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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The new sketch is live, and it's awesome! Please come by Let's Capture These Sketches to check out the sketch and the rest of the team's awesome interpretations!
Without further ado...
I have a real "thing" for summer layouts...the colors and the patterns really seem to speak to me. Evie's birthday is in the summer, so her parties are usually a good opportunity to play with fun and summery things! I actually WON this WHOLE collection from a random draw on the American Crafts blog...it's Shoreline, and oh, I love it so!
The wooden elements are Pink Paislee, and the ribbon was a RAK, but the rest is from the collection. I chalked the wooden pieces with some orange, and then messy stamped the letters/numbers on the banner using Distress Ink. I wanted to do something different with the banner, and I really like how it turned out. :)
Thanks for looking!