Friday, September 23, 2011

so sweet

This has got to be one of my most favorite photos of my sister and her daughter! It was taken last summer on my 32nd birthday, which we spent at the aquarium in Mystic, CT. I am not even sure what animals we were looking at at this time, I just know it was perfect for a photo op!! My niece looks so cute in those Belle sunglasses!! We all had matching french braid pigtails. My sister used to do my hair like this for marching band shows since they worked so well under our hats and still looked perfect after those hats came off. I can do a single french braid in my own hair, but she's the master at the pigtail variety!! So that day, since it was my birthday, I had asked for those braids...which she obliged. Then she did hers and my nieces, too.

I love all the fun elements on this page. While I put it together based on the latest Starting Points challenge from Shimelle, I chose my patterns and colors based on the 'so sweet' tag. I used lots of My Mind's Eye, with some Studio Calico, October Afternoon, Maya Road, Doodlebug, and Lawn Fawn thrown in there.

Love those buttons!! They really do add just the perfect touch to those Lawn Fawn Blissful Botanical leaves!! I painted the chipboard butterfly with some Jenni Bowlin paint and added another Doodlebug button to the center.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend and find some crafty time!! Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Love how you mixed up all the ranges here. This is gorgeous

  2. I love what you did with this page, I love the mix of the patter paper looks amazing

  3. Love how you took the colours from one tag. Great LO :)