Thursday, May 26, 2011

Magical Knight

Welcome all to day #5 of Blog Candy Week here at Saving My...  I can't wait to give away all of the fun goodies I have stashed away!  If this is your first visit, be sure to go back to this post and find out how you can win.  Now, on to today's project:

Every princess should have her knight in shining armor, and when you're young there's no one better for that role than Daddy.  This is the second time I've scrapped pictures from this event; I did a layout for my older daughter's scrapbook previously.  Our younger daughter has such a loving and playful personality that I thought lots of hearts would be perfect for her pages.

I started with a sketch from Sketch Support for this layout, sticking pretty close to the original other than changing the stars to hearts and eliminating some stitching and strip journaling.  I also replaced one of the indicated small photos with an additional, larger, heart.

I chose to use papers from BasicGrey's Bittersweet line for most of my patterns, so I started with a base of Blush cardstock from Close To My Heart.  Since I only had single sheets of the Bittersweet papers, I opted to replace the large background of pattern paper in the sketch with a lacy cutwork paper, a K&Co Silhouette, in a darker pink.  I added the BG pattern strips, cutting scallops for the bottom strip using my Cricut.  I decided to add some interest in my grouping of hearts by using various textures, including vellum and some American Crafts glitter cardstock, all cut with the Cricut.  I added some heart brads to the vellum to attach them to the page, then adhered the remaining hearts using pop dots for dimension.  For balance, I also popped up the larger heart on the opposite page, and added a heart stick pin (K&CO) to my journaling area.  My title is cut using my Cricut and the Stone Script and Opposites Attract cartridges.  Finally, I added a few final touches using my i-rock and pink gems.

I hope I gave you a few ideas to use in your layouts today!  Sketches are really my go-to for getting things done - it's so much easier to change a few things to make them my own rather than starting from scratch every time.  I hope you'll take the time to enter for this week's prizes, and hope to see you back tomorrow!


  1. Love the placing of the different hearts and it. Great title to cherish such a beautiful time in a little girl's life....almost in sweet!

  2. sorry for the 2nd comment, forgot to say I added your Blog Candy badge!

  3. OMG! Stunning, love the colours and the different elements you used...such a keepstake. TFS!

  4. Hi - I am definitely delighted to discover this. cool job!

  5. very cure layout!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  6. LOVE is so pretty! I love the AC glitter cs! One of my faves!

  7. I love this LO!!! I can even say it's even MORE beautiful in person!!!! Great job!

  8. love all the elements that you used to create your patterns of the hearts and prints are just perfect! What a great idea! TFS!
    Hugs, Angela
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  9. Wow! Bet this took a long time but it is so pretty. I love it.

  10. Cute layout!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  11. That is so beautiful! Your color choices are great! Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love this layout. Your daughter is going to look at this later in life and LOVE it to pieces.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com


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