Monday, March 1, 2010

Spring with Love...


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My son's great-grandparents are moving to a nice retirement community. Though it is the right thing for them, I am sure the change will be difficult, and they will miss their old home. I decided to make an 8" x 8" scrapbook page to hang up and brighten up their new digs. Our little guy is their only great-grandson, and they love receiving updates and photos of him as he grows.
Luckily for me, this week's Friday Challenge is a layout challenge! I also found inspiration in Stamping Around's Colour Challenge, so the only thing I needed was a good picture of the rugrat. Now, he is usually ALL-BOY, so I had to go back a little to find a photo of him that would work with my springtime colors. The one I used is a family fave.
For this layout, I wanted the picture to be the focal point of the page, and so I cut it into a circle and framed it with this lovely border sentiment before adding a scallop-circle border. I double-stamped the pretty daisies, colored them with Copics, and then cut out the top layers of each for some dimension. I then worked on the background, keeping it simple with some die-cut scalloped borders. The title was custom-created and stamped in Chocolate Chip. Lastly, I added some bling by way of some gemstones, paper-piercing, and Liquid Pearls. I hope my little page will bring some sunshine to some special people.
BEAN NOTES: JustRite Plant a Little Love (Border), My Garden, and 95 pt Times New Roman Font Stamps; Stampin' Up Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip Classic Dye Ink; Copic Sketch Markers; Papertrey Ink Spring Moss, Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet and Kraft Cardstock; SU Whisper White Cardstock; PTI Medium and Large Scallop Border Dies; Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle Nestabilities; Big Shot; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic) HAPPY BEANS: Ornare Paper Piercing Template; Paper Piercing Tool (generic); Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls; Clear Gemstones (generic); Photo

16 comments:

Angela Mclean said...

How GORGEOUS!!!! WOW!! What a brilliant start to the hop.
Many hugs
Angela xxx.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a precious, gorgeous page!

Julia Aston said...

what a pretty page and such a nice idea for your Grandparents! thanks for playing with the WMS color challenge at Stamping Around!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful layout!! I love the piercing for the butterfly trail - it looks so springy!! Thanks for playing the challenge! :)

Kim said...

Oh Happy Beans!!!! This is a fantastic page!! I love EVERYTHING about it! The great-grandparents will adore it!!!

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Such a sweet layout Regina, love how you used the stamps, very creative. That layout will look wonderful in the great grandparents new home!

Pauline said...

What a wonderful idea, your grandparents will love it! It's stunning, Pauline xx

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely wonderful! The colors, the layout and the picture are perfect together!

Patti MacLeith said...

So pretty! What a nice project to hang in their new home.

Belinda said...

What a LOVELY layout! The piercing on the butterfly trail is absolutely divine! I'm sure the great-grandparents will LOVE it!

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous page, Regina -- I love the daisies, great font title and most of all the frame around your son's photo!! Thanks for playing in the JustRite Challenge!

Mary Fish said...

yipes . . . liquid pearls needs to be on the SU future list. absolutely gorgeous details, colors and card. hugs, m

Cards by Gina said...

What a gorgeous page! Stunning details and wonderful photo, of course! You are soooo thoughtful to everyone you know.

Jacqueline said...

How pretty is this, love the vintage look!

Bonnie said...

Crazy beautiful! Love those flowers and, well, your little guy is just the sweetest!!

rlo said...

what a divine frame on the picture. doesn't detract from the picture. also great implementation of color -- creates such a perfect balanced composition. the paper piercing? a 10 on execution!