where did the weekend go? i'm so not prepared for today to be monday. lol! we had two grandma's with birthdays, last thursday and friday. we had sarah's 12th birthday party on saturday. it was my birthday yesterday. father's day is next sunday. and then sarah's actual birthday is next monday. yes, we're in birthday mode around here :)
don't want to leave alyssa out of it all, since her birthday isn't until september. so how about a layout share of her today? these really are some of my favorite photos of alyssa. and i have never really scrapped them before. i had created a layout with them for hero arts, a few years ago. but i don't even have that layout. my friend wendy sue, had created a layout with them, for a photo swap assignment. and i might have created a layout for making memories at one point, but i don't have that one either. so i figured i should get them on a layout for my own albums.
i used all fancy pants papers on this layout. i've been using a LOT of fancy pants lately on my layouts. i love the little banners too. they were on a sheet of pattern paper, so i just cut out a few of the banner pieces by hand, and adhered them with pop dots. the corrugated clouds are from jillibean soup, as well as the flowers seen below.
and that title? remember when i got a silhouette, last year? i actually do use it. lol! it just so happens, that the projects i have used them on, are for upcoming issues of creating keepsakes. so i havn't been able to share them yet. i used the silhouette for this title. i cut it out twice, from two different papers, and layered them together.
i picked out a few stick pins, in colors to match my papers, and tucked them behind one of my photos.
i used up some of my journaling sprouts, also by jillibean soup, by using them to embellish the bottom of the layout. i trimmed the sprouts down, so that i could adhere them against the edge of the brown velvet trim.
i added a few corrugated flowers, with threaded buttons in the centers. i adhered the flowers with 3D glue dots, tucking the stick pins in so that the glue dot also held the pins in as well. i think i had intended on adding the date to one of those blank journaling sprouts. should go back and do that.