Home Forums Scrap Chat Layout of the Week Layout Of The Week December 11, 2011 ***Jan Connors***

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    First, London, for its myriads; for its height,
    Manhattan heaped in towering stalagmite;
    But Paris for the smoothness of the paths
    That lead the heart unto the heart's delight. . . .

    Fair loiterer on the threshold of those days
    When there's no lovelier prize the world displays
    Than, having beauty and your twenty years,
    You have the means to conquer and the ways,

    And coming where the crossroads separate
    And down each vista glories and wonders wait,
    Crowning each path with pinnacles so fair
    You know not which to choose, and hesitate —

    Oh, go to Paris. . . . In the midday gloom
    Of some old quarter take a little room
    That looks off over Paris and its towers
    From Saint Gervais round to the Emperor's Tomb, —

    So high that you can hear a mating dove
    Croon down the chimney from the roof above,
    See Notre Dame and know how sweet it is
    To wake between Our Lady and our love.

    And have a little balcony to bring
    Fair plants to fill with verdure and blossoming,
    That sparrows seek, to feed from pretty hands,
    And swallows circle over in the Spring.

    There of an evening you shall sit at ease
    In the sweet month of flowering chestnut-trees,
    There with your little darling in your arms,
    Your pretty dark-eyed Manon or Louise.

    And looking out over the domes and towers
    That chime the fleeting quarters and the hours,
    While the bright clouds banked eastward back of them
    Blush in the sunset, pink as hawtho flowers,

    You cannot fail to think, as I have done,
    Some of life's ends attained, so you be one
    Who measures life's attainment by the hours
    That Joy has rescued from oblivion.

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    This LO is a knock out!! We love the way the Alan Seeger poem was used for the joualing! The position of the photo's, especially the one of the Eiffel Tower is wonderful. It gives perspective to just how massive the Tower is and leads you to the next photo. Very artistic. The gorgeous spray of flowers and little touches like the french doily, gives the LO a very romantic feel. After all, Paris is the city of romance. Think Casablanca!! Beautiful work Jan…We love it!!

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    Snagg1
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      *clapping* YAY!!! Love this page. Gorgeous job Jan. Congratulations

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      Congratulations, Jan! Gorgeous LO!

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      Congrats…gorgeous!

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        Gorgeous LO. Congrats Jan.

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        craftysprinkles
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          Jan, you are sooooooooo on a roll after your long absence; this one's a beauty!!!!!
          Congratulations!!!!!

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            WTG Jan…congrats

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              Pure beauty of a page-Congrats!!

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              Krissy
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                Sunning page Jan!! Congrats!!

                "Some cars look like they're going fast when they're standing still. The Camaro looks like it's going to beat you unconscious, put you in a silly hat, invite a couple of other Camaros over to take photos of you, then e-mail them to all your friends and co-workers. Call me crazy, but I like that in a car."

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                  Jan, this is gorgeous!!! I love the flower cluster and the doily! The angle of the bottom pic is so eye-catching!

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                  This is a totally gorgeous lo!! Congrats!

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                    Gorgeous page, Jan! Love the flower cluster, the doily, the DA – just divine!

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                    Krissy
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                      Yay Jan! Congrats!!

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                      Ohhh what a BEAUTIFUL page this is!!!!!!
                      Congrats Jan!!!!

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                      Wow! Thank you, ladies!

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