Wednesday, June 11, 2008


When I worked on my school bus layout for my Prettie Wednesday post last week, I was already thinking about my layout for this week in the recesses of my mind. I worked through it in my mind as the week progressed and then the time to execute was upon me! How does that always happen so quickly?!

This layout features my husband and daughter playing at the beach last summer. My husband was throwing her up in the air and catching her, and I captured the different stages of the game with my camera.

The papers are all from a Close To My Heart paper packet called Discovery. I LOVE this paper. It is one of those special things that I have been hoarding for quite some time now. It seemed too pretty to cut!

The stamp is from Paper Pretties....of course! It is Flutter By Sophia. Her caption of "Flutter your wings and fly" is what gave me the idea for this layout. She is just adorable...perfect for use on a page about my adorable daughter! :)

I also used two other stamp sets.....both from CTMH. The first is called Fluttering Love and the second is called Boutique Alphabet. The alphabet stamps were used for the title "FLY". It was stamped in CTMH ink called Hollyhock, and then the letters were cut out by hand and a dash of Dazzling Diamonds was added to each letter. The Fluttering Love stamp set was used for the butterflies you see throughout the layout. Sophia is holding one in her hand and they are also scattered on some of the photos. The butterflies were stamped in Hollyhock ink also, and then they were cut out by hand. My Atyou Spica pen was used to add some sparkle to the butterfly wings, but you may not be able to see it in the photos.

I used a Fiskars arrow punch to punch two arrows that help to draw attention to certain elements of the layout that I wanted to highlight.

Sophia was mounted on the layout using a large, white brad so that her image can rotate to the side to reveal journaling about the photos and the day they were taken (the journaling still has to be added!) in behind.

Yes, this photo is an upside down photo of my layout. I wanted to show how the butterfly in Sophia's hand is layered up to give the effect of dimension. Sophia is actually holding three butterflies! The other butterflies on the layout are all individual butterflies that have had their wings popped up with dimensionals.

The last thing on the agenda for today is announce the winner of the blog candy!! Drumroll please.......

The winner is number one!! Cindy Vernon. :) Cindy, please email me your snail mail address to

Thanks for stopping by today!


Cindy Vernon said...

Hello, I am the winner of your candy, but everytime I email you it comes back as undeliverable. Could you email me? scoop71 AT
Thanks, Cindy

Bunny B said...

This page is gorgeous!! Love the LO!

Julie Masse said...

Great job Colleen! What a great layout! :)