MME Dec. Challenge #2

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy Monday, y'all!  I trust you all had wonderful weekends!  Ours was uneventful other than running errands, making returns, putting away the Christmas decorations (That crispy tree just had to go!), attending church, and getting things organized in general.  Actually, when I put it like that, we had a pretty busy weekend.  It's just that most of the things we did weren't picture worthy ;).  Anyway, I've got a sweet layout of me and my baby girl, on her first birthday, to share with you all, today.  Enjoy!
I started this layout by stamping the floral, woodgrain, base page, in Jet Black ink, with the text.  I then framed my photos with Whisper White cardstock and adhered them in their respective locations.  A vintage, prescription sheet was tucked under the right side of the far right photo and topped with a black framed journaling card, which was anchored with a couple of staples and reads, Happy 1st birthday, baby girl!  I am so proud to be your Mommy.  You'll always be my beautiful, brown-eyed girl...
as well as a couple of hand cut, from patterned paper doilies.  The top of which was lifted with foam tape and topped with a crystal button, laced with white string.
The title was created by stamping "YOU & ME against the world.", in Jet Black ink, on a cardstock, sticker label and placing the "Love" with blue alphas. 
Another hand-cut doily, along with a 11.01.09, file folder tab, tops the left photograph; and a couple scraps of text, patterned paper, which had circles punched from them that were filled in with hand cut, from patterned paper, butterflies, whose centers were anchored with black-threaded, machine stitches, fill the space between the two photographs.  A trio of cardstock sticker and mini buttons, anchored with white string, draw our attention to the top of the page.
There you'll find a couple strips of patterned paper, along with a blue, grid, spiral, sticker strip; a butterfly, prepared in the same way as above; and a final, hand-cut doily, anchored by black-threaded, machine stitches.
Inspiration for this layout came from My Mind's Eye's December Challenge #2.
I'll be back, late tonight, with an all-new, Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration Challenge #3 to start the new year off right.  Until then, I've got a massive stack of laundry to tackle.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a safe, happy, and creative New Year!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Defining Words - text & Quite Like You - "YOU & ME against the world." (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White & text (SU); floral woodgrain, yellow chevron, butterfly, & doily (My Mind's Eye) Ink: Basic Black (SU); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); 1-3/8" Circle punch, crystal buttons, & green button blossom (SU); blue spiral border (Basic Grey); white string (Hobby Lobby); pink cardstock sticker button, grey file folder tab, & vintage prescription sheet (Jenni Bowlin); staples & stapler (office supply store); yellow cardstock sticker frame (Studio Calico); blue "Love" cardstock alphas (Pebbles, Inc.)


Annette Allen said...

aww this is so sweet... such an adorable moment between you and your daughter... Thanks for sharing..

Happy New Years Eve.. :)

Lynn said...

Happy new year my dear friend! Love Adina's first birthday so sweet! We had our families over for brunch on Sunday...haven't worked up the energy to take down the decorations just yet!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful Jinny!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the photos, the papers you used and that stitching!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such sweet photos, great take on the sketch! I love the doilies!

Tracy said...

This is such a sweet layout. Nothing like a mother/daughter photo and you sure did pick some beautiful papers. All those little butterflies are really cute too. Happy New Year my friend!

Kim Ryden said...

I love this layout! My favorite part is the circle in the newsprint with a butterfly in the middle! SO CUTE!!!