Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Once Upon A Time

This layout was a happy accident. I was searching for pictures for one of Melissa's class projects when I came across the two I used for this layout. They were both taken behind Cinderella's Castle in Disney World's Magic Kingdom. In both pictures, Mark is wearing green and Melissa is wearing pink. The only difference between the two pictures is about seven years. That's right! The picture on the left was taken during our vacation to Disney in 2000. The one on the right was from our last Disney vacation. I love how the layout shows how some things stay the same (the castle, the colors of their clothes, how Melissa is looking at her big brother), while other things change (their size, their independence and our Disney experience with older kids). Here's the layout:

The journaling is a continuation of the title. It reads: Once upon a time...there was a little prince and a little princess who believed in all of the kingdom's magic. And then one day, in a blink of an eye, they grew up and just pretended to believe. The End.

The flowers are made by layering circle and scallop punches. I roughed up the edges of the plain circles to give them more texture.

I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge to create the title and then I used a black Sharpie to color my rhinestone gems.

For the border on the bottom, I inked up my new Technique Tuesday In Bloom stamps. I love this set. It cost me less than $3 when I bought it on sale at and I know I am going to use it a lot. I love the versatility of being able to place the various flowers in the set wherever I want them. You can see the full set here: Unlike other budget priced stamps, I did not have to condition these before using them for the first time. I just love how Technique Tuesday stamps take ink.


I love doing layouts using pictures from different years. See another one of my favorites here

Thanks for looking!

Ingredients: American Crafts card stock; Bo Bunny pattern paper (Alison); Making Memories ribbon (Passport); Cricut Cartridge (Storybook); Stampin' Up! punches; Making Memories tiny alphas; Technique Tuesday stamps (In Bloom, Today You Journaling Frames by Ali Edwards); Ink -- Versa Magic (Tea Leaves), Stampin' Up! (Regal Rose, Taken with Teal): Making Memories buttons (Noteworthy), DMC floss.


Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful layout and wonderful pictures. Time goes by so fast doesn't it! I especially love all the flowers across the bottom and the buttons.

Lauri {Scrap Attack} said...

What a beautiful Lo, those colors are great!

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