Thursday, May 21, 2009

Abby - She is ...

I've decided to do a series of 12x12 layouts for my mom - one for everybody and every body will get there own page. So, there will be twelve for now ... my dad, my mom, Kevin, myself, my brother-in-law, my three sisters, my brother and my three kids.
I'm actually really excited about this and can't wait to get scrapping! Now, to find good pictures ... that's the hardest part!

It actually all started with this awesome picture of my middle sister, Abigail (Abby). I wanted to do a layout and then decided towards the end that I should do this for all my siblings ... and then give them to mom ... and then I should do one for everybody!

Before I tell you all about it, I should say that this all started with the Stampin' Scrap Girls Night In challenge using this Pagemaps sketch. I loved it and had this fabulous vertical picture of my sister from last month.

So, as I'm laying this out ... I was planning to use textured white cardstock as my base and Basic Grey Scarlett Letter paper for the smaller rectangle. Well, I'm clear out of white cardstock!!! So, after trying a million different combinations, this is what I came up with and I wish I'd thought of it first:

I wanted it to be layered and beautiful without overdoing it - to be beautiful in it's simplicity. Of course, it's not incredibly simple, but compared to the amoun of flowers I could have put on it ...

The funniest part of this is the 45 minute cell phone conversation I had while working on it. I called one of my other sisters to get input. I was so frustrated with the cs issue and couldn't decide on a title ... so we brainstormed. My sisters, brother-in-law and father were all watching my husband play softball (while I was at home putting the kids in bed and yes, I wish I could have been watching, too), so I talked to them all and even Abby's boss and our good friend, Danielle, who was there as well ... and we all came up with the words that I used as journaling. I tried to get them to give me three each ... but that backfired with Beth and Danielle who got together and just kept going and going and going and going ... they love Abby :) We all do :)

I layered two American Crafts black on clear stickers, two Basic Grey rubons, Hero Arts white vine ribbon, prima flowers, MM brads, rhinestones, CTMH crystal flowers, CTMH staples, embroidered ribbon, MM alphas, chipboard scalloped circle, and I got those butterfly stickers from the Dollar Store! I bought all three packages they had :)

They all loved it when I showed them and I can't wait to get started on the rest!

I hope you like it!


1 comment:

Mickey said...

Wonderful layout, the colors match her clothes so well. Love the butterflies