Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Very First

This title is very appropriate since this is my first ever scrapbook layout and it features a portrait of my niece on her first birthday. The Embellish Scrapbook Color Challenge urged me to create something because I've always wanted to try scrapbooking but didn't know where to begin. I'm a huge admirer of those who can scrap their memories consistently and it's something I would love to do. Maybe there will be no turning back after this. ;)

I wasn't sure how to photograph this because it's so big compared to a card. LOL I wasn't sure how much to add and there seems to be so much open space but in the end I decided to keep it simple but with interesting little details, much like my cards. I recently acquired Unity's November 2009 Store Kit - Believe in Fairytales from Eclectic Paperie and thought the sentiment and journaling box were perfect for this layout. I can't even tell you how long I'd been eyeing this beautiful kit so I finally decided to buy it. I can't wait to use it more!

I love the Unity set Bella Fiori and wanted to use it again so I stamped just the tops of the round flowers, punched them out and added them to the scalloped flowers I punched out of American Crafts Love Bug paper. Yup, I used patterned paper, too! I bet you're ready to fall over right now. LOL I made the button and twine flowers embellishments last and decided I wanted a curvy pattern before adhering everything in place.

I left the journaling box empty because I want my sister to be able to fill it in after I make her an entire album of pages for her daughter. Did I just say an entire album? LOL I guess I have to do it now! You'll hold me to that, right? :D

Sources: SU textured Very Vanilla cardstock; Bazzill Basics textured cardstock in two shades of pink; SU Early Espresso cardstock; AC Romance Collection - Love Bug; Unity Bella Fiori; Unity November 2009 Store Kit - Believe in Fairytales; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU Pink Pirouette, Pink Passion & Rose Red inks; SU 1/2" circle, 3/4 circle, 1-3/8" circle & 1-3/4" scallop circle punches; Forever in Time buttons; The Twinery baker's twine in Cappuccino; Stampin' Dimensionals

22 comments:

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

How cute! I love the flower embellishments at the bottom of the layout! Super pretty! Thanks for joining Embellish!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

Oh, it's so pretty!!! I love the white base, matches perfectly with her dress and what a gorgeous photo that is! I'm sure your sister will love this and the embellies are just wonderful!!

Hugs, Wendy

Angela said...

So I just picked myself up from the floor -- a SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT!? with PATTERNED PAPER!?

Whoa.

But it's gorgeous, of course -- great design, just your style, and that photo is so super-cute!

Yep, pages are way harder to get good photos of -- I'm with you on that one. But you rocked it!

Now I'm gonna make mine. Hooray!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, what a gorgeous little girl and I love your LO, fab photo, great embellishments too. :0) xxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so pretty, and oh my, your first layout, that is fantastic!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Sooooo cute, Emily! You should put this in the SIC gallery for my snow challenge. It definitely fits the bill (lots of white space on your layout).
If you want to play along, just use keyword SIC88 on SCS.

Lynn said...

Emily, you are so talented...wow is all I can say...make this the first of many layouts...gorgeous!

lynn said...

emily, your niece is so sweet! and you've done a such a charming page--it's perfect for the pic:)

believe in fairytales was one of my first sets, and its a fav of mine!

Julie said...

This is beautiful! Your niece is adorable! I love, love, love, the twine flower with the button center! I don't scrapbook either - never have - someday!

Lindsey said...

Eeek! A scrapbook layout! Gorgeous of course. Love all that clean white space. And could the sentiment be any more perfect?

Kary said...

Emily,I love your layout!!It's very pretty - love the flowers and the sentiment and of course your niece's pic is sooo cute!! Well done!

Jennifer said...

I'd say you should keep scrapbooking!! LOVE your great layout. What a sweet pic of your niece and those flowers & sentiment! PERFECT!! (=

Vicky Hayes said...

Scrapbook pages mean that your memories don't have to slip through your fingers! I love your elegant page - the first of many I'm sure!

Angie Blom said...

oh this is juststunning.. I love what you did with the bakers twine.. LOVE IT!

Gina said...

Wow, for a first layout, this is just beautiful! I love all the pink flowers, perfect for a little girl.

Belleza Family said...

how sweet ^0^ so cute

Melissa said...

This is so beautiful Em!

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... this is darling. so so cute! lovely layout!

Meg said...

Fantastic! It's just like you said--a clean and simple Emily card blown up to 12x12 size! Each of those flowers is gorgeous and the whole row echos her ruffly dress perfectly!

Lisa said...

Such a sweet page! I think it looks great. I still haven't worked up to scrapbooking yet - maybe someday I'll take the plunge!

Sunghee said...

congrats!!! lovely LO. BTW, I love your new bio photo!

Monika Reeck said...

Emily such a cute Photo and you are good too on making scrapbooking me not I think it is difficult to create on a big paper I am stupid to scrapbooking :) Big congrats Emily your crispy style is always catcg the eye of the jury on Embelish color challenge yippie...happy for you my dear...