Friday, March 23, 2012

My Uncommon Miracle

Happy Friday, everyone! Today I'm bringing you a layout that I created with bits and pieces of Uncommon and Miracle. And, if you read all the way to the end, you'll see that I'm having a giveaway on my blog!! Sweet!

I chose the picture I used of my now 5.5 year old daughter after sifting through the pile o' pictures just waiting to be scrapped. (Did I mention they have been siting on my desk for about 4 years? :/) I've realized that it's not important to print out a zillion pictures in the hopes that they'll one day get scrapped. I am now pledging to only print pictures as needed...or just use up the zillion I have already printed out.

Anyway, this picture is one of my favorites of my biggie because it's the ONLY picture I have where I can tell she's definitely my girl. My youngest resembles me greatly, but my oldest doesn't really favor my husband or I. In this picture, the way she's tugging down one side of her mouth, makes me see myself in her face. I'm so grateful to have captured that moment.

The miracle line was so easy to work with when using a black and white picture. Everything went together so perfectly.

I used some American Crafts rosette trim that has been collecting dust in my craft space and I am so glad I had it. It adds just the perfect touch to this part of the layout.

I have to confess something. I. love. my. title. I was looking for an Uncommon diction sticker that said "smile," but didn't find one. I thought adding a stamp might be fun...and it was another first for me! I've never stamped on a layout before. I am so pleased with the way it turned out!

I added more Maya Road rosette trim, dusted it with some pink stickles (if dusting can even be done with Stickles) and, thanks to DT member Brenda's awesome sewing tutorial, I dusted off the old sewing machine and did some stitching of my own. {Click HERE to see Brenda's tutorial.} All of this turned out subtle, but I like the effect it had on my overall layout.

Hope you enjoyed my layout! And I hope you all never hesitate to try new things when creating. I've grown so much as a crafter in the past six months and it's all because I've taken chances.

Oh, wait...did I mention something about a giveaway? Head over to my blog for a chance to win one of Authentique's hottest collections, Genuine! {Click HERE to check it out!}

Enjoy your weekend!

~ Cristine

Supplies:

Authentique:
Patterned paper - Miracle collection {Distinct, Gifted, solid cardstock}
Extras - Uncommon collection {diction, icons, tabloids}, Miracle collection {details}

Other:
Rhinestones - Ki Memories
Rosette trim - American Crafts and Maya Road
Stickles

11 comments:

  1. This page makes ME smile! What a sweetie she is! Your choice of DP's is just perfect for her, and the addition of the roses is just so pretty! Great page!

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  2. Stunning! And I love all the little details - especially since they're so subtle!

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  3. so pretty!!! I love all the texture!

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  4. OMGosh! This is just ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! I love these papers and embellies! Cristine - just been over and left you some love on your blog! I am now a follower :-) x

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  5. This has to be one of my favorites of yours Cristine! So, so pretty! And I love your title too : )

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  6. Super cute layout. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  7. I've been working through my stack of photos with the same goal! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. The Miracle Berry makes acidic and bitter foods taste sweet. It does this with a protein called miraculin. The Miracle Berry could be used to decrease sugar consumption, which could have profound effects on weight loss.STC Technologies

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