Lots of krafty goodness on this layout! I don't think I've ever used so much kraft paper in my life, but I'm liking the tone-on-tone result. With those pops of colour, my girl's baby blues really shine! I'm sad to admit I don't know when these photos were taken, I think she was 4 years old by her hairdo, but she could have been 5. I should have written the date down as soon as I got the pictures printed, but I'll just have to look back in my calendar(s) and see if I can get a clue! I made some lollipop flowers for the first time ever, and I love 'em!!! Very cute and fun, I'll definitely be doing that again. And I made my own background paper by first Glimmer Misting the cardstock base, then stamping a background stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink, followed by a brushing of Perfect Pearls. You'll just have to take my word when I say this layout looks better in person!
Here's the sketch for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge:
I rotated it around the y-axis (haha, going back to my calculus days, who knew I had so much useful knowledge stored upstairs!) to fit my GORGEOUS, STUNNING, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL My Mind's Eye paper, and added some frou frou flowers and keys. The little pink rosettes were from Ailis's Rapunzel Barbie's hair - they fell off and of course being the hoarder I am I kept them. We were also supposed to use a dress-up theme, the colour purple, and something hidden if possible (I guess my keys are kind of hidden).
Supplies: unknown kraft and specialty paper, My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Grungeboard, and Perfect Pearls, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Close to My Heart background stamp, Basic Grey fibers, Spellbinders die, Specialty Imports and Prima flowers, buttons and rosettes from my stash
And now onto my award!!! I was reminded at the Creative Accents crop the other weekend just how much my style has changed since entering the blogosphere. I was sitting with a couple of girls who scrapped very much in the style I used to scrap: get your pictures out and crop them, match them up with some paper, stick them down along with some matching stickers and title, then add some journaling. They were able to get 15+ pages done in a day, and that is great - for them. My style these days is very much influenced by what I see online, and I love the change! It may take me several hours (or days!) to do a layout, but I love the creative challenge of each and every layout, and I love to use new techniques or products just for fun! So when my friend Roz awarded me with this award (thanks, Roz!) I had a hard time choosing five people to pass it on to! There is just so much inspiration out there!!!
Liebster is a German word that means beloved or favourite. This award is for blogs with fewer than 200 followers.