Hi everyone!  I am extremely excited (and a wee bit nervous) to share my first project for Donna Salazar Designs!  I wanted to create a unique layout that captures the joy I felt when my baby girl was born.  Let me show you what I came up with!
This is the cover of my layout.  A cover?  For a layout?  I know... it seems odd, but this is what makes this project unique.  :o)  I used Corrugated Board by Zutter and painted it white to create a shabby look.  I also added lace that joins in the center to create a tie-closure.  This project is bound together using the Zutter Bind-It-All.  I LOVE this machine!  It is so easy to use and there are so many projects that can be created with it.
 I created the large flower using Donna Salazar's gorgeous Spring in Bloom papers.  I adore the variety of beautiful colors and designs of this collection.  You can find a tutorial for this flower here.  The Botanic Chipboard Accents (DA0460) are made by The Dusty Attic.
 I enhanced this embossed chipboard butterfly (DA0014) with Clearsnap Cat's Eye Fluid Chalk Queue in Misty Meadow and Smooch Spritz in Pralines and Cream.  I also sprinkled on a little Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines and Cream.
 These chipboard leaves (DA 0508) were also covered in Fairy Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer.
And a little more glitter... can you tell I LOVE this stuff? 

Now comes the actual 'layout' part...
This is the inside of my project.  (Click on the photo to view a larger image.)  This is actually my first double layout and I had a blast creating it!  I combined different designs from the Spring in Bloom collection.
I created my own flowers using Donna's Crafty Chronicle.  If you are not familiar with The Crafty Chronicle,  it is an acid-free periodical filled with ads, word games, maps, horoscopes and more.  It has the perfect paper weight for creating hand-made flowers.  I was a little sad about cutting it up because I really enjoyed reading it.  :o)  The flower was spritzed with Smooch Spritz in Pralines and Cream, Mixed Berries and Frosted Grape and covered in Mixed Berry Fairy Dust Glitter.  To adhere the glitter, I used Glue Gloss by Clearsnap.  You can find the tutorial for my Gardenia Flower here.
 This chipboard corner (The Dusty Attic Ornate Corners #6 DA0465) was spritzed with Pralines and Cream and Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz and accented with Colorbox Cat's Eye Pigment Ink in Chestnut.
 The title was created using the same technique as the butterfly on my cover.
 I tend to do a lot of hand-stitching on my projects.  I love the texture it adds and I find it therapeutic.  :o)
 All of the edges of my project were distressed using a Zutter Distrezz-It-All and inked using Colorbox Ink.
This is the quote that my title was derived from.  It reads: "A new baby is like the beginning of all things- wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities." -Edna J. Le Shan.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  I had so much fun creating it!  I would like to wish all of you mothers a Happy Mother's Day!  Have a beautiful day!

For a list of products used, please click on the link below.
A Dream of Possibilities