Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ellie Lou Who

 
This is one of my favorite older pictures of Ellie. 

She was about 16 months old and was playing in her crib.  I love the photo because it so captures her.  She has always been a bit pensive, serious, internal, a look before you leap kind of girl. 

I pulled out my GCD Sweet Tooth papers for this layout.  You've seen me use this collection a lot in the past, but today there is no pink!  Love that the collection is so versatile.  Those circle borders are actually part of an allover pattern, but I thought it was perfect for some fussy cutting. 

There are lots of  strips/borders on this layout, so to make life easier, I sent all of them through my Xyron 5" creative station - made assembly a snap.

The thickers were altered to better match the layout.  They are normally a really light colored wood.  I used a Spectrum Noir marker to get a darker color.

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I really wanted the photo to be the focus of the layout, so the journaling is hidden on a tag behind the photo.  I cut an extra circle element and attached it to the top of the tag with dimensional foam tape.  The tape acts as a stopper, preventing you from pushing the tag all the way underneath the photo.





Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  GCD Studios - Sweet Tooth Collection; CTMH - White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock
Other:  Amy Tangerine - Muse Thickers; Spectrum Noir - TN8 marker; Xyron - 5" Creative Station; Tombow - Mono Adhesive; CTMH - Dimensional Foam Tape

14 comments:

  1. Really fun layout Miriam, I really love this colour combo and the wooden thickers!

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  2. This is ADORABLE!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the colors and all the circles!!

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  3. This is really, really good! You've got the right combination-----terrific photo and creative genes. :-) PS I like the hidden journaling, too. -Brenda

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  4. This is SUCH a sweet photo! And the blues in your layout are perfect for it! Very nice page!

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  5. awww your little one is SO adorable... your girls are so sweet Miriam.. love your layout..

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  6. This is such a sweet, sweet page, Miriam. I love all of the fun circles! Thank you for the tip on using the foam tape. I usually add a button and slide it over the edge of the photo. I'll have to try this. :)

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  7. Oh my goodness Miriam! This is adorable!!!! She's soooo cute!!!! Love the colors and pattern combinations! :)

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  8. my goodness she's a-dor-a-ble!!! love the cas layout and those fab alphas. the hide-away journaling is perfect.

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  9. What a doll, Miriam! LOVE this page, and what you've done with those alphas is GORGEOUS!

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  10. Awww this is so sweet. Love the photo and adorable page!

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  11. oh my adorableness! She's such a sweetie! I love the circles and dark thickers, beautiful LO!

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  12. what a darling photo and your beautiful page perfectly showcases it.
    I also love what you did with the journaling! brilliant!!

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