Sunday, April 17, 2011

Once Upon A Time

Back in February, I was searching for a photo of me, when I was a baby, to participate in a Baby Photo Layout Contest at Scrappin-n-Chattin. I posted the resulting page and the story of finding this photo, as well as a very special photo of my mom on her wedding day here.

My sister received her framed copy of the photo I had professionally done last weekend. She was very excited about it and has made the photo her profile picture on Facebook. I had a copy made for me too, but I have not framed it yet. I'm not sure where to put it when I do. I had them scan the photo so I had a digital copy right away of it. I printed a 5 x 7 that I intended to create a scrapbook page with.

I toiled over this page for a couple of months. I searched all of the stores I had access to for ideas on papers. I bought several options at Michael's and tried them out with the photo. When I decided which papers I wanted to use, I found that the corner of both sheets of the paper had been chewed. I don't know if it was Willie, or if maybe they had come that way. I tried to replace them, but I had bought the last 2 sheets. Now what.

I must have picked up 7 or 8 different kinds of flowers to coordinate with this layout, never finding the right match. This was probably the most expensive layout I have ever done.


I used no sketch for this one. And it was Stew's idea to punch around the edges. We were hoping it would hide the chewed portion, but it didn't. I think it worked out pretty well. Not exactly as elegant as I was hoping for, but I am very happy with it. I'm using the page for the 5x7 challenge at SnC.

And now I have added greatly to my stash of flowers and bling. I have to figure out a new storage solution.

Thanks for looking.

8 comments:

Michele said...

Oh my WORD!! This is just stunning!!!

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous layout. I love the flowers and the pearls. Great job..

Sandi said...

This is such a beautiful and lovely layout Sue. EWverything looks perfect....thanks for sharing the story behind it. I love the corner with the flowers. A beautiful page for a beautiful women and a fittting memorial.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Sue. this is an elegant LO! You did a wonderful job covering a chewed portion, besides it would've just added to your LO and your doggie would've added his signature too.

Suzy said...

SOOO elegant!

Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful and so elegant looking...very pretty.

Amber said...

This is a gorgeous treasure! Thank you for sharing it!

Tracey said...

Just beautiful Sue.........very elegant! The back ground paper is perfect.