Friday 9 August 2013

Hey it's Saturday

More scrapbook love today using two very gorgeous photos of my daughters-in-law. One was a completely accidental shot when she walked past me while I was photographing something else, but I love how the light caught her hair and her relaxed face. The other was quite deliberate, but I had the sound switched down on my phone so they wouldn't know precisely when I was snapping.

I decided to use the sketch and colours from The Memory Nest for this page.  I always prefer to start with a sketch and the colours just seemed so dreamy and romantic and suited to the photos. I flipped the sketch because I liked it better that way with my chosen photos and I shrunk the border strips so that they didn't distract the eye too much.  I'm really pleased with this page and it was so good to work with more feminine colours for a change - my family is very male heavy.

I'm hoping that the weather stays dry as we're planning a family barbecue later today and I'm looking forward to capturing some memorable photos ready for when I'm in the scrapbooking frame of mind - which is nearly always!

Paper: background is from a Tim Holtz pad, accent papers from Basic Grey, lemonade
Punches: ek border punch; Martha Stewart, butterflies
Die: Spellbinders, picot circle; Xcut spiro circle
Alpha: American Crafts, thickers Hugs
Embellishments: glossy accents for butterfly middles

Thanks for looking.



  1. Love your take on the sketch and color combo! Your a women after my own heart with the purple. Thank you for playing along with us at the Memory Nest.

  2. Love those little butterflies! So beautiful LO ;) It really is.
    Thanks for playing along!

  3. Beautiful job with the challenge.. and I love that purple grid paper!~

  4. Love your layout - great take on the sketch and colors. I am with you - take pics for when you are ready to scrapbook which is always. :) Thanks for playing along at tMN!!

  5. This is beautiful Jane! Love your take on the sketch and all the fun little butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest!


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