Monday, October 27, 2008

What a fun and interesting weekend! First of all .......I had a blast.....it was so fun catching up with Susie and meeting her friends. And I had quite an experience. I have allergies and they seem to keep getting worse and adding new things the older I get. Well....I brought my own food as I have a dairy allergy. Then I went up later in the evening and washed my face. I came down and my lower lip had swelled. I said....what do you gals think this is all about? Laurie is a nurse and she said...its a hive. WHAT? I have never had hives before. Well I went to bed and the whole upstairs was all bedrooms and bathrooms. The smell of the laundry detergent and the bounce dryer sheets was so strong...for me anyway. I had the covers on and pretty soon my mouth was all tingly and numb...then my tongue, then pretty soon I had 2 hives on my tongue.....I got kinda scared as I didn't want my throat to close up. By now its almost 1:30 in the morning......so I go out to the car and get my Pilates mat that I had left in the car.....grabbed my coat and one of the gals had a blanket in her car and I slept on the floor downstairs the first night......didn't get much sleep to say the least. So then the next night.....they told me where there was a sitting room with a couch in it....so I slept there the second night....despite all that......I had a great time and got quite a few pages done. I said if these darn allergies don't let up, I'll be living in a bubble by the time I'm 90! LOL!!!!! Here's the group I was with.....top to bottom...left to right. Me, Laurie, Susie, Jill and Evelyn on the bottom. I scrapbooked different than any of the girls there......I love to use vintage items and have a totally different style. Here's my sweet peas in an old vintage photo frame with vintage paper and a top from an old vintage envelope and I painted old pages from a book under the left picture.
Here are my delphinium. The base is old scrapbook pages that have ages...vintage lace, painted blue pages from an old book, vintage wallpaper cut in circles and blue felt and blue seam binding. The name is on old game pieces.


This is my favorite page I made. I started with gluing pink tissue paper down, then adding vintage rose fabric on the side, mounting the photo onto pink painted vintage pages from a book and making and a half rose from vintage pink crepe paper. The words are cut from magazines and mounted on pink crepe paper and old ledger paper and of course.....topped it all of with a vintage rhinestone earring and cut apart vintage bracelet.



This is a fun page using old junk. I started with vintage sheet music......fun swirled felt, then used an old metal circle, the metal flowers in the right hand corner are those old Christmas candle holders for trees flattened and made into flowers. The name is stamped onto old paint chip samples that I got a whole box for 50 cents a an estate sale, and topped of with a lace flower...


3 comments:

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful Denise!! Just imagine....100 years from now, someone will open that with the same thrill we did with our 1800's autograph books!

becky up the hill said...

I plan on being here in 100 years and getting these scrapbooks and that tablecloth and naps she says she is taking to the 'home'..beautiful work Denise. I think the Delphinium is my favorite!

A Sentimental Journey said...

OMIGOSH, Denise ~ those pages are absolutely beautiful!! Love them all, but I agree with Becky, the delphinium is my fave ~ you are so talented.

ps * love your idea for November. Can't wait to see more!