Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Bit Rusty

Happy, happy Thursday! Remember me? It's been such a long time since I've posted I will totally understand if you don't! ;) First, I want to apologize for my abrupt and lengthy absence. Things have been so totally crazy here. Thank you so much for all of your kind words and well wishes. I'm so very sorry for not responding to everyone. I will confess to not actually checking my email until this week. I've been trying to wade through the thousands of emails...seriously, is that even possible? Most is junk mail. But, man, there is a TON!.... Thank you so much! You all do not have any idea just how special you are to me. This has been a really crazy time for us and it's been wonderful reading all of your uplifting words and messages. I really am so very lucky to have such wonderful, caring friends. :) Thank you!

On to a bit of Unity! It's been a really long time since I've stamped so I was really feeling rusty when I sat down at my desk to start working. I wasn't even sure where to start. So I pulled out one of my favorite pictures and decided to put together a quickie layout with this months KOTM. You can see the whole kit at Unity. Here's my layout.....



Sorry, this is just a wee bit crooked. It's been rainy and overcast the last few days here...it's that time of year in Indy! We may not see the sun for another six more months! Yikes! I have issues trying to photograph these in my light tent....but you get the idea. I really, really love the block stamps with the sentiments and so was inspired by them for this layout. 'Simply*be*who*you*are'. Perfect!


Thanks for stopping by! It's really good to be back to creating. I will catch up with you all soon!

64 comments:

stampjourney said...

What a great page! Love the way the simplicity of the design and the colors make the photo "pop!" I'm glad to see your work back in the blog hop! Hope all is going well!

Christi Snow said...

This is beautiful, Jennifer! I love the little ticket detail up in the corner!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Hey Jenn! I missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CUTE layout, I love it!

StampinCathy said...

Welcome back! Your layout is so cute and inspiring. Love the colors and details. Rusty???? Not what I'm seeing.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

What a cutie and great layout!!!

Renee' Dezember said...

Beautiful LO - simply beautiful photo! tfs

Maureen said...

Such a cute layout !!!!

marilyn said...

Love this layout!

Kim said...

Simple and gorgeous!!

marcy h. said...

Beautiful Layout!!

Tracy said...

I absolutely love this layout.

jan farnworth said...

nice simple and perfect.

Robynccgirl said...

Great layout! Love the simpleness of it! Welcome back! You were missed!

Jen said...

A great LO for your welcome back! A simple and clean LO is fabulous to show off that photo! TFS!

~~Audrey~~ said...

Lovely LO! Simple yet so effective in its design.

Andrea said...

Nice combo of texture and pattern!

Bogner's said...

Welcome Back! I love this lo. So beautiful! What a fabulous picture to go with the great sentiments!

Martha said...

this is beautiful!

Suz said...

Awesome layout!

JPScraps said...

Lovely layout :)

Jennine Chambers said...

Welcome back Jen! Your creativity has been missed. I love your page. I too just love that stamp saying

Debbi said...

Love the layout....so simple, but beautiful. Love the little ticket corner.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Good to see you back Jen!!!! Lovely Layout!

Vicki

Andrea said...

very sweet layout...hope things are looking up :)

Angie said...

Great to see you're back.

Jodi C. said...

I could never forget about you and your beautiful work Jen!! I was wondering about you quite a bit and am glad you are back to show off this simply amazing and beautiful work!!! I hope things are well, THANK YOU for the inspiration!!!

Jillisgram said...

So glad to see your back --- nice work!

Paulette, Melissa and Kaitlyn said...

This is lovely. Glad to see you back.

dclouser said...

Great to have you back! Your LO is so sweet - very inspiring!

Leah the Orange said...

what a pretty, subtle layout. very peaceful. absolutely LOVING your blog! that flowersoft spider below is fantastic!

having fun on the Unity hop today, and hope you have a great day!

scrappin' happy said...

SOOO GLAD you are back and this layout is stunning. Love it. Love the sentiment!

Monika in VA said...

Love the simplicity ~ to really focus on the wonderful picture!

Stephanie said...

Glad you're back! Gorgeous layout! Nice clean design! Love it!

Jenn said...

awesome page, love the photo

Shuttermom said...

I love the stunning simplicity of your page. The photo takes center stage: well done!

Mardell said...

Great to have you back. Love your page!!

Linda said...

Jennifer

What great layerout so happy and care free And full colors. Just lovly...

Terrie B x said...

Hi Jenifer ..your O is `Beautiful` love the photo....
You Take are sweet thing!!!!!!
Have a loely weekend,from this side of the Pond:)xxx

Mary said...

Welcome back Jennifer! You were missed!
Darling picture of your son, what a treasure!
Love the layout that you used, just "perfect"
Have a great weekend and Thank you for sharing!

Kathy H said...

:) Glad your back!

Angela Fehr said...

Very pretty! I love the little touch of detail at the top corner!

FibreJunky said...

I am SOOOOOO glad to see you again!! Have something to mail you, but can't find your address. I'll email you. BIG HUGS

April said...

I love this!

Purple Princess said...

Simply Fabulous!

mmechelle93 said...

Glad to see you back! I loved the simplicity in the design! Sometimes that can be so hard to achieve!

StacyC said...

Glad you're back... Cute layout..

Sandra said...

be .... love it!
Sandra

Gwen said...

Great to hear from you again! This is an awesome page and I love the be.who.you.are sentiment!!

Nancy B said...

What an awesome picture & a perfect sentiment.

Jules! said...

Jennifer, sweet picture! Great stamps and lo for this pic! This design really lets you focus on the sweet pic!

Kelly Landers said...

Doesn't look like you missed a beat! You aren't rusty at all!! Love your layout!!

cjs said...

Wonderful & beautiful layout! Welcome back :)

jennifer mitten said...

Cute layout - great photo! Love that simpler look.

Heather said...

Super cute! Love the sentiments and that picture is just too darn adorable! Too cute!

Cindy Jenkins said...

GREAT to have you back!!! I have really missed your creations!!! Darling pic and page!!!
Hugs!

Cheri Howard said...

Glad to have you back, Jen! Love your layout!

jamie said...

such a sweet layout!

lisa808 said...

Welcome back!

susan m said...

What a lovely layout. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Tanya said...

yeay that you are back! I LOVE your simple scrapbook pages, and thsi is why! So adorable and perfect! :)

Chris S. said...

Nice focus on the photo. Have missed your inspiration.

Joanne B. said...

So nice to see you! I was just over here the other day, hoping you were back. Been so worried about you. Hope you're doing well. (((hugs))))

Giovana said...

Beautiful page Jenn!! and welcome back. I missed you.

God bless.
Giovana

Lisa H. said...

hehehe! so I guess I was a little slow this week, you've been back for a while. regardless, here you are again! and ummmmm, rusty? NOPE, this page is great!