Monday, October 9, 2017

H2H - BeYOUtiful

The theme this week at Heart 2 Heart is BeYOUtiful. This topic led me to create a very special layout. 

Denise and I have been friends for a while and although we are separated by a couple of driving hours, we communicate daily via Facebook and text message. She keeps me on the the straight and narrow and makes sure I am doing what I am supposed to be doing... She is an incredibly giving woman - of her time and talents. I just love her to pieces and the title of this theme fits her perfectly. She truly is beautiful - inside and out - and I am so blessed to be able to call her my friend. 

This layout was created using primarily the Basic Fundamental papers and Bashful - ink, glitter paper and cardstock. The Bashful paper matched Denise's scarf perfectly. The background piece is actually Linen, not White Daisy. I stamped a background of stars very lightly using Bashful ink and a template cut from the Artistry Cricut cartridge. The flowers are from the Beautiful You stamp set and the hearts are from a retired thin cut set from last year. 

The next two photos show a couple of the flowers brushed with the shimmer brush. 

Join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us how you interpret the theme of BeYOUtiful. You have until the end of October to link up with this or any of the October challenges. 

Products used are all Close To My Heart

Paper: Linen Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Charcoal Cardstock, Bashful Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock, Bashful Glitter Paper, Basic Fundamentals
Stamps: Beautiful You, Falling for You, Journaling Prompts (ret.)
Inks: Charcoal, Bashful, Pixie, Raspberry, Sweet Leaf, Juniper
Accessories: Artistry Cartridge, Beautiful You Thin Cuts, Heart Thin Cuts (ret.), Basic Ribbon Collection, Clear Shimmer Brush, Black Journaling Pen, Thin Foam Tape



  1. Alyson, what an honour to be the topic of your layout. YOU are truly such a BeYOUtiful friend, and I thank you not only for this, but for everything you do. I am so grateful that Close To My Heart has brought YOU close to MY HEART!

  2. Alyson, what a lovely tribute to your friend! Your paper choices with Bashful and the beautiful roses are just perfect! I always enjoy your artwork!

  3. Love the selection of the papers and glitter you used for the background of your scrapbook page, and the roses really show up the glitter on the close-up...beautiful

  4. OMG what a gorgeous layout!! I struggle with one photo pages!!

  5. Beautiful page, and a nice tribute to your friend.


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