Sunday, September 4, 2011

Give Away A Day 4 - Secret Garden at the Mirage

I have another LO for you.  In June 2009 my brother-in-law came to visit and we all went to the Secret Gardens at the Mirage Hotel.  Living in Las Vegas there is always something to go see or do.
I initially bought this paper because I liked the back but when I saw these pictures I knew the other side with all the abstract flowers would be perfect.  I made more flowers using Mothers Day Bouquet.  I cut them in different sizes and colors to layer them then added BIG bling to the large flowers and 3 small blings to the little flowers.  These BIG blings are about 1/2" wide.  I got them for super cheap from Oriental Tradings Scrapbook section.  I needed to spend $3 more for free shipping so it was well worth it!
I used the olive colored twine to separate the flowers on top from the journeling box near the bottom then tied twine.  Again I used Kiwi Lane Designs Large and Mini brackets with this LO.  It was kind of my theme for the day crop I was attending.  They are so easy and quick!  I love them!
This is my husbands mother, Wanda and brother.  Wanda passed away about 6 months after this picture was taken.  She bravely fought ovarian and breast cancer for over 3 years.  She lived with our family for the last few years of her life, which was nice because my kids were able to know their Grandma.  She was a wonderful lady to all who knew her.  Many of my friends were jealous because my mom-in-law was so great!
The title is from Songbird.  First time I used this cartridge and I don't know what took me so long!  I love the font.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway.  All you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment.  For a second chance link this post to your blog and leave a second comment telling me so.  
Good Luck!

See you tomorrow,


  1. Fabby Lo. Love the paper. Great memories. TFS joy4umetoo at

  2. What a beautiful layout. It sounds like your mother-in-law was a really special lady!

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  3. ooolala! I love the turquoise and olive together! Great layout!

  4. Fabulous layout. Love that paper. TFS. Your mother-in-law sounds like she was one in a million. Great memories.


  5. Wow you just crank out those cute lay outs huh! Love it! TFS CallyAnn(follower)

  6. What a great memory of your mother-in-law. My daughter and grandchildren live with me at the moment, I hope they will have wonderful memories of this time. LOVE the layout. I NEED that cartridge.

  7. Great LO, love it
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  8. Fun layout. You did a lovely job.

    Smiles Sher