Saturday, October 2, 2010

First Photo

At first glance this page isn't about Ryan. But, it really is! It's the first shot of him and my dear friend's daughter, Jordan. They have been friends since birth! Can you see them there in our bellies? This is the only shot I have of Dorothea and I when we were pregnant and it's not even a good one. We both cringe when we look at our 8 year ago selves. But it holds so much sentiment. Sometimes the imperfect photos are the ones that hold the best stories.

I used a mix of Webter's new Hollywood Vogue and Life's Portrait papers. The transparencies are Heidi Swapp and Hambly.

I made the flower by cutting a strip of the Hollywood Vogue fabric, stitching it along one edges and pulling the thread tight. I topped it with one of the new sparklers. Love them!

So, I guess my advice for you today is to go ahead and scrap those imperfect photos. They are the memories you'll want to keep!

Thanks for stopping by!


Patty O'Malley said...

Absolutely beautiful layout! Love how you made the flower. Sometimes, I think the most precious photos are the imperfect ones.

Romy said...

What a gorgeous layout about that precious photo (although it might be imperfect, I think it is one to cherish forever). I love your soft colour palette.

dstandard said...

What a beautiful page - awesome detail!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Gorgeous Anabelle and I love that you have that picture. Wish I had one like that of my friend and I when we were pregnant with our kids. You have inspired me to do a layout about that though. Beautiful job my friend!