Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sweet Girl Layout

I am trying so hard to use up my paper from my kit.  My stash is growing smaller!  I hate to call it quits, so let's see if I can make anything else from it before the new kit is revealed. 

I found yet another great sketch on Sketch Support (anyone else think that I just need to buy her sketch books?), but decided to just do one of the two pages of the layout.  I love this sketch because you can use alot of bits of papers from your kit.

I am in love with this main picture of my daughter.  It is hard to get her to look at the camera sometimes, but this shot was just perfect.  We had been geocashing in a wooded area and she decided to make me an offering of wildflowers.  She is such a sweetie.

The last of my large flowers from my kit made it on the page along with a chipboard piece that I painted with a mixture of pearl paint and green pearl-ex. Isabel loves this beaded safety pin and asked me to include it, too.

I have gotten so much scrapping done in the last 2 months!  Next on my list...make a spring banner for our fireplace mantle.  I have the perfect paper in mind for it, but will (cough) need to stop at Hobby Lobby to pick it up.  LOL  Anyone else need anything?

Just a quick layout: El Yunque

Billy and I met in Puerto Rico....we lived there for almost 5 years together....our son was born there.  Puerto Rico holds a special place in my heart.  The first place I fell in love with on my first visit there was the rain forest: El Yunque.  Such a beautiful and peaceful place.  I would love to be back there right now.

I based this layout on a sketch from Sketch Support.  Love them!  I struggled with the embellishments, but decided to go with the hearts from the sketch in my different patterned papers.  Then I dumped out all of my small embellisments from my kit and just started adding them randomly.  I did throw in a few red buttons for a little pop of color and to make my triangle for my focal point.  Not half bad.  I am working on not raking my brain forever and stressing.  Instead I am trying to just go for it.  Look at how mellow I am becoming!