Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Graphic 45, Want2Scrap, Art Glitter Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the FANTASTIC Graphic 45, Want2Scrap, Art Glitter Blog Hop!

These three companies have come together to bring you an amazing week of projects, tutorials, and ideas! Sit back, and enjoy!


Graphic 45 Bio:
Graphic 45 an award-winning scrapbook and paper crafting company­— owned and operated by a mother and her two daughters. Together we create vintage inspired crafting products that capture the flamboyant style of the 1920's and 30's - with vibrant color, irresistible texture and imaginative design to create products with decades-old appeal that's both fresh and familiar. Let our products inspire your next scrapbook layout, card, album or home decor project.


Want2Scrap Bio:
Want2Scrap™ manufacturers rhinestones lines including the specialty Nestabling™ line along with the newly released Nestaboard™ chipboard line that coordinates perfectly with the Spellbinders™ Nestabilies™ die templates. Want2Scrap™ also manufacturers their own line chipboard albums and accents, acrylic albums, and multi-layered laser designs and other fine scrapbooking products. Want2Scrap™ brings ease of use and flexibility in their product lines by offering products uniquely tailored to its customers’ needs.

Art Glitter Bio:
Spread the Sparkle! Be it cosmetics, scrapbooking, t-shirts, cards, jewelry, quilts, rock star toes, home decor or even cement...everything is better with Art Glitter on it! Barbara Trombley opened Art Institute Glitter, Inc. in 1982 and now supplies artists and artisans, crafters and craftsmen with more than 400 brilliant cosmetic quality glitter colors and industrial-strength adhesives. Art Glitter products have been featured on “The New Martha Stewart Show”, “Carol Duvall Show”, HGTV, Home Shopping Network and several times in “Martha Stewart Living Magazine” including this upcoming December, 2009 issue. Thousands of retail stores throughout the world carry Art Glitter products. Barbara’s first book, “Glitter Artistry: Bags, Tags & Cards,” was warmly received by artists in 2006 and is still a big hit today (Sterling Publishing, Inc.). Art Glitter’s retail showroom is located in Historic Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona.

There are prizes to be won! Graphic 45 is giving away, not one, but two prizes! Check these out!!

Prize pack one.

Prize pack two.

All you need to do to enter to win these wonderful prizes is hop on over to the featured blogs from our design team! Just leave a blog comment and you'll be entered into this week's contest! Want2Scrap and Art Glitter are also giving away some fabulous prizes this week. Be sure to hop on over to their blogs to discover even more inspiration and prizes! We will also be giving away two additional prizes on Facebook and Pinterest this week!

Plus, if you leave a comment here, on my blog, I will draw a Random Winner to receive THIS amazing prize!!


I will draw for a winner on July 31st!

You should be coming to my blog from Alberto Juárez's Blog.   

Now, let's get on with the project! I have used the NEW Summer Release Bird Song Collection for my project.


And I have created a sketch for you to use! (That's just how I roll!)


As soon as I saw the Bird Song Collection, I knew what I wanted to do with it. I only needed to use a small amount for my CHA projects, so I had plenty left to make a page layout of my younger brother and his wife. My sister-in-law is from the Philippines and I have always wanted to scrap this photo using Asian-inspired papers, but have never found the right paper. (They were married in 1999!) Bird Song is the PERFECT paper to use. It has my favorite color, red, plus some really lovely elements.

The tags are from Want2Scrap. They are manila tags and come in three sizes. I covered them with paper and ink, then added some ribbon and twine.


This was a hard page to make, because we lost my brother in 2010. Last Saturday marked the second anniversary of his death, and this is the first time I've been able to scrapbook a photo of him. This is a very special project for me, and I hope that it shows.


Butterflies represent new life, and I pray that my brother is having a new life in heaven. I also pray that all of us left behind will find a new life in Christ, and that we can remember him and celebrate the time we had with him here on earth.


To create these sparkly butterflies, I first die cut cardstock with the Spellbinders Wonderful Wings die templates. I used a sponge brush to apply the Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive to the cardstock. I then sprinkled each butterfly with Copper Harbor Opaque Ultrafine Glitter. Once the glue was dry and set, I applied the Want2Scrap Nestabling Wonderful Wings adhesive bling over the top of the glitter. It's pretty WOW!


I added some Want2Scrap Say it With Pearls Finesse Swirls Pearls to mimic movement next to the butterfly.


I painted the chipboard phrase with one layer of gesso and allowed it to dry. Then, I covered the chipboard with a thin layer of Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and added the Art Glitter Silver Ultrafine Glitter.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog! Feel free to Follow me using one of the methods listed in the sidebar. Next, hop on to Nicole Eccles's Blog.

If you get lost during the hop, the blogs are listed below.

Monday, July 23rd
Jane Tregenza
Maiko Miwa
Tara Orr

Tuesday, July 24th
Alberto Juárez
Gloria Stengel  -  YOU ARE HERE
Nicole Eccles

Wednesday, July 25th
Arlene Cuevas
Jim, The Gentleman Crafter
Betto Cesare

Thursday, July 26th
Clare Charvill
Kristin Wilson
Sharon Ngoo

Friday, July 27th
Denise Hahn
Laura Denison
Susan Lui



Graphic 45 Papers: Bird Song
Harmony
Tranquility
Good Fortune
Joy Luck

Want2Scrap:
Manila Tags
Say it With Pearls: Finesse Swirls Pearls - LeCreme
Nestabling: Wonderful Wings by Donna Salazar

Art Glitter:
Copper Harbor Opaque Ultrafine Glitter
Silver Ultrafine Glitter
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other:
American Crafts: Cardstock
Clearsnap Colorbox: Blackbird Fluid Chalk Ink
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard phrase
Really Reasonable Ribbon: ribbon, cord, twine
Spellbinders: Wonderful Wings (LF-006), Lace Doily Accents (S5-062)
We R Memory Keepers: Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile
Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L foam squares, Scotch 3M tape runner
Other: Computer journaling

172 comments:

  1. Beautiful layout! Thanks for the sketch, I will definitely have to use it!

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  2. My grand daughter loves all things Japanesse. I think she will love these papers. Thanks as always for sharing.

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  3. What a sensationally lovely LO! Amazing use of these gemstone butterflies.

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  4. Gloria your layout is stunning. And yes, you can see that your poured a lot of love and thought into the designs. I am sorry for your loss and hope you can continue to find comfort while creating such memorable pieces of art. Happy to be a new follower via all the methods below. Look forward to following more of your fabulous work.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  5. Oh Gloria--your love truly shines through!! I am sure your brother is smiling and loving this page! 'Bird Song' and the beautiful papers have finally allowed your heart to sing! Thank You so much for sharing!

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  6. What a gorgeous tribute to not only your sweet brother whom I know is looking down and smiling on you today, but also for your sister-in-law. I know she'll treasure this awesome LO!!!

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  7. Beautiful! I love this new line and I love all the great sparkle that these products add!

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  8. Wonderful color theme and so many beautiful details that I would not have thought of (like adding the tag). I am so glad you are at a place where you can find some comfort pouring love into this artwork of your brother and hiis wife. I pray that you continue to feel God's comfort and love. Your work is beautiful and I am looking forward to viewing more of it as a new follower.

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  9. What a beautiful layout in memory of your brother and his marriage. My DIL is Korean and my nephews wife is from Viet Nam, so Bird Song will be a well loved collection in our family. Thank you for sharing your talent and your personal story.

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  10. Lovely layout! Thanks so much for the sketch, you are so thoughtful!

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  11. What a fantastic tribute to your brother and his wife. This is so gorgeous. Love how you used the tags and the butterfly wiht it's bling is so cute. Great tips and techniques. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Fantastic work! And thank you so much for the sketch! You are awesome!! I hope you enjoy participaing in the the hop as much as I'm enjoying the beautiful projects. Happy Creating!

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  13. It always touches my heart when I see such a personal LO since I am sure it is difficult to share something so heartfelt. The LO is beautiful and our brother would be proud.

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  14. Very pretty! Love the papers!

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  15. Beautiful layout! Love the papers, colours and the butterflies. TFS :)

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  16. beautiful layout Gloria - what great products - love the butterfly gems!

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  17. Gorgeous layout Gloria!!!!! Love all of the details paper is so beautiful :)
    Hugz
    Juliana

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  18. Beautiful layout. I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your brother. What a wonderful way to remember him by and to bring a little closer to the pain that is still there. Family is everything that matters to us all.

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  19. Your LO is so beautiful and a very loving tribute to your brother. It's so serene and gentle. I love the tucked in tags and the butterflies trimmed with stones and glitter.
    Thank you for sharing such a special LO. {hugs}

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  20. simply devine love all the glitter - thank you for the sketch too !!

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  21. I absolutely love this paper line so beautiful!!

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  22. Beautiful layout and I am sure your brother is looking down from Heaven smiling!

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  23. The tags on the top look great. I also love the papers you used. Very classy.

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  24. The layout of the papers used is awesome! My favorite part of the layout is the tags. Great way to journal without being seen. Beautiful remembrance.

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  25. Beautiful layout! A great sentiment for your brother!!! TfS!

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  26. Beautiful layout! A great sentiment for your brother!!! TfS!

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss. My mom was killed in an accident 42 years ago and I still cannot scrap about that day. Your project is absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing your talent and your story. God Bless.

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  28. Beautiful Page, very inspiring! I am sorry for the loss of your brother, you have captured his memory beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. A beautiful tribute to your brother and his wife. The layout is stunning. I loved what you had to say about your family and the family of those who know Christ.

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  30. So beautiful, what a special page to make. I haven't tackled one of my Dad yet.

    Paula

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  31. So sorry to hear about your brother. The layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing such a special project with us.

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  32. Gloria, words can't describe just how beautiful is your Big Song layout. The glitter and bling butterflies add the perfect emblishment. Thanks for explaining how you did them

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  33. Beautiful layout and what a good looking couple to be able to focus on.

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  34. What a beautiful tribute to your brother! My heart and condolences go out to you. Your love for him shines through in this layout I think he'd be proud! TFS!

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous layout! What a wonderful way to celebrate your memories.

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  36. Beautiful and touching! The butterflies are just the right touch and what bling! Thanks for sharing the layout and your personal information. I know your brother has found his new life in heaven!

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  37. Thanks for the sketch. This is such a beautiful memory.

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  38. Im a new follower, thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us!

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  39. Beautiful page Gloria!

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  40. Hello Gloria, thanks so much for sharing, glad you are now able to Scrap a very special page for a very Special Brother, hugs to you and your family at this sad time.

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  41. Gloria...this is exquisite....so elegant. I love that you used a butterfly here...symbol of life. So fitting for this page honoring your brother. The layout is framed perfectly by your gorgeous title and borders. I know this had to be a tough page for you to do. I lost the third of my 3 brothers just 3 years ago...so I understand a little...Hugs to you!

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  42. What a beautiful tribute to your brother Gloria. It is stunning. I was touch by the special meaning behind the design elements!

    GREAT BIG HUGS!

    True :D

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  43. Thanks for sharing a project with us that is so close to your heart, Gloria. You honor the manufacturers whose products went into this beautiful and important layout.

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  44. Wow! What a great layout. Love how you glittered the title. Thanks also for the extra chance to win some great prizes.

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  45. Thank you for shairing this personal page, it turned out beautifully!

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  46. great layout, and thanks for the sketch. I will keep it for a moment i need your inspiration. thanks

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  47. Wow! Incredible project. I really like that you walked us through the creative process.

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  48. Ok, first let me say, this is a BEAUTIFUL layout and you can see how much love you put into making it. I love all of the details, especially those BRILLIANT butterflies! Now I've gotta go "Pin" your lovely sketch and the LO for future inspiration!

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  49. Very pretty page!

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  50. Very pretty layout. Just love it. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. Beautiful project! The butterfly is amazing!

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  52. Thanks for sharing. It's lovely.

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  53. Wow, I'm so glad you got the opportunity to make something so beautiful to remember your brother by. It's an absolutely lovely project and you should be proud of it - as I'm sure your brother is of you!

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  54. Gloria, as always you are inspiring! Today's LO will stay in my mind for quite a while because of its beauty and elegance and because of the obvious love that shines though the details you've created. Difficult though it may have been to do, you've done a spectacular job of capturing a beautiful moment in your brother's life--one you and your sister-in-law will treasure for years to come. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Thank you also for the sketch and the details of your design process. You are always so generous with your expertise.

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  55. I love these papers, and the butterflies are to die for! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  56. Beautiful layout. Tfs.

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  57. Beautiful layout, I always like your work, so detailed done with love, I love your spirit and the way you celebrate the memory of your brother. Those butterflies are amazing!

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  58. The layout is beautiful, was a special way to honor your brother. TFS

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  59. Your layout is gorgeous, I am loving this line!

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  60. Gloria!!
    What an anointed artist you are:) I LOVE your New Creation butterflies , Art Gitter, Want 2Scrap bling and the amazing Graphic 45 cardstock that you used together:) And yes---the love of your brother is seen, but especially the love of the Father shines so brightly through you---You are very very precious!!! I'd LOVE to hug your neck some day:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  61. What a gorgeous page in rememberence of your brother, the use of the buttfly was perfect...thanks for sharing with us...I hope you frame this!!

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  62. thanks for the sketch, this is a gorgeous page.

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  63. Very nice page and a great rememberence of your brother.
    Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com

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  64. Gloria - Gorgeous, gorgeous layout celebrating your dear brother & his wife. What a beautiful way to remember & honor him.

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  65. Love your layout, and love the bling & butterfly

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  66. Your layout page is beautiful. Even more beautiful after reading your post! It brought a tear to my eye! Thank you so much for sharing such a personal layout!

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  67. great products great designs

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  68. Gloria you amaze me everytime I check out your Blog. I Love this paper also and you used it so Beautifully. The Butterflies have to be my favorite of all on the layout. Thank You for sharing your story of your brother and your sketch. God Bless!

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  69. ..oh my goodness.. the time you took on all the detals on your project.. amazing.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  70. A beautiful layout.
    I am sure it will hold great meaning for anyone who views it.

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  71. You did a beautiful job. It must have not been easy but it really shows the love you have for your departed brother. Stunning layout. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

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  72. Love your scrapbook page, the butterflies are stunning.

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  73. A beautiful layout, Gloria. A very fitting tribute to your brother. The butterflies are glorious!

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  74. This page is a beautiful tribute to your brother and the butterflies are gorgeous.

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  75. Such a beautiful project...thanks for sharing with us. Love the butterfly - always a spot for a great butterfly on a project.

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  76. What a beautiful layout and a very special tribute to a loved one. I'm very sorry for your loss.

    You have really showed the creative possibilities of these great products on your page. Thank you for sharing what it means to you.

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  77. Love your layout!! Very gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! -Kris-

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  78. This is just so lovely!!!

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  79. Very beautiful. This has to be the most beautiful collection yet. TFS

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  80. Sorry about your brother, but I know you'll see him again some day. You made a beautiful layout that honors him.

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  81. Wonderful layout! Thank You for sharing the story behind it.

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  82. Really like the use of the Bird Song paper, thanks for the layout sketch really helpful.

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  83. Great sketch and layout. Great job.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

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  84. I really love your work! Thank you for sharing your talent with me! I really enjoyed all of it!

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  85. Gloria, I loved your comments about your brother. What a beautiful tribute. Lanna from Utah

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  86. Your layout is beautiful and is a wonderful tribute to your brother! The paper is fabulous and I love the being.

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  87. Wow, what a gorgeous page!!! The papers, the butterflies- all perfect for this layout!!!!

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  88. Oh Gloria, what a touching story behind your fabulous LO. TFS.
    Loly Borda

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  89. Amazing job on the sketch. You have such a beautiful story to match such an amazing work of art. TFS

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  90. Such an amazing page- a lovely piece to remember your brother by.

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  91. Thanks for sharing your design and instructions. Love the layout and use of G45. love the blog hop!!!!!!

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  92. Gloria, First I want to say that I am sorry for the loss of your brother. What a lovely project for your sis-in-law. I bet she will be touched. It is so beautiful. I really love the G45 birdsong papers too. Thanks so much for sharing your project and the story behind it. God bless. :)

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  93. Its so beautiful you really have done good work :)

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  94. Gorgeous layout!!! Love it, thanks so much for sharing!!

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  95. Your layout is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your brother and his wife. May God Bless you and your family.

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  96. What a wonderful way to celebrate your brother. Stunning work!!

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  97. Beautiful papers and beautiful layout. Great work.

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  98. Thanks Gloria for a beautiful piece of work.
    Like how you did the tags.

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  99. Just a fabulous layout, Gloria... as always your eye for paper combining is amazing (love those tags at the top), and the glittery butterflies are super fun!
    Alison x

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  100. I'm sorry to hear about your younger brother and I wish you and your loved ones all the best. This has become an amazing lo. The picture, the colours, everything makes a perfect match. Thank you for sharing such a personal project with us.

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  101. What an exquisite creation!! Loove the sketch ...and the beautiful, new BirdSong line is perfect to preserve this memory photo of your brother and sister in law. How truly special this page is Gloria.

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  102. What a special and beautiful layout.

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  103. Hi Gloria,
    I'm recent to your blog, but let me tell you that I am falling for it...
    I really love the LO you did with your brother's pic and his wife, it must have been hard for you, for sure. But I think your sentiment really is present in the page. Love all the details you used, the butterflies are amazing, love them.
    TFS and take care.
    Monica

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  104. A beautiful tribute to your brother! So much love here! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous page with us. Love these red papers and those butterflies...wow!

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  105. G, what a beautiful layout! I'm so happy for you that you were able to take that step.....I know how hard it's been on you....I also know that the Lord continues to carry you and keep you going! Love and hugs! Angie

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  106. Love all the different elements you have used to create this page and the colours co-ordinate beautifully.

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  107. Beautiful and touching layout Gloria. A loving tribute to your brother.

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  108. I believe it wasn't easy to share this tribute with all of us but you did it - and I'm sure your brother is very proud of his sister's work. Thank you for sharing it!

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  109. Beautiful layout! Love the glittering butterflies.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  110. Thanks for the sketch. Love those papers...

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  111. This beautiful piece of work is a fitting hommage to your brother. The photo showing how happy he and his wife were is complimented by the work you have done. Well done its lovely x

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  112. What a beautiful tribute to your cherished brother!! I hope the page was cathartic for you :) The work on this page is clearly evident in all the beautiful trims and details, especially love the punch work and those amazing butterflies!!! Hugs!!

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  113. Gloria, you are fabulous. Such an artist. Love this layout. You have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing. Cyndie

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  114. Hi!! Wow that is a beautiful layout!! Love it with this new paper collection is so cool, the colors combination!!! Thanks a lot for sharing and for the inspiration! Big hugs.. Maggy :)

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  115. Beautiful! Love it :)
    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

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  116. Beautiful and inspiring.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    This is a lovely tribute.

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  117. gorgeous layout. I love the bling!

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  118. Fabulous LO. Love Birdsong. Perfect for this LO. It is beautiful.
    Marcie

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  119. great touching payout, lovely!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  120. great touching layout, lovely!
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  121. Your LO is so pretty! I love the colors of this collection!

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  122. What a beautiful tribute to your brother, just beautiful. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  123. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are honoring him with the layout you are doing. I too have been doing this with layouts as a way to mourn the loss of my parents. I have to say it is an honor to them and therapy for me.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Patti

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  124. Stunning ! A beautiful tribute to your brother. TFS.

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  125. Beautiful layout and what a nice tribute.

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  126. Lovely layout --- love that bling! Val from IL.

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  127. An amazing page. So sorry to hear about the story behind it. Prayers for you and your family.

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  128. Absolutely beautiful layout design but such a sad story! Thanks for sharing!

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  129. Beautiful LO! I love the glitter butterfly!

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  130. Wowsers! This is SO beautiful! TFS

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  131. FAB layout for the scrap book one i will be trying thank you for the inspiration xxxx

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  132. I know what it is to lose a brother, I don't have two of my brothers on this earth with me now. How wonderful to express your love in your art. I haven't reached that place yet. May you continue to heal and to remember with love.

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  133. Very beautiful layout and very touching story thanks for sharing ...

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  134. I'm so sorry about the loss of your brother. What a beautiful tribute this LO is, and I can't think of a lovelier paper collection.

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  135. Very personal layout, thank for sharing it with us! Your embossing is fantastic!

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  136. Amazing project...loving all the bling and pearls. Mahalo for sharing.

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  137. Wonderful layout! Love the sparkly butterflies and glittery title.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  138. what a beautiful layout. I definitely think it shows how strongly you feel about that photo.

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  139. Beautiful layout, I love the butterfly

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  140. Wow, your layout is so beautiful!! I love the colors and the bling!

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  141. I love Graphic 45 already, and the DT is always so fabulous...and you are right up there with the best! I love the way you layered all the papers and embellishments, and tucked those tags along the top! Thank you for your giveaway!

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  142. Love your sketch and such a fantastic page. The butterfly is so beautiful with all the glitter and bling.

    Hugs Ali x

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  143. Thank you so much for the sketch....love it....love all the work and help and inspiration here for me!

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  144. Love the glitter!

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  145. So sorry for your loss... There are songs I still cannot sing along with because they were my mother's favorites and I choke up every time. It has been almost 20 years. Your page is a fine tribute and beautifully done!

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  146. I too, am sorry for your loss. This layout is a beautiful way to commemorate the life he left behind and a wonderful memory of happier days. Thank you for sharing the heartbreaking story.

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  147. Just gorgeous Gloria, as usual and the perfect choice of paper and photo combination Bw Clare G45 teamie

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  148. It's a lovely layout and I am going to use your sketch. The butterflies are beautiful.

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  149. LOVE that butterfly! Blessings to your brother. What a beautiful couple to honor in yiur gorgeous layout, Gloria! :-)

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  150. Love your beautiful layout and all of its intricate details! It is wonderful that you can celebrate your brother in this way, though I know it was quite taxing. Thank you for sharing your touching story with us and totally agree. God bless.

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  151. a very special LO filled with so much love. sorry to hear of your loss but know he is right there in your heart.

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  152. Beautiful job and love the sketch:)

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  153. what a beautiful lo - thanks for sharing. love the bits of bling here and there

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  154. what a lovely tribute to your brother. and thank you so much for the layout

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  155. This is beautiful, especially how you embellished the butterfly. You are very very talented.

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  156. This is a very beautiful layout.

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  157. I am so happy to have found your blog. I really like your style. I am now a follower.
    Christy

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  158. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project for the blog hop.

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  159. I love how you roll! :) Your layout is really perfect, I hope you are framing it! I have a confession to make - this hop got so confusing for me I just gave up and I'm sticking with the people I subscribe to -- if I win with those entries I'll be happy enough, if I don't, that's OK too! So thanks very much, and thanks for your add on prize! You rock!

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  160. Really rich and gorgeous, a meaningful page indeed, Gloria!

    :)

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  161. Very elegant layout...very inspiring!

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  162. I've already bought the Little Darlings paper pack to make a mini album. I'd love to win your giveaway because you include the tags!

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  163. Gloria! Stunning LO!! Glad you waited for the right paper to do this! So sorry to hear about your lovely brother, yes, he is doing much better in heaven! Prayers to you and his wife..thanks for sharing this!!

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  164. Very well done! I love the use of the glitter; good inspiration for placing glitter!

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  165. It is beautiful, I love the bling butterfly

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  166. Gloria your LO is so beautiful! The colors and butterflies are amazing. Please tell your daughter her comments made my day! What a sweetie.

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  167. This layout is so beautiful ! I love how you used glitter to accent this project !! Tkanks for inspiring !

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  168. Such a pretty layout. Love how you have used the line.

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  169. I'm so happy you felt strong enough to create this beautiful page about a "moment" of your brothers' time here on Earth...it is so touching and wonderful! Blessings to you and your family.

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