Hi y’all, and Happy Thursday! Can you believe that February is already almost over! This year is moving so quickly, I just want it to slow down. Today I am sharing a layout with you featuring my baby, the youngest of my five kids. She is 17 and she is getting ready to graduate high school. It seems like just yesterday I was making bows to match all of her outfits as she went off to kindergarten.
I have been doing something that I call “Flashback February”. In this layout, I paired gorgeous Cutcardstock papers with some My Mind’s Eye papers from different collections (circa 2015). The golds and navys and pinks in this collection were just gorgeous, so I pulled out some matching cardstocks and set to work.
Oh My Heart!
How gorgeous are these colors! I pulled CCS Gold Glitter , Stardream Metallic Lapis Lazuli, and DCS Pastel Pink to cut the Hearts cutfile from Peartree Cutfiles. These 3 colors together just make those hearts POP! And were perfect to highlight this photo of my daughter. After cutting the Hearts and double mounting the offsets, I simply added my photo and some fussy cut flowers.
For the foundation, I chose DCS Shimmery Textured Dove Cardstock. I added black splats, gold texture paint, glossy accents, and a bit of hand stitching to create the perfect backdrop. Once this part was done, all I had to do was let it dry and then assemble it all
Her story is only just beginning. She is getting ready to go off to college and “write her own story” without the help of Mom giving her rules, or of siblings making decisions for her. All I can do is hope that I have given her the tools to write it well. Hopefully she will look at this layout and all of the ones I have made over the years and be inspired to remain the beautiful young woman that she is becoming, and stay on the right path.
Speaking of being inspired, I hope I have inspired all of you to pull out some supplies and get a little crafty! Document your own story, or the story of someone that you love! CutCardstock has all the beautiful cardstocks, and always something on sale! Since February is the month of Love, all the pinks are the perfect choice for the sale selections! Go take a look and start documenting your story today!