Friday, February 22, 2013

Breathtaking, Purposeful Clutter & A Giveaway!

Our trip across Skyline Drive, on the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was awesome.  Bob says I'll have to do a double truck (a 2-page layout), as we got so many great pictures.

The crocheted corner is from a store on Virginia's Rt. 11. . . the store used to be a Stagecoach House and advertised their goods as "purposeful clutter".  Here is Chris' old M & M machine. . . that I've now given a purpose to store my buttons:


 Bob took off the saxophone and added some buttons:


 Isn't it awesome?

Finally, our annual February vacation is almost over and I will giveaway a $25 Scrapbook.com gift certificate to a follower on Sunday.  Please leave a comment below and on any other posts I may make.  I've had 199 followers for several months and just a few days ago broke 200!  If you post my giveaway or blog on yours, I'll give you another chance to win (just let me know in your comment).  Thanks for the continual support!

17 comments:

misty said...

Great page! That view is amazing. I'm loving that you put the button in the m&m's hand btw, so cute!

I love

Margo said...

Hi Cindy,
these are indeed some breathtaking pics !
Love your LO and I adore the M&M you cutomized !
Hugs
Margo

Charlotte Brochu said...

Very pretty! I like the touches of added lace!

Tracey Sabella said...

This page is breathtaking!! Love your altered m&m button holder!! So creative! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Dani Cristina said...

I loved this design,photos and the crochet is worderful idea here!!!
Hugs.

Carin McDonough said...

Fab layout Cindy and I love the M&M machine converted into button storage, too cute! :)

Heather Landry said...

I love the idea of purposeful clutter! The crochet corner is really beautiful and it adds such a warm, vintage feel to your page.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice LO

Sharon Fritchey said...

Your layout is most definitely breathtaking, as are the photos! I love your creativity, Cindy! And I am so happy that you have 200+++++ followers now! YAY! and that M&M holder that you are using for buttons is AWESOME!!

happygolucky said...

LOVE how you've repurposed the M&M candy machine!! How very creative - as is your lovely lo. tfs your vacation photos with us.

reneabouquets said...

Gorgeous view Cindy! I love Virginia!! Every time I go there, I feel like I have died and gone to heaven :) I keep trying to talk my son into going to college there. There are so many natural parks and amazing areas, and he is like me he loves to hike and bike, so I just know he would love it there ;) Thanks for sharing your and Bob's adventures with us~

Anna C said...

Dito all of the above! This is such a fabulous layout and it is certainly one of my favorites!

Connie said...

Love the crochet on the corner and I dearly love stores like that. Wonderful layout - sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Sandie Edwards said...

How awesome is your button holder, made me smile. I adore your layouts, and the stories behind them Cindy - always nice popping in for a visit and a read.

Tamika said...

That is so cute! I love your page too you always capture some beautiful images of the world. I wish I could have traveled in the suitcase with you and Bob to half of those places. I also like those storage boxes in the background.

Milex said...

unforgettable

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

How cute is that button dispenser! Love your crocheted corner.