Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Memory Keeping...the old and the new.

When going through pictures lately, I've come across some sweet pictures of Natalia and her cousins. Even though these are imperfect snapshots, I really want the memories behind the photos.  Plus I get to use the girly colors and flowers and ribbons and all of those fun things that I love to use on pages, since I have three boys, who prefer that I don't use flowers and ribbons on their pages, and my one girl who just prefers I don't even have pictures of her at all.

But I"ll let you in on a secret; there are flowers on the layouts I'm going to post tomorrow, the ones with the boys,  I just have to be a little more subtle about where they are and what they look like.  So come back then to take a peek.

This layout is Natalia and her cousins, and I've used some of my favorite things, that I use ALL THE TIME!  First of all is the hidden journaling tag.  For some reason I have a hard time figuring out where to put the journaling on most of my layouts.  That's why I use a tag in (what seems to me at least) 50% of my pages.

Something else about this layout that I like to do; even though the colors are in the same family, they're not too matchy-matchy.  I've got a blue-green in the flowered paper in the banners, and a green-blue on the background paper.  A coral to orange in the background, and a light rust orange of the velvet rick rack, the very orange zippers and the almost pink heart and pinky-pink frame.  And then there are the greens.  You get my drift.  It's not an exact science, and yet it all comes together just fine.

Did you spot the book page in the background on the right?  I love the patina of a well-worn book, and even though it is not front and center in the layout, it adds a little bit of depth.

And the zipper flowers?  Just a cheap, plastic zipper pulled apart and glued into a circle.  It makes me happy.  Even though I kept with the design theory of three, I added another flower to the right.

So, a doily, scallops, banners, and lace all make me happy.  As do the colors pink, brown and green together.  Again, it's a cousins photo and journaling on a tag tucked behind.

Sometimes a page is not a page without a banner.  What's better than a banner with flowers AND scallops?  A little bit of brown ink sets them off.

These girls had so much fun together.  Now they're living in three different ends of the country, and never see eachother.  Just the occasional chatting on the phone, or more often than not, on facebook.  And like I said, even though these pictures are less than perfect, they bring back fun and precious memories.

Remember, come back tomorrow for more pages with a more neutral/less pink theme, and I even changed up the journaling!

I'm linking up here:  WIP Monday at ScrapScene

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