Tuesday, June 4, 2013

just the way you are

I shared my June Counterfeit Kit yesterday. Have you put one together yet?

On Memorial Day weekend, my little boy and I took a cell phone photo on the way to the pool. I was really red and splotchy from running 4 miles, so I edited the colors. When Little Guy saw the edits, he disapproved. I explained how I looked like a troll and he replied, "Mommy, I always think you're beautiful." Well, melt my wee li'l heart. In his honor, I used the original, unedited photo for this layout.
The one on the left.

Papers are from Hello Sunshine by Lily Bee Design. The circle stamps are by Close to My Heart. The sunshine flower lookin' thing is a die cut from Delicate Asters by Heartfelt Creations. The "corrugated" stars and clouds are punched pieces run through a Fiskars crimper. I brushed over them with black chalk ink to show detail. The alien is a stamp from Orbit by Crate Paper. Other embellishments are from Sandylion, Basic Grey, Sassafras, American Crafts, and Heartfelt Creations (Posy Patch flowers).

Thanks for stopping by!


Lesley G said...

Gorgeous page, beautiful colours and a great story :)

Jimjams said...

I absolutely adore this page - from the stamps to the banner to the cute embellishment clusters, but I especially love the story!

MiliPea Designs said...

How sweet is that? And your layout is adorable too!

Unknown said...

I love all the colours. That is one of the reasons I don't edit photos except to crop them or take out the red eye. My kids want to see it real!

Angela Toucan said...

your son is right.

Fabulous, fun happy page.

PaperCutsForU said...

LOVE the stamped circles!!! You even got a little alien in there!!