Friday, July 15, 2011

she's not so girlie

Do you have a happy place you go to for inspiration, to soul search, a place that just makes you happy when nothing else possible could? I know we all have those places a coffee shop, a flower garden, for me it's my Grandparents farm. No matter the mood I'm in the farm always puts a smile on my face and it gives me a new look on what ever might be going on. Today I am sharing a layout with you of one of my favorite photos taken at the farm of my sweet girl Avery 3 years ago. The farm is the perfect place not only for the momma to get that boost she needs its also the best butterfly, frog hoppin, dragonfly catchin spot in the county and that is what Miss Avery loves to do best hunt bugs. I knew that Donna's papers would be the perfect fit for this layout with all those beautiful flowers and butterflies prints.

The journaling down at the bottom reads: She'd rather be out huntin bugs. These butterflies are beautiful on the original papers but I wanted to use them together and since the group is from a few different papers I decided I would cut them out and get this scrapbookers/card makers have a name for this technique is called "Fussy Cutting". Who would have thought it had a special name I certainly didn't so I had to google "Fussy Cutting" to see what everyone was talking about and boy did I need a V8 to the forehead for that one lol.

Donna Salazar Products Used:

Pretty in Purple - Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar

Artistic Journal Cards - Artistic Papers Collection by Donna Salazar

Peachy Dream - Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar

Spring Journal Cards - Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar

Butterfly Harmony - Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar

Harmony - Antiquities Collection by Donna Salazar

Take Flight - Spring in Bloom Collection by Donna Salazar



Aubree said...

This is gorgeous and what a wonderful retreat for you to have!

Briana Johnson said...

Mandy, this is so pretty! I really like how you arranged the photo to the left and then the text, doilies, and butterflies all cascade around the top to the other side. Pretty layering!

Meg said...

Gorgeous little embellishments and papers!

Curlywiggles said...

EepS! i don't think i have ever seen such a pretty doily! it is gorgeous. So cool that you have such a happy place to go to.