Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mother's Day Tea Layout (CQC152)

Howdy folks! Here is my page for this week's ColourQ challenge! Lovely, COOL colors this week! I love when Arielle mixes the neutrals (i.e. both a beige and a gray) like this.... because I love the way it looks and I can tell you, I would never come up with that on my own! It's SOOOO good to think outside of your self-imposed creative box sometimes! KWIM? :)

So here's the fabby COOL palette, love this bedding.... I love owls, I always did, even before they were the "in" thing. :) Have you ever seen a live owl? If you live near me, I bet you have, they are really neat! This photo reminds me of the owl table runner and pillow covers that I made last Fall! The runner turned out so cute that it's been on my dining room table since I made it! :)

I had pinned this cute layout on Pinterest, and that's where I started with my own layout of the page.
Pulled out these pics from Evan's Mother's Day Tea from his first year of preschool. Look how little he looks here! *sob* Between these pics and dropping Ian off at MIDDLE SCHOOL yesterday, I am seriously about to lose my mama marbles! But, I keep reminding myself, it's good too. I have been at at-home mom for over a decade. And I am really ready to have a job and some more freedom. Not that volunteering at 3 schools and driving them to 3 schools, blogging, submitting, etc. gives me much free time right now! LOL, but it's coming soon. And even though it's a little sad to have them get older, it's really neat too.

Why there aren't any photos of me (the MOM) at the Mother's Day Tea? Who knows, I guess I just didn't hand the camera over to another mom, and say "here, take one of me, too!" ;)

I took the owls and the trees from the photo as well as the colors. Hadn't used my owl punch in awhile... these guys are so cute though! Used my MFT tree die with some circle punches for the tree and PTI teacup die and stamps for the "tea" part of the title.

Kept it to a single page, I only had 4 photos to scrap from this event.

And that's it for me today! Please come play at the ColourQ with us this week!


supply list: DSP: Stampin' Up!; owl punch/circle punches: EK Success for SU!; corner punch: EK Success; scraps for punching owls; Letter stickers: Sticko

DUST IT OFF! That owl punch is several years old, but still so cute, who could resist? Scraps make great paper for punching out of, and then I mixed and matched my owls to my hearts content. :)


Annette said...

aww totally adorable...Love those pictures and those fun little owls...awesome layout..

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, all those owls are so cute! Such a fun layout and great pics!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such sweet owls on this fabulous layout Noelle. Fantastic punch, you should use it more often.

Marlena M. said...

Awwww, such sweet photos and layout Noelle! Yes, mama marbles are hard to hold onto, aren't they? LOL. I'm always running after mine.... ;)

Sylvia said...

You made a fabulous layout with these colors, Noelle, enjoy your time now, it will just get busier without a job! God blessed me and sent me to Indonesia right after my fourth was born. I think he knew I would not be able to get everything done with four children if I continued to run with the other three! My life became an adventure, but it did slow down! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Bev Gomez said...

Hey Noelle, love your blog. thanks for your comment on my Sympathy card and unfortunately I had to use it today. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Bev

franzesjoi said...

hello noelle!!! i love these pages! soo adorable... i love owls :)