Monday, April 2, 2012

Memory Collector

I fell in love with the American Crafts Dear Lizzy collection, but was worried that I'd have nothing to scrap with the pretty pastels. Most of my photos were boys, travel, beach, anything but girly. I'm always behind the camera and rarely in front! But I had forgotten about this silly little picture, taken in a mirror a couple of years ago. There it was, sitting in an envelope, waiting for these very papers.

  

Somewhat addicted to the cute mason jars printed on one of the patterned papers, I had already used one on a previous layout to "hold" confetti. Still I couldn't resist using another one of those adorable jars. This time it holds my little title, my very tiny title. I had no other letters that looked right, and these old Basic Grey stickers were the perfect color, if but a bit small. I think it works.

 
Girly colors, flowery papers, and even bling! I was using everything pretty on this utterly feminine page, and had a nice pastel colored ribbon that was begging to be put to use. But where and how? In the end I decided to try my hand at a ribbon "yo-yo" and it wasn't as difficult as I imagined. I had no idea how much ribbon was needed so I cut a rather long piece and began stitching along one side gathering it up as I went. The ribbon curled up naturally and when it began to turn back upon itself, I added a few more stitches, cut the ribbon, and stitched the pieces together. Easy-peasy! I think I've found another use for my ribbon stash!

So now I've scrapped a prom pic and one of myself with these gorgeous papers. What can I do next?

17 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a pretty layout!! great job

Margareta Carlsson said...

That is a pretty layout! I love that rosette! Great job!

Jingle said...

GORGEOUS layout!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful layout Madeline - love the glass jar and the ribbon rosette. And that is a great photo too!

Ashley Rock said...

Beautiful layout!!! love this, the colors are perfect for your photo!

Teka Cochonneau said...

I love that you scrapped yourself. :)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great idea, Madeline!!
Such a pretty layout with all of the layering!
That is such a great line!!

cori in wa said...

Beautiful photo of you and fantastic use of that line!!! I especially like that you made the jar meaningful and purposeful rather than just slapping it on there. Lovely!!!

Danielle said...

Beautiful layout and a very nice self-portrait.

Tammy said...

Adorable ribbon embellishment! Love how that turned out. I'm the same way about this collection, it's fab but I don't work with pastels that much and don't see it working too well for my rough and tumble nephews. Guess I need to do some me pages so I can work with it too. Great job! Love that jar! :)

soapHOUSEmama said...

such a great layout! Love that pict of you!

Susan Stringfellow said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the whole thing but that ribbon is fantastic! I love the papers too... maybe tea cups???

Kayla Renee said...

This is a gorgeous layout Madeline. I love the layers.
Thanks for popping by my blog. x

Tracy said...

This is such a pretty layout.
Great photo of yourself. I tried to get a photo of my like this...epic fail, lol.

Alyssa said...

Great photo, and a beautiful page! So well done.

Izzy Anderson said...

Beautiful pic and beautiful page!

Diane Payne said...

Beautiful layout!