Saturday, April 16, 2011

Like Butterflies, Girls Need No Excuse

The last layout I posted featured my daughter as a little girl. While I do still sometimes think of her as a little girl, sometimes I am smacked into reality that she is really beginning to become a beautiful young woman. She's only 12 (for another 2 months!) so when I snuck upstairs with my camera in hand to get some shots of my daughter and her friend getting "ready" for the Spring dance, I was sort of taken back when I saw her. She's not a big fan of eye makeup but this night she did her makeup and O-M-G she looked sooooo old to me! I smiled but a part of me was dying inside. I love how the girls were doing each other's hair. I thought the mirror shot was pretty clever of me as well!!

I used a sketch from one of my new favorite sketch challenge blogs, Once Upon A Sketch. There is always a journaling requirement to go along with the sketch and this one was to journal about why you took the photos. (PS - if you go to their blog you will see that I made the top 5 last week!  Too cool!!)  Anyway, I journaled about what I said above, that I was in awe of how pretty the girls were and had to take their pictures. I used Kaiser Craft Bubblegum Hills paper. I fussy cut the butterflies and inked them to give them more dimension and each one is popped up on foam dots.  In my opinion, that makes for a handmade embellishment so I will also post this at Frosted Designs for the Fabulous Friday Challenge to use a handmade embellishment on your project.  The letters are by Glitz amnd Thickers, as usual! I also added bling "trails" behind the butterflies with Creative Charms gems.
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I can understand the joy and sorrow of kids growing up. So bitter sweet! Thanks for sharing your layout with us at Frosted Designs!

Heather Jacob

wonderful just wonderful .... heartfelt journaling full of passion straight from your heart....beautiful work .. hugz x
thanks so much for joining in o


Oh!!! I know how you felt, these girls just grow up to quick. Love that photo. great LO and journaling. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.


such a beautiful feminine LO!


Beautiful the rhinestones at the back of the butterfly! Thank to play with Once Upon A Sketch!


Such a beautiful layout! Thank you for taking the time to participate in our challenge! ~Gerry~


What a cute, upbeat lo! Love it all!

Bente Fagerberg

Super sweet and heartfelt. I am a mom of three girls and have one still little (11). Must remember to cherish each stage.Thanks for playing at OUAS!


Such a pretty layout, and cute photos, thanks for joining in with Once Upon a Sketch.
Carole xx

Nadia Cannizzo

Fantastic take on the sketch. CONGRATS on being featured last time too. I love the photos and the gorgeous butterflies!..Thanks for playing along at Once Upon A..Sketch.

Natalie Elphinstone

oh wow! You're right - your daughter looks so much older than 12. What a beautiful moment to scrap about. Lovely page :-)

Trudi Harrison

Your page is gorgeous - and yes the mirror photo is very clever :) The butterflies and their little flight paths are just delightful

Congrats on being featured last time!


I love your color combination, layering and design. Great job! This is so beautiful! Feel free to drop by at my blog

Erin R

this is such a great project!! love those colors and your detail is fab! thanks for playing at frosted designs!!

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