Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Girl and Quite Contrary

Hello! I hope you're all having a great week! It's supposed to be 108 here today.. ugh.. I think it's time to get in the pool and cool off! It's been awhile since I've been able to craft for fun and I've really wanted to do more scrapbooking, so that's what I did the last few days (I am a slow scrapbooker.. lol!).

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I pulled out one of my favorite photos of Sabrina from earlier this year, cropped it and converted it to black and white. I paired it with some My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Mary Mary. I've loved this line since it came out a year (or two ago?), but I kept hoarding it. I finally decided to stop hoarding and use them as these are some of my favorite colors. For sketch inspiration, I used the latest My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge #24. Along with the sketch (below), we were to use song lyrics as our theme. I chose My Wish, by Rascal Flatts.

Detail shot of the journaling, which are the lyrics to My Wish:

I used Verve's Dream Big, stamped the words and die cut with a Spellbinders Standard Circle die and matted it onto a scalloped circle die cut. I used a ticket from the Mary Mary Sweetie Pie collection and stamped the date using Papertrey Ink's Calendar Basics.

Here's a detail shot of one of the tatted butterflies. They were made by my cousin, Jessica, who owns and operates Snapdragon Lace. She is very talented and her tatting is just amazing! She is just starting to carry small tatted flowers, butterflies, motifs, etc. for scrapbookers and card makers. You can see some of her designs HERE. I added the trio of rhinestones to the butterflies then added them to my page with some foam tape.

Here's a look at the sketch:

Remember me saying how much I loved this MME Quite Contrary line?! Well, imagine my excitement when the patterns were released in fabric! I managed to get my hands on some of the prints earlier this year. Right around the same time, my SIL, Mary, had made her daughter (my niece) a couple of really cute fabric bags. When I told her about the fabric that I had just bought, she told me to send it out to her and she made these 2 great bags for Sabrina and me! Isn't she the best?!

Here's a look at Sabrina's bag:

and mine:

Finally, here's a shot of the 2 of us with our new bags:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Dream Big (Verve), Calendar Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Quite Contrary Mary Mary (My Mind's Eye), Cardstock, Green vellum
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Versamagic Wheat (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ticket, Letter Stickers - Quite Contrary, Rhinestones - Lush (My Mind's Eye), Standard Circle Nestabilities and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Double Scallop border punch (Martha Stewart), Tatted butterflies (Snapdragon Lace), Handmade lace, Ribbon, Button, Divine Twine, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.


  1. love your page!!! those little butterflies are just gorgeous!! and yes your bags are totally fabulous!!!! Hugs Juls

  2. You have some very talented relatives, the bags are wonderful.

  3. Love this page! I am a slow scrapbooker too. Those butterflies are very cute. Your cousin is very talented...I will have to check out her website. :)


  4. What a beautiful page celebrating a beautiful girl! Love the lyrics you chose!! What a blessing to have such a creative and generous SIL...Love the bags!!!

  5. Nice scrapbooking, Steph. Love those lyrics, and those matching bags are so cute. Nice shot of the two of you in your "Agent P" shirts as well. :-) Hope you're enjoying your summer. Stay cool... -Chris

  6. Such a darling LO, Stephanie. I love the "My Wish" part especially. She will cherish this LO.

    I love the quilted bags. My MIL quilts and she makes so many beautiful things. I laughed when I saw Sabrina's arms full of bracelets. I used to do the same thing when I was her age. Too cute! :)

  7. Such a lovely layout! I love your bags too!

  8. Oh, your daughter is sooo beautiful, Steph!

    Beautiful layout and bags!

  9. Love your page, the poem, the lovely picture of your daughter and all the little details including those adorable butterflies! The picture of you and your daughter having fun, doing crafty things together, reminds me of my relationship that I've had with my daughter. Your post really made me smile! Enjoy every minute. (my daughter recently passed away from complex heart, lungs and GI defects she was born with... but being sick didn't stop her from having fun and enjoying her family. I cherish each moment I had with her - and will have once we meet again.)


  10. I LOVE those papers too!!! The bags are fabulous! Great page too! Gotta work on my pages too! I am soooooo behind!!


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