I get lots of comments about flowers, butterflies and vintage layouts with boys. The way I see it even tho I am making the albums for future generations I am making them for myself right now. My grand kids will giggle and say....."Gramma really loved flowers and butterflies!" A little piece of me I am passing on to them with the photographs. So as much as I try other styles I always end up with pages like this being my fave...so if you have boys or girls....I say scrap em' the way you like! Remember that while we are showcasing the photos and precious memories, we are adding so much of ourselves to each layout......hopefully that is part of what will be treasured.
I used K&Co for the floral paper...the card stock is just from my stash. I purchased some really fun old sheet music and love it so much. I have created a cut file for the lace edge I made for this paper....It is cut with Plantin and Heritage. I added some pearl paint to the tips of the antennae and also created a faux stitch around the page with it. My lace is from the bridal aisle at my local WM.
Of course the tute for the blooms is below this post...I will be doing a tute for the rose very soon. The little pearl flowers are actually earrings from a bag of finds I picked up at a flea market.
The bling is all Memory Makers and I cut bliss from Stone Script from the sheet music.
How fabulous is the wonderful butterfly button???!!!!! I added some cording and brought it up from behind to form the antennae. My sweet friend Michele sent a bag of these handmade buttons. Please see Charlene's RAK on by right bar she makes the most beautiful buttons!!!!.....click on the image and visit her blog, she just opened an etsy and don't forget to leave her a comment so you can be eligible for her amazing RAK! Stop by and see Michele too....you will be so inspired by her talent!
This pin was also in my bag of finds....I just love little treasures!
There is a safety pin holding on to all the precious little charms here....the heart locket is from my bag of finds....I've also added a tiny key and some beads. The top of the safety pin is covered by the Believe brad with a little butterfly brad to boot~
Well everybody that's it for now.....hope you are all having a great day!!! Thanx for stopping by...your encouraging comments me so much to me!
If you would like to download the cut file for the lace edged paper here is the link...