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25 March 2011

The tree to my apple....

Well, let's just say I'm happy it's Friday! Are you?

How about a layout to celebrate? Before you take a peek, remember this: when my mom and I happen to meet someone for the first time, we often get a bit of a double take. Wanna know why? Ok, here you go:

Ok, so the photo isn't the best -- it's an old one of my mom in her early or mid-twenties, and it definitely has that 70s glow to it -- but yeah, we kind of look alike ;)  Hence the title of my layout, which is the first I've done involving a rebus, as far as I can tell!

I am definitely one apple that's pretty dang close to the tree. I used some of my favorite bits from this month's Counterfeit Kit here, including that tree-print and apple-print paper (both Studio Calico), and some fairly new Thickers, which came nekkid but which I inked up a bit for contrast. I also finally made myself use a Kaisercraft doily that I've been hoarding :)

The tree is paper-pieced (drew the tree top freehand, even), and both it and the apple in the title have a little extra flair:

Crackle Accents to the rescue. I'd forgotten my bottle in a drawer somewhere, and now I remember how much I love it!

So, I'm totally turning into a Counterfeit Kit Challenge nerd -- this month, I printed out my kit photos (see link above), and I've been checking off items as I use them! NERD! But, between this and a couple more projects you've yet to see, I have used and/or used up about 85% of the items in the kit. Score!

I'll be back for the Counterfeit blog hop on the 28th -- the challenge was to scraplift myself...which I do all the time anyway, so that wasn't too hard.

Hope you have a great weekend, and I'll blog at you soon!


Emily Leiphart said...

Aw, this is so cute and fun, Ang! At first I thought that was you in the photo but how could it be?! You did inherit your mom's beauty, that's for sure. I love the doily and the crackle accents on the apple!

Lindsey said...

This is so much fun, Ang! Right down to the birch tree base (is there a proper scrapbooking term for that?), every detail is spot on! Such a nice tribute to your mom, too.

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Hey, if you're using the kit, who cares if you check it off? Yes, the family resemblance is amazing, love that you celebrated that on a layout! See you on the blog hop!

Geri said...

Beautiful layout! Isn't it great to create a kit from stash and work from that?And I hear ya on lifting yourself, I seem to have a couple of "go to" designs that I really like and with a little tweaking they really are different even though they are the same???
Yea, that was clear as mud.

A Creative Operation said...

Awesome layout! That is a really cool page. I am really loving the doily! I was looking at it to see if I could figure out the pattern, I love to crochet!

Mad for Paper said...

What a fun layout. I love the background paper, almost looks like tree trunks.

Meg said...

Aw, this is so cute! I love rebus (rebi? Rebuses?) in any and all papercrafts. May have to try out some of that crackle accent, too!

And yes, you and your mom are definitely related! :)

Margie said...

Great page-I love the apple accent! And awesome job using up your kit, too!

Dawn said...

This is such a fun layout. I love that tree paper and the fun use of patterns and colors.

mustavcoffee said...

OOh much to clever 4 me but I did eventually work it out an AAAAhhh moment, Tree yeah! And another fabby LO love the pic of your Mum she looks so happy in this photo! :0) xxx

kasia c. said...

Boy do you two ever look alike! What a super sweet layout. I LOVE the crackle you put on the apple. It looks so neat. :)

Also the "counterfeit kit" thing you do is a great idea.