I did manage to finish this layout before the deadline for Creative Scrappers, but my lovely family has taken off to Marble Canyon for a day trip adventure (minus me and Brenna!) with all of the cameras! I'm sure by the time they get back, Mr. Linky will be closed, boo hoo! Hopefully they manage to take some decent pics. Now that I've crowned myself the official Mamarazzi of the family, I have a hard time handing over control of the camera! Anyway, here's the sketch I used:
and I will manage to get this one in for Get Picky, using this pic for inspiration:
And then I'm entering over at Stampin' Royalty, whose theme this week is "summer". These photos of Brenna show her on our first official family outing of the summer, and even though it was pretty crummy weather, technically it was still summer and I think the colours of the papers and the butterflies make it a very summery layout.
I decided to use up some of my smaller scraps to make a fringe around this beautiful Echo Park patterned paper block. I think I saw this idea in a magazine once upon a time. It looks a bit like a beach blanket, especially in real life because it's all puckered up, grrrrr! Every time I try to stitch something to my page, it buckles and won't lay flat!!! No wonder I haven't taken up quilting yet, who knows how that would turn out?
And as a quick side note, I just looked up and caught Brenna dancing in her high chair to "Theory of a Deadman"! So cute, but if you know this band's music, it's not always kid appropriate! I'm such a bad mom!
Supplies: Close to My Heart, Creative Memories and Bazzill cardstock, SEI, Basic Grey, Echo Park, and Scenic Route patterned paper, Creative Memories pen, Colorbok die cut letters, Hampton Arts stamp, Colorbox ink, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine, Close to My Heart pearls