Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Live Laugh Love

Supplies: American Craft cardstock, October Afternoon Modern Homemaker papers,
Green Tara flower, May Arts lace, sunflower pearls, tissue paper, Studio Calico buttons, Glimmermist.

Gee I love this photo I took of us together. Love how her little nose is all squished up on my cheek as she tries to turn to look at the camera whilst kissing me. Love the colours in the photo which inspired this layout. Love that she's got her silver tinsel halo on (it's whilst she was getting dressed as an angel for the Christmas play). 

I'm a big fan of the typography based challenges at The Creative Type. Apart from the cute photo, I really wanted the focus to be on those handwritten words, and all the journaling I needed to incorporate. This layout definitely fulfils my resolution to write more meaningful journaling. Not that I planned what I was going to write, or even thought about it ahead of time. I simply picked up my pen and put it on the paper :-) Hopefully they end up being some wise words to my daughter.

That's my handmade flower arrangement thingy trying to emulate my necklace in the photo (it's probably a bit hard to see). Some lace gathered into a circle, some roughly cut yellow paper, a Green Tara flower and a punched shape. All topped off with some cute bling and some stripy hand-cut leaves :-)

And here's some of the other requirements in the Show Us Your Stuff challenge. A few little hand-stitches to hold the pink wire decoration in place, as well as the misting and buttons can be seen here. The other requirement apart from something handmade is for four or more patterned papers. It's hard to believe, but I've used 7 (or it's really only 4 if you count both sides of the double-sided paper as one!)

PS. I've got a giveaway going on.


  1. Another absolutely fabulous creation that your daughter is sure to love.

  2. this is just divine Natalie the soft colours are adorable...thanks for playing along thsi month!

  3. Its gorgeous. love everything about it. Photo and your flower are especially pretty

  4. What an adorable layout. I love the soft muted colours.

  5. Gorgeous, love all the 'ruffles'...Thanks for playing along at SUYS...:)

  6. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in!

  7. Unique and original - love the lettering technique. Gorg.

  8. the handcut titles and the journalling!!!

  9. Wow this one is my fav Good luck and thanks for playing :)


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