Saturday, April 9, 2016

Life in Pictures Layout

My daughter, her hubby, and three teen and tween boys came to our rural home today to help pick up sticks, clear the fence line, and mow. There is always a LOT of work that needs to be done and the only good thing about the ailments of old age is that family realizes you can't do it all alone and comes to visit more often to help.

I showed my 40 year-old daughter these photos of her 20 year-old self and she laughed that she still has that dress and it still fits her size 2 self after 5 pregnancies including 2 sets of full-term, full-sized twins. I'd always loved the photos but hadn't scrapbooked them because I wanted subtle, neutral background papers. After they left I paired the photos with some papers on the table by my desk. The soft colors of  some Charlotte papers worked perfectly with the challenge at 613 Avenue Create - use neutral colors (with black or light pink for accents).  There is a subtle rose pattern on the white background. I used a couple of accents from the Charlotte complements and the black patterned background paper is from La Vie en Rose.

All of the stamps are from CTMH Life in Pictures. My hubby is such a camera buff these are perfect for our family. I know he took the photos above with one of his medium format cameras because of their size, but I didn't include the stamped image of one on this layout.  The two smaller cameras are darker because I used black embossing powder when I stamped them.  I have quite a few more planned with these stamps. I thought they went well with the Cricut Artbooking title I gave this layout. (The circle was cut at 8.5" using Cricut Artiste.)

Thank you for visiting.

I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges;

613 Avenue Create #170 - neutral colors.
Craft for the Craic - April anything but a card
Crafty Calendar April Challenge - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Funday Friday#133 - anything goes
PDE Linky Party #118 - anything goes
Simply Papercraft #27 - anything goes


(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wonderful layout. Love the overall design and the elements. Thanks for joining us this week. AJ DT JSS

Janis Lewis said...

Love! Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
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Kellie 0:) said...

A great layout. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday

Sue said...

Really gorgeous thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

Michelle said...

What a beautiful layout! Thank you for sharing it with our Fun Friday Challenge.
:) Michelle

Nana said...

Beautiful. Thanks for linking up over at PDE Linky Party

Have a creative day.
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Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Fun Day Friday. Hope to see you again next time.