Monday, March 19, 2012

Abby & Izzy

I love this picture of my beautiful granddaughters because it isn't perfect.  Abby's hair is a mess and her eyes are a little red from crying (she did NOT want to have her picture taken).  Izzy has her hand up by her mouth.  But this was the best photo from what my DIL calls the photo shoot from hell. And I love it because life isn't perfect.  Children do not always cooperate and the sun doesn't always shine in a cloudless blue sky. But to me this photo is PERFECT.   I don't know about you, but when I get a very special photo I am nervous about scrapping it.  I want to make sure I do the photo justice.  So what I did with this layout is I collected several of my favoite things over the last several weeks to use on here.  Included is the awesome stitched sheet of background paper from the Amy Tangerine collection of American Crafts.  I also love those stitched fabric Thickers from American Crafts.  I used tape on a project for the first time too....that is American Crafts Amy Tangerine Mix Tape and I love it.  And it is repositionable....gotta love that, huh?

The felt flowers and circles with the sewing pattern butterflies are from my favorite Etsy shop....Precocious Paper.  Tessa Buys has the most incredible embellishments.  Here is my recent haul from her shop (some I bought and some I won):

And she takes special orders...those chocolate brown felt roses on my layout were custom made for me.  I knew I would be doing this layout and wanted some special touches.  You can check out her shop HERE and tell her Sandi sent you.  And no, I am not on her payroll.  I am just a happy customer.

Anyway I used this sketch (that my friend Abby created) from Artful Delight as inspiration:

You still have a few more days to enter a layout inspired by this sketch.  Just go HERE for details.

I am also entering this page in Frosted Designs Friday Things With Wings Challenge



  1. Sandi please stop by my blog, I have an award for you.


  2. Such cuties!!! What a pretty layout! Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!!

  3. Beautiful LO! I love the butterflies! Thank you for joining us this week at Frosted Designs.

  4. Darling layout with darling girls!

  5. Oh, I enjoyed reading about your perfect granddaughters picture on a not-so-perfect day for their mom. Such a pretty LO! Thank you for playing along with the sketch challenge at Artful Delight.

  6. Gorgeous!! I am in love with the pretty felt flowers, I will have to check out that store! You did a wonderful job with the Artful Delight sketch, thanks so much for playing along!

  7. Sweet layout and colors! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs!

    1. Love your color choices! Paired with a darling picture and beautiful embellishments, makes for one beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at Artful Delight!

  8. Love the colors and super sweet photo. Fabulous LO, thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month!! :-)

  9. Your layout is so lovely, and I can see why you adore that photo.. its precious! So happy you joined us at Paper Issues!! hugs, Leah

  10. Great use of that sketch! I love your chevrons on this layout. Thanks for playing along I Paper Issues, I loved your layout!

  11. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at Paper Issues!


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