Monday, April 26, 2010

Growing Together

It had been such a long time since I scrapped a layout.  As much as I love this hobby I just haven't been full inspiration and that keeps me from doing any sort of crafting.  I just received an order of photos from Shutterfly so I am working on getting them put on layouts and into albums.  This picture of Lolo and I has always been one of my favorites and this was even taken "self-portrait" style!  I love how she has her hand on my face.  Such a spontaneous moment that I will cherish forever. 

That being said, I wanted this layout to be special but not lose focus on the photo.  At first I thought of adding lyrics from a song on this but it just wasn't coming together the way I wanted.  After playing with it for a couple days (yes, I said days!) I gave up and went a different route and love the results.  I used my Slice to cut the scalloped circle which is the top of the tree and hand cut the tree trunk.  I added some buttons and punched hearts to add to the tree and ended up with a embellishment I am very proud of.  I added some rub-ons, a banner from Jenni Bowlin and cut "together" using the Slice Wedding card.   

So there is my most recent layout and I am hoping to work on another one today.  I finally edited some photos from our recent trip to the Netherlands and I hope to get those added to the blog this week.  I have so much to share about our trip. 


Callie said...

Beautiful picture and such a great layout!!

Maren said...

What a precious LO. :)
Thank you for sharing,
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal

Melissa S said...

Its a beautiful layout. I found your blog on the Paper Crafts mag FB fan page. I'm a Air Force wife and have two girls (5&3). I'd love for you to visit my blog

The Scrapoholic said...

Beautiful Layout!