Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Welcome, Little Ones!

I finally finished a layout that was LONG overdue-since my babies are SIX now! The photos are from the twins' first bath (at the hospital), and I was inspired by the Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World- it was this awesome "Aqua/Pink Wedding" photo! (photo by Kelly Oshiro-her inspiration boards are AMAZING)
I love the banner and the ruffley pink cake-this is how I interpreted it to a scrapbook page. I started with a dark teal cardstock background, sprayed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist, heated it with my embossing gun to dry. I then tore a piece of My Minds Eye aqua and teal paisley patterned paper,attaching a piece of pink crepe paper, ruffling as I went, to the bottom of the patterned paper piece. I then covered the bottom seam with a pearl trim. For the photo mats, I cut them from a very pale pink cardstock, and painted with Opal Shimmerz before attaching the photos. I added a clear journaling sticker by American crafts, a rhinestone flourish, and a flower that I made myself with my trusty Cricut. For the flower, I cut the shape out in several different sizes, from several different white papers, cardstock, and vellum. I rolled and shaped the edges of the petals around that gray rub-on applicator thingie that comes with the American Crafts rub-ons, sewed a button in the center, then painted over the center and the edges of the flower with Opal Shimmerz. Then I stuck it on the page with a pop dot. The "icing on the cake", so to speak is the banner, which I also made with my Cricut, and the fabulous Pretty Banner svg set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. I cut out the Scalloped Banners, painted each little banner with more Opal Shimmerz, punched holes, threaded a skinny pink ribbon through, and spelled "welcome" with American Crafts glittering white Thickers. I attached the banner with pink flocked brads from Doodlebug, added 3 more Doodlebug brads for balance by the photos, and called it a day. I am thinking about adding a butterfly to the flower, though. What do you think?
Thanks for looking, now pop over to Lindsay and the other designers' blogs for a freebie and lots of eye candy!
Rebekah Doak


  1. Such a pretty page, Margie. Love the colors and page elements you chose. :) I really need to scrap more...

  2. Very cute LO! I love the banner! Better late than never!

  3. So sweet Margie! I love what you did with the banner.

  4. awesome page.. absolutely love the handmade flower!!!! Isn't it amazing how quickly time flies once we have kids/grandkids?

  5. I am all thumbs! There is no way I could have created that banner like you did. Spectacular! Talk about attention to detail!

  6. awesome page!! love how that banner looks

  7. that reminds me of when my girls were born:) It is hard to scrapbook with baby twins, so nice you are doing it now:)

  8. Ooooo Margie I love your layout!!! I love the colors and that banner turned out precious!! Your flower is very pretty!!!

  9. Such a fabulous lo!! GORGEOUS! love it!

  10. Hey Margie! What a pretty approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks for playing along! :)


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