Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A family layout


Here is one of my most favorite pages—and I'm sharing it today over at the Flamingo Scraps blog. The vast majority of these products can be purchased at the Flamingo Scraps store, so hop on over there for more details about the products I used and a link to the store.

You may be wondering why my darling husband is in uniform in this picture. He had to work on Christmas Eve, but managed to still swing by the family celebration long enough for a quick bite of food and to pose for our annual family picture in front of his cousin's totally crazy large tree.




I absolutely love the Basic Grey Curio line. LOVE! I cringed when I cut into the paper. It's the kind of paper that I would frame just for the colors and patterns in it. I can always buy more, though, right?!

One of the best things about this page is how great the snowflakes, flourishes and flowers all look together. I wanted to convey the "holiday feel" with the snowflakes and windy-like flourishes, but couldn't resist using the Curio pre-made flowers with a mix of handmade flowers using the Curio papers and brads. Skeptical at first at my thought process on this, I am so happy with the end result.

I also wanted to note that I used Sketch #39 at Sketchabilities. You can see the sketch here if you'd like to use it as well.

Thanks for stopping by to see my page!!

20 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

wow so pretty. love the flowers

Lea said...

Love this layout! Such a rich base color, makes everything on it really stand out!!! And love the mix of flowers and snow flakes!

Kristina said...

I love this layout, very pretty. I like how all of the colors pop on the brown!

Jingle said...

This is such a great layout! I love it! Your stamps are going out in today's mail! Enjoy them!

Sharla said...

I love all your embellishments, esp the fabric green brad and all the flowers! It all works beautifully together!

Pam W. said...

Great layout and your embellishments are beautiful.

Lisa Andrews said...

Such a beautiful layout. All of the little details are perfect!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!!! And I was wondering bout the uniform... I mean I know your supposed to dress up for a family photo....lol lol lol!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Danielle said...

Great design! I like the cluster of flowers, especially the felt circle one.

Tracy said...

Such a pretty layout.

Heather said...

Gorgeous layout, Diana! I'm so glad you were able to spend some of Christmas Eve together!

ScrappnBee said...

I LOVE this! I agree on the Basic Grey. LOVE it. Great chunky embellies, and I really like the use of white for journaling. It really pops! Great job!!

Diana Waite said...

LOVE it!

robindefender said...

I love all the little flowers you made on this layout.

Heidi said...

such a special layout!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful layout! I love all the different colored elements you used! Totally fab!
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my4blessings said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you've tucked the little ticket bits and all the great little touches...Excellent!

Jeanet said...

A beautiful layout! Loving that paper and the flowers are fab! That's a beautiful photo and i love your clustering of embellies!

Brenda said...

awesome layout Diana!!! I am wanting that paper soooo bad!I am soo glad he was able to pop in on Christmas!
hugs
Brenda

EverydayMe said...

golly how did i miss layout... it's lovely... just lovely... I love all the little bits and that photos is fab.... I love seeing family photos... love it!!! {{hugs}} Michelle