I feel accomplished, I got a layout AND a card done.
I struggled with the color to use as the background paper for the layout. Sometimes it's so easy, and sometimes it's so hard, ya know? Anyhow, I'm happy with this layout. (and I have to say that it feels good to have two layouts in a row that aren't scraplifted )
The journaling is on my other computer but the one by Jordan just talks about how she was a good sport on Easter and let me take her picture. And that she's so photogenic, I love to take her picture. Natalie's journaling is about how she didn't want me to take her picture when she was taking pictures with the play camera. (I don't have the layout right in front of me to retype it all)
And then here's the card for my mom. Each kid is holding a word, don't know if you can read it. And Jack is the only one who didn't write his. Natalie went nuts with her "to" - she added an extra "o" because she wanted to draw a face. Andrew didn't want to write "birthday" so he wrote "B-Day". And check out his pose with his fingers pointing this way. Too funny!
Ashley - thanks so much for the ribbon you sent me, it looks great on this card!
The inside got a little tricky. I stamped it and then embossed with clear powder ... and it bled. I have never had that happen before, and it looks awful!
So I just put the Cricut to use to cover the mess
Okay, that's my craftiness for the day, I'm spent!
Hey, does this count for using everyday inspiration? The little flowers all over the page are because Natalie's dress is on the sofa and I keep walking by it. Decided to put the little flowers on the page to match the dresses. So everyday inspiration or layout inspiration? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I'll try to find something else to be inspired by, but will put this in the challenge if I can't do anything else. Will photograph the dress on the sofa so you see my inspiration. ha ha ha
I LOVE this LO! So, so pretty! And I think you made a very good choice for the background color. It all looks great together! I love how you punched the flowers out of "all," and I like that you took the colors of the flowers out of the dress. That makes it coordinate so well! And, YES - put this in the challenge! I was going to do the same thing, make my background design from a pair of Lindsay's shorts. I still may do that on a LO at some point but I started a different one to put in that challenge. But I say it counts!
That card is super cute!! I just saw that idea (having the kids holding signs) in a magazine and I think it is such a great concept! You did a great job with it, and you totally made me want to try it!
The layout colors are AWESOME. I can totally see the inspiration in their dresses and in the grass. They draw you more to the pictures, which is what a good background paper should do. So wonderful.
What a great idea to use the kids holding their own pictures for a card. I'm going to have to remember that!
Gwen, the pages you are making are some of your top pages ever. I'm so impressed with them! I just love each one. This layout rocks! It's so pretty and the design is perfect.
And I'm totally going to steal your birthday card idea!!!!! I have had zero time lately for anything crafty. But that would be the cutest idea. I have another bday party tonight (for "Gigi") so I may see if I can get a pic of Kayson after work, get it printed and a card made before the party.
Kayson 10-9-06 & Cohen 02-08-10
I LOVE that LO!!! I love the blue and pink together...PERFECT!!! And the card is so cute too!!
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