10/02/2016

Life is better when you are laughing

I am in full perparation mode for my mom's birthday gift...
 
In August, I took my mom on a vacation, just the two of us. I asked her what she wanted and she mentionned that she'd love to go back to Vegas. So off we went...
 
As part of my gift, I am making her a Las Vegas 12 x 12 album of some of my favorite pictures and moments of our trip. For this page, I was inspired by two challenges :
 
More than Words and Cuts2Luv.
 
 
Let's start with More than Words : Ombre and Change
 
For the Ombre part of the challenge, I chose to focus on different hues of green on my page, I love the softness it gave the page. I rarely use black and white pictures, but I truly like how it all came together.
 
For the change part of the challenge, well there are many for this page. First let's use my mom's birthday... Turning 70 is a big thing for her, and with my dad being gone, she's been feeling a bit alone. This "Just the two of us" trip was a perfect way to make her feel special. My change was taking the time to give my mom some dedicated time, balancing work, family and day to day often does not give me much free time, so it was fun to be just us girls for a few days. It was the first trip that we've ever taken just the two of us, and if I am lucky, I'll get the chance to do this again someday.
 
Here is the beautiful inspiration board:
And the link to the October challenge: Change & Ombre
 
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My second entry is for the October challenge at Cuts2Luv, here is the gorgeous moodboard:
 
If I had on-hand different shades of purple flowers, I would have used that color scheme, but I just have 1 or 2, so it was just easier to go with the green colors... Maybe next time... (Now I need to order more purple flowers...)
 
 
Link to the challenge: October challenge
 
For my page I used the sketch and the metalic elements...and of course my badges.
 
I have two, can you find them?
 
Thanks to both Design Teams for the Wonderful challenges...
 
 
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20 comments:

Valerie Ouellet said...

Elle est trop belle! J'aime vraiment ton interprétation!

Isa said...

C'est une pure merveille ta page France!!! :O

Caroline Elliam said...

Je l'adore cette page!

Sandra Bernard said...

Superbe !!! J'adore :-)

Di Garling said...

Another FABULOUS creation France, Love your take on the ombre challenge & I enjoyed reading your story about what you did for your mother. Such a lovely thing to do & have some girl time with her. You have rocked our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us again at More Than Words. :)

France Ringuette said...

Thank you Di, it truly was a fabulous time with my mom, i feel this page is one of my favorite for this trip. Thanks for the lovely comment.

France Ringuette said...

Merci Val

France Ringuette said...

Merci ma belle Isa

France Ringuette said...

Merci Caro xxx

France Ringuette said...

Merci Sandra

Rachael Funnell said...

Beautiful story behind your layout France..
FANTASTIC layout...
Thank you for joining in over @ More Than Words!!!!

Heather McMahon said...

What wonderful thoughts lie behind this page! Your mother will love this! So glad you could join us at More Than Words this month.

Maryse Jolin said...

Ah que c'est beau.... que c'est beau.... J'adooore !!! Merci pour ta belle participation chez Cuts2luv.

Nicole Doiron said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! My mom is turning 65 in a week and we're planning a huge party for her this Friday so your page is very inspiring to me! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

Arantzazu said...

magnificent page!!!
love soft colours!
thanks for playing with us at More Than Words!

Marie-France alias Badbarbie said...

page absolument superbe! Les petits tas d'ornements sont parfaits!

Sandra Bernard said...

J'adore Ton encadré!! Wow!!! Superbe

PLUMO said...

VRAIMENT un coup de cœur pour moi cette page !

langeatheart said...

Great take on the ombre challenge! Love the composition! Heartwarming story! All the best from MTW! :)

Daisy Ramsay said...

Jaime beaucoup, cest tres beau