A layout just because :)
Actually, as I was going through the photos that I talked about on This Post to take to a crop this weekend, I decided to scrap this one!
Me, seven months pregnant, in Florida.
Journaling: This was one of the happiest moments in my life. We had just arrived at our hotel in Florida and I was seven months pregnant with our baby girl. It was our last trip together as a family of three and we definitely enjoyed ourselves. As for this photo, I felt such a sense of peace and happiness. And for the first time in a long time, I didn't mind having my picture taken. I felt beautiful, and I don't usually feel that way. I will never forget this trip or moment in my life!
I truly think being on the design team at Scrapbooking From the Inside Outhelped me be just a little braver with my journaling and expressing my true feelings. I don't know that I would have necessarily done a page like this a few years ago :)
I wanted to keep the vibe of the page soft and a little muted, so the photo would be the focus.
The butterflies were actually created using a mask and some mists.
I actually traced the Studio Calico butterfly masks to create my own mask.
I then placed my homemade mask where I wanted the butterflies to appear. I covered up the rest of my cardstock so it wouldn't accidentally get spritzed, and sprayed my inking tool pad. I then dabbed at the butterfly cutouts to create the images on the top left, and then also added a big one to the bottom right corner. The mist has a pretty gold sparkle to it once it dries in person which is hard to see on the computer screen. :)
Today I am still recovering from a very busy weekend with a huge party celebrating my mother-in-law's 70th birthday. Lots of family in town and people to visit with and see. It was lots of fun, but I am feeling a little drained at the same time :)
Plus we had a huge snow and ice storm come through Thursday! So two snow days for the kids leading up to an extremely packed weekend, was a lot! :) We had fun though and even enjoyed some play time out in the snow on Friday. Expecting more snow this week, but not of the same caliber.
How is the weather by you?