Thinking of Paris

Hello My Friends and Welcome Visitors,

I am just devastated by what has happened in Paris!  My heart goes out to all of those injured and killed and their poor families!  I saw one man on the news, he said his family had taken his sister to the restaurant to celebrate her birthday; both of his sisters were killed as was his girlfriend and his sister's boyfriend!  They are mourning the loss of four people!  It is too horrible to think about.

As most of you know, I live on the outskirts of Washington, DC.  So now the terrorist are saying they are going to strike us!  I have decided that I will not change my Christmas plans. We go to the National Zoo for Zoo Lights , we go to see the National Christmas Tree and we are still going to go!  Washington, DC at Christmastime is so lovely!

So here is my little tribute to Paris.  My friend Renee went there on vacation this summer; I have been meaning to make her this layout as a gift.  It seemed appropriate to make it this week.

Here is the full layout.

Here is the first page

The second page has a pocket for storing small souvenirs.

Recipe for this Layout:

Quick Quotes Premier Page Kit - Unforgettable
Powder Puff Chalk - Creamy Cocoa, Mocha Mama & Rusty Nail
Tim Holtz Ephedria - Destination, French Industrial and Crowded Attic

I am entering this Layout into the following Challenges:

Quick Quotes Blog - #57 Things with wings (Tim Holz butterflies & moths)
Paperminutes - #409 Paris!
Through the Craft Room Door - TTCRD  - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - #86 Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - #26 November Anything Goes
DL.Art - November Linky Challenge
Let's Scrap - Sketch 11-15-15

Thank you so much for stopping by my friends, please be safe out there.  If you are not a follower, you may want to follow now, I am giving away Christmas Candy soon!



  1. What a beautiful tribute this is my friend!! I love the papers you used and the design!! Your friend will adore this!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Watching the news is just so scary! Your friend is sure to appreciate such a personalized gift! Carri~Abusybee

  3. This is gorgeous!! Beautiful papers and fabulous design!
    Sherrie K

  4. thank you for doing and showing this at paperminutes!!!

  5. Your friend will treasure the beautiful layouts you made for her. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday November Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.ART DT Member

  6. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.



    makememories4life {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  7. thank you for creating and sharing this lovely project! I, too, have been expressing my sadness with crafting. Very appropriate! Thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes Things with Wings challenge this month


  8. This is a wonderful tribute my friend!! A beautiful creation.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  9. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge

  10. What an amazing tribute to such a sad event. Beautiful papers and colors. Love the pocket for the souvenirs. Thanks for joining us at Let's Scrap.

  11. Oh wow. What a stunning idea to pay a tribute to those poor people in Paris. This is a lovely page. I love the colours and the sentiments. Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Scrap.

  12. what a beautiful layout and tribute, lovely colours and inking, thank you for playing along with Let's Scrap!

  13. Beautiful tribute and page, love the papers you used ! Thanks for playing at Let's scrap sketches !

  14. Hi Chriss, so nice to see your lovely work again!!
    Such a beautiful layout, I love the deep brown, cream & black you used on here and the gorgeous effect of the powder puff chalk. Awesome title & font too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Scrap!

  15. What a beautiful tribute and the papers are lovely and just perfect for Paris!! Thanks for playing along at Let's Scrap!!

  16. Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!


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