March 27, 2008

MY GIRL LAYOUT

Good morning!! Well, I have been scrappin' again - I don't know why, but I feel really motivated to do pages right now so that is what I am doing! This layout is of my daughter the last night before she left on a plane from Florida to join her dad in California and start school. She has two little best friends there - the three of them were inseparable and in fact, Kayla will be spending a couple of weeks with them this summer. To say goodbye and have one more night together, the girls went out for dinner and to see the movie Hairspray together while I finished packing her things. It was bittersweet because she loved spending time with them, but knew it was goodbye for a long while. So, to cheer her up, I bought her this new outfit at Limited Too (Kayla's fave store) and she looked so cute I just had to take pictures before she left. As you can see, she is starting to get impatient in one of the photos because I kept saying, "just one more". I did get some cute ones though and so I used them today. There are a lot of details to this layout - I wanted it to be really girly! (Click on each picture if you really want to see the details because they will be bigger!) The base is Tempting Turquoise card stock and the dp is from Memory Makers and Posies Glitter Print. I actually cut out the flowers surrounding the pics from the Posies Glitter Print paper because is already had bling on it, and the flowers are so soft and pretty, I just love them! Also, it went well with the pretty flowers and vines on the pink dp. I backed the photos in some swirly blue paper from my stash - sorry, don't know who makes it, there was no printing on the back - and I also used my Coluzzle to cut some circles from the same paper. Then, the stamping began - I had a total blast!! I stamped with Friendship Blooms in Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink all over the three circles and used my Pixie Pink Stampin' Write marker to highlight them. I also stamped the little flower doodle from the same set all over the paper, again using Tempting Turquoise and outlining in Pixie Pink. I decided to use the letter K from the Onboard Simon Lower chipboard set. I sponged Pixie Pink Classic ink all over it and then used my flower doodle stamp and stamped all over it in Tempting Turquoise. I also added some Tempting Turquoise ribbon. Since I used a piece of lined dp that was actually a scalloped circle, I decided to punch holes all around the scallops and add ribbon. I alternated between Tempting Turquoise and Pixie Pink Ribbon and I think it looks cute! I also used the dp as my journaling block - hey, the lines were already there! Now, please notice on Kayla's shirt, there is a bling butterfly....I could not resist pulling this into the layout so I used the large and small butterfly from my Garden Whimsy stamp set, stamped them on the page in Tempting Turquoise, and then restamped them on the swirly blue paper, cut out the base image, and popped them all up on dimensionals! It really looks like little butterflys are flying all over the place! And, I added some Pixie Pink accents to all of them along with some Crystal Stickles to give them some bling. The letters for the title are cut out of Pretty in Pink card stock using my Cricut. I also stamped all over the letters before I stuck them on the page so you can see the same doodle stamp as I used previously. The flower over the "i" in the title is from the Baroque Motifs set and punched out using my 1/2 inch circle punch and then adhered with a dimensional. I am excited with how this layout came out because I wanted it to be special for Kayla. Well, she LOVES IT which makes me sooooo very happy!!! That's what it's all about, right??? Okay, I am off to clean the house, uggghhhh!!! See ya tomorrow!

28 comments:

Deborah said...

This is fabulous Alex! I love the circles and the ribbon is brilliant! What a charming child and fond memory! Hugs, Deb

Manna said...

This pages are great, Alex! Love the blue and pink combo!

mochamama said...

Oh Alex, she is so beautiful and so are the pages!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

Alex...ya know I could tell by just LOOKING at this layout that you had a blast!!!...Isnt it soooooooo fun when it all comes together?.....LOVE it!...and the color combo is soooo yummy-licious!

Suzanne said...

What a great double page layout, you inspire me to try and start doing some proper scrapbooking not just 8x8!!! I love the colours Sue :o)

Dawn Easton said...

Another fabulous page Alex! Your daughter is beautiful! I love the sunshine glow she has! So pretty.
I think it you are motivated to scrap...you just go with it. You know how those feelings come and go...just ride the wave right?! LOL!

Nikki Bond said...

Your daughter is a beauty Alex! Great pages too! There so going to appreciate all these pages your doing for them! {SMILEs}

Lauren said...

This is super cute. Love the combination of pinks and blues.

Corie said...

WOW -- these are beautiful!!

Tracy.H said...

She is just too cute! :0)

Melissa said...

Fabulous Alex! With all of the layouts over the last couple of weeks, I did some cleaning out and arranging of my own scrapbooks and supplies. I'm also going to my first crop since......well, I can't remember the last time I went to one! LOL! I look forward to being able to share what I come up with!

Many Blessings,
M.

chelemom said...

Your LO is awesome! I do appreciate your comments everyday!!! : )

Beth Norman said...

Cute layouts. I'm into Tempting Turoquoise and Pixie Pink lately too.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great layout love those pages and that ribbon is fanatstic.

Mom of boys said...

What a beautiful pictures!!!Darling page! I love the circles!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Fabulous layout! It looks like it was a lot of fun to put together! Love it!

scrapnnMO said...

WOW gorgeous two pager! Love what you did with all the ribbon and the design ROCKS!

Diane said...

Beautiful girl!!!! Love that color combo!!!

Janine said...

Great page and I love the card you did for Beate's challenge...The colors are just wonderful..

Rose Ann said...

That's so awesome that you are getting lots of pages done!! You go girl!! These are fabulous, Alex!!

Kim Marie said...

What a doll...a natural beauty :)
Beautiful page sketch, too!
Kim Marie

Heather P. said...

You are definitely on a roll, Alex! These pages are wonderful, and your daughter is beautiful!

joslyn said...

this is very cute. i need to start scrappin more.

corinnesomerville said...

Great layout and pics of Kayla !!! Why don't we start a club called "Mother's who refuse to let their children leave the house" club !!! All in favour raise your hand...(picture me with my arms waving wildly in the air :)

angie said...

Cute pages! You actually inspired me to get my photos out and get busy scrapbooking. (now I have photos on every surface in my bedroom :))
Have a great day!

Ila said...

These layouts are Gorgeous!! and your daughter is Beautiful!!

Denise~ said...

Another beautiful layout! Your scrap pages are awesome! Great photos too, thanks for sharing. :)

Amy G. said...

These are great pages Alex! Kayla is so cute in her new outfit! ;)