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Hi there and thank you for stopping by! This is a layout of my son a LOOOOOOOOONG time ago. LOL. Well, it feels like ages ago, but it has been about 8 years since this photo was taken. He had (and still has) the biggest cheeks! But what I love most about his face are his big almond-shaped eyes. A funny side note: My daughter (who is now 5) saw this photo and asked if the baby in the photo is her big brother. I was surprised that she recognized him and asked how she knew it was him. She said she recognized his eyes. Her response really touched me for some reason. :o)
This gorgeous bird on a branch chippie is from Kay's Kreative Korner. These chippies are awesome and they actually withstand my abuse! I have tested them with ink (inkpad and mister), markers, paint, Stickles, embossing powder and Glossy Accents. Not only can they handle my abuse, but the layers don't split apart like some of the chippies made by other companies. Visit Kay's Etsy and check out her unique chippies, butterflies and vines.
I found this metal frame by Making Memories in my stash. I probably purchased it about 6 years ago. It is a plain metal frame with no texture or designs on it. Have you ever found something in your stash that you had bought and wondered why you bought it? I stared at this frame for a while and had no idea what I was going to do with all SIX frames I have. Then I realized that they were flexible enough to run through my Big Shot, so that's what I did. I placed it in an embossing folder, ran it through my Big Shot and inked it with three different colors of alcohol ink. I love how it came out. Around each photo, I dabbed a bit of Crackle Paint for added texture.
The lacing you see here is my Twisted Lacing Technique again. However, on this layout I did not add the 'twist'. I also used hemp cord instead of ribbon which gives the lacing a different effect. I strung some beads onto the remaining tails of the hemp cord and added a flower brad.
This beautiful black and white butterfly is also from... you guessed it! Kay's Kreative Korner! I tend to shop a lot at this Etsy shop. Her butterflies are not only beautifully designed, but they are very well-made. I love how perfect Kay makes her butterfly antennas. Stop by her Etsy shop and take a peek at all of the gorgeous butterflies she has available.
I had this chippie in my stash and I couldn't even tell you who makes it because the package is blank. I cut it in half and painted it with a pearl white paint dabber. I also added a touch of Stickles to certain areas to give it more color and texture.