Tuesday, May 17, 2011

heartstrings

A page I made for the Crate Paper blog. This girl tugs at my heartstrings!! More and more I'm realizing how similar Qu-ey and I are. We both like to take our time waking up in the mornings. We both love shoes, shiny ones if possible. We love to snuggle & we each have a blankey. Of course I don't insist on carrying mine around the grocery store, church, or in the car like she does.

I was a little hesitant about the woodgrain background b/c I naturally gravitate towards using lighter backgrounds but I think it worked well with the photo.

Love this floral paper I used to hand cut a heart.

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"Heart Strings", I wanted to use the woodgrain paper and I like how it coordinated with the photos of my daughter. It was a fun page to make by handcutting and punching out different hearts. I also used lots of stitching around the entire page and other areas.

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I also used a typewriter to write my journaling. It's the cutest vintage pink typewriter but some of the letters don't work, so I used a pen and added those letters myself. I love the mix of handwriting and type.

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I also loved layering all of the different borders and trims...

Woodgrain paper, Banner Border, Letter Stickers, Ribbons & Trims, Fabric brads, Darling Chipboard, Cream Border Paper, Floral paper

Photo by amazing: Jefra Starr Linn

27 comments:

Carrie Rosalind said...

Adorable page! Love love love the papers you chose and the mix of typewriter/handwritten journaling!

Ana said...

Your page is just lovely, as always. And the typewriter touch is really cool, which reminds me I have to "borrow" his typewriter for unlimited time.

Love,

Ana

Tabitha@InspiredByGiving said...

Great way to improvise! When I first looked at the pictures I thought that you did that typewritter thing on purpose...it turned out so cool!!

Melissa said...

This page is gorgeous! Love all the hand-cutting!

Raquel said...

Beautiful!! Just Love it! Kiss Raquel.

Kasia said...

adorable! I love it!

joeygirl86 said...

Beautiful! Love it! The hanging hearts are perfect..love the type writer action! :)

Overjoyed Ink said...

I love it....you are so creative!

Veronica said...

So adorable that I will be "lifting" this soon!!!

Just Rhonda said...

Beautiful!!!

kristina said...

this is gorgeous! i love it!!

stephanie said...

As always, an amazing layout. I am always awed by your work.

Renee Zwirek said...

Beautiful LO! I saw your Guest Spot over at the Crate Paper Blog! I Loved It!

Renee Zwirek said...

P.S. I did a heart themed LO, too, of course for Valentine's Day!

If you'd like to see it when you get a chance:

http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/442314-reneezwirek/1718662-nothing-sweeter-than-the-two-of-you/

delphine said...

cette page est simplement SUBLIME !!!
bisous Liz

Carol said...

Gorgeous layout! Love the stitching. TFS

Shirel said...

stunning ! I really love all the hearts ...

hugs

Agnès said...

Bravo, ta page est MAGNIFIQUE!!!
Biz!

Michelle Clement said...

Ohmygoodness - what a beautiful page!! :)

Lisa said...

YUMMM...absolutely adorable page! Question...I am in the corsage flower class...is the second class posted today, as usually I get a email...thanks !!!

Tiffany said...

This page is adorable and girly. I love it. <3.

laurie said...

lovely layout, that picture of Q is so pretty, one to treasure that's for sure! love the stitched hearts, so cute!

Keshet said...

This is so beautiful, Elizabeth! Wow!

Hámos Beáta (betsie) said...

Thanks for the amazing inspiration again! Love it!!!

Nancy W said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! love it and the woodgrain is perfect for that photo!! hugs from conroe, tx!

Jaimie Lea said...

Adorable! The step-by-step was fun. I felt like we were scrapping together. ;)

MissusMege said...

This layout is gorgeous. I love all the elements and the wood grain is the perfect background. :) x