2.27.2010

That's the breaks!

Well, I didn't make the Spellbinder's Design Team, but I did have fun trying! I know if I would have been one of the "chosen ones", that I am scared to death of flying! The last time I flew, was many years ago and there was sooo much turbulence, that I thought the plane was going down! I am sure it ALL would have been worth it! To meet new people and the workshops....and CHOCOLATE! HA! A BIG Congratulations to all of the gals that made the DT!!

I thought I would show you the final challenge piece I submitted. We had to use the inverted circle die and also the filmstrip die. We had to use at least one of each. I used several. This was my second layout I started. The first one was totally different, more rustic, more artsy and a bit vintage...maybe I should have gone with that one? One will never know...

It was an honor, to even have been chosen to be a finalist...that is something in it's self! It would have been wonderful to make the Design Team, but it just wasn't in the cards and was not meant to be. I can always try again next year...ya just never know...

One of the hardest things about trying out and being a finalist for Spellbinders, was sending this beautiful layout of my girls. No, I will not get it back and I did even get teary-eyed while packing it up. I put so much love and time in this layout...

A layout like this could never be put into a book, but to be framed and put on a wall. It would be gorgeous. Maybe I will make another one and have a shadow box made for it...my hubby could make me the box, he is awesome with wood...

I really loved how these flowers turned out. So much dimension and detail. I added Robin's Egg Dew Drops to the top of the flower...

And this is where I used the film strip die...I tried many other ways for this layout (with the film strip die), but with the very elegant style, the film strip just would not work any other way. So, I became inventive! HA! There is always more ways to look at things, then just one...

It is a beautiful sun-shiny day out! Love it! I was doing some re-situating in my studio yesterday and I may add a coat of paint, come spring to make it reflect more of my style. Remember, it use to be Jordan's bedroom. I hope you all have a perfect day. Ta-ta for now, ~Tonya

6 comments:

West Side of Straight said...

Your layout is beautiful, and yes, you need to make yourself a keeper and frame it. I also like the Bday card you make for your sister. You do such nice work.

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Oh Tonya...it's BEAUTIFUL! I love your style. I'm so proud of you for trying and what a great experiencE!!! :-) Susan

Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Tonya,

The card and your girls are just beautiful ! So detailed and pretty ! What an honor to be chosen to compete !

Hugs,
Linda

Denni said...

That is beautiful!!!! I wish I had that creativity hiding in my head ;) Enjoy the sun

Dana said...

Wow Tonya! That is such a gorgeous layout!!! And what a shame that you don't get it back ... I agree, you do need to make one for yourself and have your hubby construct a frame for you. What an honor to be chosen as a finalist ... you should be proud of yourself!!! You do such wonderful work.

xo,
Dana

~Tonya said...

Thank you all so much for the kind words. I did have fun and it was an honor! Imagine the wild ride, if I had been chosen thou. Oh well, another time perhaps.

Have a wonderful day.
~Tonya