Wednesday, 31 October 2012

She Is Beautiful

My sister HATES having her photo taken however she loves me enough to put up with it. The photographer got some amazing candid shots of her for my wedding and I've been wanting to scrap them for ages. My husband went to a weekend basketball tournament 4 hours drive away at the start of October so I booked into a class at my local scrapbooking store to keep myself busy. I ended up being the only person taking the class as one of the other ladies cancelled last minute and the other just didn't even turn up.

Here is what the LO looked like at the end of the class. I thought it was nice and good to do something a bit different to my usual style but it just didn't really pop for me.
I've always thought of classes as more of a good starting point for a LO than something that needs to be followed exactly. I've been in some classes and the other participants will be requesting the exact measurements for everything in terms of millimeters. I don't want my page to look exactly like 10 other people's, I want it to look like mine! So, I brought the pages home and had a bit of a play around and ended up with this:
You can see that I changed the left and right pages around because I prefer to have my central elements framed in a double LO. The 'beautiful' title was part of the class, I just hadn't stuck it down before I left the store. 

Here is my left page. I added the butterfly and pearl swirl, as well as some sentiment stickers to the photos and added my journalling. I'm laughing so hard in the first photo at something my sister had said. She really helped my stay relaxed and happy during the preparations, the perfect bridesmaid!

Here is my right page. I added an extra butterfly in the top right, the sentiment and title stickers and the pearls to highlight that the title relates to my sister.
The challenge for The Lollipop Ladies this fortnight is inspired by aniseed rings with an added challenge of black and white, so I'm also using this LO as my DT submission this week. I'd love to see what you can create with this inspiration.

Guest DT spots are able to be won each fortnight
and our sponsor this fortnight is: Annabelle Stamps *

$10 Voucher (thanks to Andrea).


  1. I so agree with all your comments - the classes are good to consider a way forward that might be different but I always seem to redo mine when I get them home. I love that layout you ended up with - so much better. And it really suits TLL's challenge!

  2. Yes, I definitely love your version better - good job!!
    I love those candids and I love that you scrapped a double!

  3. Very nice layouts!! Really love them!
    I also gave you an award, gave a look at my blog!



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