I couldn't wait any longer to post this. I am so grateful to all of you that have posted comments or emailed me or left FaceBook messages regarding my recent beginning attempts at scrapbooking. So, I am anxious to share this next page with you.
My last pages were what I consider to be "clean and orderly" and that's fine. But the "look" I really love is actually a "busier" look- despite the fact that I have always felt that scrapbooking should be all about the pictures. I always thought you should be careful not to detract from your photos and merely "enhance" them with your work. Well, I guess an old dog can learn new tricks, as I have really broken away from my comfort zone on this one. And, although I feel I have a ways to go, all in all, I am quite pleased with how it came out.
I am an absolute flower lover and had such fun using some of the gorgeous Primas I have been hoarding!
For the butterflies, I stamped the card stock, then punched them out and added little flat backed pearls. Pretty, huh?
Talk about an easy way to put some shape on your page: I just punched out this photo with a large Marvy scalloped circle punch.
And here I used one of the SU! vanilla hardware frames. And don't you just love those Robin's Nest dew drops? The colors were perfect.
So there you have it. I had such fun making this page that I can hardly wait to make another!
And I have to say thank you to my dear friend Maureen. She, in my opinion, is a rock star scrap booker. (WHY she will not start a blog herself is beyond me!) I really value her opinion. Well, today I emailed her a pic of this page and she told me that she did not do pages like this until she had been scrappin' for about 10 years! Talk about a compliment! Girly, you have no idea what that did for me. I have been in real need of a confidence booster and you gave it to me! Thank you soooo much for all your help and encouragement!!!