Flowers and Mists and a Layout

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She remembers how to scrapbook!

It’s been so long since I did a decent layout, I was starting to wonder if I still knew how. My problem is that scrapbooks are so big and daunting. So I approached this one like I approach my cards: as a single project. Maybe, someday, this will be a page in a wedding album. That day might not come until sometime around my 50th anniversary.

Really, I made this as a sample to show off paper flowers and mists. I’ve always liked the lots of flowers and one picture layouts, so I decided to try one of my own. I used a little Adirondak Color Wash, a little Glimmer Mist, and a lot of flowers. The bookplate and buttons are from Tim Holtz. I need to add one more flower to the bottom right corner, but it was getting too dark to take pictures, so I let it go for now.

The picture is from my wedding (obviously). Since pictures of pictures never turn out, here’s teh real thing.

It was taken right after my sister caught the bouquet. It makes me laugh because we have such big sister/little sister looks on our faces. Hers is all I’M SO HAPPY WE’RE HANGING OUT THIS IS SO FUN (AND I’M KINDA DRUNK), and mine is all Please excuse my baby sister (and get me one of whatever she’s drinking).

The poem is one we’ve been kicking back and forth to each other since we were kids. It reads

Sisters we are
Sisters we’ll be
Sisters forever…
You and me.

I think–don’t laugh–we first read it in an American Girl doll catalog. Okay, you can laugh.

Recipe:
Paper: TPC Studio – Mr & Mrs; Bazzill – Boysenberry Delight and Pear Crush
Stamp: Impression Obsession – CAC Daffodils (stamped on green mat)
Ink: Distress Ink – Bundled Sage
Flowers: Petaloo – Color Me Crazy
Mists: Adirondack Color Wash – Purple Twilight; Glimmer Mist – Key Lime Pie (I sprayed the purple flowers with Key Lime to add sparkle).
Buttons and Brads: Tim Holtz – Fanciful Buttons; American Crafts – Pearl Brads; Creative Imaginations – Green glitter brads
Bookplate: Tim Holtz – Ornate Plates
Adhesive: Scotch ATG; Beacon’s 3 in 1; Zots

6 Comments on “Flowers and Mists and a Layout”

  1. Sandy O

    Great layout. Love the shimmery flowers. The photos are lovly too. Thank you for sharing them

    I found you through Momo. Isn't this the sweetest thing she is doing for us! :o)

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