I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Friday, April 8, 2011

My Birthday Girl

I can't believe my itty bitty baby girl is a year old!
To celebrate, we had a one-derful (haha, aren't I funny?) birthday party with our family and friends. Ellie got to attack her very own chocolate cake. I'm sure you'll see photos in upcoming layouts. :)

I created this layout using one of my favorites from her one year photo session. I love that I can take my kids into the studio whenever I want!!
To create the blocks on the background cs, I used three shades of Glimmer Mist and four sheets of scrap cs/cardboard. I blocked off the areas I didn't want Glimmer Mist-ed and sprayed away, one block at a time. The patterns within the blocks were made by a napkin used as a blotter. After it all dried, I doodled the black lines around the blocks.
This design is loosely based on a sketch from The Color Room (Palette 51). I love their sketches, and need to make a real effort to get my interpretations on sketch and palette done BEFORE the deadline! ;)


Kristin said...

Great idea for a background - I'll have to try it. Your daughter is adorable! Thanks for your sweet comments on my project for PC's 350 Cards and Gifts blog hop!

Melissa W. said...

I just love that page. Happy birthday, sweet Ellie! :)