Thursday, February 28, 2013

everything has a beginning

I have two layouts today that I finished earlier this week. I've been on a roll!
I just realized that the title of this first layout is the same as one I created a few weeks ago about our wedding. Well...both things were girl and my wedding day. The first layout was again created with a lot of old stash and a few new(er) embellishments. I wanted to keep it relatively simple so that her baby hands and feet were prominent. I really like how it turned out. I just need to add the journaling on the bottom, right corner.

This second layout is about our engagement. For the background I used a piece of stitched paper that was in an old CD kit from about 2 years ago. I didn't really like the paper on its own...but once the layout came together I was pleased. I was also happy to use a small scrap from a piece of pp that had old fashioned advertisements on was perfect. The little scrap with the ring box that says, "Diamonds."

On this page I challenged myself to use a lot of pieces from my scrap box and an old CD kit. I have really been trying to work through those old kits. The title, "Everything has a beginning" has special significance to us. I gave Cary an engraved keychain early in our relationship that had that saying and the date we met on it. At our wedding, this saying was printed on tags attached to little boxes of wildflower seeds we gave as favors. The photo with the roses are from a plant at my parents...the plant was grown from a piece of my grandmother's rose bush at the house where my dad grew up. It just seemed to fit on this page.

I have truly enjoyed getting back into this hobby I love. It has helped me to heal and to cope with difficulties. It is a fun outlet that lets me reflect and tell stories. It has helped me immensely lately. For a few years I just couldn't "go there" and work on pages. But I'm glad to be back.

Thanks for looking!


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Beautiful pages, Emily!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what awesome pages!! love them!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous layouts :)

LauraB whosthischick said...

Such pretty layouts. Love the photos. great color choices.

scrapperjen said...

These are wonderful, Emily! Keep scrapping. (I need to get on that...)
Have a great rest of the week.

Julia said...

Lovely pages today!!

Danielle said...

Lovely pages! Love those close ups on the first one, so adorable!

Penny said...

Great pages, and I love it that you used your scraps! Love Penny


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