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.