Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scrapping Old Pictures - happy layout

I love going through old pictures that I haven't scrapped yet to see what I can find. However, sometimes the pictures have lost some of their vibrance because of not being in an acid free album *okie hears the gasps* Oh shut up! Like ya'll knew to keep yours in acid free before ya'll started scrappin!

Anyway I came across these pictures that were taken when my daughter was about 15 months old. I scanned the originals and then made the pictures bigger. Since the pictures were muted I looked through my paper and came up with some Cosmo Cricket paper that looked like it would be great to use.

I did use some Coredinations cardstock and sanded it a bit to distress it. I think the colors worked great and really complimented the colors in the pictures.

Oh and don't worry about her falling in to the little lake in that picture to the left. She liked water even back then! *okie cracks up laughin* Actually a friend of mine was standing right behind her just out of frame.

Oh if you click on the picture above and make it bigger you can see some flower brads that I used on the photos. I found them in my brad stash, well didn't find them, knew they were there, and this was the first layout I have done that I thought I could use them on. I got those brads at EYELET OUTLET. I love that place and their clearance prices can't be beat!

I only used 3 small Cricut cuts, the butterfly, bee and title, all of which came from Walk In My Garden. I thought the images went well with the ones on the paper. I did layer different ribbon, lace, uhhh, whatever it is. I went along with the stripes on her jacket, well at least the pink and blue, but I just had to use the white butterfly! You might need to click the picture to see it better.












I think I will be going through some more pictures soon to see what else I can use the Cosmo Cricket *okie so wants to spell Cricut every time* paper on!!

17 comments:

  1. Great layout! And oohhhhhhh how fast they grow. Part of me wishes I could just use Mr. Peabody's way back machine and do it all again, except then I'd be realllllllllllly old (I started parenthood at 37 lol). Love everything about the layout, and those brads are da bomb. (I bought 7 packs of Eiffel Towers just to make sure they'd last me a while lol). TFS!

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  2. What a beautiful LO--and such a cutie pie of a little one!!!

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  3. Shirley - I absolutely love this layout!!! The colors are perfect and the photo's are adorable!!!

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  4. Cute LO, the paper and pictures really compliment each other. TFS!

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  5. I love the bee and the butterfly and that little girl is so cute! Very Very Cute!

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  6. LOL... you are so funny Okie... and Shanie (I am probably spelling her name wrong and she is probably going to fly out her and kick my u know what) was a little cutie and now a beautiful young lady...

    Have you heard anything about the cruise for next year????

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  7. I LOVE how this LO turned out Okie! The colors match perfectly and the older photo's give it a great look.... I also like that you only used a couple of cuts which made the pictures of your daughter tell the story.... It all went together so well! TFS!
    Theresa

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  8. Love the layout and the cute little bugs from WIG do go good with the paper. TFS

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  9. Sandy there is no positive word yet but I keep hounding them! I will let ya know as soon as I hear something.

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  10. She may be all grown up and 19 but she still looks just like that baby in the photos!

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  11. Your layout is great ! The colors go so perfect together ! This is why it always pays to have a great variety of paper to work with !! You just never know when you'll need what ! :)
    Anna

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  12. Nice job Okie- great paper choice.

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  13. I like how the striped ribbon matches the jacket.

    And I have a hard time typing Cosmo Cricket too. My fingers just automatically go to cricut.

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  14. I soo need to get going on at least once layout. My daughter will be turning two soon and I haven't scrapped one dard thing in a book yet. Aie-veh! Love your layout. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com and frankleecrafts[at]gmail[dot]com

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  15. Love this layout. So adorable!

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