Happy Monday everyone! This is my first layout since coming on the team. I'm not much of a scrapbooker but I've always liked that Emma does 8x8 layouts, and somehow that seemed more "do~able" to me. So then....here it goes!
Our "assignment" was to pick an alphabet letter and then have the things on our page start with that letter. So, I chose B. And the theme of my page is Beauty, Buttons, and Bows.
Here is my beautiful grand daughter, Aleida. She is the "Beauty" of my theme. Her Mom is learning to do photography and shoots her at every chance she can get. How sweet, sitting in the grass and playing with dandelions! I used my Silhouette Cameo to fill the 8x8 square with a pink pattern paper from my digi library, as well as with the label shape in black and white polka dots.
I used one of Emma's dies....Flower Petal Dies...for my flowers. The flower centers are the "Buttons" of my theme. I also used the Fly Away With Me Sentiments Stamp Set, that comes with a cute banner die. The sentiment is from another set called Just Simply Live Stamp and Die set. I love that little banner.
I added three rows of twine tied in "Bows" to finish off my theme. I love the soft touch using twine gives to a project. If you notice, I also softly inked edges of elements used in my layout. It adds a bit of dimension and takes the hard edges down some. I also added foam dimensionals to the back of the photo for more interest too. I'm finding myself stretched a bit having to do layouts, and I have to say....I'm loving it. I know in time, it will become easier and my confidence will build. For now, I will stick with 8x8 size layouts, and maybe move on from there. Although, I've got my hand into Project Life too, so that will give me the larger format, that is very quick and easy to do.
Don't forget to go and see what the other design team members have created. I know you will enjoy yourself!