Saturday, January 17, 2009

Scrapbooking is HARD!!!





For lots of reasons! First of all, I'm slow. It takes me a day or two to choose a picture. Then it takes me another day or two to choose my paper. As the mother of three sons, I think I'd almost rather die than make even one more primary colored layout! Then, when I've finally made my decisions, I sit there staring at this face, this beautiful face with the sweetest expression in the whole wide world, and I wonder, "Now what?" How can I, with paper, scissors and ink possibly do this child justice? Is there any way on earth I can show the depth of my feelings for this child of mine? I don't think I can, but at least I made a page!

Supplies:

Stamps: Crafty Secrets-Cherubs
Paper: SU!-Close to Cocoa, Confetti Cream, Mellow Moss; Melissa Frances, Crafty Secrets
Ink: Chestnut Roan Chalk, Antique Linen Distress, Very Vanilla Craft, Brilliance Moonlight
Dies: Spellbinders-Basic Hearts, Wreath of Hearts
Ribbon: American Crafts satin, vintage ric rac
Other: Mica Flakes, Holographic EP by Ranger, Heidi Swapp mirror, making memories rub-ons, Winter White EP

11 comments:

~amy~ said...

Awwww....whatta cutie pie!!! Fun LO Carla!!

Ila said...

Oh My Gosh!! This little fella is just Adorable!.. Totally Gorgeous layout and accents!!....Obviously made from the heart!!..I love it!!..Hugs, Ila

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous! Love that precious face!

Veronica said...

Scrapbooking may be hard but you make it look so easy. This is just beautiful.
Lost your bombshell hummm??????

I know today I spent 25 minutes looking for my Tim Holtz distressed paints only to find them where I put them in the drawer close to my desk....ah ha

Gwen said...

I may have taken you a while but totally worth it!!!! this page is just beautiful!!! looks like the work of a long time scrapper!!!

Donya said...

I love those layered hearts! I bet it looks even better in person with all those shiny pretties. I've got some great mica glitter I'm addicted to. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog, I'll be posting the instructions for that pattern paper pin soon :-)

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh what a sweet picture. You did a beautiful job with this page! TFS!

Jackie said...

Beautiful! I love it, it is sooo
cute! And he is so adorable!!

Lauren said...

I'm a slow scrapper too. This is beautiful and worth all your effort!

Noelle said...

*GASP* I don't have this picture!! Do you do 2 a year like we do? Is this his K pic? Where is mine? PLEASE MAIL IT TOMOOROW!!
I love that kiddo.
I love the layout! I think it's perfect and you got to use girly hearts and they are perfect on a boy page! YOU ROCKED THIS!! Scrap more! No more primary either! LOL
ILY
N.

Savor the Journey said...

Oh what a treasure you have created! I simply must get 'willing' or 'brave' or whatever it takes this year. I would adore having a collection of treasures such as this! Thanks for the "push", or rather, the inspiration! I'm pondering for sure!

~Bev