Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Challenge Inspiration: Suzanne & Marcia!

I immediately thought a formal occasion would be perfect for a black & white challenge, so I dug into some heritage photos and decided on this one of my maternal grandparents.

The papers are from the Echo Park's Be Mine collection. I loved how the background paper is slightly distressed adding to the vintage feel of the layout. The quote is perfect too. My grandparents were in their 20's when they married, a little older than what was usual for the times.Be watching for a tutorial on how to make these beautiful roses in an upcoming blog post!


Here's my first project for the new year! I really  loved this challenge. It stretched me because I love color and patterened paper! I was so tempted to use a beautiful piece of red cardstock with white glittered snowflakes all over, when I heard Abby's voice in my head saying "a POP of color Suz!" So I tucked that paper away and went to town with black and white, adding a few red elements. And this is what I came up with:

Those are my gorgeous nieces! :)


  1. What beautiful inspiration ladies!!!

  2. I love the new challenge at The Paper Variety! Your pages ....are stunning!!!!

  3. Ooooooh I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee both of these!!! I think red and black are so elegant together and it matches Suzanne's pics PERFECTLY!!!

    Marcia, your is beautiful as well....Be Mine is probaly the ONLY line I have bought knowing it would be full of pink :):) So it gets a huge endorsement from me right off the bat.....lol. I lovelovelove the old photo and the clustering.....THEY ROCK!!!!

  4. WOW!! both layouts are just GORGEOUS!!! TFS


We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne