These are some photos I took of my dgd, Katie on New Years Eve (2011). I wanted to practice with the new lens I got for my birthday, and Katie was happy to model for me! I used Echo Park's Life is Good collection for this layout. The butterfly is a Memory Box die (and it's a very delicate butterfly). Circles were cut from ppr with my circle cutter and several different size circle punches. The scroll border is a Sizzix die, and the pink border was punched with a MS punch. The title work is some faux chipboard letters I made. To make the faux letters, just cut out the top letter in the paper you chose and then cut 5-6 more of each letter from plain white card stock. I cut "almost" with my Cameo, so it was kind of quick. The "13" was cut with Papertrey Ink number dies and I had to run it through my Cuttlebug a few times to get all the numbers cut. Then I ran all but one of each letter/number through my sticker maker to make the backs sticky. Almost done....then layer them one on top of the other and you'll end up with a nice thick letter. Really looks cool IRL. Blooms were from my stash. The leaves behind the flowers were cut with a Memory Box die. Flower centers were made with liquid pearls. I inked the edges of most all the pieces and added quite a bit faux stitching with both a black and a white pen. Journaling was printed on the computer and cut into strips and adhered across the bottom. Journaling reads:
Katie, it’s hard to believe that in just a few short months you will be 13…a teenager! In the blink of an eye, you’ve lost your little girl look and have become a beautiful young lady.