16_Sweet Dreams

Not only is our DT incredibly versatile with creative styles to cater to every taste, the case files also tickle our different taste buds. This week's palette is one of my faves, pink and gray is an irresistible combo for a romantic gal like me! Add the brand new collection of papers called For Mother from Swedish Pion Design, and I've practically reached Nirvana.

The evidence I have used this week are the sparkly pink jewels in the chipboard flourish at the top + dito under the small white roses on each side of the doily. I have also used a patterned paper with sheet music and my sweet detail is the photo itself and the patterned papers.

Normally my journalling is pretty long and I put it at the back of my pages. This time I got lost in my own childhood memories of the summers in my ancestral Finland and believe it or not - I forgot to do any journalling! I'll take you through a snippet of what inspired me to make this page though and hope you'll forgive me for my omission this once.

The title started off with the old Eurythmics song "Sweet Things" but as the lyrics aren't exactly fit for childhood memories, I veered off in another direction. The little girl in the photo could very well have been me at the age of 5-7, I always wore my blond hair in a ponytail that bobbed when I ran and played. My grandfather had an old swing in a tree just outside his house and I loved sitting there singing to myself. I had very few other childre to play with and spent most of the time in my own company. The summer sun never sets up north in Lappland, close to the Russian border where he lived so the evenings and nights were as light as during daytime. The scents and sounds were different in the evening though, and the gnats swirled in the dusty rays of the soft faded sunlight. Come bedtime and my bare feet would invariable be grubby and my summer dress full of grass stains and thistle "balls". So my childhood memories and sweet dreams are made of sunshine and little girls with pony tails.

I will have close-ups on my blog very shortly, welcome for a peek if you have the time!


xoxoxo Eila

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Comment by Jenn Kennedy on May 21, 2012 at 1:22pm
Elegant was the first word that came to mind when I saw your layout. Beautiful.
Comment by Debbi Tehrani - DT on May 1, 2012 at 1:13pm

Oh, Eila! What a beautiful tale you have told in your description, and you must include a little pocket on the back to hold this story. Your page is absolutely beautiful with the trims and beautiful blooms, and how I love the way you’ve cut out that paper to create a frame for your page! The colors are so lovely with that beautiful photo!

Comment by Jenny Evans on April 30, 2012 at 7:07pm

This is simply gorgeous! And I absolutely love the photo!

Comment by Anna-Karin - DT on April 29, 2012 at 4:56am

Wow Eila. this is so beautiful! Love the title, frame, lace and the gorgeous flowers. Precious memories!

Min farmor hade en gammal gunga som hängde på ståltrådar, så den knisslade. Jag önskar att jag hade ett foto på den, vi gillade den mycket bättre än våra egna moderna plastgungor.

Comment by Sandi Taloumis on April 28, 2012 at 8:12am

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the cluster of flowers...just beautiful!

Comment by Gayle Price on April 27, 2012 at 7:26pm

What a sweet, sweet page Eila, so pretty and feminine. I love the design of your page and all the beautiful details placed just perfectly. xx

Comment by Tina Walker on April 26, 2012 at 12:05am

Beautiful, and more beautiful Eila!  I especially love the title - and how you placed the title on the doily.  and the photo is awesome - you can sense the innocence and youth.  Lovely!

Comment by Adrienne Ford on April 25, 2012 at 9:11pm

Eila, When I think of someone who has elegant layouts I think of you! This is sooooo soft and just so beautiful!

Comment by Malin Svensson on April 25, 2012 at 12:58pm

Vllken underbart söt LO Eila. Kram kram

Comment by Joyce Lawrence on April 25, 2012 at 12:24pm

Aww, this is terribly sweet and I love your telling of your childhood memories.

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