I'm so lucky to have a fantastic collection of nieces and nephews. Some are blood and some aren't but they really are the most gorgeous group of kids you would ever want to meet. As my kids have got older and less co-operative in the photographic department, I have found myself turning to the younger kids to satisfy my photographic urges! I just wish I'd had those same urges - and knowledge - when my own kids were small.
Of course, those photos make it onto my layouts and here are a few older ones that feature some of my nieces and nephews.
This layout is a long-standing favourite of mine. My nephew Harrison has the world's loveliest smile! We had a day at the beach with some of my extended family and their extended family. Don't ask me to explain the relationship between some of us! This is one of those layouts that I felt really captured the feel of a great day at the beach in summer. And I still love that Echo Park paper.
Here's a bright and colourful one for you Chantal V! To create the background I stitched the patterned red paper onto white cardstock in random loops and swirls then ripped off the top layer around the edges. Here's a tip if you want to scraplift this idea - use thin paper on top. This paper was quite thick and was really hard to tear without damaging the stitching.
Talk about one extreme to another! This one is all about softness and beauty. My niece is only one year old in this pic and she's gorgeous. I wanted the layout to reflect the sweet softness of a little girl. There's a bit of fussy cutting here and lots of Websters Pages loveliness.
You can be sure you ill see more of my lovely nieces and nephews in the future!
Until then - Happy Scrappin'.