy, these are both so beautiful! I agree with you wholeheartedly about the flowers from the kids. So sweet! :)
    - April

  12. That is such a fabulous photo of you guys, how cool!! I love the look of the stamped flowers - I can see why you do too! Fantastic layouts, peggy - i'm glad they make you smile!!

  13. Dag Peggy... waaroom ik jouw blog niet eerder heb gevonden is me een raadsel, ik ben blij dat je een lief commentaartje bij mij achterliet waardoor ik nu hier je werk kan bewonderen. Ben enige tijd "je vroegere" posts aan het lezen geweest - en dat doe ik dus alleen als het werk en de teksten me boeien. Jij hoort daar bij, van nu af aan. Ik wil eigenlijk nog veel meer zeggen - maar zo'n comment moet niet te lang zijn hè? Ik ga je volgen!

  14. Hi Peggy...thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comments.Wanted to follow your blog but I can't seem to...try it later!
    You make beautiful your style!

  15. Lovely work!! These are very happy layouts and as usual they are lovely. Have a great week XXjs

  16. Wat zijn ze allebei weer schitterend.

    Groetjes Ilonka

  17. Your layouts are absolutely gorgeous and you know how much I can appreciate a 6 X 12 layout :) sorry I have not been around lately but I have been enjoying the last few days of summer with our girls and I have been having computer problems. THANK YOU for always stopping by my blog and always leaving me such wonderful messages, you are one of my favorite people. Have a wonderful week my sweet firend!

  18. Ik vind allebeid je layouts mooi.
    Je details vallen erorm op door de effen
    gekleurde achtergrond, zeer leuk trouwens
    en je hebt mooie foto's gebruikt.
    Gr Charlot

  19. I love the cardboard box page Peggy!!! Super cool - simple but stunning! Just lovely!

  20. Hele mooi lay-outs heb je gemaakt en zo mooi van kleur gebruik ook en stofjes daar heb ik ook een tik van.

  21. wow, your LOs are always amazing!!you do awesome work.

  22. What beautiful projects! Love that second one especially!

  23. Hi Peggy!

    I would be happy for you to enter your layout from June "Take me as I am' as it would be perfect for the Andy Warhol inspiration. Just email it to me before Saturday :) I think its fantastic :)

  24. I really like the look of the white stamped flower , Peggy ! Fab layouts both are !

    I think you can make your own mists - if you have the Tim Holtz like mini mister bottles , one drop of distressed re-inker , & 3 scoops of perfect pearl powder ( you can checkout Tim Holtz or Jennifer McGuire's Tuts on youtube )

    Thanks for visit !!!


  25. thats is such a fabulous idea

  26. First of all I love the kraft backgroud and that cute pic of you and the hubs!!! I just love looking back on older pictures of when my hubs and I were young. Sigh. Memories. Oh, and I really love that flower stamp, thanks for reminding me I have some foam flower stamps that I never use!!!I'll have to dust them off and use them now because that looked awesome!

  27. I can see why they're making you happy! they're so lovely..

  28. OMG!!! You are just sooo talented. I still cant believe you havent been scrapping long.
    You went from Beginner to Advanced within a week I think!!!!

    That SATU is just awesome!!! Love your Fav things one too!!!!

    I miss you not scrapping as much these days...hopefully sooon hey???

  29. Love these, Peggy! You stamping!! Yay! ;)

    Gorgeous textures and wonderful photo of you and your husband!

    Hope you are doing well and talk to you soon! Hugs - Lucy