Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweet Baby

Hello friends,

Sorry I've been MIA for a bit.  We have spent the past 4 weeks or so participating in 2 big Dance competitions.  All our hard work, and hours of practice have all paid off.  If you come back tomorrow I have several photos to share with you that will give you some insight into the wold of Dance Competition as I know it. 

Today, I have a layout to share.

I found this photo in some random folder on my laptop a few weeks ago, and knew that I just had to scrap it.  It is baby photo of me, at a few months old.  My father actually use to be a photographer (or at least he knew how to take decent photos of us).  When I look at this picture there is so much I wish I could say to that sweet baby.  So much pain, and heartache I wish I could save her from.  There is so much she had yet to discover about the world around her.  The words of John 16:33 are what came to mind when I set out creating this layout.  They say "In this world you will have trouble, but take heart for I have overcome the world".  It is one of my favorite verses, and perhaps the most powerful, must hopeful, most full of promise phrase that this sweet little girl could have heard so many years ago. 

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As much as I wasn't thrilled with the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection.  I've managed to create a few things from the line.  This sheet of paper with all the random number squares on it sat in my stash for some time, until last week when I had the idea to cut it apart and use it to frame this photo. The soft colours work so well with the photo I think.  Once again I created a pinwheel to accent my page.  I really like embellishments, and always manage to find a way to make it work when a line doesn't include many, or when, as was the case here, I just don't have any more left.  If you're interested, or just missed it the first time around you can learn how to make your own pinwheel embellishment right here.  And the flower is a new Martha Stewart punch I ordered from Studio Calico here.  The verse is hard to see on the bottom of the layout because it's written in pink ink, but if you enlarge the photo you'll have no trouble reading it.

Thanks for stopping by.  I have a lot of projects photographed and ready to go, and even more on the way.  Most are for upcoming opportunities, but some are just for fun, and those I can share with you right away.  Oh and that secret I was going to let you in on...will have to wait until June 1st, sorry.  I thought it would be sooner, but no luck.  Hope you'll bear with me until then.

See you tomorrow!

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15 comments:

Marinette said...

Wow! Love everything about your LO! Love the soft colors and you pinwheel! Absolutely gorgeous my friend♥♥

Jojorenee said...

This is a fabulous layout and thanks for sharing that verse.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your layout is beautiful! Love the way you framed the photo!

Diane Payne said...

This is gorgeous! Looking forward to hearing your news on June 1!

Leigh said...

Sweet photo & layout, Sherri! I love how you framed the photo with those numbers!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

super sweet LO! can't wait to hear your news

Danielle said...

This layout is sooo beautiful! Love that verse you used, it is perfect for the story you want to tell with this page. And you were such an adorable little baby :-)
Can't wait to hear your secret...must be some real exciting news!

Shellye McDaniel said...

wonderful. really, really wonderful, Sherri! Definitely top 3 of my favorites of yours...LOVE this. And for someone who doubted Dear Lizzy, you did a phenomenal job!

Nicole Nowosad said...

I love that page!! you worked the dear lizzy!!! love those pudgy cheeks too :)

Kate Vickers said...

Super cute! I love everything abou his layout! You reall rocked this line.

Antoinette said...

Oooh I really love this layout with it's soft colours and cute photo. It's super!

Lilith Eeckels said...

This is so PERFECT!!!!! Love it!

Tara LeClaire said...

LOVE this! Seriously, I love what you did with her products. And how cute are you?!?!

So.Creative said...

I'm definitely in love with your page! *LOVE*

teacher jessy said...

You worked it so well with the paper. Love the stitching and yes totally matched with the photo! Beautiful!