Monday, August 2, 2010

Scrap that Poetry - Challenge #21

Edgar Alan Poe is a wonderful poet and he brings us our poem  at Scrap that Poetry at the moment.  It's a gorgeous poem called  "Annabelle Lee" with this challenge continuing until August 14th.
I must say this poem really had me thinking and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of using it to create this layout.
The over-riding feeling I got from reading this poem...was an overwhelming feeling of love, the sort that you take with you your entire life, that simply takes your breath away. With that in mind, I created this layout based on that sentiment. This photo is of my daughter Belle, on the day she was born. Her labour was the most difficult of my three children as she came out facing the wrong way and weighed 91/2 lbs....she was a chubba...hehehe....but from the moment I saw her....I was so totally and absolutely overwhelmed by how very beautiful and precious she was. I chose the line..."we loved with a love that was more than love" and added..."from the very moment we saw you face!

Remember, with each challenge this is a prize RAK up for grabs., but this month Jennifer is offering an extra little's what she had to say....
"Each designer has a story behind each layout... please click on their blogs to the right and go visit them to read how this poem inspired them. 1.One of the designers loves Poe's dark side, but decided to create with love instead. 2.One designer used creative license and changed the words to the poem. 3. Another designer tells a story with her pictures about envy while 4. another tells the story of her son's trip to France while on leave from the ARMY. I am sending you on a scavenger hunt this challenge to learn more about the designers. 5. One named her own island! 6. How many designers created layouts about love and marriage? 7. How many chose "to love with a love that is more than a love"?

Extra bonus... if you come back here and post who each of the above mentioned people are... I will give out a RAK for the scavenger hunt to one lucky random generator chosen winner!
So if you're looking for some inspiration, be sure to have a look :)

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Nik, this layout is sooo pretty. I love the soft colours and the photo is precious!

  2. Oh, this is so precious Nikki. And wow, 9 1/2 pounds!! Ouch! Jack was nearly 8 pounds and that was bad enough, lol :) He was facing the wrong way too...makes it sooo much more painful, huh? But it was all forgotten the second I saw him. I love that butterfly border you used on your page, it's gorgeous!

  3. oh, what a lovely Layout Nikki!

  4. What a beautiful poem, Nikki. And just perfect for your baby page :)

  5. Nik, this is gorgeous! I love your sentiment, it's perfect!


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