Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Finally a layout !

It's not that I haven't been scrapping but I had trouble scanning this layout because the cardstock in the background is metalic shiny silver and kept showing up black in the scan. I ended up photographing it today and so I'm happy to share.

My dear friend, Severine from Switzerland, and I have been chatting online with msn for a couple of years now. We met on the scrap site 2peasinabucket during the time I was breastfeeding Joshua and trying to stay awake until the 11pm feed. I noticed that so many 'clean and graphic style' layouts were being posted on 2peas at that time of the night and many of the girls were French. Severine's (living in the french part of switzerland) style stood out a mile away and I asked her if we could do a layout swap where I scrapped for her and she for me. From that day on, almost weekly, we'd chat online on msn. Our friendship is very special to me.

Just a few days ago, while we were chatting, she mentioned that there was a challenge on at 2peas to create a layout about an online conversation and she did the coolest one about US! You can see it on her blog.
I really wanted to do one too and here is mine - hope you like it Severine.


Scrapsister said...

What an incredible tale of friendship. Just gorgeous.

Belinda Venables said...

LOVE this layout Leanne...:D

The splash of orange in the alphabets looks fabulous!


Séverine said...

This layout is truly amazing my dear friend!
I LOVE it!
The design of course is perfect! I love the mix of the differnt papers and the splash of orange!
but what I prefer is the journaling... You know I had tears in my eyes when I first read it!
It is exactly what I feel about friendship! We share so many things! Thank you Leanne! Thank you so much to be my friend.

sandra said...

A beautiful way to pay tribute to what seems like a special friendship.. Love everything about this layout.. especially the way you have used just a 'touch' of really pops.
thanks for your nice words about my work in Escape2Create... such a pleasant surprise..especially when it was 'lifted' from one of your LOs!

KimA said...

This is just lovely Leanne

Ali said...

leanne a gorgeous LO. and such heartfelt, beautiful journalling! I love this page - i have struck up a fun friendship with a couple of gals from the US who are my age - it's great to have friends O/S!! i'd betta scrap it! xoxo

helen karanfilovski said...

ALL of it Leanne - is just stunning... from your photos to your work... always so stunning... I am telling (begging) you:) - get to work on that book... your work is timeless, classic and so thoughtful... you always write so eloquently ... my journaling is jibberish most of the time...

art scrap and more... said...

Beautiful Leanne!
I saw Severine's last week and love it too.
My wish for the 2 of you is that you meet soon in "real life'