Sunday, January 22, 2012

Gift Page

Last year I shared the mini album I did for my Mother for Christmas.  I was really excited to give this to her.  I hadn't dropped a single hint because around her you can't.  She loves to wheedle out information on gifts.  :-)  I wrapped the gift in a Belk box.

So on Christmas morning, she started opening the gift wondering what was in that Belk's box. (Belk is a department store in the South - it is my Mother's 2nd church.)   She was very surprised and was immediately absorbed in looking at the old photos - some of which she hadn't seen in decades.  Later on she called me to thank me again for her gifts and most especially her album.  My Mother doesn't always get that excited about my crafts so having her love her album was a gift to me, too.

I used the photography and staging tips from Nichol's video I mentioned yesterday to set up the photo above.  We had a dreary day here yesterday so I wasn't sure how it would take, but I'm pretty pleased.  The green pitcher in the background was my Dad's Mother's.

The page is partially for this week's Glitter Girl challenge at Two Peas.  I cheated a bit. We were supposed to browse the Two Peas Gallery and scraplift individual ideas for pages.  I ended up using Glitter Girl's signature ideas on my page.  There are butterflies and lots of misting including some dots of most applied directly from the bottle insert.  I also took a paintbrush and went around the edges of the papers and photos with some Angel's Glimmer Mist.  Loved the effect. One one of her recent pages, she painted a background for the title. So thank you, Glitter Girl, for all your inspiration!

The flourish is cut on the Cricut with SCAL and that green paint added just the right touch of color to the edges.  My Mother is the Queen of Bling so while this may not look much like Christmas, it looks like her - neutral colors with lots of zing.

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure and stop by Tuesday as I have another Scrapbooker to Cardmaker video planned.

Ingredients:  Many of the items are from Artfuldelight's January kit including MME Everyday Fun rhinstones and butterflies; Studio Calico Wallpaper DSP
Cardstock:  Soft Suede by Stampin' Up!
Gemstone letters:  Kaiser
Ribbon:  Enchanted Cottage in Wintson-Salem
Stick pin: Pretties Kit from Stampin' Up!
Mists:  Buttermilk by Maya Road, by Angel's
letter stickers:  Mia by Crate Paper
button: Tim Holtz


  1. I love how you staged your photo! Wonderful! Such a great story to your page, sounds like a keepsake to treasure.

  2. Your layout is so touching as well as the story that goes with it.
    So beautiful.

  3. What a great layout Lisa! I LOVE it...TFS!!!

  4. Love the layout. What a great story. And wouldn't you know it, I worked for Belk Dept Store for 13 years!


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