Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hold Me

Another one for today...also Madison. This picture is from a trip we took to Carowind's in Charlotte, NC. We were all so tired, Madison especially. We were in line for one more ride and she just couldn't take it! I picked her up and she was asleep in about 5 minutes. We waited while Mark and Emily rode, lol...

I had alot of fun with this one! I used Basic Grey's Sugared Collection this time...

To start, I cut a mat for the picture from some pink cardstock and inked the edges brown. I decided I wanted something behind it to make it pop a little more so I used some golden yellow cardstock and made a scalloped circle out of it, which I also inked the edges of. I just traced a page of a chipboard album I got at Michael's onto the back of the cardstock and cut it out. Once it was behind the mat, I thought it made a perfect place for the journaling. :)

Next, I added the cute giraffe and hearts, which are chipboard stickers that I thought would add a little something extra to the page. I think it worked well!

To finish it off, I put the title on, which started as raw chipboard (Basic Grey Hip). I inked it brown to make it stand out, and the color matches the giraffe's spots perfectly!

I love how it all looks together. :) Thanks for looking!

My Sunshine

I had to do a layout today that wasn't Project 365!! I guess I did so many in a row that it was driving me a little crazy, lol. ;) I decided to scrap a favorite picture of mine that I took of Madison last September. I just love the look on her face here...

I used my Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers again for this one. I really love how the greens match the picture so well!

To start, I cut a circle out of the patterned paper with a dinner plate and then inked the edges. Next, I cut a photo mat for the picture out of a white piece of cardstock and inked the surface to make it sort of blend with the color of the ground in the picture. I placed them both on the green cardstock and then added some matching flowers and a rub-on. I also cut a scalloped circle out of the patterned paper and placed it in the middle of the 2 flowers, which I think is a nice touch. :) I'm very happy with the results!