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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Simply Perfect In Every Way

It has been ages since I completed a scrapbook layout! My photo printer stopped printing everything except black and yellow months ago, but a recent call to the manufacturer and now I am back in business with a new upgraded model! (Why didn't I call sooner?) The new printer did not come a minute too soon either, I had just taken some pictures and needed wanted to get them scrapped right away!
Hailey joined Girl Scouts last Fall and she is loving it! As soon as she found out the GS would be having a Buddy and Me Ball she asked daddy if he would be her date. He was more than happy to accept.
After buying the perfect dress and shoes, practicing her dancing and warning daddy, "If you do any dance moves that embarrassed me I will pretend I don't know you!" our little girl was ready for her first dance.
It was -45* outside and the temperature was falling when it came time to head into town. Daddy took her for some fast food (so she wouldn't have to get out of the warm truck) and then they headed to the Girl Scouts building. After leaving her snow pants and clunky snow boots in the truck she was ready for some fun.
Each girl received a corsage and each couple had their picture taken, and then the dancing began! Hailey was so excited that most of the girls from her troop were there too,  she had a blast! (As a part of the physical education class at school the kids have learned a lot of different dances. Because she knew so many dances, my otherwise slightly reserved girl had no problems getting her groove on! Thank you, Mrs. J!!)

One of the members of my scrapbooking group on FB issuesd a layout challenge.
2 page layout-check
1 basic color-Beige
2 accent colors-Black and red
Min. 2 photos per page-Yep
I journaling block-Got it
Simple embellishment-Oh yeah!
So while the other ladies are trying to settle on a deadline I got my layout done. :-)

 I used an old My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection. I really wanted the photos to be the focus of the layout so I kept things very simple.

 For the left page I used a die cut page, a 4x6  and a 5x7 photo, I added a strip of coordinating designer paper and a punched border. I added a little journalling, a few black rhinestones and the butterfly that was one of the coordinating pieces. They red glitter accents were already on the paper.

The right side is where I used my 8x10 photo collage. A matching strip of paper and rhinestones to tie the two pages together and then I added an embellishment cluster to finish this page. I popped dotted a die cut from the collection on top of some black tulle I ruffled and tied and 3 black feathers. 
 
A close up of the feathers, tulle and die cut.
It is hard to believe how grown up my little girl looks!! I don't need to tell you that she had a wonderful time, and will remember this night for years to come. Daddy took her for ice cream (her most favorite thing EVER!!) after the dance and by the time she got home she was totally worn out, but oh so happy. I must say, Hailey's first dance was "Simply Perfect In Every Way!"
Thanks for stopping by!
Until later~

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Beautiful layout Lisa! Love the focus on the photos, but the embellishing you added are perfect.