I have been finding so many fun blogs on the internet, usually as links off of the blogs that are on my website. I discovered two this week that I really like, and they both go right along with layouts I was already planning to do! The first on is called Scrap that Poetry. The site uses poetry as inspiration for layouts, an idea that I love! They are doing a pre-Valentine's blog hop this weekend and the poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How do I Love Thee" is the theme poem. I knew I wanted to do layout with some of the pictures Ryan took of Bailey and I last week and I had a layout in mind but no title. In the poem there is a line that says, "I love thee...with childhood's faith" which I really liked. Here is my handy post-it sketch of my layout.
And here is my finished LO. I planned to use 3 pictures on the layout, but they didn't fit so I cropped the smaller one down and used it as an accent point. Her face is really the best part of the picture anyway. Also, I finished this late last night and in my sleepy state I printed "with childlike faith" instead of "childhood's faith" but I don't have another tag that I like as much so I can't redo it. I am frustrated with myself about that, but I guess they are essentially the same.
I used a combination of stuff from different kits that I have gotten recently. I planned to do red and black because of the black and white photos, but I didn't have paper that I really like, plus I wanted that scallop on the side and there are no black die cuts at my house. The papers and tag are from the Pink Paislee Eternal Love collection which I didn't really like at first glance, but obviously it grew on me. The other embellishments are from different Paper Posies kits. I love having all of these goodies to play with!
I like the blue felt circle-it matches and it is a good eye catching focal point. The brown ribbon is recycled from a package of Prima flowers-I even have some left over!