A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, May 4, 2009

Explore

Hey yall! I hope you are all doing well on this Monday evening. I just finished up this layout for a new site I found through my friend, Steph. It is called 'Unscripted Sketches.' They give you a sketch and you can follow it for your project. I am also using this for Shirley's 'Touch of Blue' challenge on Treasured Scrapbooking.....so a little double duty! Yay!

This layout is called 'Explore.' This is my husband and our nephew, Carter. I used my sewing machine quite a bit on this one. I stitched around the photo in brown and teal. I did some more brown stitching on the rest of the layout. I incorporated some pom pom trim (which I used a stapler to staple onto the LO) and some lace. I used my Fiskars Threading Water punch and Martha Stewart owl punch. I used the Home Decor' cartridge for the flourish. I also included a metal hinge on the right hand side of the photo. The journaling, which is on the photo reads:

"Carter,
Always know that Uncle Brandon loves you very much! He always has and always will take the time to play with you! He is so good to explain things to you and go that extra mile to make sure you have what you need! You are his little buddy!"Here it is (and excuse my picture skills tonite. I was lazy and did not drag out my white studio. So I snapped it on my kitchen countertop...LOL):

Up close of photo to show stitching. If you have a hard time seeing it, you can click on the photo and it will make it bigger. I know it's hard to see.



As always, thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday! Take care!
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14 comments:

scrapworking said...

Beautiful! A lot of my favorite elements in there, sewing, pom pom trim, the colors and an owl. Wow! Thanks for paying with our sketch - you rocked it!

Steph said...

Oh Aymee, this is fabulous!! I'm so glad you joined us this week!! You have such a way with your layouts, I've mentioned that before, that are just stunning to me. I hope you'll join us again soon!! *hugs* gf

April Hall said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! I love it!
Thanks for playing!

Robin Gibson said...

First of all, I LOVE THAT LAYOUT! Love how you wrote on the photo...been wanting to do that, and haven't snapped the right pic yet, lol. GREAT papers and job overall! Beautiful!

Caryl P said...

Fabulous work--and I don't say that just because my cute nephew is also Carter! Thanks for joining us, can't wait to see some more of your work.

Liz said...

Aymee you are fabulous.. You are gonna be a famous scrapbooking star soon... You have so much TALENT... I love this layout

itsabrt said...

This is absolutely fabulous, I love the liveliness here WOW! BR-T

Kray said...

This is so cute! Love that owl punch....wink wink!

Terri said...

Absolutely ADORABLE LO & your journaling is so sweet!! LOVE that owl punch!!

michele said...

love all the detail on this LO: the sewing, the owl, and the trim...but best of owl I LOVE the photo and how you journaled right on it.

Carol said...

Aymee, I love all the neat elements you included in this layout. The sewing around the edge of the photo is such a great way to detail an image. I also like all the lines (the ball fringe, lined paper, etc...). That was so creative of you to use an owl in the center of that flower, and that journaling is so sweet. The way you chose to arrange the title was very eye-catching. I miss scrapping with you. llbbff

Amy said...

Aymee its beautiful !!! I just love pom pom trim!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just gorgeous Aymee! Seeing your layouts almost makes me want to try to do a few myself but of course I'd have to have your blog on the computer for reference. LOL Love the way you positioned "Explore", the journaling on the photo and that adorable owl flower center. I love it! xxD

scrapbookmom79 said...

Beautiful as always Aymee!!!