Monday, 11 April 2011


My granddaughter Lily is a little live wire - running around all the time - and she loves being on the trampoline in the garden. She'd asked for her sweeties, and against all advice from her Nonna, decided that she could jump up and down with the little plastic bottle of sherbert in her hand. That day, I think more sherbert landed on the trampoline than in Lilys' mouth. It was when she suddenly stopped jumping, sat down with a bounce, and peered into the bottle... wondering where the sherbert had all gone... that I snapped the most adorable photograph of her concentrating so hard to look deep into the bottle to see if there was any sherbert left.
I used Papermania "Summer Bloom" papers for this layout, and lots of handmade flowers. The ribbon was leftover from a giftbox at Christmas - I just added some paper ribbon over the top for a flowery addition. Distress Ink was a must for this layout - Lipstick, to match in with the bright pinks of the papers. I used my La Blanche stamp for the swirls ( I LOVE that stamp!), and mixed pink and green papermania inks for the wording stamp ("Live Laugh Love").
The jewelled brads used were leftovers from another Papermania set I had used - the Teahouse (cupcakes) brads... and  I also used pearl brads in pink and ivory that I had in my stash drawer - also PaperMania.
You can't see it clearly at all, but the butterflies I cut out from the papers are highlighjted with Ranger Stickles ("Crystal"), and I used a LOT of "Candy Pink" Cosmic Shimmer Mist too - on the smaller flowers, butterflies... and wherever else it happened to get onto :)
I decided to do my journalling directly onto the layout this time (rather than write all the details on the back), and I used green pen, and also green stitching to compliment the layout... can't have a layout without stitching now, can I?!


misteejay said...

Wow, super LO - love all those embellies.

Toni :o)

Scattychick said...

Ooooooh so pretty love all the details and you granddaughter is such a cutie pie :)

Sian said...

That's a big lesson to learn!

Such a very pretty layout - I bet she absolutely loved it, did she?