Friday, February 11, 2011

Scarlet Lime February--Spring Rhapsody

This has been one of those days where life likes to shove you in the back and then give you a few kicks while you're down. Which is a rather violent metaphor, but if you had the migraine I've been suffering from today, you'd understand! I'm blogging in a small window of lucidity in between cooking, cleaning, and using a gel pack on my forehead.

But on days like these looking at pretty things is therapeutic, so here is Scarlet Lime's February kit, Spring Rhapsody:

My most favorite paper is the Pebbles polka dot on the bottom left--I plan on saving every inch of that baby.

Here's what I created with this kit:

[ignore the blechy photo. Light is hard to come by these days.]

I fell in love with this quote and wanted to use it on a layout: Be Yourself--everyone else is already taken.

I often have to remind myself of this. I don't have to be more of this or that or anything I'm not. I want to grow as a person, but to grow into a better version of myself, not someone else.


This next layout was a TOUGH cookie to crack. I moved the elements around for hours and almost gave up on it. Turned out all it needed was a piece of white cardstock to tone down the yellow and finish it off a bit. Taking a little break helped me see it with new eyes and figure that out. What do YOU do when you're stuck?

The layout is about Claire's Corner Copia, a fun hippie vegetarian place in New Haven that just so happens to be kosher--yesss!! S and I both agree that had I gone to Yale, I would have enjoyed many a meal at Claire's, following long discussions about Plato on the grass. Yale seems to have been wasted on S, clearly:)

The Frugal Fab kit is packed with brand new CHA releases and super fun stuff!

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I really need to rephotograph this one, because I love it. And I'm afraid it's not quite looking its best:)

The journaling reads: At the end of your time on earth, you don't take the money or honors or things. You take your relationship with G-d, the way you treated others, and the way you handled the pain you faced in life. I always remind myself that the pain of infertility has a purpose--and will be part of my legacy in this world. Something I will carry.

My last layout will be making an appearance on the Scarlet Lime blog (which is brand new and GORGEOUS!), so I'll keep you posted about that!


What things have been inspiring YOU lately?

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful layouts Keshet! Love the last one especially!

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  2. Beautiful layouts! You find the nicest kits!

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  3. hope you're feeling better. love the lo's.

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  4. Beautiful layouts! I really enjoy looking at your work.

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  5. oh gosh. i love love polkas. i have to check out this kit

    fabulous!!!!

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  6. Gorgeous layouts Keshet. Love them to bits xxx

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  7. One day, it will all make sense. And always adore your layouts, young lady!

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  8. Great pages Keshet - I so admire your journaling :)

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  9. beautiful projects!! love the designs!

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  10. Great layouts! When I get stuck, walk away and look at it with new eyes the next day!

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  11. Wow Keshet! You have been busy! Love all of these layouts! The Claires layout came out fabulous! Will definately need to check it out if we ever make it back to the East Coast! Congrats on having your layout featured on the Scarlet Lime blog!

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  12. great layouts Keshet. I hope you're feeling better!

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  13. Great pages! I am currently pouting because you've received the new Pebbles before I have! (insert whining tone!) It hardly seems fair :)

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  14. Love those layouts especially the one with that awesome be yourself quote!

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  15. I am a big fan of your work. I do hope that migraine goes back to its cave. Thanks for your honesty and inspiration.

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  16. These layouts are BEAUTIFUL! I totally walk away from a layout when I'm stumped. I also get migraines too, and I have been pounded by them this weekend for some reason. We need less stress in our lives!

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  17. like the kit. and LOVE what you did with it. the layouts are beautiful and I love the quote on the first one about be yourself.

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  18. Fabulous layouts and love the photos too!!! I get migraines too....talk to me! I had one last night. Thanks for the blog love!!!! xoxo

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  19. These are awesome layouts Keshet! I hope you feel better soon! Keep that positive thinking! :)

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  20. oh dear... hope you feel better already!

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  21. Your layouts are all so pretty and personal.
    I think we can all learn a little something from you :)

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  22. Breathtaking LOs Keshet. I love the journaling on all of the them. The Be Yourself quote is fabulous. I might borrow it for a layout myself.

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