Sunday, May 25, 2014

Paris Layout with Doodle Pantry Salutations Francaises

Parlez vous francais?? A few years ago my oldest daughter was asked to speak at an international conference in Paris. She and her husband were treated to an all-expenses-paid trip. Friends there took her on a whirlwind tour of the sights. I made her an entire scrapbook of the lovely photos they took. I had started one layout for myself, adhering the photos to pink dotted and notebook paper, and put it aside without finishing it. I found the unfinished layout this week and knew why I'd postponed finishing it. I now had the perfect title, words, and paper to finish it. Laurie Wilson at Doodle Pantry had created a great set of phrases and fleur de lis papers in the May set called "Salutations Francaises." I printed them on the blue designer paper from CTMH, "Balloon Ride." This Doodle Pantry set includes a wide variety of French phrases perfect for nearly any card and any occasion. I found several that worked with my layout as well.

For those of you who don't know French, "je t'aime" means "I love you" and the other phrases have to do with having a good vacation or a beautiful day, all perfect for their trip.

Here's a close-up of some of the Doodle Pantry paper design and sentiments. I love the fonts Laurie chose for these!

I made my own simple chipboard embellishments this way: I inked chipboard scalloped circles with bamboo ink, stamped a black design on desert sand cardstock, punched it out with a circle punch, attached that to the chipboard , and placed a black pearl in the center. I folded the double sided paper, cut a V-shape on the front and used the sewing machine to stitch it into a pocket for the journaling card that has the Doodle Pantry fleur de lis paper on top. I used the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out the Eiffel Tower and the fleur de lis charm tied to the ribbon on the pocket.

I'm sharing this project with the following challenges:

4 Crafty Girls #18 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Alphabet Challenge - H for Handmade Embellishment (chipboard scalloped circles)
MilkCoffee Challenge - Anything but a card
Pattie's Creations #92 - No, No, No Cards (I used several CTMH image stamps for the flourishes and circular elements)
Penny's Paper -Crafty Challeng #178 - Spots (and/or stripes) My pink paper and black ribbons
Scrapping4Fun Challenge #17 - Techinique challenge (used inking chipboard, sponging edges, scissor distressing, stitching)
Simon Says Stamp - vacation/travel


Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful Layout, love the colors and the use of the French words.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

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paper fun said...

Great lay-out. What a nice trip for your daughter and her husband.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


sandie said...

such a fab lay out and what a great way to remember. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Laura W said...

I really like your choice in papers as it makes you pictures pop. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenges :)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Nice layout!
Thanks for playing in our "NO, NO, NO CARDS!" Challenge #92!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Angie said...

Awesome layout! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges!


Melanie said...

A fabulous layout for your Paris photos!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "spots and/or stripes” challenge.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Angie C. D. said...

Lovely layout and great techniques! Love how you made your own chipboard embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Deborah Frings said...

What a superb layout! Great colours and use of words. Lovely photo! Thanks so much for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

Sandra DeFalco said...

WTG Vickie!
Congrats on your win of 2 images (excluding sets) in Challenge #92 from Pattie's Creations! Make sure you stop in the challenge blog to email Pattie with your image choices within 7 DAYS. Her email info is on the sidebar. Also grab the 'I Won Badge'.
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Great page (s). I bet this was a fun scrapbook to make with all the super pictures. Great way to use these fun sentiments too. Thanks for sharing this with us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Hi Vickie, please follow this link. Congrats

Thank you
Rachelle DT

Andreja L. said...

WoW, cute and fabulous LO you made :-))
Thank you for sharing at Milk Coffee this time!
Hugs, Andreja

Angelique said...

Beautiful lo, love your choice of papers.
Thank you for joining us at MilkCoffee Digi Stamps

Huggsss, Angelique