The people over at the MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK site have been having a very unusual give-away . . .they are allowing you to scraplift any of the design teams’ layout and enter a contest to win oodles upon oodles of Prima flowers . . . wellllllll . . . I cannot pass up an opportunity like that so after looking at all the wonderful designers pages, cards & mini-albums I finally decided to “lift” Robbie Herrring’s May 2009 Main Kit design . . .
I was originally going to copy this layout only instead of a picture I was going to insert my mother-in-law’s names (Elizabeth Ellen Emmens Bates) and use it as the title page for her section of the scrapbook I am creating about my hubby’s family . . . welllllllll . . . I had one of those late, late, really late night change of hearts (about 1:30 in the morning) . . . Robbie’s layout just cried out for a vintage picture . . . soooooooooo . . . I remembered this picture that I wanted to do of me (okay I’m not vintage yet – but pretty close to it according to social security) . . . so here is the layout that I am submitting . . . it is of me at the age of two . . . I was not a very happy camper was I . . .
It’s not an exact “lift” of Robbie’s layout but is pretty darn close . . . I did try some new things with this layout . . . one of which as the picture is black & white (told you I was nearing vintage) . . . I used Tim Holtz’s “Alcohol Ink” and painted a very pale pink stain on the little romper I am wearing (I know the romper is pink because it is packed away in my hopeless chest) . . . and as I had the paint brush out I decided to paint glitter glue on some of the flowers . . . loved both techniques and I know that I will be using them again . . . well that’s all for now . . . thanks for stopping by . . . have a great day!!!!
P.S. . . one more thing . . . as I love to work in 2-page layouts . . . I will shortly be doing the companion page . . . I think I will did up pictures of my daughter and granddaughter crying also just to see if there really is a family resemblinish . . . tata . . .