Saturday, October 23, 2010

What's In a Name?

Scrap The Girls

This month's Scrap The Girls challenge your LO was to be inspired by Shakespeare's verse "What's in a name? That which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet."
and….     **Extra criteria - flowers & buttons**

I created a LO about how hubby and I chose Brittany's name.  We couldn't agree on a name for her when I was pregnant.  I came across the name Brittany and decided it would be perfect as that is the part of France my mother's family originated from and it would be a reminder of her heritage.  It was meant to be as Yves actually liked my choice, and I was relieved we found a name we both liked.

Used some of the new Websters papers... so soft and pretty.                             The background is an old BG pp with a stamped border.  Finished off with a smattering of buttons to fill the criteria.

Stuck Sketches - 1 November

I haven't done a Stuck sketch for a while, so I thought I would have a go as this was a quick one for me.... very unusual.  I knew what I wanted straight away.  The red black and white colour combo is one of my favs and I had just taken this pic of Brittany yesterday as I had noticed this beautiful South African Tulip Tree with the most magnificent blossoms and had to drag Brittany up the street for a photo shoot.  She wasn't impressed!!!

Pulled out an old Bo Bunny pp for the background and some scraps for the squares.  I stamped on acetate for the corner flourishes, a splash of red paint, some MS butterflies and a Prima felt stem and embossing for a bit of texture.


So excited to get this month's Scrapbooking Memories mag as my LO was published.  I really liked this particular LO as Brittany... loved the using the paint for the background.  Even though she tried not to show it  I think she was just as thrilled as me!!

More Exciting News!!

Bursting to share some more exciting news.  But I can't share it for another week.  Keep your eyes peeled.

 Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. Gorgeous Lo's Cathy - lovely story about your DD name! I recognised your published LO straight away - beautiful and more exciting news......can't wait to hear :)

  2. Oh these layouts are stunning Cathy. I SO love your beautiful work. Can't wait to hear your exciting news!! B-)

  3. these are stunning...thanks for stopping by my blog..I am adding you to my blog links cos I love your work

  4. Congrats on your publication! Its a gorgeous layout. I love the one for STG and the story about your daughter's name. Beautiful work. :)

  5. his job is every day more beautiful, I love everything you do!
    I'm your fan !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congratulations on publishing the magazine.

    Hugs !!!

  6. wow they are all gorgeous Cathy. And well done on the publication...I did see it in the mag and thought it was just stunning!

  7. Stunning layouts as usual! :) The colour combo for the 'Stuck' sketch is very striking, love it! Still haven't sat to look at my bad is that, congrats!

  8. gorgeous pages....your DD's outfit matches the papers perfectly....funny story about the flowers in bloom up the street! I still have smaller kids who are happy to pose anytime. smiles

  9. Well Cathy, more fab work. Congrats on the published LO first, I think I know the good news second (will tell you if I am right next week) and loving your take on stuck. I found this sketch tricky so love seeing other interpretations. STG looks so soft and beautiful and how good is it to finally agree on a name, I think that is the hardest bit...

  10. omg wow, these are stunning, i just love your work

  11. Gorgeous Layouts!!! Congrats on the publication

  12. Congrats Cathy on being published ... gorgeous layouts here too!

  13. Your STG LO is just so beautiful Cathy!! love the stuck one too, and huge congrats on your published page :)