Welcome to my little ole' scrapping blog! I am so glad that you stopped by! I have decided to take on the challenge of telling my story and I am so excited that you have stopped by to check things out! This blog will feature lots of scrapbook projects and lots of stories from my day to day! I look so forward to getting to know you!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

But that smile though...

Hello there! Woooooo!  Is it super, duper warm where you are today? My goodness is it ever toasty here!!  I am talking hawt!!  Like melting a little bit hot!!  Days like these do their darndest
 to try and bring out the lazy in me, but I am pushing through!!  I have spent the last few hours in my scrap room working on a new page!    I took a break today from the Starburst pattern technique to mix it up a bit! 

 This page features my oldest daughter!  This kid has kept us hopping since my 19 hour labor with her!!  She is a little trying at times and can be fussy and just a wee bit exasperating!  She is also, however, beautiful and funny and smart and sweet and strong.   She has a very big heart and she is such a hard worker! She and I are very good friends and I feel really lucky to have her.  Take a look at this beauty: 

This picture was taken near Christmas, but I intentionally tried to avoid making it into a Christmas page.  Don't get me wrong! I loooove all things Christmas, but I wanted this picture to stand on it's own.   In looking though my stash of red paper I discovered that most of it was Christmas related, so I knew I was going to have to get creative! I looked through every piece (which took up a significant piece of my life time minutes! LOL) and pulled out a few that I thought would work nicely together without jingling your bells!  I did quite a lot of layering and paper mixing here, but was pretty pleased with how everything mingled.  As usual, there is quite a lot going on here! Allow me to explain!  

Lots of layering!  I layered patterned paper, plain card stock, punched pieces, and a doily!  I used rub ons for the mini title and created my own heart embellishments by punching several and stacking them.  I stapled the large heart and the banner in place.  I also distressed the edges of both my plain red card stock and my white photo mat layers using a very sophisticated tool....my fingernail!

I made the flowers by first punching them out and then running them through a polka dotted embossing folder. I glued them one on top of another and gently bent up the petals.  I created flower centers by punching circles.  I wanted to add leaves and twigs, but since I was working so hard to avoid the look of Christmas I punched them from white and gold patterned paper and sponged the edges green.......happy compromise! 

I created this cluster by matching and layering papers. I ran the whole thing though my sewing machine to add some visual interest.  I stamped the sentiment and layered it on a few circles in coordinating colors. I made another layered and stacked heart and added a tiny rhinestone to it and all of my other hearts.   It is the details that really make a  page special I do believe!

I added a circle and heart to the top corner tucked neatly behind the photo to help balance out the whole layout.  I also filled in some of the background by stamping a few little stamps in red and black to just pull the whole layout together.

I really enjoyed making this layout and I sure do love this kid!  She makes my heart happy!

Your turn! I hope that you will find the time to scrapbook a page or two soon!

If you are looking for some inspiration I have started a new Facebook group and we would love to have you join us!  You can find it here:

Have a wonderful day and I will see you soonest!  

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