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
Paper Issues Show Me Your Chevron challenge