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Monday, 20 January 2014

TOO HAPPY


Hello Everyone,

It has been a hectic few days and I have gotten behind on all my DT stuff. 
The latest update is that Lin is stable and they are monitoring her constantly. They want to leave the babies in a bit longer but reckon they will be delivered this week and so we just wait.... patiently :)
It has been an emotional roller coaster of a few days but I think I am back on track now and today I have the new CSI case file for you.

Here it is.


Here is my layout.


Here is how I solved the case...
Scheme - the colours are all there.
Evidence - Ombre effect (papers and hearts),arrows, gold, circles, stripes, white background speech bubbles (used as leaves in the flowers).
Testimony - Inspo words - be and good.
Journalling (one the back of the layout) says:
It would be a good day for a wedding!
With the news that Lin was being admitted into hospital because she had toxemia and very high blood pressure and that the babies would be delivered on the weekend we all shifted into high gear to get their wedding moved forward. Originally scheduled for this morning at 9.00am in court we now had to find someone to come and marry them in the hospital on Friday.
Everyone pulled together and in a matter of hours we managed to pull of a wedding that was - just like most things we Thorpes do - unique, but also very special.
We got flowers, cake and champagne. Clint and Lin had Storm as both Bridesmaid and Best man - a job she executed with great flair and style. The rings were delivered to the hospital minutes before the ceremony and all the people closest to them were there to witness it all.
I don't think that the labour ward will ever be the same again. It was a hive of activity getting Lin ready for the biggest day of her life - until the babies come - and the nurses were fabulous.
It was over in an hour and we led a very happy but overwhelmed and exhausted Mrs Thorpe back to bed. It may not have been her perfect fairytale wedding but it will surely be one she will never forget. Now we just wait for the arrival of Spencer and Paige - sometime this week.
I am so proud of these two and the way that they have just handled everything that has come up calmly and with their usual sense of humour. I am one proud Mother in Law and I will be one proud Grandma...<3 you both.

Here are some close ups.


I went with the white background and the papers are the Hello Again range from Carta Bella and they were perfect for this weeks case file. I gessoed some hearts on the layout and water coloured them with the yellow to the red colour. I also made some spatters using  Mr Huey's mists in Aqua.


I tucked some speech bubbles among the flowers as leaves and the circle flower was cut with a new die. I don't know who the  balloons are by but they were perfect for the occasion and the palette.


Another angle to show the layers.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.


xox

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21 comments:

  1. Super duper page, Val! I love every element here, you rocked the case file! But above all, I was so mooved by your journaling. You've documented perfectly the past few days, so the memories are well captured. your writing is so beautiful and it made me feel as if I was there with you.
    Thank you for sharing it with us and looking forward for the next stage, as a happy and proud granny! :-) xoxo

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  2. Awww, so sweet!!!! Love how you solved the case.

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  3. Val your family is a fun bunch! this wedding was so original and cool - something you would not hear of often! :-))) and now you are already done with a page! wow! great job all in all!

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    1. Ah Svetlana... we are a different bunch :) we do have a lot of fun together too. I love having such a close family :D <3

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  4. Ah Val...your family has enjoyed a beautiful celebration this week and you have the most perfect photo for the challenge...the ombré effect and the gauzy balloons are lovely and the textured hearts look stunning. Your journalling reveals how happy you are to welcome Lin into your family and the joy your feel about the eminent arrival of your precious Grandchildren. :)

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  5. What a lovely Layout, I love your scrapbooking. So I wonderful week end for you and your family, enjoyed all the photo on FB. Wish you all happiness together for ever.

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  6. What a sweet and oh so beautiful layout! Thinking good wishes for mama and the babies. ♥

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  7. Oh Wow! Val, this is a gorgeous layout! A wedding page already, you are so fast - and with all that is going on - colour me super impressed!! So excited for the next big event, can't wait to see baby photos and layouts :-)

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  8. Beautiful page - those colours are just perfect for the gorgeous photo. What a unique and very special wedding - definitely never to be forgotton. Best wishes for the two little new arrivals and your whole family :)

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  9. Stunning...what a journey!!! But I guess it's really just the beginning...love those flowers - they look so vibrant!!!!! Thinking of you all:):)))

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  10. What a wonderful time for your whole family Val!! New beginnings in more ways than one, you must be walking on clouds at the moment!! This page is so beautiful. Not just because of the gorgeous colour or the fabulous design but because the love you feel for your Son and new Daughter-in-law just puts a glow all over this layout!! So heartwarming!! Love it!! :) ox

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  11. Girl, you are crazy! How on earth have you already had time to scrap the wedding with everything going on? That is quite amazing and your layout is perfect to mark the occasion! Love that you used a white background and added all the beauty around the photo....to me it symbolizes that although the wedding may have been simple, it was special to those in the center of it all. Beautiful! Praying for the little ones and their mama!

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  12. love love love this is oozing with creative magic x

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  13. Gorgeous page and such an important remembered moment to capture and document! Your family's life is at a hectic pace at the moment...and is only set to get even more so! LOL...
    But that's life and it takes no prisoners! ;-) Best wishes, blessings and health to you all!
    BTW...the mojo certainly was not amiss on this page! xx

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  14. I just love this layout! Gorgeous! I'm sure you will be a super grandma!

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  15. It all sounds so very exciting...and now you are a GRAN! Big congratulations my friend. You are going to LOVE every moment of your new role...that I can guarantee.

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  16. Such a wonderful layout; such wonderful news; such wonderful additions to your family! Congratulations all 'round, my friend! Mwah!

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  17. Oh this is just gorgeous, Val! Congrats again on becoming a grandma....enjoy every minute! x

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  18. Love those ombre hearts. Texture paste and gelatos? Look fab!!

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    1. Texture paste and I have these crayon things that look like wax crayons but they are watercolour... I am useless with my gelatos :( will have to look for some tutorials once things calm down here. I am just not getting the effect I want... :9

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    2. How yummy!! What a stunning palette and such a beautiful layout. Those flowers are just swoonworthy. Poor lin does not look comfortable - thank goodness those babies are out now!

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