Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You're Beautiful

Finally finished Gabi's pages. These were pictures taken on Thanksgiving at our local park, but it was also her birthday. She turned nine the day I took these photos! She thinks she's 15! Isn't she beautiful?

I was debating using the Elzybell stamp of the girl on the moon, and paper piecing her outfit with the red dotted papers. Instead I used this darling Bella stamp, Wendy, I grabbed the other day looking for teacherbella-that's another story-at my local LSS. Anyhow, I have to agree with Gabi, her pages turned out very pretty. I love the stacks from DCWV, they have a nice amount of different styles in the packs.

This part this will give you a chuckle. While working on this page, I wanted something different for the long border under the bella stamp. I started digging thru my stash of papers, and found from like 2004/2005 some SU vellum paper. I pulled it out, and it matched the papers wonderfully, so I finally cut some of the stuff and used it. I'm such a horder! I can't bring myself to use papers I know are retired. Bothers me to think I can't get more! LOL! So, anyhow, at least I'll have it wrapped up in my scrapbooks for a lifetime! I also thought it was a perfect paper to use, because I wanted those lovely white flowers to show on the page. This allowed for me to use the sketch layout from "Cherish" by Jeanette Lynton, and allow for the white flowers to grace the pages the way I wanted too. I gotta say, I think it was a perfect touch to the scrapbook page.

On top of Ms. Wendy, I added some gems where her dots on the apron. I put a little pearl in her flower on the headband. I lined the wings with diamond stickles. All around, that'll be Gabi's favorite part of this page. Girl loves some bling!

I also forgot to point these out on Trey's page, but these clear letters are super cool. I spelt out beautiful on her page. His said adore.
For this page, I used DCWV fall stack, and cardstock, Wendy from stamping bella, gems from Michael's, diamond stickles, flower from Michaels, Lyra watercolor crayons, brads from Kim, eyelets, Cropadile Big Bite, and cool clear letters from Joann's.


Danni said...

What a beautiful layout! and so cool that you added Wendy up there....I have the hardest time combining my stamping with my scrapbooking.
Great job!

Kim said...

She is beautiful and you captured some wonderful pictures of her! Your pages turned out fantastic too. I'm proud of you for using your vellum, LOL. That bella is cute and I love the little gems you used!

Tammi said...

She IS beautiful Anna...gorgeous pages, love the flower part and the bling on the bella, and the vellum...Yeah, I'm a horder too, I haven't used all of mine either, lol.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful subject - ;) and your layout is awesome!!! You always do such great scrapbooking projects Anna!! Miss you on the island.
LOSTie Debbie

Barb said...

Great pages, Anna!! And I love all of the bling on the Wendy image, too!! :)